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Putting more food on the table. Agricultural aviation plays a vital role in increasing the world’s food supply – and it’s time to spread the word. That’s why we’re launching the Feeding the World Tour this summer. It’s a campaign designed to build awareness and appreciation for what ag pilots and their aircraft do to bring more food to more tables every day. Those of us in the business may take it for granted – but an increasingly hungry planet simply can’t. No matter what you fly, we’re proud to support you. Because feeding more folks is a cause well worth flying for.

For more information on the Feeding the World campaign, or to learn more about our aircraft, visit us online – or call Eric Rojek at 229.789.0437.

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Thrush Aircraft

A message from Thrush Aircraft It’s NAAA show time again and all of us here at Thrush are looking forward to seeing you in Long Beach next month. More important, we’re hoping you’ve had a great spray season and that in the winter months ahead you’ll have some time to not only rest and recharge, but also to think about next season and how to make it even stronger for yourself and for your operation. Speaking of this year’s season, reports are that it’s been much stronger for many operators than last. And here at the factory, we’re happy to say our sales numbers reflect this same level of upturn. For the first time in several years we’re wrapping up the season with no white tails in inventory – and for that, we are very grateful. This means more new Thrush aircraft are being put to work than ever before, and it’s very gratifying to know that the airplanes we build are continuing to be so well received. More airplanes in the field create the need for more support – and in that regard we’re increasing our commitment to customer assistance by adding to our Customer Assurance And Support (CAAS) program here at the factory. The folks staffing our CAAS team are specifically trained to assist in just about every way – and to ensure you have the information, parts and service capabilities you need to help keep your airplane working day-in and day-out – just like it was built to do. If you haven’t tried our CAAS department, please give them a call. We think you’ll be impressed by the improved responsiveness and willingness to assist with virtually any issue you may encounter. It’s all a part of what we think makes owning a Thrush today a better experience than ever.

Another big part of owning a Thrush is being part of a family that cares deeply not only about building airplanes, but also about helping build our industry. This is something we’re continuing to do in two important ways: Improved awareness and creating more new pilots. From an awareness standpoint, this year we launched the “Feeding the World” campaign, which is designed to spread the word about what ag pilots do and the level of professionalism and skill you bring to the job. The ad on the page to the left tells the story. We began the campaign at Oshkosh 2016 in front of some 400,000 show-goers – then followed it up with a multi-city tour that’s just wrapped for the year. It was great fun to see crowds respond so favorably – from walk-around tours of the new 510G, to on-wing check-outs for pilots in local areas, to simply talking to folks about the important role ag aviation plays in feeding our planet. It was truly gratifying to see so many people want to learn more, and we’ll be continuing the campaign next year – so be sure and make plans to join us if you can. Bringing new pilots into ag aviation is another cause we believe deeply in. This year we not only continued support of our annual $10,000 Thrush Agricultural Aviation Scholarship program with Women in Aviation International, we also worked closely with GE Aviation to create three new $5,000 ag aviation scholarships which will be administered by NAAA in 2016. The program is called “Ag Wings of Tomorrow” and you can stop by NAAA’s booth at the show to learn more. If you know someone you’d like to have considered for either of these terrific programs, sign them up – as helping

create more qualified ag pilots is a cause well worth supporting. Last but certainly not least – we’re happy to report that owning a new Thrush just got about 25,000 times easier, as GE Aviation is now offering us a $25,000 dollar discount on the next fifteen H80 engines that power our Thrush 510G. This savings is significant – but it’s only for a limited time – as once the next fifteen airplanes are gone, they’re gone, along with this special discount offer. So if you’ve been on the fence about putting a new Thrush in your hangar, act now and you can do so at the best price ever. That’s a lot of news in a short amount of time, but it’s easy to be excited when there’s so many good things going on. However the most important thing we want to share in this message is a thank you. For your business. For your friendship and support. And for being a part of this amazing industry. We’re very grateful for what you do – and for allowing us to be a small part of it with you.

And, in addition to a growing emphasis on CAAS, we’re also continuing our commitment to growth in field support – and this year opened new factory authorized Service Centers in North Dakota and Uruguay. Both are staffed by long-time Thrush technicians and, like every Thrush Service Center, are dedicated to helping you keep your airplane in top condition.

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Bill Lavender Publisher, AgAir Update

From the Cockpit

California — Here we come! After NAAA’s highly successful convention last year in Savannah, it will be a hard act to follow for this year’s NAAA convention. However, NAAA has lined up an excellent venue and a fantastic schedule in Long Beach, California. For those of us flying to the convention, Long Beach is positioned equally on the west coast between KLAX and KSNA (John Wayne-Orange County International/Santa Ana) making it easy to get there. Already two months in advance of the convention, the room reservations have exceeded those of Savannah at this same time in 2015. Although there will be a limited number of aircraft (one of each Air Tractor and Thrush, a helicopter and a Travel Air), the number of exhibitors exceeds those that exhibited in Savannah. All this points to a highly successful convention in the making.

hall will be open the usual days of Tuesday at noon until 6 p.m. and on Wednesday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The convention will end Thursday evening, December 8th with the Farewell Reception and Awards Banquet. Reading the pages of this year’s AgAir Update’s Show Guide about the NAAA Convention and Exhibition will inform you about what to do, where to go and when to do it. For those of you not yet registered, everything you need to know about how to do that can be found here.

However, this year’s convention is very special. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the formation of the NAAA in 1966 with Dick Reade serving as its first president. This year the theme of the convention is focused around the last 50 years and how NAAA has become the effective association it is and those who helped make it happen.

The purpose of AgAir Update’s Show Guide is primarily two-fold; promote attendance to the NAAA Convention and Exhibition and better facilitate attendees’ time. When you read the Show Guide, you will see exhibitors’ ads featuring their products and services. In some cases, you will read a more detailed accounting of what you can expect when stopping by an exhibitor’s booth. You will also read about speakers, the program schedules for attendees and their spouses, as well as many other important events taking place. Like last year, the Support Committee’s events are open to everyone, so be sure to attend!

The convention begins December 5 with the Welcome Reception Monday night and officially starts Tuesday at noon with the opening of the exhibit hall, although there will be sessions and meetings on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The exhibit

Reading AgAir Update’s Show Guide is an exercise in preparation. It will help you identify which sessions and receptions to attend and which exhibitors should be at the top of your list to visit. I hope you can attend all events NAAA has scheduled. I


know having quality time with over 150 exhibitors can be a challenge. Planning with AgAir Update’s Show Guide will help you achieve that goal. Be sure that one of the exhibitors you plan to visit is AgAir Update at booth 634. From the entrance, Walk to the left of the NAAA booth straight back. Let’s talk ag-aviation. These are exciting times and AgAir Update is right smack in the middle of them. We will be moving throughout the exhibit hall making videos and taking photos. Be sure to wear your best smile. Expect a good time while attending NAAA’s convention in Long Beach, California celebrating its 50th anniversary. There will be fantastic opportunities to grow your business, increase your profits and enhance the safety of your operation by attending the NAAA’s annual convention and exhibition December 5-8, 2016. Be there! I will be looking for ya!

Brenda Watts, NAAA President, and Andrew Moore, NAAA Executive Director

From the NAAA

Golden opportunities abound at NAAA’s 50th anniversary convention! On behalf of the National Agricultural Aviation Association, we would like to invite all AgAir Update readers to NAAA’s 50th Annual Convention & Exposition December 5–8 in Long Beach, California. We’re headed to the Golden State for a Golden Anniversary celebration! Golden opportunities abound at the world’s largest gathering of agricultural aviation industry professionals. It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran operator or a fledgling ag pilot, you won’t find a better outlet to help you achieve your personal goals and business objectives. The fun begins at the 2016 Kickoff Breakfast. We are pleased to present Col. Mike Mullane, a retired astronaut, acclaimed author and avid mountain climber. He was selected as a mission specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts and completed three space missions aboard the Shuttle Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the air force in 1990. Col. Mullane has written an awardwinning children’s book, Liftoff! An Astronaut’s Dream, and his popular memoir, Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut. Mullane has also had a lifelong passion for mountain climbing. Since the age of 60, he has summited Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as Mount Rainier and 35 of Colorado’s 14,000-feet peaks. Attendees will be inspired to reach new heights of their own after Col. Mullane’s address! The 2016 General Session will celebrate 50 years of NAAA. Join us for the premiere of NAAA’s 50th anniversary documentary, which will explore key drivers of the association’s development and growth over the course of NAAA’s history, as well as the essence of what makes NAAA NAAA. After the screening, a few past and present NAAA leaders will participate in a panel discussion on the “Past, Present & Future of Aerial Application” moderated by none other than AgAir Update’s Bill Lavender. The General Session will

conclude with futurist Bob Treadway exploring the future of agriculture. We have nearly 25 hours of educational sessions, including programs focused on UAVs, cover crops, chemicals, engine performance, helicopters, airframe sessions with Air Tractor and Thrush Aircraft, and more. We are also excited about the continuation of the NAAREF Safety Session for all operators and pilots, two sessions of Compaass Rose and the “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session for new and low-time ag pilots. The PAASS presenters—our roving safety instructors— will moderate Compaass Rose, an information-sharing session geared toward low-time and prospective ag pilots on Dec. 4 and Dec. 8. NAAREF also will host the “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session on Dec. 8. This fast-paced orientation session for new and prospective ag pilots consists of a series of speed mentoring rounds led by experienced operators and pilots, insurance representatives and ag schools. The NAAREF Safety Session is highly recommended for aerial applicators of all experience levels. This year’s session will focus on disaster “precovery”—how to prepare as best as possible in advance for a catastrophic incident at an operation like an aircraft accident and/or loss of a pilot. The Aerial Application Technology Research Session, which follows the Kickoff Breakfast, is the R&D portion of the convention. Industry researchers will report on a number of research projects that will benefit our industry. Full descriptions of this year’s research presentations are available at AgAviation/asabesession. Several states are granting CEUs for this session. For specific solutions for your business look no further than NAAA’s two-day exposition. The world’s largest agricultural aviation trade show brings buyers and sellers of aerial application-related products, supplies

and services together under one roof. Visit with 150+ exhibiting companies and view the four featured aircraft at the 2016 NAAA Trade Show. Don’t miss the fun of the Live Auction, which also happens to be our biggest fundraiser. Along with a new PT6A-34AG engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada and a three-blade Hartzell propeller from Air Tractor, a number of other great items are up for bid. Check out all the items at The action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. After long convention days, you’ll be ready to unwind, and NAAA can help with that too. We’ve got wall-towall receptions, including the Welcome Reception (December 5), Live Auction Reception (Dec. 6), Pratt & Whitney Canada Reception (Dec. 6) and Farewell Reception (Dec. 8). Download the NAAA Convention App to receive updates and have the most up-to-date information right on your mobile devices. The app features the full schedule of events, state CEU information, auction items, an interactive NAAA Trade Show floor map and more! It’s your one-stop shop for everything you need to know onsite. Learn more at That’s just a taste of what you’ll find at NAAA’s 50th Annual Convention & Exhibition. You’ll find much more information within these pages and on NAAA’s website at Please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable week! Register for NAAA’s 2016 Convention using the registration form found in this Show Guide or go to Register by Nov. 7 for the prices listed. Beginning Nov. 8 and onsite, registration fees will be $50 more per registration.

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Air Tractor


Air Tractor 502XP returns for NAAA 50th Anniversary Convention Coming off a successful tour across America, the Air Tractor 502XP will be on display December 5-8 in Long Beach, California during the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention and Exposition. Air Tractor’s newest ag plane drew keen interest from prospective Air Tractor owners and pilots during The 502XP American Expedition, reports Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch. The aircraft and teams from Air Tractor and Pratt & Whitney Canada travelled to all seven Air Tractor dealer regions in the United States. “Air Tractor dealers hosted fly-ins this fall to provide pilots with a up-close, hands-on look at the new 502XP. Many got an opportunity to fly the airplane. The events were, by all reports, very well received and well attended.” The 502XP American Expedition capped a strong debut for the airplane. Air Tractor built four of the 500-gallon capacity airplanes in 2015. By the time FAA type certification was received in March, the airplanes had been sold. Now at year’s end Hirsch reports a total of nine 502XP aircraft will have been delivered. “Midway through the year, we saw overall aircraft orders firming up, so we added several more 502XP aircraft to our 2016 build schedule. And now, after scores of pilots flew the 502XP during September, October and November, dealers tell me they are pleased with the interest and follow-up generated by The 502XP American Expedition,” says Hirsch. Following-through on that interest, Shane Donovan of “Ag by Air” in Minneapolis, Kansas, finalized the sale and took delivery of a new 502XP during the kick-off event at Lane Aviation.


The 502XP takes its place in an extensive line of Air Tractor aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) engines. The new PT6A-140AG turbine engine, paired with a 4-blade Hartzell propeller, provides the power that enhances the 502XP’s productivity. The engine produces 867 shaft horsepower, an increase of 117 SHP over the PT6A-34AG. In addition to its extra power, the 502XP has a large vertical stabilizer and rudder paired with a carefully balanced airframe, which results in improved control and handling characteristics. With a cruising speed of 167 MPH, a rate of climb of 816 fpm at 10,480 lbs, and 5% better specific fuel consumption, the 502XP offers operators a costeffective and high-quality plane for spraying, seeding, and fertilizer applications. Pilots who flew the 502XP had good words for the aircraft’s power and performance. Their first impressions generally focused on the 502XP responsiveness, speed and its quiet 4-blade prop. South Texas aerial applicator Dan Kubecka gave the airplane a good workout at a September fly-in event. With the hopper filled to the brim, Kubecka said the 502XP quickly broke free of the runway and handled well through his turns. “With a full load, I didn’t have to baby it through the turns. It powered right through,” noted Kubecka. “It’s a well-balanced, sweet-handling airplane.” And with four of the 502XP aircraft working during this past season, operator field reports are equally positive. Northwest Oklahoma aerial applicator Terry Mundell took the first delivery of a 502XP airplane in April. He spent this season spraying alfalfa and pasture

over the hot, high plains of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle, flying a total of about 150 hours. The 502XP performance meets his expectations he says.“It’s all they said it would be. They’ve got it designed really well. It’s fast. Handles nice. It carries the load well in the turns,” Mundell reports. “I’m doing at least 20 percent more acres just from the time saved by its faster ferry speed.” Ferrying speed for Mundell is a bit over 150 mph. He sprays at 160 mph. At 1970-2000 pounds of torque and 1720 RPM, Mundell says his 502XP burns 63 gallons an hour. “With this 502XP, I think Air Tractor’s got the 502 perfected.” Hirsch picks up on Mundell’s observations. “I think Terry Mundell chose the ideal airplane for his operation, because his operating area has both 100+ degree temperatures and higher elevations.” That’s where the 502XP excels, Hirsch adds. “As Terry is demonstrating, the 502XP helps pilots cover more acres in less time, compared to other 500-gallon planes. It provides an extra margin of engine performance for high/hot conditions. And who wouldn’t like to have more horsepower?” The Air Tractor 502XP will be on display at booth number 725 during the NAAA Trade Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Additional information can be found at


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LANE AVIATION (U.S. + Mexico, Central & South America) p: (281) 342-5451 / (888) 995-5263 e:

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QUEEN BEE AIR SPECIALTIES (U.S. + Canada) (208) 745-7654 / (800) 736-7654 e:

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SOUTHEASTERN AIRCRAFT p: (772) 461-8924 / (800) 441-2964 e:

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J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc

Celebrating 45 years of service J & C ENTERPRISES AVIATION INC.

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Your Authorized Transland Dealer WE BUY SALVAGE & NEW PARTS INVENTORIES

J & C Enterprises Aviation has been located in Oklahoma for 45 years. The business was started by Jerry and Cecilia Buster in 1970. We are located in the central United States and our staff is on duty from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM to help with your aviation needs. We specialize in Cessna ag aircraft, but we also have an extensive inventory of Cessna 180-185, Piper Brave and Pawnee, Citabria, Dromader, and Aero Commander Lark and Darter. We are dealers for Transland, McFarlane, Black Steel, tail wheel parts, aircraft hardware, general aviation parts and even larger miscellaneous new and used parts. Our staff will help you fill your aviation needs! Just call our parts department who will be glad to help you.

WE DO IT RIGHT! We’re the small shop that’s huge on service - unsurpassed in workmanship. We’re your experts for complete service to the full line of Pratt & Whitney PT6 Engines.

• Overhaul • Repair • On-site Capabilities • Hot sections in the Field


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AeroFlow Systems

AFS check valves, the choice of applicators AFS check valves continue to be the check valve of choice for discerning aerial applicators who are concerned about making their operation leak and drip free. Two models, standard and on-off, allow operators to configure spray booms for quick, easy gallonage change. The internal screen filters particles to eliminate the cause of check valve leaks. Join the long list of satisfied customers and start spraying with confidence. AeroFlow Systems will be in booth 667 in Long Beach, come by and say hello.

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Auger Dan’s Trucks

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Stainless steel auger systems for loading ag aircraft Electronic height adjustable clear sock for dry material delivery Anti-dribble valve


Phone: Home: 870-972-8056 • Cell: 870-919-2317 P.O. Box 31 Trumann, AR 72472 View our video on YouTube:

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AG Aircraft parts in stock! Discounts ranging from 25% to 85% off!

New surplus aircraft parts in stock for: Cessna, Piper, AG Cat G164A/B-600 and many others, fixed and rotor wing! • • • • • • • •

Airframe parts Accessories and parts Dispersal system parts Wheels, brakes and parts Propellers, blades and parts Spark plugs, filters of all kinds Engine parts, piston and turbine Hardware: AN, MS, NAS

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Preferred Airparts Serving operators worldwide Preferred Airparts, of Kidron, Ohio, has been serving aircraft operators and maintenance facilities worldwide since 1982. Their present stock includes over 14 million new parts for J-3s to jets. Preferred has many parts for ag operators including Cessna and Piper airframe parts. They have a large inventory of new Grumman/Schweizer G164A/B-600 spares including structural members, sheet metal, landing gears, firewall forward for the R-1340, dispersal system components and more. New parts are sold from 25% to 85% off list. The company also has new, used and overhauled Continental and Lycoming engine parts at 50-65% discount. Turbine engine parts are a growing segment of Preferred Airparts’ business. Their ever-expanding stock is serving operators of P&W PT6A, Allison/Rolls Royce 250 and other turbine and jet engines for parts, consumables and rotables. Wheels, brakes, and parts for many aircraft are a strong point at Preferred, along with light units and repair parts of all kinds. They have a wide selection of consumables including air, oil, and vacuum filters, spark plugs, and other items for piston and turbine aircraft including ag. Preferred is now a distributer of Donaldson air filters and JP Aero Plastics windshields and windows. They stock many popular Champion oil filters and Gill batteries to help you fill your order. You can check stock on Preferred’s web site,, or call, fax or e-mail the sales team a list of your parts requirements. Anyone with inventories of new parts to sell, anywhere in the world and “for nearly anything that flies”, can contact Preferred for an offer. Contact info, phone 800-433-0814 US & Canada, 330-698-0280 Intl, Fax 330-698-3164,

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Affordable and quality service Ag Air Turbines, Inc. of Midvale, Idaho, specializes in the repair and maintenance of the TPE331 line of engines. Ag Air Turbines is operated by Robert Baker, who is committed to North America’s agricultural aviation industry. Robert has spent the majority of his career in the ag industry, both as a pilot and as the owner of Ag Air Turbines. Robert has a passion for the industry and its dedicated members, and strives to offer the highest quality of service at a fair price in order to keep his customers productive and profitable.

