• Thrush Displays EEPC Aboard 510G at NAAA 2018

    Thrush Displays EEPC Aboard 510G at NAAA 20180

    (Reno, Nevada) Easing pilot workloads for safer, less taxing operations has always been a hallmark of every Thrush Aircraft – and the Thrush 510G on display at NAAA 2018 is here to demonstrate the latest development in that regard:  A single-lever electronic engine & prop control (EEPC) which is currently undergoing certification testing at Thrush.

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  • Thrush Introduces the New 710P Fire Bird at NAAA 2018

    Thrush Introduces the New 710P Fire Bird at NAAA 20180

    (Reno, Nevada) The recent devastation caused by wildfires in California and across the Southwest has moved aerial attack and suppression to the forefront of market needs – and Thrush Aircraft is now meeting that need with the introduction of their new 710P Fire Bird.  Based on the legendary Thrush 710P, the Fire Bird is newest, most

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  • After Dark

    After Dark0

    Following a trip in September into the southern part of Canada, AgAir Update made a stop in Wisconsin to visit with longtime operator Jim Perrin

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  • Thrush 510G Switchback Firefighter Wins FAA Certification

    Thrush 510G Switchback Firefighter Wins FAA Certification0

    Thrush 510G Switchback Firefighter Wins FAA Certification Revolutionary firefighting aircraft will provide ag pilots with wildfire attack capability.

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  • 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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