• Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil

    Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil0

    Although the radial engine for an ag-plane in the United States was the mainstay before the advent of turbine powered ag-aircraft, the engine never gained much popularity in Brazil. During the early years of radial engine use in Brazil, obtaining support and a parts inventory was difficult. Today, even fewer of these radial engines are

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  • Corr and son travel to Australia0

    NATA Education Director, Certified S.A.F.E. Analyst Agri-Spray Constulting Web site: agrisprayconsulting.com My son, Carson, and I had the opportunity to spend five weeks in Australia last summer pattern testing aircraft. Everything had been lined up by Adam Hooper, Program Manager for the Aerial Application Association of Australia and after our arrival we spent a few

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  • Seven decades of dedication0

    Sixty-seven years, almost seven decades; three generations, hundreds of annual inspections, thousands of spark plugs and countless flight hours are all part of the history books for AufderHeide Flying Service based in DeWitt, Arkansas. A chance flight instruction job, taken by Calvin AufderHeide in the late 1940s laid the foundation to the aerial application company

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  • A look back at 20170

    At the end of the year, AgAir Update’s December cover story is a recap of the last 11 cover feature stories. The January edition launched a cover story article about a company that defines being big does not mean being the best for an ag operation. Aero Agricola Solo allowed AgAir Update to visit it

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  • Thiel Air Care rises to occasion0

    “I asked her how close I needed to fly to get the audio she was looking for and the girl from down in Los Angeles replied ‘As low as you are comfortable with, not as high as those large airplanes’. [laughs] On the second pass, she was laying flat on the runway,” Doug Thiel tells,

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  • All in the family0

    The San Joaquin Valley is situated about a two-hour drive south from the diverse and progressive Silicon Valley and historic San Francisco. Although only a short distance apart, the geography and culture change significantly. The hubs of Google, Apple, Microsoft quickly give way to vast farmlands filled with an excess of 20 crop varieties; from

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