Please visit the Ag Air Turbines crew at booth 573 during the NAAA Convention in Long Beach, CA.

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Winglet Technology for Ag–Aircraft No wing life penalties.





Ag-Tip Winglets have been re-engineered

Winglet technology for agricultural aircraft provides several benefits. Winglets diffuse wingtip vortices. Independent studies show that the AG-TIPS installation reduces drag, reduces the impact on spray particles for a wider swath and with more spray deposited on target. AG-TIPS winglets are STC’d for most models of Air Tractor, Thrush, and Cessna agricultural aircraft. Production has started, so get your set ordered today in order to enjoy the benefits for next season. Rick Marburger Phone : 701-572 3514 Email:

Rick Marburger • 701-572-3514 STC’d for Thrush, Air Tractor and Cessna Email:

Spreading The Wings of Insurance Protection to Ag Aircraft Owners and Pilots


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Aviation Insurance Coverage Customized for Ag Aircraft Owners and Operators

Falcon Insurance is one of the largest independently owned insurance specialists in the country. Our professional staff has decades of experience in aviation insurance, and we are uniquely qualified to provide insurance protection for agricultural aircraft owners and pilots. We are dedicated to providing you with insurance coverage and service that sets the standard for the industry.


Call for same day quotes and coverage or visit our website. Austin: 800-370-0557 Dallas: 800-880-0801 Houston: 800-880-8822 Kerrville: 800-880-4545 Lakeland: 800-881-9688 Scottsdale: 800-880-3597 St. Louis: 800-880-8644

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TAM-there for you

TPE 331 Engines and Accessories 3 and 4 blade Hartzell Hubs Engine Instruments Inventory includes: -1, -5, -6 and -10 series engines

TURBINE AIRCRAFT MARKETING, INC. (TAM)-Specializes in Honeywell TPE 331 engines, Hartzell props, engine instruments and gauges. TAM was established more than 15 years ago with David Finley heading up the Engine Group. David has over 40 years experience in general aviation engines. Rick Forbes has over 29 years of experience in both commercial and general aviation engines. TAM maintains an inventory of engines, and other related engine requirements which are forever changing to accommodate the ag aviation industry demand. Whether you require an outright purchase, lease, or exchange on your TPE 331 engine requirement, we can accommodate your need. You may require something other than an engine, such as a Hartzell prop, engine instrument or gauge. We are here to help. Time is valuable, so let us lend a hand to keep your engine costs down and you in the air. As our engine inventory is constantly changing we make every effort to maintain an inventory of -1, -5, -6, and -10 Honeywell TPE 331 engines at all times. Additionally, we often carry the PT6 line of engines and inventory of PT6 spares. TAM is just north of BIG D (Dallas) and accessible from every direction you may be located. Give us a call or drop us an email. David Finley, 972.248.3108 ext 213, 214.649.2288 mobile, or Rick Forbes, 972.248.3108 ext 302, 214.649.2290 mobile,

Dietzel Aerospace

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Dallas Office 4550 Jimmy Doolittle Drive Addison, Texas 75001 TEL: 972.248.3108 • FAX: 972.248.3321

COME SEE WHAT SETS US APART! Factory Authorized Service Center working on Hamilton Standard, Hartzell, McCauley and Sensenich propellers.


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Dietzel Aerospace

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Rick Forbes 972-248-3108 ext 302 214-649-2290 mobile

Performing Propeller and Starter Generator Overhaul, Repair, IRAN and Factory Warranty Services.

New Product-Call for Details! Offering pick up and delivery in the Mid-America region and containerized shipping beyond. Superior quality & workmanship at very competitive pricing with our unbeatable warranty. Stop in for a tour and find out why preventative maintenance is the key to safe & economical propeller life.

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Heart of Sunny Southern California


DECEMBER 5–8, 2016


Hotel Details

Kickoff Breakfast – featuring Astronaut Mike Mullane

General Session – Exploring the Industry’s Past, Present and Future, featuring futurist Bob Treadway and the debut of NAAA’s 50th anniversary documentary

Hyatt Regency – $139/night (Standard) or $149/night (Deluxe Harbor View) + taxes

Renaissance – $139/night + taxes

Westin – $139/night (Traditional) or $149 (Deluxe) + taxes

If you’re new to the industry or a low-time ag pilot, don’t miss the Compaass Rose and “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring sessions

No matter what your skill level, we have 20+ hours of educational concurrent/company sponsored sessions and Monday’s ASABE Technical Session

Visit with the expected 150 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees

If you’re a spouse or support staff, join in the Support Committee’s fun programming

Enjoy a fun city full of great restaurants, nightlife, shopping, attractions and arts and culture.

For NAAA Convention related questions and if you’re interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the 50th Annual NAAA Convention & Exposition, please contact Lindsay Barber at or (202) 546-5722.


Book your room online at No one from NAAA or the hotels will contact you to book your room. Please book your own room using the links and phone numbers on this webpage.

2016 NAAA Convention Schedule December 5–8, 2016 • Long Beach, Calif. (All Events at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center)

Saturday, December 3 1 p.m.

Aircraft can begin arriving after 1 p.m.

All aircraft need to arrive by 9 a.m. CD Aviation - TPE 331 Engine Maintenance Training. This 1-day EMT course is fully accredited by the FAA as an IA Refresher Training Course. Credit(s) received for completion of this course may be used for both the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program, as well as the AMT Awards Program. Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Seminar 8 hour IA Renewal Canadian AAA Board Meeting Registration PAASS PDC Meeting NAAA Board Meeting Compaass Rose Session Sponsored by Torell Aviation Insurance Agency Operation S.A.F.E. Analysts Meeting

Monday, December 5 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibitor Setup 8 - 9:45 a.m. Kickoff Breakfast —Sponsored by BASF 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aerial Application Technology Research Session (CEUs possible) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Support Committee Meet & Greet Queen Mary Tea & Tour (includes Princess Diana exhibit) (RSVP Required. Event capped at 100 participants.) 1 - 2:30 p.m. Educational Sessions - FAA/Security Session —Sponsored by Turbine Conversions - Radial Engines Session - SATLOC Session 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Educational Sessions - Low-Level Obstacles Session - TPE 331 Session - Allied Ag Cat Productions / Eagle Vistas Session 4:30 - 6 p.m. Educational Sessions - PT6 Session - Chemical Session - AG-NAV Session 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception—Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences

Tuesday, December 6 7 - 8:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8 - 11:30 a.m. 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

NAAA General Session—Sponsored by Syngenta & AIG NAAA Trade Show. Exhibitor Details Live Auction & Reception Reception Sponsored by Syngenta Pratt & Whitney Canada Reception

Wednesday, December 7

Sunday, December 4 9 a.m. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 12 - 6 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. 6 - 7 p.m.

9:45 - 11:30 a.m. 12 - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 - 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

CP Products/Transland Breakfast & Seminar Registration Exhibitor Setup NAAA Business Meeting

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 7 - 10:30 a.m. 8 - 9:30 a.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 9 - 11 a.m. 9:30 - 10 a.m. 9:30 - 11 a.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 12 - 1 p.m. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 2 - 3 p.m. 4 - 8 p.m. 4 - 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Only)

Registration PAASS Presenter’s Breakfast (PAASS Presenters Only) Educational Sessions - Helicopter Session (Simplex Aerospace to follow) Sponsored by Simplex Aerospace - USDA Aerial Image Processing Workshop - Chem-Man by DataSmart Session Allied Industry Meeting All Allied members and exhibitors invited Support Committee Event Athena Presentation: Personalities - Outside the Cockpit, No RSVP required. All are welcome. Sponsored by GarrCo Products Educational Sessions (30 min. sessions) - Simplex Aerospace Session - DuPont Crop Protection Product Update State/Regional Directors Meeting NAAA Trade Show. Exhibitor Details Past President’s Meeting NAAREF Board Meeting Silent Auction Staggered Closing Exhibitor Teardown Educational Sessions - Cover Crops Session - Compaass Rose—Sponsored by Texas AAA - Leading Edge Associates Session - Aviation Specialties Unlimited Session GE Aviation’s Annual Boot Scootin’s Party (Invite

Thursday, December 8 8 - 10 a.m. Aircraft Removed, Final Freight Move Out 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration 8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Air Tractor Session 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Thrush Aircraft Session 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. NAAREF Safety Session Establishing a plan on how to prepare as best as possible in the event of a catastrophic incident at an operation like an aircraft accident and/or loss of a pilot.—Sponsored by Allianz 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Educational Sessions - “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session —Sponsored by Davidson Solid Rock Insurance and Weber Aviation Insurance - Session 2 (TBD) 5:15 p.m. Farewell Reception 5:45 p.m. Farewell/Awards Banquet

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This is the year! You may have met us at the NAAA annual conventions and seen our Mixmate product. We have been coming to the convention for five years and listening to the issues with chemical handling, recordkeeping, and accounting. A comment I heard at a recent tradeshow was, “Sometimes you don’t want a Cadillac, you just want to get the job done.” At first, I didn’t realize how profound this statement was. It got me thinking about how Mixmate compares to the competition for automated mixing systems. Most automated systems are designed to be used by an ag retailer as a large stationary mixing plant. Those systems are beautiful and expensive! The real beauty of Mixmate comes in the engineering of the hardware and software to provide the features of a Cadillac system without the complexity or cost.

Connected. A connected system means your mixing data goes directly into your recordkeeping system. A data connection is the number one feature the ag retailer requires. Data is synchronized between the systems in the field and the office through our Intersect cloud service and API connections. Work orders and reports can be generated in Intersect or other third party software systems. AgConnections and others are committed to these data connections to streamline office operations during the busy spray season. Simple. Easy to use and easy to learn. A work order makes Mixmate extremely fast and easy to use in the field. An operator just selects the job, and the Android app is populated with the plan for the mixing operation. The operator only has to follow the prompts

Mixmate has options for small farms to large enterprises. Keep expensive machines rolling. Reduce errors and lost inventory. Easy to use and learn.

Mixmate is the first system designed with data integration and portability. No other system offers the features and flexibility of Mixmate for automated mixing and recordkeeping.


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to complete the mixing and the records are automatic. Best Value. A well-engineered system will cost less, have more features, and excellent quality. Mixmate uses CAN Bus to simplify the electrical system greatly. CAN Bus allows our system to be modular and flexible. If you want large or small inductors, and/or flowmeters, a system can be designed for your needs today and is flexible if additional features are needed later. Yes! This is the year to make operations more efficient in the office and the field. Stop by our Booth 957 next to Thrush and find out how Mixmate can help you get the job done in 2017. Ask Kathy about the pencil puzzle, can you solve it? We look forward to seeing good friends and meeting you in Long Beach.

Chemical Mixing Streamlined

Data connects to office recordkeeping systems to reduce labor in the office and the field. Mixmate is your best value to streamline operations.



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We get you flying faster UTP is the premier independent supplier of PT6 turbine engines worldwide; all FAA and EASA Certified, repaired and overhauled to the highest quality standards. We provide exchanges and sales on a wide variety of engine models and on serviceable turbine engine parts. We work with the best known repair stations in the world, so you always receive the highest quality engines and parts at the lowest possible cost. We are ASA-100 and AS9120 certified, so you can be assured that our processes and documentation meet your requirements.




No one gets you flying faster than UTP, so give us a call or stop by our booth, 813.

Call UTP and watch us fly.

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S & T Aircraft Accessories


Your accessory shop


Another birthday, one more year. Our 33rd year to be exact, and another national convention. We are always looking forward to seeing everybody. We are still increasing our inventory to better serve you and for those who want their own accessories overhauled, we make every effort to have a short turnaround time. We continue to stock the following accessories for radial engines: starters, magnetos, fuel pumps, carburetors, tach generators, hydraulic pumps, generators, voltage regulators, reverse current relays, prop governors, auxiliary pumps and motors. We also stock the following accessories for turbine engines: starter-generators, reverse current relays, tach generators, fuel pumps, voltage regulators and auxiliary pump and motors. 2016 Slots Available .............................................................................Call 2014 502B -34AG N30411, 1,700TT, Wingman, Single Point Fuel, Bantam w/Flowcontrol, Smoker............................................................ $720,000 2012 Air Tractor 802, N363BG, -65AG, approx. 2400 hrs TT, dual cockpit, smoker, elec. brake gr. adj., G4 w/Flow control, CP Nozzles, spreader, hydraulic gate and Wingman ........................................... $1,000,000.00 2013 Air Tractor 602, N30562, -60AG, approx. 1400 hrs TT, smoker, elec. brake gr. adj., Bantam w/Flow control and Wingman ............... $880,000 2000 AT-402A, N623LA, -11AG, approx. 6934.1 TT, smoker, M3 w/Flow control, single point fuel, CP Nozzles, spreader, Wingman ....... $230,000

Complete Air Tractor Parts And Accessories Dealer For Every Major Ag Aviation Parts and Supplies Large Selection of PT6 Accessories New Turbine Props and Blades 0 SMOH 1340 Younkin S/S Pumps, Booms and Center Boom for Air Tractor

Jack Frost Frost Flying Inc Office 870-295-6213 Maintenance 870-295-3776 Fax 870-295-6674

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Target Spray Variable Rate Nozzles

Garrett Frost Parts 870-295-6218 Fax 870-295-6237

Large inventory of PT6 and Air Tractor parts • Financing Available Call for Wingman installation For AgAv Parts & Accessories Call Matt Ashburn

IA and A&P mechanics needed


For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. To learn more about us, visit our website. As always we look forward to seeing you at the NAAA convention in Long Beach, California. Please stop by booth 639 and visit us.

S. & T. Aircraft Accessories, Inc. "Full Engine Accessory Line" FAA Approved Repair Station No. CC2R737K

Large stock of overhauled/certified engine accessories for radial and turbine engines. We can exchange same day, or overhaul your accessory in a short turn-around time.

Generators Magnetos Starters Fuel Pumps Carburetors

Tach Generators Vacuum Pumps Hydraulic Pumps Prop Governors Voltage Regulators Starter-Generators Reverse Current Relays Aux. Boost Motors

Call Us Today For all yoUr aCCessory Needs OVERHAUL or EXCHANGE 310 FM 483 • New Braunfels, Texas 78130 Email: Web:

Tel 830-625-7923 • Fax 830-625-4138

1025 Booth


State-of-the art visual inspection equipment Manufactured in America, Machida Borescopes offer engine manufacturer approved state-of-the art visual inspection equipment with a competitive price point. With years of industry knowledge, our scopes have been used by aviation professionals for 40 years and continue to be one of the leading inspection scopes in the market today. Our product catalog includes engine approved kits which come in your choice of stunning HD video or our high quality fiber borescope. Our most popular model, the 3mm Engine Manufacture Approved Video Borescope VSC3-140-NL, comes equipped with over 12 programmable standard features including our newest feature video recording and zoom control. Some of our other features include HD Image Quality, picture-in-picture, portable image archiving, brightness control, and SD Card for image storage. The VSC-3-140-NL high tech video features listed can be programed for use with a push of a button on our scientifically and ergonomically designed handle. Stop by Booth 1025 at NAAA to experience our VSC-3-140-NL, the new high tech 7-7070 Digital Processor, and other engine approved borescopes. Be sure to visit our website, to learn more about our other products and offerings. We look forward to meeting you and finding you the right scope for your inspection.

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PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA APPROVED KITS PWC34910-109 - PWC34910-106 - PWC34910-101





Fire Boss LLC is proud to represent the “Fire Boss” water scooping system that has been exclusively designed for the Air Tractor AT-802. Fire Boss LLC is part of the Wipaire group of companies based in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Wipaire is the largest manufacturer of aircraft floats in the world, having built floats for various aircraft types ranging from 2-seat Piper Cubs up to the 21-seat Viking Twin Otter. The Fire boss system combines several airframe modifications, aircraft performance enhancers, and a pair of 10000 series amphibious water scooping floats that enables the AT-802 Single Engine Air Tanker to scoop up to 800 gallons in about 15 seconds. Over 80 Fire Boss systems are currently in operation throughout the world. Fire Boss LLC also offers a stall improvement array for Air Tractor 802 landplanes. This modification offers lower stall speeds, improved control in slow flight and extra aileron authority to handle windy and gusty conditions. Visit us here at NAAA in booth 1028 to order yours today, or visit or call 651-209-7191 after the show is over.

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GarrCo Products


Field results show it pays to take Control™ by Dennis Gardisser, WRK of Arkansas, It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but every once in a while I come upon something that is worth repeating. I’m sure many of you have heard the 80-10-10 story that I tell when it comes to drift reduction products: 80 percent of the time nothing happens, 10 percent of the time the result is worse, and 10 percent of the time there is a definite improvement. Laboratory results may be better, but actual field experience has been pretty close to this. For years, Arkansas S.A.F.E. clinics have included one day of field evaluations of drift potential. These evaluations have included a variety of different equipment setups and operating variables and typically include the favored drift reduction additives for the area. The data has been quite sporadic and probably a reflection of the variety of setups, weather conditions, mixing procedures, and operating variables. With all that said, there have been a few products that consistently show a positive response. Control™ from GarrCo Products, Inc., has been one of the products that has consistently shown a reduction in drift potential. A replicated field study was conducted a few years ago to look at 19 different drift control additives and water using two aircraft. The aircraft were selected to give two separate speed scenarios, at 115 and 150 mph. This study appears on I encourage you to obtain a copy of that report and see how you favorite product performed. Control™ was one of the top performing products in this study. The key to consistency can also hinge back to how well products perform under real field situations. Arkansas had many operators utilizing Control™ as a drift control additive. Some of the comments I hear are:



• “Best material I’ve ever used.” • “Very easy to mix and load.” • “The material that I used to get on the windshield is gone.” • “Where can I get some Control™ ?” When one starts hearing these types of comments, there may be more to the performance than just good lab results. I was visiting a couple of different operators during the season and overheard conversations where they were either going to borrow some Control™ from someone else’s pallet until their shipment came in or another operator was coming to borrow some from there. This alone may tell the true story on performance. Mixing and compatibility are one of the major issues with any drift reduction additive. John Garr and I met with an Arkansas aerial applicator on a very cold morning to evaluate several different tank mixes. John has some new products under development and the mix results on those are another story, but we tried every way we could think of to cause mix problems with Control™ without success. Control™ mixed very easily under all scenarios, even with almost ice-cold water! I have had any number of operators ask me which drift control products are best. I’m not so sure there is a best product. Remember there are many application variables. I would recommend that operators select a product that consistently shows positive results. Also, additives alone are not the complete answer, although properly utilized; they may provide an extra margin of safety. Operators should use every tool possible to avoid drift, and proper equipment setup and operation will always play a dominant role.

