• 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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  • 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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  • Turbine Conversions announce STC for Thrush0

    TURBINE CONVERSIONS, Ltd announces the addition of GE H Series Turboprop Engines to STC #SA00902CH for Thrush turbine conversions. In 1998 Turbine Conversions, Ltd received STC #SA00902CH that approved the installation of Walters M601D-11 and M601E-11 turboprop on all series Thrush Aircraft. Over the past 20 years this TCL turbine conversion package has been well

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