• Yamaha FAZER remotely piloted helicopter receives FAA approval0

    CYPRESS, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its FAZER remotely piloted helicopter for select commercial agricultural spraying operations. The FAZER is Yamaha’s latest helicopter to receive FAA approval in the U.S., following the RMAX model, which is currently being operated

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  • 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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  • STC granted to Reabe Aircraft Improvement0

    Reabe Aircraft Improvement has been granted STC SR4183CH for the installation of the Reabe Hopper Quantity Indication System into the Bell 206B Jet Ranger when equipped with the Isolar belly tank. The system has been flying as a prototype for three years and shares most of the components of the airplane system. The system works

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  • A different role for the iconic Huey0

    A different role for the iconic Huey The distinctive “thwop thwop” of the 48-foot rotor diameter, Lycoming T53-powered helicopter that is reminiscent of American troops disembarking during Vietnam can only be attributed to one helicopter – the Huey. Bell Helicopter’s UH-1, labeled the most successful rotorcraft in aviation history, was first manufactured in 1956 to

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  • Helicopter aptly suited for tebuthiuron pellet applications0

    by Graham Lavender According to the U.S. Forest Service, the United States has about 770 million acres of rangelands. Over half is owned by private individuals. The federal government is responsible for management of approximately 43% of those rangelands, while state and local governments manage the remainder.1 Tangible products provided by rangelands include forage for

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  • A different operation starts in Brazil1

    MONTE MOR, SP, BRAZIL – Except for a few experimental applications on cocoa crops in the late 1970s, and over other crops in the 1980s, no rotary-wing aerial applications have been made in Brazil – until now. This is finally changing – and this change is taking place in a whole different way! Usually, most

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