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Built for bananas. The banana industry never rests – and neither do our aircraft. That’s because every Thrush is built to withstand the rigors of the demanding schedules flown by banana pilots worldwide. Loading at first light. Takeoff at sunrise. Multiple applications over thousands of hectares. And not shutting down until the work is done. Then rest, reload, and repeat the next day. The result? More hectares covered in less time. Optimal efficiency. And maximum crop yields. We call it getting the most out of your investment. Operators call it the best aircraft for the mission. And growers call it money in the bank and food on more tables worldwide. Most important, it means we’re all helping feed an increasingly hungry world. After all, it’s what we’re built for. To learn more about Thrush Aircraft, and how our airplanes can help you and your operation be the best they can be, visit us online at thrushaircraft.com, or call Eric Rojek at 229.789.0437.

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Keep Turning… In This Issue Volume 37 Number 5 | May 2019

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10 Earl’s Flying Service - Improving with Innovation 18 Australian Initiatives Improve Power Line Safety 22 Pratt & Whitney Announces Track: A Mobile Tracking Tool for Employees and Customers 24 2018 Ag Aviation Accidents Analysis 32 Avoiding Coking of Fuel Nozzles 34 Thrush Kicks-off 2019 Spray Season with Record First Quarter

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Calendar of Events | See What’s Happening

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AgAir Mail | Correspondence with the Industry

16 Best Maintenance Practices | Francisco Mendes 28 Truth in Flight | Juliana Torchetti Coppick 38 Hopper | Browse the Marketplace 39 Classifieds | Get Serious About Selling

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On the cover and this page: An AT-802 operated by Earl’s Flying Service uses the SATLOC Dual Controller for both dry and wet applications.


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ERIC KLINDT Operator-Pilot

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BIG LEAGUE. Eric swings for the fence every day. For Eric Klindt, either go big, or go home. Every day is a full load of family, farmers, and passion for this life of flying we share. He’s always moving toward a better day and a smarter way. So are we. See what we mean:

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FROM THE COCKPIT

Bill Lavender bill@agairupdate.com

You bought what? I’ve stated before that the ag-aviation industry should embrace drones instead of viewing them as the “enemy”. My argument has always been, and still is, that the demand for the technology and dollars it would take to effectively compete with an ag-plane does not exist. However, I can foresee an ag-operator using one for imaging (complete customer service), field scouting and even to a degree spraying in places the aircraft cannot access. I don’t know of anyone that would completely disagree with me, but then, who knows? I also don’t know of an ag-operator that is actively using drones successfully, meaning for a profit. With the turbine powered ag-planes and GPS guided ag-aircraft, the industry seemed to resist the initial innovation, then embraced it wholeheartedly. I believe this will be the case in the very near future for drones, as the technology advances in leaps and bounds. The point of bringing this up is, and I am in confession, AgAir Update has purchased a DJI Mavic2 drone. This particular model, with extra bells and whistles, like spare blades and a very nice travel case, approaches $2,500. It is not your teenager’s drone, trust me. AgAir Update’s purchase of a drone is not to spray anything; more about that later. When I saw Graham’s cover photo of the April edition featuring Twin County Air-Ag, I thought, “Gee, is he on the top of the hangar or some extended forklift?” Then, the revelation struck me and I told him, “Hey, I wonder if we could use a drone when interviewing for articles? We could probably take some interesting photos and videos.” We really look forward to incorporating the advantages of using the drone for articles. The damn thing even has an N-number, of sorts. It can do things I had not thought of, like select a moving target and circle it autonomously. I’m told it has a top speed of 44 mph.

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Additionally, the Mavic2 has obstacle avoidance capabilities. I’m not sure how that would work with ag-aircraft avoidance, not well, I don’t think. The first day it was flown, while circling me, autonomously, it ran into the limbs of a tree and ended upside down, on the ground, disabled; only minor propeller damage. Also included in our total purchase price is replacement insurance. We may need that before all is said and done. At this time, I’ve yet to fly the darn thing. I never learned to play Nintendo or any of those video games. So, I may not be able to fly it. But, I look forward to using it to make the photos in AgAir Update all that much better. As far as spraying with it, I’m tinkering with the idea that a drone would be an excellent applicator for mosquito control. I see individual houses in my neighborhood with little signs out front, “Protected by Mosquito Joe”. In years past, I’ve treated 10s of thousands of acres for mosquitoes with an aircraft. I can’t figure out how Mosquito Joe can select one house lot and control mosquitoes that have the capability of flying over a mile. There must be some sort of repellent in the mix, like a pyrethrin. In an ideal world, the drone could make these applications. When I flew for mosquitoes, the application rate was 2.6 ounces per acre of straight material (malathion); that’s about 50 acres to the gallon. With a bunch of jumping through legal certification hoops, possibly a start-up business could be legal to make the perfect application with a drone. Neighborhood homeowner associations might contract to spray the neighborhood; possibly even small townships. It’s an interesting thought, one that we all should be entertaining… Until next month, Keep Turning…


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May 27, 2019 International Crop Duster’s Day May 20-24, 2019 Operation SAFE Fly-In

Exact date TBA Manito, Illinois IL45 Garrett Lindell 309-582-5445 May 28-29, 2019 IaAAA Operation SAFE

Storm Lake, IA dgardisser@wrkofar.com 501-676-1762 June 4-6, 2019 Australia AAA National Convention and Trade Show

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Lovedale, NSW Australia 02 6241 2100 aaaa.org.au July 30 - August 1, 2019 Congresso da Aviação Agrícola do Brasil 2019 - SINDAG

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La Junta, CO 719-362-0743 jessica@coagav.org October 11-13, 2019 NAAA Fall Board Meeting

Denver, CO Tel: 202-546-5722 Fax: 202-546-5726 information@agaviation.org

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October 15-17, 2019 CoAAA Convention and Trade Show

January 2020 MoAAA Convention

January 2020 NM AAA Convention

Double Tree HOtel Greeley, CO 719-362-0743 jessica@coagav.org

TBA Mike Hall 573-649-2587 aerialcropservices@sbcglobal. net

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November 3-5, 2019 PNW Convention

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Coeur D’Alene Resort Coeur d’Alene, ID Tara Lea Brown 509-989-9098 pnwaaa@gmail.com

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November 4-6, 2019 KsAAA Convention

January 2020 AzAAA PAASS Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan, KS Rhonda McCurry 316-796-1180 kaaa@ksagaviation.org

TBA Brittany Armstrong 520-705-9692 barmstrong@agairusa.com

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January 2020 LaAAA Convention

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TBA Ed Krielow 337-230-9952 www.laaaonline.org

Marriott Savannah Savannah, GA Linda Minton 772-465-0714 www.flagaviation.org

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MonteBleu Resort Casino and Spa South Lake Tahoe, NV Terry Gage | 916-645-9747 terry.gage@caaa.net November 18-21, 2019 NAAA’s Ag Aviation Expo

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, FL Lindsay Barber Tel: 202-546-5722 Fax: 202-546-5726 information@agaviation.org December 3-5, 2019 Mid-States Convention

Isle of Capri Casino Convention Center Bettendorf, IA Brandon Flexsenhar 309-208-9668 agpilot79@yahoo.com

January 2020 AMAA Convention

TBA Colleen Campbell 406-781-6461 www.montanaarialapplicators. org January 2020 NEAAA Convention

TBA Sandy Carter 609-820-7846 businessoffice@northeastaaa. org January 2020 OkAAA Conference

TBA Sandy Wells 405-341-3548 sandy@okaaa.org

January 8-10, 2020 TxAAA Convention

TBA Lorena Campos 512-476-2644 Lcampos@thetexascapitol. com January 17-19, 2020 MsAAA Convention

February 10-12, 2020 Tri State Aerial Applicator Convention

River’s Edge Convention Center St. Cloud, MN Terry Stieren 612-751-1187 tambroz@aol.com Andrea Goebel 605-690-3477 sdaviation@gmail.com Cindy Beck 701-899-3232 cindy@tri-stateaviation.com tristateaerialconvention.com February 16-16, 2020 NAAA Spring Board Meeting

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AGAIR MAIL

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Catching Up I got my Operating Certificate #RHDG567H on March 17th, 1976, spraying then pre-plant soybean and corn herbicides, now post-emerge, then on soybeans, only 2,4-D on corn and no ground-rigs or turbines! The business has changed a lot. Thank you all for this fine magazine and stories, and yes, I’ve got some! Noel Palmer Novelty, MO

of stories, too (can’t write about some of them). ­—Bill

P.S. Check is in the mail, on its way.

Hats Off Hello Noel Well damn! I got my operating certificate the exact same day, AG 701-62. What are the odds of that happening and we find out 43 years later! I know that is hard to believe, so here’s a photo! I guess we were keeping the FAA busy that day. And yes, I got my share

Hats off to Alan McCracken and his article this month in AgAir Update, “What Spray Volume is Necessary”! After 43 years in the business, it’s about time someone got it right. I’ve read about operators in South America spraying Roundup and many other herbicides at one GPA, or less. My theory is “water don’t kill anything”. I started

spraying with a Hughes 269 forty-three years ago carrying 30 gallons; didn’t have a whole lot of choice if I wanted to get anything done. That was in the mid-70s and the EPA was in too much of a political uproar than to be regulating. Of course, things are different today, but low volume applications would still work like they did then. Gary Worthy Atwood, Texas Hello Gary; What is it with this 43 years ago business? First, Noel Palmer tells me his Operating Certificate was issued on same day as mine 43 years ago and now, you started spraying that same year. Must have been something to do with the moon phase. Thanks for your comment on Alan’s article. I’ve copied him. I wasn’t sure how well the article would be received.

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Hello Andrew; I can tell you that if something like that was coming toward us in the South, we’d expect wind and hail with a little rain thrown in for good measure. I’d be looking for a hangar... —Bill


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Earl’s Flying Service Improving with Innovation


by Graham Lavender

Mike Lee has been developing improvements to the aircraft Earl’s Flying Service operates since the very beginning. Although Mike has retired from active ag flying, he continues to design and build improvement after improvement. AgAir Update had the opportunity to catch up with Mike Lee this spring for a one-on-one look at the many modifications and inventions he has brought to the ag aviation industry over the past 45 years.


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The present day Earl’s Flying Service began in March of 1970 when Mike’s Lee’s father, Earl Lee, became airport manager for the Steele Municipal Airport. Earl opened a repair and rebuild shop with Mike working after school. Earl’s Aircraft Repair worked on all general aviation aircraft and specialized in ag aircraft. The first ag aircraft rebuilt was a Piper 235 Pawnee. Earl decided after the first year that an ag operation in Steele was worth pursuing. In March of 1971, Earl purchased a 220 Stearman and built a spray system for the aircraft and started spraying with it. Mike, still in high school, also began flying in the spring. Earl and Mike both flew the Stearman during the season of 1971. In September of 1971 Earl purchased his first 235 Pawnee for the flying service, spraying with it until the winter of 1975. It was then they replaced the ag-aircraft fleet with 450 hp and 600 hp Ag-Cats, which carried the business into the 1980s. In the winter of 1978, Mike purchased Earl’s Flying Service from his dad, rebuilding and flying AgCats until 1982. Soon after, Mike began rebuilding a 600 hp Thrush. Mike was no stranger to rebuilding aircraft, as many airframes used by Earl’s Flying Service were rebuilds, done by both Mike and his dad. In the winter of 1983, Mike purchased a Turbo Thrush from Chuck Stone and begin flying turbine powered ag-planes. Mike flew the Thrush for nine seasons until he purchased an AT-502. Mike has been developing improvements to the aircraft Earl’s Flying Service operates since the very first Stearman. Although Mike has retired from active ag flying, he continues to design and build improvement after improvement. AgAir Update had the opportunity to catch up with Mike Lee this spring for a one-on-one look at the many modifications and inventions he has brought to the ag aviation industry over the past 45 years. A 12 | agairupdate.com


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Left Top: This pressure switch is mounted into the hopper ram air inlet and routed to indicator lights in the hopper. A rheostat controls the sensitivity, based on the material in the hopper. Above: Mike Lee holds the dual controller made by SATLOC. This controller is used for both wet and dry applications, and easily configured on the touch screen of the G4. Left: A boom bleed back retro kit for standard booms is made of 3/8” stainless steel tubing with compression fittings. This installation eliminates water hammer in spray booms when shutting off spray, as well as streaming nozzles from boom pressure bleed off. Right:The side mount spray pump intake cleans up air flow under the belly of the aircraft.

“I’m a problem solver,” says Mike. “Most of my innovations have been born from a practical need for my business, but then a customer will come in and say ‘Mike, I really like that, I want that on my airplane!” We started our tour of Earl’s Flying Service in his testing room, where Mike has installed working models of dry and wet spray systems, complete with pumps and pressure gauges. It is here he demonstrated the dual controller unit made by SATLOC (Transland). Earl’s Flying Service is a dealer and repair facility for the SATLOC brand of products. Mike has a test station set up for both dry and wet applications. The pocket-sized controller is the brain and is able to control both wet and dry prescription applications with a simple selection on the touch screen. The dual controller is G4 specific. Mike has innovated the installation of the controller unit, by encasing its hardware in an aluminum box next to the SATLOC CPU. This, as Mike explains, extends the longevity in a moisturerich environment. “The Achilles heel of this controller is when contaminants enter through the harness. By placing the dual controller in this box, we all but eliminate that,” explains Mike. Mike Lee’s involvement with GPS units dates back to Del Norte days before Satloc was developed by John Goodwin at Farm Air Service in Arizona. In 1992, Mike leased a Flying Flagman system from Del Norte ➤ agairupdate.com | A 13


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Technology. The Flying Flagman debuted in the 1970s and used ground-based transmitters on towers that triangulated the signal. Due to the associated costs, the Flying Flagman was not widely used in the United States. However, Mike used his relationship with Del Norte to make the GPS test flying for Del Norte’s first system in 1993. Del Norte sent engineers and computer software programmers to Steele, Missouri where ➤ they installed GPS equipment and conducted test flights. By participating in the test program that many would say lead the way to GPS in ag aviation, Mike was granted a Del Norte (now SATLOC) dealership in March of 1994. The “wizard behind the curtain” doesn’t stop with innovations in GPS and dual controller installations. There certainly isn’t enough space in this magazine to go in depth on the many innovations that were born in the hangar of Earl’s Flying Service. Our tour continued to the expansive parts room, where Mike explained his innovative bleed back line installation that all together prevents the dreaded water hammer effect. Using 3/8” stainless steel tubing, the lines are fit to the backside of the nozzles using a compression fitting. This stays snug inside the boom and allows for the pressure to dissipate appropriately. The hardware is sold in a kit. Walking outside the parts room, Mike begins his story on how, years ago, Dr. Dennis Gardisser was running into an issue with aircraft using the first hydraulic pump installations. The air was disrupting the pattern (the aircraft were being flown on timber) and both he and Gardisser were perplexed at what was causing it. Mike got to work and developed the alternative “side” plumbing for the system. This plumbing dramatically cleans the air around the pump and improves the pattern. While explaining his plumbing modifications, Mike casually mentions other innovations, from pressure switches to a dry hopper quantity gauge to spray handle spray valve on-off mounted switches, it seems Mike has come up with improvements for about everything. Mike is also a industry advocate. He has served on many state and national levels for both the Missouri AAA and the National Agricultural Aviation Association. He hosts an annual Operation SAFE clinic for the region, as well. We ended the tour while Earl’s Flying Service’s AT-802s were at work on herbicide and fertilizer applications. Both aircraft are configured the same and you can bet they all have the latest and greatest from Mike Lee.

This Page: The ChemBlade knife system at Earl’s Flying Service makes opening and rinsing containers simple and fast. Opposite: Another innovation is the hose dolly attached to load hoses by Michael Walker.

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BEST MAINTENANCE PRACTICES Francisco Mendes - Aviation Consultant

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quality and engine cycles are all considered during the management process to set the best standard for inspections and revisions of engine and aircraft components. Some items such as injector nozzles and flow dividers have their service life extended for an overhaul extension and is considered safe according to the manufacturer’s manual. However, the analysis of a specialist reduces the inspection


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time in order to maintain operational performance and also prevent excessive wear of other engine components. “Whenever we start a turbine engine management process for a customer, we do an analysis of the operational aspects and the current state of the engine to define a schedule of recurrent inspections and reviews,” says Engineer Marcus Vinícius Campos, Manager of Quality Assurance at CSA MRO in Goiânia, Brazil. There are several software programs that aid the management process by interpreting data collected during the operation of the engine. Equipment can be installed in the aircraft that reads data during engine operation. This data is stored and can be transferred for analysis, as well as monitoring in order to prevent a possible engine failure. Data such as temperature variations, barometric pressure and engine behavior during certain phases of operation are subjected to specific algorithms that are analyzed and then interpreted by the engine specialist. It is very important to acknowledge the need for a specialist, so data can have an effect on the life of the engine. A comparison can be made similar to a patient who does a blood test and does not show the doctor the result of this test. This patient may have a health condition that goes beyond their knowledge and may entail future consequences. Likewise, the engine specialist has the specific knowledge to interpret data

detected by the software and can propose necessary measures in order to avoid excessive wear or future damage to the engine. The importance of engine management by specialized professionals to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs and ensure flight safety is highly relevant and recommended to all turbine engine operators.

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The Australian Aerial Applicators Association has been working closely with power line safety designers Balmoral Engineering and electricity companies Ergon Energy and Essential Energy to install new power line markers that significantly boost power line visibility. In addition, power line network maps are now available in both Queensland and New South Wales through the Ergon app and Essential Energy downloadable maps. Most operators in those states have now integrated these maps into their planning systems. Mapping and marking of wires have been identified by AAAA as critical safety actions that will help protect low-level pilots flying crops, pasture and fires. The Balmoral ROTAMARKA™ is a unique device that clamps onto power lines common on farms and in rural areas. It is seen as one of the best products on the market in Australia with its high contrast elements, three-dimensional form and ability to rotate in light breezes. AAAA hopes to assist Balmoral and the power companies to make a breakthrough into mainstream farmer safety programs to increase the number of markers being installed to warn

against wires not only for pilots, but for trucks, headers, pickers and augers – all of which figure prominently in wire strikes across the nation. AAAA CEO Phil Hurst says the rest of the country now has a very effective working model for power line marking using the Balmoral Engineering ROTAMARKA™ which can be installed using an industry standard insulated stick and Balmoral attachment tool from the ground – further reducing costs for farmers. The marker is also compliant with Australia Standard AS 3891- 2 which AAAA helped rewrite. “We believe this product makes a real difference to our pilots and we awarded our Leland Snow Innovation Award to Balmoral Engineering last year for their ongoing development of a great product. “Our members worked with us to conduct pilot assessment trials of the spinning markers at two sites at Moree (NSW) and Dalby (Qld) to field test effectiveness under different real-world conditions. “We found not only did markers improved the pilot’s ability to attain and hold the wire in their vision, it also assisted in the challenge of keeping the wire in short term memory. “AAAA independent pilot tests have ➤

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Above: These ROTAMARKA™ make spotting this power line much easier. Previous Page: A Thrush approaches a set of wires that have been marked by Balmoral’s ROTAMARKA™ power line marker.

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demonstrated the ROTAMARKA™ makes difficultto-see power lines visible from up to 1200 metres (1300 yards – the distance limit of the AAAA trials). “Importantly, we found the ability to select different colours to contrast with different backgrounds gives the marker greater flexibility – and can even help colour blind pilots who might struggle to see a red/orange marker,” concludes Hurst. The ROTAMARKA™ is manufactured by Balmoral Engineering and is gathering rapid momentum in improving safety. In Tasmania, the marker is also being widely used to protect birds from hitting wires. Interest is now spreading to the USA because of the agricultural similarities between the two countries. Balmoral is excited in seeing the global interest in their ROTAMARKA™ with some electrical utilities in the USA now also leading the way. Balmoral’s Business Development Manager Gordon Hedges said that Balmoral had responded to requests from electrical utilities for a better product to mark power lines, designing a better clamping system, rotating ball-bearing multi-

colour marker and insulated stick and fittings for installation. “The Balmoral team went to work, gathering information and consulting industry experts and pilots with compliance to Aviation Standards. The key advantage, in addition to very high visibility due to rotating colours, is the marker can be fitted live-line by a single person. “Our aim was to design a purpose-built product that could help mitigate power line strikes in the agricultural Industry that was cost effective to install. This was in-line with our core business values and product range in preserving life,” remarks Hedges. Balmoral marker utility trials in hot spot areas have reduced incidents for some utilities to zero. If you would like to contact Balmoral Engineering or view our markers in operation on video, please follow this link: https:// balmoralengineering.com/video-library/ AAAA Phil Hurst – CEO 61 2 62412100 www.aaaa.org.au Balmoral Engineering — Gordon Hedges – Business Development Manager 61 2 9482 4000 www.balmoralengineering.com


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Solutions at Pratt & Whitney. “We are the dependable engine company. We produce stateof-the-art products and services. Our employees and customers deserve a dependable and effective support system, like this app, in place to help empower them to meet their objectives.” The application is currently being piloted within Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines and Military Engines organizations. Following the pilots, the customer-centric mobile application will be available in app stores. About Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.

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2018 Ag Aviation Accident Analysis by Bill Lavender

Total Accidents By Year

AgAir Update takes all data related to agricultural aircraft operations as prescribed by the NTSB, regardless whether the operation was actually operating under Part 137 at the time of the incident.

During the first months of each year, AgAir Update publishes the previous year’s accidents and fatality statistics. Providing this information earlier is not possible due to the delay of receiving data from the NTSB, even later this year assuming the government shutdown had an effect. Some accident reports are preliminary and the details may change from the original report. What this means for the reader is data from AgAir Update will not necessarily match data from NAAA or other sources that use different methods of calculation. AgAir Update categorizes accidents and fatalities with easy to read graphs. Comparisons between type aircraft and geographical locations does not take into account the unknown number of hours flown or the number and type ag-aircraft registered in each state. Therefore, assumptions should not be made that any particular aircraft or state’s statistics are any worse or better than another.

TOTAL ACCIDENTS BY YEAR In 2018, there were 55 accidents and 8 fatalities reported by the NTSB compared to 71 accidents with 6 fatalities in 2017; a few less

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accidents and an increase of 33% in fatalities. This accident number of 55 is the lowest recorded in 10 years, with 99 in 2011 being the highest. However, 2016 equals 2014 in number of pilot fatalities at 12. Year 2013 with the best of all ten years with an accident-to-fatality ratio of 4%, while 2016 was the worst year at 18.75%. Already in April 2019, the first fatality has been reported, assumed from a wire strike.

