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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      After more than forty years in the ag-aviation business, it never ceases to amaze me when a new idea becomes a reality. Of the many words that can describe ag-aviation, ingenuity would be one of those words. This month’s cover story, Sliders, is a perfect example. Just when you think that everything imaginable has been

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      Sometimes you don’t realize how important somebody is to you, until you lose them. It often takes a few days to understand what has happened. Unfortunately, at least four prominent members of the SEAF associations have passed on in the last 14 months. Eddie Andrews was from a multi-generation ag-pilot/operator family. He flew ag and

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      Today, our industry is fortunate enough to have sophisticated GPS units that can track ag-aircraft in real time using the Internet. However, not all ag-aircraft have upgraded to this very valuable function. There was a time when not all ag-aircraft had a GPS unit, but that’s not true today. I believe it to be reasonable

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    Hands On Flying

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      As I began rolling down the runway, a little pop of dust materialized in the prop arch. Less than a blink of an eye, it was there and gone. It was an unmistakable thing. A quick signature, signing off a rock ding in the prop. Ding! Crap! I hate getting a rock ding! I’d rather

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      Dawn seeped into the valley. The new day arrived from the other side of the Sierras heralded by the silent beauty of sunrise over the mountains; magnificent array of color and promise, a brand new canvas with only the background colored in. All else left to us to fill however we see fit or are

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      We all know of some ag pilots who make hammerhead turns, and maybe you are one of those who do make these hammerhead turns. It is my contention that those ag pilots who continue to make turns like this, will one day not be able to pull out of the dive in time and the

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