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Ag Aviation Golf Tournament set for October 2018 in Arkansas

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Ag Aviation Golf Tournament set for October 2018 in Arkansas The much anticipated Ag Aviation Golf Tournament has been scheduled for October 20-21, 2018 at the Red Apple Inn & Country Club in Heber Springs, Arkansas. For the tournament this

Tri-Rotor pilots save tractor driver

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By Andrew Reimer April 18 there was a grass fire in the sandhills started by ATVs south of the Arkansas River, approximately 10 miles southwest of Lakin, Kansas. Larry Smith, Tri-Rotor Spray and Chemical, was driving on Highway 50 west

Emphasis on Droplet Spectrum

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Dennis R Gardisser, WRK of Arkansas LLC Sometimes size is a major factor! Pesticide applications are an area where size of the droplet is one of the most important criteria for efficacy and environmental stewardship. Plant or surface physical characteristics,

Drone Operators, Please Be Cautious about Low-Flying Ag Aircraft this Growing Season

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – MAY 31, 2018 – With more than 1 million UAVs registered with the FAA, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season. Thankfully, a vast majority of UAV users operate

502XP in rice country

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Ag-Cats have been a mainstay in southwest Louisiana and northern California for many, many years. Short ferries, smaller fields and aircraft familiarity have kept this iconic airframe in service in these parts of the country. The Ag-Cat fleet now is

Wipaire, Inc. welcomes Andrew San Giacomo

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota—Wipaire, Inc.® has welcomed Andrew San Giacomo as Director of Aircraft Services with oversight of Wipaire’s wide range of services. Andrew will lead and manage teams in Minnesota specializing in aircraft maintenance, avionics repair and installation, paint

A few thoughts about pilot complacency

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Editors Note: Although this essay by James Wisecup is geared towards Helicopter EMS, there is valuable information here for agricultural operators and pilots. Ag aviation is a breeding ground for complacency, with long work hours and familiar work environments. The

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

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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

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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

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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