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work Radial engine, this is your life!

A delicate piece of machinery that deserves the best possible care and attention.

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This Cockpit is Now Open for Business. The new Thrush 510G is FAA Certified and ready for delivery. Built on the legendary Thrush 500-Series airframe, this amazing airplane is powering into the future propelled by an exclusive GE H80 turbine engine. It will bring a whole new level of productivity to your operation – thanks to higher cruise speeds, increased fuel efficiency and enhanced hot and high performance. Not to mention no required hot section inspections, and a TBO of 3,600 hours. Combined with a hopper capacity of 500 gallons and a gross weight of 10,500 pounds – this is one workhorse of an airplane. There really is something new going on here at Thrush, and we’re quickly leaving other ag planes in the crop dust. Learn more about the good old fashioned 21st century engineering going on at Thrush Aircraft. Visit us online or call Eric Rojek at 229.789.0437.







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keep turning… this issue Volume 31 Number 2 | february 2013

12 14 Radial engine, this is your life!

The first H80-powered 510G goes to work Rick Lott has flown ag his entire life in South Georgia.

A delicate piece of machinery that deserves the best possible care and attention.

20 22 Micron Group has rebranded

Aussie aviation industry unites on policy future Aviation peak bodies have joined together through the Australian Aviation Associations Forum

Micron Group has recently undergone a complete rebrand.


Schweiss Doors’ introduction of spherical bearings is unique to the hydraulic door industry

6 Calendar of Events 7 From the Cockpit 8 AgAir Mail 31 AAU Marketplace 32 The Hopper 34 Classifieds On the cover—Rick Lott demonstrates Thaggart Aviation’s Thrush 510G in Americus, Georgia.

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Talking to the first 510G spray pilot In this month’s edition of AgAir Update, you will read about Thaggart Aviation and Rick Lott, the first operation and its pilot to spray with the newly certified H80-powered 510G Thrush. Rick literally flew off in the 510G from its FAA certification ceremony to Thaggart Aviation’s airstrip to fill the aircraft for its first load, cotton defoliate. Now, that’s really a way to breakin a new aircraft. It will never smell the same again! I have known Rick and his dad, Richard (now deceased), for more than three decades. Rick has been “around the patch” a couple of times when it comes to ag spraying. He knows his ag-aircraft, particularly the Thrush. Before Thaggart Aviation bought the 510G, Rick had been flying the 510P. He made no bones about the thrill of working the 510G. Of course, it is an unfair comparison. The 510P and the 510G are two different animals. When you take a proven fuselage, like the 510P’s, and lighten it almost 300 pounds forward of the CG and add 50+ SHP, even more on a hot day, it is no wonder the 510G is a real performer. Horsepower is great, you never have enough. However, I believe the biggest game changer with the 510G was the fuselage changes. Three hundred pounds is a significant weight when it is piled on the front of the CG limits. Any weight forward or aft of CG affects the flying characteristics of the aircraft. Removing 300 pounds is a lot and evidently affected the aircraft in a positive way. To compensate for the removal of the ballast weight, the engine mount was extended about 18 inches. All this has added up to one excellent flying machine.

I flew the first experimental H80 510 Thrush two years ago. Then, it wasn’t called the 510G and it didn’t have the four-blade propeller. Later, the Thrush factory did some “secret” tweaking to the aircraft and replaced the three-blade propeller that is used on the PT6A-34AG with the four-blade Hartzell. I flew it again last year after these modifications, this time filling the hopper with water and the fuel tanks with Jet-A. The changes were significant. I have been flying turbine Thrushes since 1980 when I bought and operated a PT6A-11AG on a 400-gallon, rag tail Thrush. It was serial #1 for the -11AG series of factory-built Thrushes. To me, it was underpowered, taking too much runway with a load. However, once in the air, it flew great. We also had a 1978 factory-built, 400-gallon, rag tail Thrush with a PT6A-34AG engine. It for sure was not underpowered; a real delight to fly with its stock, “short” wings. Flying the 510G reminds me of flying the 400-gallon, -34 Thrush; a great handling aircraft. Be sure to read the article on this month’s cover of AgAir Update. I know you’ll find it informative. keep turning…

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agair mail transition I am wanting to get my commercial certificate and training in a turbine (transition) Air Tractor. I am hoping to begin doing some ferry work. Who would you recommend for crash course training for the commercial and turbine Air Tractor transition? Andy Biery Stanton, TX Hello Andy; The only schools I know about are those that advertise in AgAir Update. I have copied each of them your email. I am sure they will be in touch with you, if you don’t contact them first.   Miccar / DC Turbine Thrush Flying Tigers / DC Turbine Thrush Eagle Vistas / DC AT-504 Battelfords / DC AT-504

All of these offer turbine transition training. I am sure you will do just fine after your brief “stint” flying the Trace AT-302—Bill

special thanks A special thanks for the tribute to dad in AgAir Update. Guess we will have to take his side on the crappie argument. Hope to see you at MAAA convention Mike Christmas Shelby, MS Hello Mike Everyone who knew Charlie, knows he was a wonderful man. AgAir Update was honored to publish the obituary. As for the “crap-ie” and “crop-ie” pronunciations, I guess the correct one is wherever you are from! It was good to see you in Biloxi. —Bill

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Hello Greg; Missed ya in Texas. Hope to see ya in LA next week. I am familiar with this aircraft. I have even made an evaluation flight in one, maybe 15 years ago. However, I’ve never seen any type of GPS installed in one, as it would not be normal for an ag-operator to use one for spraying. 

old photos I was going through some old photos and found this one of Uncle George in Immokalee, Florida. I’m thinking about 1956, back when men were men and planes were cheap. He could have been dusting with DDT or spraying parathion; notice his EPA safety gear. George still gets up every morning searching for his three girl friends! Fly safe and happy landings. Jim Kazmierczak Kaz’s Flying Service, Ltd Lodi, WI Hello Kaz; Good to hear from ya. Been busy lately, sorry for the delay in responding. An interesting picture. If George was the pilot, he came out of the crash in pretty good shape. I wonder if he still smokes?  Stay warm—Bill

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along came the turbine, which the factory used the PT6A-34AG and renamed the aircraft the Cresco. However, other operators converted their piston aircraft to use the Walter and the TPE-331 engines. The aircraft is used primarily in NZ, even still today. It is ideally suited for the short strips and fertilizer jobs on rugged terrain found in NZ. I believe it may have been assembled or imported into the U.S. for a very short time (guessing here) but did not take hold. There are some being used in Australia.  You being a liquid pattern analysis professional, no wonder you have not heard of the Cresco, since it is a dry machine, often spreading fertilizer without a spreader!  I have copied my contact in NZ, Mike Feeney, who has logged many hours in one of these aircraft. I am sure he’ll correct any mistakes I just made. You can also search AAU archives on the web for articles over the years about the Cresco. You can also Google either FU-24 or Cresco for more details.

Can you identify the plane in this photo? Submitted by Lawrence O’Roth, Stillwater, Oklahoma See page 26 for answer.

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ruler My wife has a 12-inch plastic ruler, on which is some printing that says: “Home of the FU 24-954 . . . World’s Most Efficient Agricultural Aircraft”—Frontier-Aerospace, Inc.” My wife picked up this ruler at a dieticians’ conference in California years ago. I’ve never seen or heard of such an ag aircraft! Have you? Larry Roth Stillwater, OK Hello Larry; The FU-24 is the Fletcher, built in Hamilton, New Zealand by Pacific Aerospace Corporation (PAC). I visited the factory many years ago. Even flew the turbine version (Cresco is Latin for “I grow”) while there. The Fletcher started out with an underpowered engine, about 250 hp and finally had the IO-720 engine that produced 400 hp. Then,

We wanted to thank you for such a nice evening at your “hangar” prior to the NAAA convention in Savannah. The food was wonderful and it was good to visit with everyone. We so appreciated your hosting this fun event. Wishing each of you a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a prosperous and happy and safe new year. Sincerely Bill and Dianne Taylor Fairfield, IL Bill and Dianne; The AgAir Update family is so glad that you and all the other wonderful folks from around the U.S. were able to attend AgAir Update’s second Open House and Hangar party. It was really a great event. We hope to do it again in 2015!­­—Bill

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The first H80powered 510G goes to work by Graham Lavender It is sometimes said when one door closes, another one opens. This timehoned cliché provided little comfort for Thaggard Aviation when the proverbial first door closed from a 2010 accident involving their -10 TPE331 Thrush. Then, Thaggard aviation’s chief pilot Rick Lott made a happenstance visit to the Thrush Aircraft factory that opened the other door, the door that allowed Thaggard Aviation to buy the first FAA certified GE H80-powered 510G Thrush. Rick Lott has flown ag his entire life in South Georgia. A second generation agpilot, Rick has close ties with the Thrush brand. Rick took delivery of the first 510G Thrush in October, 2012 at its certification ceremony (see AAU Dec 2012) in Albany, Georgia, then flew it 20 miles directly to Thaggard Aviation’s loading pad in Doerun, Georgia, where within two hours Rick was defoliating cotton.

175-gallon fuel load. Under the same flying conditions as with the 510P, he can break ground significantly sooner with the 510G than with the 510P. Evidently, the extra SHP and nearly 300 pounds less fuselage weight is working in the 510G’s favor.

cotton defoliation work. Rick feels the extra speed and the aircraft flying “on the step” allows for him to increase the swath width from 70 feet, like used on the 510P, to 75 feet for the 510G. The aircraft is flown with a boom height of 12-15 feet above the canopy of the crop.

The airstrip has an incline with trees not too far from the end, requiring a positive climb rate upon departure. Rick explains that the H80 is 15-20 MPH faster than the 510P at the same fuel burn. So, either go faster or power back to save fuel and work the a/c at the same speeds as the 510P. He prefers to work the 510G faster.

Recently, AgAir Update was invited to attend a sales demo of 510G and 510P Thrush aircraft at Souther Field Aviation in Americus, Georgia. A South Carolina operator approached Frankie Williams at the NAAA convention about possibly buying a couple of Thrush Aircraft. From that meeting, a demo was arranged.

Even at faster airspeeds, the standard boom and nozzle arrangement proves to provide an even spray pattern for

The demo included a flight of the 510P and the 510G. The customer was real pleased with the flight characteristics

Thaggard Aviation uses the same boom set up on the H80 as they did with a PT6A-34AG 510P they had been using; 32 CP11Ts, 16 per boom with none under the belly on the T-boom and none within the first two inboard holes of the booms. This put the CPs about 18” out from the fuselage before starting with the nozzles that are evenly spaced to 3/4s of the wingspan of the aircraft. Rick reports the aircraft has no problem departing from his 2000-foot airstrip loaded with 450 gallons and about


Frankie Williams, of Souther Field Aviation and Rick Lott stand by Thaggart Aviation’s Thrush 510G

of the 510G. The customer commented on the speed of the aircraft and the lightness of the controls. During the demo, a discussion took place over the excitement for the next generation of the 510G; the dual cockpit version which is scheduled to be certified in spring of 2013. Rick, who is also a sales representative for Souther Field Aviation, the Southeast Thrush dealer, explained to client and his pilot how a Thrush flew differently than any other aircraft. “You have to let the aircraft do the work for you. Look at those ailerons. You can’t fight them all day. You can fly this aircraft without ever moving the stick more than the radius of a sausage plate Just let the airplane take the lead,” explained Rick. “You simply cannot manhandle a Thrush.” Souther Field Aviation was recently appointed by Thrush Aircraft as a dealer for the southeastern United States. In conjunction with that, Frankie hired Rick to help him sell the Thrush product line, including particularly the 510G, considering Rick’s hands-on experience

Rick Lott explains advantages of the Thrush 510G to an attentive group of onlookers. as being the first ag-pilot to put the 510G to work. Souther Field Aviation has delivered multiple new Thrush Aircraft including two 510Gs to farmers in South Georgia. The base retail list price for a new 510G

Thrush is $898,975 USD. The engine has a 3,600-hour TBO with takeoff engine rating of 800 SHP above 100° F. At the turn of 2013, Thrush has delivered all 510Gs manufactured and with further deliveries scheduled for the United States, Canada and Brazil.

The first 510G to be put to work in the field, owned by Thaggart Aviation and flown by Rick Lott.

