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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’ve launched the Feeding the World campaign. It’s a program 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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A Message from Thrush Aircraft
W You can count on the people and the products of Thrush lasting through storms – both natural and man-made – and emerging stronger on the other side.
ednesday, October 10, was slated to be pretty much like any other day here at the Thrush factory in Albany, Georgia. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans – as by noon, it was clear the day was going to be anything but normal due to the rapid approach of Hurricane Michael and its recorded winds of over 150 mph. The outer bands of the storm reached the city limits by late afternoon, and just before dark all of us here felt its full force as it struck dead center on our little town. Hundred-year-old trees were the first to go – followed by powerlines. When first light dawned on Thursday, it was clear what winds that strong can do, as Albany had been transformed into what some likened to a war zone. Right now, power remains out in the majority of town, and the one constant is the sound of chain saws as workers dice-up fallen trees to clear homes and make roads passible again. However, as with all catastrophic events, this storm brought out the very best in our company and our people. Our factory team rolled up their sleeves and the production line resumed operations on Monday – with no delay in aircraft deliveries. In addition, Thrush teammates are pitching in tirelessly to assist in the community as well – as bouncing back quickly from adversity is what we do. We’re proud to say that courage and resilience are qualities found in every person who builds a Thrush. This should come as no surprise – as these same attributes are part and parcel in the lives of both ag
aircraft builders and those we serve – from pilots, to operators, to growers. And they have certainly been put to the test in the recent business climate. But, like the old country song says:” Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” And you can count on the people and the products of Thrush lasting through storms – both natural and man-made – and emerging stronger on the other side. Just like feeding the world, it’s in our DNA, and always will be. Speaking of products, NAAA 2018 will mark the ongoing roll-out of some significant new advancements at Thrush – in both the ag and wildfire suppression arenas. Right now, we’re planning on bringing the soon-to-be certified 710P fire-fighting aircraft to the show. Though the recent storm may affect this plan – we can promise this aircraft will exceed everyone’s expectations in performance and durability and we look forward to having you experience it for yourself. You’ll soon see that “game-changer” is not too much of an exaggeration here. We’ll also be sharing the latest on the Electronic Engine and Prop Control (EEPC) that will one day become standard on the 510G. Not only will the EEPC be a leap forward in ease of operation, it will also offer meaningful safety advantages as well – both of which, of course, are hallmarks of every new Thrush aircraft we build. Speaking of safety, our new Training Center just wrapped up its first year of operation. During 2017, we trained more than 100 pilots and more than 200 mechanics at our facility. These numbers exceeded our expectations, and mean there are now that many ➤
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Continued... more well-trained, safer operators in the field. The Training Center is on a planned winter hiatus and will be returning next spring in time for spray season. Reservations are encouraged, so please stop by our display at NAAA or give us a call, and get your slot lockedin. Beyond building ever-safer aircraft and providing unmatched training to the crews who fly and maintain them, another key component of our culture will be front and center at the show this year – and that is our support of the Ag Wings of Tomorrow scholarship program. As we’ve said before, if those of us in the industry don’t commit ourselves to helping tomorrow’s ag pilots break into the industry, there one day won’t be an industry. At Thrush, we’re continuing our financial support of this vital program and will be announcing this year’s scholarship recipients at Monday’s kick-off breakfast. Of course, none of this would be possible were it not for the continued support and enthusiasm of our customers worldwide. Helping feed the world remains our most important mission – and each of you has helped us weather every storm in its pursuit. Hurricane Michael will soon be just a memory, while your hard work, dedication and resilience will remain deep in the hearts of everyone here. Thank you. And count on us bouncing back quickly – and even stronger than before. See you in Reno.