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Prime Turbines

Prime Turbines offers more: PT6A engine overhaul!

Dallas • Hyannis Pittsburgh • Wynne Phoenix

Prime Turbines (Prime) offers a revolutionary brand of PT6A engine overhaul services. Engine overhaul complements Prime’s strong list of capabilities, allowing them to offer operators a comprehensive assortment of services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Engine Series. Prime’s revolutionary brand of PT6A engine overhaul offers operators a variety of options and build specifications to customize the Repair & Overhaul (R&O) process. Being an independent FAA authorized overhaul facility allows Prime the freedom and opportunity to remain aligned with the interests and objectives most important to the operator. Prime Turbines offers engine services operators need for today’s everchanging environment. In challenging economic times like these, aircraft operators turn to experienced, proven shops they can count on to provide top quality service at a fair and affordable price. And with tighter budgetary constraints and greater demands for justification placed on aircraft and engine maintenance, operators need creative ideas to control cost while maintaining quality and reliability.

PT6A Repair & Overhaul

Explore the alternatives… call Prime Turbines.




About Prime Turbines - Prime Turbines is FAA & EASA certified, specializing in PWC PT6A Engine R&O services, along with hot section recertification, engine performance testing, power section and gas generator repair, fuel nozzle overhaul/exchange, and bleed valve overhaul/exchange service. The company is also an authorized distributor of FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (“PMA”) parts for PT6 hot sections. Learn more at

Kansas Aviation of Independence

543 Booth

Kansas Aviation adds PT6 Woodward fuel control units to capabilities list Kansas Aviation has added overhaul and repair capabilities for the PT6 Woodward Fuel Control Units to their extensive capabilities list. Kansas Aviation founded in 1992 is a world class leader in aircraft engine accessory overhaul and repair specializing in oil, air and fuel related engine accessories for the PT6A, PT6T, JT15D, PW100, PW150, PW300, PW901, CF34, CF700, CJ610, and RR250 engines. With over one thousand unique part numbers on our capabilities list, we overhaul tens of thousands of units per year. Our focus is on providing friendly, fast and flexible service of the highest quality to all customers.

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TPE-331 • PT6


Propellers & Accessories



Intercontinental Jet Service Corp. is a Honeywell Factory Authorized Agricultural Service Center that can offer total support for your TPE 331 engine anytime, anywhere. 3322 N. 74th E. Ave. • Tulsa, OK 74115



537 Booth

Intercontinental Jet Service Corp (IJSC) is a Honeywell Authorized TPE 331 Agricultural Service Center centrally located in Tulsa, OK, with over 25 years in business and some of the most knowledgeable TPE331 technicians in the industry. In addition to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements, IJSC can also provide engine upgrades and rental engines.

IJSC offers propeller overhaul and repair of Hartzell and McCauley reciprocating and turbine engine propellers. In addition to the propeller service capability, IJSC is an excellent source for new and overhauled propeller assemblies for outright or exchange. With a dedicated group of propeller professionals, IJSC offers the highest level of quality for a competitive price. IJSC also offers 24/7 technical assistance and will provide on-site assistance when the need arises. We take pride in our work and our reputation, and will always work to accommodate the business schedules and financial budgets of our customers. In addition to complete TPE331 service, we have an inventory of new, overhauled and inspected parts and components for both aircraft and engines, everything from consumables, such as S.O.A.P kits and filters, to major components, such as fuel valves and igniter boxes. Additionally, IJSC has an accessory shop that can repair or overhaul your aircraft components such as starter/generators, fuel boost pumps and tach generators. For more information about IJSC’s capabilities, request a quote, or technical assistance please contact Neil James at or 1-800-349-6827


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Insero is planning for the 2016-17 show season. Anthony Fay and Greg Guyette will be traveling to over 15 shows throughout the country. Anthony Fay will be holding Satloc training sessions in California, PNW, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and others to be announced. Insero sells new and used Satloc systems and can repair new and old GPS Systems. Anthony Fay can be reached at 480-285-4367 for more information. Look for Insero at the upcoming NAAA Convention in Long Beach. Show specials include a $3000 discount on G4 systems with M3 trade-ins. Come by the booth to see Insero’s new imagery-based log viewing software, AgHippo.


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Eagle Vistas

Eagle Vistas: Crop Duster Boot Camp-Agricultural Aviation Academy! Located in Arcadia, FL. We are the fixed based operator for Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06), with paved and grass landing strips, located in an agricultural county with great opportunities to train over local crops and real world environments. Continue to check out our videos as we add new relevant topics to prepare you for the real world. Additions to our program course content are a direct result of our contact with insurance companies, insurance underwriters and commercial operators that hire our graduates on what else they feel our graduates should know. We are not just teaching you to fly airplanes at Eagle Vistas. Our programs are a full integration of skills you need for flying ag. We include training on unimproved strips and relevant course ground school, where you will learn calibration, risk management, and preparation for state aerial applicators test. Let us help you establish safety habits to carry through your ag pilot career. Come by our booth #559 to meet owners, Randy and Beverly Berry, ag pilot instructor Randy Miller, and our tailwheel, private, commercial and AGgravated Attitude Specialist, Barry Sutton with Tailwheel Specialties! We now offer instrument rating in a tailwheel airplane and tailwheel time building for our ag students. Ask about 100% flight training financing!

ZEE Systems ZEE turns 50, thank you! In 2016 the ZEE aviation family celebrates 50 years of continuous service to the aviation community. In 1966 Claude Zaiontz founded The “Zee Company” as a one man repair station. “ZEE Systems” was formed in 1978 to design and manufacture air conditioning systems for aircraft and other mobile platforms. From one employee in 1966 the ZEE family has grown to over 30 aviation professionals. “Zee Company” is an FAA and EASA approved Part 145 Repair Station with Unlimited Class I, II, III appliance “return to service” capabilities. Aircraft and helicopter operators with single seat to transport category fleets worldwide rely on “Zee Company” for quality component repairs. “ZEE Systems” is approved by the FAA to manufacture articles under Part 21 and has Parts Manufacturer Approval (FAA-PMA) to provide new and replacement airworthy aircraft parts. All of us at “Zee Company” and “ZEE Systems” would like to say “thank you” for your past support and continued confidence in our products and services. FYI, Claude Zaiontz is in his late 80’s and comes in almost every day to keep us on our toes.



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Texas State Technical College

TSTC in Waco now offers ag pilot training program Texas State Technical College offers a pilot training program on its Waco campus that takes everyday individuals and transforms them into professional pilots. TSTC offers private, instrument, commercial, airline transport and instructor certificate training in single- and multi-engine aircraft and now offers a complete agricultural aircraft operations training program that can help you quickly get the skills you need to join the aerial application industry. TSTC, which has been training pilots since 1968, operates the country’s largest college-owned airport. It also recently achieved the milestone of being the only agricultural flight training program in the nation approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. This means that the FAA has reviewed the curriculum of training and found that it meets the necessary standards


of safety and excellence. FAA approval also means that there will be access to federal student aid, including VA funding, for those who qualify (anticipated in 2017) and that you, as a student, will have the benefit of working with highly experienced, trained and standardized instructors. Our program highly values giving you both quality and flexibility. You, the pilot, will have the option to choose between a complete flight training program, consisting of both ground and flight training over a full spectrum of aerial application topics or a flexible on-demand subject structure that can cover introductory or advanced subject matter. You will be able to choose from everything between a tailwheel transition and basic agricultural operations introduction, all the way up through a turbine aircraft operator with experience


with the most advanced technology and equipment available. To your benefit, our program uses the Cessna L-19 Bird Dog and the Air Tractor AT-504. L-19s provide the student with an excellent exposure to tailwheel flying and the necessary experience to advance confidently into larger tailwheel aircraft. The AT-504 is an industrytested and proven platform for delivering high-quality agricultural flight training. The AT-504 will also allow you to become proficient in the use of turbine aircraft for agricultural operations, as you will spend over 60 percent (27 flight hours) of our approved training course in the AT-504. Give us a call today at 254-867-4844 to discuss your individual training needs. Visit



Hardy Aviation Insurance

Specializing in aviation insurance Hardy Aviation Insurance, located in Wichita, KS was established in 1995 and we’re closing in on our 21st season. Hardy has seen tremendous growth over these past 20 years especially this year where we’ve introduced expanded property and causality insurance, more enhanced work comp and now life insurance. The addition of these lines and new people enable Hardy to offer a turn key type of insurance plan for your business. Hardy has always been known for its aviation insurance and special emphasis in aerial application. The addition of carriers like Nationwide and Progressive will further enhance our capabilities truly now for all your insurance needs.

and knows the insurance company’s policy well enough to match their policy to your expectations. Good policies and good service are not only good business, but also necessary to insure you have the coverage you need at the price you can afford. At this year’s NAAA in Long Beach please stop by our booth and visit with Randy.

Please stop by our booth #929 at the NAAA show in Long Beach. Within our agency, Angie Banz, Tim Wiebe and Mary Humphrey will be at the booth in Long Beach, bringing years of agricultural aviation insurance experience. Hardy is dedicated to the support of agricultural aviation, dedicating their time traveling to meet applicators to review and renew their aviation insurance needs. Supporting the industry is just what we do and we couldn’t do it without our support staff consisting of Rita Ethridge, Melinda Greene, Joyce Winn, Peggy Hahn, Mandi Hill, Mona Rathmel and Kim Manring. These dedicated folks are well versed in all areas of aviation insurance, including aerial application but also, personal aircraft, business aircraft, fixed base operation, air show insurance, with specialist now in the support lines of your business including hangars, contents, work comp and life insurance. Mona Rathmel works from our Dallas facility with a special emphasis in higher performance aircraft like the Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, Matrix, Jetprops, Pilatus PC-12s and TBM 700/850s. Hardy Aviation Insurance is dedicated to service the old fashion way with hard work, communication skills and the willingness to negotiate your needs as though we were an extension of your business. We represent all the major insurance companies who offer aviation insurance or alternate needs. Aerial application is a very specialized business and when seeking coverage you need to work with and through an agency that understands your needs

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Kimmel Aviation Ins. Kimmel Aviation Insurance arose from a need to write hard-to-find and much needed insurance on cropdusters in 1972. The insurance side of the business started very pragmatically as customers were coming to the Kimmel Aviation Ag Aircraft dealership to trade in their $500 converted Super Cubs and Stearmans for the more productive and shiny new Cessna Ag Wagons and Ag Trucks. The $20,000 price tag and the ever evolving regulatory environment in the early 1970s mandated that all certified applicators must carry a minimum liability insurance policy or a bond

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of $10,000. Cessna Finance also wanted to make sure their loans were protected. Very few companies would insure ag aircraft back in the early 1970s, so Dorothy Kimmel made it her mission to find that coverage for their customers. From its humble beginnings, the insurance part of the business grew and formally incorporated Kimmel Aviation Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1979. Over the years, Dorothy Kimmel has received numerous industry awards including, but not limited to MAAA Outstanding Service Award – 1975, MAAA President’s Award – 1985, WMAAA President, 15 years WMAAA Director to the WNAAA, WNAAA Vice Pres. 1991, WNAAA President 1992, Lee Abide Award – 1998, Arkansas (AAAA) Distinguished service award 2006, MAAA Honorary Lifetime Membership Award – 2006. In addition, Dorothy also served on numerous committees and served both the NAAA and MAAA for each of her 45+ years as a member of both organizations. Her most outstanding achievement was to raise a family of four boys, all who entered the ag aviation field and chose career paths closely related to ag aviation. Although Dorothy is still active in the agency, her youngest son, Frank Kimmel, took over the day to day operations of Kimmel Aviation Insurance Agency in 2004. Frank brings with him 14,000 hours of flying experience including 8000+ as an ag pilot. Frank also has his own pedigree of accomplishments including , 1992 John Horne Memorial Safety award (NAAA), Novartis Leadership training delegate – 1998, NAAA Related Service Award – 2008, Arkansas (AAAA) Outstanding Service Award 2008, and Trust Kimmel Aviation Insurance Agency to find the best rates and the MAAA Allied Industry Associate of customized coverage for your agricultural aviation operation. We have the year 2010. nationwide reach with small town service...when you call, we answer. In addition to the ag association So don’t worry when you’re in the air; Kimmel has you covered. awards, Frank was elected by his aviation insurance peers to serve on the Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) Board of Directors in 2005. He served as the Director of the Domestic Agents and Brokers Division until he was elected Vice President of the AIA in 2009 and then AIA President for 2011 – 2012. As you can see, it is true when their ads say, “When you need a respected voice 442 Airport Road, Greenwood, MS 38930 • to work for you, “The Kimmel’s Have You Covered”!”

Leave your insurance worries on the ground.



North Star Aviation

752 Booth

North Star Aviation offers a wide variety of service Located in Ulysses, Kansas, North Star Aviation is your full maintenance facility offering top quality services. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and high quality aircraft maintenance for our customers. All of our mechanics are FAA A&P certified, two of which are A&P I/A certified. North Star Aviation is owned and operated by Steve and Samantha Rice. We maintain a large fleet of turbine powered Thrush and Air Tractor aircraft. We offer a wide variety of services on airframe and powerplant including, annual inspection, Eddy Current inspection, hot section inspection, gear box inspection, 100 hour, nozzle cleaning and flowing, aircraft recovery and refurbishment.

North Star Aviation is a Thrush Aircraft full service dealer. Thrush offers a range of aerial application aircraft to fit any size and type of operation. Thrush is known for structural durability and excellent performance. Let us handle all of your Thrush needs. Stop by our booth #752 to discuss what a Thrush can do for you! In addition to our quality maintenance services, we are a SATLOC sales and services dealer. Our repair facility is capable of handling all of your SATLOC needs. We have a large inventory of loaner systems to keep you in the air. Give us a call or stop by our booth #752 for a new system quote or to discuss your repair needs.

Maintaining a large inventory of Thrush, Air Tractor, SATLOC and Transland parts, we are able to get our customers back in the air quickly. Stop by our booth #752 to meet Kelly, the parts manager at North Star. We strive to be a one stop shop for all your ag aircraft needs.

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Stratego YLD contains the latest triazole technology on the market paired with a leading strobilurin chemistry. These two modes of action offer both preventive and curative activity. The combination provides growers with lasting, all-around plant coverage and broad-spectrum control through its effective retention and redistribution characteristics.

The combination provides growers with lasting, allaround plant coverage and Applied aerially at tassel, Stratego® YLD offers growers proven disease control, improved plant health and an average yield increase of 12 bu/A.

broad-spectrum control An at-tassel application of Stratego YLD delivers improved stalk strength with reduced risk of lodging and green snap, as well as preventive and curative activity against gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and/or southern rust. Replicated research trials indicate that Stratego YLD applied at VT increases yield by 11.8 bu/A on average.

More Grower Benefits • • • • • ©2016 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer, the Bayer Cross and Stratego are trademarks of Bayer. Stratego YLD is not registered in all states. For additional product information, call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at CR0916STRYLDA332V00R0 28624-1



Low use rates – as little as 4 fl oz/A Up to 21 days of residual activity Compatible with most crop protection products and adjuvants Easy handling, storage and mixing Labeled for corn and soybeans

AgriSmart Information Systems 628 Booth

Product preview from AgriSmart Information Systems LLC

Flight Plan Online brings together some of the best technologies to give you a better way to communicate with your customers and manage your business so you can focus on spraying more acres. You and your pilots will be able to spend more productive time in the air and less time doing paperwork. Your customers will appreciate the professional and accurate mapping that Flight Plan Online provides as well as its ease of use. They will welcome the ability to track the progress of their job orders with no phone calls. The most powerful component of Flight Plan Online is the ability to process job orders using a centralized online system. This allows you or your customers to submit accurate jobs orders with georeferenced field maps. As job orders come in you can review them for accuracy and formally accept the work. Job orders can

also include sensitive area alerts, field worker alerts, and adjacent crop identification to let you assess the level of risk. You can see all outstanding jobs on a map screen to filter those jobs into the most efficient batches for spraying. You can easily schedule job batches with common products and geographic proximity. Flight Plan Online generates all the information needed by the pilot, including loading sheets, individual job maps, and master maps that give an overview of all field locations. You can easily upload shape files to your guidance system to make the most of the guidance technology that is already in your plane. After spraying you can record actual application information and if desired, download the data from your guidance system to include as-sprayed imagery. You can then generate invoices from the job details already captured in the process, even on the same day you spray! Flight Plan

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Key Features:

Easy to use Proven Reliability Professional Accurate Mapping iOS and Android Device Compatibility Powerful Scheduling Tools Sensitive Area Identification Adjacent Crops Identification As-Applied Maps Fast, Easy Invoicing Inventory Management

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Flight Plan Online is a registered trademark of AgriSmart Information Systems LLC.


Online also acts as your electronic system of record keeping, allowing you to generate a formal application report any time to document regulatory compliance. Flight Plan Online communicates wirelessly with the newer guidance systems and is compatible with Android and iOS devices, enabling you to operate paperless. Our customers tell us that Flight Plan Online makes their lives better, takes stress out of the cockpit, makes them more efficient internally and brings better communication to their customers. Bottom line, Flight Plan Online will help you earn more revenue and maximize your profits by making the most efficient use of your resources. For more information on Flight Plan Online visit their website at or give them a call at 800-890-6945. See them at Booth #628 at the show!

A better way to communicate with your customers and manage your business so you can focus on spraying more acres.

Key Benefits:

Increase Efficiency Reduce Risk Take Stress Out of the Cockpit Strengthen Customer Loyalty Maximize Your Business Opportunities Make the Most of Your Guidance Systems

See for yourself why our customers are excited to be using Flight Plan Online.

Contact us for a free, no obligation demonstration.