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Radial engine, this is your life! by Everett Sneed Safety Committee Chairman Circa July 1975 That mass of metal out on the front of your airplane, lovingly (I hope) referred to at times as “Hunk of Iron”, “Bucket of Bolts”, “Clunk”, and what not, is a delicate piece of machinery and deserves the best possible care and attention. Since it is so necessary for flight, and has been accursed of a large percentage of ag aircraft accidents, I have been moved to take its part and try to explain how an engine would like to be treated. Radial installations on ag aircraft have always been less than satisfactory, especially the larger, more powerful ones. Designed to run in cowling, with baffling to insure even and adequate cooling, they are hung out in the open to cool as they can, and we know this is bound to cause hot spots and uneven expansion and contraction of certain parts of the heads, barrels and pistons. Operating from dirt strips a large part of the time, flying in

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the dirtiest part of the atmosphere a few feet off the ground, through dust or chemical spray just dispersed, an engine ingests more foreign matter in a day or two than in many, many days of designed life. So we have just got to treat an engine with a little more respect since we are demanding so much more from it under conditions that were never in the design, installation, and use concept. Where do we start? Well, first just go out and look at your engine. If it’s clean, keep it that way; if it’s dirty, clean it up. I like to use just plain solvent sprayed from a pressure sprayer, like you do your yard work around the house with, let it soak a while and wash down with a hot water pressure washer. This will help remove crud from between the cooling fins and any residual oil or grease the solvent didn’t quite cut loose. There are several good degreasers on the market; if you use one, be sure you know for sure that is will not damage the various metals used in engine construction. Magnesium is susceptible to some cleaners, so watch it.

Now, in this engine washing process, keep it confined to the engine. Don’t go soaking your variable pitch propeller hubs. A piece of plastic tied tightly around the prop blades and behind the hub will keep cleaners and water out of the prop mechanism. Wash the propeller one blade at a time, with the blade down that you’re washing. The hub can be cleaned with WD-40 and clean rag. Now back to the engine—watch it for oil leaks, and stop them. Push rod housings, rocker covers and drain tubes, mag drive seals, sump gaskets, plumbing in general, and a number of things, sooner or later leak a little, but there is no reason to let it keep leaking. A clean engine is going to run better simply because a clean engine cools better. Let’s go inside and clean that up too. Most reputable engine and overhaul and repair shops insist that a majored engine be run on non-detergent oil for at least the first 100 hours, or they won’t warranty that engine. So before you hand that engine, flush out the oil tank, lines, cooler and change the filter cartridge, (if you’re running one) and if you’re not, you should be. Just be sure it’s a legal one. Don’t run a new engine too long on the ground—just enough to check all the systems for leaks and proper function, then button it up and get it in the air for some slow time, but just long enough to make sure all pressures and temperatures are correct, prop governor is right, idle RPM is okay, and everything stays green. Land and recheck for fuel and oil leaks. I like to put at least two

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hours on a fresh engine before working it, more if everything isn’t just right; then light loads for a couple more hours. I let the exhaust stack tell me when to put a normal load in the airplane. As long as it runs dark and sooty, the rings haven’t set yet. When it turns a nice shade of grey, the rings have come in and the engine is ready to pull some power. Good oil, changed regularly is a small investment, compared to the cost of replacing an engine, so use it freely and often. Two more elements go through your engine—fuel and air; both should be as clean as possible. Fuel, being more available for quality control, is easier to keep clean. Water and foreign matter is a simple process to remove from gasoline. Draining the sumps and cleaning the finger screens and fuel strainer on the airplane assures clean fuel to the carburetor. Air is the big problem. If you will just multiply the piston displacement by one half the RPM, divide by 1,728, and the volume of air that passes through that old clunk per minute is beyond belief. Then just think of where your engine is getting its air from, and then it isn’t too difficult to understand why the tightest induction system, plus the best filtering available is a must. At best it’s still somewhat deficient. It may also cause you to be more careful where you park while your partner loads, runs up his engine, and takes off; or how quickly you follow him down a dusty runway—not to mention plunging into a dust or spray filled swath run. Oh, you don’t have

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time to pay attention to all that? Well, then you can just suffer the consequences. The valve guides will go first and when you see this little puffs of blue smoke coming out the exhaust stack as old Betsy is there idling away, it may be too late to repent of your wrongdoing!! For the sake of keeping the mathematics simple, let’s say and engine has a 6” stroke and is running at 2000 RPM. Each piston is sliding 2000 feet each minute inside a cylinder that may be 200º+C. Now 200 feet per minute is not a blazing speed by any way shape or form, but considering it does it 6” at a time with a sudden stop and start at the top and bottom of each stroke, and since that piston weighs a few pounds, and every two trips, its gets kicked with from 50 to 66 2/3 horses, (depending on the engine) that have pretty hot breath. Then throw in 8 more doing the same thing and you’ve got 18,000 feet of sliding friction to keep under control every minute, not to mention all the twisting, turning, compression, tension and shear forces going on in there. It seems a miracle that it hangs together long enough to get around the pattern. I personally believe that a lot of engine failures are pilot induced. The pilot has to do an awful lot of instrument monitoring, listening and seat of the pants feeling to keep up with what’s going on up front. But to begin with he should know what he’s doing. Throttle benders are more trouble than they are worth. Pilots conscientiously taking care of an engine are a real asset. To be continued, part 2 in March AgAir Update. Reprinted with permission from CaAAA

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Aussie aviation industry unites on policy future by Phil Hurst Aviation peak bodies have joined together through the Australian Aviation Associations Forum to release new policies aimed at fostering and promoting aviation in Australia. Chairman of the Forum, Mr. Chris Manning, said that this is a new level of cooperation amongst aviation peak bodies that have identified a range of practical policy initiatives for government and industry. “It has been decades since a single government agency has taken on the role of fostering and promoting aviation in Australia and governance and regulatory arrangements remain at the heart of restraints on aviation jobs and growth,” Mr. Manning said. “At a time when aviation is suffering from pilot and particularly engineer shortages, there is a vacuum of policy aimed at addressing the medium and long term potential of the industry to make an even larger contribution to the economy and to sustaining satisfying careers.

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A legacy of leadership NAAA/Syngenta Leadership Training Program Molds Ag Pilots into Leaders One of NAAA’s most valuable and rewarding initiatives is its Leadership Training Program. The program, which Syngenta Crop Protection has generously sponsored since its inception in 1995, has greatly benefitted the association, NAAA members and the agricultural aviation industry by helping individual members strengthen their professionalism, increase their confidence and augment their leadership skills. The NAAA/Syngenta Leadership Training Program—also known by Syngenta as Leadership at Its Best—teaches participants how to effectively communicate with the public, media and government, and use those tools to improve the image of aerial application and serve as strong industry leaders. The training also involves teaching techniques to more effectively run and manage an aerial application business, and to more effectively serve as a leader while serving industry organizations, such as NAAA and state agricultural aviation associations. The 2012-2013 leadership class will complete its training in mid-February during the second half of the Leadership Training Program, held in conjunction with NAAA’s Spring Board Meeting, and when they do it will mean more than 250 participants have benefited from this training in the 18 years it has been offered. Historically, Syngenta has sponsored 14 state/regional association participants, covering their airfare, room and dining expenses, and participants have primarily consisted of ag pilots and operators. Beginning with the 2011– 2012 class, however, Syngenta widened the program by adding two additional spots for representatives of the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association and the WNAAA. All told, 253 agricultural aviation representatives will have participated in the Leadership Training Program by the end of the 2012-2013 program. At a minimum of $3,000 per candidate, Syngenta has contributed approximately $759,000 over the years—almost three-quarters of a million dollars—to help NAAA members become strong representatives and advocates for the industry in their communities, states and in Washington. This incredible investment in the future of the aerial application industry has paid major dividends in the form of positive public relations and advocacy, and by cultivating past, present and future leaders of NAAA.


That’s evident by the number of Leadership Training Program graduates currently serving on NAAA’s Board of Directors: 32, including AgAir Update’s Graham Lavender who serves as the Georgia AAA’s state representative (Bill Lavender graduated from the program in 1996). The other 31 LTP grads are either NAAA operator or pilot members and represent two-thirds of the operators and pilots serving on this year’s board. NAAA President Dana Ness and his predecessors, 2012 President Mark Hartz and 2011 President Rick Richter, are among the distinguished alumni who went on to serve as NAAA’s highest elected official. In fact, each of the operators serving on this year’s officer team went through the leadership program. Ness did it in 2003, and Rick Boardman and Brenda Watts, NAAA’s Vice President and Treasurer, respectively, were part of the 2008–2009 LTP class. “There’s no question that the leadership perspective our participants gain in this program has aided our ability to guide NAAA with vision and purpose,” Richter told Thrive magazine for an article in the 4th Quarter 2012 issue of the Syngenta publication. “The Leadership Training Program was a great experience,” Watts added. “It gave me confidence and strengthened my communications skills to serve on the Arkansas AAA Executive Board and  to serve as the president for a  two-year term.  I was  able to form lasting friendships from the program, and I continue to use the principles in learned in the program in my new position as treasurer of NAAA.” In addition to serving on NAAA’s board, several LTP graduates are active PAASS presenters and serve on various NAAREF committees. And numerous participants have served as officers of their state/regional agricultural aviation associations. Going through the Leadership Training Program isn’t a prerequisite for association service, but for those who do, there is an implicit understanding that by virtue of NAAA’s and Syngenta’s investment, participants have an obligation to put the knowledge and skills they acquire into action by giving back to the aerial application industry. NAAA would like to extend special thanks to Rex Martin, Syngenta’s head of industry relations, and Steve Powell of Bouvier Kelly who continue to make the Leadership Training

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The comments below apply to the Federal Tax Law. Each State may not adopt the Federal Law. Check on your State Law. Consider the items below for discussion with your tax counsel.

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Table A shows both bonus and normal depreciation percentages using 5-Year and 7-Year MACRS. 

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8

TABLE A: Percent Depreciation by Year 5-Year MACRS 7-Year MACRS BONUS NORMAL BONUS NORMAL 60.00% 20.00% 57.15% 14.29% 16.00% 32.00% 12.25% 24.49% 9.60% 19.20% 8.75% 17.49% 5.76% 11.52% 6.25% 12.49% 5.76% 11.52% 4.47% 8.93% 2.88% 5.76% 4.46% 8.92% 4.47% 8.93% 2.23% 4.46%

Using the depreciation percentages from Table A, the dollar depreciation available for a $1,000,000 dollar aircraft is calculated and shown in Table B. 


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TABLE B: Dollar Depreciation by Year Based on $1,000,000 Purchase Price 5-Year MACRS 7-Year MACRS BONUS NORMAL BONUS NORMAL $600,000 $200,000 $571,450 $142,900 $160,000 $320,000 $122,450 $244,900 $96,000 $192,000 $87,450 $174,900 $57,600 $115,200 $62,450 $124,900 $57,600 $115,200 $44,650 $89,300 $28,800 $57,600 $44,600 $89,200 $44,650 $89,300 $22,300 $44,600 $1,000,000" $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000

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Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Total

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8

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With the actual dollar tax benefit known in each year for each method of depreciation using both bonus and normal (Top portion of Table C), the Dollar Net Present Value (NPV) (Bottom portion of Table C) of these four cash flows is calculated for each year using a discount rate of 7%. After the NPV is calculated for each year on each of the four cash flows, the NPV difference between the bonus and normal cash flows are shown in Table D. What do these numbers mean? The $19,576 in year 6 of the 5-Year MACRS column means: If you use bonus depreciation for a $1,000,000 aircraft and hold it for six years, you have received the equivalent of a $19,576 check deposited in your bank account today versus $0 by using normal depreciation. Remember, this compares the dollar NPV difference between bonus and normal depreciation methods, not the total dollar tax benefits of either aircraft. TABLE D: Dollar Net Present Value (NPV) Advantage after the Year noted of Bonus Depreciation over Normal Depreciation for a $1,000,000 Purchase Price

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2013 AT-502B -34AG available now. Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Service 800-441-2964 Air Tractor Dealer t f n