TOTAL ACCIDENTS IN 2018 BY STATE This year California had the most accidents with six, followed closely by Illinois with five. There was an appreciable number of states with only one accident, 10 of 25 states reporting accidents; only one accident separated these states from a perfect no-accident year. Several states with significant aerial application operations had no accidents.

ACCIDENTS BY MONTH In 2018, the most accident prone month of the year was July with 19 accidents. Summer is when most ag hours are flown. The months of July with 19 and August with 12 are months in 2018 in double digits. Thirty-one of the 55 accidents in 2018 (56%)


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occurred in July and August. Compared to 2017, 42 of 71 accidents (59%) occurred between the first of May and the end of July.

ACCIDENTS BY AIRCRAFT Helicopters came in second with the most accidents at 10 in 2018, lead by Air Tractor with 21. The soon to be released 2019 NAAA Aerial Application Industry Survey shows that

helicopters represent 16 percent of the ag aviation fleet, while their accident rate is 18%. That is a bit misleading when you look at other type aircraft with very low ratio numbers. Air Tractor is the most numerous ag-aircraft in the ag-aviation fleet and would be expected to have the most accidents. The Ag-Cat continues to be in the top three accident aircraft, followed closely by Thrush. ➤

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FATALITIES There were eight fatalities in 2018; up by three from 2017. Five fatalities were in Air Tractors and one each in a Thrush, Helicopter and AgCat. There may be speculation to the survivability of any type ag-aircraft. However, there are too many other underlying factors that cause an accident, or a fatality, to make assumptions. Fortunately, there were no fatalities in any other model ag-aircraft.

MECHANICAL, NON-MECHANICAL AND UNKNOWN CAUSES AgAir Update reads each report to determine whether an accident is mechanical, nonmechanical, or unknown. There were nine unknown causes of accidents in 2018. AgAir Update is assuming this “unknown” could be due to the government shutdown and final figures are not yet updated. These should later be resolved and categorized as to whether mechanical or non-mechanical. In any case, the non-mechanical, which can be summarized as being caused by

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the pilot, outweigh the number of mechanical accidents, 30 versus 16, regardless of the outcome of the nine unknown causes. No one person or thing can effectively change accident statistics in ag-aviation more so than the pilot. Of course, the operator can provide safer equipment in a safer working environment. PAASS can educate and create safety awareness. Even the government can regulate safety, to a degree. However, the ultimate responsibility of safety befalls the pilot. There are plenty of tools available to improve the chances of an accident-free season. One of the best is participation in NAAA’s PAASS program. With its nationwide availability during most ag-pilots’ off-season, there is no good reason for not attending. An old timer operator once said, “Don’t bend my airplane.” Anyone who knew that operator understood his real intent was the pilot could not hurt himself if he didn’t bend the aircraft.


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Crossing America on the Wings of a Goliath This crop year had a different beginning for me. Flying in a foreign country, America, is somewhat challenging. And challenges are my Flooded fields while flying north from Louisiana to Minnesota.

biggest motivators. The idea of ​​starting the season earlier this year has made me excited. I drove to Oklahoma and was getting ready to go to Arkansas to get the plane I would fly this season when a Minnesota company offered me the opportunity to make a ferry flight. So far so good, because my plane would still take a few days to have its annual inspection completed.

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The big surprise was that I would be ferrying a T660 Thrush! The largest agricultural airplane of my career and one of the largest in the agricultural category. The maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft is 14,100 pounds (6,400 kg), which requires a new pilot (in this case, me) to have


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even those of very small cities. Usually, the pilot lands, has self-service fuel and can use airport facilities, like the restroom with WiFi, coffee, tea and some goodies. All on the basis of common sense and confidence, you take what you need and put the money in a pot (that gave me faith in humanity that I have not felt for a long time). Bathrooms are always clean (for us women, always available moisturizers, tissues and other treats). There is also usually a courtesy car available, the key hanging in a visible place with a notebook where the name and phone number of the person using the car is noted. “Please return the key” (not to mention the car, too!) The whole flight passed smoothly with great weather, except for freezing winds near 0°C. Upon arrival at Hutchinson Airport, I parked the 660 Thrush on the ramp. My contractor thanked me very much for making the flight and delivering his machine safely. He said there are not many pilots available and qualified for this type of flight at this time of year. I thanked him back, for the unforgettable opportunity. Probably many have been watching the news about floods and heavy rains that devastated part of the United States. During the ferry flight, I flew over some of these states. Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota are with fields underwater. I hope the rain will ease up and agriculture can take its normal course. A 30 | agairupdate.com

After completion of the ferry flight, I took a commercial flight back to Arkansas because there was the Thrush 510 that I’m going to fly this year. Inclement weather detained me there for two days. Finally, I was able to put my new traveling companion in the air and catch a tailwind to Oklahoma. I acquainted myself with the airspaces near where I would be flying; since there are air force training airspaces where training is intense. This was also a good time to become accustomed to the topography, obstacles and other peculiarities of the area. So much time flying gave me time to put my thoughts in order, preparing for the coming season; contemplation. Everyone wants to have a safe season. The days before the start of the spraying season are a good opportunity to direct our thoughts and resolutions accordingly. Now in Brazil, many are in the middle of the spray season. Some are already feeling the effects of physical and mental fatigue. Stand firm! Eat properly and put adequate sleep on the priority list. Always have water and some fruit or nuts in the cockpit of your aircraft. Remember that your life is more valuable than acres not flown. After all, a good story to tell is the one with a happy ending! Editor’s Note: Juliana is a columnist for Ag Air Update Brazil. She is also an active ag-pilot in both the U.S. and Brazil, switching with the seasons.


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Avoiding Coking of Fuel Nozzles

Left: A dirty PT6A turbine engine fuel nozzle with evident coking Right: A clean, overhauled turbine engine fuel nozzle for the PWC PT6A.

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Did you know that much of the maintenance costs of a turbine engine are linked to lack of care during the operation? With simple practices during the use of the aircraft, the operator can avoid great surprises during scheduled maintenance, or have to stop the aircraft due to an event not foreseen. Among items that are often neglected, we can focus on fuel nozzle injectors. They are small components and have a relatively low maintenance cost, but of vital importance in flight safety and engine life. Even if you overhaul your turbine engine at the recommended TBO, it is highly recommended to inspect and test nozzles by a specialized workshop every 300 hours to prevent problems that may occur between overhauls. The most common problem we see with injector nozzles is coking at the tip of the nozzle, often aggravated by improper operation of the engine. Over time, coking may influence the flow of fuel to the combustion chamber, or change the fuel flow responsible for atomization, resulting in an uneven air/fuel mixture causing uneven or direct internal burning, as well as overheating of the combustion chamber. Coking of the hot external face of fuel nozzles operating in the combustor of a gas turbine engine is reduced by controlling air discharging from the nozzle face in a manner to provide a recirculation zone spaced away from the nozzle face a distance effective to substantially reduce coking and yet maintain a stable flame front in the combustor. One way to reduce coking is to allow the engine to remain in ground idle for about two minutes before shutting it down. This helps to

stabilize engine temperatures between ground idle and higher power settings. This procedure helps to preserve the cleanliness of the nozzles. It is important to emphasize the quality of fuel used is the primary point to be considered in preventing coking and should always be checked at pre-flight. “The interval of 300 hours for the inspection and check of fuel nozzles is variable and must be analyzed together with a specialized workshop the best time frame due to some critical points such as: type of operation, refueling conditions, fuel quality, last revision of components, etc.,” says turboprop engine specialist Deivson Assunção, CEO of CSA MRO in Goiânia-Goias Brazil. CSA is a company specializing in maintenance of PT6A engines that equip the most turbine agricultural aircraft in operation in the Brazil. Turbine engine fuel nozzles inspection cause nozzles to be disperse fuel into the engine in the right amount and manner, ensuring the engine maintains its torque and power standards for safe operation. Operational costs must always be considered in an integrated manner and not a casual way. In other words, a small savings avoiding fuel nozzle maintenance may generate high costs at overhaul. It is always important to carefully read the operating manual of the aircraft, invest in training pilots and ground crews and contact a specialist turbine shop if you have any questions.


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NAAA Now Offering Legal Services on Federal Transportation Laws to Operator and Pilot Members To continuously improve upon its service to the aerial application industry, NAAA has entered into an agreement to provide legal-consulting services to its aerial application NAAA members in this category seeking these legal services should first contact NAAA’s main office.

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operator and pilot members on federal transportation issues. The agreement is with the Law Office of John L. Wright, PC, out of Broomfield, Colo., and it will provide a minimum of a one-hour legal consultation to NAAA operator and/or pilot members on federal aviation laws, including federal aviation taxation issues and federal transportation laws. The agreement will last at least through 2019. Members in this category seeking these legal services should first contact NAAA’s main office (202-546-5722, information@ agaviation.org) and NAAA will serve as the bridge connecting members in need of legal consultation with attorney Wright. Wright has received some fame in the agricultural aviation industry as of late by successfully representing several Colorado aerial application operators that were facing off-

target application charges filed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The case was dismissed by an administrative law judge due to evidence showing the professionalism of each operation involved, such as participation in Operation S.A.F.E. fly-ins, keeping application and weather site records, circling the field prior to application, checking wind direction, and EPA testing for safety of the products used. The Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association and several Colorado aerial application operators that use the legal services of Wright have attested to his legal abilities. NAAA may also seek Wright’s services and interpretation of certain federal transportation laws and regulations to better serve NAAA members.


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The aircraft and or equipment should be flight tested. Sometimes a simple “once around the patch” is enough.

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From time to time in your career you will buy, or at least have to fly a new piece of equipment. It may be as simple as a change of nozzles, booms, style of fan, spreader, or a completely different airplane. In all these cases the aircraft and or equipment should be flight tested. Sometimes a simple “once around the patch” is enough. Other times, a complete checkout is required. When this becomes necessary it is best to have an established procedure to follow before engine start. The following procedures are time tested and have proven successful. As you gain experience and flight time you may want to modify them to fit your own needs. Please feel free.

PHASE ONE - READ In this part of your checkout read everything you can about the product, system, and/or airplane. There will be brochures, operating manuals, placards, previous flight test, Form 337’s, and in the case of a new airplane, the POH (Pilot’s Operating Handbook). When trying out a new or used airplane that has not been previously flown, and especially if it is an older one without a POH, read the maintenance manual for insight on the systems and operating procedures. Although it is not technically reading, talk to as many other pilots and mechanics that may have knowledge of the equipment. During this phase it will be helpful to take notes. Writing things down helps to memorize the important and emergency procedures. Some things you should commit to memory would include fuel and electrical systems, fuel consumption at different power settings, takeoff, climb, and working power settings, climb, glide, landing and best working speeds with various loads aboard. You will also want to determine weight and balances for various density altitudes that you will be working with. It would also make sense to know the takeoff performance figures for these same weights and altitudes. Remember

The following procedures are time tested and have proven successful. As you gain experience and flight time you may want to modify them to fit your own needs. “knowledge is power” and the more you know the more skilled and useful a pilot you will be. While you are taking notes start making yourself a check list for the first flight.

PHASE TWO - THE COCKPIT First, adjust the seat and or add cushion. On some aircraft you can adjust the rudder pedals. Do this for maximum comfort and full control usage. When you have made the cockpit as comfortable as possible and you have the best visibility you can achieve, you can begin to study the rest. Second, read all the placards in the cockpit and make sure you understand exactly what they mean. Pay particular attention to the fuel selector valve. In most ag aircraft it may be simply on or off, but some planes have multiple tanks and even multiple off positions. This is also a good time to completely inspect the fuel system including drains, vents, and their locations. Numerous times rusty water and/or varnish has been drained from ag planes that have just been flown. Many stories have been told about forced landings from fuel starvation because of a plugged vent. Sometimes the airplane had only been setting overnight! Repeat this procedure with the electrical system. Memorize the location of all circuit breakers, switches and gauges. Understand how they work and what they control. Some


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aircraft have a voltmeter, others have an ammeter. Make sure you know which it is and how it works. Determine if the system is 24 or 12 volt. Nothing is more embarrassing than trying to start a 24 volt airplane with a 12 volt jumper. The reverse is also true and can be hazardous to the aircraft electrical system. Do a dry run start procedure and commit it to memory. This will be very important for starting turbine engines. If the aircraft has a hydraulic system, determine the proper placement of controls and what they operate. Some aircraft have hydraulic operated spray systems. During takeoff you would want this turned off. Check the location and proper operation of the parking brake actuator. It would certainly not look good to your boss or your customers if you land with the parking brakes activated. If you are transitioning to a bigger, more sophisticated aircraft, it will probably have some avionics installed, possibly even a GPS swathing system. This is a good time to practice its proper operation and programming. This is also a good time to complete writing your checklist and to practice the run-up procedure without actually starting the aircraft.

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Mabry I. Anderson An Insider’s History of Agricultural Aviation

The Early Days Down South — Chapter One

Memphis commercial appeal advertisement for demonstration dusting at Clarkedale, Arkansas. August 1926.

New Flying Techniques Huff-Daland’s successes in agricultural aviation were directly related to the talent and skill of its pilots and maintenance personnel. Working together, they not only developed entirely new flying techniques, but also upgraded and improved the aircraft and dispensing equipment continuously. Three extremely important figures during this period were pilots Lieutenant Harold Harris and Henry “Pop” Elliott and master mechanic Douglas Culver. Culver’s excellent background, obtained mostly at McCook Field, was utilized to the fullest. He was apparently the kind of mechanic who was not only innovative, but was a dedicated perfectionist as well. He brought his skill and expertise to his new job and helped perfect the crude mechanisms of the day into reasonably efficient dispensing equipment. Although not authenticated, it is believed that Culver perfected the first satisfactory hopper agitator driven by a fan and gear box. This became standard equipment on dusters during this period and even today is used in essentially its original form. Culver also maintained these early aircraft in a remarkably efficient manner and accidents due to improper maintenance were rare. He remained with Huff-Daland Dusters for its entire lifetime and continued in this field into the era when Delta Air B 6 | agairupdate.com

Service was formed, becoming Delta’s shop superintendent in the late 1920s. Henry “Pop” Elliott was a notable figure who is probably entitled to as much credit for developing early agricultural aviation as any one individual. He was an authentic early bird, having flown before 1916, and his career in the Air Service was illustrious. He was a skillful and innovation pilot and also a master mechanic, something highly desirable in those early days of uncertain engine and aircraft performance. Henry Elliott, Harold Harris, and the other Huff-Daland pilots, particularly Arthur Gray, developed standard flying techniques that are still in use today, particularly in the area of fast turn-arounds that border on the”hammer-head,” a very effective fast turn not without risk. Elliott was a great innovator and experimenter and apparently worked conscientiously and continuously at improving applications techniques, particularly swath width and proper altitude and speed. During this formative period, most pilots concluded that the “low and slow” concept was most desirable. This later proved to be somewhat incorrect, although the technique was adhered to tenaciously and cotton growers began insisting that the pilots roll their wheels in the cotton. This became a mark of distinction with these early pilots and it was not learned until after ➤


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The Huff-Daland “Puffer” logo was famous in early dusting circles. It depicted a giant blowing a cloud of dust on fields below. Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Huff-Daland employees in Peru in 1927. Note llama logo on plane in lieu of “Puffer” logo used in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Delta Airlines, Inc.

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World War II that higher speed and altitude across the field were often more effective. Huff-Daland’s pilots followed the flying trend of the era and early observers have stated that it was impossible to tell one pilot’s performance from another’s. Henry Elliott, Arthur Gray, Doug Culver, and most of the original Huff-Daland crew members migrated westward with Delta Air Service when it was organized and remained with the company for some years. Much later, Elliott branched out with his own firm, finally settling in Cleveland, Mississippi, where he operated until his death. The author was a personal friend of Elliot and visited his Cleveland office many times, especially in the late 1940s. He was still using the old Travel Air 4000 aircraft, which he obviously preferred, plus some Stearmans. Hanging on the wall of his office was an autographed photo of Orville Wright inscribed “To my good friend Henry Elliott.” As the years flew by, Elliott became almost totally deaf, but this never dimmed his flying or maintenance prowess. He overhauled his own J-5 engines and Bill Metcalf, a Clarksdale, Mississippi businessman who worked for Henry as a youngster, tells many tales of the operation, particularly Henry’s passion for perfection and his unique way of checking out a freshly majored engine. “Mr. Henry,” Metcalf recounts, “was just about deaf from all of that pounding he’d taken from aircraft engines and he couldn’t hear a J-5 at idling. To tune up a freshly majored engine, he would hang it on the old Travel Air, roll it out on the concrete ramp, start it up, and bring the throttle settling back to idling. Then he would crawl under the plane and

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and advertised widely. One such demonstration occurred near Clarkdale, Arkansas on September 15, 1926, and was widely advertised under the auspices and signature of R. Brinkley Snowden, Jr., of Hughes, Arkansas, one of the largest and most prominent planters in the world. Among other things, a handbill advertising this demonstration stated that aircraft dusting was “the only known practical method for the control of hoppers, weevils, and worms on large acreage.” This handbill, under the Huff-Daland logo, also carried the company motto, “It doesn’t cost to dust-it costs not to.” This type promotion paid off and by 1927 Huff-Daland Dusters had worked more cotton than all other dusting firms combined, although it should be pointed out that virtually no real competition existed. A few intrepid early birdmen had jeny-rigged a handful of aircraft and did an occasional job, but actually Huff-Daland was virtually alone in the industry at this time. In aircraft circles and in related industries, the company was recognized as the leader and, as early as 1925, firms that produced products relating to aircraft capitalized on this fame. In an advertisement in the July 1925 issue of Aero Digest, Valentine Paint Company, makers of Valspar varnish, used a full page telling about “Cotton Dusting by Airplane,” with two photos of Huff-Daland planes at work. Among other things, the ad stated that, “This method of poisoning is carried on by specially built planes which are capable of dusting an area of 300 to 1,000 acres an hour! These planes are Valsparred, of course!” In spite of good business, it was a seasonal operation with the majority of work confined to the peak boll weevil period from late July through September. As a consequence, C.E. Woolman, always a promoter, headed south for Peru in 1926, determined to find another “season” for his aircraft in a country where the growing seasons were reversed. Woolman, with no knowledge of the language and accompanied by pilot “Toots” Hansen, took along several cans of movie film depicting his aircraft at work and also gambled heavily by shipping parts for five dusters to Peru by steamboat. Necessary ground equipment also went along, since he was convinced that business would be forthcoming. As usual, Woolman had reckoned correctly and from the beginning the operation was quite successful. Initially, the operation was confined to two fertile valleys. But within a year, it had expanded to seven of Peru’s most heavily farmed areas. This Peruvian fleet utilized a logo painted on the side of the aircraft that showed a man riding a llama, the native, domesticated, camel-like animal that was common throughout much of mountainous South America. Both the American and Peruvian operations flourished. But in 1928, Woolman returned to Monroe, Louisiana, to discover to his dismay that the parent company of Huff-Daland was attempting to sell off the dusting division to bail the company out of a financial crisis! B 10 | agairupdate.com

Rare photo of Huff-Daland duster in Peru in 1927. Gentleman on extreme right is C.E. Woolman of Huff-Daland Dusters and later president of Delta Air Service.

Undaunted, Woolman and a group of local businessmen arranged financing and bought out the Huff-Daland interest in the dusting firm. This company was now completely financed by Southern capital and was, as a consequence, renamed “Delta Air Service,” for the Mississippi Delta region that it served. The new firm’s board of directors included Woolman, C.H. McHenry, Travis Oliver, D.Y. Smith, and M.S. Biedenharn. All of the dusting division’s assets were taken over, including most of the personnel. Huff-Daland Aircraft also released tools and equipment, manufacturing jigs, data, and drawings pertaining to the aircraft, which would enable Delta Air Service to virtually manufacture these aircraft in its own shops. While this transaction was underway, a revolution broke out in Peru and both sides began looking enviously at Delta’s aircraft! Woolman quickly arranged a sale to a Peruvian firm and moved the rest of the operation back to Monroe. It appears that pilot “Toots” Hansen remained in Peru, at least for a time, and continued to work with the new Peruvian-owned firm. Northward and to the east of Monroe, Louisiana, which lies near the center of the state not far from the Arkansas border, the land is flat, generally open, and highly fertile. It blends unnoticeably into the alluvial delta lands of Mississippi and Arkansas, following the course of the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois, some 350 miles away. In Louisiana, ghostly Spanish moss hangs from the ancient cypress and oaks and the entire delta country is criss-crossed with cypress-studded bayous, lakes, natural marshes, and steamy woodland. Its colors are green and brown; monotonous to a stranger, but with a certain brooding beauty that grows on people, particularly if they like aircraft, lush farmland, hunting, fishing, or just plain drifting. The lakes and streams throughout this area are some of the loveliest in the world and, for the most part, teem with fish. The forest lands that border these waterways are flat, junglethick, and filled with wildlife, especially deer, wild turkey, and squirrels. Hunting, fishing, and farming are a way of life with the


people of this region, where it seems that life moves along at a somewhat slower tempo than it does in most areas of America. Into this somewhat idyllic setting came Delta Air Service. The nearness of the multi-thousand acre cotton plantations beckoned the intrepid crop dusters like the legendary Medusa of ancient mythology. Also like Medusa, it lured numerous young pilots to an early demise in their flimsy, unpredictable aircraft of the day. But the lure of flying was too strong and the insidious boll weevil that ravished the crops year after year had to be fought. By 1929, Delta Air Service was going strong, having inherited all assets of the original HuffDaland Dusters, Inc., and permanently establishing itself in Monroe. “If you’ve ever chopped cotton,” commented Gene Berry, shop superintendent for Delta Air Service, in an interview published in the March 1967 Delta Digest, “you might come to understand how I came to work for Delta. This was at the beginning of the Depression and I had just gotten out of business school. A friend and I had been given IO acres of cotton land to work; jobs were scarce so we planted and worked that cotton. One day we had been chopping that cotton and the sun had been bearing down hard. After about three or four hours of this, I thought, “This isn’t for me!” I had been thinking about airplanes for a long, long time and how nice it would be to work for Delta, so I laid down that hoe and started going out to their hangar at Selman Field every morning, trying to talk Mr. Woolman and Doug Culver, their shop man, into giving me a job. “I went out there every day for three weeks. Finally one morning Mr. Woolman came out of the office and saw me again. ‘Doug,’ he said to Culver, ‘what are we going to do with this boy? I can’t get rid of him.’ ‘Mr. Woolman,’ said Doug, ‘I guess we’ll just have to put him to work.’ And they did!

