• 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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  • Thrush Aircraft Begins Exploration of Autonomous Air Tanker0

    Strategic alliance with Drone America anticipated to yield unmanned solutions to airborne wildfire surveillance and attack – and more. (Albany, GA) The arsenal of airborne tactics available to firefighters and first responders may soon grow significantly as Thrush Aircraft has formed a strategic alliance with highly-regarded unmanned aerial vehicle and systems manufacturer Drone America to

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  • GE Aviation announces first run of  Advanced Turboprop engine0

    Milestone accomplished on schedule; certification begins in 2018 PRAGUE—GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday (December 22). “Running the Advanced Turboprop

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  • Auto Spray and Variable Rate Prescription Tests0

    James Pottage, Provincial Airways Doug Mackay, Bayer CropScience Inc. Lai Nguyen, AG-NAV Inc. The practice of variable rate treatments (VRT) has been around for some time and applied in ground precision farming. However the adoption of VRT is still limited for aerial agricultural applications. VRT can apply to seeds, crop protection (CP), or fertilizer. Farmers

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  • Harvey, Irma and Maria affect ag operators0

    Two historical events happened this past summer when two hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, within two weeks of each other made landfall on U.S. crops and a third hurricane, Maria, broadsided U.S. Territory Puerto Rico. All caused incalculable damage to crops in southeast Texas, south Florida extending up the west coast and throughout Puerto Rico. How

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  • Air Tractor Showcases First PPG E-coat System for Aircraft OEM0

      Olney, Texas, Nov. 2, 2017 – Air Tractor today hosted aerospace industry representatives, elected dignitaries, Air Tractor dealers and members of the media at its agricultural aircraft manufacturing facilities in Olney, Texas, to see operation of the first electrocoat primer system for full-scale original-equipment aircraft parts manufacturing. Celebrating the groundbreaking event with Air Tractor

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