1975 AgCat 450A, Zero Covington Eng., hydromatic, 80 fuel, extended wing, smoker. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500 tfn **AgCat Quailty/Value Headquaters** B600GN 350g/80f TL DAF S[rayer AAIIRANAF/114-SMOHE M-3 Mint $155K B450 300g/80f Grmn DAF sprayer AAIIRANAF/1046-SMOHE Beautiful$129K A+600 300g/80f TL sprayer 7760TT 195SMOHE & P’11 Refurb super clean .$100K SB+TPE Turbo 400g/80f 3352 SMOHAF 2896 GBI/HSI TL DAF Fresh Lic. $225K Or intall YOUR ENGINE $185K S B -T P E Tu r b o 4 0 0 g / 1 1 4 f 3 1 0 3 SMOHAF New lic/Load Hawg/ YOUR ENGINE $205K AmAg 870886-2418 (89F) *AgCat Sales/Parts/Service since ‘71*

1979 Super Ag Cat PT6A-27 O since I-ran engine, New Oil Cooler, 1000 SMOP with plus 4 blades, Electric Pump Brake, New Glass, Heater, Spreader, Stainless Steel booms, CP Nozzles, Fresh Annual Price $275,000 Contact Office 229-524-1134 or Cell 229-220-6343 (02-13)

Order your B Model Ag Cat Pen and Ink Drawing From our DeSpain Collection today for $60. plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at T F N

2000 Air Tractor 802, 4070 Total, “0” OHSI, wingman, Satloc Bantam, flow control, night lights. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500 tfn

1971 GRUMMAN AG CAT-450- Motor de 450HP y helice recorridos con todas las horas. Alas extendidas Planeador excepcional Smoker- 3 tanques de combustible Equipo aplicador completo Instrumental recorrido Email: contactoc@ or call 54-9-2477309594 (02-13)

1984 400 Gal B-Model with PT6-15 Mills Conversion, 13509 TTAF, 10549 TTE, 0 SHOT, New prop, new paint, new fabric, tall tail, raised wings, long range fuel, Hersey wing tips, new tires, A/C and heat, $310,000. Call Airplane Services Inc. 850675-1252 or 850-380-6091 tfn

1990 Air Tractor 401 S/N 401- 0769 5610.3 hrs TT, 696.4 hrs SMOH by Tulsa, 22D40 AG200 188.5 to go on Eddie current inspection. Email: Bug@amigo. net or call 719-852-3241 (02-13)

J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. has the remnants of one A-model Cat with 4 decent wing cores and a center section. Can send pictures. Call Sid or Jerry 800-542-8565 or emial At fn 2-Holer AgCat 450, 2D30 prop, all metal in like new condition. Call 970-520-1941 or visit for more information (02-13)


1997 AT-602 Project, 5300 TTAF, Cascade Inlet, repairable damaged aircraft, many parts needed to repair included, call for details, $40000, call Chad Stuart, Airplane Services, Inc. 850-380-6091. (02-13)

Order your Turbine Ag Cat Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at T F N Major airframe repair and rebuilds for all models of AgCats. We will build your dream AgCat from the ground up. Closest thing to a new AgCat out there. Call Hershey Flying Service at 308-368-5556 and ask for a quote. (01-14)

1976 AT-301 SN 0030. 4736 hrsTT. 1322 engine SOH. Prop1101 hrs SO. 126 Gals Fuel, flagger, smoker, Satloc litestar 2, Have 0 time since overhaul engine and prop available. Make an offer. bha2@ call Robert Eisele 307-6723421 (02-13)

1988 AT-502 10,023 TTAF. Extensive upgrades & maintenance. -34 w/ DAAM Monitor, Power Section 3253 SMOH, Gas Gen 1029 SMOH, Prop 607 SMOH. Wing spars 7203hrs remaining. Recent gear legs. Stainless booms w/ CP’s. Lane brake, M3 w/ Flowcontrol, heater, A/C, VG’s, 406 ELT, radios, 216 gal fuel, Shadin. $410,000 Call 800 736 7654 www.queenbeeair. com tfn 1994 Air Tractor 502B-9752 TT, smoker, spreader, bantam w/flow control, cp’s09 nozzles,13 vane brecken ridge. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573359-0500 tfn

1986 AT-301 for Sale, T TAF 5885, TSEO 830, TSPO 600, hydromatic prop, DynaNav, Crophawk, Autocal flow control, A/C, Electric R/H boom, Weathaero, Big Tires, Clean bird, Fresh Canadian C of A. Email: or call 306-692-7335 (02-13)

1994 502B-34 9800TT, 0 SHOT, Smoker, Bantam w/screen and flow control. CP09’s and AFS check valves. Wings done at George’s in 2010 including new hopper, main gear, panels, aft clip and paint. Includes fresh annual. Asking $475,000. Will consider any offer. Carlo 870-510-3670. (02-13)

1985 AT 400 2254L Good maintenance history, straight and no corrosion, but could use paint. SatLoc M3, Smoker, Flow control, A/C, Hobbs 2054 10-22-2012 TT Airframe, 5576, Engine PT6-21 TTSN 4471. 13000 hour spar, first inspection due @ 8000 hours $350,000 for more info e-mail call402374-2178 (02-13) 2001 AT-602. 5500 hrs, great condition. Recent IRAN on gearbox, recent annual. Looking to trade for AT502B. Please send inquires to blindads@agairupdate. com subject AirTractor or fax 478-9871836 subject AirTractor or mail response to P.O. Box 850 Perry GA 31069 ATTN: AirTractor (02-13)

air tractor 2004 AT-602-60AG. 4400 TT AF&E. Del Norte GPS and flow control, Wingman, CP-11 Flat fans, Hot Section and power section inspection with exensive annual. Prop 500 SIRAN, very well maintained. $600,000 Photos available. Call Brent at 662-719-7519 (02-13)

1987 AT-502. 9,400 TT, 13,750 TTE, -34, 900 TTSN prop, SATLOC Bantam, factory air, wings done 800 hours previous, Lane fan and brake. Will sell with fresh HSI and fresh annual. $380,000. 318-7223501 (02-13)

1993 AT 402-GE 5806 TT, Engine M-601E-11-GE O SMOH by GE, New Avia prop, new heavy gear, heavy brakes, Satloc, air, SS booms, extended fuel, new paint, tires, batteries, etc. Call Johnson Airspray, Home of the Johnson Sidewinder 218-4376415 or cell 218-201-1450 (02-13)

New AT-402, -34 available now Call Frost Flying Inc. 870-295-6213 tfn

1976 G164B; 420 Gal. Maxicat conversion 1982; 11528 TT; 1118 SMOH Tulsa 96; Albatross blades; next insp 1-20 -16 NWProp; Satloc M3 Intelliflo; 3 boom shutoffs; 5 blade Weathero Alu -97 pump; 3 booms, AFS Rotary, ULV; wire cutters; bottom load fuel; Oregon aero soft seat; tall straight tail, much more. Owner flown since new, owner retiring. 509-429-2217 (02-13)

2013 AT-502B and 802-A Available, see at or call 800-736-7654 tfn

1992 Air Tractor 502- 7100 TT, GPS, air, night work lights,single point fuel. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573359-0500 tfn 1984 AgCat Super B N3628D; 10844 TT; 11138 SNEW; 382 SHSI; VFR; 2012 Paint; 1 Seat; Great Super B AgCat. 10,844 TT, 382 SHOT by Pro-Turbines, 211 SIRAN power section, New Paint... $295,000. For more information call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13)

1962 Light Frame G-164, 450HP,0 SMOH, Covington, 2D30 prop, 0 IRAN. Frame sand-blasted, primed, painted & reoiled. Assembled w/new or recond. parts. New side panels, forward belly. All accessories & instruments overhauled or new. 230 gallon fiberglass tank w/sump assembly, Transland spreader & some plumbing not installed, 64 gallon fuel, wing extensions, log books from factory. Virtually a new airplane in and out. $124,900. 860 3498267, (02-13)

1988 Air Tractor 301 2nd to last built. 5768.7 TT 559.9 SMOH by Tulsa 23D40 with 3533 Blades 793 hrs sense wing rework. Crophawk, WAG 2000. S/N 3010683 Email: or call 719852-3241 (02-13)

2004 AT-802A, N8525D, 4123 hrs, -65, light overhaul done with 1500 hr warranty by Dallas Air Motive with new CT blades, fresh prop, fresh annual, fresh starter , 10” hydraulic gate, Vondran gate, cp 11s, ram air, radio stack, flow control, Intellistar, all new gears, new engine mount, SS fasteners $835,000 Call Frost Flying Inc. 870-295-6213 tfn

1 9 8 9 AT- 4 0 2 , T T A F P T6 A - 3 4 A G TTE16,644.4, HC-B3TN-3C , 1444.4 TT Prop. - Satloc (big screen), Stainless Steel drop booms, Lane Fan, Electric pump brake. For more information including pricing call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13)

1998 Air Tractor 602-7407 TT, dual 3” load, wingman, auto flagger, M3 Satloc with flow control, cp nozzles, 12 vane Transland land spreader. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573359-0500 tfn

1997 -34AG 502B, s/n 0439, N5075P, TTAF 5536. TTE 7599. 1781. SIRAN, 241 SHOT, TTP 1781, 241hrs SHOT $61k spent ( Pratt parts ) factory crew seat. wingman, fuel flow, night work lights, single point fuel, lane fan, & brake, VG’s, AG NAV guia, factory AC/heat, 3” load, King radio&Transponder,SS booms, CP flat fans, Crop Hawk, smoker, flagger, SS Jet tail wheel mod. not enough work, looking to down size, possible trades(not interested in radials) $520,000 Call TSFS 509-853-8119 (02-13)

1991 AT-402 -15 S/N 0796, 7,426.5 hrs. TTSN E&AF, 1,181 hrs. SHOT and IRAN on -15, 197.4 hrs. SPOH, 396 hrs. SOH on Starter Generator, Fuel Pump, and FCU2,075 hrs. since wing spar cap replacement, 1,176 hrs. since Aircraft Refurb. Ag Air Maintenance Service INC. Satloc M-3 touchscreen with Flow Control, CP flat fans, Electric Brake, Smoker, Bottom Fuel, Shadin Fuel Flow. $400,000. 308-991-3432 (02-13) 2010 AT-802, 1100 TT, 400 TT Engine, -67, smoker, elec brake gr. adj, load hog, 10” hydraulic gate, fresh annual, fresh HSI. $1,210,000 Frost Flying Inc. 870-2956213 tfn

2006 AT-602, S/n 602-1146, TT 2071.0, PT-A-60AG, SS boom, cp nozzles, dual side loader, Single point fuel, 6 blade Lane fan, Heavy duty electric brake, smoker, Satloc M3, flow control, A/C, heater, New paint, Brackett air filter kit. $795,000 For more information call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13)


PRICE REDUCED! 1999 AT-802 5062 TTAE PT6-67AG 10/2012 engine light overhaul, 10 HYD Gate, Loadhog, Smoker, Satloc M3,Pulse lights, Single pt fuel, Lane fan, FastStart, R amair , Crophawk, CPO9, NE W Transland spreader , S h adin Fuel Flow. $750,000 OBO 662-8433990 (02-13) 2008 AT-602, N132JW, 2300 TTAF&E, -60, hydraulic gate w/Vondran controller, Wingman, heat, smoker, single point, shadin fuel, elec. brake gr. adj., fresh annual, fresh HSI $875,000 Call Frost Flying Inc. 870-295-6213 tfn

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2011 AT-802, N6007S,1100 TTAF&E, -65, smoker, Wingman, 10” hydraulic gate, fresh annual, fresh HSI. ................................................................ $1,195,000 2010 AT-802, N422BR, 1910 TTAF&E, -67, smoker, elec. brake gr. adj., air, heat, 10” hydraulic gate w/Del Norte controller, Del Norte w/flow control, single point, Wingman, fresh annual, fresh HSI ................................................. $1,210,000

2004 AT-802A, N8525D, 4123 hrs, -65, light overhaul done with 1500 hr warranty by Dallas Air Motive with new CT blades, fresh prop, fresh annual, fresh starter , 10” hydraulic gate, Vondran gate, CP 11s, ram air, radio stack, flow control, Intellistar, all new gears, new engine mount, SS fasteners .......................................... $835,000 Air Tractor 2006 802A.PT65A. 4300 TTAF/E N950HC 2012 Bantam Satloc N o damag e his to r y. 38 0 f u e l, Fa s t Start,Ram Air, Lane Brake,Shadin fuel flow, Smoker,Single point fuel, Artificial Horizon,Dual com radio and transponder. $ 780,000 Call 229-838-6733 (02-13)