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Jesus said, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:12, 14-15). Jesus isn’t speaking here of God’s forgiveness that gives us our eternal salvation in heaven—that’s totally by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, not works of any kind (Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus Christ is telling us we need the forgiveness of the Lord every second of every day of our life because of our sinful motives, thoughts, words and actions. Our salvation is secure in Christ Jesus, but the consequences of our thoughts, motives, words and actions can have earthly and eternal consequences and repercussions, good and bad! We’re all natural born sinners, and we make good and bad choices every day—remember that! “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Christians are often abused, lied about, hated, and persecuted in this sinful world—sometimes by other Christians. How are Christians to react? Should we demand some kind of retribution? Are we to reject, despise, and take revenge on the people who treat us wrongfully? No! We’re to forgive them. This is important because when we forgive them we exhibit the characteristics of Jesus Christ in our life, and glorify Jesus Christ. When we forgive others we’re showing them that we know the importance of forgiveness because we have experienced the forgiveness of God in our own life. Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). Paul wrote, “If

your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink” (Romans 12:20). When we forgive other people we can honestly pray, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” We all have the tendency to hold grudges and sometimes seek revenge of some kind—but that’s always a sinful mistake. Forgiving others should be the natural lifestyle for Christians. Christians are a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17), and cannot go on sinning like we did before we became a Christian! It’s no longer we who live, it’s Christ who lives in us (Galatians 2:20). Forgiving other people is the fruit of the Holy Spirit working in us (Galatians 5:22). We can’t live a perfect life in our sinful body, but we should have a persistent inclination to forgive. No one can brag about their earning any merit before God (Luke 17:10). It’s not following religious rules, but a poor spirit and total reliance on God’s mercy that gives us a standing before God (Isaiah 66:2; Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 5:3). David wrote, “O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth” (Psalm 54:2). John wrote, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:1415). God’s word tells us we can have confidence in Him to answer our prayers. But our prayers can be hindered by our sinful thoughts, motives, words and actions. Many times God chooses not to answer our prayers according to our wants or desires because of our sinfulness. Isaiah wrote, “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). I’m the only one who can hinder my prayers, and you’re the only who can hinder your prayers. All humans are selfish because of our sinful human nature. We’re a lot more interested in our own


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interests than the interests of other people. James wrote, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions” (James 4:3). Our motives can hinder our prayers; we’re to ask God for only the things that are consistent with the nature of God, and God’s will. God has forgiven Christians for all our sins against Him, and yet we’re often slow to forgive, or won’t forgive other people for their smallest sins against us. Even the biggest sins that are committed against you or me are nothing when compared to the sins we have sinned against God. Our prayers can be hindered for not forgiving and holding grudges against other people. Jesus said, “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also in heaven may forgive you your trespasses (Mark 11:25). The apostle Peter was a married man, and he exhorted husbands to live with their wives in an understanding way, being sensitive to their needs, “Showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered” (1 Peter 3:7). According to the Mayo Clinic, forgiveness brings with it plenty of health benefits, including improved relationships, decreased anxiety and stress, lower blood pressure, a lowered risk of depression, and stronger immune and heart health. Letting go of negative emotions can often have a remarkable impact on the body. Refusing to forgive other people can bring God’s discipline upon Christians. This discipline is an act of love from our heavenly Father so that we might learn the value of forgiveness towards others. God says, “For what son is there whom a father does not chasten?” (Hebrews 12:7). Christians are forbidden from seeking revenge (Romans 12:1719). Forgiving other people should be a normal behavior for Christians It makes sense to forgive. It’s healthy. It’s wholesome. It’s sensible. It’s freeing. Forgiving others brings peace, and produces loving relationships. “A man’s foolishness is not to forgive. It is folly” (Proverbs 19:11). Forgiving other people is a choice we make!

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Drift Case Results Are In by Jessica Freeman | Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association

In January 2019 three operators took their drift cases to court with the representation of attorney John Wright. Each operator was charged with off target chemical application and a proposed fine of $1,000.00 per case.

In January 2019 three operators took their drift cases to court with the representation of attorney John Wright. Each operator was charged with off target chemical application and a proposed fine of $1,000.00 per case. The three operators chose to have their cases reviewed in court rather than just pay the fine. All three cases were heard in the same week in January by the same judge, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Matthew E. Norwood. The results of the trials were released this week. All three cases are being dismissed with the ruling of “Violation Dismissed” in each case. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Matthew E. Norwood decision came down to looking at the letter of the law along with the professionalism

of each operation involved. It is specifically noted that participating in Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-ins, keeping weather data, circling the field prior to application, using smoke to check wind direction, using GPS, and participating in the CoAAA showed a high level of professionalism for each operator. The CoAAA will work closely with attorney John Wright and the operators involved in these cases in order debrief and share what lessons were learned. The goal is to continually learn from the past and continue to showcase the continued professionalism of the aerial application industry. If you have any questions please call or text Jessica Freeman at (970) 217-5293.

Op-Ed from Colorado Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, “Government at its Worse” You can file this column under Government at its Worse. I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a court hearing where the Department of Agriculture and the Attorney General’s office used its government powers to puff its chest and flex its muscles. It was an embarrassing display in which I witnessed a number of professional agricultural workers get badgered, disrespected, and abusively treated in a way that is unacceptable in every other aspect of life. The State argued that although these applicators followed the label and best practices, the products that have gone through extensive testing by federal agencies and have been deemed safe if used according to the label, that their application was unsafe. What?! Was this a witch hunt by an Attorney Generals office by overzealous lawyers trying to make a name for themselves? And they are getting an 11% increase from the General Fund to do more of this? As I dig into this more deeply, I found the process even more disturbing. It appears that someone can file a complaint against one of these licensed commercial applicators and the department does an investigation, not telling the applicator that he has had a complaint filed against them. The evidence is collected, evaluated, and stored- by one party, the department. In one of these cases, the evidence was collected in 2012- seven years ago, the others in 2014. The persons the complaint was filed against found out years later, when it was long B 14 | agairupdate.com

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It is with great sadness that Concorde Battery Corporation announces the passing of Edward “Skip” Koss, long time Vice President of Marketing and great friend of the Aviation Industry. Skip was surrounded by family at his Redlands, California home March 19, 2019 at the time of his passing. Skip is survived by two sisters, nine children: Kathy Katz, Eve Arnett, Paul Koss, Amy Koss, Pete Koss, Erin Thompson, Pamela Little, Jill Duke, Mark Koss and eighteen grandchildren. Skip, a legend in aviation and the industry’s battery authority, started his aviation career at Detroit City Airport in the summer of 1949 where he enthusiastically washed and polished airplanes and swept hangar floors. He went on to attend Aero Mechanics High School the following September at age 16 and continued to work at the City Airport with every free moment because nothing could keep him away from airplanes. At 17, Skip passed his written exams for his FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic certification but he had to wait until 18 to take his Practicals. Skip went on to work for General Motors Air Transport section for 13 years as a Licensed A&P before moving on to act as the Director of Maintenance for Midwestern Airlines, Omni Aircraft Sales and Sunstream Jet Center. Skip chose to accept a position as Sales Manager with Aero Quality Sales in 1973. There he became the industry’s battery authority and he used this knowledge to work closely with engineering expert Joe Mibelli, JFM Engineering, to develop the first charger analyzer that could charge and discharge high currents at low voltages; the Superseder. In 1980, Skip joined Teledyne Battery Products as the Manager of OEM Sales. He then worked for Marathon Power Technology from 1983 to 1987. He ultimately joined Concorde Battery Corporation in 1987. Skip’s enthusiasm for Concorde’s new AGM technology led to him joining the Concorde team.

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Basic Ag Turns Many professional pilots may make turns different than the following sequence. I would never try to convince another ag pilot to make turns like this, if he is safe and happy with his technique. This method is simply the way I taught and what I have determined to be a safe, efficient and reasonably fast turnaround.

Do not try to impress anyone, or yourself, turning outside of the envelope of safety.

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First, spray advancement cross the field should be made into the wind, whenever possible. Anytime you turn the spray on before entering the field or spray off after exiting a field, the spray will be caught in the vortice and are highly subject to off target drift. Turn spray on only when directly over the field. Ends should be “cleaned up” after the last spray run. The max angle of bank while turning depends on the pilot’s skill, wind and load being carried. Do not try to impress anyone, or yourself, turning outside of the envelope of safety. If the airplane shudders or approaches a stall, initiate a reflex recovery immediately by releasing back pressure on the control stick. This is commonly called a “procedure” turn, taking the terminology from instrument approaches. I believe it to be a very safe turn, although certain aircraft type and field conditions make the race-track turn more desirable.

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My turn with the AG TIPS Winglets by Bill Lavender

My mission to Kankakee was to get a first hand look at these AG TIPS Winglets and conduct an evaluation flight.

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KANKAKEE, IL (1999) — Yea, it’s a mouthful, but just say it slowly, Can-ka-key, and it will come out OK. You should have heard this southern boy trying to announce N676G in the Kankakee traffic pattern. I’m sure there were a few snickers at the FBO, but that’s not what this article is about. There has been a significant amount of information published about the AG TIPS Winglets in AgAir Update since their introduction in 1996. My mission to Kankakee was to get a first hand look at these winglets and conduct an evaluation flight. Thanks to Steve Benoit, I was able to fly one of Benoit Aerial Spraying’s geared R-1340 powered S2R Thrush outfitted with the AG TIPS Winglets. Steve liked the winglets so much that he has them installed on both of his geared R-1340 S2R Thrush. I was glad that Steve was operating Thrush aircraft. I probably have more time in Thrush aircraft than all others combined, and then

some. The evaluation flight would be a good comparison to the 600 Thrush I often fly in Georgia. However, upon arrival, I noted there were differences between our Thrush and Steve’s that would influence the flight evaluation. Our Thrush is a standard S2R without extended wings, no speed ring and the standard R-1340 engine with a Hamilton Standard 12D40 prop and AG-100 blades. Steve’s Thrush was powered by a geared R-1340 turning a three-blade prop with a speed ring around the engine. Along with the wingtips, it also has extended wings and servos; all pluses for the 600 Thrush. Benoit Aerial Spraying operates two S2R Thrushes in east central Illinois. The company has been in business since 1969. At that time, there was a large amount of herbicides applied by air on soybeans and corn. Although the acreage in this part of Illinois is primarily soybeans and corn, today Benoit Aerial Spraying’s applications have


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Left: This author prepares for the takeoff of the first evaluation flight. Right: (L-R) David Kurtz and Steve Benoit, along with Cheyenne, beside the AG TIPS Winglet.

made the transition to mostly vegetable work. This has been due to the influx of floater-style ground machines. The year’s first applications begin in April with fertilizer on corn. As the season progresses in spring, sweet corn will be sprayed beginning at tasseling on a five-day schedule for four applications. Also during this time, there is spraying on melons for diseases. Later, into the summer, applications are made on potatoes, cabbage and peppers. Benoit Aerial Spraying finishes up its year in October spraying pumpkins and sweet corn for diseases and insects. Benoit Aerial Spraying doesn’t depend on a corn borer or a spider mite run in soybeans for its work. However, ever so many seasons, there is an outbreak of these pest, requiring Steve to bring in operators from outside his area. The corn borer is treated with granular Pounce and the spider mites with dimethioate. Application prices are adjusted for the additional cost of bringing in outside work. Steve installed the AG TIPS Winglets last winter. “The hardest part of the installation was cutting the 6 X 3 inch hole in the top wing skin and then aligning the winglet while attaching it to the aircraft spar.” Otherwise, Steve reports the winglets were relatively easy to install. I asked Steve how long it took to install the winglets. “I guess we tinkered around about a day for each (aircraft).” I looked at the installation, noting it was extremely well done, clean and the paint matched. Steve told AG TIPS the color and

I appreciate the honor of being allowed to fly it for this article; one more tail number for the log books! type paint he used on his Thrush and the units came already painted and ready to go, further reducing downtime and simplifying the installation. Both aircraft have flown about 50 hours each since the units were installed. Steve and his pilot of three seasons, David Kurtz, are extremely pleased with the aircraft’s enhanced performance. Operating from an unusual strip that is peaked (understatement for a hill) in the middle of its 2,000 feet, both Steve and David claim the winglet Thrush will break ground midway with 350 gallons on a hot summer day. Also, they noted the airspeed for ferrying has increased from a typical 105-110 mph to 115-120 mph, a solid 10 mph improvement; turns are supposed to be extremely tight, not unlike an Ag-Cat. After Steve and David had explained these performance improvements for the Thrush by the simple installation of winglets, I was anxious to give it a try to find out for myself. Because Steve’s particular Thrush was a strange aircraft to me, I elected to make the first load with nothing in the hopper. This way I could familiarize myself ➤ agairupdate.com | B 27


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Left: Note how the Trimble lightbar is mounted in the cockpit. I found it difficult to see around on landing and didn’t notice it at all while flying. I believe it would take some getting used to. Right: David walks back to the loading pump, while Steve checks the hopper level. Benoit Aerial Spraying operates on an approved Illinois load pad with a taxi through hangar/loading facililty.

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with the aircraft setup and check out Steve’s airstrip with this hill in the middle. As it turned out, the aircraft flew like any other Thrush without a load, as far as performance while flying basic spraying maneuvers. I must say, it did fly very well, easy turns and crossing the field at 120 mph. Now, for the load. I rarely carry over 275 gallons in our standard Thrush in Georgia, partly because of the airstrip’s length and partly because of the heat. A heavier load usually doesn’t add up to more acres at the end of the day for my situation. However, Steve and David typically carry 350 gallons with the AG TIPS Winglet outfitted Thrush. I elected to load the aircraft to 275 gallons, a load I was familiar with in an unfamiliar aircraft from a likewise unfamiliar airstrip. There was no problem breaking ground at the peak of the runway, about 1,000 feet uphill. I have to comment that this hill is steep enough that when you takeoff you can’t see anything past it, which are the hangar, house and equipment. It is a substantial amount of climbing for takeoff and landing. I found the AG TIPS Winglet Thrush to fly very well, even with 275 gallons in the hopper. I reduced power to 27 inches of manifold pressure and 1900 rpm, working the aircraft across a field of soybeans, but not opening the spray valve. This was to simulate as much as possible a heavier load.

The aircraft performed nicely. Very stable, no stumbling around with that sinking feeling in the turns that a 600 Thrush can do when loaded. Of course it flew even better with 30 inches and 2000 rpm for a power setting. As I worked the load down, I continued to reduce the power setting in graduations with the load reduction from 30/20 to 27/19. All in all, it was a very comfortable application, smooth and stable with good turning and climb characteristics. The one thing that does linger in my mind is that I don’t have any time in a geared R-1340 Thrush with extended wings to compare with the Benoit Aerial Spraying Thrush. Some of the increased performance could be attributed to the type engine and wing extensions. I’ve flown plenty of Thrushes with wing extensions and I am familiar with the way they handle. Nicely, I might add. However, I am speculating that the winglets offer a considerable amount of lateral stability that in turn helps the performance, particularly with an increase in airspeed. It is a fact that with an extra 10 mph across the field the procedure turn back to the field will be easier. A conversation with either Steve or David, who are aptly qualified to know the winglets are an improvement, since the geared engine, speed ring and wing extensions have always been on the aircraft, convincingly tell of a higher airspeed, heavier load capability with an increased comfort margin and shorter takeoff runs. ➤


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The AG TIPS Wingletequipped, geared 600 Thrush was one of the best flying 600 Thrushes I’ve come across. It was a real thrill and handled extremely well.

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What about the spray pattern? One of the proclaimed attributes of the AG TIPS Winglets is the enhanced swath width. Steve wasn’t able to fly his Thrush over the Illinois/FMC string analysis this spring due to inclement weather. However, he intends to have the aircraft evaluated at the next upcoming clinic. Presently, with a 65% of the wingspan boom length, Benoit Aerial Spray doesn’t realize much of an improvement in swath width. The quality of the deposition is undetermined, as the only analysis the aircraft has had is dye cards with a visual check. When the aircraft are evaluated at the next clinic in Illinois, Benoit Aerial Spray will have full wingspan-length booms, testing a variety of CP nozzle placements to determine the optimum swath width and deposition for avoidance of off-target applications. Overall, I’m impressed with the AG TIPS

Winglets. I may have been prejudiced by reading favorable, previous test results from leading industry experts as well as my own review of data and video tapes of the winglets in action. I know without hesitation that in eastern central Illinois there is an S2R Thrush powered by a geared R-1340 and outfitted with a speed ring, servos, wing extensions and AG TIPS Winglets that is the best handling 600 Thrush I’ve ever flown; and that comes from a long list of Thrushes. If you really want to scrutinize the swath impacting capabilities of the winglets, then contact Marburger Enterprises at 800-893-1420, fax 701-572-2602 or AG TIPS@epicinc.net. They will send you a video that is pretty revealing. You can visually take note of various model ag aircraft making applications with one winglet installed, simultaneously comparing with and without winglets’ effect on the


swath. A real eye opener. I extend my warmest thanks to Steve Benoit for letting this stranger fly his aircraft. The 1973 model Thrush looked brand new. I know he takes a lot of pride in the condition of his aircraft. Shortly after my visit with Benoit Aerial Spraying, Steve sent a fax that gave an update on the effects of extending the booms to their original full length on the AG TIPS Winglet Thrush. “Bill, we did a lot of flying over the dye paper since you left. With the standard length booms and 37 CP Nozzles, we had good coverage on the paper with a 80-foot swath applying five gallons per acre. We lowered the end of the boom by 9.5 inches, which brought our swath in to 70 feet. Next, we cut back to 75% of the wing span with the 9.5 inch drop, which gave us a 65-foot swath. “Until we can work with it some more we are running standard Thrush booms (full length), which is 71% of the wing span and winglets together. “The nozzle set-up made a big difference. The outside six nozzles are .172 orifices and the next eight are .125. The rest on the inside are .078. “We are probably conservative with our 77-foot swath at five gallons per acre application rate and 85-foot for two gallons. Unbelievable, I know, but it’s happening. I hope Dennis Gardisser can work with the AG TIPS, fine tuning what we have learned.”— Steve Benoit

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Adam Kramer was raised in southwest Iowa on a cow/calf farm, where the family ran beef cattle on pasture. Kramer attended Iowa State University at Ames, where he studied agriculture. He became familiar with the Driftless Region when he moved to his grandfather’s farm near Monona, Iowa. “I always knew I wanted to attend college, and my education was really just a continuation of my whole life,” Kramer said. “I have always been interested in ways to promote both on-farm profitability and sustainability.” Adam and Kellie married, and launched a soil testing and data management business in the Council Bluffs area in southwest Iowa, and raised their family. However, the Kramers always knew that they wanted to get back to the Driftless Area. In 2014, the couple had the opportunity to move to Grant County, and farm the land owned by Adam’s grandfather. In addition to farming the 160-acre farm, Kramer established Black Sand Granary to continue his work in soil testing and data management. “Maximum production is central to my business, and our customers have won National Corn Grower’s Association awards in recent years,” Kramer noted. “Most farmers are doing a good job taking care of their land, but developments in technology mean that it is possible for producers to refine their decision-making and management decisions, and ensure that they are seeing the best

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return on investment in their farm operations.” Kramer said that sometimes what that means is taking less productive acres out of production, and focusing on maximizing production on the better acres on the farm. Kramer has made these kinds of changes on his home farm, using a deep data set developed about the different soils. Based on soil health research, Kramer decided to take less productive acres near the tree line is his fields and plant them into a swath of perennial vegetation. He ramped up production on his better acres with a scientific approach to inputs based on his research. “Our on-farm research can show producers which acres are their most productive, what is needed to make those acres even more productive, and on which acres a producer could consider installation of conservation practices,” Kramer said. “What we try to do is encourage producers to put their resources into the better ground.” Kramer explained that, especially in the current economic downturn in the farm economy, the best thing a producer can do to increase profitability is to collect as much information about their farm as possible. This, he says, will allow them to make the data-driven decisions that will maximize their returns. “In my work, I help producers understand how to harness the power of the environment and work with it versus against it,” Kramer explained. “Producers who start to think in this way will go through a management shift, form a better plan, and start taking the long view.” Kramer cited soil erosion and lack of water infiltration as the two biggest conservation issues facing farmers today. Cover crops, he says, are part of the solution to both of these problems. “When you maintain a continuous cover on your land, and increase the above- and belowground biomass in your fields, then you’re going to see increased microbiological activity and improved soil structure,” Kramer said. “This in turn, combined with no-till or reduced-tillage planting, will lead to reduced erosion and greater water infiltration.” By holding more water in the soil, and preventing soil erosion, producers will not only improve their farm operation, but also play a critical role in protecting ground and surface water quality, and reducing the volume of runoff that can contribute to flooding problems. Kramer pointed out that 41 percent of the ➤ agairupdate.com | B 35


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Adam Kramer of Black Sand Granary spoke to a group of about 25 farmers about his company’s services, and their plans to grow and expand the Aerial Cover Crop Program initiated by Crawford County in the private sector.

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nation’s land drains into the Mississippi River. This, according to Kramer, means that the Drifless Area is “ground zero” for helping to prevent runoff of nutrients that ultimately impact water quality all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. Kramer emphasized that the management decisions of farmers in the Driftless Area have a big impact on what happens in the Gulf of Mexico. He said the two most important nutrients to keep out of the water are phosphorous and nitrate. “Using cover crops, especially putting small grains into your rotation, means that your soils will be enhanced,” Kramer said. “It is estimated that for every ton of biomass on the surface of a field planted in cover crops, there is double that amount of biomass generated below the surface.” The aerial cover crop service provided by Black Sand Granary will include field scouting and research, identifying the best seed mix to meet the farmer’s goals and ideal application date, and then follow up. In past years, the Aerial Cover Crop Seeding Program, run by Crawford County, has provided two choices of seed mixes – one that is a ‘winter kill’ option, which is a mix of spring barley, oats and forage radishes; and a second that is a mix which includes a seed that will grow strongly in the fall combined with species that will come back in the spring.

