Air Tractor Airplanes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

OLNEY, Texas —Two Air Tractor AT-802 series airplanes will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the nation’s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. Air Tractor designed the AT-802 specifically for aerial firefighting and initial attack with guidance from forestry and firefighting professionals. The firefighting Air Tractor AT-802F single engine air tanker (SEAT) will also be at

CD Aviation Services Five Day Engine Maintenance Training Class

Register for our five day Engine Maintenance Training Class August 19th-23rd in Joplin, MO. Training provided by mechanics with 10+ years of experience. Engine Maintenance TrainingCD Aviation Services prioritizes customers’ ability to maintain the condition of their engine. We’ve developed original training material accepted by the FAA and customized for owners, operators and mechanics.Both trainings

Montana County takes lead in using drone to combat Mosquitoes

Officials in Flathead County, Northern Montana are poised to be among the first to employ remotely piloted drones to combat the risk of disease mosquito’s pose to both humans and animals in their area. The pilot program, that is still subject to approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to employ what officials refer

Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture seeks regulation for agriculture drone spray operations

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has begun the process of regulating control of drone use for aerial application of pesticides recently, drafting a set of regulations. Regulatory oversight will include provisions for allowing aerial application via drones to deliver agrochemicals in areas where aircraft cannot deploy chemicals safely, namely in areas where terrain becomes a significant

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