• Northwest U.S. Air Tractor Dealer Retires

    Northwest U.S. Air Tractor Dealer Retires0

    OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced today the retirement, as an Air Tractor dealer, of Chip Kemper, owner of Queen Bee Air Specialties in Rigby, Idaho. With Kemper’s retirement, Queen Bee Air Specialties will cease operations as an Air Tractor dealer. “The Kemper family has been a long-time Air Tractor dealer, providing

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  • Doing it Well

    Doing it Well0

    In the 1950s, Harley and Clara Wells settled into a small farmhouse just outside of Holdrege, Nebraska. Harley had begun learning how to fly in 1954 in a Cessna 120, all the while aspiring to be an aerial applicator. Harley readied his dream and, in 1958 purchased his first agricultural aircraft, a CallAir. Harley Wells

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  • Air Tractor Airplanes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

    Air Tractor Airplanes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 20190

    OLNEY, Texas —Two Air Tractor AT-802 series airplanes will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the nation’s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. Air Tractor designed the AT-802 specifically for aerial firefighting and initial attack with guidance from forestry and firefighting professionals. The firefighting Air Tractor AT-802F single engine air tanker (SEAT) will also be at

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  • Air Tractor Welcomes New Quality Control Manager

    Air Tractor Welcomes New Quality Control Manager0

    Air Tractor, Inc. announced the recent addition of Manuel Vijarro as the company’s Director of Quality. He will lead Air Tractor’s quality assurance/quality control efforts encompassing raw materials and components sourcing, manufacturing and aircraft assembly processes. “Manuel brings a high level of experience and expertise to our quality control programs. We are quite pleased to

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  • Air Tractor Releases 800th Aircraft in AT-802 Series

    Air Tractor Releases 800th Aircraft in AT-802 Series0

    Olney, Texas aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor, Inc. passed a major production milestone with the recent delivery of the 800th aircraft in the AT-802 series. The 800-gallon capacity airplane, Air Tractor’s largest, took off from Air Tractor on a northeast heading toward its new home in Arkansas to work as a single engine air tanker. The

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  • Larry Neal, Neal Aircraft, long-time Air Tractor dealer passes.

    Larry Neal, Neal Aircraft, long-time Air Tractor dealer passes.0

    Larry Thatcher Neal, age 72, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born in Lubbock, Texas on October 29, 1946 to Roy and Emma Nell Neal. Larry went through LISD and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1965. He spent his spare time with his father who was in the

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