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New solutions


DynaNav delivers new solutions for aerial application guidance and application control. “Simple by design – flexible in application”

Truly a step above in Aerial Ag technology Designed to last - Future-proof All-In-One - No external modules Huge memory - 1TeraByte option Flow controller built-in Automatic ON/OFF - AutoSpray™ Accelerometers and gyroscopes USB 3.1, HDMI, CAN Bus GPS + GLONASS + WAAS WiFi + Long range telemetry Windows 10



Intel Quad-Core CPU

Vektor-MAX™ GPS system *NEW*– To give the pilot the best performance and features for a safe and efficient application, here is a list of some of the important specifications of the new Vektor Max. From this you can see why this technology surpasses all the aerial ag operators needs for today as well as the long term future. • Integrated all systems and modules into a compact yet rugged 6.5” touch screen color computer (No remote boxes). Upgradable hardware to keep it current in the future. • Intel Quad-Core computer running Windows 10. • Dual Solid State 32GB+64GB drives with power-loss detection(expandable up to 1 terabyte). • Includes the GPS (GNSS), the flow controller, WIFI, bluetooth, telemetry radios, etc. • The Vektor-Max™ integrated touch screen is only 2.2 lbs (1 kg), the complete install kit with antenna and flow control wiring is 3.5 lbs (1.5 kg) and lightbar is 8.4 Lbs (3.8 kg). • The MAX lightbar features new daylight readable LEDs as well as a unique sunlight filter to block the low-level morning and evening sun from washing out the display. Also configurable 16 alphanumeric character displays. • Unique Vektor software offers the most friendly and intuitive interface in the market, from extensive research and discussions with pilots from all over the world. • Full Google Earth® and shape file upload and download. Variable rate prescription input. • Integrates with Transland Hydraulic Ag Gate or Ag Laser plus other future devices. • Job is automatically saved. Backup can be performed to SD card to fast switch data to other unit/aircraft. • All patterns supported: Back-to-back, Squeeze, Expand, Race-track, Quick racetrack, Reverse race-track. • Polygon Edge Detection and Overlap Detection for AutoSpray™ or lightbar indication to pilot. • Multiple fields each with its own pattern (up to 26 fields simultaneously). • Free software updates, simple download and automatic upgrade through USB data stick. This Vektor Max system is capable of everything that any other lightbar system has and even more – you will see! The bottom line – talk to pilots and operators that use our DynaNav products and services, just like them, you won’t be disappointed. Talk to us about our DynaFlight and DynaFlow systems as well.

WWW.DYNANAV.COM +1 (877) 333-9626


Serving agricultural aviation for 64 years

Authorized distributor for Air Tractor, Southeastern Aircraft Sales offers new and used aircraft, parts and service. Now in our 64th year, our reputation has been built on honesty and integrity. We would welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your company.

Visit us at booth #837-839

Aircraft Sales & Service, Inc. Fort Pierce, Florida

Our 64th year serving agricultural aviation Sales • Service • Parts


Office 772-461-8924 • Fax 772-461-9050

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Live and silent auctions The Live Auction at the NAAA Convention & Exposition continues to be one of the most popular and successful fundraisers for the Association. When it comes to high-stakes entertainment, the intrigue, drama and excitement of NAAA’s Live Auction is hard to beat, which is why it has become one of the signature events at each convention. The Live Auction on “Convention Tuesday” is very important to NAAA from a fundraising standpoint, so enjoy the reception food and beverages and bring your checkbooks. Shhhh! NAAA also holds a Silent Auction each year. Bidding opens on Tuesday and closes on Wednesday afternoon. The Live Auction continues to be one of the most popular and successful fundraisers for the Association. But NAAA could not accomplish this without the support of our many friends and allies. We are grateful to our Allied Industry, State Associations and aerial applicator supporters. All auction donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated, and NAAA recognizes all donations in Association publications and on the NAAA website. The earlier you come forward, the more exposure you’ll get. Live Auction reception sponsored by Syngenta.

Thank you 2016 auction contributors Pratt & Whitney Canada • PT6A-34AG Brand New Engine Aerial Application Technology Research Unit • USDA ARS Swath Analysis System: This is a fully assembled, fully function swath

CONTAINMENT/LOADING PAD -Portable/Permanent Containment Solutions -Aluminum and Fiberglass Construction -Standard or Custom Sizes -Visually Inspectable -Easy on / Easy off

Ask about our newest solution

“Trailer Pad” 605-865-3400-office 605-865-3481-plant

Over 34-years in aerial application and over 20-years in the containment business.


analysis system ready for use in pattern testing your spray swath. You will need to provide your own computer, but assistance will be provided with installation of the operating software. Air Tractor • Hartzell Three-Blade Propeller with Spinner Dome • Engine Mount end tables with Air Tractor logo etched on the top glass • Air Tractor Helmet with AT Logo and Leland Snow Signature Anonymous • Enjoy a getaway for up to five nights in a beautiful 5 bedroom/3 bathroom (sleeps 11 people), overlooking Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, AZ (Phoenix/ Scottsdale area). The home includes a heated pool, gas fire pit, laundry room, golf clubs, bicycles, games, DVDs, etc. The house is within 15 minutes of Phoenix Mesa airport and 40 minutes of Phoenix Sky Harbor. Winner responsible for paying $150 cleaning fee. House is available during the 2017 calendar year (house not available in Feb. or March 2017). Winner will receive home owner’s information to coordinate rental following NAAA Convention. Arysta LifeScience • B-29 Ride. Winner must travel to location where the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 “FIFI” will be on its nationwide tour in 2016. The Gift certificate will be redeemable for one ride in the Flight Observer seat or may be divided for two seats in the rear of the aircraft. Once the schedule is set for the tour the winner will be advised to pick a tour stop and reserve their seat. Aircraft is generally on tour from late February to the end of October 2017. Carolyn & Grant Baecker • Four beautifully framed and matted posters commemorating the 75th anniversary of aerial application. Pen and Ink drawings by Artist Ed Vebell GarrCo Products & WRK of Arkansas • One-Day Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In Clinic at your location with two Operation S.A.F.E. Analysts (Dennis Gardisser and John Garr). • Plus the winner will have the opportunity for analysts to do an educational seminar on aerial application for their customers and the option for a second day Operation S.A.F.E. Clinic at the same location for three-quarters of the price of the winning bid. Hyndsight Vision Systems • Journey Camera and Monitor System Lane Aviation • Lane Brake & Lane Fan – Standard size pump brake and 4-blade fan. Can fit on an Agrinautics, Transland or Root pump. Old Republic Aerospace • Four large coffee mugs and two -shirts (one L and one XL) with Henry Ford Quote Polywest • Handler IV - The Handler is a proprietary line of chemical handling systems that enables quick, easy and safe mixing and loading of agricultural chemicals into sprayers, airplanes and hauling tank systems. Originally developed by a Canadian farmer tired of climbing up onto his sprayer to dump 2 1/2 gallon jugs of chemical, only to have to fight with rinsing them, the Handler has evolved into a total crop protection management system. S&T Aircraft Accessories • One Normal Overhaul of a Starter Generator Southeastern Aircraft Sales & Services • GOPRO HERO4 BLACK - Waterproof Video Camera records in ultra high resolution, photo capture of 30 frames per second, built in WiFi and Bluetooth. StartPac • Gift Certificate for $1,000 towards the purchase of any StartPac over $2,500

Stor-Loc • MM7 Heavyduty Workbench - 55 Year Satisfaction Guarantee, 400 lbs. capacity per drawer, full mig welded; heavy 11-gauge fork lift base Storm Aeronautics (Hershey Flying Service) • Storm Cutters for Air Tractor 301 through 802 (winner’s choice). From 1995-2013 there were 1,791 FAA Part 137 Accidents (Agricultural Aviation) in the US. Of those total accidents 218 were collisions with wires which made up 12.2% of the accidents. Within those 1,791 accidents 173 were fatal, of which 30 were the result of wire strikes. 17.3% of all fatalities in Agricultural Aviation were linked to a wire strike. Storm Cutters™ help mitigate risk in the event of a wire strike. Transland LLC • Set of 50 CP11TT Nozzles • Set of 50 CP-06 Swivels

Belt Buckles - $39.99

510 Thrush • 660 Thrush • Radial Air Tractor • Turbine Ag-Cat Measures 3.75” x 2’

M A R K E T P L A C E 478-987-2250

Brenda & Rick Watts • Browning 12-gauge shotgun that is engraved on one side with the 50th and the other side with an Air Tractor Universal Turbine Parts • PT6 Desk Model

2016 auction payment information Auction Payment Arrangements: NAAA items selling for $3,000 or more require either payment in full or a 10% deposit at the time of purchase. The balance must be paid within 30 days of the auction. Item will be transferred upon receipt of payment in full. Payment must be made via cash, certified check, credit card or wire transfer. All items selling for less than $3,000 must be paid in full at the time of the auction. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express). Auction Payment Arrangements for PT6A-34AG Engine: Potential buyers must provide a letter of credit from a financial institution to NAAA and place 10% down as an initial deposit. The estimated value of the engine is TBD Send letter of credit to Lindsay Barber. Auction Shipping Arrangements: NAAA is not responsible for shipping auction items. You can make arrangements with T3 Expo, the exhibitor service’s company, to ship your auction purchases for you. The company can pack and ship anything you purchase.

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Come see what is new at Transland!


Transland will have a new, larger display at this year’s NAAA convention in Long Beach. As interest and sales of our many popular product lines grow, Transland’s space at the convention is growing as well. We are excited to have a new item as well at the booth in Long Beach. Drop by and register for one of several custom Transland duffle bags we will be giving away. Selected exclusively for our ag pilot customers, this bag can be a back pack or duffle with room for important papers, clothing or other gear, and your pilot’s helmet as well! Just register at our booth and you could be a winner! For new products, most significantly this year Transland acquired the Davidon dispersal product line which includes the Hi-Tek rotary nozzles, Tri-Set nozzles, boom clamps, aluminum booms, J-tubes and more. This is a great addition to the CP Products line of nozzles that Transland added several years ago. The Transland 7 ½” Gate Box continues to be a very popular new product. Operators are finding the Transland 7 ½” Gate to be a perfect size gate for every job. We have many more success stories from pilots using the hydraulic model with the ability to easily and precisely set the gate to your desired pounds per acre.

Transland will also have a display of our Wingman system at the NAAA show. We’ll show you how easy it is to save time and money by actuating the hopper door and equalizing your load, all from the cockpit.

We also invite you to come to the Transland breakfast seminar on Tuesday, December 6th. Dr. Dennis Gardisser will be with us once again this year to pass along the latest industry news and trends that will lower your risks and help you maximize every trip.

DeSpain Collection Stone Coasters $29.99 Booth #953 & #955 • 800-325-0885 34E

DeSpain set of four stone coasters. Set includes Ag-Cat, AT-502, Cessna, and Thrush 510

M A R K E T P L A C E 478-987-2250

Dispersing Quality! Meterate

Pumps & Valves

7 ½” Gate

Rugged and Dependable

Manual or Hydraulic

Spray Booms

Aluminum or Stainless Steel

One source for all your application needs!


Home of the Swathmaster and 10 Vane Spreaders

Solutions for Mosquito Abatement

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Lane Aviation



Celebrating over 70 years Lane Aviation, Inc. is thrilled to be celebrating its 71st year in business. Our company prides itself on maintaining strict business ethics practices that translates into integrity for every facet of Lane Aviation. We believe this honesty is what has gained trust amongst so many customers and allowed us to become one of the leading Air Tractor distributors for sales, service, and support. Lane Aviation’s association with agricultural application began with George Lane and Leland Snow in College Station, Texas in 1957: Leland was demonstrating the S2A. George gave Leland a deposit on one of the first five built! Shortly thereafter, Lane Aviation became a dealer for Snow Aircraft. Therefore, when Leland Snow started Air Tractor, Lane Aviation’s business relationship with Snow was already well established. Lane Aviation was appointed the first Air Tractor dealer in 1974. Since then, Lane Aviation has sold more Air Tractors than anyone else in the world, making it the #1 Air Tractor dealer. Lane Aviation has always been a family-run company. One of George’s sons, Grant Lane, is the President of Lane Aviation. Mark Lane, George’s other son, is the Chief Pilot for the ag operation at Lane Aviation. Grant is now bringing a third generation to the business

and, with it, a fresh perspective. Grant’s son, Logan Lane, is a pilot and graduate of Texas A&M University. Grant’s life-long experience in the ag aviation business makes him the perfect mentor. Logan is learning how customers have come to count on Grant’s highly personalized customer service skills. Whether a customer is upgrading his Air Tractor fleet, making the transition to Air Tractor or to turbine power, Grant is there to help and advise every step of the way. Lane Aviation, Inc., operates from its own airport with the identifier of T54. The maintenance facility can handle every type of Air Tractor aircraft maintenance, as well as most other ag planes. This includes annual and routine inspections, major airframe repairs, and engine exchanges. If necessary, we can also facilitate the out-sourcing of major engine repairs. With Air Tractor factory-training and FAA certified A&P and IA mechanics, customers are assured of the highest quality work on their aircraft. Also located at Lane Air Park is the fully stocked parts department of Lane Aviation. Not only is it essential to have parts on hand to facilitate repairs made in the maintenance shop, but it is paramount to have an extensive inventory readily available to ship to our customers. Lane Aviation has maintained its own

Grant Lane, President of Lane Aviation. spraying operation since 1948. Our fleet of multiple Air Tractors not only allows us to know how to best respond to ag operators’ needs, but it also helps us to understand what it means to be AOG. Lane Aviation works diligently to make sure our customers get their required parts as quickly as possible. Whether a customer is two towns over or on another continent, Lane Aviation has the experience and expertise to get them back up in the air. Lane Aviation will proudly be exhibiting at the NAAA’s 2016 Convention & Exposition in Long Beach, California December 5-8. We invite everybody to stop by our booth #821 for free draft beer and good Texas conversation. Be sure to ask about our special convention sale prices for our industry-leading Lane brakes and fans. The Lane brake and fan combination for spray pumps is time-proven to be rugged and reliable. See y’all in Long Beach!

Lane brake and fan


George Young & Jonathan Young Collinston Air Service Oak Ridge, LA

Christopher McQuary & Phil McQuary Lake Washington Flying Service Glen Allan, MS

Jim Risher Ag Concepts, Inc. Morgan City, MS

Reed Keahey, Drew Keahey & Zach Keahey Keahey Flying Service Columbia, LA

Jacob Henson & Kyle Wood Pro Agri Spraying Service Ropesville, TX

Will Hood, Ike Brunetti & Cody Flint Shelby Air Service Shelby, MS

Terry and Jill Jordan Jordan Air Hugoton, KS

“Wow!” “Fast!” “Flies Great!”

Scott Olphant, Jayden Cahoj, Larry Smith, Colby Caple, Tanner Wiens Tri-Rotor Spray and Chemical Ulysses, KS

Kelly Peeler Peeler Aviation Services Yahoo City, MS

Grant Schwartz & Bert Bruton Bruton Aerial Spraying Garden City, TX


Lane Aviation, Inc.

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

“Specializing in Turbine and Piston Air Tractors”

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Pratt & Whitney Canada

739 Booth

Driving innovation in agricultural aviation through reliability, engineering and proactive problem solving The continuous enhancement and untouchable performance record of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s renowned PT6A engine have made it the world’s most popular engine in its category. And when it comes to serving the ag industry the fact is nothing else compares. P&WC invented the reverse flow engine used on all PT6-powered aircraft, including its latest addition, the PT6A-140AG – an engine which sets the bar in the agricultural industry as the most powerful and reliable in its class. With over 23,000 PT6A engines in active service today, it has accumulated 90% more flight hours than any other in its segment: a total of close to 375 million hours, including well over 12 million and counting for PT6Apowered agricultural aircraft. The PT6A’s unrivalled record is one reason why it is the only engine to be granted singleengine Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) status for revenue passenger service in North America, Australia and New Zealand with Europe set to follow in early 2017. While passenger service isn’t a factor for agricultural operators, demonstrated reliability and performance most certainly are key aspects that substantially affect the bottom line – an engine not operating is an asset not generating revenue. When an aircraft has only one engine, there is no margin for error, so only a truly dependable powerplant can earn singleengine IFR status. “When it comes to demonstrating value and relevance to our customers, our efforts never cease,” says Edward Hoskin, the vice president of engine development programs at P&WC as well as a Cessna 172 pilot. “We are focused on providing a revolutionary turboprop alternative to engines powered by avgas at the smaller end of the power range, and advanced architectures driving step changes in fuel consumption and control systems at the high end. It is this perseverance and innovation that brought us to where we are today and will take us long into the future.” That same commitment to raising the bar is what drives P&WC’s efforts specific to the agricultural industry. A game-changer for extreme “hot and high” environments, the PT6A-140AG engine delivers 15% more power at 5% better specific fuel consumption (SFC). The engine was introduced on Air Tractor’s AT502XP. At 867 mechanical SHP and 1,075 thermodynamic SHP, the PT6A-140AG provides the highest takeoff and climb capability in the 500-gallon segment. And, with no mandatory warm-up or cool-down time requirements, the PT6A-140AG is ready to go to work whenever the operator is. The company’s relationship with agricultural operators goes well beyond the PT6A engine. P&WC is committed to working closely with customers to make their operations a success. When it comes to preventive maintenance, for example, P&WC is making step-change progress through its advanced diagnostics and prognostics solutions that provide nearreal-time situational awareness about engine health, usage and trends. P&WC’s turnkey FAST (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) solution is installed on more than 600 P&WC-powered aircraft, downloading more than 120,000 files per month – providing critical data for deep analytics that are sent electronically to the customer within 15 minutes of landing. Today, two diagnostics trials are taking place on P&WC-powered Air Tractor aircraft in Australia and Canada, which will lead to a FAST solution trial in early next year followed by a FAST supplemental type certification (STC) expected in the second quarter of 2017.


FAST wirelessly transmits a wide range of full-flight engine and aircraft parameters in a user-friendly format where and when customer needs it after each flight. Through the solution’s ability to provide rapid post-flight access to information via the Web, it can help eliminate costly unscheduled maintenance interventions. It is also allowing customers to move toward fully planned and predictive maintenance environments including oncondition maintenance programs; increasing availability, lowering costs and optimizing operations. “With thousands of PT6As flying in virtually every country in the world, we are laserfocused on continued enhancement of our services and support capabilities while delivering outstanding value and operating economics to our customers,” says Nicholas Kanellias, the senior director of general aviation programs at P&WC. “We are taking new approaches to modern avionics with our operators’ needs top of mind. We are reducing pilot workload and simplifying engine installation through the development of an integrated electronic engine and propeller control and a 2000+ SHP thermal engine for the next generation.” As proud as it is of the PT6A’s record, P&WC is firmly focused on the future.With thousands of PT6A engines flying all over the world, the company is dedicated to enhancing its services and support capabilities even further. P&WC’s innovative Oil Analysis Technology Program continues to build momentum as a next-generation on-wing monitoring solution for preventive maintenance. With already more than 2,600 engines enrolled in a customer trial since its launch earlier this year, the new technology has demonstrated in tests its potential to be hundreds of times more precise than the existing oil analysis methods in use. The highly sensitive technology detects minute particles within engine oil, providing early and precise exposure of the deterioration in oil-wetted components well before a potential event occurs. There’s still plenty more to come from P&WC. It’s this industry-advancing vision that has made the PT6A one of the most enduring engines in aviation history – and which ensures agricultural operators will keep receiving the outstanding value and operating economics they have come to expect. P&WC looks forward to meeting operators in person at the 2016 NAAA Convention. Attendees who are interested in meeting with P&WC representatives are invited to contact Yves Houde at







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Specializing in Repair and Overhaul of Pratt & Whitney R-985-1340 Engines since 1973 9311 East 44th St. North Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115



Tulsa Aircraft Engines

453 Booth

Maintaining quality and integrity

Tulsa Aircraft Engines has been in business since 1973, and our goal is to produce the best quality engines available, our reputation speaks for itself. Tulsa Aircraft Engines overhauls Pratt & Whitney radial engines only, the R-985, R-1340 AN-1, R-1340 AN-2 and the Super 600s. We take pride in our work and customer satisfaction is our main priority. For any potential customers, call and check our competitive prices and availability of engines. We have the best warranty available and we will stand behind our product!

