• John Deere and Volocopter Cooperate on Heavy-Lift Utility Drone for Agriculture

    John Deere and Volocopter Cooperate on Heavy-Lift Utility Drone for Agriculture0

    This first large agricultural drone is the result of a collaboration between John Deere, who bring knowledge of farmers’ needs, and the Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter, whose flying taxis form the technological basis of the VoloDrone. Large drones are becoming increasingly important, not just in the field of logistics but also in passenger transport.

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  • The C-130 Weed Killer

    The C-130 Weed Killer0

    The Air Force uses basic and specialized versions of the C-130 Hercules to perform a diverse number of missions, including airlift support, Antarctic resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, firefighting duties and aerial spray missions. So how does the Air Force kill weeds to make fire breaks in hazardous areas of the Utah Test and Training

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  • Aerial Application Helping Conservation Efforts in New Zealand

    Aerial Application Helping Conservation Efforts in New Zealand0

    DOC is planning a large-scale pest control operation using cereal baits containing the pesticide sodium fluoroacetate (known as 1080). The baits will be applied by helicopter across approximately 30,000 ha of the ranges this spring. The pest control is needed to protect at-risk birds from a predator plague. Monitoring has shown rodent numbers in the

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  • Local Man Honored With Prestigious Award From FAA

    Local Man Honored With Prestigious Award From FAA0

    Denny O’Hara received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award from the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday afternoon. Since 1965, Denny O’Hara has been a pilot in many different roles, from an instructor to a charter pilot as well as a crop duster and sprayer. O’Hara was honored for his years in the air with the most

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  • Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-in a Success

    Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-in a Success0

    Wednesday morning dawned as a dreary, misty morning to start off the 2019 CoAAA Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-in. The weather gave us early arrivals the chance to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and donuts. Around 11:00 am we finally heard the first aircraft approaching KLAA. Eight more ag aircraft would follow close behind. While the

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  • CoAAA Scholarship Deadline Extended

    CoAAA Scholarship Deadline Extended0

    The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Oct. 17. Part of Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association’s ongoing mission is to strengthen the aerial application industry by providing funds for flight training or higher education for aspiring aerial application pilots and/or support positions in the industry. This year, flight training scholarship(s) will be provided in

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