• Wire strikes: An Agricultural Aviation Hazard

    Wire strikes: An Agricultural Aviation Hazard0

    A Robinson R44 helicopter striking a powerline while conducting aerial spraying provides another example of the dangers posed by powerlines during low-level operations, an ATSB investigation has highlighted. The pilot then started a spray run from the eastern end of the drainage channel, and flew west towards a weir bridge and the powerline, which the

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  • The Textor Story

    The Textor Story0

    A very unique story, and at one point sad, begins in the 1980s. Like many young men, this one had a burning desire to become an ag-pilot. Influenced by his father and brother, Ruy Alberto “Beto” Textor attended CAVAG (Course for Agricultural Aviation) at the legendary Ipanema Farm. After graduation, he made his first agricultural

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  • Australian Initiatives Improve Powerline Safety

    Australian Initiatives Improve Powerline Safety0

    The Australian Aerial Applicators Association has been working closely with powerline safety designers Balmoral Engineering and electricity companies Ergon Energy and Essential Energy to install new powerline markers that significantly boost powerline visibility. In addition, powerline network maps are now available in both Queensland and New South Wales through the Ergon app and Essential Energy

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