Booth #953 & #955 • 800-325-0885

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Rocky Mountain Propellers


Safety and quality are trademarks


Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc. is an FAA/EASA approved repair facility and is an acknowledged leader for quality servicing of propellers, piston governors and PT-6 governors. Rocky Mountain Propellers services Dowty, Hartzell, McCauley, MT, Ontic, Sensenich and Woodward products and is a distributor for Goodrich De-Ice and Rapco products. Our technicians are factory trained by the propeller manufacturers so you receive the very best servicing for your aircraft. Propeller hubs and associated pitch change components are inspected using state-ofthe-art non-destructive test methods. Inspection procedures utilized include magnetic particle, fluorescent dye-penetrate and Eddy Current. All machining and re-plating processes required by Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives are completed inhouse to minimize downtime. Safety and quality workmanship are the trademarks of Rocky Mountain Propellers. Our staff of highly trained technicians is equipped to serve the aviators of the Rocky Mountain Region and throughout the world. Our services come with a world-class warranty. Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc. is centrally located north of Denver, Colorado. Customers throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the world can rely on prompt and courteous service whether they ship articles in, or fly directly to the facility. With our 21,600 sq. ft. facility with heated hangar, we offer safe, secure indoor storage of aircraft. We strive to serve the aviation industry in a timely manner with a high level of performance, precision and safety. Specialists in propeller and governor overhaul since 1982.


Valley Air Crafts


Valley Air Crafts rolls out new parts ordering system After three decades serving Central Valley ag operators— ten as a factory-authorized Air Tractor dealer and service center—Valley Air Crafts of Tulare, California has earned its reputation as the go-to resource for aerial applicators throughout California’s verdant Central Valley. “Ag operators here in the Valley know us and rely on us,” says owner Mike Schoenau. To be even more responsive to customers, a new feature on the Valley Air Crafts website, www.thevalleyaircrafts. com, now offers ag operators a convenient way to order parts with an email request. “We hope our customers will try this new way to order parts,” Schoenau says. “It

assures that their message gets to us. Of course they can still call us, too.” Valley Air Crafts sells and services the full line of Air Tractor aircraft from facilities at Mefford Field Airport, just outside Tulare. Tulare is about an hour’s drive between Fresno and Bakersfield in the southern Central Valley. In addition to selling and supporting Air Tractor agricultural and firefighting aircraft, Valley Air Crafts offers maintenance, repairs, and replacement parts for other brands of agricultural spray aircraft, as well as commercial and private aircraft and Robinson helicopters.

At the company’s 8,000-square-foot hangar/ maintenance and parts facility, five maintenance technicians and two parts specialists provide the responsive service and support that Valley Air Crafts’ customers count on to keep flying and working. “At Valley Air Crafts,” said company president Mike Schoenau, “our customers have come to expect a high level of working knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. And whether they need service, parts, or another Air Tractor, we are going to make sure they get it.”

We’re your full-service authorized Air Tractor dealer selling and supporting the complete line of Air Tractor agricultural and firefighting aircraft. Let us help you get the right Air Tractor for your operation, equipped and set up just like you want it.

ONE CALL GETS IT ALL 559-686-7401 Central California’s One-Stop Solution MEFFORD FIELD - TULARE , CA

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Airscout MAKE MONEY IN THE AIR. AND A DIFFERENCE ON THE GROUND. If you own a plane, Airscout is a great way to monetize your investment while doing what you love. We’ll equip your plane with a unique thermal image camera and maintain it on-going while providing all the support you need. You’ll be providing farmers with a valuable technology to make critical profitsaving crop interventions—making your Airscout service worth every penny.

Call Airscout today to learn more. 219-808-7594

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Performance at the highest level

Airscout, the leader in aerial thermal imaging, uses patented and proprietary camera systems and sensors to deliver the most valuable information to the farmer. We look at this from the farmer’s perspective, because Airscout was developed by a farmer. In addition to great imagery, we provide free prescription building tools and yield estimation software inside our easy to use website and custom APP. Our mission is to provide the farmer with actionable items to drive prescription maps for planting, fertilization, disease management, and many other important agronomic needs. We are much more than just an imaging company!! If you already own a small plane, we would like to partner with you to provide this service to your area. If you are an aerial applicator, that is even better, as we are developing a camera system to be operated during the application process. Together we can do great things! To learn more, please visit our website www., call us at 219-808-7594, or visit us at the trade show in booth 261

Battlefords Airspray

529 Booth

Professional agricultural pilot training

Professional Agricultural Pilot Training Gippsland GA 200

Battlefords Airspray is owned and operated by Fran de Kock. Fran is a well-known, respected ag pilot and CFI with 36 years of experience. He demonstrates his dedication to the betterment of the ag industry by providing the best possible training for students. Battlefords Airspray offers private, commercial, initial agricultural and turbine transition pilot training. Also offered is recurrent piston and turbine ag checkouts. The ag training fleet consists of two Air Tractor AT-504s and three Gippsland GA200s. All five are “side by side”, dual controlled ag aircraft. Fran feels it is very important to have the instructor right there beside the student – able to demonstrate techniques, answer questions and monitor progress. All ag instructors are “EXPERIENCED” ag pilots!

All our training planes: -feature dual controls, side by side cockpit configuration -are equipped with SATLOC GPS and Flow Control Systems Also available: Private and Commercial Training, Pilot Assessments for Operators


North Battleford Saskatchewan, Canada


Phone 306-445-3099

All ag training aircraft are fully outfitted with SATLOC GPS, flow control, booms and nozzles, and state of the art communications equipment. The AT-504 has proven after five seasons to be an excellent turbine spray aircraft trainer. It allows Battlefords Airspray to introduce the world of turbine ag flying to pilots with varying levels of experience. The GA200 has proven to be the ultimate initial ag pilot training aircraft. Reality training at its VERY BEST!

Dallas Airmotive

447 Booth

AgRight: Decades of PT6A-AG experience and the industry’s most thorough light overhaul

AgRight, powered by Dallas Airmotive, leverages the expertise of one of the world’s foremost independent providers of turbine engine repair and overhaul services. When we tackle a light overhaul for your Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-AG, we draw on 80 years of engine service experience and 50 years of PT6A expertise. Since 1964, when we became the first authorized independent PT6A service center, we have repaired and overhauled thousands of P&WC engines.

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Industry-leading warranty • •

3 Years/1,500 Hours* Expandable Coverage

Dallas Airmotive offers the ag operator the longest warranty in the industry. The AgRight Light Overhaul & Warranty Program provides comprehensive coverage for workmanship performed. It is the only program with an automatic warranty renewal policy for the entire engine if we perform your next scheduled hot section inspection. Ask for a copy of our warranty policy for further details. *1,750 hours for the -34AG; 1,800 hours for -21AG, -27AG, -28AG

If it has to do with a PT6A-AG engine, we know about it. In fact, we’re experts. We were there right from the start, providing

PT6A regional turbine centers Five Regional Turbine Centers (RTC) offer quick-turn repair and inspection and can dispatch field technicians to troubleshoot or for engine removal and reinstallation. Our Charlotte RTC also offers quick-turn light overhaul services. • Charlotte, North Carolina – Stanly County Airport, 704.983.7991 • Phoenix, Arizona – Deer Valley Airport, 623.824.7961 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Washington County Airport, 724.206.2320 • St. Louis, Missouri – Spirit of St. Louis Airport, 636.537.9955 • West Palm Beach, Florida – 561.734.0121

PT6A capabilities • • • • • • • • • • •

Fuel nozzle cleaning and inspection - Same-day flow check for your nozzles Field service support P&WC authorized (DDOF) Light Overhaul and Module Overhaul programs FOD, MIO, full-service engine repair Hot section inspection – all models Hot section component repair Fly-in facilities Videoscope inspection Engine change (R&R) Power section repair - Over-torque - Lightning strike - Sudden stoppage

Contact Dallas Airmotive and ask for AgRight service at 636.537.9955 or email us at

factory-authorized service on the PT6 family of engines almost from the day they were first produced more than 50 years ago. And we’ve been a PT6 repair and overhaul leader ever since. Today our commitment is stronger than ever, with a dedicated PT6 repair and overhaul facility at Dallas Love Field and five PT6A-AG Regional Turbine Centers to ensure fast, convenient service. Contact us today for all your PT6A-AG needs.

Complete PT6A-AG Repair & Overhaul Capabilities •

OEM-Authorized for All PT6A-AG Models

Accessory Gearbox Inspection and Repair

Engine Modules and Accessories

Power Section Inspection and Repair

Hot Section Inspection

Five Regional Repair Centers

Industry-Leading Warranty

For field support and OEM-authorized service to keep your engine and your operation running smoothly, contact Dallas Airmotive. Tel 636.537.9955 • •

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Agrinautics You have Agrinautics SPRAY PUMPS, VALVES AND STRAINERS But are they HARD ANODIZED TUFFCOAT? 

Tuffcoat components are tool steel strong

Non-stick surface for quick clean-out ALL AIRCRAFT MAKES SPECIALTY APPLICATION AVAILABLE FAA/PMA approved 435-586-1200 • 1215 N. Airport Road • Cedar City, UT 84721

Unsurpassed in quality and engineering Since the founding of Agrinautics in 1958, our main goal has been to produce spray system components that are unsurpassed in quality and engineering. All casting components of our spray pumps, valves and strainers are still manufactured on site at Agrinautics. This gives us absolute quality control of every component until it is assembled and sent out the door. The company also carries an FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (“PMA”).We know how your valuable time is spent cleaning and maintaining equipment. This is why we offer all our products protected with a hard anodized “Tuffcoating”. This combination process elevates the surface of the product to tool steel hardness while the “PTFE” smooth outer coating adds the benefit of a quick and easy clean-up. We have a commitment to providing ultimate customer satisfaction. We back-up all of our assemblies with the industry’s best warranty of 2-years / 800 hours. If you have any questions or any special application needs, please call us at 435-586-1200.

R.T. TuRbines, inc.

In business since 1994, with over 40 years of experience.

Pratt & Whitney PT6A Engine Repair and Overhaul FAA Approved Overhaul Station MW9R610J

Complete Engine Overhaul and Repair Service Power Section Inspection Hot Section Inspection In-house Welding of Hot Zone Components New P&WC Correlated Dynamometer Test Cell


870-295-3552 44E

FAA CRS # MW9R610J 3397 Hwy 121 West •Marianna, AR 72360 Rex Thompson, Jr. • Cell 501-412-3208




Kawak Aviation


Kawak Aviation Technologies – committed to customer success

Every business must respond to changing conditions within the industry be it regulatory, market, rising costs, competition, weather, or otherwise. The tendency in a lean year is to pull in your horns on capital investments and evaluate where you can cut costs. In truth, this is precisely the time you should be investing in technology and infrastructure to make your operation more efficient. Attempting to accomplish a higher level of efficiency exclusively through cost cutting seldom yields a positive result. The more predictable way to improve your efficiency is investing in better performing and more reliable equipment. The result is fewer headaches, higher productivity, increased profitability, a better job for your customer and…you get to show up at the job looking polished and professional rather than the Keystone Cops of the crop dusting business. While some growers tend to fixate on what is the cheapest, the successful ones focus on where their best value is. Cheaper seldom equates to being the best value as one generally gets what one pays for. The same can be said for the decisions you as the aerial applicator make in choosing and equipping an aircraft. A modern well outfitted and

maintained aircraft will be more efficient and ultimately profitable than those aircraft that are lagging behind in technology and performance. Better equipment will also produce a better application. By bringing good value to your customers you contribute to their success. How do you bring the best value to your customers? Similarly, when you make decisions regarding the companies that supply you with aircraft and equipment, you should be looking for those products and companies that bring the most value to your operation which in turn contributes to your success. Kawak’s mission over the last 23 years is simple. Contribute positively to our customer’s success and in turn they will contribute to Kawak’s success. Kawak provides solutions for ineffective and unreliable equipment, technological innovations for precision application, improvements in safety and pilot comfort, and exceptional customer support. Kawak products provide the technology to help build your businesses infrastructure for the future. What changing conditions do you have to adapt to this season or in preparation for next season?

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Hershey Flying Service Storm Aeronautics

630 Booth

The sign on the new facility now reads: Storm Aeronautics For the past 67 years Hershey Flying Service has been located in Hershey, Nebraska. In October of 2016 Hershey Flying Service was relocated into a new 22,000 square foot facility in David City, Nebraska. Storm Aeronautics will continue to focus on keeping Ag Cats in the air with parts and service, but will also continue to expand our horizons with new STCs such as Storm Cutters (Wire Strike Protection) for all models of Air Tractors. Storm Cutters have been extremely popular as they are proving to be the best line of defense on the market against a wire strike. We are currently working on a new STC that will focus once again on safety and the threat that drones pose to our industry. The direction of the Ag Cat program has been in flux for many years now. Storm Aeronautics is committed to keeping the Ag Cat as a viable option for operators. With our new facility and new CNC machining equipment, we are poised to start a

production line of rebuilds. We will focus on 400 and 500-gallon rebuilds as a viable option for operators who are looking for a safe, efficient, and productive ag aircraft..

Come visit us at the

Storm Aeronautics is an FAA approved repair station No. MU2RO18L.

NAAA Convention,

NEW NAME. NEW LOCATION. We’re excited to announce that Storm Aeronautics (formerly Hershey Flying Service) has moved to a new location in eastern Nebraska. Our new site will feature: • A 22,000 square foot Modern Manufacturing Facility • New CNC Machining Equipment • Heavy Repair Maintenance for all Ag Aircraft • Home of the Storm Cutters • PMA & STC Capabilities

Storm Aeronautics is Everything AgCat…And More!

3370 MN Road, David City, NE 68632 • 402-367-3213 •


booth 630 in Long Beach We truly are “Everything Ag Cat and More”, so if you are looking for wire cutters for an Air Tractor, tailsprings for a Weatherly or Piper Brave, or anything for an Ag Cat, give us a call.

921 Booth


Aircraft Conversions

Cascade delivers 850 SHP THRUSH Power up your Thrush with Cascade’s newest STC, the 850 SHP PT6A-41/42 turbine power upgrade for the 500 gallon Thrush aircraft. Operating ag aircraft at higher elevations or higher temperatures is where this upgrade will really increase productivity. The PT6A-41/42 turbine from P&WC has been the foundation that has made the King Air B200 the most successful business aircraft in the world. The prolific success of the King Air has made the PT6A-41/42 engines, parts, pricing readily available. The increase in performance for Cascade’s earlier STC for the Air Tractor AT502/502B and now the 500-gallon Thrush models is significant. The PT6A-41/42 maintains continuous 850 SHP up to 106° OAT which increases safety margins and eliminates downloading on high temperature days. The 850 SHP turbine is the power “sweet” spot for the 500-gallon ag aircraft. This conversion kit is complete with the Cascade

Pressure Cowl which has been proven to deliver more clean air and protects the turbine in harsh environments, reducing ITT temps and fuel consumption. The Pressure Cowl also delivers on maintenance with easy access to service both the air filtration and the fuel nozzles with no FOD history. The Cascade Pressure Cowl continues to

be a must have for the owner/operator to protect their operational investment. Cascade Aircraft Conversions continues to offer products to benefit the ag market. Give Cascade a call for these or other performance products to make your business more profitable.

CLEAN IT’S ALL ABOUT \/ AIR! 800-716-2550

PH: 509-635-1212 • FAX: 509-635-1477 ATTENTION: NEW STC for AT-502/502B Owners

850SHP THRUSH Kit Available Now Proven Performance Increase

Pressure Cowls

PT6A-41/42 850 SHP POWER Upgrade for AT-502/502B aircraft Complete bolt on FWF kit.

all models of Air Tractor & Thrush • Reduce ITT • Reduce Fuel Consumption • Protect Your Investment - No FOD History

Call Cascade Aircraft Conversions for NEW PT6A -15AG & -34AG Engines. Financing available (OAC). New engines in combination with the Cascade Pressure Cowl for unmatched performance, excellent filtration, class leading ease of filter and fuel nozzle maintenance.

Johnston Aircraft Service David Johnston 559-686-1794

DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. Dennis Davis 800-325-0885

Orsmond Aerial Spray (PTY) Ltd. George Orsmond or Tom Bezuidenhout +27- (0)-58-303-5261

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The new GUIA Platinum how it will optimize your work flow This year, AG-NAV INC. is excited to introduce its newest guidance system, the AGNAV GUIA PLATINUM. This system is designed like no other navigation system, with no operational costs. With the LINUX based operating system and latest technologies in computer and data communications, this navigation system is truly the top of its class. Providing our clients with the technology to make their jobs easier, safer, and more precise is what we are excited to offer this season. Making your next job easier: Navigation is easier than ever before with our resistive touch screen and remote 5-way switch. The intuitive screen, combined with our online help, allows you to select the right command and configuration for your navigation needs. Making your next job safer: Fly with peace of mind, knowing that our obstacle and power line warnings are there with you. Use FAA’s obstacle files, or make your own file to ensure the safest flight. Making your next job more accurate: The Guia Platinum has auto booms technology, which turns spray on and off automatically. No more worries about when to turn spray on and off. No more worries about spraying over exclusion zones. Making your next job more effective: The Guia Platinum is compatible with our optional flow and gate control devices. This ensures that you apply the amount you want no matter what speed you’re flying. Making your next job more comfortable: The Guia Platinum has 8.4” super bright screen which can display a moving map with Line up or North up depending on your preference. Georeferenced topographic map background is available. If you work at night, just press a button to change the display from day time mode to night time mode. Or, use the optional NVG navigation screen for a true night vision usability.


Making your next job more connected: The Guia Platinum has a built in Wi-Fi and 3G module, which allows your customers or contractors to send files directly to your system. It also allows you to send emails and spray data from your system directly to your customers or contractors when your job is done.