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hat do you need to make your business more profitable? Turbine Conversions, Ltd has specialized in making ag aviation become more productive, accurate and profitable with our innovative designs for over 30 years. With 30 STC products from complete turbine conversion packages to seeding gates and fueling system, Turbine Conversions, Ltd has something for every ag aviation business. Our specialty is adding “Power to Your Business”. TCL offers Pratt & Whitney Canada and GE turbine engine conversions for Thrush, Dromader, Air Tractor and Ag Cats. TCL is an authorized dealer for new Pratt & Whitney PT6A - 21 and GE H75 engines. We are excited that in Reno Tiger Jones of Biggs, California will be displaying his Turbo Cat again this year. TCL 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. It is the only STC system on the market and is available for all makes and models of ag aircraft. The Variable Rate Rotary Gate is a great tool to expand offerings to your customers. It allows your aircraft to apply accurately from as little as 2# to 20#/ acre from micro-fine to granulated material. We will have a working system complete with our exclusive GateKeeperTM Technology in our booth #633. All of us at Turbine Conversions, Ltd are looking forward to seeing you in Reno!
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I Browse through the pages of AgAir Update’s NAAA’s Ag Aviation Expo Show Guide, make a note of what exhibitors are offering at this year’s convention.
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hope you are planning a long and productive week in Reno December 2-6 (official dates are December 3-6) by attending the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s Ag Aviation Expo. Although the exhibit hall does not open until Tuesday, December 4 at noon, a lot will have already happened! For instance, aircraft will be moved into the RenoSparks Convention Center during the early morning hours of Sunday, just before breakfast time. The day will be filled with turbine engine training seminars and a variety of NAAA meetings. The evening will bring, for the first time, the King Pins for PAASS bowling NAAREF fundraiser. It should be a hoot. Read more about it on page 76 of this edition of AgAir Update’s Show Guide. One thing for sure everyone will appreciate at this year’s Ag Aviation Expo in Reno is the sky bridge connecting the host hotel, The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, over to the convention center. Gone are the days of waiting for bus transportation between the hotel and convention center! Attendees can easily walk between the two venues without worrying about weather or catching a ride. Additionally, the Atlantis is home to the two top-rated restaurants in the entire Reno-Lake Tahoe area by TripAdvisor. Additionally, The Spa Atlantis, located in the host hotel, is consistently rated by Spa Finder magazine as one of the top-ten spas in the world. Impressive.
As you browse through the pages of the AgAir Update NAAA’s Ag Aviation Expo Show Guide, make a note of what exhibitors are offering at this year’s convention. It is amazing how the ag-aviation industry continues to evolve and expand. By reading exhibitors’ text adjacent to their ads, you will be better prepared to make the most of your limited time while in the exhibit hall. Tag the ones you need to visit. Maybe list them on your smartphone or use the App provided by NAAA. (You can download at event.crowdcompass.com/2018naaa) You don’t have to bring your AgAir Update Show Guide with you to the convention, because another copy will be inserted into your NAAA attendee package! I know from years past that I won’t be able to talk with everyone, but please stop by and visit AgAir Update at booth 745. Besides myself, other members of the AgAir Update team will be there. If you have something special going on that the industry needs to know about, then be sure to let us in on the news. Often our interaction at the NAAA convention sets the stage for next year’s agenda of articles. I look forward to seeing you in Reno, December 2-6, 2018! Until then, Keep Turning…
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Reno has been rejuvenated with more restaurants, bars and attractions
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Including Aerial Application Technology Research and sessions for new and low-time ag pilots. Potential CEUs available for sessions.
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Numbers Point to a Strong Air Tractor Performance in 2018
Air Tractor offers eight different airplane models to fit the needs of ag and firefighting operators.