Air Tractor 402 for more information and price call Darryl or Bill 870-5729011 (02-13) 2012 AT-802A, PT6-65 AG, 300 Total Time, 10” Transland Hydraulic Gate, Bantam/Flow, 380 Fuel, Garmin Com, Garmin Transponder, Hatfield Single Point Fuel, CP11TT’s, Fresh Annual, $1,205,000. Farm Air Inc. 877-715-8476. farmair@ tfn


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2011 AT-802, 1100 TTAF&E, -65, smoker, Wingman, 10” hydraulic gate, fresh annual, fresh HSI. $1,195,000 Frost Flying Inc. 870-295-6213 TFN

2004 AT-802, N802QA, 4000 TT, -65, M3, smoker, elec brake, 10” hydraulic gate, fresh annual, fresh HSI. ....................................................................... $750,000

2008 AT-602, N132JW, 2300 TTAF&E, -60, hydraulic gate w/Vondran controller, Wingman, heat, smoker, single point, shadin fuel, elec. brake gr. adj., fresh annual, fresh HSI ..................................................................................................$875,000 Unlimited Racer Project: 85% complete Yak 11, 3350 turbo compound with many spare parts including engine. Call with best offer. Will also consider trade. For pictures and details ........................................................................................... CALL

1993 AT-402 TT 8066.2, PT6A-15AG TT 7825.9, SHOT 543.7. HC-B3TN-3D TT 7605.6, SOH 1093.1, SIRAN 83.1, Has 9800 hour spar caps installed at TTA of 7323.5 by Air Tractor. Next replacement due @ TTA of 17,123.5 (in 9,057.3 hours) 5 blade fan, Electric brake, Aluminum booms, Satloc M3 with small screen Flow control, Harbour air conditioner, Single point fuel. Annual inspection due: 3-1-13 For more info call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13)

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2004 AT-802, 4000 TT, -65, M3, smoker, elec brake, 10” hydraulic gate, fresh annual, fresh HSI. $750,000 Frost Flying Inc. 870-295-6213 TFN 1980 AT- 301 8960TT Super 6 engine, 902 TT hydromatic prop Tall Tail, all metal control surfaces, aileron servos, Satloc lite, fresh annual with sale, $115,000 559-6867401 or email valleyaircraft@clearwire. net (04-13)

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Cessna airframe parts, Continental and Lycoming engine parts, and a few spray system parts, new surplus, big discounts! P l e a s e h ave p a r t n u m b e r s w h e n contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com tfn Like new AT-301,$180,000, available for immeidate sale, TT: 7400 hrs. Engine SMOH: 48 hrs., Wings Done, New Paint, VG’s, A/C, Tall Metal Tail, M3 email or call 870-9721125 (02 -13)

Order your Turbine AT-402 Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S&H. Call 478987-2250 or order online at agairupdate. com TFN

Large inventory or Air Tractor Parts. Surplus to our needs. Call for list. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-8430811 tfn

1991 AT-402 N4551L 402-807 -27 1004 hrs SMOH-Covington. prop 805 SOH, Airframe 6835 Since New, All AD’s and SB complied with, AT Ram Air, Single point fuel, Bleed air heat, AT AC, 3 Piece windshield w Wiper, repainted and re skinned 2005, AFS CV’s, Lane Electric fan, Trimble Trim Flight 3, Smoker, Night Lights,Garmin SL-40, GTX 327 Transcoder w encoder, AT Radio Stack, Raven Flow meter. MVP-50P engine monitor. $495,000 For more info email or call 574-5361901 (02-14) 2002 Air Tractor AT-802A -65, 4153TT. single place, 308 gallon fuel. See @ TFN

AT-402B: Go turbo. The AT-402B, with the time-proven Pratt & Whitney PT6A15AG turbine engine, offers impressive climb rates and overall performance. The AT-402B’s light handling characteristics help reduce pilot fatigue – while delivering the payload, speed and productivity that helps create profits. Visit your Air Tractor dealer and learn how Wells Fargo’s financing options for qualified buyers make owning an Air Tractor more affordable than you might think. TFN

2013 AIR TRACTORS , RESERVIE YOUR POSITION NOW $CALL$ 2012 AT-502B, 250 TTAF&E, SATLOC, SS SYSTEM, HEATER, NDH, LIKE NEW $825,000.00 Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE 281-3425451 or FAX: 281-232-5401. tfn

AT-401B: Power and payload at the right price. Step up to a highly productive, low maintenance piston engine ag plane for a price that makes solid business sense. The economical 400-gallon capacity AT- 401B has a piston- engine price tag, plus all the reliability, durability, safety features and flying ease that make Air Tractor the industry leader. For qualified buyers, Wells Fargo has attractive and flexible terms available. Call your Air Tractor dealer. TFN


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1975 CESSNA AG TRUCK, 3500 TT, 300 SMOH, NEW CRANKSHAFT, BANTAM, SL 40. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500 tfn 1982 Cessna Husky, 5100 TT, 130 STOH, new cylinders, air, Satloc, smoker. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573359-0500 tfn WE have the largest NEW inventory of Cessna 188 AG Truck & Ag Wagon parts in the USA. Parting out many other air crafts as well. J & C Enterprises Aviatiion INC 800-542-8565 or Email Sid or Jerry at Atfn 1979 Cessna Turbo 206, 3,741 Horas desde nuevo, 850 horas desde motor remanufacturado, Intercooler “Riley”, Robertson STOL, Interior nuevo de cuero, Radios “King”, con inspección anual reciente. $197,000 Sun Valley Dusting, 956-399-5323, Fax 956-3992320 tfn J & C enterprises Aviation Inc. Wants to buy your Cessna aircraft, New & Used part of any kind. Call Jerry 800-542-8565 or email Atfn Will trade nice 1972 Super Viking for flying Ag Truck or Pawnee. Will consider projects. Call Jerry at J & C Enterprises Aviation, Inc. 1-800-542-8565 Atfn

Order your AT-802 Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S&H. Call 478-9872250 or order online at agairupdate. com TFN Save money. Buy used. Parting out several Air Tractor 402, 502, 602, and 802, Thrush and , Ag Cats. Call Chad Stuart. Airplane Services, Inc. 850-3806091 tfn

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AT-504: Learn and earn. With sideby-side cockpit seating and 485-gallon capacity, the AT-504 is a great way to train new ag pilots and earn while they learn. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG turbine engine, you’ll get working speeds and performance like the tried and true AT-502B. And when the training day is done, you’ll see that it was productive workday, too. Wells Fargo financing for qualified buyers is available; just visit with your Air Tractor dealer. TFN

2013 Air Tractor AT-502B, PT6A-34AG 750hp, Nuevo para entregar en Junio de 2013. Equipado con freno eléctrico y abanico variable “Lane”, sistema de riego de dos pulgadas con 44 boquillas, aire condicionado, horizonte artifical, radio comunicador Garmin, certificado de aeronavigabilidad de exportación $815,000.00 Sun Valley Dusting, 956399-5323, Fax 956-399-2320 tfn

AT-502B: More performance; more profit potential. With Air Tractor’s AT-502B there’s plenty of power and a big, 500gallon payload to please both pilot and operator. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A34AG turbine engine delivers efficient and effective performance that shortens ferry times and reduces takeoffs and landings. Since 1987 the AT-502 series has set the standard as the industry’s most popular ag plane. You can own one with attractive financing options from Wells Fargo. Talk to your Air Tractor dealer. TFN

AT-802: Capacity that creates profits. An 800-gallon hopper, zippy 190 mph ferry speeds, and greater working capacity than any other ag aircraft on the market - the AT-802 is simply a hoss. With the AT-802 you’ll ferry faster, spray more fields and do bigger jobs all in one load. That’s production that only Air Tractor can offer you. Visit with your Air Tractor dealer about the AT-802. And ask about special Air Tractor financing now available from Wells Fargo for qualified buyers. T F N

AT-602: Trim your overhead. You’ll reduce costs and increase profit margins when you scale a multi-plane operation down to a single-plane operation. Air Tractor’s AT-602 makes it an easy choice. The big 630-gallon payload moves you up to high volume production, reduces loads, saves time and helps trim operating expenses compared with two smaller planes. The AT-602 is the ideal solution for 5-gallon work on center-pivot circles. Step it up with an AT-602. Visit your Air Tractor dealer. TFN

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1995 M-18 Dromader for sale, TTAF 4080, TSEO 75, TSPO 703, DC-3 prop, Electric fan brake, vari-rate nozzles, r/h boom, Satloc M3 with 3” flow control, 660 gallon hopper, 3” load pipe, VHF and Transponder, lots of spare parts. Can come with Canadian C of A. $160,000. For info Email: james@provincialairways. net or call 306-692-7335 (02-12)

cessna 1974 Cessna A188B, 3925 T T, 550 SMOH, KX170B, mode C, Satloc Lite, Spreader, Hydrolic system, new paint, Well maintained Canadian AirCraft. Call Ernie 204-257-2835 email emonk@mts. net (02-13)

1988 Turbine Dromader Garrett - 11, T.T.A.F. 3434.7 hrs, Engine since Cam 671.2 hrs, Prop 671.2 hrs, Fresh Annual, Price $550,000. For more information call 229-524-1134 or 229-220-6343 (02-13)



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piper J & C Enterprises avaition Inc. Wants to buy your Piper, Pawnee or Brave aircraft. We are also looking for parts inventory, or derelect aircraft as well call Jerry at 800-542-8565 or email Atfn

2012 THRUSH 240 HRS SNEW Pratt PT6A-34AG, 750 SHP, Hartzell Constant Speed 3 blade Prop, 510 gallon hopper, 250 Amp Star ter/Generator, Spray System w/ 41 in SS Gate box, Jet Glo Paint, 2” SS Spray System, 5 Blade Weath-Aero Cockpit Adjustable Fan, 3” Side Loader, Streamlined Aluminum Booms, Wing Tip Nav & Strobe Lights, 228 Gal Fuel System, Windshield wiper & washer, outside air temp gauge, 5000-pound certified hooker harness, inertia reels, 29” high flotation tires and wheels with dual caliper Cleveland brakes, Zee A/C and Cabin Heat. $810,000 Call Frankie at Souther Field Aviation, INC, 229-924-2813 9-13 Refurbished Thrush 1974-2012 7560 TT Engine M-601-E-11 GE O-SMOH by GE New Avia prop, New air, booms, side panels, glass, belly skins, tires, brakes, batteries, Refurbished 450 gallon hopper, extended fuel, new lower spar cap, new leading edges, new paint, EI glass panel. Call Johnson Airspray, Home of the Johnson Sidewinder 218-437-6415 or cell 218-201-1450 (02-13) 2008 Thrush 550 Dual cockpit, 2245 TTSAF &E Pratt and Whitney-60, load hog, Satloc M-3 with Flow control, night lights, CP’s, Loaded up. For more information call 870-931-8485 (02-13)

Order your Piper Pawnee Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S &H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at TFN Piper airframe parts, continental and Lycoming engine parts and a few spray system parts, new surplus, big discounts! Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at tfn 1982 Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, 500 horas desde nuevo!!, Tela nueva, pintura nueva, micas nuevas, recién inspecionado, GPS, Comm, Transponder. El PA-18 más nuevo y bonito en el mercado, $135,000 956-399-5323, Fax 956-399-2320 t f n

2005 Thrush S2RHG-T65, TT: 3950 Hrs, Engine: Garrett TPE331-10-511M TT SCAM: 3860 Hrs, SHSI 930 Hrs.Propeller: Hartzell HC-B4TN-5NL TT: 3950 Hrs, SMOH: 1940 Hrs. One Owner/Pilot SNEW. New Factory Spray System, 64 Nozzles, Weathaero Pump Fan, 3” side loader, cockpit heat & A/C. Windshield Wiper/ Washer, 550 Gal Hopper, Satloc GPS with Intelliflow, 228 Gal Fuel. No damage history, well maintained. Current Annual. Good Paint. Tires and Glass are Excellent. $480,000 Call Frankie at Souther Field Aviation, INC, 229-924-2813 09-13

thrush 2010 Thrush T34, 510 gal, 795 total, all options, dual cockpit, winglets, priced to sell.Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500 tfn ‘12 Thrush 510P DC -34 LOW time(40 TT) Dual cockpit w/dual controls, Intellistar w/flow, elec Fan brake, rec lights, AC, etc. Available Immediately, with remaining Warranty! ASI JET AG Division is an authorized Thrush Dealer! Selling NEW and Used aircraft ASIJET-AG.COM or Give us a call 952-941-6255 1-14 1995 Thrush 510-10, 8000 TT,700 Since New spars 4550 since o-haul, 500 SHOT and gearbox, Turbo Max Crossover, 200 on prop with new blades, Cool Start, Leading edge lights, Bantam GPS, Fresh Paint and Annual, Asking $375,000. 318-559-1617 or 318-282-9263 (02-13)


