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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      The business of aerial application, or even general aviation, can be a dangerous endeavor. There is very little margin for error, which often can be deadly. If we stay in the business long enough, eventually we lose a loved one, friend or associate in a fatal accident. I have lost many over the last 43

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      In this month’s edition of AgAir Update, the cover story is about my evaluation flight of Embraer’s redesigned Ipanema EMB203 aircraft. Without hesitation, I can say I enjoyed flying it. The last 20 years of my active career in ag-flying was in a turbine Thrush. Anytime I have the opportunity to fly an aircraft that

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      I came across a friend of mine a few years ago that I noticed looked different from in the past. I didn’t often see this friend, as he lived hundreds of miles away. What I noticed was one of his fingers was missing. Interesting. I wondered out loud, how did that happen? My friend explained

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      There is an agenda driven sector who know nothing of ag flying, are directly opposed and even hostile to aerial application. Agricultural aviation isn’t only how we make our living. It’s much bigger than that. It’s how we live. Left to their own accord, our opponents would regulate and tax us into oblivion; and smile

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