Aerial seeding program The vibrant Aerial Cover Crop Seeding Program was started as a collaboration between the Crawford County Land Conservation Department and the Crawford Count USDA-NRCS office. County conservationist David Troester led the initiative, and worked closely with USDANRCS District Conservationist Karyl Fritsche. Fritsche helped connect producers with NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funding for soil health. EQIP funds, if secured, can help producers defray some of the cost of cover crop installation on approved acres. The benefits of the aerial seeding program are multiple. Aerial seeding allows producers to get their acres planted in the optimal time frame to allow for fall emergence, even when existing crops have not yet been harvested or when field conditions are prohibitive to timely planting. By putting together multiple producers who might not be able to interest an aerial seeding provider in planting their acres, it allows an area to reach a critical threshold to secure the services. And by combining their seed purchases across the group, it helps to drive down the per-acre cost of installation.

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being to enlist producers in applying for EQIP funding. The funding helped to get farmers going with incorporating a new management practice in their farm operations. The conservationist’s goal was to establish long-term adoption. The benefits, according to Fritsche, are reduced soil erosion and increased soil health. “Our target for year one was 1,500 acres, and Dave and I targeted the September 2014 EQIP sign up to get producers connected with the funding,” Fritsche remembered. “We exceeded expectations that first year with 1,774 acres enrolled and $457,000 in funding awarded as three-year contracts.” According to Fritsche, Troester’s contributions were enormous – working with Crawford County corporate counsel to generate producer contracts, and overseeing the process of bidding the contract out with aerial seeding providers. Troester was also instrumental in securing county board approval to establish a rollover account for the funding, with up front payment being made from the county’s general fund and then reimbursement coming in the form of individual producer payments from their EQIP funding. “Aerial application had never been done in our area in southwest Wisconsin with a fixed wing plane before,” Fritsche said. “Our contours, field size, and field location are challenging and our producers had little exposure to aerial application of any kind.” According to Fritsche, she was able to convince eight producers to give it a try that first year. Troester was able to secure the services of Ag Tech Air, the company that has provided the aerial seeding service for the last five years. “The assistance of Ag Tech Air has been essential to the success of the project,” Fritsche said. “They were as dedicated as we were to the success of the project, went through the learning curve with us, and refined the process to its current high functioning level.” Overall the project has resulted in: • $1,051,878 dollars of federal funding being implemented on Crawford County Lands, with just a little over $2 million obligated to the total project • 7,500 acres of cover crops being seeded into standing crops • 15,750 tons of soil loss reduced from entering our waterways, the equivalent of 800 semi loads of topsoil • $80,000 dollars set aside in a rollover account specific to additional conservation needs in the county • $50,000 in contracts over multiple years to a private consultant. Flying out of the Boscobel airport, and once out of the Viroqua airport, the program has seen steady growth in acres: • 2014: 1,430 acres in Crawford; 65 acres in Grant; and 278 acres in Vernon; for a total of 1,773 acres • 2015: 1,976 acres in Crawford; 60 acres in Grant; ➤

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for a total of 2,036 acres 2016: 3,223 acres in Crawford 2017: 2,469 acres in Crawford; 393 acres in Vernon; for a total of 2,862 acres • 2018: 3,670 acres in Crawford; 213 acres in Vernon; for a total of 3,883 acres. According to Adam Kramer of Black Sand Granary, his company has already secured contracts which will double the number of acres planted under the program in 2019 to between 8,000 to 10,000 acres. • •

Funding and sign up The USDA-NRCS District Conservationists in Crawford, Vernon and Grant counties encourage producers interested in securing EQIP soil-health funding for cover crop installation to apply by the May 17, 2019 deadline. EQIP funding for soil health, approved in a competitive statewide process, may or may not

be available for use in the fall of 2019, but would potentially allow producers to plan for fall of 2020 planting. • Crawford County: Karyl Fritsche, 608-3267179, ext. 109 • Vernon County: Sam Skemp, 608-6372183, ext. 219. • Grant County: Joe Schmelz, 608-723-6377, ext. 130. The Tainter Creek Producer-Led Watershed Council, a watershed in southwest Vernon and northwest Crawford counties, also has some cover crop funding for 2019 provided by a grant from DATCP. The funding is available to producers in that watershed. To learn more about the Tainter Creek Watershed Council, contact Berent Froiland at 608-391-0570 or froilandb@gmail.com.

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ALBANY, GEORGIA—As outside temperatures warm, maintenance checks are getting completed and spray nozzles calibrated, as another spring spray season is getting underway in the deep South. In the heart of it all, Thrush Aircraft of Albany, Georgia, has just wrapped-up a record first quarter for the company. Thrush completed deliveries of eight aircraft across four continents in Q1 – including North America, South America, Asia and Europe. “To be honest, we didn’t realize how strong these first few months had been until we stepped back a few days ago and realized all that had been accomplished,” said Eric Rojek, vice president of Thrush. “It’s a testament to the folks here at the factory who go above and beyond normal industry expectations each and every day,” he continued.

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Thrush Aircraft just wrapped-up a record first quarter for the company, completing aircraft for delivery to eight countries on four continents – with additional orders continuing to look strong as Q2 gets underway.

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1972 G164A Ag Cat, Clean air plane with 800 SMOH Covington, hyd prop 230 SOH, SATLOC, transitioning to turbine, cps, spreader, airfoil booms, dry engine. Great airplane, annual complete 4/20. Great condition, no fertilizer damage, northern air frame. $37,500 OBO 662-721-0211

G164-A, 1340 Ag Cat, 372 SMOH, TTA 5901, 33 SPOH w/lots more O/H left, 25 since new fabric, smoker, flagger, SS airfoil booms, SS belly, extended wings w/Hershey tips, metallized wings, speed ring, CP heads, strobes, elevator servo, Weather-areo pump fan, tailwheel lock. $59,999 410-603-7301 Parting out 400 gallon B-Model. Good wings, hopper, and many other parts. Call Chad Stuart. Airplane Services, Inc. 850-380-6091

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1977 G164 Super B Ag Cat N63E, Serial Number 305B, Walter M601-E11, TTAF 11,336 hours, TT engine 2175.5 hours, 400 gallon hopper, Raised wing, Extended fuel, Bottom load fuel, Harbour air conditioner, Bantam/IntelliFlow, Right boom shutoff, Smoker, Rebuilt in 2011. Will consider trades. $205,000 Call George at 775-217-1576 (2) 2019 Super A+600 Queen Cats! 350-gallon, Hi-Vol TL Combos, B-Cabins, T.S.Tails, Zero AF/E/P’s, See to Believe! Bank on 4-Wings. AmAg, Call 870-886-2418/2489F, 870-7591692 Cell or email frank.kelley@ag-cat. com

1978 G164B Turbine Cat, N3627S, SN 732B, 965.0 Tach, 4867 TT, PT6A34A TT920.69/859 cycles. Power section light OH .5hr., 100% warranty until 1000 hrs, then prorated to original warranty. Professionally waxed by CM Shine ($3k) Prop TT965.1, 0 SPOH, Serial # PCE PH0871. Hatfield Conversion, Frakes Aileron Servos, Rudder Servo, Elevator Servo, Long Range Fuel, Custom recessed dash, GPS Canopy, MVP50, Instrumentation, Right boom shutoff, G4 GPS w/Intelliflow, 965 hrs since rebuild, Heavy Gear, 29x1100 tires, 1 yr, Air conditioning w/sealed cockpit, Hershey wing tips, Smoker Dual bottom load fuel, Breckenridge stainless tailwheel, CP Swivels Poly Tjet, Transland pump and spray valve, Lane Brake, Agrinautics fan, COM Radio, 38” gate box. For more information contact Sky Tractor LLC at 800-437-5319, www.skytractor.com, email@skytractor. com or Fax 701-636-5881

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G-164B AgCat, 400 Gallon Super B. Ground up restorations better than new. Raised Metal Wings, 115 Gallon Fuel, New Tail Spring, Main Gear, Tires Tubes, Brakes, 38” Gate Box, 400 Gallon Hopper. Buyer supplies firewall forward. Expected finish dates March 1st and October 1, 2019. To speak for a production slot, contact Storm Aeronautics at 402-367-3213. $325K Get Serious About Selling 478-9872250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

1978 B Model 600. 7400 TT. 4 hrs SMOH 4hrs SPOH. Aircraft completely refurbished by Hershey Flying Service in 2004 @7302 TT. SATLOC M3.New 330 gal Hershey Hopper. Aircraft is like new. Has not sprayed since Rebuild. Tulsa Engine and Prop OH by Northwest Propeller. $150,000. Contact Arvid @ 701-430-0215

G164B Ag Cat, N8834H, SN1B, 7266TT, 227 SMOH R1340, 23D40311. Fresh rebuild, better than new! As seen in Savannah, GA Call Mike Deck at SKY TRACTOR LLC 701-636-5880 or 800-437-5319

1972 G164A Ag Model Ag Cat, with B Model mods, N100F, 10,000 TT, 1000 R1340 Covington, Locking TW, stainless valve, chip light, CP nozzles, 120g fuel, Hershey metalized wings, stainless belly, stainless airfoil booms, Smoker, com radio, sealed cockpit, B Model windshield, flat custom panel, centerline short tail, Hershey tips, Rudder/Aileron/ Elevator Servos.. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! For more information contact Sky Tractor LLC at 800-437-5319, www. skytractor.com, email@skytractor.com or Fax 701-636-5881

Sky Tractor LLC is proud to present the completion of the SN1B Ag Cat! You will not find another like it! Satloc Bantam w/Intelliflow, 114g Long Range Fuel, All new fabric tail and wings, ANR Hardwire Hookup, Custom Seat, Electric Brake, Raised Wing Kit, Chip Detector. So much to list so make sure to check out the spec sheet on line! Call Sky Tractor LLC at 1-800-437-5319 Beginner’s “Dream-Machine”, MINT “450” G164A DAF 300 gal TE-Combo, 46 fuel, 12V, Canopy, Gray & Yellow, 90% Original, 0-SIRAN A&E&P. Earn as you learn the safe & sound way. $109K, or owner will trade for ?? 870-S862418/2489F, 759-1692 Cell frank. kelley@ag-cat.com

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1995 AT-402B, PT6A -15AG, TTAF: 11516.2, 10/2019 annual inspection. Engine: TTSN: 6800TT, TSO: 6800 , TSHSI: 2507.9, PT6A-15AG, S/N: 14269. Propeller: Hartzell, HC-B3TN3D, S/N: BUA23738, PTT: 4681.00, PTSOH: 372.00. $189K 954-5490826

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2008 AT-602 -65B. Completely rebuilt in 2008. 5550 hr since rebuild. Hot Section done by Covington. All new CT blades. Fresh annual. Bantam with G4 screen. W/W. Heat/ factory a/c. Wash out system. Manual tail wheel lock. New transponder. Garmin audio panel. Comm radio. All mounted in radio box. Wingman. LED strobes and nose lights. Night flight package. Factory air intake. Off set engine mount. Aileron trim. All glass good. This air plane has been maintained as good as it gets. For more details call 601-516-6156

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2013 AT-502B, 1058TT, PT6-34AG, SD since new, No fert or dry, CP Nozzles, M3 w/flow control, RT boom shutoff, Tank Rinse, Smoker, Heat & Air, Digital Hopper Gauge, Hatfield Fuel, Lane Brake w/Weathaero Fan, Shadin Fuel Flow, Night lights, VG’s, Like New $775,000 605-293-3262 or 605680-0280 2000 AT-502B, Bantam GPS, Flow, L7 Light Bar, Wingman, Com Radio, Transponder, Covington Hot Inspection, Farm Air annual. $435,000 For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@farmairinc.com

1993 AT-502 PT6-15, TTAF 10,700, TTE 9970, 250 SHOT. Wings due at 17,700. Replaced all windshield frame, new tail spring & tail wheel. Well kept, hangared and engine burns only 40 GPH. Great aircraft with M3 SATLOC and crop hawk. $169K as is. Can ferry. Possible trade for Scout or Citabria. 318-542-9665

2013 AT-502B Clean, low time, no accidents, TTSN 2260. Used in mosquito abatement and fire reseeding contracts. Spreader, smoker, VeriFly GPS, comm and transponder. $630,000 Call 435-671-3455

2001 AT-502B PT6A-34AG, N9148C, TT 9250, SMOH 9250, TT on Landing Gear: 750, TT Since Spar Caps Done: 1350, SATLOC G4 GPS w/flow control, Factory A/C and heat, Wingman hopper door and auger system, Kawak control quadrant, Weath-Aero fan brake, AFS check valves w/ CP-11 nozzles, Aluminum drop booms, LED strobe system, Bayou Light flashing system, Hopper rinse system, Smoker. Motivated Seller! Call 662-822-3204 1995 AT-502B, PT6-34AG, Reabe Hopper Gauge, SATLOC Bantam w/ Flow Control, AC & Heat, Lane Brake, Load Hawg, 170 Gal Fuel,Bottom Load, Cascade Air Inlet, Shadin Fuel Flow, Garmin SL40 Com Radio, Smoker, VG’s, Stainless Spray System, Hopper Rinse, CP Nozzles, New Tires. $450K 605680-0280

Air Tractor AT-401, S/N 4010766, 5356.7 TTAF, P&W R-1340 510.6 hrs TSO. Ham Std Hydromatic propeller 412.8 hrs TSO, 5 yr corrosion inspection due. Canadian commercially registered as C-FXVB $109,500 USD. 204-8050870 2019 AT-502B, FTO, Lane brake and fan, Smoker. $951,800 Call Lane Aviation 281-342-5451 or FAX 281232-5401

1989 AT-502, PT6-15, SATLOC Bantam, VG’s, 9721 hours, Fresh annual with sale. Priced for quick sale. $200K or best responsible offer! Call Brian at 561-723-1911 Available Immediately! 2019 AT-502XP, Ferry time only. Call Mike at Valley Air Crafts 559-686-7401

1990 AT-502, PT6A-34, N45019, TTAF 10058.8 hrs., TSOH 1649.7 hrs. Turbines Inc., HC-B3TN-3D SNEW 1100 hrs. Annual inspection in process now. 5520.5 hrs. remaining on lower spar caps. Equipment: Vortex Generators, LED nose lights, Aluminum booms, Garmin SR 40 Com Radio, Smoker, Wingman, Single Point Fuel, 170 Gallon Fuel, Spreader. Call Darryl for price at 479-935-4891

1978 AT-301, 4700 hours remaining on wing spars, 880 hours since complete tear down and inspection on engine, complete strip & paint, fresh annual with sale, new leading edge skins, new nose ribs, new side panels, new fasteners, new Lane brake, new pump, new fuel lines, new carburetor heat cable, new prop cable, too much to list! $125K Lost hangar, make offer, any offer! Call Curt at 320-583-8812 for more info. 2013 AT-502 for sale. Approximately 2250 TT. Wingman, G4 and Loadmaster Prop. At Covington now for a hot section and will have fresh annual. Good clean airplane. $675,000 Call 218-201-0652

1999 AT-402A LOW TIME BIRD! 3156 TTAE, PT6A-11AG, 374 TT SHOT, 374 SPOH, Wing spar caps time left: 4844, Eddy Current time left: 106.7, CP-11 nozzles. New G4 GPS 2015. New AmSafe harness, Storm Cutters & tail wheel tire 2016. New CP shut offs & spray pump 2017. New main tires & batteries 2018. Have spreadsheet with other component times we can email. Call Kevin at 320-563-8152. For 2019 annual questions call Joe LaRue at 218685-6594. $402K.

1997 AT-802A -67AG, Hydromax Fire Gate, (two)BK 196A’s, Garmin GTX 327, Sky Connect AFF. Carded for Fire. Currently located in Chile but will return this spring. Can be sold with Fire gate or 10” Transland w/booms. 575-763-4300


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2011 AT-502B-2760 PT6A-34AG N2022Y, 2095.4 hrs TTAE, 437.3 hrs HSI, 437.3 hrs, Starter Gen, 3” load system, Satloc Bantam GPS w/G4 screen, New annual at sale. ........................................$595,000 2009 AT502B-2691 N769PB PT6A-34AG 3037.1 Hrs. TTAE, 0 hrs. HSI & starter gen. 400 hrs. on new Loadmaster 4 blade prop and landing gear, Satloc G4 w/ flow control, single point fuel, VGs, radio pkg, many other extras. New annual at sale. . ..........................................................................$625,000

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2010 AT-602, 5134 TT, Overhaul prop, replaced PT starter and governor number 6 bearing October Annual and HSI, new CT blades and segments and bleed air valve 322 hours in June. 15 hours flown since annual (real clean) $610K Call 662-645-8790

1996 AT-502B, PT6-34AG, 2522 TTAF, Engine on more program, 10” Transland Hydraulic Gate, Ag Nav, CP Nozzles, Smoker, Full avionics package for fire, Spray and Fire ready, a very clean, always hangared, one owner airplane. Would consider trade for C-185. Call Mark for more details 406-544-2630 Parting Out 1990 AT-502 -34 Engine & Prop. Call Mike at Valley Air Crafts 559.686-7401

2001 AT-802A-67AG, HYDROMAX FIRE GATE, Sky Connect AFF, TDFM 136 FM Radio, (two) BK 196A’s, KT 76A, 406 ELT, Smoker. Carded for Fire. Can be sold with Fire gate or 10” Transland plus booms. Currently located in Chile but will be back in the USA this spring. 575-763-4300

2004 AT-802A PT6-67AG, Hydromax Fire Gate, Sky Connect AFF receiver, TDFM-136 FM Radio, Smoker, BK 76A, (TWO) BK 196’s. Currently Carded for fire. Also can be sold w/10” Transland & booms. CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHILE BUT WILL BE BACK IN THE US THIS SPRING. 575-763-4300 OR EMAIL CAMERON@AEROTECHTEAM. COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS. 2012 AT-502B, 3,500 Hours Since New, Engine and Airframe. No Damage, 450 Hours since Hot Section with new vane ring. SATLOC G4, Com Radio, Transponder, Artificial Horizon, New Paint. Well maintained, one owner airplane, available in April. $580,000 Call Sun Valley Aviation, 956-421-4545

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1986 AT-301, 6950 Hours TT, 235 Hours SMOH, 100 Hours SPOH, New Wing spars 150 hours ago, SATLOC Intellistar GPS w/large display, SATLOC Flow Control, Laser altimeter, Winglets, AM-Safe Airbags, A/C, Storm Cutters, Weath-Aero fan w/electric adjust, Electric Right boom shut-off, 2 lowered SS booms (atomizers and CPs) Smoker, Vortex Generators, New hopper (350 gal), New Fuel Tanks, HD Otter Exhaust, VHF radio, XM Radio w/audio panel, Ipad mount w/charger, Great Paint , Various spare parts, Same owner and Yorkton Aircraft maintained since 2002. Call 306-533-4891

1994 AT-502B, TTAF 8878.1 hrs., PTA-6A-15 TTE 8878.1 hrs., Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D 566 hrs. since O/H, 3” loading system, streamlined lowered 1-3/4” aluminum booms w/CP nozzles, 3” loading valve, Lane electric pump fan, 500 gal fiberglass hopper, Cascade intake air induction, AC, cabin heater. See spec sheet on line for more information. Call Darryl at South Delta Aviation - 479-935-4891 / 870-9951323 nights and weekends

1995 AT-502B -34, 29,569 Engine TT, 445 hrs since hot, 445 hrs on prop, 10-11k hrs TTAF, approx. 7700 hrs left on wing spars, SATLOC Bantam w/G4 screen & L7 light bar. 0 since overhaul on starter generator, 40 CP11’s, Agrinautics pump w/Lane electric brake, 10 Vain Transland spreader, includes wingman. Airplane is currently working. Needs a little TLC but it’s a money making machine! $210K Call 662-3458395

1999 AT-602 PT6-60, 8153 TT, 320 SHSI Blades & Segments, Fuel Control, Shaden FF, Garmin com, M3 SATLOC, Intelliflow, CP nozzles, Reabe hopper gauge, Lane electric fan, 10” hydraulic gate, Transland spreader, wingman, SP fuel, Work lights, Smoker, A/C, Heat. Price reduced to $492K Call 208-7894119

2009 AT-802A-0345, N329LA, approx. 4,000 hrs TT, -67AG, elec. brake gr., adj., smoker, single point fuel, G4 w/ Flowcontrol, Wingman. $725,000 For more information call Frost Flying Inc. at 870-295-6213 1992 AT-401, TTAF 7176, TSO engine/ prop 355 hrs, P&W 1340, Younkin overhaul, 12D40 prop, San Antonio Prop overhaul, VG’s, SATLOC, Nav com with transponder, Collins AC, zero time spare prop available. Clean, good flying airplane. Call Charlie (210) 601-1707 2019 AT-802A, FTO, -65AG, LOADED. $1,466,000 Call Lane Aviation 281342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401

1979 AT-301, TTAF: 8797, SMOH eng: 0 (Covington), SMOH prop: 0, Spars 4,792 remaining Hydromatic prop, spinon oil filter, engine driven A/C, metal tail, AmSafe belts, VG’s, M3 flow control, CP nozzles. $135,000 Call Richard 320979-8326

1999 AT-402B, 7818 TTAF, PT6A-15AG 8850 TTE, Covington Light OVH at 5000 hours. SATLOC Bantam w/G4 screen, flow control, A/C, heat, Garmin G5 attitude indicator, CP 11 nozzles, smoker, very little fertilizer, Transland 10 vane. Aircraft is at the factory having wing spars done. It will be available end of April or first of May. One owner, always hangared $315,000. Call 662-515-5049 2016 AT-802A, PT6A-65AG, 2050 TTSN, MVP50T, S.P. fuel, 308 fuel, wingman, CP’s, hyd gate, G4/flow, Covington hot. For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@ farmairinc.com

2006 AT-802-0227, N4169C, W/ PT6A-67AG, TTSN approx. 1260, Air Tractor FRDS Gate, 2 FM radios, 2 VHF, Dual Transponders and Encoders, L3 with active Traffic, Aspen Primary Flight Pro 1000 with synthetic vision displays. GDL 39, Aera 660, and Avionics upgrades ADSB (compliant with L3) NDH. $1,030,000 Please call Queen Bee Air for more information at 800-736-7654. 2001 Project AT-502B, Bring Your Trailer! Complete fuselage firewall aft, 7400 TTSN, $70K. With new wing spars from Air Tractor $95K. Call 309303-5161

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.  2005 AT-802A, 6975 TTSN, PT6A67AG, 6975 TTSN, 220 since Covington hot, 0-SIRAN prop, electric brake, smoker, CP’s, G-4 w/flow, Kawak, MVP50T, wingman, 10” gate, Sept. 2018 annual, NO TRADES. Fly it away for $660K Call 309-303-5161 NEW 2018 502XP Available. Call for 2018 Pricing. For more information call Frost Flying Inc. at 870-295-6213

2005 AT-602 -65AG, 6000 TTAE, Prop 0 since IRAN, 0 since Hot section by Covington with new CT blades, Bantam Flagger. $550,000 Call 870-759-1398 AT-400, PT6A-15AG, Bantam GPS/ flow/G4 screen, CP’s, Zee Air/heat, fresh hot. $335,000 For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@ farmairinc.com


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FROST FLYING INC. 2007 AT-802-0277 N4274S with PT6A-67AG, TT 1,240, Air Tractor FRDS Gate, 2 FM radios, 2 VHF, Dual Transponders and Encoders, NDH. $1,000.000 Please call Queen Bee Air for more information at 800-736-7654 2009 dual cockpit /single control, AT802, PT6A-65AG, STD gate, wingman, s.p. fuel, electric brake/fan, smoker, GPS/flow, Covington hot, approx. 3300 TTSN. For more information call 309759-4646 or email farmair@farmairinc. com

2012 AT-802A-805ET, -65, 3740 hours engine and airframe since new, loaded with extras, fresh annual. Price reduced to $750K with fresh hot section. Call David at 870-501-1136 or email dglover63@yahoo.com 2016 AT-802A -65AG, Wingman, GPS/flow, Hyd. Gate, 308 fuel, S.P. Fuel, Approx. 1200 TTSN. For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@farmairinc.com

2009 AT-502B-2691, N769PB, -34AG, 3037 Hrs. TTAE, 400 hrs. on new Loadmaster 4 blade prop and landing gear, SATLOC G4 with flow control, CP nozzles. New annual at sale. See spec sheet on line for all options. Price reduced to $595,000 Contact Rick Stone at Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Service 800-441-2964 or mail@ southeasternaircraft.com

2012 AT-802 - SN 802A-0436, PT6A67AG, 3450 TTE, Prop and Airframe, Flow control, G4 SATLOC, 10 in Hydraulic gate, Vondran controller, single point fuel, Lane brake, wingman, AC and Heat, Smoker, Comm radio, Annual 12-15-17 Late Aviation, loaded aircraft. Reduced to $750K w/fresh hot section. Call David 870-501-1136

AT-504: Learn and earn. With side-byside 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.

