United States

Aero Spray Inc. changes name to Dauntless Air, appoints new CEO and expands Fire Boss fleet

Brett L’Esperance will lead Dauntless Air into its next phase of growth   Appleton, MN – April 18, 2018 – With a commitment to accelerate the industry’s transformation to a modernized approach to aerial firefighting, Aero Spray Inc., the leading

S.D. amends rules for aerial applicators

The Department of Agriculture amended rules to require all aerial applicators in South Dakota to acquire aerial applicator certification for agriculture plant pest control and right of way. This rule change came about because the S.D. Aviation Association received a

Humectants: the drier it is, the more you need them

By John Garr and Jerry Green of GarrCo Products Humectants are used widely, but often the unspoken component in spray mixtures. Humectants do the essential task of keeping water in the spray deposit and can even rehydrate spray deposits with

Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil

Although the radial engine for an ag-plane in the United States was the mainstay before the advent of turbine powered ag-aircraft, the engine never gained much popularity in Brazil. During the early years of radial engine use in Brazil, obtaining

Nancy Snow 1940-2018

Nancy Bacon Snow, age 77, of Wichita Falls passed away on Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018, in House of Hope in Wichita Falls. She spent the last hours of her life in a colorful room, decorated with her own art,

Air Tractor recognized for ESOP communications excellence

L-R: Michael Keeling, President ESOP Association; Jim Hirsch, President, Air Tractor; John Miller, Air Tractor ESOP Communication Committee Historian; Larry Wooldridge, Air Tractor Communication Committee member; Bill Burns, Communication Committee Chair; Kelly McCorkle, past Communication Committee Chair; (not shown) Julianne

ANAC against ag-aviation?

When the Argentine Federation of Agro-Aerial Chambers (FEARCA) was created November 2, 1996, the aeronautical authority of our country was directed by a military organization, the Command of Air Regions of the Argentine Air Force. Nine years later March 15,

Georgia AAA Spray Clinic Scheduled for March

Dear Aerial Applicator: This is your invitation to participate in this year’s agricultural fly-in clinics sponsored by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Aerial Applicators Association.  These will be held at

Continuing Decrease for Helicopter Accidents in Key Regions Around the World

United States, Mexico and New Zealand Experience an Uptick The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has gathered accident information from countries across the globe and continues to seeing an encouraging trend of safer civil helicopter operations. Preliminary 2017 data from

Wire Strike Protection for R66 Helicopters

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately

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