NAAA announced recently that BASF has renewed its commitment to offer financial incentives to 2017 NAAA members who participate in Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In clinics. Participating aerial applicators can earn up to $225 in rebates reimbursing them for their NAAA membership dues or new spray equipment they purchased.
2017 NAAA operator members who participate in Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In clinics this year can earn a $225 incentive to be used to help subsidize either 2017 NAAA operator membership dues or up to $225 of the cost of purchasing new nozzles and/or tips for each eligible aircraft that they pattern test at an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In. Pilots participating in an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In may be eligible to receive a $170 rebate that would reimburse membership for nearly the full cost of their NAAA membership dues.
The goals of the BASF Aerial Application Equipment and NAAA Membership Program are to encourage operators and pilots to:
Pattern test their aircraft at an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In
Provide an incentive to equip eligible aircraft with new nozzles and/or tips
Encourage membership in NAAA
Promote aerial application optimization and stewardship
The eligibility period for BASF’s incentive program encompasses Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-Ins offered between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017.
Terms and Conditions
To qualify for BASF’s Aerial Application Equipment and NAAA Membership Program, an operator or pilot must be an NAAA member and actually be the pilot flying the pattern evaluation. Although it is not necessary to be an NAAA member at the time of the Operation S.A.F.E. calibration clinic, the participant must become an NAAA member before applying for and being granted approval for the rebate. The operator or pilot must also be sure that the Operation S.A.F.E. analyst has his complete and correct information so that the analyst can provide that information to NAAA for submission to BASF. The operator or pilot must complete the application and send it to BASF to be reimbursed for a portion of his 2017 membership dues or submit receipts to receive a rebate for nozzles and/or tips purchased for the aircraft. Submissions must be received by the rebate program’s auditor no later than Oct. 15. Payments will be made on or about Dec. 15, 2017.
The Aerial Application Equipment and NAAA Membership Program is part of BASF’s ongoing stewardship efforts for aerial applicators and the safe and proper application of its products. Visit www.plant-health-pilots.com for a variety of resources BASF provides aerial applicators.