1999 AT-502A, N166MM, Airframe TT 4750, Engine PT6-45A TT 31,210, SMOH 3659, Since Hot Section 727, Prop SMOH 847, A/C, cockpit heat, single point fuel, G4 Satloc with flow control, Lane fan and brake, booms with CP nozzles, all stainless plumbing, 10 inch Vondran hydraulic gate and hopper extension, 2 dry spreaders. New Paint Job! $500,000 Call David at 806-7771892 1993 AT-502, SN 502-0206, N9085F, PT6A-34AG, TTAF 15,625, TTE 8172.6, Hobbs 7319.8, SHOT 1341.7, SMOH 1341.7. Wingman, Satloc GPS, Smoker, FastStart, AC/Heat, Tranland Spreader, spray booms. Fresh annual, hangared. $300,000. Call (870) 2631300 or fbfsllc@gmail.com

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2018 Slots Available ............................................... Call NEW 2018 502XP available ......Call for 2018 Pricing 2009 AT-802A-0345, N329LA, approx. 4,000 hrs TT, -67AG, elec. brake gr., adj., smoker, single point fuel, G4 w/Flowcontrol, Wingman ...................... $725,000

Complete Air Tractor Parts And Accessories 1996 AT-502B-0365, N37VA W/PT6A-34, TT Airframe 6692.0, Engine TT 8803.7, Engine TSOH 4118.9, Cabin Heat & Air, Lane Brake & Fan, Night Working Lights, Smoker, RH boom Shut Off, GPS (Bantam) with Flow Control, CP’s, Standard Spray System with Drop Booms, VG’s. $415,000 For more information, visit our website at queenbeeair.com or call us at 1-800736-7654 2013 AT-502B Firewall forward parts: Engine mount, cowling and Ram Air filter system. All parts with less than 1400 hours total time. Very clean and well maintained AT-502B. Call Cascade Aircraft Conversions for more details 1-509-635-1212

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Airplane - Cessna

1998 AT-602, N5006X, PT6-60, Hatfield fuel, Smoker, Automatic flagman, G4 SATLOC w/IntelliFlow, Elec. fan brake,Wingman, CP11 nozzles, Transland spreader, TT 13150, 200hrs since HSI. 200hrs since prop Iran. Manual tail wheel lock. $250K For more info email jaygilbreath@hotmail.com 1986 AT-301, 600 hr R-1340, Bantam GPS, CP’s, smoker. $140,000 For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@farmairinc.com

Air Tractor 502XP: Go to work hauling a full 500 gallons all day, every day. Even when temperatures soar, the 502XP can power you through more acres in less time, with less effort. Quiet 4-blade prop. 867 horsepower PT6A-140AG engine. Rebalanced airframe. Larger fin and rudder. From nose to tail, it is a remarkable combination of power, stability and productivity. Visit with your Air Tractor dealer about the 502XP. Ask about special Air Tractor financing available from Wells Fargo for qualified buyers. 2019 Air Tractors, all models, call Southeastern Aircraft Sales at 800-4412964 to reserve your slot!

AT-402B: Go turbo. The AT-402B, with the time-proven Pratt & Whitney PT6A-15AG 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.

Several 2006-2016 AT802/AT802A -67F, wheels configuration, full avionics, FRDS Gen II, 380 USG, full lightning protection, airbag. Detailed maintenance. Call or email: +34667102184, sales@ airtractoreurope.com.

2006-2016 AT802/AT802A -67F on floats “Fire Boss”, full avionics, yellow and blue paint scheme, 1600 shp, computer gate, 380 USG, NAV/COM/GPS, audio box, radio, ELT, from 200 to 1600 hours TT, extremely careful maintenance. Call or email: +34667102184, sales@ airtractoreurope.com. 1992 AT-502B, 12,800 TTSN, PT6A34AG, 20 since hot, Bantam 7” Screen, Com Radio, CP’s, Smoker, No Trades. Excess to our needs. Fly it away for $225K. Call 309-303-5161 2014 AT-502B, 1500 TTAE, G4 w/ Flow, VG’s, Smoker, Comm & TXP, Lane Brake and Fan. $650,000 Call Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE / 281-3425451 or FAX: 281-232-5401 2012 AT-504, 1000 TTSN, Fresh Hot & Annual. $725,000 For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@ farmairinc.com

1989 AT-502 N10126, 14,012 TT, PT6A -34AG 16,683 TT, 1223 SHOT, 3583 since Light Overhaul by RT Turbines w/new CT Blades, 2775 hours since last gear box inspection, Fuel Pump and Fuel Control replaced May 2016. Equipment: Cascade inlet, LED nose lights, Aluminum booms, CP nozzles, G4 GPS w/Intelliflow flowmeter, Air Repair hydraulic gate system w/ smart cylinder. See spec sheet on line for details. $280,000 Call Darryl or Bill at South Delta Aviation - 870-5729011 days / 870-995-1323 nights and weekends LOAD HAWG - Now STC’d for Air Tractor - Call Mid-Continent today to schedule your installation. 800-325-0885

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1980 AT-400, 7700 TTAF, 5500 TTE, 0 SHOT, 1500 Hrs on wing spar, New Prop, Overhauled Prop Gov, Overhauled Overspeed Gov, Overhauled Fuel Control Unit, New Landing Gear, New Paint, New Windshield, Satloc, Call Chad Stuart, Airplane Services, Inc. 850-3806091

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.

1976 Ag Truck, 4159 TT, SMOH 100 HR, SPOH 100 HR, All new Millennium cylinders, SATLOC Bantam GPS, Garmin 196 GPS, cabin heat, spin on oil filter, 22X8 wheels, good paint and glass, no dry fertilizer. Email Bill.Malone5287@ gmail.com or call 863-467-4000

New and used AT-802’s, AT-502XP’S, AT-502’S AND AT-402’S. Please email joy@queenbeeair.com or call Queen Bee Air Specialties, Inc. 1-800-7367654

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1978 Cessna Ag Truck, 7000 Hrs TT but LOOKS LIKE 2000! 50 SMOH, 856 SPOH, CP Nozzles, Air Foil Booms, Strobe Lights, SATLOC Lite Star II GPS, Crop Hawk 7B, Smoker, A/C. New JetGlo Paint, New Windows, Kevlar Leading Edges, Hydraulic Pump. Looks great, ready to go! $109,500 662-5015559

AT-502B: More performance; more profit potential. With Air Tractor’s AT-502B there’s plenty of power and a big, 500-gallon payload to please both pilot and operator. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG 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.

1972 Cessna Ag Truck, TT 5643.2, Fresh engine: SMOH 8.9 hrs, Engine TTSN: 2482.5, Prop TTSN: 492.4, Annual: 9/18/17, A/C is rigged out for Banner Towing. Booms, pump, etc, crated, goes with A/C. Price reduced to $113,900 Call Ely Ag Helicopter Service 110744 S 4570 Rd Sallisaw, Ok 74955 918-605-1038 or email elyjd66@yahoo.com

1978 Cessna Ag Truck, 5832 TTAF, 625 TTE, 550 TT on prop, 8.50X10 Clevelands, GPS, field ready. Price reduced to $112,000. Call Chad Stuart, Airplane Services, Inc. Call 850-3360552

2018 AT-502XP, FTO, 234 Fuel, SS Camlocs Lane Brake & Fan, MVP50. $1,021,500 Call Lane Aviation 888995-LANE / 281-342-5451 or FAX: 281-232-5401 2016 AT-802A, PT6A-65AG, 1750 TTSN, 308 fuel, MVP50T, S.P. fuel, G4/flow, hyd gate, wingman, CP’s, Covington hot. For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@ farmairinc.com

Cessna 188B, IO520D 878 SMOH, 5235 TT, S/N18801058, SATLOC, flagger, hydraulic pump. Nebraska most of its life. $90,000 Call Johnie Witthuhn at 308-870-1622


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1966 Cessna Ag Wagon A188, 4184 Total time with 1130 SMOH and 574 SPOH. Aero fan, CP11 nozzles, SATLOC lite, smoker and automatic flagman. Call Rex Kelley 308-214-1516

1975 A188B, 3615 TT, 300hp IO520-D 385 SMOH, Gami Injectors, 400 SPOH, SATLOC Bantam, Crop Hawk, Transland pump w/Weath-Aero fan, stainless valve & airfoil booms, CP nozzles, 3 new tires, clean Northern airplane. Sold with fresh annual. $115K For info/more pictures, call or text (361) 219-9845

1968 Cessna Ag Wagon, S/N 1880360, NDH. Always been a Clean Northern plane in excellent condition. TT 3607 -0-470R, 309 SMOH engine and prop, Super-Booms, SATLOC Lite, Smoker, Flagger. Great flying plane. A good plane to start that new pilot. 701799-8629

1972 Cessna 188 Available For Immediate Sale! 4695TT, 538 Since Western Skyways Factory Spec IO520-D Engine Install 300HP, Hartzell TopProp, Airfoil Boom, CP Nozzles, Flagger, Smoker, SATLOC litestar GPS, XP Tail Wheel, Spreader, Original Logs, Annual 5/16/18 Price Reduced For Immediate Sale! $115K 218-9352186

1972 Cessna 188 Ag Wagon, N21883, TT6350, 1740 SMOH, Prop165, stainless steel booms, SATLOC Lite 2, new leading edges, refurbished hopper, CP nozzles, owner flown since new. Good flying and fast! Current annual with sale. Call Kevin at 785-386-8875

1979 Turbine Cessna T188C Husky, N188HT, TT 7,117, 3,371 hrs since turbine conversion (STCSA02029SE) utilizing Soloy Aviation Solutions Mark 1 Turbine Pac with Rolls Royce 250-C20S turbine. Excellent performing airplane, very clean. Too much to describe. See attached AAU cover story on plane’s history. Also looking for a clean Ag Cat Super B+ P&W PT-6A. Call Terry at 503-510-6489 or email chopper431@ icloud.com

1975 Cessna A188B Ag Truck 400HP N4816R. TTAF 10493, Lycoming IO-720 TSO 754, Hartzell Prop TSO 2874.8, Ag Tip Winglets, VG’s, extra 16 gallon of fuel in wings. Wings and air frame completely rebuilt in 2014. Great airplane! If it will fit in the hopper, it will haul it. Spare zero time engine at a reasonable price if interested. Call David Chancy at 229-645-3605

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1975 Cessna Ag Truck, TTAF 4628, SFR 1068, SP IRAN 1068, SS Dual Exhaust, Smoker, Wag, Crophawk 7B, Hud/Man SS Spray System (except pump), 30 CP Nozzles, 4 Rotary Nozzles, VG’s, A/C, Wingtip Strobes, Beacon Strobe, Inst. Landing, Taxi, Hopper Lights, Hardwired ANR, Big Tailwheel, Tinted Glass. 4/18 Annual. $125K 478-285-3731

1975 A188B Ag Truck, TT 9300, IO720 400hp, Roberson STOHL, 3 Blade w/ 0.0 SPOH, Winglets, Ag Nav w/ Flow Control, Radio and Transponder, Smoker, Droop Booms w/ CP’s, Spreader, Fresh Annual. $135,000 Call Darryl or Bill at South Delta Aviation - 870-5729011 days / 870-995-1323 nights and weekends Best Classified Buy In The Industry. Read By More Ag Pilots Than Any Other Publication. 478-987-2250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

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Airplane - Dromader

1980 PZL Radial Dromader’s Available Immediately! Four aircraft to choose from with an extensive parts inventory available! LOW TIME AIRCRAFT! Times vary between 1300 and 3000 hours total on the airframes and 100 and 840 SMOH on the engines. 224 gallon fuel (one has 188 gal). All have AgNav GPS with flow control, North American direct drive starters and Hydraulic pumps. Currently Canadian registered. $99,000 Please contact us for more details! ASI JET specializes in NEW and Used aircraft sales, service and parts! Give us a call at 952-9416255

1985 TURBINE M18A DROMADER -11, NEW TO MARKET! Turbine Dromader M18A Airframe TT: 3140 Engine Honeywell TPE-331 -11U: 3910 SMOH 7000TBO Propeller Hartzell 5 blade 310 hours Since NEW (Times are Approximates) Options: AG NAV Guia Spray GPS, 192 Gallon Fuel, Air Conditioning, Cockpit Heat, Electronics International digital gauges, Vortex Generators, Kawak Throttle Quadrant, Smoker, booms, Artificial Horizon, Comm, and More! $399,950 Four additional low time Radial Dromader’s and a large inventory of spare parts are also available, ask for more info! ASI JET specializes in NEW and Used aircraft sales, service and parts! Give us a call at 952-941-6255

1998 M-18B Dromader - Clean, Low time M-18B available. 1950 TTAF, 280hrs TSMO in March 2017, 23E50 Prop with 230hrs TSPO in Feb 2016. Well maintained, M3 SATLOC w/Flow Controller, CP11 Nozzles, Tall Tail, Lane Brake, and Agrinautics Pump. Fresh C of A. Accepting Offers! Can facilitate import into the United States. Call James at 306-692-7335 Order your Flying Dromader or M18 Dromader Pen and Ink Drawings from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 each. plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com

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Airplane - Piper

1975 Piper Brave, PA36-285, Engine: P&W PT6A-20B, AFTT: 6946.5, Propeller: Hartzell, TTE: 250 TSO, Flow Control: AgFlow 1, GPS: TracMap Flight Pro, Spray System: 2” Stainless Steel, Electronic spray on/off valve, ASC Rotary Atomizers: Qty. 10. Price reduced to $380K Call Wade at 306-786-3345

1976 Piper Pawnee, PA25-235, Engine: LYCOMING 0-540-B2C5, AFTT: 5085.3, Propeller: MC Cauley (IA200/ FA8452), TTE: 400 TSO, Flow Control: AgFlow 1, GPS: TracMap Flight Pro, Spray System: 1” Stainless Steel, Rotary Atomizers: Qty. 8, Electronic Spray on/ off valve. $93,000 Call Wade at 306786-3345

1947 Piper PA-12 for sale, TT 1905, Lycoming 0-320 150hr, SMOH 171, Air Tech coating 2011, Cleveland wheels and brakes, extended baggage, Flight Com intercom system, Brackett air filter, 31” Alaskan Bush wheels, PA-18 wing flaps, annual 1/19. $60,000 OBO Call Doug at 605-870-2697

1981 300 Brave, 5124TT, New Hartzell Prop 369hrs, Factory New Lycoming Engine 1232hrs, New Fuel Cells 2018, New Lightweight Starter, SATLOC M3, Lane Fan Brake, SS Booms.$105,000 Call Dean at 307-532-4744

2008 Piper PA46R-350T Malibu Matrix, 1,035 TT; 15 SFREM w/a 2000 hr. TBO! Entegra EX5000, Two Garmin GNS 430W, AC, TAS Traffic, WX, Oxygen, Known Ice. Lovely to fly! Must go! $499,000 Please call Queen Bee Air for more information at 800-736-7654

1975 Piper Pawnee PA-25-235 D Model, TTAE 4092.29, SMOH 144.5 by Gann Aviation, Lycoming 0-540 B2C5 engine, Agrinautics pump, Weathaero Fan, Dropped airfoil SS beams, CP check body & Tips w/J tubes. All Ads complied with SATLOC Lite 2, owner/ operator always Hangared. $90K For more information call Jamie at 256557-2882

1976 PA 36 Turbine Brave 550SHP - 6450TT, 3097 since P&W O/H PT6A-20A engine with 0 since HSI and A.D.2014-11-05 was performed, 0 SOH 3 Blade Hartzell Prop, 275 gallon hopper, JAS gate, Agrinautics pump, electric brake, dropped streamlined booms with CP nozzles, 2” left side load, improved hopper lid, JAS High Lift Wing Leading Edges, 90 gal fuel, CommRadio, Crophawk, electric turn and bank, clock, nav/strobe/ instrument/landing and taxi lights, Del Norte GPS, pistol grip, left entry step, very good tires/glass and paint, 1739 hours remaining on wing spar caps. This aircraft was imported from Australia, and has just had an extensive annual inspection of the engine, prop, and airframe, along with a NEW Airworthiness Certificate. This aircraft is in very good condition! Need a very reasonably priced, nimble turbine that will get a lot done for small $$$? This is it!! $270,000! Or Best Reasonable Offer. Call 559-686-1794, Email info@johnstonaircraft.com or www. johnstonaircraft.com 1982 Piper Super Cub. Lowest time Piper built Cub on the planet, 650 hours TTSN. Stits Fabric, beautiful paint, Com Radio, L3 Lynx transponder with ADSB in-out with touch screen weather, traffic. $150,000 Call Sun Valley Aviation 956421-4545

1975 PA-36-285 Piper Brave with 6736TT airframe, Lycoming IO-720A1B engine(400hp) 1772 SMOH, 1394 SPOH, over 2000 hrs. left on wing spar AD’s, AeroFan, CP nozzles, SATLOC AirStar, flagger, smoker, spreader. With fresh annual. Ord, NE. Rex Kelley 308214-1516

1966 PA 25-235 Pawnee 3716TT/707 since O/H engine/2327 since IRAN Prop: 150 gallon hopper, Agrinautics pump, Weathaero fan, dropped streamlined booms, 2” left side load, nav/left landing and nose lights, Trimble GPS, Pistol grip, metal belly, new wing fabric in 2005 and empennage fabric in 2004, good tires/ glass/fabric and paint, annual completed in Sept. 2017 and all A.D. notes up to date. Aircraft hangared. Price reduced to $55,000 Contact Johnston Aircraft Service at 559-686-1794, info@johnstonaircraft.com or www. johnstonaircraft.com

1976 PA 36 SUPER BRAVE 400 HP - 3965 Total Time, 66 since Overhaul engine, 66 since IRAN Prop, 4040 hours remaining on wing spar caps, 275 gal hopper, Agrinautics pump and fan, dropped streamlined booms with CP nozzles and check valves, 2” left side load, extended wings, 90 gal fuel with new fuel cells, crop hawk, automatic flagger, pistol grip, nav/strobe/instrument/ landing/taxi and night working lights, left entry step, good paint, tires and glass. Price reduced to $185K or OBO. Contact Johnston Aircraft Service at 559-6861794, info@johnstonaircraft.com or www.johnstonaircraft.com Order your Clipped J3 Cub or Piper Pawnee Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 plus S &H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com

Airplane - Thrush WE DO CENTURY 60,000 HR. SPAR CAPS FOR THRUSH AIRCRAFT. CALL FOR AFTER-SEASON SLOT. JOHNSON AIRSPRAY INC 218-437-6415, CELL 218-201-1450 LINDLEY

1979 PT6-34 Turbine Thrush, TTAF 20148 Hrs., TTSN PT6-34 Engine 8011 Hrs., M3 SATLOC, Metal Tail, 500 GAL. Hooper, Cascade Air Intake, Electric Half Boom Shut Off, One Owner Pilot Last 15000 Hrs. $350,000 Call Mark For More Information At 541-571-3017


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1975 Thrush, N4942X, TTAF 10,815, P&W -28 TT 13,346.9, wings TT 7,485.4, 451.8hrs until spar cap replacement, Prop TTSMOH 2,086.5, 400 gal hopper, 229 gal fuel, SATLOC M3 touch screen, rag tail, also have 2 Weatherly tails included. No reasonable offers refused. $195K For more info/ pics call 731-988-8775 or email aircraftmisc@gmail.com

Goering Thrush 525 -10 w/crossover duct, Engine TSN5000 430 TSOH/ CSOH 260 since complete rebuild. Rebuilt fuselage using new tubing. New landing gear & panels, new belly skins & hopper, new prop, new Ag Nav Platinum, new lower spar caps, A/C, Night Lights, iPad docking station & Transponder. Too much to list! $600K 760-427-1476

