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Omaha Airplane Supply Announces New Sales Representative

Omaha, Neb.- November 6, 2019- Omaha Airplane Supply announces the appointment of Steve Mayer as a Sales Representative. Steve Mayer, an industry veteran with over forty years of aviation parts distribution experience, has joined the Omaha Airplane Supply Sales Team. Steve brings an extensive sales background as former Sales Director of Global Parts and Regional

EPA Proposes Revisions to Pesticide Exclusion Zones

Following discussions with agricultural establishments and State Lead Agencies (SLA), the EPA is proposing amendments to the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements of the Agency’s Worker Protection Standard ((WPS), 40 CFR part 170). According to the Agency, the “modest” amendments will improve enforceability for SLAs and reduce regulatory burdens for farmers. Read more on this story at

New Ownership at Thrush Sets Sights on a Very Bright Future

(Albany, Georgia) With the stroke of a pen and some celebratory handshakes, the planned ten-week restructuring process at Thrush Aircraft has been completed. Industry veteran Mark McDonald is the new CEO of Thrush, and he and his team      of seasoned professionals are already moving forward with plans to increase the company’s capabilities and capacity, drawing

Old Airstrip Gets a New Chance at Life Alongside Highway 6

NETTLETON – A strip of asphalt alongside Highway 6 just east of Nettleton that was vacant and overgrown for more than 25 years is gaining new life as it is being rehabilitated to its original purpose – a landing strip for crop dusters. It served as a drag strip in the 1950s and ‘60s and

During Drone Safety Awareness Week, NAAA Urges UAS Operators to be Alert to Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft

ALEXANDRIA, VA – NOVEMBER 4, 2019 – As part of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is reminding all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of low-altitude agricultural aircraft operations. “Agricultural aviators fly as low as 10 feet off the ground, at speeds up to 140

New Drones Dealing With Spray Drift

Drones designed to spray broad- acre agricultural crops usually use fine droplets with a low water-to-chemical ratio to try and make up for their limited fluid carrying capacity. This greatly limits their use, because extremely low water volumes are off-label and fine droplets are prone to drift, where they might take out a neighbour’s crop.

Nebraska Ag Pilot Gives Rides to Vets

It was raining on the day a pilot from San Antonio came up to Nebraska to give rides in his old airplane. Scott DeLong was grounded at the Fairmont airfield, too. The Nebraska crop duster and the retired F-16 fighter pilot started talking. Hangar flying, DeLong called it last week during a lull at Farmers

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    • Decision makers0

      It saddens me to read about the fatality of an ag-pilot. Recently, one died in Brazil that I knew from my visits there, even once visiting this particular pilot. He was not the first ag-pilot I’ve known that has been killed while doing what they loved; flying ag. This year in the U.S. has been

    • Where is the airplane?0

      I was driving down the highway one day when I came upon a large truck. On the back of the truck was a bumper sticker that read: “This truck is overloaded with federal regulations. Don’t like trucks? Stop eating, problem solved!” Many automobile drivers don’t like sharing the road with large trucks. Often the trucks

    • The invisible, silent propeller0

      It is getting to be a busy time of year for most ag-operators north of the equator; acres coming in, piling up on the books, getting behind. That brings up a point that most of us don’t think about too much and that is the dangers of a spinning propeller . Almost always, our industry

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    • Crowding the corners0

      The weather forecast was 100% chance of hot with a 50% chance of miserable. The first few jobs were going to be done while the sun was still scowling down on the bone dry Central Valley. The Old Boy was holding some sort of grudge. Even in the last couple of hours of the day,

    • The season0

      I rolled out of the rack at the crack of noon, opened the curtains to allow the glare of an unsympathetic sun singe my bleary eyes. My morning routine normally occurs in the afternoon this time of year. It’s never pleasant. I miss those bright, bushy tailed days of a long ago misspent youth. If

    • The Grind0

      “It was a dark and stormy night.” Sounds like the opening line to a third rate suspense novel doesn’t it? The suspense was little old me strapped into a Thrush plowing through torrential rain. Thunder, lightening, wind and dark coming down the slot pointing the nose at blurry runway lights, counting on the lightning flashes

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