County Officials Say They Are Working to Eradicate Mosquitoes

Feeling a bit bugged by mosquitoes since Tropical Storm Imelda? Liberty County officials say they are working on the problem and have requested an aerial spray of the entire county. On Sept. 20, the day after the storm, County Judge Jay Knight put in a federal request for an aerial application of mosquito insecticide but

VIDEO: Take a Virtual Ride in a Crop Duster

Read the accompanying story from this video in the October issue of Delaware Beach Life magazine

RED Aircraft Brings Lucrative Opportunities to the US Agricultural Sector

German aircraft piston-engine manufacturer RED Aircraft is all set to make a game-changing impact on the global agricultural sector, with its high efficiency and low fuel consumption engine. In collaboration with its US partner A&C AG Aviation Inc, the company is preparing to introduce its RED A03 engine to the US Agricultural market. September 5,

Weather Conditions Hinder Local Application of Aerial Spray Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

ARCADIA TWP. — Due to continued inclement weather conditions, the State of Michigan has still yet to conduct an aerial spray application of a botanical pesticide in the Lum area of Lapeer County to combat the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. The State plans this evening to spray in eight southwest and west Michigan

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      You bought what?0

      I’ve stated before the ag-aviation industry should embrace drones instead of viewing them as the “enemy”. My argument has always been, and still is, that the demand for the technology and dollars it would take to effectively compete with an ag-plane does not exist. However, I can foresee an ag-operator using one for imaging (complete

    • Pet Peeves0

      There are two pet peeves that I have harbored for a long time, and wanted to comment upon. In full disclosure, these peeves do not relate to ag-aviation, at least not directly. But, they do reflect upon the greenwashing of Americans and to a great degree the rest of the world; plastic vs paper drinking

    • Our busy seasons0

      Our busy seasons If you have not noticed by now, then you must have not “flipped” through the pages of this month’s edition of AgAir Update! Believe me when I say, “We didn’t plan it this way.” There is an overwhelming number of Canadian-related articles in this February edition. However, it could have not worked

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    Hands On Flying

    • Smooth Turns0

      We spend a lot of time talking about turns. Fast turns, slow turns, wide, narrow, low and high. We discuss in depth what a safe turn is and scold anyone who mentions the term “hammerhead”.  As ag pilots, we spend an awful lot of time with one wing up and the other down. Mastering good,

    • Food0

      After I landed, I rolled up to the loader truck and spun the airplane around, watching the wing tip clearance as I did so. I set the brakes, flipped on the hopper light and leaned back to watch the milky substance gurgle into the airplane. A thought occurred to me, “I’m hungry.” A load of

    • By any other name1

      The plump lady at the bank smiled sweetly and motioned for me to come forward. It was finally my turn to step out from the hold short line. I guess, for a grown up, it is a similar experience to being next to sit on Santa’s knee. She was a nice lady who invested heavily

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    • The most insidious danger0

      It was around 12:30 PM, September 13, 1971 (not a Friday), when I rolled my Pawnee up in a ball and spent the next four months in the burn unit at Fort Sam Houston Army Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. I had been a Navy carrier pilot, and was trying to build sufficient time to

    • A Few Incidental Comments0

      It has been suggested to me by another ag pilot friend that I write about some of the safety-related items that we teach.  A lot of this will be “old hat” to many of you or maybe more like “preaching to the choir.” I have been asked on several occasions, “How fast are you going

    • Reminiscing; behind the power curve0

      I was fifteen years old and had my driver’s license for three, maybe four months. It was summertime 1955.  I was a loader boy for Mr. Jimmy MacPherson (Jimmy Mac) owner of Mac’s Flying Service, a crop dusting service, not an aerial application business. We were located at Huggins Corner on Highway 82 across from

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