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hen you look at the numbers, 2018 is adding up to be another standout year for Air Tractor. With production totals that rank among the highest in its 46-year history, the company is primed to fly into 2019 with momentum. And with news like that, it’s not surprising that Air Tractor’s corporate message for the 2018 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo is “Performance, By-The-Numbers.” “The final tally of airplanes we will produce by the end of 2018 is 143,” says Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch. “And though we’re rightly proud of that figure, it tells only a small part of the overall Air Tractor picture this year.” “Air Tractor’s strength,” Hirsch continued, “and its value to our customers, is the sum total of many numbers. Forty-four years of uninterrupted aircraft production. Over 3,600 airplanes built since 1974. We have 280 employee-owners at the factory involved in manufacturing, engineering, administration and customer support. We offer eight different airplane models to fit the needs of ag and firefighting operators. The number of Air Tractor dealers worldwide has increased to 13, with the addition of Portage Aircraft Specialties in Canada. The number of parts warehoused ready-to-ship and parts orders fulfilled, totals in the hundreds of thousands—ranging from nuts and bolts to landing gear, wing tips, empennages and control surfaces. “We devote thousands of man-hours every year to improving our processes, being more efficient, and ultimately providing a better experience for Air Tractor owners. And over the years, we’ve invested millions of dollars on new manufacturing technology in order to produce better quality, better performing ag aircraft.” One noteworthy number for the company is Air Tractor’s multi-million dollar investment in its stateof-the art electro coat primer facility. “This is a prime example of our commitment to continuous product improvement,” says Vice President of Operations, Rick Turner.” Our e-coat process helps us produce more rugged, more reliable and longer-lasting airplanes. Given chemicals that ag pilots work with, these e-coated parts help to lower maintenance costs
over the life of the airplane.” E-coated parts can be repainted in the field with commonly used aircraft paints and spray systems. “It’s this kind of utility, flexibility and dependability that Air Tractor owners expect. And every day we do our best to deliver it to them.” Rick Turner can back up that statement with numbers. “Air Tractor employees work hundreds of thousands of manufacturing hours in an average year. We are fortunate to have a low employee turnover rate and as a result our employees have a combined total of 3,600+ years of service at Air Tractor. In 2017, our employees produced 1,057,493 detail parts, assemblies and sub-assemblies in facilities that now total 5.5 acres under roof.” But what about the most important numbers for ag aircraft operators—actual airplane performance? President Jim Hirsch leans into that question, “The Air Tractor 502XP illustrates that performance point” he says. “We like to say that we’ve taken our 500-series airplane to the next level with the XP. It’s an airplane designed to perform in high, hot operating conditions. For many operators, the XP provides the extra power to boost productivity when highdensity altitude challenges aircraft performance. It can carry a full 500-gallon load day after day. The 867-horsepower engine, 4-blade prop and surehandling airframe together help pilots cover more acres in less time, get to the job with faster ferry times and reduce pilot fatigue on long, hot days.” Yet another number that’s significant: “Roughly 50% of Air Tractor’s 143 airplanes produced this year will be exported to countries all around the globe. And those airplanes are supported by eight international Air Tractor dealers with in-country sales, parts and maintenance capability that’s second to none.” There’s one final number worth noting. Three Air Tractor airplanes will be on display during the Ag Aviation Expo Trade Show Tuesday and Wednesday. Visitors to the Air Tractor exhibits can get an up-close look at AT-802A and 502XP ag planes provided by Air Tractor dealer Lane Aviation and an AT-802F Fire Boss made available by Air Spray Air Tankers in Chico, California. For more information about Air Tractor airplanes, point your web browser to airtractor.com.
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FROM THE NAAA
Andrew Moore NAAA Executive Director Gary Jerger NAAA President
Reap the Rewards of NAAA’s 2018 Ag Aviation Expo December 3–6 in Reno!
O In a few short weeks we will be returning to a revitalized and energized version of one of our longtime convention destinations: Reno, Nevada.