2012 S2RT34/510DC THRUSH (750 SHP), 2837TT/45 since HSI ENGINE/ 2369 since NEW, PROP: 510 gallon hopper, electric opening hopper lid, SS booms, ground adjustable pump fan with electric brake, CP nozzles, 3” left bottom load, 29,000 hour wings, aileron servos, 230 gal fuel, air cond./ cabin heat, nav/strobe/instrument/ landing lights, MVP 50T Glass Panel, electric turn coordinator, Icom IC-A210 VHF Radio, GME TX3520 UHF Radio, Garmin GTX327 Xpndr, Avionics master switch, SATLOC G4 GPS, Intelliflow flow control, smoker, Excellent tires and brakes, dual cockpit, 10,500 lb certified gross weight. AUSTRALIAN AIRCRAFT. $705,000 USD Call 559-686-1794, Email info@johnstonaircraft.com or www.johnstonaircraft.com

GE Turbine Thrush N4016H, 1979 S2R Thrush - New GE H-75 200 series engine, New Avia Hamilton Propeller, TCL STC GE Conversion Installation, TCL Single Point Fueling, 8090hrs TTAF, 190 gal Fuel, Chrome exhaust stacks, SATLOC G4 flow controls, New Auxiliary pump, L3 ADS-B transponder, Narco 810 Radio. Will require spar cap replacement at 11,348 hours. Call TURBINE CONVERSIONS, LTD 616-837-9428 or email ann@ turbineconversions.com

1998 Thrush 400-15, 7308 TTAE, O hot, 0 OH prop, Century Spar, SATLOC M3, Stainless Boom, CP09. $379,000 U.S. Call 229-886-8081

PRICE REDUCED - Motivated Seller!!! 2012 Thrush 510P S2R-T34, Airframe: Approx. 1900 hours TT (Approx.) Engine: Approx. 40 hours Since hot section 40 hours Light Overhaul by Dallas AirMotive. Propeller: Approx. 40 Hours SNEW Hartzell 3 blade prop. Equipment: 510 Gallon Hopper, MVP-50T Glass panel color display, SATLOC Bantam GPS w/Flow control, Single point re-fuel, Vortex Generators, Smoker, Electric fan brake, LED leading edge lights, 228 gallon (useable) fuel capacity, Zee Systems electric air conditioner/cabin heat. $699,950 Call ASI Jet Sales 952-941-6255

1977 Thrush S2R, TTAF 7770 hours, TTE 50 hours, TT Prop 50 hours, Serial #2366, $80,000 US dollars. Call Ron at 306-861-0177

1972 S2R 1340 Geared Thrush Available For Immediate Sale! 450 Engine TT, prop overhauled 2012, 6800 TT, Bantam GPS w/flow control, CP Nozzles, extended wings, Aileron servo tabs, VGS, 400 gallon, ready for work. $199,000 CAD. Call Brent at 306-2273980

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1977 Thrush - Approximately 8500 TTAF. Approximately 950 TT on engine. Call Terry for details at 620-544-5333

2001 Thrush 660, TT 6905, PT665AG, SMOH 1105, TT Prop 1105, Shadin Fuel Flow, Air Conditioning, Cabin Heat, Bantam GPS and Flow Control, CP Nozzles, Lane Electric Break, Fast Start System, Single Point Fuel, Load Hawg Auto Hopper Door and Leveler, includes zero time Fuel Controller. $595,000 Call or text Mark at 218-770-0357.

1973 Thrush S2R - Priced to sell! TTAF 9459, Walter M601-E11 TT 7479.5, TSOH 2029.5 AVIA V508EAG Prop TSOH 2029.5, 3445.5 Hrs. remaining on spars, Harbor A/C, Smoker, SATLOC Bantam w/G4 screen, single point fuel, CP flat fan nozzles, AFS check valves, Transland pump, electric brake, Shadin fuel flow, new tires and new front windshield, horizontal re-done at annual, spreader available with sale. Contact Stephanie Williams at 229924-2813

The 550 Thrush offers 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. thrushaircraft.com

Walter Powered 1970 Thrush S2R, TTAF 10,240 hrs., approx. 1,000 hrs. left on spar, Walter 601-D-11, 410 hrs. SIRAN. Aircraft has Lane fan and brake, SS pump & system, flow control, Harbor A/C, SATLOC 99.5, metal tail, spring tail gear, Cascade fire wall forward. 200 gal. fuel, full side loader, cool seat. Annual with sale. All my extra’s with sale (tires, starter/gen etc.) Price reduced to $175K Call Ron Hink 940-585-6176 or 806204-0057

1996 G6 510 Thrush, 5411 TTAF, Engine AD 2018-13-05 has been complied with 10/8/18, 1250 since GB, & Hot, G4 w/flow, new spray pump, Lane fan, spray valve, 3”load, CP11, AFS, VG’s, AC/heat, factory hopper rinse, 4 battery conversion, com radio & includes load hog which has been removed. Very clean. Price reduced to $355K OBO Email agairflying@gmail. com for more information.

2012 Thrush S2R-T34, N3000H, TTAF: 3000, Engine(s) P & W PT6A-34 (SN PCE-PH0851) HP 750, Since Hot Section: 0. Prop Specs: Hartzell B3TN3D (SN BUA32808), 3 Blade Prop, Time: 600 IRAN. Equipment List: MVP Glass Panel, Bantam GPS, Intelliflow, CP Nozzles, Winglets, AM-SAFE Seatbelt Air Bags, SS Booms, Smoker, SS Spreader, Vortex Venerators, Leading Lights , NAV- Lights, Strobes. Excellent Exterior & Interior. Annual completed 2-2017. $625,000 Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-325-0885 www.midcont.net

PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!!! 1998 Thrush S2R G-1 Super Conversion, Very Clean and well cared for aircraft. Airframe: Approx. 4875 hours TT, Approx. 900 remain on Wing Spar (We can sell with fresh spar caps, or work with you to do them when they come due) Engine/Propeller:200 hours Since EXTENSIVE Hot Section (Arkansas Turbines), 1800 Hours Since Super-1 Conversion. Hartzell 3 blade prop - 4000 Hours TT, 0 SMOH!!! Equipment: Bantam GPS with flow control, 400 Gallon Hopper, Large fuel (Approx. 190 Gallons), Single Point bottom load Fuel (both sides), Shadin Fuel Flow Meter, Air conditioning, Smoker, Hopper Rinse, Vortex Generators, Five Blade Weath Aero fan, Aluminum Booms, Comm Radio, Dual Landing light, NAV / Strobe lights, Windshield wiper/washer, Tinted windows, Mesh seat and MORE!!! New Batteries 6/17, Overhauled Ignitor Box 6/17. $350,000 **All specifications are subject to verification upon inspection by buyer. We specialize in NEW and Used aircraft sales, service and parts! ASIJET.COM or Give us a call at 952-941-6255


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Airplane - Weatherly

1994 S2R-T34, N524SL, Model Number: PT6A-34, TSO: 0.00, Exportable, Wings: Avenger Spar Enhancement Kit, LoadMaster 4 Blade Propeller , Single Point Fueling System, AG-NAV 2 GPS, Air Conditioning. $500,000 Contact: Turbines Inc. at 812-877-2587 or turbines@turbinesinc. com

1979 S2R-T34, N455JM, Exportable, LoadMaster 4 Blade Prop, Wings: Vortex Generators, Strakes and Delta Wings, Wing Tip Extensions, SATLOC Bantam GPS and Intelliflow, Hopper: 500 Gal, Load Hawg, Record Inlet, Harbour Air Conditioning, TSO: 757.4 GG / 757.4 PS. Contact: Turbines Inc. at 812-877-2587 or turbines@ turbinesinc.com

1994 Weatherly 620B, 7370 TT, PW 985, 714 SMOH by Tulsa, May 2013, 714 SPOH, clean airframe, VGs, chip detector, night lights. $72,000 Offers and 182 trade considered. 803-3081826

1991 Weatherly 620A, 450 P&W. Hartzell prop, TT 4222, SMOH 117 Tulsa premium overhaul, Prop 117 SOH, oil filter-oil tank heater Compro smoker, stainless spray valve & booms, recent gear bushings, Trimble GPS w/ flow control, factory night lights w/wing tip strobes. Dry climate western KS last 22 yrs. $75K w/current annual. Located in Goodland, KS. Transland spreader & seeder gate included. 785-899-8409

Airplane - Other 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. www.thrushaircraft.com

2015 Thrush 510G Airframe: 900 hours TTSNEW, Engine/Propeller: 900 Hours TTSNEW 150 Hours SPOH. Engine Warranty good through 9/1/2020! (or 2500 TT). Equipment: 510 Gallon Hopper, MVP-50T Glass panel color display, 228 gallon (useable) fuel capacity, 2 inch stainless steel spray system, 41 inch stainless steel gate box, 4340 chrome-moly steel spar caps, Stainless steel bottom fuselage skins, Alodine Chromicoat L25 for corrosion resistance, Massive overturn structures, Quick detach fuselage skins, 28 – volt electrical system, Dual 24 – volt batteries, Wire deflector cable, Cockpit wire deflectors, Stainless steel rudder cables, Outside air temperature gauge, All metal Empennage, Zee Systems electric air conditioner/cabin heat, High flotation 29-in. tires, Cleveland dual caliper disc brakes, Wing root fairings, Windshield wiper and washer, Front Baggage compartment. Additional Options: Satloc Bantam with Intelliflow flow control, Load Hawg, Single Point fuel, Electric fan brake Model 111F, Smoker, Vortex Generators, Leading edge LED lights. **All specifications are subject to verification upon inspection by buyer. We specialize in NEW and Used aircraft sales, service and parts! ASIJET. COM or Give us a call at 952-941-6255

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New 2019 Thrush 510P, 510G, 510GR, 550P or 710P aircraft slots available for 2019! All options available! Call for Pricing and availability! ASI JET is an authorized Thrush Dealer Parts distributor, and Service center for North America! Centrally located in the State of Minnesota, We specialize in NEW and Used aircraft sales, service and parts distribution! ASIJET.COM or Give us a call at 952-941-6255!

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. www. thrushaircraft.com

Weatherly 620B, N90364, TTA 3,915.3, TTE 506.3, 1,602.3 PropTT, Dyna Nav GPS, CP11 nozzles w/AFS nozzle body’s, flagger, smoker & right boom shut off. Engine maintained and supported by Tulsa. Great plane to fly and very economical to operate. Reason for selling is turbine transition. $110K 406-439-4179 or 406-285-3006

1996 Weatherly 620B, N9017K ,TTA 4,058.2, TTE 800.4, 809.1 PropTT, Dyna Nav GPS, CP11 nozzles w/AFS nozzle body’s, flagger, smoker & right boom shut off. Engine maintained and supported by Tulsa. Great plane to fly and very economical to operate. Reason for selling is turbine transition. $100K 406-439-4179 or 406-285-3006

1994 Ayres, S2R-T34,N94PR, TTAF 7835.9, P&W PT6A-34AG, 750 HP, Prop Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D, 3 BLADED, 0.0 SIRAN, Avionics/Radios, GPS Bantam w/Intelliflow, , 578.7 hrs. since spar caps, CP-09’s, Vortex Generators, Hopper Rinse, Spreader, Harbor A/C, Electric Fan Brake, center point fuel, Bottom Load Fuel, Smoker, Kawak Quadrant, New Landing Gear, Wingman. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-325-0885 www. midcont.net

Fairchild M62A/Weatherly C63, one of original Weatherly spray planes converted in 1966. Plane was used to spray my crops, now gone commercial and need bigger plane. AG-NAV Guia Gold w/flow control, main tires new w/ anti-shimmy tail wheel. Two new mags, carburetor & fuel pump recently installed. Center section A.D. not applicable. Continental W670 240hp STC, McCauly ground adj. prop. Second yellow-tagged prop and spreader included. TSMOH 668, TTAF 3630 122018 annual $37,500 507-360-3885

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Order your Weatherly Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 plus S &H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com

2006 Beech G-36 Bonanza, 880 Hours since new, Garmin 1000/WAAS, Factory Air, Leather. This airplane is like new. $525,000 Call Sun Valley Aviation, 956421-4545

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. 1995 Beech A-36 Bonanza, 2,800 Hours total time, 860 Hours since factory new engine, Garmin 750/650, GTX 345 (All new), King Auto Pilot with Alt Pre-Select, flight director, HSI, etc. Active Traffic, ADSB in-out, Standby alternator and vacuum, factory air. $340,000 Call Sun Valley Aviation, 956421-4545

2000 Comp Air, Karlsen Douglas, WC-7, N22WC, S/N 001, Engine M601D (8), 7 Turbine, 6 place, tailwheel, Airframe TT 250.7, Engine and propeller 250.7 Since IRAN, Dual King KX-165’s, KLN 90B GPS, KT76C Transponder, S-TEC Autopilot. $125,000 Please call Queen Bee Air for more info at 800-736-7654 Turbo Prop Ag Planes - Take advantage of our biggest inventory of Turbo prop ag planes. Special buys and trades welcome. PT6, Garrett, GE even Walters. Mid Continent Aircraft Corp Hayti, MO 573-359-0500


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Bellanca Citabria 7GCAA N5057P, TTAF 6735, Lycoming O-320 TSMOH 860, Sensenich Prop TT 1610, New Concorde Battery, New Ceconite in 2010. Great flying airplane. Priced to sell. Call David Chancy at 229-645-3605 Order your The AgOp Collage Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com Order your In-Formation Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 plus S &H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com Order your Stearman Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99 plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com

Airplane - Helicopters Hiller UH-12E Parts and Service - We have a large inventory of Hiller 12E parts for sale. Doors, carburetors, fuselages, Gauges etc. Component overhauls also available. If we don’t have it we will try to find it for you. Call for more info. Triple H Aviation 763- 263- 6161.

Refurbished Enstrom F28F turbo charged, can be equipped with spray equipment, 0 SOH MRB w/hi Viz paint on blades, TT Strap Conversion, 0 SOH MRGB, new interior, new Turbo and waste gate, new high speed starter, new door glass, new paint, new EGT, CHT, overhauled struts, new engine fire blanket, component times available on request. Possible trade for people airplane. $175K Email agairflying@ gmail.com for more information.

Bell 206 Spray Helicopters For Sale or Lease! Bell 206 B’s or 206 L’s turnkey spray ready with Simplex System. AgNav or SATLOC GPS systems. Ready for you to chose your paint colors. Good component times remaining. Fresh annual with sale. Call Brian 561-723-1911

1984 Bell 206B3 for sale. Good times remaining, Simplex Spray System, SATLOC Bantam, TurnKey Spray Ready. $525,000 Serious buyers only! Call Brian at 561-723-1911 Order your Bell 206 Helicopter Pen and Ink Drawing from our DeSpain Collection today for only $59.99. plus S&H. Call 478-987-2250 or order online at agairupdatemarketplace.com

Engine - Piston Pratt and Whitney overhauled 1340 cylinders, carburetor, Ag cat spreader call Terry at 870-536-1348 or David at 870-550-1664 Excellent Ag Cat R1340 FWF (removed for Turbine), 800-SMOH/40-STOH Canadian times. 40-SOH AG200-2 Prop. Runs great & dry! Engine $25K, Prop $20K, All $47K Call 870-8862418/2489F, 870-759-16920 or email frank.kelley@ag-cat.com R1340-S83H1-G, 364-SMOH, 0-SIRAN Tulsa. $39K. 23D40-6601A19, OHC AAOK, $28K. Spring Delivery. 870-8862418/2489F, 870-759-1692 cell or email frank.kelley@ag-cat.com Pratt & Whitney Piston Engines, Parts and Accessories in stock. 0-Time R-985 / R-1340 / R-1830-92 & -94 / R-2000-7M2 / R2800CB engines ready to go. Complete stock of engine parts. We stock complete OHC cylinder assys. Ready to install. Call Sun Air Parts 661257-7708, Fax 661-257-7710 or email info@sunairparts.com R-1340, Zero Time Since Overhaul By Covington, $67,500.00 Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE / 281-342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401 R985-AN1-14B Tulsa Overhaul, New Pistons, Bosch mags. Ignition harness, carb, with warranty outright/exchange. Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903429-6805 Pratt & Whitney R-985 & R-1340 Overhauled Engines in stock. Props, carburetors, magnetos, alternators & accessories for above engines. Call Chester Roberts Supply Company, Collinsville, TX Tel: 903-429-6805, Fax: 903-429-6047 or email crs5r@ aol.com. R1340-AN2 Airmotive Overhaul, New Pistons, mags. harness, carb, with warranty outright/exchange. Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903-429-6805

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CLASSIFIEDS R1340 Engine Overhauled, New Pistons, New Bearings, mags. Ignition harness, carb, with warranty outright/exchange. Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903429-6805 R985 AN 1/14B OHC new pistons, chrome cylinders, new bearings, Bosch mags warranty outright or exchange.  Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903429-6805 R985-AN1-14B Tulsa Overhaul, New Pistons, mags. Ignition harness, carb, with warranty outright/exchange. Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903-4296805

Engine - Turbine Several surplus PT6-45R engines removed from service with US cargo airline. As an example: GG TSO 5,549 hours PS 4,349 hours minimum cycles remaining 3,561 on GG. This engine was removed in serviceable condition from Shorts 330. Several more to choose from $100,000 to $135,000. Call 414322-2025 (2) PT6A-112’s Engines for sale. 7,240 TT, 1500 SMOH, Good cycle times. $275,000 for the pair. FIRM Please call Queen Bee Air for more information at 800-736-7654 Turbo Cat Kits - Increase your Ag Cat’s productivity with upgrading to a P&W PT6A with the best conversion kit available! Kits include new firewall forward, Hartzell propeller, EI-MVP, cowlings and much more. Kits available with new PT6A-15AG or PT6A-34AG turbo props or provide your own. Ask us about our new “Fly Safe - Transition Program” for aircraft owners upgrading to turbine power for the first time. Contact ann@turbineconversions.com A450 Ag Cat FWF Power Pack Converted to TPE331 AgJet. 990-SOHE (Younkin), Super Clean, Low consumption, Looks and runs like Zero-Time! 2D30-6101A12 Prop. $29K AmAg, 870-886-2418, -2489F or frank.kelley@ag-cat.com Worldwide Trading LLC - WE BUY CORES. We need LYC 540 series, TCM 520 series, all it’s accessories, PT6 Turbines etc. Call 954-278-0939 or email wwt.pba@gmail.com Universal Turbine Parts - PT6 Engines Ready For Immediate Shipment - PT6A27/28, PT6A-34, PT6A-41, PT6A-42, PT6A-67D. Stock changes daily. Please contact us for current availability. We also buy PT6, PW100 & PW500 ENGINES in any condition. Call Jeff Raines Phone: (334) 380-8611 Fax: (334) 361-0290 or e-mail jraines@utpparts.com or sales@utpparts.com PT6A-34AG, Sn# PCE-57427 “0” SOH. Call Darryl Riddell at 479-935-4891

FOR SALE GE H 75 -200 turbine engine still in can. Less than one hour time on it, used for design development. Great price on just the engine or even better price when you buy a conversion kit package and the engine. Contact Turbine Conversions, Ltd Ann HatfieldGrahek at 616-837-9428 or ann@ turbineconversions.com for more information Jetset Airmotive: PT6A-27 TSO 0. For pricing call Paul at 817-354-2002 or email preeves@jsamiami.com Cascade has the 850SHP STC kit for the AT-502 or AT-502B aircraft. This kit is complete with prop, MVP-50T Glass Panel Display, New Upper Instrument Panel. Power to perform and reports from owners are “increased my gross $300/hr”. Call Cascade to power up your business at 509.635.1212 Covington Aircraft - Turbine Engines Available PT6A-21 0 TSO; PT6A-135A NEW; PT6A-34AG NEW; PT6A34AG 0 TS Covington Light Overhaul; PT6A-41 3196 TSO; PT6A-41 3511 TSOPT6A-42 2107 TSO; PT6A-42 2066 TSO; PT6A-65AG 314 TSN; PT6A-65AG 5916 TSN/ 0 TS Covington Light Overhaul; PT6A-65AG 3998 TSN/ 0 TS Covington Light Overhaul; PT6A-67AG 2851 TSN. 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 davidh@covingtonaircraft.com A.E.R.O. Turbine Parts: Call for the best pricing on your PT6A Engine Parts & Rotables. Contact sales@ aeroturbineparts.com or call (877) 8425640 Ext. 381. United Turbine PT6 Center of Excellence since 1991!! PT6A Overhaul, Repair & Test Capability. Component & Accessory Overhaul, Repair & Test. Part Sales & Purchases. Onsite, P&W correlated test cell. Call 305-885-3900 www. UnitedTurbine.com NEW PT6 -11, 15, 34, 60, 65, 67 OUTRIGHT OR EXCHANGE, $CALL$; Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE / 281342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401 PT6A-15AG Engines: Need an engine replacement or upgrade for your Ag aircraft? Pratt & Whitney Canada has some 0 TSO PT6A-15AG PT6A-15AG PT6SMART(SM) engines available. Fly with the Eagle. Explore the available options for new and used engines and make your business “PT6SMART (SM)”. Email mike.lee@pwca.ca or call 450647-3682. Many Honeywell/Garrett TPE331-6 and TPE331-10 available in stock. Call CD Aviation Services at 417-781-8324 or e-mail sales@teci.com

850SHP PT6-42 Turboprop FWF Power Upgrade for the Air Tractor AT502/502B aircraft. Complete new FWF package ready to bolt on your aircraft. 850SHP continuous up to 106° F OAT. This power upgrade package includes engine, new engine mount, all accessories, MVP-50T glass panel engine analyzer, Cascade Pressure Cowl including the new Par 46 LED pulsing light system and field proven serviceable air filtration system providing superior protection and maximum air availability to the engine. Power up your productivity with this new STC from Cascade Aircraft Conversions. Now scheduling production and receiving deposits. Contact Cascade at 509.635.1212 or tom@ cascadeaircraftconversions.com 850SHP PT6A-41/42 Thrush FWF kits for sale. New balanced mount/Pressure Cowl included. Contact: Cascade Aircraft Conversions 509.635.1212 or email info@cascadeaircraftconversions.com