Come by Booth #1019 and the AG-NAV team will be happy to show you all of our products and innovations! Ask us about the Electric Module Flow Control and the Dual Granular Module Flow Control The SPRAYVIEWW software has been very successful in helping our clients interface applied data to Google Earth KMZ and KML maps. Data conversion makes it compatible with other GIS software. Upgrades are FREE forever! The Auto ON/OFF BOOMS. No need to say more - you fly the aircraft, we do the spraying! Our fully automatic on/off valve reacts in a fraction of a second to the map’s information. This allows the pilot to fly the lines and maintain the guidance line accuracy. This makes the Nav system fully automatic along with our automatic AG-FLOW control and Agnav guidance systems. The SMART BAR (Large & Small), BRIGHT BAR (Large & Small), PILOT INDICATOR hardware suits the requirements for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Light weight and aerodynamically designed to fit any

type of aerial application aircraft. All models will be on display at Booth #1019 right now! The NAV SYSTEM - The Linux operating system has no license fee, and is virus free for the AG-NAV GUIA, allows pilots to navigate through menus with ease. Successful in agricultural, forestry, geophysics, mosquito control and many other airborne applications. No data cards, no PCMCIA, no memory cards to carry or lose, the Nav system hard drive stores years of data and to download, just a plain USB key will do the trick. With the AG-NAV GUIA, your data stays in the hard drive until you decide otherwise. The FLIGHTMASTER and Accuair are designed to meet mosquito control aerial application specific requirements in the battle against field infestation and forest pest control respectively. On-board weather station provides real-time information on wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, temperature and barometric pressure. Providing the pilot with swath, directional guidance and other navigational information required to carry out precise offset drift aerial applications. The AG-FLOW and AG-FLOW1 automatic flow control systems designed to ensure steady application rates by automatically adjusting its flow. The simple and easy installation process guarantees that the AG-FLOW is ready to use right after installation, right when you need it. The AG-FLOW is also capable of variable rate application. The AG-FLOW1 is the only one you need for automatic flow control, working as a standalone unit the system performs same as the Ag-Flow but no need for a guidance system. If you have a Guia Silver or a navigation system from other manufacturers or don’t have a navigation system, the Agflow1 is the perfect choice for you. Data is recorded at all times and can be easily viewed with the free Navvieww or licensed Sprayvieww software.

889 LightBar

Ag-Flow G1

Flow Controller

Guia Platinum Guia Lite

The Ag-Nav system has been the most trusted name in aerial and ground GPS for over 20 years. With a reputation like that, it’s no wonder Ag-Nav systems are the preferred choice in over 20 industries. When you need your system to do more than just track your flight route, you need the best - you need an Ag-Nav system. Now featuring our newest products: The Guia Lite, Guia Platinum and 889 LightBar. FOR OUR COMPLETE PRODUCT LIST, VISIT AGNAV.COM/PRODUCTS Take your job to the next level – Take total control.

For more details, please contact AG-NAV or visit our website.

Ag-Nav - The leading name in GPS for over When you buy an Ag-Nav product, you have 20 years. Be able to complete your job with confidence the best tech support in the industry waiting and expertice with an Ag-Nav system. for you -24/7, 365 and in 9 languages

W W W. A G N A V. C O M

1 (800) 99-AGNAV GENERAL@AGNAV.COM 1 (705) 734-0909

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Verifly NetGPS

1043 Booth

Verifly NetGPS - The first fully networked GPS guidance system FliteTek International introduces the VeriFly GPS product line, including the NetGPS guidance system, NetOFFICE, powered by AgSync Air, and live aircraft tracking and diagnostics with NetTRACKER. The Verifly NetGPS guidance system, Net OFFICE and NetTRACKER together eliminate the need for manual file transfer from office to aircraft and make the task of application a simple four-step process. All you need to do is order, schedule, fly and complete an order. Less paperwork, no thumb drives, no miscommunication. A seamless system automatically sending the work so you don’t have to. The NetGPS technology enables wireless connectivity for sharing work orders, asset location, as-applied, and order completion information unlike any other system.


Pilots will appreciate the simplicity of the NetGPS guidance system from every angle; the first aerial guidance system designed around a removable tablet; the ease of installation, learning, and how easy it is to use. The system scales from providing basic field guidance, to importing fields via USB, connects easily to Dropbox and NetOFFICE to allow automated data flow between the aircraft and the back office. NetOFFICE, powered by AgSync Air, gives you all the power and ease for creating orders, scheduling, reviewing completion records, invoicing, and reporting. Getting orders to the NetGPS guidance system is as simple as selecting a pilot’s name. Gone are the days of emailing or using thumb drives to send files to the aircraft. Now

the system does it for you. Just select the order on the NetGPS guidance system and you are ready to fly! This not only saves you time but reduces almost any chance of a missed application. Once the order is finished, the guidance system automatically sends the customer text notification, completion records, and as-applied data back into NetOFFICE for review and invoicing. NetTRACKER gives you the power to monitor an aircraft’s real time position and as-applied coverage in the office. Increase safety, awareness, and operational efficiency by monitoring and seeing your pilot’s progress to know when the next load should be ready! After the work is completed, you have access to playback the entire flight path for future review.




AgSync Air, specifically created for aerial applicators, to save you time, money and get you paid quickly AgSync Air gives you peace of mind knowing that the fields your customer ordered are accurate and applied in the most efficient manner possible. AgSync Air goes beyond ordering, dispatching, and invoicing. The platform enables order sharing, real time alerts, order integration with ag retail point of sale and agronomy systems. With AgSync Air, our customers experience greater than 37% more productivity in the office and greater than 20% more productivity in the air!

report. Also new is the ability to edit products and rates right in the app. Eliminating the stress and extra work for those in office!

Operator PRO – Give your pilots and ground crew the power they need to get work done faster! Applicators and loaders can have complete visibility of all their work orders online and offline.

Need to let your customers know what’s happening right now? The new instant messaging feature in AgriSite gives you immediate instant message ability as you work. Be alerted of incoming messages and tag messages to specific fields to keep track of valuable information. Grower, ag retailers, scouts, and agronomists will benefit from the ability to navigate to fields and check order status. Users can also upgrade AgriSite to take advantaged of its advanced field scouting functionality.

New this year is the integrated loading/blend calculator. Now you can create batch calculations right in the app and the load/blend details can also be printed as a pdf

Order Pro – Includes AgriSite mobile ordering - Users can create new fields, new zones, orders, and annotations in the field without the need of an internet connection. Orders are synced up to AgSync Order Pro next time the user connects to the Internet.

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Flying NVG secures your future with expanded capabilities, safeguard your most valued asset—you An experienced owner-operator with more than 20 years of aerial application experience wakes before dawn to apply insecticide on a new customer’s soybean crop for the first time. The veteran operator surveyed the crop several days earlier, checks his Dynanav display regularly, and feels confident as he makes his first pass. He makes a tight turn and on approach he sees a dark spot in the crop that he hadn’t seen earlier—was it just a shadow or a farm implement?—his mind snaps into aerial decisionmaking mode and relents to his risk assessment by pulling back on the stick and retreating until after daylight. After losing a close friend in an aerial application accident, and seen the devastating loss shut down an entire operation and took a financial blow to an already grieving family, he conceded that he had made the right decision despite losing hours of operation. After returning to complete the job during daylight hours

and seeing the dark spot was just an undergrown patch, he still felt his earlier decision was sound. But, now recognized how the Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) that he’d seen at NAAA would have changed his assessment ensured his safety and extended his hours of operation. Bruce Hubler, President of Valley Air Services, has been flying three aircraft with NVGs for the past three ag seasons. “Flying on a very dark night, you can be more proficient in your turns, and get the same job done faster, burning less fuel than you can without flying NVGs. They basically paid for themselves during my first season flying with them,” said Hubler. ASU has had many questions about NVG flying for agriculture over the last five years and would like to invite you to a Q & A session at NAAA. You can bring your questions and hear from the agricultural operators

flying NVGs on the expanded capabilities and return on investment of Night Vision. They’ll share their firsthand experience from the pioneers of night vision for agricultural applications. Bruce Hubler of Valley Air Service, Larry Smith from Tri-Rotor Spray and Chemical, Bob Klein of Klein Flying Service, and Justin Watlington, director of operations for ASU will address your questions and concerns regarding NVG safety, applications, how you can expand your operations with your current assets, and, of course, grow your return on investment. About ASU—Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), established in 1995 is a leading innovator in night vision imaging system design, manufacturing, installation, certification, sales, training and service. ASU safeguards the brave agricultural pilots that protect our nation’s crops with onsite training, aircraft modification, service, and support. See the NVG difference for yourself at NAAA booth 867 and join us Dec 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m. for a Q & A session on NVG flying. For additional information call +1 208-426-8117 or visit

YOUR SAFETY IS NOT A LUXURY FLY NVG’S TO: Improve aerial applications Expand hours and capabilities Most importantly–bring you home safely after every job

Visit us online at 208.426.8117

NAAA Booth 867 NVG Q&A Session Wed. 12/7 4pm 52E




A.E.R.O. Hose Shop

1058 Booth

A.E.R.O. hose shop fuels up for NAAA The A.E.R.O. Hose Shop is making their way to NAAA this year. In addition to being known for their industry-leading hose expertise, they also offer quality products along with hundreds of kits, a hose duplication program, customized applications for most aircraft, bulk ordering, AOG service, large warbird hoses, and helicopter hoses. As if that is not enough, the A.E.R.O. Hose Shop will also be offering free ground shipping at NAAA. To receive this great offer, stop by our Booth #1058 and get your free shipping coupon code. This coupon will be good until May 31st, 2017. Not only will you receive free shipping with this coupon, you will also receive a 1-2 day turn-around time at no extra charge! Are you reading something you like here? Stop at the A.E.R.O. Hose Shop’s booth #1058 at NAAA and get more information from our knowledgeable hose experts. For detailed information, contact an A.E.R.O. Hose Shop representative at: • 1.800.362.3044 ext. 293 3701 Highway 162 Granite City, IL 62040

1030 Booth

APS Brakes

APS® “Black Steel®” The proven original – precision at an affordable price High performance starts with the right parts, and APS® has been manufacturing “BlackSteel®” brakes for more than a decade to achieve this standard. APS® offers the ultimate in braking performance. What they have done is design a high quality brake disc that has established itself as the benchmark among aircraft brake discs. These discs are CNC machined from a rigid one piece design and are built to provide unparalleled performance. Heat treated to give it the “BlackSteel®” appearance, these brake discs also proudly display the “BlackSteel®” name engraved on the side.

HIGH PERFORMANCE STARTS WITH THE RIGHT PARTS APS has designed a high quality brake disc that has established itself as the benchmark among aircraft brake discs. A true blend of strength and durability. CNC machined from a rigid one piece design these brakes are built to provide unparalleled performance. Heat treated to give it the appearance, with our name proudly engraved on the side; APS offers the ultimate in braking performance. ®


Manufacturing APS® “BlackSteel®” brake discs is their passion… Perfection is their standard. Stop by to speak with the “BlackSteel®” experts at Booth #1030 to learn more.

Contact us for a list of our distributors 618.797.3140

APS® brake products are a truly innovative product at a cost effective price and worth your time to explore. Check it out at


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ASI Jet Getting you back in the air

848 Booth

ASI Jet Sales – AG Division is an Authorized Thrush Aircraft Dealer, Service Center, and Parts distributor. Our sales team has over 40 years of combined aircraft sales experience and we have been a Thrush dealer since 2009! Over the past eight years we have helped hundreds of operators purchase, sell and maintain their aircraft to the highest standards! ASI is proud to be an Authorized GE Service Center for the GE-H80 turbine engine and for Dallas Airmotive on the Pratt and Whitney PT6 Turbine Engine. We also have plenty of experience with Honeywell (Garrett) TPE-331 engines too! Our factory trained technicians specialize in doing wing lower spar cap AD replacement/ compliance, airframe skin fabrication, and other major airframe repairs. We are also capable of doing GPS installations, airframe option improvements, scheduled maintenance, warranty servicing, light paint refurbishment, and much more on a wide array of agricultural and general aviation aircraft! Need parts? We keep a large inventory of parts in stock and use our many connections throughout the industry to save you time and money. We have the capability to drop ship to your location or wherever you need parts in order to keep you flying! We are also an Authorized Dealer/Installation center for the KAWAK throttle quadrant.

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Our job is to get you back in the air so you can do yours! Come by Booth # 848 and see how we can help you!


Gerald andrews don Peters

800-844-7105 Tel: 334-793-9802 • Fax: 334-793-5490 P.O. Drawer 6727 Dothan, Alabama 36302 “We Want and Appreciate Your Business We’re Working To Earn It”


Centrally located at KHCD airport in Hutchinson, Minnesota. ASI Jet Sales - AG Division is an Authorized Thrush Aircraft Dealer (All Models) and Service Center with over 30 years of aircraft sales and service experience! Whether it is new or used, ASI Jet will provide friendly, fast, and courteous service to help with your next aircraft purchase. We are here to work for YOU, Give us a call!

Hotel registration



Map of hotels and convention center

Export Experts Authorized Turbine Brave Conversion

NAAA looks forward to seeing you in Long Beach to celebrate the 50th anniversary and 50th NAAA Convention! All events will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency is located directly next to the convention center. The Renaissance is across the street and the Westin is a two block walk to the convention center.

• Transland • Covington Engines • Ag Nav • Turbine Conversions • Single Point Fueling

• Agrinautics Pumps & Valves • Wag • Cascade Conversions • TracMap

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

Westin— (562) 436-3000 Hyatt Regency— (562) 491-1234 Renaissance— (562) 437-5900

223 Airport Road, Americus, GA 31709 Phone: 229-924-2813 Toll Free 866-924-2813 Fax: 229-924-4356


436 Booth

AgriData, Inc.

AgriData, Inc. does mapping right. With the beloved Surety® & Surety® Pro customized online mapping software, AgriData, Inc. provides the fastest, most accurate and functional maps on the market. With two separate software packages, we cater to your business’s needs. The original Surety® Customized Online Mapping package offers high quality aerial photography across the continental US and two Canadian provinces. Use our application work orders to document your jobs or have us customize your company’s own work order template. Surety’s easy- to-use interface requires minimal training and very little technical knowledge so you can get in, out, and back to what you do best! AgriData’s other option is to let Surety® Pro be the center of your operations. Plan, monitor, document, and finalize all of your jobs within the mapping interface in one, all-inclusive subscription. No endless account setup, confusing menus, or tedious data backups to slow down your operation time. See how Surety® Pro can help organize your operation to increase your bottom line. Stop by our booth #436 for a demonstration of the existing features, a preview of upcoming releases and to let us know what you would like to see next within the Surety® & Surety® Pro software.

Aerial Applicators’ Favorite Field Mapping Software! Professional, Easy to Read Popular Features Aerial Maps View SatLoc®/TracMap As-Applied Save Borders and Work Orders Robust Work Order Management Quick Fill Products on WO - NEW Batch Create SatLoc® Job Files Customizable Work Order Templates

Wireless SatLoc® Data Transfer* Transfer .JOB files to a SatLoc® G4 device. Retrieve .LOG files back into Surety® Pro * Func�onality requires a SatLoc® HQ account.

701-746-8580 |

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DataSmart team keeps growing

It’s been another year of growth for the DataSmart team. The Chem-Man software has really taken off and we’ve made some tremendous enhancements to the functionality of our products. We’ve made improvements to our maps and added a lot of customization features throughout the software. Our team has grown and we are working really hard to continue the great service that our customers have come to expect. We’ve also entered into some excited partnerships with great companies like Agrian, which are helping to open up the door to new markets.

Proudly serving the agricultural application industry for 25 years. 870.238.9222


What’s next for Chem-Man? We are really excited about some variable rate features that we have been piloting. We expect this to be “game-changer” in the way that we do business. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at or

Turbine Installation

541 Booth

Magnum approval achieved

Turbine Installation, LLC

Turbine Installation received final FAA STC approval for the installation of the Honeywell TPE331-14GR engine in the Air Tractor AT-802 airframe in June 2014 bringing AT-802 operators the ability to optimize the efficiency of this aircraft. This efficiency is coming in the form of lower fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs and the ability to haul a full hopper in all conditions. The prototype AT802-14 has been in service with the national S.E.A.T. program providing unparalleled performance in the 800-gallon class. With the addition of the second TPE331-14GR powered aircraft to the firefighting fleet it continues to prove the benefits and performance of this powerplant. All agricultural operators can realize the fuel efficiency, maintenance savings and higher hourly production this engine combination has to offer as well as our other Honeywell TPE331 engine installations. We would be glad to discuss all your options available if you would like to stop by our booth 541.

Reabe Aircraft Improvement

1055 Booth

In 1945 my father, Roy W, started Reabe Flying Service using J-3s and Stearmans modified to spray. I grew up in a world where making changes to aircraft to improve their usefulness was commonplace; longer wings, bigger hoppers, bigger engines, better spray systems. In 1979 my three brothers and I formed Reabe Spraying Service to specialize in our father’s crop spraying service. By then the ag industry had aircraft designed to do the job. But we were still making changes to the aircraft as we worked them and identified short-comings. We were using the Field Approval process to get the paperwork completed. Our FAA PMI (Principal Maintenance Inspector) suggested we get STCs to cover some of our work. In 1991 I started Reabe Aircraft Improvement as a hobby that specialized in creating STCs. This hobby has created six STCs, applicable to Air Tractor, Thrush, Bell Helicopter and Piper Twins. Each STC started as a shortcoming identified by our pilots, a fix created for our pilots, then tested and refined in our fleet. The final step is the STC process. Over the past 25 years, I have seen the STC process take four times longer and cost a boatload more to get through. But as I work around an aircraft I still see things I want to improve. I never thought my hobby would affect over 1000 aircraft. —Jeff Reabe, President, Reabe Aircraft Improvement


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Air Repair


Exploring the Rx Gate System Come talk to AT-802 pilot/operator Kelly Peeler for straight, non salesman answers to your questions about the Rx Gate System.

Picture yourself flying your airplane across this prescription map with nine different rates including zero, never touching the dump handle, and having the material work out within a few hundred pounds. Now picture this in a 20 mph wind and having the system correct for the 40 mph swing in groundspeed. You may react by saying, “We don’t have any customers asking for dry prescription or ‘variable rate’ applications.” Our standard answer is you never will if you aren’t prepared. But, if you never do the first prescription job, you will always use this system to your benefit and your customer’s benefit by a constant rate application in any wind condition. Air Repair, Inc. customer base of units currently is about 70 operators that have made prescription application of dry material an integral part of their business. The Air Repair, Inc. Hydraulic Gate Control System interfaces with the industry leading Satloc G4 to provide instantaneous gate control on three levels. Level one is a gate positioner only, which opens the gate to a pilot selected setting and repeats that setting with no drift or holding your knee against the handle. This level runs with no GPS signal and can be used for small fields or free hand trim. Level two introduces GPS ground speed to correct 1/16” for every 5-mph change in groundspeed from the pilot selected base working speed of that aircraft. This gives you a constant rate of application with automatic gate movement regardless of wind or changes in groundspeed. The highest level, Level three, is run through a prescription map in the G4 that controls the gate movement for varying rates while also correcting for


Year : 2015 Product - Name : Potash Area : 71.88 ac Total Amount : 6.858 ton(US) Average Rate : 190.82 lb/ac

groundspeed changes. This is a hands-off operation within the polygon. Some highlights of the unit are: • Available for 5” or 10” Transland Gates • Increase gate opening to 3 1/2” on the 5” gate for high volume • FAA-STC Approved • Fully support with parts and dedicated service technicians • 12-year field history of hydraulic system

Target Rate(Mass)

Target Rate(Mass) (lb/ac)

275.0 (23.16 ac) 250.0 (11.20 ac) 200.0 ( 5.80 ac) 175.0 ( 5.39 ac) 150.0 ( 6.84 ac) 125.0 ( 9.88 ac) 100.0 ( 1.10 ac) 75.0 ( 1.10 ac) 0.0 ( 7.46 ac)


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10 seasons of dry prescription operation Expandable to include hydraulic spray valve Hydraulic flaps available as another layer of functionality Easy on the left arm Simple, trouble free operation

See us at NAAA Booths 843, 940 and 942 for a one-onone demonstration.