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n behalf of the National Agricultural Aviation Association, we would like to invite all AgAir Update readers to the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo. NAAA’s expo is your one-stop shop for experiencing the professional rejuvenation that comes from networking, learning and engaging with the agricultural aviation industry’s best operators, pilots and service providers. In a few short weeks we will be returning to a revitalized and energized version of one of our longtime convention destinations: Reno, Nevada. The city of Reno has benefited from a major renaissance since our last convention there in 2013. It has become ground zero for a new technology boom, as a wave of tech companies, including Tesla, Apple Cloud and a Microsoft division, have moved there, which in turn has sparked a surge in new restaurants, nightclubs, microbreweries and shopping, all shadowed by the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range. NAAA has contracted with a new host hotel for our return to Reno. The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a first-class hotel of the highest order and just a walking bridge away from the NAAA Trade Show. Our room rate is $109 per night, but you’ll have to act fast—the cutoff date for NAAA’s room block is Nov. 12. Book online at AgAviation.org/hotel or call the Atlantis at (800) 723-6500 and reference the NAAA Convention (SNAA18). It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran operator, a fledging ag pilot or an allied supplier to the ag aviation industry, you won’t find a better venue than the Ag Aviation Expo to help you achieve your professional goals and business objectives. The world’s largest agricultural aviation expo offers countless opportunities to conduct business, visit with friends and colleagues and learn about cutting-
edge technologies and products. With nearly 25 hours of educational programming, a full trade show floor and an expected 1,400 aerial application professionals, you’ll be in good company when you join us in Reno. Our theme this year is advocating for the industry and we have some great speakers to inform you about how to effectively advocate for agriculture and the aerial application industry. The inspiration begins at our Kickoff Breakfast on Dec. 3 where you’ll hear from Greg Peterson of the YouTube sensation the Peterson Farm Brothers. Greg and his family have been very successful at using humor, music and other bridge-building devices to positively communicate about agriculture to the public through social media and other avenues. Greg founded the “Peterson Farm Brothers” with his siblings in 2012. Since then, their YouTube videos have reached more than 50 million people and led to an increased role in agricultural advocacy for Greg. He has now given over 300 speaking presentations in 40 states and eight countries and is passionate about the future of the agriculture industry. The Dec. 4 General Session will feature speakers to help you advocate the benefits of aerial application. If you’ve ever had to defend aerial application in your community, on social media, during an interview or in a courtroom, you know the importance of being able to represent our industry in a positive light. Enhance your communication skills by attending this session. Several educational sessions are on tap throughout the week, including the Aerial Application Technology Research Session and programming focused on low-level obstacles, crop protection products, helicopters, engines, and safety and federal aviation regulations, just to name a few.
Sessions from aircraft manufacturers Air Tractor and Thrush, as well as several company sessions, also are being offered. 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. 2 and Dec. 5. NAAREF will host the “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session on Dec. 3. 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. We also recommend the NAAREF Safety Session Dec. 6 no matter what your level of experience is as an aerial applicator. NAAREF will tackle the topic of fatigue at that session. The Aerial Application Technology Research Session, which follows the Kickoff Breakfast, is the R&D portion of the convention. Industry researchers will cover a number of “new” tools and information ready to use as part of your everyday operations. Full descriptions are available at AgAviation.org/ asabesession. Several states are granting CEUs for this session. For specific solutions for your business look no further than NAAA’s trade show Dec. 4-5. The world’s largest agricultural aviation trade show brings buyers and sellers of aerial application-related products, supplies and services together under one roof. Reno’s convention center is blessed with ample show space, large trade show doors and close access to the Reno airport—three ingredients that work in aircraft exhibitors’ favor. As such, nine aircraft will be on display, along with 150
exhibiting companies, at the NAAA Trade Show. Don’t miss the fun of the Live Auction, which 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, several other great items are up for bid. Visit AgAviation.org/auctions for a list of all the auction items. The action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Throughout the week, there will be no shortage of opportunities to network and make new acquaintances. From the Dec. 3 Welcome Reception to the Dec. 6 Farewell Reception, you’ll be able to attend a different reception nearly every night. Finally, we encourage you to make plants to attend the Excellence in Ag Aviation Banquet Dec. 6, where we will honor a slate of distinguished awardees for their impressive contributions to the industry. Download the NAAA Ag Aviation Expo App to stay up to date onsite. The app features the full schedule of events, a list of available CEUs, auction items, an interactive NAAA Trade Show floor map and more! Learn more at AgAviation.org/expoapp. That’s just a small taste of what you’ll find at the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo. There is much more information within these pages and on NAAA’s website at AgAviation.org. Please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable week! Register for NAAA’s 2018 Ag Aviation Expo using the registration form found in this Show Guide or go to AgAviation. org. Register by Nov. 3 for the prices listed. Beginning Nov. 4 and onsite, registration fees will be $50 more per registration.
