• Portugal’s AT-802 deployed to Sweden

    Portugal’s AT-802 deployed to Sweden

    • September 13, 2018

    By Igor Bozinovski Europe will remember the summer of 2018 by the continent-wide heatwave that brought drought and wildfires to places where no one expected: Sweden! While many were surprised by the Swedish wildfires, those with good memory remembered this nothing new, as only four years ago the Nordic nation survived a similar disaster when

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  • AG-NAV launches AgMission

    AG-NAV launches AgMission

    • September 13, 2018

    By Lai Nguyen, P.Eng With the goal to use the latest technology to serve ag applicators, this year 2018 AG-NAV is proud to introduce new software called AgMission. This is a web app created by AG-NAV to help ag applicators and all those involved in a spray mission contribute and share information from preflight planning

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Editorials

  • Our losses2

    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

  • Find your friends0

    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

  • 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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In My Opinion

  • Reminiscing; behind the power curve

    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

  • Hammerhead turns

    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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