Gate System

Valley Air—Indianola, MS

Jerry Jones and David Miller

Third season with the Air Repair Rx Gate System on his 550 Thrush. Aircraft is using the standard 5” Transland gate and 22007 8-vane spreader easily achieving rates of 275 per acre or more. Operator, Jerry Jones, says, “I convinced my customer base to pool their spring potash prescription applications together for greater efficiency. A map was generated that covered 14,034 acres with 903 tons of potash at 8 different rates from 0-200 lbs per acre. Pilot David Miller has used this system since 2009 while flying a 602 Air Tractor for Betterfly in Indianola. David reports, ‘I flew the job over 63.58 hobb hours and 14 days which included some weather delays. Runs were 11 miles long with some runs requiring three 4000 lb loads. The material ran out on the next to last pass being off by only 1 ton on 903 tons. We use the system at the prescription level a lot but it works great in constant rate on every job. Passes are uniform upwind and downwind even on a 20 mph day giving the grower a better quality job. On top of that, your arm isn’t worn out at the end of the day.’ ”

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FMC Corporation has been serving agriculture long enough to know that new challenges in crop management are always on the horizon. Crop by crop, region by region, we’re dedicated to meeting these challenges head-on with innovative crop technologies that add value to your operation. And as we remain committed to investing in farming’s future, we are proud to support the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).



Together, FMC and NAAA work to enhance the efficacy of aerial-applied pesticides. By providing innovative crop protection products, FMC delivers broad-spectrum control and long-lasting activity to take away the challenges growers face today. These products help aerial applicators get effective control of weeds and insects. Bottom line, we’re in this together and the only factor that determines our success is yours.


Agricultural aviation and FMC have the same goal – to encourage best management


practices In order to see high yield results, growers must take an active role in pest management. The use of aerial applied products often saves growers time. This can be critical during planting and throughout the growing season when pests or disease threaten a crop.

Here’s to everything you do for American agriculture.

Agricultural aviation and FMC have the same goal – to encourage best management practices. An important player in the overall agriculture industry, aerial application is a critical component of high-yield agriculture. The focus for the grower must be to produce maximum yield. By utilizing aerial applications, growers can be more efficient and effective with their time and resources. This type of best management practice is encouraged by FMC.

Crop yields wouldn’t be the same without support from above. Because of your skills and our innovative crop protection products, growers can reach new heights in controlling pests that compromise crop yield and quality. To learn more about our line-up of herbicides and insecticides, visit

A diversified chemical company, FMC has served agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. The company employs approximately 5,500 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments; Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.

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To learn more about FMC crop protection products, visit us at booth #555 or go online to

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Enhancing your ag aircraft experience since 1947 Thank you to all of our customers in ag aviation. You are the reason we are here!

that we can provide you with unparalleled support. Whether it be parts, maintenance, rebuilds, modifications, aircraft sales or tech support, we are here for you!

Since 1947 JAS has been improving through innovation and organization to work with you for positive changes to our industry. We started with modifying Stearmans, then we added Pawnees and CallAirs. After them we came up with many Piper Brave mods including the 400 HP Super Brave. Not to leave a good aircraft out, we also modified the 600 Thrush, started adding turbine engines to produce the Ultra Thrush, and threw aerodynamic modifications into the mix too. All of this has been done to make your job easier, more profitable, and more enjoyable. Now we work with Souther Field Aviation to produce turbine Braves and Cascade Aircraft Conversions to produce 850 SHP P&W conversions and performance improving mods for Thrush and Air Tractor aircraft. The ag operators who have converted their aircraft are very pleased. We also are now the North American dealer for DynaNav GPS systems, flow controls, radar altimeters, and are proud to be showing, selling, and installing the VEKTOR GPS, and now the new Vektor MAX - faster, more capability and very user friendly.

Long mount Thrush 850 SHP P&W conversion. The knowledge and expertise we have gained in our 69-plus years of existence means

EVERYTHING THRUSH & BRAVE We sell and install Cascade Engine and Inlet Conversions / Brave Turbine Conversions


We stock rebuilt Thrush wings

JAS Brave Turbine Conversion

Thrush Wing spar Cap Sales and Installation Thrush Reinforced Wing Leading Edge Sales and Installation Thrush Fuel Capacity Increase. Thrush Landing Gear Repair/Rebuild and Sales. Thrush Fuselage Repair and Modification.

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Most advanced GPS technology on the market

We now have Thrush/Air Tractor NEW CONTINUOUS DUTY 6000 hour airframe fuel pump/motor combo’s.

Brave Wing Spar Cap Sales and Installation. Brave Fuselage and Wing Repair and Modification. Distributor / Rebuilder of Emco Wheaton Dry Breaks Distributor for CP Nozzles & Transland Complete part / service for all ag equipment.

Distributor for APS ” Brake discs and linings

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TracMap Flight 3 now does split boom with autoboom TracMap’s latest Flight 3 GPS system continues the company’s reputation for a quality product that pilots love. The latest software update now allows aircraft to run automatic boom on/off (autoboom) on two boom sections. This means a helicopter or airplane can run a split boom and have each section turn off and on automatically as it crosses over previous coverage. All that is needed is to add an actuator valve to each boom section and wire that directly to the TracMap junction box. No other special hardware required. This is particularly useful in odd shaped blocks, as the TracMap unit will turn spray on/off, even when the previous coverage was flown using a different pattern. Other options recently added include —Being able to quickly flip between day mode and night mode. —Being able to add additional toggle switches as shortcut keys for all the common actions. —On Screen forms, to make it easy to capture information such as weather data. TracMap units have been proven to have the lowest annual cost of ownership. What do we mean by the lowest annual cost of ownership? Simple: • Take the purchase price • Add on all the annual service and repair costs as they occur over the years with other GPS Systems​ • Now divide the total by the number of years before you then replace it Whenever an operator has done this comparison exercise, TracMap always comes out on top - by a h​ uge margin!

Still Great Customer Service “We understand the pressure our customers are under to deliver in turn to their customers. It’s frustrating and costly when you can’t complete a job, so we are happy to be available when our customers need us to get the solution they need, fast” says Sales Manager Mark Hornback. We are often getting feedback from people saying how much they love their TracMap system and the support they get, some examples: TracMap is by far the best agricultural/forestry GPS I have ever used. I have used almost all of the other systems out there and TracMap is way ahead of the pack on so many levels. Apex Helicopters was the first to start using the system in Canada 10 years ago and I would never go back to another system ever again. Their tech support is out of this world awesome. They always answer the phone. I have even gotten Colin out of bed halfway around the world. I have never had an issue that they haven’t been able to help me with. We have six helicopters now and they will always have a TracMap system installed. Good job guys! Look forward to dealing with you in the next 10 years. Chris Vankoughnett , Chief Pilot/Owner Apex Helicopters Inc. , Wingham, Ontario I was apprehensive to switch from our previous systems to a TracMap but after flying it, I was hooked. The speed, the map, the ability to hand the customer a file that he can look at on Google Earth®, makes the system invaluable when it comes to pilot usability and customer relations! Brock Heffner Helicopter Applicators, Gettysburg, PA


The true selling point for us has been the awesome support TracMap offers. TracMap is always seeking feedback from the application industry in order to ensure they are offering the best product and service possible, and I personally love knowing that the answer to any question I have is a phone call or email away. Bart Alexander Chem-Air, Shreveport, LA We made the switch to TracMap and never looked back. The unit has all of the features we need without all of the bulk and complexity of other systems. Installation costs were low, and customer service and reliability has been outstanding. JP Libert Agri-Copters, Dos Palos, CA I was not too sure, as I don’t like to change from what I already know, but it’s straightforward and uncomplicated, which is great. The guidance patterns are easy to use and it works every time I turn it on. Some of us older guys don’t like new electronics, but the simplicity and durability of the TracMap system is awesome! Bobby Evans Cochran, GA

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Farm Air Inc.

933 Booth

Farm Air Inc. serving the Midwest since 1980 Come see the new 502XP!

Looking for a new or used Air Tractor, need parts or maintenance? Give us a call! We are always available to serve you with our courteous sales team and parts staff. With same day shipping on stocked parts, we will get you back in the air fast. Just looking for maintenance? Look no further, we do that too. When the unexpected happens, we are your one stop shop! Check out our website




Pickett Equipment


Twenty stops Bettendorf. Great Falls. Denver. Dover. Corpus Christi. Little Rock. Lake Charles. Cape Girardeau. Long Beach. Those aren’t the only ones; places we’ve visited. Exhibits set up and then removed 48-72 hours later. This is our November through February life; the constant in-and-out of airports, truck stops and untold thousands of miles. And I gotta tell you folks: I wouldn’t change one second of it. One night during the AMAA in Great Falls, Ms. Brenda Watts pointed out our unique winter months, filled with constant travel. The suggestion was an article in the NAAA magazine, shedding some light on what some operators may be curious about: how we vendors spend our “slow time” and why we do it. Well, it’s pretty straightforward. We travel to these meetings because we like to. We like the people. The places. Seeing friends we sometimes

can’t see any other way. In short, we do it because we love it. Yes, there’s catching red-eye flights because the only other flight was the day before and we don’t want to cut short our time at the meetings. But there are the dinners and auctions and hospitality hours that make it all worthwhile. We’re on the road November through February. We make almost every single meeting. And while I prefer to fly; my father, Bill, well, he prefers to drive. I can’t quite convince him to give up lugging around 300 pounds of cast iron and electric motor. His reason? He wants to be sure that anyone who wants to see one of our quick loading units in person has the chance to do so. Bill wants to make sure you all have the chance to “put your hands on it.” And maybe he’s right. After all, most of us don’t choose to spend our days in a truck driving from Memphis to Coeur d’Alene or

Sacramento. And yet, my old man does it. November through February. I spoke with an operator after the Mid States convention in November of 2015 and he mentioned something I hadn’t really thought about. He mentioned one of our competitors was 20 minutes down the road, and yet, despite several invitations, never showed up. I won’t mention them by name, because, hey, this is my soapbox! I can’t recall his exact words, but it amounted to this: you guys (Pickett) show up. You bring all the goodies. You support us, so we support you. Your competition may be closer, but why don’t they come to the meetings? I don’t have an answer to that question. All I can tell you is, while it involves a revolving door of one airport to the next, one rental car and one hotel after the other, we love it. We make the effort because it’s worth it to us. Supporting aerial applicators and the industry is what we do. Not just November through February, but year round. Thank you for your business and stay safe out there, fellas.—Bailey Everett

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Sky Tractor


Celebrating NAAA’s 50th annivesary Here we go with the 50th anniversary of the NAAA to be celebrated at its annual convention in Long Beach, California the first week of December. Sky Tractor

is proud to be part of that celebration for the last 46 years. This will be an exciting and educational time for all attendees at the convention. Sky Tractor will be there, as we always are, supporting the industry and promoting our inventory line, including the Satloc GPS line of products. We have a new product this year associated with our SPH4 helmets. You should be sure to stop by our booth and check out this new product. You will be impressed!! We also have our commemorative collector coffee cups to hand out. We would love to have you stop by booth # 625, just to say “Hi”. See you all in Long Beach. 800-437-5319 16285 5th St. NE, Hillsboro. ND 58045 • 701-636-5880 • fax 701-636-5881 • Ag Cat Parts

PC Spray

AFS Check Valves

Pistol Grips

Air Tractor Parts

Right Boom Shut Off


Satloc GPS Associate Dealer

CP Nozzles Chip Detector

Skytronics Soaps/Cleaners


Tail Dragger


TJET Nozzles


Tanis Heaters




Walter Engines

Kawak Throttle Quad


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purchasing and installing the technology is quick and easy. For those needing help designing a system for a unique application, Junge engineering specialists are experienced in developing systems for nearly any type of operation. For more information about Junge Control and Junge precision measuring and blending equipment, visit www.jungecontrol. com or call 1.391.365.0686.

Junge’s industry-leading JungeWay system is the ideal weighing and measuring technology for ag retailers and aerial applicators who require a fast, highly-accurate and simple product blending system. Because it compensates for changing product densities, it is the most accurate ag blending system in the industry, eliminating the need for separate meters for multiple products. JungeWorks software allows even the most demanding precision product blending formulations to be automated using easy-touse, highly intuitive software specifically designed for Junge equipment. Because Junge offers a new, unique “all-in-one” blend system,



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Turbine Conversions



Power to your business

What do you need to make your business more profitable? Turbine Conversions, Ltd (TCL) specialize in helping ag aviation businesses be more productive, accurate and safer. TCL offers 29 unique STCs ranging from turbine engine conversion packages, to variable rate dispersal gates’, all to help you achieve your business goals. For 25 years TCL has been adding “Power to your business” with our Pratt & Whitney and GE turbine engine conversions for Thrush, Dromader, Air Tractor and Ag Cats. In Long Beach you will see in person why “Two wings are better than one” when an Ag Cat has a P&W PT6 turbine mounted to the front. TCL is thrilled to have Downstown Aero Crop Service bringing their Turbo Cat to share this year on the Trade Show floor. Make sure to stop by and see the installation up close.

For over 30 years, ISOLAIR has been manufacturing industry leading helicopter systems for the firefighting, forestry and aerial application industries. With a broad line of certified and custom For over 30 years, ISOLAIR has been manufacturing industry leading helicopter systems for the helicopter equipment, ISOLAIR has the system to fit your company’s needs. From agricultural spray firefighting, forestry and aerial application industries. With a broad line of certified and custom systems andequipment, bucket spreaders firefighting grapples torches, ISOLAIR can helicopter ISOLAIRtohas the systemsystems, to fit yourforestry company’s needs.and From agricultural spray and will do it forestry all! systems and bucket spreaders to firefighting systems, grapples and torches, ISOLAIR can With competitive pricing, quality assurance, to itinstall andeasy will do all! products, and an ongoing commitment to customer service, we welcome you to contact us.toOur friendly and and knowledgeable staff is ready to With competitive pricing, quality assurance, easy install products, an ongoing commitment answer your questions help you the ISOLAIR best meet your to customer service, weand welcome youfind to contact us. Oursystem friendlythat and will knowledgeable staff isoperational ready to answer your questions and help you find requirements. the ISOLAIR system that will best meet your operational




We will also have the Variable Rate Rotary Gate in the booth along with our Single Point Fueling System. The Variable Rate Rotary Gate is a great tool to expand your offerings to your customers. It allows your aircraft to apply from as little as 2# to 20#/acre from micro-fine to granulated material accurately. Our Single Point Fueling System is the best on the market and will definitely make your time on the ground minimal and increase the safety for you and your ground personnel. Stop by BOOTH 767, get your convention passport stamped, and see what is going on at Turbine Conversions this year! Looking forward to seeing you in Long Beach!

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Global Turbine Parts Committed to meeting your needs Global Turbine Parts offers complete support for all PT6A engine models from the Pratt & Whitney engine line, with over 10,000 parts in stock with FAA certified 8130s or CAA Form One certification. We strive to provide our customers with top quality parts and engines for your hot section or complete engine overhaul needs. We also provide factory new parts at competitive discounts for your basic line maintenance needs. Take advantage of our engine management services and save on your next engine overhaul! Contact us before shipping your next engine or hot section for overhaul and let us advise you on determining the best course of action prior to disassembly. Whether our customers are looking for a single part, a comprehensive supply chain management program, a long-term maintenance program or sales and leasing solutions, Global Turbine Parts has products and services to meet your needs. It is our commitment at Global Turbine Parts to fulfill and exceed our customers’ expectations. Contact us today at 561-745-6224 or via email at

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Turbines Inc.


The Turbines Inc. crew welcomes you to drop by booth 937 and visit. Also, pre-registered attendees can pick up their personalized gift at our booth.

PT6 Overhaul/Repair Have you been shocked by an invoice. Then you haven’t used Turbines Inc. Have you ever struggled with a turn time that didn’t meet your expectations Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc. Have you ever fought to get warranty Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc. Did you feel like no one was listening Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc.

Have you felt like a small fish in a big pond Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc. Have you tried to get after hours service and been left hanging Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc. Have you ever been frustrated with the troubleshooting of your engine Then you haven’t used Turbine Inc. If you have experienced any of these situations, YOU HAVE A CHOICE You need to contact Turbines Inc.

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All Pro’s No Con’s - Better take off performance, more pull in the turns, smoother, quieter, better ground handling, moves aircraft cg forward, Hartzell reliability and service. No complaints from me so far. Great Prop! Thanks Adam Meyerkorth Air Tractor-502B Meyerkorth Aviation Rock Port, MO

This prop made N5680X a completely different airplane. Hope you like my picture, my dog’s name is Cotton. Installed Aero Innovations Loadmaster Prop on –34 500 gallon Thrush (previously equipped with a standard 3 blade prop). 1.) This airplane will break ground significantly faster 2.) is 8 to 10 miles an hour faster 3.) will turn around with a load much more efficiently than before 4.) use less torque and temp with more power than before 5.) It is a totally different airplane!” Patrick Andrews, Thrush S2R , Coates Flying Service, Fort Gaines, GA

With 30 propellers installed and two full seasons in operation, this propeller has lived up to, and exceeded the expectations.

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Professional Fibreglass Repair

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Quality Repair and Refinishing Air Tractor Door Conversions Various Hopper Conversions Custom Molds and Designs Family owned and operated In business for over 35 years Plastic Fabrication and Welding

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Guaranteed quality products

At Professional Fibreglass Repair, we understand the need for a guaranteed quality product. Your jobs in the ag industry are a crucial piece to the safety and well being of our nation and Professional Fibreglass Repair thanks you for all that you do. We specialize in the repair and refinish of all ag hoppers and fiberglass aircraft components. We also create a substantial number of custom designs and projects. In January 2000, AgAir Update published a focused article on owner Jon Herr and our 330 hopper conversion—The Herr Hopper. Jon founded his business in 1981 and began working out of his father’s airplane hangar. Jon grew his business with integrity through dedication, customer satisfaction, quality work, and personal relationships. In April 2014 we lost our beloved owner, father, husband and friend. Jon Herr’s business legacy and traditions are carried on with pride by his wife Mary Herr, sons Daniel and Tim, daughter Annabelle Lewis and long time friend and foreman Randy Kaylor. We sincerely appreciate your trusted business and referrals. We look forward to many more years of servicing the ag air industry.

From all of us at Professional Fibreglass Repair - Happy 50th anniversary to the NAAA.

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730 Booth

United Turbine

PT6 engine state of the art facility United Turbine, a Division of Continental Motors Services, is a full service Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T overhaul and repair facility holding FAA, EASA, INAC, and Maldivian approvals. United Turbine is located just minutes away from Miami Int’l and Opa-Locka airports. Our 33,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility was designed around the specs and requirements of the PT6 engine. Our onsite Pratt & Whitney Canada correlated test cell can accommodate all series of PT6A turboprop and PT6T Twin Pac engines, including combined gear boxes. United Turbine offers same day fuel nozzle service and quick turn zero-grind hot section. We have extensive in house capabilities on accessories and components in order to offer the value, that you, the operator, deserve. United Turbine also has spare parts specialists on staff ready to deliver any parts you require.