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Valley Air Crafts: California’s Air Tractor ‘Go-To-Source’ “Over the decades we’ve been here, Valley Air Crafts customers have really come to rely on us for a high level of working knowledge, expertise and all-around professionalism.
alley Air Crafts sells and supports the full line of Air Tractor aircraft from its facilities at Mefford Field Airport (TLR), just outside Tulare. At the company’s 8,000-square-foot hangar/maintenance and parts facility, five maintenance technicians and a full-time parts specialist provide the expert knowledge and responsive support that customers count on to keep flying and earning. Says owner and president, Mike Schoenau, “After 35 years helping California ag operators, fifteen as an Air Tractor dealer, we like to think we’ve earned a reputation as the go-to-source for aerial applicators and aerial firefighting operators around these parts. One call is all it takes to tap into our 80 years of combined experience in aircraft maintenance and the biggest Air Tractor parts inventory on the West Coast.” Valley Air Crafts has an expansive inventory of OEM parts and aerial application products, including Transland, CP Products, Agrinautics, Kawak, GPS guidance systems, spreaders, Lane brakes and Pratt
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& Whitney Canada. Parts orders are fulfilled quickly with a computerized parts inventory and sourcing system. A full-time replacement parts specialist helps customers to find the right part and to get it whenever and wherever they need it. Because Valley Air Crafts is located in California, parts orders can be called-in and fulfilled after central and eastern time zone parts suppliers have closed. “Our Pacific time zone can really make a difference to customers who are in a bind and need replacement parts really quick,” says Schoenau. “Over the decades we’ve been here, Valley Air Crafts customers have really come to rely on us for a high level of working knowledge, expertise and allaround professionalism. So whether it’s service, parts, or to purchase another Air Tractor, we are going to make sure that we meet or exceed expectations.” Visit Valley Air Crafts at booth #722 during the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo. For more information, go to TheValleyAircrafts.com.
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or ten years, Flight Plan Online has given aerial applicators a better way to organize and complete spray jobs. It helps you communicate effectively, be more efficient, and spray more acres. With Flight Plan Online, you can offer customers an easy way to create jobs. The user-friendly design will have them making maps and work orders, fast. They can even include adjacent crops and hazards near the field. Email alerts let them track jobs, without calling for updates. One of our most powerful tools is the Master Map. Whether you have a few jobs, or a few hundred, you get a clear overview to create manageable batches and schedule them for spraying. It’s easy to upload field boundaries into your guidance system. Our new Mobile View
lets you open batches on the fly, select a job, and automatically record completion information. Flight Plan Online helps you reduce risk. It flags sensitive areas on pilot maps. The maps give a clear view of fields and nearby landmarks where you’ll be flying, so you spray the right field. All work orders are kept online, so they can’t get lost. If you want to offer as-applied maps to customers, there’s no easier way. You can also create application reports and invoices the same day you spray! We’re honored by all the aerial applicators who’ve chosen Flight Plan Online these last ten years. They tell us they love how easy it is to use, and how we put customer service, first. While you’re here, stop by booth 807.