Great oppor tunit y. Selling Thrush Commander with Newly Overhauled Pratt Whitney Radial Engine, The engine only cost 50k and has 30m of flight time. I’m selling the plane for 55k$. The Plane is currently in Portugal.gustavo.fialho@ (02-13)

2004 T660-110. TTIS 1481hrs. Engine PT6-67AG, TTSN2797 hrs, HSI Due in 650 hrs, Prop Hartzell, HC-B5MA-3D, TTSO620hrs. Equipment- EI-MVP50, Single point fueling, cool start, electric hopper lid, carbon fiber Dash, Aspen 1000 evolution, Garmin GNC 250 XL Nav/com, Garmin SL-40 VHF. Garmin GTX 327 Transponder UHF TX3220, 3” spray system, Del Norte GPS/Moving map/Flow control,AC/ HEATER. $930,000 AUD Contact email (02-13)

1995 S2R G6 Thrush 4170 TT 0 Since Cam, M3 Satloc, fresh annual, single pt fuel. Call 605-350-4536 (02-13)

1964 450 S-2C Snow. Very Clean,satloc,flow control,modern hopper(270 gal),hyd.prop. Ready to go to work. $125,000. For more information call 308775-3034 (02-13)

The 660 Thrush with its innovative wing design and 54 foot wing span and over 400 square foot wing area ensures unmatched stability and control during Ag maneuvers. The combination of a solid airframe and powerful engine creates an airplane that outperforms the competition. Thrush is known for their structural durability and excellent performance under extreme conditions. t f n

1974 Rockwell Thrush S2R- 600, TT 13070.0 hrs Eng SMOH 1246.0 hrs (Yonkin) 12D4 0 prop with Ag/100 blades 0.0 hrs SIRAN, Satloc Lite, Hopper Refurbished w/SS Support Plates, CP Check Valves and Cp03 Nozzles, SS Spray Valve, New Battery. $65,000 Call Frankie Williams - Souther Field Aviation, INC 229-924-2813 09-13

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GEARED THRUSH 1979 S2R- 600 TT 5680, 150 SMOH Aero Engines. 23D40 Hydromatic prop 340 since IRAN. EI MVP-50 Complete engine analyzer. Wing extensions, Spring tailwheel, cold air intake, oil filter, superbooms, CP flat fans with swivels, cool seat, night lights, servaero turtle deck, Vg’s, smoker, Dyna Nav GPS, Auto Cal flow controll. This is the perfect plane to start a new pilot.$160,000 For more info email gtallen401@gmail. com or call 970-595-0946. (02-13)

The 550 Thrush of fers new sturdy hopper and innovative large hopper door to improve access when loading dry chemicals, while providing a 550 gallon capacity. Fuel economy, low acquisition cost and proven performance makes the 550 Thrush a great option for operators. The 550 Thrush offers a choice of power plants, allowing you to tailor the aircraft to meet the demands of your particular operating environment. www. TFN

1989 THRUSH S2R-T34 N61378; 6245 TT; 7196 SNEW; 0 SHSI; VFR; 1 Seat; ‘94 Thrush. 6244 TT A/F, “0” SHOT, 216 SIRAN Prop, 216 SIRAN power section, Alum Booms, CP’s, 4 blade Lane, M3, Flow, $410,000. For more information call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13)

N752WC 2010 J.A.S. REMANUFACTURED WALTER CONVERSION THRUSH Factory Hot and High Remanufactured Engine, Cascade Conversion, 510 Gal. Hopper, Stainless Steel Booms, CP Nozzles, 3” Left Side Load, 40,000 Hr. Avenger Spar Cap Kit, 192 Gal. Fuel, Vor tex Generators, Wing Root Fairings, Aileron Servos, Bottom Load Fuel, A/C, New Intellistar GPS with Intelliflow Flow Control,Garmin COM Radio, All lights, New Side Panels with Stainless Steel Fasteners, New Custom Paint, 559-6861794 / Email tfn

Turbine Thrush PT6A-20 N4190X, very good aircraft, complete with spare -20 (3000 SMOH, 1100 SHOT) $275,000, for more information Email norm@skynorth. com, or call 306-536-5055 (02-13)

Thrush 510-34 for more information and price call Darryl or Bill 870-572-9011 (02-13) JUST AVAILABLE – 2012 PT6-34 Ag 510 Thrush, FTO only. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500 TFN

2012 Thrush 510P with a PT6A-34AG engine available NOW! 175 hrs TT, Bantam, Hopper rinse, Smoker, Night working lights, electric fan brake, and more! ASI JET AG Division is an authorized Thrush Dealer for North America! We specialize in NEW and Used aircraft sales. Give us a call! 952-941-6255 (01-14)

1983 DC Thrush TT 16000, Walter 601E-11, 29,000 hour wing, no AD’s, Satloc M3, Crophawk, fuel flow, a/c, heat, intercom, audio panel, vhf and business com radios, new tires and brakes, strobes, ss booms, cp nozzles, electric pump brake, single point fuel, wingman, spreader,vg’s, winglets. $325,000. 912384-6466 or 912-592-5334. (02-13)

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The 510 Thrush has sent the standard in Ag Aviation for dependability. With rugged construction, simplified system and low maintenance, the 510 Thrush is the aircraft any operator can depend upon.  Low maintenance, maximum loads, superior pattern makes the 510 Thrush a profit machine. All Thrush Aircraft models provide superb visibility, light control forces, and unmatched speed and maneuverability. tfn FAA repair station for all ag equipment. Thrush spar replacement, annuals. MidContinent Aircraft Corp. 800-325-0885 tfn

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New 2013 Thrush 510P with a PT6A34AG or GE H80 engines available, 2013 Deliveries available now. ASI JET AG Division is an authorized Thrush Dealer for North America! We specialize in NEW and Used aircraft sales. ASIJET-AG.COM or Give us a call! 952-941-6255 01-14

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AIRCRAFT 2013 AIR TRACTORS, RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW .......................................................... $CALL$ 2012 AT-502B, 250 TTAF&E, SATLOC, SS SYSTEM, HEATER, NDH, LIKE NEW...................$825,000 ENGINES R-1340, ZERO TIME SINCE OVERHAUL BY COVINGTON .............................................. $63,500 PT6A-34AG, 6,434 TTSN, P/S LIGHT OVERHAUL, NEW CT BLADES, O/H VAIN ......... $260,000 NEW PT6 -11, 15, 34, 60, 65, 67 OUTRIGHT OR EXCHANGE ........................................ $CALL$ PROPELLERS HARTZELL 3 BLADE AND 5 BLADED PROPS – New And Used ...................................... $CALL$ DISPERSAL EQUIPMENT TRANSLAND 10 VAIN SPREADER FOR 38” GATE, NEW ................................................... $9,500 AGRINAUTICS, ROOT, CROPHAWK, TRANSLAND, OTHERS .......................................... $CALL$

misc. aircraft COMMANDER ROCKWELL 112TCA 1977- S/N 13194TT: 800 hours, fresh annual, all paper work updated new paint, tires, windscreen and windows green tinted, always hangared.- All ADs complied with.- All instruments inspected.- Radio Nav/Com OK Engine: Lycoming TO -360 - C1A6D; T T 80 0 hours TSOVH: 22 hours (TBO calendar) New three blade propeller (STC); new governor Asking U$S 140.000.- Airplane is in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Owner: Verly Valdez Please email to: (t fn)

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WORLD WIDE U.S. Dealer New/Used Ag Th r u s h , 3 4 - 510, 55 0 - 6 0, 6 6 0 67. *FINANCING AVAIL ABLE* Mid Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO 573359-0500. 800-325-0885 http://www. tfn

Lane Aviation, Inc. “Specializing in Turbine and Piston Air Tractors”


281-342-5451 TEL • 281-232-5401 FAX e-mail: • P.O. Box 432 • Rosenberg, Texas 77471

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Unlimited Racer Project: 85% complete Yak 11, 3350 turbo compound with many spare parts including engine. Call with best offer. Will also consider trade. For pictures and details 870-295-6213 tfn

COMMANDER ROCKWELL 112TCA 1977- S/N 13194 TT: 800 hours, fresh annual, all paperwork updated new paint, tires, windscreen and windows green tinted, always hangared.- All ADs complied with.- All instruments inspected.- Radio Nav/Com OK Engine: Lycoming TO-360C1A6D; TT 80 0 hours TSOVH: 22 hours (TBO calendar) New three blade propeller (STC); new governor Asking U$S 140.000.- Airplane is in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Owner: Verly Valdez Please email to: (tfn)

Br and New Ag plane for s ale with Lycoming IO-540-K1J5 Straight off the assembly-line. br/en/projeto.php Contact me with any questions. Caio Villares email caio. or call 1-305-3957814 (02-13)



1 ea PT6A-65 TSO 4537, 1 ea PT6A-67 TSO 0, 3 ea PW119 TSO 4441, 6584, 8817 2 ea PW121 TSO 341, 2109 We also buy PT6 engines in all conditions. Please call Bill or Joel at 334-361-7853 or email or tfn B1-A Callair Manufacturing Rights. Available now is the type certificate, drawings, jigs, tooling, aircraft parts, and property associated with this 300 gal Pratt and Whitney 985 powered sprayer. Start your own aircraft company or expand your line. Call for details. Airplane Services Inc. 850-675-1252, 850-380-7268, 850-380-6091. tfn


Geared 1340 Tulsa engine for sell only 95 hours since Major. Continental 220 radial engine core. Call Hershey Flying Service 308-368-5556 (01-14) Order your Stearman Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at T F N

Unlimited Racer Project: 85% complete Yak 11, 3350 turbo compound with many spare parts including engine. Call with best offer. Will also consider trade. For pictures and details tfn

Cessna 180-185-188, PiPer Brave & Pawnee, CitaBria, DromaDer, aero CommanDer Lark & Darter, sCott & XPm taiLwheeL Parts, ContinentaL, LyComing, ChamPion, mCFarLane, anD a Lot more.