United Turbine was established in 1991 and we have over 200 years of combined experience solely on PT6. We have dedicated ourselves to provide the highest quality product with excellent customer service in a timely manner. We also offer an industry leading overhaul warranty of seven years or TBO (whichever comes first) on PT6 overhauls, all at competitive prices. Thus, United Turbine is indeed your best value in the industry. United Turbine services engines flown by operators of all sizes, worldwide, and helps clients to keep down time to a minimum. United Turbine offers a loaner-lease program on selected PT6 engines and turnaround times that are amongst the lowest in the industry. So before overhauling a PT6 or PT6T engine, ask United Turbine for a comprehensive quote.

GLOBALLY TRUSTED EXPERTISE IN PWC PT6 ENGINES UNITED TURBINE From our base in Miami, FL, United Turbine operates an engine and accessory, repair and overhaul facility for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines. We have been a leader in PT6 engines since 1991, and opened a purpose-built facility in 2002 which has been approved by the FAA, EASA, Venezuela’s civil aviation authority INAC, and the government of the Maldives. We use a process-focused system with extensive overhaul capacity, and we operate a Loaner/lease program for selected models. United Turbine offers an industry-leading overhaul warranty of 7 years or TBO. Exchange engines and a large parts inventory are also available. A CONTINENTAL MOTORS SERVICES COMPANY




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Kickoff Breakfast

Colonel Mike Mullane NAAA is excited to announce that Colonel Mike Mullane, former astronaut, author and mountain climber will serve as this year’s Kickoff Breakfast speaker at the 2016 NAAA Convention on Dec. 5. He will share his Air Force and NASA experiences.

Fear No Weevil th Fly wi ! er the tig Flying Tiger Aviation offers an end to end flight and ground training program for aspiring ag pilots from zero flight time to refresher course training for experienced pilots. Our fleet includes C172s, Ag GPS equipped Citabrias, Ag Cats and a dual controlled Thrush S2RT. Our ag helicopter program is in full operation and training pilots for the fastest growing sector of ag aviation. We also offer Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) training for agricultural applications and a wide variety of other uses. All programs are recognized by the Louisiana Technical and Community College System and our ag pilot syllabus is the only one in the industry with a College Board of Regents approved syllabus. • • • • • • • • • • • •

HELICOPTER AG TRAINING Private, Instrument and Commercial Fixed and Rotor Wing AG NAV GPS EQUIPPED SIMULATOR All ag trainers equipped with ag GPS Training on three different ag GPS systems REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT (DRONE) TRAINING Turbine option for Basic Ag Training Academic Prep for written and oral exams ON SITE TESTING FOR AG APPLICATOR’S LICENSE Dual Control Ag Cat Dual Control Turbine Thrush FINANCING AVAILABLE

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Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, Colonel Mullane was commissioned in the United States Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Colonel Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Shuttle Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal. Since his retirement from NASA, Colonel Mullane has written an award-winning children’s book, Liftoff! An Astronaut’s Dream, and a popular space-fact book, Do Your Ears Pop In Space? His memoir, Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut, has been reviewed in the New York Times and on the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It was also featured on Barnes and Noble’s 2010 recommended summer reading list. Mullane has held a lifelong passion for mountain climbing. Since the age of 60, he has summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as Mt. Rainier and thirty-five of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks. Join us at the Kickoff Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 5th at the Long Beach Convention Center with Colonel Mullane who will entertain, educate and promote aviation safety to our ag aviation breakfast audience. Tickets are included with a full registration or breakfast tickets can be purchased a ’la carte. Thank you to BASF for sponsoring the 2016 Kickoff Breakfast.

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Past, present & future of aerial application Exploring the industry’s past, present and future, featuring futurist Bob Treadway and the debut of NAAA’s 50th Anniversary documentary Join NAAA and convention attendees on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the General Session in Long Beach to enjoy a review of the past 50 years of NAAA and the aerial application industry. NAAA has been hard at work on exploring NAAA’s history and developing an entertaining and informative video of our past five decades. We’ll debut the video at the General Session and you’ll also hear from NAAA past presidents and industry leaders on NAAA’s origins, successes and future. In advance of the documentary, NAAA has produced a series of 50th anniversary “flashback” segments that highlight key moments from NAAA’s history. For our first flashback, NAAA’s inaugural president, Dick Reade, explains how it all began. During part two of the General Session, you’ll hear much more about the future from futurist Bob Treadway. According to the U.N., world population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025. This, coupled with significant growth in the middle class, which is 2 billion today and expected to grow to 4.9 billion by 2030, supports longer term gains in world food demand, global agricultural trade and U.S. agricultural exports.

The growing world population will need to be fed and ag pilots play a large role in that. Bob will explore the future of the agricultural industry. Bob Treadway’s work as a futurist has helped different industries develop long-range thinking, forecast the environments of tomorrow, form robust strategy, and take action on what’s ahead. His broad perspective comes through work with hundreds of clients in a broad range of industries and fields including agriculture, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare and energy. Bob has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, as well as other associations, such as Berkshire Hathaway, Motorola, Gillette, ExxonMobil, Hilton, American

Express, the National Corn Growers Association, Dow, Humana, United Airlines, and the National League of Cities to help develop long-range thinking, forecast the environments of tomorrow, form robust strategy, and take action on what’s ahead. He’s also known for some of the highest-rated leadership development educational sessions in financial services, agriculture, information security, and food production and processing. Before moving into forecasting, strategy advising, leadership education, and consulting, Bob was an executive and principal in the broadcasting and software industries. His background includes career segments as an engineer, college professor, software marketing executive, business broker, and advertising agency principal. He was educated in Europe and the U.S. and holds degrees in engineering, liberal arts, broadcasting, and communications from California State University, Fresno, the International School of Brussels and the University of Redlands. Come to the 2016 NAAA Convention to celebrate 50 years of memories and to make new memories. Get pumped up for the world’s largest aerial application trade show, networking, education and fun!

Apollo Spray Systems For R44 & R22 Helicopters

A Higher Standard of Service Comprehensive Service for your PT6 and TPE331 Turbine Engines

Now STC’d by ANAC Brazil for R22 Helicopters! The only R44 spray system certified in the Normal Category 50 pounds lighter than any other R44 spray system Efficient to operate, Easy and fast installation and removal Certifications: (R44) FAA, Canada, EASA, Brazil and China (R22) FAA, Canada, and now Brazil Systems are in stock Toll-free 1-800-326-1534 Tel. (440) 632-5136 Fax (440) 632-1685

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Overhaul and Hot Section Inspections Power Section Repair Global On-Wing Service and Troubleshooting Light Overhaul Test Cell Diagnostics Toledo, OH (TOL) 10550 Industrial Road Holland, OH 43528 Ph: 419-865-0355 • Fx: 419-865-2460

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FXE) 2968 NW 60th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Ph: 954-580-0229 • Fx: 954-580-0746 FAA • EASA • INAC • DGAC Approved

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Covington Aircraft Engines

847 Booth

Covington Aircraft’s Tunica, Mississippi division expands, again! Since 1972, Covington Aircraft has worked very hard maintaining their four core values of integrity, dependability, affordability and quality service. Quality service is one attribute that Covington is constantly monitoring and has always taken very serious. Aaron Abbott, Covington’s Executive Vice President, says,“Just because we think we’re serving the customers’ needs doesn’t always make it true. We depend on our customers to tell us whether we’re making the grade or not. As we’ve traveled to the many AG shows, a repeated comment has surfaced over the last few years. ‘We wish you were more accessible and closer to us along the Mississippi River Delta.’ ” In response to the requests of our customers, in 2012 Covington Aircraft opened a facility in Tunica, MS. This was done so that ag operators in the Delta could have

the same dependable Covington service closer to home. Over the past four years, Covington has been able to respond quickly to the needs of their customers limiting downtime. Because of the success and the growing demand on this facility, Covington’s Tunica facility has expanded once again. Recently they have moved into a 5000 square foot shop space to go along with their 20,000 square foot hangar; all located at the Tunica, Mississippi airport. By adding balancing equipment, lathes, and enhanced NDT capabilities in the new shop space, Covington Tunica is able to perform complete hot sections and power sections on-site. “Our intentions in Tunica are to support our customers with rental power sections, engines and props,” says Luke Abbott, Covington Aircraft Engines President and Operations Manager of the Tunica location. “Whether a job requires the use of our airborne Mobile Response

Team, one of our Mobile Response Team trucks, or our Tunica fly-in facility, we are only minutes away from supporting a customer that needs assistance. We also inventory the accessories, parts and products that our customers need. Whether you fly into our Tunica facility or we come to yours, you will be able to depend on our Tunica crew and you can expect the same great service you have received from Covington Aircraft over the past 40 years. We are serious about working and living here in the Delta, close to our customers.” The Tunica location is capable of taking care of your needs whether it’s an older PT6A-20 or the new PT6A140AG or even a radial engine. With Covington’s extensive rental pool, Pratt & Whitney Canada warranty support, and new or overhauled parts and engines; Covington is proud to be a part of what’s going on in the Mississippi Delta. For more information about Covington Aircraft Tunica or to find out more about what Covington Aircraft has to offer, visit us on the web at or follow us on social media.



NAAA CONVENTION advertisers’ booth numbers AERO Hose Shop..................................................................1058 Aero Innovations...................................................................937 AeroFlow, Inc ........................................................................667 AgAir Update ................................................................ 634-636 Ag Air Turbines, Inc................................................................573 Ag Tips -Aero Spraying Service..............................................554 Ag-Nav, Inc. .............................................................. 1013-1019

AgriData Inc..........................................................................436 AgriSmart Information Systems.................................... 624-628 AgSync...................................................................... 1041-1043 Air Repair, Inc........................................................ 843, 940-942 Air Tractor Inc................................................................719, 725 Airscout.................................................................................261 ASI Jet Sales, LLC...........................................................749, 848

Auger Dan, LLC...................................................................1056 Aviation Products Systems (APS).........................................1030 Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU)............................. 867-871 Battlefords Airspray..............................................................529 Bayer ............................................................................263, 362 Cascade Aircraft Conversions LLC...........................................921 Covington Aircraft.................................................................847 Dallas Airmotive, Inc.............................................................447 DataSmart Software......................................641-643, 740-742 Dyna Nav Systems, Inc. .........................................................652 Eagle Vistas LLC.....................................................................559 Electronics International, Inc. EI..........................................1060 Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc. ...............................................562 Farm Air, Inc.................................................................. 931-933 Fire Boss / Wipaire...............................................................1028 Flying Tiger Aviation..............................................................462 FMC Corp...............................................................................555 Frost Flying Inc. ............................................................ 918-920 Garrco Products, Inc..............................................................457 GE Aviation ...........................................................................661 Hardy Aviation Ins Inc. .................................................. 927-929 Insero............................................................................ 754-756 Intercontinental Jet Service Corporation ..............................537 Isolair, Inc..............................................................................247 Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc............................ 921, 1020, 1021 Kansas Aviation of Independence.......................... 543, 640-642 Kawak Aviation Technologies................................................560 Kimmel Aviation Insurance...................................................938 Lane Aviation Inc........................................................... 819-821 Machida Borescopes............................................................1025 Micro AeroDynamics .............................................................637 Mid - Continent............................................................. 953-955 North Star Aviation, Inc................................................. 750-752 Pickett Equipment Co., Inc............................................ 651-655 Pratt & Whitney Canada........................................................739 Praxidyn........................................................................ 957-961 Prime Turbines......................................................................656 Professional Fibreglass Repair...............................................441 Queen Bee Air Specialties......................................................724 R. T. Turbines, Inc...................................................................916 Reabe Spraying Service.......................................................1055 Rocky Mountain Propellers...................................................662 Satloc....................................................................................947 S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc.................................................639 Sky Tractor LLC............................................................... 625-629 Southeastern Aircraft Sales........................................... 837-839 Souther Field Aviation, Inc....................................................963 Storm Aeronautics.................................................................630 Texas State Technical College.................................................262 Thrush Aircraft Inc......................................................... 753-755 TracMap NZ LTD.............................................................343, 442 Transland .............................................................................547 Tulsa Aircraft Engines............................................................453 Turbine Conversions LTD........................................................767 Turbine Installations LLC / Flight Doctor................................541 Turbine Standard, Ltd............................................................531 Turbines, Inc..........................................................................937 United Turbine.............................................................. 726-730 Universal Turbine Parts ................................................. 813-817 Valley Air Crafts.....................................................................925 Verifly NetGPS.....................................................................1043

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Satloc launches the IntelliFlow2 application controller


Satloc is pleased to announce at NAAA its launch of the IntelliFlow2 application controller. IntelliFlow2 replaces the current IntelliFlow that has served the agricultural aviation market for over 10 years as an accurate and reliable flow control system. IntelliFlow2 has a number of noticeable advancements including a much smaller size than its predecessor and a more robust enclosure capable of better withstanding the harsh environment of an agricultural aircraft. An industry first, IntelliFlow2 has the capability to control both liquid and dry gate systems using a single ECU, enabling pilots to switch between liquid and dry with the press of a button. One less controller box means one less thing to worry about breaking down, minimizing the potential for down time. Since IntelliFlow2 is integrated with the G4, all functions can be accessed from within the user interface alleviating the need for a second display in the cockpit. Satloc is working with industry leading dry gate providers on interfacing to their systems.

Stop by booth 947 and meet Satloc’s newest team members

Additional IntelliFlow2 features include an option to interface with a pressure transducer to display boom pressure on the G4 display. Pilots can also bump the rate up or down in small increments utilizing a mechanical switch and have those rate adjustments apply for the remaining portion of the field including prescription maps. IntelliFlow2 will first be integrated with G4. Bantam integration is currently underway.


LiteStar IV LiteStar IV, Satloc’s new entry-level guidance system and the successor to LiteStar III, was launched in June at Congresso SINDAG in Botucatu, Brazil. Using the L7 lightbar as a display, the pilot has four customizable displays. LiteStar IV includes an easy-to-use, four button controller as the pilot’s interface. LiteStar IV enables the pilot to log data and transfer that data to a USB drive so it can be used in MapStar or other third party systems capable of reading the Satloc log file format.

7-Inch display Satloc is releasing a new 7 inch display to replace the Type 3 display. The new display is much brighter than

the current and includes optical bonding to reduce glare from sunlight. The new display will have the same hole patterns and cabling as the Type 3 for an easy transition away from the current display.

Satloc file formats In 2016, Satloc has worked with a number of third-party companies who specialize in software information systems. These companies have requested the ability to read Satloc log files or be able to send information such as job files to a G4. Contact your software provider to find out if they have implemented this functionality. Stop by booth 947 and meet Satloc’s newest team members Zach Jenkins and Lizzie Crider.

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• Wireless transfer of logs and jobs • Access the G4 remotely through the Internet

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• Ability to receive job files from AgSync & Flight Plan Online

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• FAA obstacle warning database

• Hot keys enable you to quickly toggle to full map screen

• Live view of any aircraft or asset

• Laser altimeter support

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Aviation Hose Shop...........................53E Aero Innovations.............................................. 71E AeroFlow, Inc ...................................................... 9E Ag Air Turbines, Inc.......................................... 11E Ag Tips -Aero Spraying Service.......................12E Ag-Nav, Inc. ................................................ 48-49E AgriData Inc....................................................... 55E Agrinautics........................................................ 44E AgriSmart Information Systems LLC..............29E AgSync............................................................... 51E Air Repair, Inc.............................................. 58-59E Air South Insurance.......................................... 54E Air Tractor Inc..................................................6-7E Airscout.............................................................. 42E Amsafe Aviation ............................................... 17E Apollo Spray Systems...................................... 75E ASI Jet Sales, LLC............................................... 54E Auger Dan, LLC................................................ 10E Auto-Cal, Inc...................................................... 12E Aviation Products Systems (APS)....................53E Aviation Specialties Unlimited ASU................52E Battlefords Airspray.........................................42E Bayer ................................................................. 28E Cascade Aircraft Conversions LLC..................47E Covington Aircraft......................................75, 80E Dallas Airmotive, Inc........................................43E DataSmart Software......................................... 56E Dietzel Aerospace............................................. 13E Dyna Nav Systems, Inc. ...................................30E Eagle Vistas LLC................................................ 23E Electronics International, Inc. EI.....................69E Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc. ........................12E Farm Air, Inc...................................................... 64E Fire Boss ........................................................... 19E Flight Grip, LLC.................................................. 11E Flying Tiger Aviation......................................... 74E FMC Corp........................................................... 60E Frost Flying Inc. ................................................ 18E Garrco Products, Inc........................................20E GE Aviation ....................................................... 33E Global Turbine Parts........................................69E Hardy Aviation Ins Inc. ....................................25E Insero................................................................. 22E Intercontinental Jet Service Corporation.......22E Isolair, Inc.......................................................... 68E J & C Enterprises, Inc.......................................... 8E Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc..........................61E Junge Control, Inc............................................. 67E Kansas Aviation of Independence..................21E Kawak Aviation Technologies.........................45E Kimmel Aviation Insurance.............................26E Lane Aviation Inc........................................ 36-37E Machida Borescopes........................................19E Memphis Propeller Service, Inc......................13E Micro AeroDynamics .......................................67E Mid - Continent....................... 25, 34, 40, 68, 72E NAAA.................................................................. 14E North Star Aviation, Inc...................................27E OctaFlex............................................................. 32E Pickett Equipment Co., Inc.............................65E Pratt & Whitney Canada ........................... 38-39E Praxidyn............................................................. 16E Preferred Airparts............................................ 10E Prime Turbines................................................. 21E Professional Fibreglass Repair........................72E PropWorks Propeller Systems, Inc................... 9E Queen Bee Air Specialties...............................17E R. T. Turbines, Inc.............................................44E Reabe Spraying Service...................................57E Rocky Mountain Propellers.............................40E S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc.........................18E Sanag ................................................................ 54E SATLOC........................................................ 78-79E Sky Tractor LLC................................................. 66E Southeastern Aircraft Sales.............................31E Souther Field Aviation, Inc...............................55E Southwest Airmotive Corp................................ 8E Storm Aeronautics...........................................46E Texas State Technical College.........................24E Thrush Aircraft Inc...........................................2-3E TracMap NZ LTD......................................... 62-63E Transland ................................................... 34-35E Tulsa Aircraft Engines......................................40E Turbine Aircraft Marketing..............................13E Turbine Conversions LTD................................68E Turbine Installations LLC.................................57E Turbine Standard, Ltd......................................75E Turbines, Inc..................................................... 70E United Turbine.................................................. 73E Universal Turbine Parts ..................................17E Valley Air Crafts................................................ 41E Verifly NetGPS .................................................. 50E Zee Systems Inc................................................ 23E


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