• Thrush 510P earns 10,500 lbs. gross weight certification0

    Certification applies to all new Thrush aircraft – as well Thrush 510P’s built from 2006 forward and modified with new kit coming from the company. (Albany, GA) With the stroke of a pen on an official document, the FAA has certified that the Thrush 510P now joins its sibling, the Thrush 510G, as being fully

  • AT-802 type rating exemption endorsement changes2

    UPDATE 2/18/17: AT-802 Exemption AMENDED! The latest update from the FAA and Air Tractor regarding the changes to the AT-802 type rating exemption are: • The CFI requirement for anyone who delivers the FAA Approved Ground Training Program remains intact. This requirement becomes effective November 30, 2017. • The FAA has agreed to accept AT-502

  • The Value of NAAA Membership? Huge0

    • NAAA
    • February 3, 2017

    All new and renewing members in 2017 will receive a DVD of NAAA’s 50th anniversary documentary This past year—NAAA’s 50th anniversary—represents another year in which the association has further strengthened the agricultural aviation industry. NAAA was instrumental in urging Congress to enact legislation requiring marking and a federal database for towers under 200 feet. This

  • Meet NAAA’s 2017 Leadership Team0

    The National Agricultural Aviation Association is pleased to announce its 2017 officer team, led by NAAA President Dominique Youakim. Serving alongside Youakim are Vice President Gary Jerger, Secretary Mark Kimmel and Treasurer Jim Perrin. Let’s meet this year’s officers, shall we? President Dominique Youakim (Illinois) As far as gavel passes go, the handoff from outbound

  • Thrush Aircraft debuts advanced ag aviation training device0

    At Thrush Aircraft Company, they believe a well-trained pilot is a better, safer pilot – and have invested heavily in bringing a higher level of training to pilots who fly agricultural aircraft. There’s simply no better environment to practice in-flight emergencies than in a flight training device – not to mention being able to brush

  • Lane Aviation Delivers 502XP0

    DeWayne O’Brien of O’Brien Flying Service based in Iowa, Louisiana takes delivery of a new Air Tractor 502XP with the new PT6A-140AG engine from Logan and Grant Lane of Lane Aviation in Rosenberg, Texas. O’Brien Flying Service pilot Charlie Bourne is seated in cockpit preparing to fly the 502XP to Louisiana. O’Brien Flying Service was