PT6-65AG, 3800 Total Time, O-SHOT, Power Section O-SLOH. $460,000. Engine in crate - Ready to ship. Farm Air Inc. 877715-8476. t f n 2 TPE 331-6 engines for sale with 625 since factory overhaul email anacondads@aol. com Call 561-241-6111 (02-13)

2008 BEECHCRAFT BARON G58, 1,000 Horas desde Nuevo! Equipado con la sistema Garmin 1000, con radar, trafico, nexrad, etc. Aire condicionado, certificado de aeronavigabilidad de exportación. Este avión se encuentra en condición de nuevo. $895,000 Sun Valley Dusting, 956-3995323, Fax 956-399-2320 tfn


4-SALE..Two complete Pratt PT6A-20 run out engines with 350 since hot section and a LOT of cycles remaining... Call Dave 561-241-6111 (02-13)

Universal Turbine Parts 2 ea PT6A-41 TSO 0, 1ea PT6A-60 TSO 0 2 ea PT6A-34 TSO 0, 0, 2 ea PT6A-34AG TSO 0, 0 We also buy PT6 engines in all conditions. Please call Bill or Joel at 334-361-7853 or email or tfn Available Immediately! PT6A-67AG This engine has recently been removed from and Airtractor 802 and is ready for sale. This engine has been maintained in accordance with Pratt & Whitney standards and is in great condition. (TSO: 1054.2 CSO: 1266) All information is available for review by contacting Grant Wallace at Wipaire. Please call 651-4146828 (02-13) Pratt and Whitney overhauled 1340 cylinders call Terry at 870-536-1348 or David at 870-550-1664 (02-13)



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PT6A-28 TSO 0 PT6A-34 TSO 0 PT6A-114A TSO 0 PT6A-135 TSO 527 PT6A-135A TSO 236 PT6A-41 TSO 3556 Phone: 817-354-2002 Email Email


Cylinders For Sale – Overhauled complete assy’s with new pistons installed. Ready to install. R-985 $1250.00 each Two or more less 5%: R-1340 $1950.00 each Two or more less 5%: Outright price: includes all gaskets. Sun Air Parts. 661257-7708 fax 661-257-7710 TFN

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985 Ag Cat Engine for sale. 0 Hours since Covington O/H, TT 3678.6. $53,000 outright, no core. Engine is at Covington. For more info Email or call 573-692-2160 (02-13)

Covington Turbine Engines Available. PT6A-34AG 50 TSN PT6A-34AG 1789 TSO SOLD PT6A-34AG 780 TSO SOLD PT6A 2800 TSO SOLD PT6A-15AG 0 Time Since Covington Light Overhaul PT6A-34AG 0 TSO PT6A-34AG 0 Time Since Covington Light Overhaul. Contact us for New Engine prices. We are interested in buying or exchanging for any core you may have regardless of condition. Contact: David Hamilton at 918-7567862 or

R-1340 Engine, 0 SMOH by Aero, $54,000 OBO 12D40-211 Propeller, 0 SMOH. $12,500 OBO call Robert Eisele 307-672-3421 (02-13)

Garrett TPE-331-10-511M 2 engines available with lots of time and cycles remaining. Call for info. 979-532-1718, 979-533-1720 Day or night A4-13

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10,000 P/N of Continental & Lycoming parts, 50% discount on most new! Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at tfn

PT6-67AG engine outright sale, also PT6114A disassembled 612-867-6160 01-14 R-1340, Zero Time Since Overhaul By Covington $63,500.00 PT6A-34AG, 6,434 TTSN, P/S LIGHT OVERHAUL, NEW CT BLADES, O/H VAIN $260,000.00 NEW PT6 -11, 15, 34, 60, 65, 67 Outright Or Exchange $CALL$ Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE 281-3425451 or FAX 281-232-5401 TFN R985-AN14B 792-SMOH (API) $10,500 R985-AN14B 1045 SMOH (Cov) $15,500 R1340-AN2 1114 SMOH (Cov) $23,500 AmAg 870-886-2418 (2489F) agcat@ t f n Cilindros en venta- Completos con pistones nuevos.Listo para instalar. R-985. $1250,00 el par o 5% descuento por cantidad.R-1340 $1950,00 el par o 5% descuento por cantidad.Precio sin recambio: incluye todas las juntas.Sun Air Parts tel. 661-257-7708. Fax 661-257-7708. tfn

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J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. has the larges t selec tion of Lycoming and Continental engine cores in stock. Over 100 to choose from. Call Sid or Jerry for your parts or engines needs. 800-5428565 or email Atfn

Thrush S2R aircraft.

Lifetime Spar (60,000 Hr) without inspections. It is economical and easy to install.

dispersal equip Call about discounts Stainless Steel Fa b r i c a t o r s , I n c . - - S p e a d e r s a n d Accessories. Satisfying customers coast to coast for over 30 years. Manufacturer of “original” 10 vane, 12 vane & “the 13 vane” spreaders plus many more. Available NOW (1) AT used 13 vane, 38 inch Gate spreader in G. Cond. Repairs on all makes and models including Transland and Swathmaster. Call us for all of your spreader needs 800-736-3433 or 870-217-9232. (02-13)

Call Eugene For Details at 979-533-1720

The “Century” Wing Spar is now in HERE! FIRST KITS NOW IN STOCK Call today to purchase your kit!!!

Garrett TPE-331-10-511M 1 engine available with lots of time and cycles remaining. Call for info.

(2) Swathmasters for 38 inch gate, Both less than 2 years old $12,000 for Both. 870-684-2203 or 870-930-6556 ( 02 -13)

Universal Turbine Parts 12 ea PT6A-27/28 TSO 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 892, 1256, 1458, 2243, 2936,3602, TSN 2818 2 ea PT6A-114A TSO 0, 745 1 ea PT6A-135A TSN 653 We also buy PT6 engines in all conditions. Please call Bill or Joel at 334-361-7853 or email or TFN

Transland and Agrinautics authorized distributor – Call us with your needs. Sid or Jerry @ J & C Enterprises 1-800-5428565 or e-mail At fn CP NOZZLES AND CHECK VALVES. Distribuidor en Argentina: ArAvia S.A. - Venado Tuerto (Sta Fe) T.E. 54-3462433540 - FAX: 438344 tfn

Used Thrush Parts for Sale

Several sets of late model wings • Metal Thrush tails • Many other items


979-532-1718 • 979-533-1720

Souther Field Aviation, Inc.

FOR ALL YOUR MAINTENANCE & PARTS NEEDS Export Experts Authorized Turbine Brave Conversion • Transland • Covington Engines • Ag Nav • Turbine Conversions • Single Point Fueling

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And So Much More… Frankie Williams - President— Paul Pearson - Parts & Maintenance— Stephanie Williams - Exports—

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Pr at t & W h i tn ey R- 985 & R-13 4 0 Overhauled Engines in stock. Props, carburetors, magnetos, alternators, & accessories for above engines. Call Ches ter Rober t s Supply Company, Collinsville, TX Tel: 903-429-6805 Fax: 903-429-6047 10 -13

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D is p e r s al Eq u i p m e n t : We ath ae ro Feathering Fans, Crophawks, Smokers, F l a g g e r s , N o z z l e s , Tr a n s l a n d , Breckenridge Spreaders, Airfoil Booms, Dry Breaks, Load Hawgs All Aircraft Styles. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-325-0885 t f n CP N OZ ZLE S AND CH ECK VALVE S “The Drift fighters”. Plus they improve your spray pattern. Contact Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-6861794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: info@ web site: www. tfn Newberg Electrostatic Spraying LLC is the exclusive distributor for Spectrum Electrostatic Spray Systems. Do more acres with better performance. Call Ed Newberg 320-848-2745. Serving northern US and Canada. Now STC’d for all 400 and 500 series Air Tractors. (02-13) EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR FIXED WING OR HELICOPTER JAS 559-6861794, FA X 559 - 6 86 - 936 0, e - m ail: web site: www, t f n A SC Rotar y Atomizers - See w w w. and April 2009 issue of AAU, A. McCracken. Made in USA., 317-896-2561 A01-14 Agrinautics, Inc. Best spray pumps, valves, and strainers in the business! For service w/ a smile,call us at 435-586 -1200. tfn Transland and Agrinautics, overstock sale. Call Danny for listing 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-843-0811 sales@airrepairinc. com tfn

TRANSLAND 10 vane spreader for 38” gate, new $9,500.00 AGRINAUTICS, ROOT, CROPHAWK, TRANSLAND, OTHERS $CALL$ Lane Aviation 281-342-5451 or FAX 281-2325401. tfn ASC Rotary Atomizers - Consistent droplets, large flow openings, easy to mount without changing your existing pump, boom and flow control method. Made in USA., 317896-2561 A 01-14 ASC Rotary Atomizers - Why use old hydraulic nozzle technology? Rotary Atomizers are proven as the most accurate method to apply both low & high volume formulations. Made in USA., 317-896-2561 A01-14

gps Hemisphere GPS systems in stock, Bantam, G4, Intellistar, M3, Intelliflow, and Litestar2. We did it again, leading Level 3 Service Center/Dealer 2011. Why buy anywhere else, we’ve got what you need, and service after the sale! Call now 800-437-5319 Sky-Tractor Supply Company tfn Satloc Warranty repair and service. New Bantums and Intelliflow systems in stock. New Litestar II and G4s ready to ship. Compton Flying Service Ralph or Pete 888-336-3924 or 580-217-1914 -- 1912 We do GOOD work. tfn ntelliflow Flow Controls -in stock, now shipping! Sky Tractor Supply 1-800-4375319 tfn

Satloc, Intelliflow The leading edge Satloc Level III Service repair center. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, Mo 800-325-0885. tfn ISatloc G4, M3, and Bantam. Air Repair inc, is the worldwide leader in sales and service. Call Danny (sales) or Dallas (service) 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-8430811 tfn Hemisphere GPS & Flow Control Dealer Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: web site: tfn

parts Thrush S2R STC battery retrofit kit. 300% longer battery service life. 200% faster starts. Battery replacement cost 25% of original. Kawak Aviation Technologies 541-385 -5051 w w w.kawakaviation. com (09-13)

Tools for reaming attach bolts Wing Main (Centerwing to Outboard wing) attachment joints for Dromader M-18 per repair service bulletin #e/02.170/2000 Available for rent. Contact Nancy at Turbine Conversions - 616 - 8379428 12-14

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left and right for Piper Brave, in the crates & ready to ship Overhauled Bosch Magneto by Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma part # SB9RU-3

For more information call 701-444-3772

New Piper tailwheel springs. Call Hershey Flying Service 308-368-5556 (01-14)

Satloc IntelliStar for sale. Includes CPU, Display, Lightbar, antenna, all cables, manuals, and installation hardware. Only used on the bench and ready for install. Asking $12000, If interested call 877-9235832 ext 703 or email for more information. (02-13)

Air Tractor auxiliary hydraulic system. 20lbs/hr LESS fuel burn, improved spray pattern, reduced maintenance cost, cockpit adjustable flow controls. Inquires call 541385-5051 or (09-13) 25 inch Breckinridge Spreader. $1500. Call Chad Stuart. Airplane Services Inc. 850-380-6091. tfn

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Let us help you meet increa singly stringent precision application demands. Our systems meet those demands, lower operating costs, and increase your profits. Call 541-385-5051 or www. (09-13)

Call Bruce’s Flying Service for all of your Thrush parts needs! 229-725-4150, fax 229-725-5135. E-mail bruceandrews62@ 09-13

Cockpit adjustable flow control kit. Manual control or GPS variable rate ready Integrates into existing hydraulic systems. More info at Kawak Aviation Technologies 541-385 -5051 w w w.kawakaviation. com (09-13)

Remember J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. Is a Transland, Black Steel Brake and McFarlane dealer. We have a large amount of these brands inventory in stock as well as Cleveland. GE Lighting, Cessna, Piper etc. give us a call for all your parts needs at 800-542-8565 or email us at jcaviation@ Atfn

Used Load Hawg in excellent condition out of AT-602, $8500. For More information call 337-789-3529 or email lakeairser@ (02-13)

LOAD HAWG-The modern, efficient, safe, perfect way to improve your solids application. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, MO 800-325-0885 TFN

Superbooms for Cessna, Piper, Thrush, Air Tractor and custom manufacture; THRUSH AILERON SERVOS-STC’d kits. TSA 800642-5777 or (TFN)

Accessories & Parts! 100’s of new and OHC accessories, parts for just about everything. Big discounts! Please have par t numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at tfn

GPS Antenna Mount, for specific ag aircraft, Performance and looks, slip stream design delivers peak signals. Contact Terry Barber 605-258-2743. (02-13) Cessna Authorized Parts Center: Prompt, World-Wide Par ts Service, Engines, Bonaire 550 Conversions, Wings.MidContinent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-3250885 tfn Air Tractor Parts New and Used (Associate dealer for Lane Aviation). FWF cowlings 402, 502, 602 many to chose from, removed for Factory and Cascade P-cowl conversions. New and used (Factory Rebuilt) Aileron, Flaps, Elevators, Rudders, Horz/Vert stabs in stock and ready to sale or trade. Call Steve @ North Star Aviation 620-356-4528 tfn

O/H’D THRUSH 29” LANDING GEAR & WE CAN REPAIR / REBUILD YOURS. JOHNSTON AIRCRAFT SERVICE, INC. 559686-1794 / Email info@johnstonaircraft. com tfn Thrush parts - Wings, props, tail feathers, batteries, tires - we have the inventory. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: web site: tfn PARTS, PARTS, PARTS. For all your ag aviation needs, please call Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Service 800-441-2964 Air Tractor Dealer tfn

Um par de asas estendida 95% completa do Thrush S2R . A pair of extended wings 95% complete Thrush S2R. Brazil. / 16 36274879 (tfn)

