• Get to Know the Sliders

    Get to Know the Sliders0

    Crop protection applications must provide for their droplets to reach the target in a uniform and precise manner. Considering this, an innovative equipment arrives at the Brazilian market, with the objective of improving application quality and mitigate the risk of drift. The Israeli-born technology is being submitted to field tests by the ADAMA company, which

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  • Portugal’s AT-802 deployed to Sweden

    Portugal’s AT-802 deployed to Sweden0

    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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  • OFF THE LINE – Factory post production test pilots

    OFF THE LINE – Factory post production test pilots0

    There is a time, long before the leading edges fade and metal skins stain; long before tires are replaced and hot sections are performed; before the aircraft gets the distinctive ag plane smell and before its idiosyncratic flight characteristics are discovered, that it is brand-new, never-flown, fresh off the factory production line. Teams of designers,

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  • Ag aviation in  La República de Cuba

    Ag aviation in La República de Cuba0

    by Austin Kornegay Ever since I was a kid I always heard my dad, Pat Kornegay, talking about this island in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba. Earlier this year I decided to check it out for myself and at first I thought it was going to be a hassle getting in. Not an issue at all.

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  • Siding up with Nebraska operator

    Siding up with Nebraska operator0

    “Come on Bill, we’ll be blown out by lunch and will be waiting on you.” Mike Sides, of Sides Aerial Applications based in Bartley and Cambridge, Nebraska had just responded to my text to let him know we were on schedule and would be arriving mid-afternoon. Like many of the Plains states in June, the

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  • Change in the Air: Rethinking old strategies to win a new wildfire war

    Change in the Air: Rethinking old strategies to win a new wildfire war0

    Today, U.S. wildfires burn on average more than three times the number of acres per fire than just a few decades ago. The increasing size and intensity has caused suppression and recovery costs to dramatically increase, culminating last year when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) spent more money battling wildfires than it ever has –

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