Equipment - Booms High quality stainless steel Booms & Boom Hangers for all makes and models of agricultural aircraft. Introducing Zanoni Spray equipment. Offered exclusively through Turbine Conversions, Ltd. Turbine Conversions is the North America Distributor for all Zanoni Spray equipment. Please email Mark@Turbineconversions.com for more information. Nearly New Helipod (Simplex) Spray System. Carbon Fiber Boom and complete system. Excellent condition and price! Split shipping: 509-856-8353 SUPERBOOMS, Thrush Servos; Maintenance on Ag & G.A. Aircraft Including Heavy Structural Repairs; Robinson Helicopter Service Center; Machining, Fabricating & Sheet Metal Gurus; Tri-State Aviation, ND 800642-5777 or tsa@tri-stateaviation.com www.tri-stateaviation.com Boom Clamps-The Davidon Boom Clamp was designed with simple form and workmanship for ease of use and ease of mind about function. Aluminum construction for 2” and 3” inch airfoil booms. The one you’ve been looking for. Made in USA. For more information call Davidon at 229-513-4080 or visit our website at www.davidononline.com Volu-MaXX Boom Systems–Specializing in 2” and 3” Airfoil Aluminum Booms custom built to your specifications. Length, Nozzle Spacing, Attachment ends, all tailored to your specific needs. Stainless Steel Available also. Made in USA. For more information call Davidon at 229-513-4080 or visit our website at www.davidononline.com Get Serious About Selling 478-987-2250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

Equipment - Nozzles A new choice in Atomizers for all makes and models of agricultural aircraft. Introducing Zanoni Spray equipment. Offered exclusively through Turbine Conversions, Ltd. Turbine Conversions is the North America Distributor for all Zanoni Spray equipment. Please email Mark@Turbineconversions.com for more information. 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. Rotary nozzle set for sale. Great condition! Only used 3 months. Versatile with any boom. Lost spraying contract and need to sale. Call Davidon, Inc. 229-645-3605 CP nozzles and check valves. Distribuidor en Argentina: ArAvia S.A. -Venado Tuerto (Sta Fe) T.E. 54-3462433540 - FAX: 438344 CP NOZZLES and CHECK VALVES THE DRIFT FIGHTERS! - We carry a VERY LARGE INVENTORY and we have KNOWLEDGEABLE SALES PEOPLE! Improve your spray pattern and CUT DOWN ON YOUR HEADACHES! Contact Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: parts@johnstonaircraft.com / web site: www.johnstonaircraft.com NEW! CP11TT/w-3 Tips & Shutoff in stock and ready to ship today! Call 1-800-437-5319 Sky Tractor LLC Tri-MaXX Hydraulic Nozzle-Three Deflection angles, Three Orifice sizes, Quick Easy Adjustment, USDA Performance Tested and data Available. Made in USA. For more information call Davidon at 229-513-4080 or visit our website at www.davidononline.com Agri MaXX Rotary Atomizer Nozzle delivering Uniform Droplet Spectrum, Low Drag, Low Maintenance, Dependable performance. Made In USA. For more information call Davidon at 229-513-4080 or visit our website at www.davidononline.com

Equipment - Parts New 38” gate Box with Y handle. $1,500 Call 870-734-6064 We have an overstock of the large Lane Fan, 111FLT. Price is under list. Call Transland at 940-687-1100 or email ayork@translandllc.com for more info. Agrinautics, Root, Crophawk, Transland, others, $CALL$; Lane Aviation 281342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401

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CLASSIFIEDS 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@ cascadeaircraftconversions.com High quality stainless steel spray system equipment for all of your spray system needs. Available for all makes and models of agricultural aircraft. Introducing Zanoni Spray equipment. Offered exclusively through Turbine Conversions, Ltd. Turbine Conversions is the North America Distributor for all Zanoni Spray equipment. Please email Mark@Turbineconversions.com for more information. Let us help you meet increasingly stringent precision application demands. Our systems meet those demands, lower operating costs, and increase your profits. Call 541-385-5051 or www. kawakaviation.com EVERYTHING you need for YOUR Aircraft-PARTS, ENGINE OVERHAULS, REPAIRS/REBUILDS/MODIFICATIONSSPECIALIZING in THRUSH and BRAVE! JAS 559-686-1794, FAX 559-6869360, e-mail: info@johnstonaircraft. com /web site: www.johnstonaircraft. com Agrinautics, Inc. Best spray pumps, valves, and strainers in the business! For service w/ a smile, call us at 435-5861200. e-mail:agrinaut@cedarcity.net Dispersal Equipment: Weathaero Feathering Fans, Crophawks, Smokers, Flaggers, Nozzles, Transland, Breckenridge Spreaders, Airfoil Booms, Dry Breaks, Load Hawgs, All Aircraft Styles. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-325-0885 www.midcont.net. Get Serious About Selling 478-987-2250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

Equipment - Pumps

Spray pumps, Loader Valves, Control Valves, Flanges, Couplings, Strainers, any and all of your spray system needs, for all makes and models of agricultural aircraft. Introducing Zanoni Spray equipment. Offered exclusively through Turbine Conversions, Ltd. Turbine Conversions is the North America Distributor for all Zanoni Spray equipment. Please email Mark@ Turbineconversions.com for more information.

Equipment - Spreaders New HeliSPREAD Bucket with 22.5 Honda, all options. Call for more info. 970-260-3234 New SWATHMASTER Stainless Steel Spreader (steel 308) for CESSNA 188 gate box, 25 inches. Ready for use. $4,000. Also available NEW SWATHMASTER’S for THRUSH, AIR TRACTOR, PIPER, etc. Ask for price. Call 954-278-0930 or email wwt.pba@ gmail.com New Transland SS Spreader for C-188 $750 Call John Notestine at 620-8744007 25 Inch Gate Swathmaster Spreader Price reduced to $2,500 Call Colton at 804-387-3825 41” SSF 13 vane spreader, fresh overhaul by SSF, looks almost new. $4,000 Call 573-225-8019 STAINLESS STEEL SPREADERS & REPAIR - STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATORS, INC. In business for over 30 years. We are the manufacturer of “original” 10 vane, 12 vane & “the 13 vane” spreader, standard throat and high volume. We do repairs on all models, including Transland and Swathmaster. Call for more information. 870-6973434 or 870-217-9232 Grumman dry spreader for sale. Good condition! $750 OBO call Aaron Meyer at 308-367-6538 or email ameyer@ windstream.net

Flomax Pump - 2”, 3ph, 5Hp Flomax pump and valves. $1000 Call 870734-6064

AL Spreader for Pawnee. Make offer. Pictures available. (253)225-2226. Brave Spreader Sold.

SS All-Flo 2” NTP Diaphragm Pump P/N # SP-20, 180 GPM 2” 316 Stainless Steel/PTFE Engineered for maximum fluid and chemical compatibility & freeze free operation, ranging from clean fluids to slurries, to solids applications. Bolted design provides ease of maintenance and leak free operation. NEW Price $5700 Selling 2 New in the box at $4000 each one used for $2500. Details: Air Inlet 3/4”, Weight 146, Max Flow 180 GPM, Max Air Pressure 120 psi, Max Solids 1/4”, Max Suction Lift Dry 13 ft, Max Suction Lift Wet 26 ft . Call Tanner at 701-520-0229

Breckenridge spreader for Thrush or Dromader. $3000 Call Frank at 318614-8661

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New Gate Keeper technology controlled seeding gate - Pilot friendly, easy calibration, and accurate distribution. TCL’S variable rate gate it the most versatile on the market- Applies from ultra fine product like herbicide impregnated sand all the way up to coarse seed accurately. Contact Turbine Conversions at 616-837-9428 TurbineConversions.com

TRANSLAND PARTS AND EQUIPMENT - WE ARE A TRANSLAND DISTRIBUTOR AND HAVE BEEN HELPING AG OPERATORS WITH THEIR NEEDS FOR 60 PLUS YEARS! CALL AND LET OUR VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE SALES PEOPLE HELP YOU!!! EXCELLENT PRICES, KNOWLEDGE, AND SERVICE. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 559-6861794, parts@johnstonaircraft.com, fax 559-686-9360 or www.johnstonaircraft. com. Ask for our catalog. Transland 10 vane spreader for 38” gate, new, $9,900; Lane Aviation 281-3425451 or FAX 281-232-5401

Equipment - Support FUEL/SHOP TRAILER, 4800GA Stainless tank, converted 53 ft. van for 4800 gallon jet, partitioned front A/C, water tank/pump, electric 220 plug in to power, air compressor, lights, bench, drawers, storage fridge, good virgin tires, everything you need wherever you are. $19,500 970-260-3234

Finance 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!

GPS - AgPilotX Helicopter light bar now available with the new iPad based guidance system AgPilotX. Entire system with helicopter light bar is 13 lbs. Call Anthony Fay with Insero for details 480-285-4367

GPS - DynaNav Like new factory reconditioned DynaFlight-AirAg-Pro system complete with new wiring harness, new GNSS Antenna and new display. Only the processor box is reconditioned, Special Price: $8,900 Call 604-465-0009 NOW introducing the new VEKTOR MAX GPS - faster, more capability and extremely user friendly. DYNA NAV VEKTOR MAX GPS - NEWEST system on the market with a FANTASTIC PRICE for all of it’s CAPABILITIES! EASY to use, RELIABLE, MUCH FASTER and HIGHER TECH. DYNA NAV FLOW CONTROL SYSTEMS ALSO AVAILABLE - PREMIUM QUALITY at an AFFORDABLE PRICE! JAS - NORTH AMERICAN DEALER Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: info@johnstonaircraft.com / web site: www.johnstonaircraft.com

GPS - SATLOC (2) SATLOC G4 GPS w/IntelliFlow. $14,000 each. Call Ed at 361-9477891 or 361-387-9090 SATLOC GPS sales and repair center. Call for all your SATLOC needs. North Star Aviation, Inc 888-272-1417 SATLOC, Intelliflow The leading edge SATLOC Level III Service repair center. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, Mo 800-325-0885 Intelliflow Flow Controls - In stock, now shipping! Sky Tractor 800-437-5319 SATLOC GPS systems in stock, Bantam, G4, M3, Intelliflow, and Litestar3. We did it again, leading Level 3 Service Center/Dealer 2015. Why buy anywhere else, we’ve got what you need, and service after the sale! Call now 800437-5319 Sky Tractor LLC SATLOC 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. 662-843-0811 sales@airrepairinc.com

GPS - VeriFly 2 VeriFly GPS with flow controllers available. 1 flow controller new in box, 1 flow controller installed. Systems updated in 2018 only 30 hrs in service. Great price if you purchase both. Call at Turbine Conversions LTD at 616-837-9428 or email ann@ turbineconversions.com

Help Wanted Looking for 3 pilots for SW MN and NW IA spraying business. Great pay and accommodations. Typical season runs from early July through mid September. All inquiries considered. Contact J.R. at jamesarnt@yahoo.com or 507-3605506. Looking for agriculture pilot with S2R-T34 experience in seeding, fertilizing and spraying to work in Guyana, South America. For more information email hr@aslgy.com or call 592-222-1234 ext. 239/226 Midwest operator in search of qualified Ag Pilot to join our Aerial Application team. Clean Midwest operation with a fleet of well-maintained turbine Air Tractors. We are in the heart of Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Sunflower country. We offer competitive pay with a full benefit package. Applicant must be willing to relocate and invest themselves in our team. Turbine and Herbicide experience are not necessary but a definite plus. Willing to train the right individual. Email resume and references to blindads@agairupdate.com Subject: ID#2210 or fax to 478-352-0025


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CLASSIFIEDS Help Wanted - Ground Crew position & Mix Truck Operator for helicopter crew. CDL a plus. We will help get CDL. Full time & part time position. Must be willing to travel May thru October. Low time pilots wanted. Guaranteed flight time. For more information contact Caleb Harvey at (706) 577-4220 or email caleb@bsairinc.com. Wanted Immediately! Experienced 802 pilot wanted for North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa area. Long hours working between multiple airports. Pilot has to be flexible for travel between mid May and mid September. Herbicide, fungicide and insecticide work. Pilots in the last 3 years have been in the 65,000 to 70,000 plus acre range. Great pay! Call Rod at 701-321-0767 Due to expansion opportunities we are looking for experienced 502 and 802 pilots. Must have knowledge of the latest GPS units. This is a full time turbine position in the Upper Midwest. Historically from May to October. We spray a large variety of row crops. Mostly fungicides, insecticides and micro nutrients no herbicide work. We also do dry fertilizer and cover crops. We are looking for team players willing to grow with us. A pilot with a strong work ethic is desired. Please reply with a resume to Agpilot502802@gmail.com Pilot needed for a full season cotton seat in south Texas. April thru August. Call Van at 956-453-7482 Full time position available for AT-502, good pay, must relocate, must have turbine time and have appropriate licensing. Send resume to: jamie@ gladesag.com Wanted - Experienced turbine pilot for central South Dakota operation. Contact Doug at 605-870-2697 Wanted Immediately - Experienced late model turbine Air Tractor pilot for upper midwest 2019 season. April thru September and possibly beyond. Herbicide, fungicide, insecticide and dry spreader work. Email resume and references to blindads@agairupdate. com, Subject: ID#2193 or fax to 478352-0025 Experienced turbine pilot wanted for Midwest season, June thru September. The right candidate will be capable, efficient, honest and diligent. Please email resume and/or qualifications to blindads@agairupdate.com Subject: ID#2189 or fax to 478-352-0025 Full time ag pilot position. Requires 1500 hours ag flying experience. Turbine and round motor experience preferred. Salary plus commission pay schedule. Retirement plan available, heath insurance provided. Please send resume to cropduster2019@outlook.com

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WANTED IMMEDIATELY - Ag pilot needed in Southern California area. Full time position flying a Turbine Air Tractor 502B. Medical insurance and 401k included. Must have a California applicator license 3000hrs TT with 500hrs Ag flying, 500hrs turbine and 50hrs in type. The busy season is upon us and this position can be filled immediately. Please email your resume to hevleaircraft@gmail.com

402 Ag Pilot Wanted - Pilot needed from now through November in Louisiana. Please contact Jace at 985637-0747 or email at jacegarner1@ yahoo.com

We are looking for an experienced pilot to fly our 510 Thrush (Pt-6) or Turbine Cat for the 2018 season. Please send resumes’ to Hendricksonflyingservice@ gmail.com

Loader needed for Colorado based company. Position requires some travel. History working around airplanes or a low time pilot is preferred. Call Patrick at 970-522-1941

Midwest operator seeking experienced 502 pilot for 2019 fungicide run. Minimum 2000 ag/ 200 make and model. Possibility for long term position. Email resume and references to lescady@yahoo.com

Canadian Turbine Pilot Wanted Kinniburgh Spray Service LTD, based in Taber, AB is a proactive organization with 67 years of service, requires a Professional Agriculture Aerial Applicators to fly our Air Tractors 502/602/802 from May 25, 2019 to September 15, 2019. Job duties: Fly fixed wing Turbine Air Tractor safely and efficiently. Work with customers and ground crew in a professional manner. Be available when conditions are optimum. Perform elementary maintenance and servicing of aircraft and maintain journey logs following Transport Canada guidelines. Certificates Required: Canadian Commercial pilot’s license, Alberta and Saskatchewan Aerial Pesticide, Applicator License, Valid Category One Medical license. Skills Required: Min 2500 Hrs Ag Turbine of which 1000 hrs must be turbine Air Tractor, Proficient in speaking, reading and writing English, Capable of operating Satloc GPS systems, Clean Flight Record, Insurable through our insurance provider. Wages/ Salary: $60/Hr based on 40hr/ week, overtime with remuneration. Wages based on acres sprayed, acres sprayed in season depend upon weather and farm economy. Workers compensation provided. Benefits and relocation expenses provided. Email resume including references to info@ kinniburghspray.com. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Miccar Aerial Ltd. is looking for Turbine Ag Pilots for the 2019 season. We pride ourselves on providing safe and efficient aerial application services to farmers of the Yorkton and surrounding areas. The following minimum requirements should be met; Valid Canadian Commercial pilots license (Air Tractor & Thrush); Valid Class One Medical license; 500 Hrs Pilot in Command; Professional Aerial Applicator Training Course; Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicator License;Industry Experience either ground or flight; Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. Position is seasonal and starts June 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. Wages are in accordance with our company pay schedule. Training will be provided to the selected pilots in accordance with the approved company training program. Full job description is attached. For more information contact Miccar Aerial at 1-306-786-3345.

Looking for a long term experienced 402 pilot to fly for a well established company in Ohio for 2019 and beyond. Liquid and dry work. Fungicide, insecticide, seeding and fertilizer applications. No herbicide. Season generally runs April thru October. Please send resumes to chadniese@ embarqmail.com or call Chad Niese at 419-235-4182 Helicopter Ag Pilot Needed - April thru October with a Bell 206B III and SATLOC Bantam, July thru August midwest corn with a R44 Raven II. Call 912-605-1038 or email elyjd66@ yahoo.com Wanted - 4 Level 1 or Level 2 SEAT Fire Pilots - Good pay, worker comp, travel time, early fire season. Contact George at M&M Air Service 409-656-5998 / 409-794-2352 or email mmairgeorge@ msn.com Looking for an IA or A&P with agricultural aviation experience to help manage a part 145 repair station. We specialize in complete rebuilds of Ag Cats as well as manufacturing parts and components for other ag aircraft. We also design and develop new STC’s for aircraft such as the Storm Cutters and Storm Shield. This is an established company with over 69 years in the industry and under new ownership since 2011. We moved into a new 22,000 square foot facility in 2016 and plan to grow. Must be an IA or have the ability to obtain an IA, a plus if you have turbine engine experience. Unique opportunity for the right person. Call Storm Aeronautics located in David City, NE USA at 402-367-3213, email resume and references to jared@stormaeronautics. com or visit our website at http:// www.stormaeronautics.com Full time, year around position, A&P required, IA a plus. Busy shop servicing Air Tractor, King Air and light jets. Location in NW Iowa. Top pay for right individual. Come to the Iowa Great Lakes! 712-262-0070

Pilot wanted for large Midwest turbine operation. Late model thrush and air tractors. Paid housing with acre pay varying on experience. Please email resume and references to blindads@ agairupdate.com Subject: ID#1882 or fax 478-352-0025 Bell 47 Ag Pilot Needed - Full time position in Bakersfield, California. Call John at 661-201-7960 Helicopter Pilot Position Available We are looking for experienced Bell 47 Ag Pilot for 2019 and beyond. Spraying Apr-Nov., South Texas, pay by the hour, a lot of hours and housing provided. Please email resume to Hendricksonflyingservice@gmail.com or call Cameron at 815-739-6813 with questions. Turbine ag pilot wanted for spray season. Please send resume to skidoo@ srt.com

Looking for experienced AT-802 and turbine Thrush pilots for the season 2019-2021. Must have experience in fire fighting on Air tractor 802 or Thrush. The pilots will be based in Cyprus for 6 months contract per year. Please send your resume to: aviators@hotmail.gr attention to Mr. Nicolas AgroFlite Corporation is seeking experienced AT-602 pilots. We have immediate availability for full time and part time pilot positions. This position consist of extensive dry work and some liquid work as well. Previous ag experience is required in Air Tractors or equivalent aircraft. We operate extremely clean equipment and offer very competitive compensation. Come join a team of professionals that love what they do! Please email resumes to admin@agroflite.com. AT-502 pilot needed at Texas Bailey Flying Service in Plainview Texas. Call Rick at 806-494-2248 or 806-8893400 IA plus A&P mechanic opportunity. Willing to relocate for year round work. Salary and benefits upon qualifications. Please send resume and references to blindads@agairupdate.com Subject: ID#1528 or fax to 478-352-0025 IA and A&P mechanics needed. Call 870-295-6213 Salary depending on qualifications and experience. Loader needed for North Dakota operation. Great opportunity to possibly work your way up into a seat! Call Rod Mattern at Mattern Spray Service 701321-0767


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Portage Aircraft Specialties is your exclusive Canadian agricultural retail dealership for Air Tractor Inc. We can provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and repair services through our 8,400 sq ft climate controlled, state of the art maintenance facility. We also offer a wide range of Air Tractor parts, with the ability to provide overnight delivery to aerial applicators across Canada. Clean Canadian Airplane, 2012 502B $685,000.00 USD, Serial # 502B-2829, Airframe total time = 1980 hr, Last Annual Inspection Feb 28, 2019, Hot section performed = 1505 hr, Long Range Fuel 234 gallons, Ag-Nav Platinum GPS with auto boom, 3 way valve, Lane electric brake, CP 11ft nozzles, Transponder/ Comm/Audio panel, Single point fuel (Sky Tractor version), 3� Load, Aluminum Booms ..........................Call 2019 502XP In Canada.....................................................................................................................Call for Pricing

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CLASSIFIEDS AG AIR AIRCRAFT, INC. located at the Corning Municipal Airport in Corning, AR is looking for A&P and A&P IA Mechanics. Must have the following: Air Tractor experience, PT6A experience and 3 references. Contact Aaron Keahey at 870-857-3755. Email resumes to aaron-agairaircraft@outlook.com Qualified 402 pilot from mid June thru August wanted in Kansas. Mostly insecticide with some roundup work. Chance for full-time employment. Email resume to fly@sunfloweraero.com Looking for banner pilot and loader for spray operation. Possible advancement to our spray operation. Housing provided. Call Bob at 410-251-6224

Insurance INSURANCE from the Leading Ag Aviation Brokers. 64 Years Risk Management, Low-time Pilot Coverage. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800325-0885 www.midcont.net. HARDY AVIATION INSURANCE, INC. “Insurance from a name you can trust, at a price you can afford.”-Randy Hardy. Centrally Located in Wichita Kansas since 1995, Hardy Aviation Insurance has a strong history in the aerial application industry by tailoring the best comprehensive plans to fit their client’s specific needs. Prompt, courteous service from a dedicated and knowledgeable staff whom have years of experience servicing the aerial application industry. Hardy Aviation Insurance has expanded coverages beyond aviation insurance to include: Homeowners, Auto, Marine, Life, Farm & Ranch, Long-Term Care and Business Insurance. Call 1 800 721-6733 or fax us at 316-945-2330. Get an online quote from our web site at www.hardyaviationins.com or e-mail us at hardy@hardyaviationins.com DAVIDSON SOLID ROCK INSURANCE 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, integrity, and the commitment 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. dsrockin.com 

