• A few thoughts about pilot complacency0

    Editors Note: Although this essay by James Wisecup is geared towards Helicopter EMS, there is valuable information here for agricultural operators and pilots. Ag aviation is a breeding ground for complacency, with long work hours and familiar work environments. The featured speaker at the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s 50th Anniversary convention, Colonel Mike Mullane labeled

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  • Aero Spray Inc. changes name to Dauntless Air, appoints new CEO and expands Fire Boss fleet0

    Brett L’Esperance will lead Dauntless Air into its next phase of growth   Appleton, MN – April 18, 2018 – With a commitment to accelerate the industry’s transformation to a modernized approach to aerial firefighting, Aero Spray Inc., the leading U.S. operator of AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft, has rebranded as Dauntless Air. The company also

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  • S.D. amends rules for aerial applicators0

    The Department of Agriculture amended rules to require all aerial applicators in South Dakota to acquire aerial applicator certification for agriculture plant pest control and right of way. This rule change came about because the S.D. Aviation Association received a notification from Minnesota Department of Agriculture that stated they would no longer be accepting S.D.

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