Pressure Cowls for all PT6 Air Tractor and Thrush. Reduce ITT 35 to 70 degrees. Reduce fuel consumption. Save on Hot Section Inspections. Easy access to fuel nozzle & air filter. Reduce NG 1 to 3%. Make your -15 perform like a -34. ELIMINATE ONGOING AIR FILTER PURCHASES! Now taking deposits and scheduling deliveries for mid-late 2011 and early 2012. Please contact Cascade Aircraft Conversions at 509-635-1212 or tom@ (08-13) J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc ha s purchased a large new inventory of Citabria GCBC part in late 1977-79 rnge. Lots of common everyday parts. Landing gear, wheels 7 brakes, engine parts etc. call Jerry or Sid today 800-542-8565 or email At fn 8 Million new surplus parts for Cessna, Piper, and other aircraft; Continental and Lycoming engines; and a few spray system parts, big discounts. Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800 -433- 0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. tfn

Serviceable S2R wings, Engine Mount Ayers 45-60 Series, short extension wing tip assy, seat assy, strut assy, left engine exhaust stack, control sticks, steps, splice blocks, throttle quadrants, control quadrants, and MANY various other parts. For more information call Bruce’s Flying Service 229-725-4150, fax 229-7255135. E-mail bruceandrews62@gmail. com. (09-13)

Cascade Aircraft Conversions Barrier Filter System for the Soloy Turbine Converted Bell 47/Hiller 12 Helicopters. See decreased TOT by up to 38 degrees C. Pull full torque at lower TOT temps, burn less fuel, extend the life of critical turbine parts. Contact Cascade Aircraft Conversions at 509-635-1212 or tom@ . ( 08-13) Replacement parts. New and used for all Ag Cat models. Also carry New Piper tailwheel springs and Transland Dealer. Call Hershey Flying Service 308-368-5556 (01-14) NEW! CP11TT/w-3 Tips & Shutoff in stock ready to ship today.1-800-437-5319 SkyTractor Supply Company tfn S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc. specializes in the overhaul of Radial and Turbine engine accessories. We have most items in stock ready to ship for exchange. Give us a call @ 830-625-7923 or fax 830-625-4138. t fn

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Accessories & Parts! 100’s of new and OHC accessories, parts for just about everything. Big discounts! Please have par t numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at tfn The mid-west Air tractor dealer, Farm Air Inc. has expanded its parts department. Call Carrie or Randy for all your Air Tractor parts needs at 877-715-8476. tfn Agrinautics, Angel Flight Assistant, Automatic Flagman, Aero Engines, Arrow prop, Air Tractor (Associate dealer Queen Bee Air Specialties) CP Nozzles, Compro Smoker, Crophawk, Covington Aircraft Engine, Collins Air Conditioner, Cleveland, Chip Detector, Hemisphere GPS, Hot Stuff, Nieto Products, New and used aircraft, (large) Parts Inventory, ServAero, Spraying Systems, Co., Superbugs, SPH-4 Helmet, Simplex, Tires, Transland, WeathAero. Sky Tractor Supply 800437-5319,, email@, 701-636-5881 (fax) TFN Cessna Ag Parts. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-843-0811 sales@ tfn Cessna Par t s - Engine, propellers, authorized service center. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-6861794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: info@ web site: www. tfn We have all fibreglass parts for Weatherly and Ag-Cat (A, B and Super B). Call for prices. Professional Fibreglass Repair. 530-735-6264 tfn Spend your time doing what you do best “SPRAYING” and let us find those parts for you. Part numbers are really important. Call Jerry or Sid 800-542-8565 or email At fn Large inventory of Thrush parts surplus to our needs. Call for list. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-843-0811 tfn 10,000 P/N of Continental & Lycoming parts, 50% discount on most new! Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at tfn Brave and Pawnee parts - engines, props, spar kits, fuel cells and foam kits, and much more. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-6869360, e-mail: web site: t fn Angel Personal Flight Assistant - in stock, shipping today. Premium quality Bluetooth interface for the cockpit. Noise free cell phone use without fumbling for your phone. Caller ID, direct dial, redial, voice dial, download phonebook and call list entries, dial direct., Stream bluetooth music and control, E6B flight computer, Stopwatch, fuel and approach timer. Large full color easy to read backlit screen, intuitive menus, automatic cut out with radio transmissions, ambient light sensor. Sky Tractor Supply 1-800-437-5319 A tfn

J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. has 29” wheel sets. We will accept your 10” wheel and brakes in exchange. Call Jerry or Sid 800-542-8565 or email jcaviation@pldi. net Atfn

J & C Enterprises has a Cessna 188 props in Stock Y.T. Also offer some STC’d propellers. Call Jerry or Sid 800-542-8565 or email Atfn

Retrofit Hopper Door for AT502 and AT602. Now available for fall and winter installation Professional Fibreglass Repair. 530-735-6264 tfn COMPLETE THRUSH FACTORY METAL TA I L W / U P D AT E S . J O H N S T O N AIRCRAFT SERVICE, INC. 559-686-1794 / Email www. tfn J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. still has one of the largest Cessna, and Piper Ag Aircraft inventories in the USA and has a huge inventory of Lighting and wheel and brake inventory. Let us be your total part provider. Call in your needs - Sid or Jerry 800-542-8565 or jcaviation@pldi. net Atfn Remember J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. Is a Transland, Black Steel Brake and McFarlane dealer. We have a large amount of these brands inventory in stock as well as Cleveland. GE Lighting, Cessna, Piper etc. give us a call for all your parts needs at 800-542-8565 or email us at jcaviation@ Atfn Emco Wheaton/Buckeye Dr y Break Couplers and adapters, Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FA X 559 - 686 -9360, e - mail: info @ web site: www. tfn


GE M601- E11 751 HP TURBOPROP Conversions for Air Tractor and Thrush. Increased Reliability. No Hot Section Inspections. No Nozzles to Service. Cascade Pressure Cowl – Standard Equipment with Lifetime Serviceable Air Filter System! 3,000 HR Engine TBO. Auto Start Systems. Lower Operating/Maintenance Costs. Improved Safety. Ease of Maintenance Access. Warranty: 1,000 Hr / 1,100 Cycles or 2 Years. Now taking deposits and scheduling deliveries for mid-late 2011 and early 2012. Please contact Cascade Aircraft Conversions at 509-635-1212 or . tfn

finance/lease For Lease: Late model Air Tractor 502 for the 2013 season. Inquire - South Delta Aviation. Darryl Riddell 870-5729011 days or 870-995-1323 nights and weekends. (02-13) WANTED: geared Thrush or Air Tractor to lease/Rent for 2013 season email or call 509-346-2417. (02-13)

2D30-6101A20,A/R. $4,500 2D30-6101A12,0/IRAN $10,500 22D40-6533A-12, 852-SOH(Beautiful) $19,500 AmAg 870-886-2418 (89F) agcat@bscn. com 12D40-AG100-4S,375-SOH,Nice Blades $12,500 12D40-AG100-4S,OHC $15,500 22D40-AG200-2, 1200-SOH, 60-SIRAN & ADCW $20,500 AmAg 870-886-2418 (89F)agcat@bscn. com

Air Tractor financing can put an Air Tractor in your hangar. Air Tractor offers competitive financing options in the U.S. and Canada from Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. Fly now and take seven years to pay, 10 years to amortize and have a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan. Other attractive term periods are available, too. These financing options are available on both new and used Air Tractors purchased through Air Tractor dealers. See your Air Tractor dealer today! t f n


22D30-6533A12, OHC $15,500 12D40-6101A12. 175-SIRAN $11,500 HC-B3TN-3D/5M,OHC W/NEW-4Blades $23,000 AmAg 870-886-2418 (89F) agcat@bscn. com

Air Repair Inc. is the source for the Fast Start Kit to get yours today call Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-843-0811 tfn

1995 Ford F-450 Diesel, 5 speed, 400 gallon Fuel tank for jet fuel, 12 inch Steel less auger, mild steel hopper, 6,000 lb capacity, 25 miles on refurbished engine, truck has less than 10,000 miles since new. $30,000 call 870-930-6556 or 870-684-2203 (02-13)

Jasco Alternator kits in stock. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-8430811 tfn

Hartzell 3 Blade and 5 blade Props, new & used $CALL Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE 281-342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401. TFN

ALL KINDS Auger Trucks, flip over, big fuel,scales, ready to go. Poorboy’s Flying Service. 870 -932-8020 or 870 -9318485 (02-13)

Auger Trucks For Sale (Trade-Ins) Also list of customer trucks. Call Auger Dan Office: 870-578-6133 Cell: 870-9192317 A 02-13 1500 gal Jet A refueler; Nissan UD 3300 truck; epoxy lined steel tank: Liquid Control counter with predetermining counter (new 2003); single point and over the wing nozzles: automatic reel. Truck and pump work well; good rubber $13,900 or Will consider trades for auto, truck, or aircraft Call 501-985-1484 AR location. tfn

miscellaneous Exhaust for 1340 Air Tractor 301, 401 -NEWand complete. Air tractor P/N 88-4200575 $4900. Call 507-993-5530 (02-13)

Toy pla stic model Air Tractor. 12” wingspan, removable stand. Great toy for the kids or desktop model. $15 + s/h order online at or e-mail tfn Help your little pilot fly high in dream world with these Bi-Plane PJ’s... Assorted sizes available. For more information call 478-987-2250 or visit our Market Place at tfn Aviator Backpack and matching coin purse (sold separately). Available in blue and pink. For more information call 478987-2250 or vist our Market Place at tfn

Props for Sale: 2D30-6101A-18, 22D30-6533A-12 12D40-6101A-12, 12D40-AG100-2 22D40-6533A-12, 23D40-6533A-18 23D4 0 -70 05A-12, Call PropWork s, Winnipeg, Canada Tel: 888-679-2965 email: 12-13


Call Pat Ballard Office:870-697-2004 Fax:870-697-3568 185 Hwy. 42 West , Hickory Ridge, AR.

NEW to the DeSpain Collection, Customizable Note Cards featuring your favorite Pen and Ink drawing. For more information call 478-987-2250 or visit our Market Place at t f n

For sale Hamilton Standard 12D40-403 0-since IRAN. Email: or call 701-284-6755 (02-13) For Outright Sale: Overhauled 5-Blade Pr o p. H a r t ze l l H C- B5 M P -3C . F i t s AT-502A, AT-503, AT- 602, AT-802, Thrush S-2R-T65 & S-2RHG -T65.’06 Hartzell Overhaul. TSN: 1379.5 (TSO:0). Call Steve or Gary 210-924-5561. sales@ (02-13)

We build loader trucks to your specifications. Stainless Steel Straight and Fold Up. Mild Steel Straight and Fold Up. Mild Steel Hopper w/Stainless Steel Tube. Been in loader truck business since 1980.

Fight rodent infestation with Cascade’s i n n ov a t i ve a n d e x t r e m e l y s i m p l e solution, Mouse Pants! Hand crafted from the highest quality 2024-T3 aircraft aluminum (lighter and not as likely to carve up an operator like galvanized steel). Quick action Wing nut CAMLOC aircraft grade fasteners. Rubber trimmed to protect your aircraft’s finish and the flooring surface. Order your set of three for only $599.00 plus shipping and handling. Please contact Cascade Aircraft Conversions at 509-635-1212 or tom@ (08-13)

SUPERBUGS A safe and economical way to speed up Mother nature! Dispose of hazardous waste in loading and spill areas, ponds and ditches. SUPERBUGS disposes of insecticides, Fungicides, herbicides, and petroleum products Such as waste oil, diesel fuel, gasoline, solvent or anything of organic nature. Blue Stripe Distributing Toll Free 877-924-5025 tfn w w w. Aircr af tCost AG Operators can calculate your breakeven, % investment return, profit potential, and produce annual & monthly cash flows. Project your financials without spending hours of your time. All reports are produced automatically and accurately af ter you provide your cost inputs and gross application fees. Types of analyses performed include: Company/ Individual Ownership, Managed with/ without Leaseback, Commercial Operation, Agricultural/Fire/Ambulance Operations, Joint Ownership, Fractional Ownership, and Charter/Rental. AG sales organizations can provide prospects with customized & professional ownership cost analysis. This program is a great sales aid and management tool. FREE sample reports. Click REQUEST INFORMATION on the website or call 281-419-7443 t f n Fly through your mail with our Airplane Letter Opener! Makes a great gift. For more information call 478-987-2250 or vist our Market Place at t f n PC SPRAY Dedicated Application Software, Version 3. Fully-functional program. Buy it once, use it forever! No annual fees. Technical support for the life of the product. Call or email for demo today. Sky Tractor Supply 1-800-437-5319 t f n Crop Duster Video - “The Crop Dusters - The Early Years 1921-1955”; the era of Stearmans and Cubs flying the fields will never be seen again. Available in VHS or DVD. Only $20.00, plus S&H. MC and Visa accepted. Call 478-987-2250 Fax 478-9871836 Historical Video Productions. tfn Reduce Drift, Increase Deposition and Retention use Control™ FREE SAMPLE Call 765-395-3441, mrfoam1@garrco. com tfn