Miscellaneous Trump Coffee Mugs ($12) and Kozzies ($4). “Keeping Ag Aviation Great”. Three different designs featuring an Ag Cat, Air Tractor, and Thrush. Contact Storm Aeronautics at 402-367-3212 or send an email to parts@stormaeronautics to place an order

Trump Shirts “Keeping Ag Aviation Great”. Three different designs featuring an Ag Cat, Air Tractor and Thrush. Colors are Gray, Black, and Red. Sizes Range from Youth medium through 4XL. Shirts cost $25. Contact Storm Aeronautics at 402-367-3213 or send email to parts@stormaeronatuics.com to place an order. 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 877924-5025 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 Historical Video Productions. Reduce Drift, Increase Deposition and Retention use Control™ FREE SAMPLE http://www.GARRCO.com/freesample Call 765-395-3441, mrfoam1@garrco. com Toy plastic model Air Tractor. 12” wingspan, removable stand. Great toy for the kids or desktop model. $15 + s/h order online at www.takeofftoys.com or e-mail trevoredwards@sw.rr.com Fight rodent infestation with Cascade’s innovative and extremely simple 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@ cascadeaircraftconversions.com 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 Keep your drink hot or cold in this insulated 16oz Air Tractor Tervis Tumbler. $14.99 plus S&H Made in the USA, For more information call 478987-2250 or visit our Market Place at www.agairupdatemarketplace.com Specialty belt buckles, show your pride in style. $39.99 plus S&H Makes a great gift! For more information call 478-987-2250 or visit our Market Place at www.agairupdatemarketplace.com

Vino? They do say ag pilots age like wine. Place your favorite wine in these high quality Rolf wine glasses etched with an ag plane, sold as a Set of 4. $49.99 plus S&H Makes a great gift. For more information call 478-9872250 or visit our Market Place at www. agairupdatemarketplace.com Aviator Backpack and matching coin purse (sold separately). For more information call 478-987-2250 or visit our Market Place at www. agairupdatemarketplace.com 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. $29.99 plus S&H Makes a great gift! For more information call 478-9872250 or visit our Market Place at www. agairupdatemarketplace.com Best Classified Buy In The Industry. Read By More Ag Pilots Than Any Other Publication. Starting at $19.99 478-987-2250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

Operations For Sale or Wanted FAA 137 Helicopter Spray Operation. Located in Mississippi. Includes airstrip, hangar with office and apartment. Great spot for owner operator, helicopter or airplane. Email all inquiries to blindads@agairupdate.com Subject: ID#1603 or fax to 478-352-0025 Business operation for sale. Metal shop building with office, storage, containment wall. Fuel tanks 12K, Jet 8K Av with pumps, concrete load pad with mixing tanks, hoses, 2000 Intl truck with tanker trailer, portable mixing tank with pumps. 95 Intl stainless auger truck with scales. Two(2) airstrips (1) Thrush aircraft. Located South West Arkansas, operating certificate part 137. Working business with good price structure. 800-325-0885 Ever wanted to start your own AG OPERATION (Under Part 137)? As Ag Aviation Consultants we can help you find an airplane and train you.  We can help you get your Operating CertificatePart 137, Private or Commercial. Call Eagle Vistas LLC 772-285-5506

Parts - Airframe 1999 AT-602 Airframe, S/N 0561, complete airframe disassembled in 40 ft. container. No damage history, 6899H TSNEW, used on fungicide last 10 yrs. (2) M3 systems w/flow control. Needs wing modification. Ready to sell. Also have engine -60AG same hrs and a 5 blade Hartzell prop PROP HCB5MP-3C, 560 hrs. since new, 0 hrs. SOH. Email Denis at guillemd@bellsouth.net or call 337-453-0793

Ag Cat Parts For Sale - All For $5,000 - Upper Left Wing Less Wing Tip, Fuselage Frame, 3-1in. Landing Gears, 2 Struts For Wings, New Leading Edge For Aileron, 1 Fuel Tank, Elevators. 541571-3017 Parabrisas y Cortacables STORM AERONAUTICS, Distribuidor oficial EN ARGENTINA - +54-3462-463488 Brand new windshield for an AT-400 or AT-301. $350 Call Colton at 804387-3825 Starter and Relay, E-80 24 volt starter type 756 model 21 0 SMOH, AN30251 24 volt 300amp Reverse Current Relay new surplus with 8130. 870897-4548 AT Parts - 802 rudder like new, 802 vert. stab. 502 elev. 502 horz. set 502 Landing Gear,set 402 Landing Gear. 402 canopy. 870-897-4548 Avenger 40,000 hour Stainless Spar Caps. Available now. $30,000 Call Darryl Riddell 479-935-4891 Rudder and Elevator off of an AT-301 for sale. $1,000 Call Mike for details at 352-494-3978. Front seat for a Citabria 7 series and a Maule tail wheel, tire size 8x3.00x4 single arm in fair condition with good bearings and race. Both for $175 Call Don at 402-841-5144 or email flyagrp@cableone.net Smokers/Driftfinders - Minimize your off target drift risk. FAA/PMA’d and STC’d for installation on most Agricultural aircraft. 44 years in business and over 6,200 units in service. For more information Please call Compro Aviation, Inc. 785-899-2294 or visit us on the web at www.comproaviation.com AgCat Factory Frameworks Sale! All 4130 assemblies “fixture-perfect”, ready to install. Also up-grades, hoppers, long fuel, hi-wings, wires, canopies, components, special hardware. AgCat Sales & Service since 1971. AmAg: 870-886-2418/2489 Fax, or cell 870759-1691 Fresh refurbished AT-402 hopper with lid. $7,500 Call 620-285-5609 Prop Tether Kits in stock, ships today. Sky Tractor LLC 800-437-5319, www. skytractor.com, email@skytractor.com, Fax 701-636-5881 AT-502B wings with new spar. For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@farmairinc.com Retrofit Hopper Door for AT-502 and AT-602. Now available for fall and winter installation Professional Fibreglass Repair. 530-735-6264

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FAA approved STC’d wire cutters for Air Tractors. Storm Cutters are the newest advancement in wire cutter technology (Patent Pending). These cutters mount to the landing gear and have adel clamps positioned along the trailing edge of the gear to secure the brake lines which do away with the standard black zip ties currently used. We now have Storm Cutters in stock and available for Air Tractor models 301-802. Contact Storm Aeronautics at 402-367-3213 to order your set, or check us out at www. stormaeronautics.com 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; 330698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com Cessna 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; 330698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com We have all fibreglass parts for Weatherly and Ag-Cat (A, B and Super B). Call for prices. Professional Fibreglass Repair. 530-735-6264 Replacement parts. New and used for all Ag Cat models. Also carry New Piper and Weatherly tailwheel springs and Transland Dealer. Call Storm Aeronautics 402-367-3213 Pressure Cowls for all PT6 Air Tractors and Thrush Aircraft. Balanced Mount/ Pressure Cowls for Thrush. Reduce ITT 35 to 70 degrees. Reduce fuel consumption. Save on Hot Section Inspections. Easy access to service fuel nozzles & air filter. Reduce NG 1 to 3%. Make your -15 perform like a -34. ELIMINATE ONGOING AIR FILTER PURCHASES! Please contact Cascade Aircraft Conversions at 509-635-1212 or tom@cascadeaircraftconversions. com. Air Tractor auxiliary hydraulic system. 20lbs/hr LESS fuel burn, improved spray pattern, reduced maintenance cost, cockpit adjustable flow controls. Inquires call 541-385-5051 or www. kawakaviation.com REBUILT 29” THRUSH LANDING GEAR IN STOCK & we can REPAIR / REBUILD yours to LIKE NEW STATUS. Johnston Aircraft Service, INC. 559-686-1794 / Email parts@johnstonaircraft.com / www.johnstonaircraft.com

BRAVE and PAWNEE PARTSEngines, Props, Spar kits, Fuel cells, Foam kits, Wings, Turbine and 400 CONVERSIONS, and much more. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: info@johnstonaircraft.com /web site: www.johnstonaircraft.com Cessna Parts - Engines, propellers, and MUCH MORE-AUTHORIZED SERVICE AND PARTS CENTER. Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, e-mail: parts@ johnstonaircraft.com /web site: www. johnstonaircraft.com 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: info@ johnstonaircraft.com web site: www. johnstonaircraft.com. LOAD HAWG-The modern, efficient, safe, perfect way to improve your solids application. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, MO 800-325-0885 Cessna Authorized Parts Center: Prompt, World-Wide Parts Service, Engines, Bonaire 550 Conversions, Wings.MidContinent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 800-3250885 www.midcont.net. Agrinautics, Automatic Flagman, Arrow prop, Air Tractor (Associate dealer Queen Bee Air Specialties) CP Nozzles, Compro Smoker, Crophawk, Covington Aircraft Engine, Collins Air Conditioner, Cleveland, Chip Detector, Satloc GPS, Hot Stuff, Nieto Products, New and used aircraft, (large) Parts Inventory, ServAero, Spraying Systems, Co., Superbugs, SPH4 Helmet, Simplex, Tires, Transland, WeathAero. Sky Tractor LLC 800-4375319, www.skytractor.com, email@ skytractor.com, 701-636-5881 (fax) Large inventory of Thrush parts surplus to our needs. Call for list. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-8430811 sales@airrepairinc.com Lockable full swivel tail wheels for Thrush or Ag Cat, 500-5 or 600-6 wheel available all STC approved Call Turbine Conversions 616-837-9428 to order or email ann@turbineconversions. com 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 Ann at Turbine Conversions 616-837-9428 or email ann@ turbineconversions.com Large inventory of Air Tractor parts surplus to our needs. Call for list. Air Repair, Inc. Phone. 662-846-0228 Fax. 662-843-0811 sales@airrepairinc.com


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Parts - Engine PTG Starter-Gen #23046-28, OHC / S&T, $4500 or trade for 23046-007. AmAg: 870-886-2418/2489 Fax, or email frank. kelley@ag-cat.com 10,000 P/N of Continental & Lycoming parts, 50% discount on most new! Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com 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 @ 830-6257923 or fax 830-625-4138. 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 sales@airrepairinc.com

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PARTS, PARTS, PARTS. For all your ag aviation needs, please call Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Service 800-441-2964 Air Tractor Dealer 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 www. kawakaviation.com Thrush S2R STC battery retrofit kit. 300% longer battery service life.  200% faster starts. Battery replacement cost 25% of original.  For more information call Kawak Aviation Technologies at 541-385-5051 or visit www. kawakaviation.com The mid-west Air tractor dealer, Farm Air Inc. has expanded its parts department. For all your Air Tractor parts needs call 877-715-8476, email farmair@ farmairinc.com or visit our website www. farmairinc.com

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Amtech Hopper quantity system 802 AT - I have 2 systems available for sale. Still operational. $1500 Call Michael at 317-403-1470

23D40-311 with 6511 A-9 Blades New For Sale. For more information call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903429-6805

AgJet TPE331 SB+ & SC+ Conversions on Sale. Installed or pre-assembled Kits w/Heavy Mounts. Call 870-8862418/2489 Fax or email frank.kelley@ ag-cat.com

Hartzell 5 Blade HCB5MP-3C, 560 hrs. since new, 0 hrs. since OVH at Memphis Propeller. Ready to sell. Outright sale. Also available complete 602 airframe and PT6A-60AG. All have 6900 TT SNEW. email Denis at guillemd@ bellsouth.net or call 337-453-0793

HUGE INVENTORY OF BUCKEYE EQUIPMENT AND PARTS. WE SELL NEW COUPLERS AND ADAPTERS PLUS PARTS, and WE REBUILD YOUR COUPLERS/ADAPTERS FOR ABOUT 1/2 OF NEW! Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc. 24 hr. Tel 559-686-1794, FAX 559-686-9360, info@johnstonaircraft. com /johnstonaircraft.com Miscellaneous parts for 802 and others, most brand new: engine mounts, landing gears, 118” propellers, spray kits, Micronair AU5000, pilot and mechanic complete training courses, FTD Level II simulator for AT-802. Call or email: +34667102184, sales@ airtractoreurope.com Accessories & Parts! 100’s of new and OHC accessories, parts for just about everything. Big discounts! Please have part numbers when contacting us. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/ Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com 11 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.preferredairparts.com

For Outright Sale: Overhauled 5-Blade Prop. Hartzell HC-B5MP-3C. Fits AT502A, 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 at 210-924-5561 or email sales@dixieair.com 2ea. Hamilton Standard 22D30 with 6533A-12 blades 0-smoh, 2ea. Hamilton Standard 22D30 with 6533A12 blades run out. 1ea. McCauly IC235 LFA7570 0smoh with extension. 870897-4548 12D40-6101-12 Overhauled with 8130 Form. For more information call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903-429-6805 Used 5 Blade Hartzell HC-B5MP-3C, 572 hrs since overhaul $25,000 Call Chad Stuart, Airplane Services, Inc. 850-380-6091 New and used 3 and 5 blade PT6A propellers. For more information call 309-759-4646 or email farmair@ farmairinc.com HARTZELL 3 BLADE AND 5 BLADED PROPS – NEW AND USED $CALL$ Lane Aviation 888-995-LANE / 281342-5451 or FAX 281-232-5401

Hamilton Standard, 22D40 Hydromatic Propeller 6533A Blades overhauled complete with distributor valve and prop, Governor. Call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903-429-6805 23D40 6511-12S Overhauled Blades Ham Standard 3 Bladed. For more information call Chester Roberts Supply Co. at 903-429-6805 QUALITY PROPELLERS FOR SALE 23D40-6601A19 OHC ............. $28K 22D40-6533A12 OHC................25K 22D40AG200-2 OHC.................24K 12D40AG100-2 40-SOH............20K 12D40-6101A12 OHC ...............22K 2D30AG100-2 OHC ..................22K 12D40AG100-4S 375-SOH .......18K 12D40AG100-2 828-SOH .........16K HC-B3TN-5M/T1o282N+4 NEW CALL AmAg 870-886-2418/2489 Fax AgCat Sales/Service since 1971 email frank. kelley@ag-cat.com

Seat Wanted Wanted: 2 ag pilot positions. Due to unforeseen and changing circumstances, Husband and Wife team, both experienced ag pilots, looking for an opportunity to work for the 2019 season. Both have a variety of experience and are active leaders in ag aviation organizations. The preference is to fly together in a stable, long term engagement, but we are open to other possibilities. 775-3091246 or coppick@gmail.com for more information. Looking for my first ag seat. Would be willing to relocate and invest myself in your team. I recently graduated Eagle Vistas Ag Aviation Academy and have 200 tail wheel time. Call 806-7360567 Thanks. Entry level Ag pilot seeking an opportunity. Licensed in CA, A&P with 16 + years GA experience including lots of dope and fabric work. Been working in aviation and or agriculture at some level most of my life. Farming experience 15 + years. My life’s experiences have taught me how to solve problems and get things done! 2500 TT, 474 Turbine, 150 TW, 25 Ag, 295 multi eng. Contact Edward at ed@packlinesolutions.com or call 559-393-9127 Looking for a 2019 ag seat. Second year ag pilot. Flying Tiger & Eagle Vista’s graduate, aerobatic training with Greg Koontz, featured in 2018 January issue of AgAir Update. Turbine transition done at Flying Tiger and Thrush factory. Turbine time in Air Tractor 402, 502, 602 and 802 also thrush 400 510 & 550. Turbine proficient in Air Tractor 402 & 502 also thrush 400, 510 & 550. TT right at 1000, total ag 400. Full resume upon request. Email: colemckee309@yahoo.com Cell: 318376-6993

Pilot with 24 years of experience looking to relocate. I’m an American living in the Dominican Republic. I’ve been crop dusting/spraying for 24 straight years, more than 25,000 hrs in Cessna 188’s, Ag Cat Turbo Prop, Thrush Turbo Prop and Air Tractor Turbo Prop. Still active and flying everyday. I also fly a Pitts S2C, have Skywriting and some Air show experience. Looking to relocate to the USA to a permanent job. I am 53 years old, recently remarried and still have 15 or more years to give to this job that I love so much. See resume listed on line. Call 829-917-7939 or email octaviocarlo@gmail.com PILOT AVAILABLE! Commercial with Instrument Rating. Years of experience as ground support for ag and fire. Three years timber, one on rice, one on sunflowers, two on fire and a short season helicopter timber. 385 hours TT 180 tailwheel. Recent ag/low level training in Cessna 180 with ag, fire and military pilots. Willing to go anywhere for my first ag seat. Lots of references. Call Sam at 913-909-2032. Single, no kids, no pets, do not currently rent or own a home. Very easy to relocate! Currently flying Thrush 510, Robinson 44, Robinson 66 and King Air C90. Experience in liquid application, aerial seeding and aerial fertilization. I am also URT (Upset Recovery Training) and aerobatics flight instructor giving instruction for more than 80 pilots already including AG pilots on how to recover airplanes form upset attitudes. Pilot Licenses: ATP, IFR Helicopter, CFI, TT Rotary Wing 1,500 hours. Helicopter Flight Instructor: Robinson 44: 1,300 Hrs. (Piston), Robinson 66: 500 Hrs. (Turbine), Period: 2010 to now. Fixed Wing Commercial Pilot 2.500 hrs,FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR IFR, Ready for ATP license, Turboprop: 850 hours King Air C90, IFR: 410 hrs., Night Flight: 175 hrs., Flight Instruction: 200 hrs., Glider Flight Instructor: 420 hrs., Period: 2010 to now. Resume and references available upon request. Please dcerioni@prodeman.com.ar SEagle Vista Graduate looking for an Ag seat. I’ve loaded in SE Arkansas for the past 3 years and are willing to relocate anywhere. Call Alex at 501-993-9833 for resume and references eat Wanted - 1200 hours of turbine time and 1000 hours of radial engine time. Willing to relocate. Current Kanas commercial applicator license. References and resume available upon request. Call Gary at 806-685-3463 20,000 hr. plus ag pilot looking for seat. Experience in all turbine and recip ag aircraft. Current ag license in CA, TX and MN. Would prefer working in Washington State. Can supply lease aircraft. Please Call Sam at 979-2551963

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Service CD Aviation Services provides maintenance for the TPE331. Contact us for a full list of our services. 417-2062327 or sales@cdaviationservices.com Southeastern Aircraft Sales and Service. Late model aircraft sold by Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Service will have a New Annual Inspection, Fresh Hot Section Inspection and a 100 HOUR OR 90 DAY WARRANTY. Now That’s Peace Of Mind! Call Now 1-800-441-2964

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. Call Pat Ballard Office:870-697-2004 Fax:870-6973568 185 Hwy. 42 West, Hickory Ridge, AR

1990 International DT466 Auger Truck, 500 gallon fuel tank, good shape. $10,000 OBO Call 622-721-0211

Let us sell your Ag plane! Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. 1601 Hwy 84 East Hayti, MO 63851 800-325-0885 FAA repair station for all ag equipment. Thrush spar replacement, annuals. Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Hayti, MO 800-325-0885

Fertilizer Loader Truck - F350 fertilizer loader truck, steel bin and 10” tube. Cab rusted but dependable $5000 Call Dave at 509-520-8267

Wanted to Buy Wanted: Have cash for Late Model, Low Time Air Tractor 402 and 502. Must be priced at wholesale. Call Darryl at South Delta Aviation - 479-935-4891 / 870995-1323 nights and weekends. A.E.R.O. Turbine Parts: PT6A Core Engines and/or PT6A Excess Inventory Wanted for Purchase. Contact sales@ aeroturbineparts.com or call (877) 8425640 Ext. 381

AgCat parts and service center. World wide parts and service for any model of AgCat. Storm Aeronautics at 402-367-3213 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

Auger Trucks For Sale (Trade-Ins) Also list of customer trucks. Call Auger Dan Office: 870-578-6133, Cell: 870-9192317 or visit http://www.augerdanllc. com

1991 International 9400 Wet Truck, 3406B Cat, 4500 gal Stainless Water, 700 gal, Stainless/Aluminum Fuel, Honda Powered Pumps, Stainless Vat 175 gal, Helipad. $30,000 870-3381504

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 Best Classified Buy In The Industry. Read By More Ag Pilots Than Any Other Publication. Starting at $19.99 478-987-2250. Fax: 478-352-0025.

Cascade Conversion for Thrush and Air Tractor. Fuel Saving, Cooler running, more power available. 800-325-0885

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Training Riggin Flight Service, flight school offering private, commercial, instrument, Ag, multi-engine, tailwheel, etc. We tailor our courses to meet your needs. www.RigginFlightService.com (605)256-9774. Training Center Certified For Mechanics & Pilots. Certified Simulator FTD Level 2, Fire Fighting Training, Turbine Transition Courses, Emergency Training. EASA 147 training center for mechanics, 96 hours theory and practice. Flight school with FTD level 2 (EASA) simulator. Simulation for fire OPS. Call or email: +34667102184, sales@ airtractoreurope.com Start to finish AG PILOT TRAINING utilizing AgCat Gr164A Dual, Pawnee PA-25/260 CS Dual Cockpit & PA-25 Single for Solo/Dump/Spray. Citabria for Private all in Tailwheel, Tailwheel Proficiency, and UpSet/Spin Recovery and Ag Biennial. Satloc and TracMap GPS. Ag Aviation Consultants for Ag Operating Certificate Part 137. See videos at: www.eaglevistas.com. EAGLE VISTAS LLC 772-285-5506

1990 International 4700 Auger Truck, DT Engine, 5/2 Speed Transmission (2 Speed is locked in High Gear), 8 ton Hopper, Scales with Printer. About 150 gallons of fuel on board, hydraulic operation, drove truck in from over 200 miles away a few months ago at 60 mph with no problems. Priced to sell at $12,500 OBO. I am needing to buy another 210 would look at trading towards an airplane. 870-503-1466

1984 GMC Black Tank Truck, 4 compartment units for fuel in tank with pumps. Formerly Texaco engine 454, five speed transmission, 2 speed axle. $3,595. Down payment of $1000 to Paypal with balance due by wire transfer to seller’s account or cashier’s check. Buyer pick up item after sale. Contact Carl at 979 219-9351

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

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May 2019 - U.S. Edition in English  

The digital version of the May 2019 issue of AgAir Update, Ag Aviation's Best Read Publication.

May 2019 - U.S. Edition in English  

The digital version of the May 2019 issue of AgAir Update, Ag Aviation's Best Read Publication.