Order your The AgOp Collage Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $60 plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at t f n HELMET with slide up visor $850. Deluxe Kevlar Helmet with ANR, Softskins, Oregon seals $1200. Sky Tractor Supply 1-800-437-5319 At fn J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc. Is always looking for all types of derelict aircraft, parts inventory, both new and used. We will buy small or a shop full. Contact Jerry Buster 800 -542-8565 or email At fn

English to Spanish Technical Translations Fo r m e r A &P a n d Ag - Pi l o t, C a r l o s Retamosa Specializing in translating: • Aviation technical manuals • Airworthiness Directives (ADs) • Service Bulletins (SBs) Contact info 598-53-24376 retamosa@ tfn HOTSTUFF AG AIRCRAFT CLEANER Call to order the # 1 Ag Aircraft cleaner in the country, Used by over 400 operators Coast to Coast. Blue Stripe Distributing 877-924-5025 Atfn One-acre-square house lot for sale in new Plane Living Sky Park neighborhood with 2,000 s.f., all brick, covenants. Lot is one of 13 directly on new sod runway. Taxi out of your hangar, directly onto the runway. Located in Peach County, Georgia. Public water, septic sewer. paved streets, curb and gutter, street lights. Less than five miles west of I-75, Exit 142, approximately five miles to Fort Valley, GA and approximately 10 miles to Warner Robins, GA. Google It! South side of Hwy 96 at 50 Lane Rd., Fort Valley, Georgia 31030 (Google photo before development). Save thousands and buy from owner. $35,000 OBO. 478.987.2250 t f n

insurance INSURANCE from the Leading Ag Aviation Brokers. 64 Years Risk Management, Lowtime Pilot Coverage. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-325-0885 www. tfn


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DOUG DAVIDSON, aircraft owner and commercial pilot, has served the unique insurance needs of the agricultural aviation community since 1982. He founded Davidson Solid Rock Ins. in 1995 on Christian principles, honesty, inte gr i t y, an d th e co mmi tm e nt to provide insurance products as solid as our name! One call is all it takes to shop all available markets for your specialized aviation insurance needs. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you at 800358-8079. Or visit our website at www. tfn “Insurance from a name you can trust, at a price you can afford”, is what we do and it’s our motto. Hardy Aviation Insurance, Inc, is centrally located in Wichita Kansas and has been servicing the aerial application market for years n ow. R A N DY H A R DY e s t a b l i s h e d Hardy Aviation Insurance in 1995 with aerial application as his main focus. Prompt courteous service from a staff dedicated and knowledgeable includes Angie Banz, Tim Wiebe, Dick Russell and Rita Ethridge, whom have years of e x p e r ie n ce s e r v icin g th e ae r ial application business. Give us a try, you might be surprised. Call 1 800 7216733 or fax us at 316-945-2330. Get an online quote from our web site at or e-mail us at t f n

services Cascade Conversion for Thrush and Air Tractor. Fuel Saving, Cooler running, more power available. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, MO 800-325-0885 tfn Let us sell your Ag plane! Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. 1601 Hwy 84 East Hayti, MO 63851 800-325-0885 tfn

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New from our DeSpain Collection, Pen and Ink Thirsty Stone Coasters. These high quality coasters will look great on any desktop or table. Set of 4. Makes a great gift! For more information call 478-987-2250 or vist our Market Place at tfn

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!!Attention Thrush Owners!! North Star Aviation Inc is now the new STC holder of the Thrush Reinforce Leading Edge Skins. If you are getting ready to rebuild your Thrush wings due to AD09-26-11 or tired of bird strikes and ugly leading edges!! Now is the time to install North Star Aviations new Thrush heavy duty reinforced leading edge skins fully STC’d SA03518AT no Field approval required. For more Info contact Wendel or Steve @ North Star Aviation Inc. 620-356-4528 tfn

Jeffries Airworks Dynamic Propeller Balancing with Chadwick Helmuth engine printout equipment. Jeffries Airworks, Dynamic Balancing, Vibration Analysis. Much more than just a balance. Call Jim Jeffries, A&P/IA, 985-507-9981, Nationwide service on your location.

We rebuild and refinish any fibreglass part for Weatherly, Cessna, Piper and Ag-Cat (A, B and Super B,C and D). Call for prices. Professional Fibreglass Repair. 530-735-6264 tfn

Jeffries Airworks Dynamic Propeller Balancing with Chadwick Helmuth engine printout equipment. Jeffries Airworks, Dynamic Balancing, Vibration Analysis. Much more than just a balance. Call Jim Jeffries, A&P/IA, 985-507-9981, Nationwide service on your location. tfn !!Attention Thrush Owners!! North Star Aviation Inc is now the new STC holder of the Thrush Reinforce Leading Edge Skins. If you are getting ready to rebuild your Thrush wings due to AD09-26-11 or tired of bird strikes and ugly leading edges!! Now is the time to install North Star Aviations new Thrush heavy duty reinforced leading edge skins fully STC’d SA03518AT no Field approval required. For more Info contact Steve @ North Star Aviation Inc. 620-3564528 tfn

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Trace is buying 401 and 402 Air Tractors, any age, any engine. Prefer 2000 models and up. Also buying 301 and 302’s with tall tails and 350 gallon hoppers. Top price paid for clean straight airframes with logbooks intact. Prefer no damage. For more information call Randi Pierce - Jones, 432-618-1052, randi.jones@ tfn

WANTED: Sidewinder Aircraft Dolly. Will pay top $$$. 308-991-3432 (02-13) EXHAUST Wanted: R-1340 and R-985 Exhaust Send Old Exhaust segments for exchange or Sell them! Call Daryl @ 940-902-0797 or evans.daryl@sbcglobal. net tfn Ag Aircraft Wanted: Immediate cash for Ag planes - All considered - Contact Darryl Riddell at 870-572-9011 (02-13)

operations Flying service located south of Beedeville, Arkansas. Nice 1,800 ft paved strip with parallel Bermuda strip, Two large storage trailers, covered mixing area with ss vats and extra steel vat, large concrete/ asphalt loading pad, large newer vertical fuel with large electric pump, plenty of acres to build large hanger/hangers on. Base crop is rice, and there’s plenty of potential for someone starting. Asking $90,000 will consider partial trade . Call 903-949-4966 (02-13) Northwest operation FOR SALE. Ten month season, multiple crops, irrigated with plenty of water and sun. Established business over 36 years, with 68 acres, 2800 ft. blacktop runway, 75ft. by 100ft. heated hangar, with apartment above. Available end of season( Sept.30th 2013) Please email inquires to blindads@agairupdate. com subject: Northwest operation mail inquires to Northwest Operation C/O AgAir Update Po Box 850 Perry GA 31069 or fax inquires to 478-987-1836 Attn: Northwest Operation (02-13)

Midwest operation needs an experienced Ag Pilot for the 2013 season. 1500 hrs. min. Ag time, 500 hrs. Turbine time and Herbicide experience a must. Call Jim @ 605-853-2777 or email resume to: (02-13) For Sale; 45 year established ag operation with 2 airstrips, one paved, with 50X100 Hangar ETC. No aircraft just land & business. Possible lease purchase. E-mail (02-13) Montana aerial application business with FBO. Year round income; ag, 135, fuel and maintenance, included hangar, office, fuel systems with truck and equipment. Aircraft included, contact BigSkyDN@ (02-13)

schools Private Pilot Course offered in Piper Super Cub, 7GC Champ, or in C-150. Commercial Pilot course & CFI offered in Beach Bonanza. Training is available 7 days/week. Tail-wheel training in Super Cub or 7GC Champ. Ag Pilot training course in Super Cub or 7GC Champ, then finished in Call-Air. Examiner available 7 days/week. We can finish a course if you have already started. Housing is available. or call 605-256-9774 or 605-290-3557 (02-13) Ag/Fertilizer/Mosquito Pilot Training utilizing Pawnee PA-25/260 Dual Cockpit, Dual & Solo Flight Time in Ag Plane. SATLOC BANTAM. See ad in this issue & check out our videos at: EAGLE VISTAS LLC 772-285-5506 0 2-13

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seat wanted Plane and pilot available in the Midwest for July and August 2013. Late model Turbine with GPS equipment, 15,000+hr pilot lic in NB, CO and KS. For more information call 308-995-4646 (02-13) Experienced Pilot Seeking seat for 2013 and beyond. I have 15,800 hrs. total time, and over 15,000 hrs Ag time, and over 7000 hrs turbine time. Most crops including rice. Experienced in Herbicide,Fu ngicide,insecticide, and fertilizer. Resume, and reference upon request. (850)9023069, (02-13) Looking for a mentor to teach me the ag business from someone looking to retire soon and wants to sell. 12Khrs with radial, turbine, tw. Hard worker and will start at the bottom. relocate anywhere. Not looking to build hrs and move on email or call 907444-7215 (02-13) Looking for seat 2013 and beyond. 1000+AG, 200+turbine. Herbicide exp. NO CLAIMS EVER. References(operators, not buddies). Call 1-805 -354 -9897 cell. (02-13) Seat/Ag pilot needed starting 2013 season, needs to be carded and insurable. Part ownership/good salary. Call 858-9974465 (02-13)

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Looking for a seat. 90 0 0T T, 50 0 0 tailwheel, 100 Ag, 2700 radial, 1800 turbine. I haven’t done anything in Ag since 1991, so it is starting over for me. Willing to learn everything all over again to earn my way into a seat. Email or call 559908-7113 and leave a message. (02-13) Commercial Pilot/A&P looking to earn a seat. All flight time in Tailwheel A/C, 70 hours Ag. Extensive Farm Background, G r o u n d R i g E x p e r i e n c e . PA A S S attendance. email tangofoxtrot30@ or call 850-777-0554 (02-13) Pilot w/ 3000 Hours 2800 ag time 2600 turbine 12 Piston looking for seat. All ag time was in Arkansas rice & Iowa corn. Lic. Tx, AR, KS, NB, Mo and IA, PASS cert. Hard working and capable free to travel wherever the season takes me. Email or call 870-215-2481 (02-13)

help wanted Immediate full time positions for entry level A&P mechanics. Please send resumes to North Star Aviation, Inc. Fax 620-3563864 or email (08-13) IA and A&P mechanics needed. Call 870 -295- 6213 Salary depending on qualifications and experience tfn Wanted: Plane and Pilot to fly full time for a 40+year established operation in eastern Washington March - August. Prefer turbine aircraft. Send resume to (02-13)

Wanted Experienced full time pilot for ’2013 and beyond. Season usually runs from March thru November, depending on the winter, with the busiest time March thru August. Must be willing to relocate during that time. I have 2 Cessna Ag Trucks with the Lycoming conversions. They are equipped with Satloc 99.5 GPS with flow control, right boom shutoff and A/C. We do herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide. Herbicide experience a must. You must be insurable. I am looking for long term commitment ! Not looking to train someone just so they can build hours and move on ! We are located in Smith Center, KS. A north central KS rural community. email or call Dave @ 785-282-0344 for more info (02-13) Single engine air tanker pilot Wanted. Experienced Level 1 pilots only please. Reply to with name, Level 1 experience and contact info. (02-13) A&P Mechanic needed for growing maintenance and conversion facility located in the Northwest. Turbine and sheet metal fabrication experience a plus but not required. Send resume to tim@ (12-13) Immediate full time positions for entry level or experienced A&P/IA mechanics. Please send resumes to A&P c/o AgAir Update Po Box 850 Perry GA 31069 or email blindads@agairupdate subject A&P or fax 478-987-1836 (tfn) Year-round helicopter pilot needed for the Southwest area. Night applications mainly. Turbine helicopter, Ag experience a must. Call Miles 928-580-9970 (02-13)

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February 2013 - Edition in English  
February 2013 - Edition in English  

AgAir Update, ag aviation's newspaper. February 2013 - Edition in English.