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2018 AG AVIATION EXPO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The schedule below is subject to change. Events will take place at the Atlantis and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The Atlantis and convention center are connected via a skybridge.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 Early morning 8 am-5:30 pm 8 am-5:30 pm 9 am-4 pm 11:30-3:15 pm 12-6 pm 2:15-3:15 pm 3:30-4:30 pm 4:45-6:15 pm 6-7 pm 6:30-9:30 pm
Aircraft move from airport to convention center CC CD Aviation-TPE 331 Engine Maintenance Training Atlantis PWC PT6 Seminar Atlantis Canadian AAA Board Meeting Atlantis PAASS PDC Meeting Atlantis Registration Atlantis Support Committee Meeting All NAAA Support members Atlantis NAAA Board Meeting Atlantis Compaass Rose Session Session for attendees with five years or less experience or an interest in the industry. Atlantis Operation S.A.F.E. Analysts Meeting Atlantis King Pins Bowling Fundraiser Nat’l Bowling for NAAREF Stadium
Monday, December 3, 2018
7 am-6:30 pm Registration: Attendees Atlantis 7:45 am-5 pm Registration: Exhibitors CC 8 am-8 pm Exhibitor Setup CC 8-9:45 am Kickoff Breakfast Atlantis 8 am-5:30 pm Room for Families Atlantis 10 am-12 pm Aerial Application Technology Research Session Atlantis 11: am-1 pm Support Committee Event Wine Pairing & Cooking Demonstration Lunch Atlantis 1-2:30 pm Education Sessions - FAA/ Security Session - Chem-Man Session - AG-NAV Session Atlantis 2:45-4:15 pm Education Sessions - Low Level Obstacle Session - TPE 331 Session - SATLOC Session Atlantis 4:30-6 pm Education Sessions - “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session - Chemical Session - PT6 Session - Insero Session Atlantis 6:30-7:30 pm Welcome Reception Atlantis
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Registration - Exhibitors: All Day - Attendees: 11 am-5:30 pm Exhibitor Setup Room for Families NAAA Business Meeting NAAA General Session NAAA Trade Show. Exhibitor Details Live Auction & Reception Pratt & Whitney Canada Reception
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8 am-3 pm 7-10:30 am 8-9:30 am 8-10 am 8 am-5:30 pm 8:30-9:30 am 9-11 am 9:45-10:15 am 9:30-11 am 10 am-4 pm 12-1 pm 1:30-3:30 pm 2-3 pm 4-8 pm 4-5:30 pm
Registration for All CC PAASS Presenter’s Breakfast (PAASS Presenters Only). Atlantis Education Sessions - Helicopter Session - Insurance Session - GE Aviation CC USDA Aerial Imaging Processing Workshop Atlantis Room for Families Atlantis Allied Industry Meeting CC Support Committee Event Athena Project Atlantis Mini Education Sessions - Simplex Session - AgSync Session CC State/Regional Directors Meeting CC NAAA Trade Show. Exhibitor Details CC Past President’s Meeting CC NAAREF Board Meeting CC Silent Auction Staggered Closing CC Exhibitor Teardown CC Education Sessions - Compaass Rose—Session for attendees with five years or less experience or an interest in the industry. - Radial Engines Session - ASU Session CC
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Early morning 8-10 am 8 am-12 pm 8 am-Noon 8:45-10:15 am 10:15-11:45 am 1:15-2:30 pm 2:45-4:15 pm 5:15 pm 5:45 pm
Aircraft move from convention center to airport CC Exhibitor Final Freight Move Out CC Registration Atlantis Room for Families Atlantis Air Tractor Session Atlantis Thrush Aircraft Session Atlantis NAAREF Safety Session Atlantis Education Session - Safety Management for Ag Operations Atlantis Farewell Reception Atlantis Excellence in Ag Aviation Banquet Atlantis
The Rise of Reno
W The rejuvenated downtown along the banks of the Truckee River, cascading down from Lake Tahoe, reflects trendy and hip restaurants, shops, microbreweries and nightclubs. Having a new vibrancy all its own, it’s a cool and fun place to hang out.
e look forward to seeing you in Reno for the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo! Events will take place at the Atlantis and Reno-Sparks Convention Center, located directly next door to the Atlantis. Walk to the convention center over the sky bridge or the Atlantis shuttle can transport you to the doors of the convention center. Reno is a changing city as many companies have moved their headquarters to Reno, creating more restaurants in all price ranges and the downtown area is a safer place. Reno has become ground zero for the new technology boom.
Downtown: The rejuvenated downtown along the banks of the Truckee River, cascading down from Lake Tahoe, reflects trendy and hip restaurants, shops, microbreweries and nightclubs. Having a new vibrancy all its own, it’s a cool and fun place to hang out.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa: Atlantis was rated by USA Today Travel as the Number One Rated Casino Resort outside of Las Vegas. The Travel Channel also rated Atlantis one of the nation’s top casinos. Trip Advisor has rated Atlantis the number one hotel and also has rated our Spa Atlantis as the number One Activity in our entire destination. Our Spa Atlantis has been selected one of the Top Ten Spas in the World by Spa Finder Magazine for a number of years in row. But there is more….Trip Advisor also has the top TWO restaurants in the entire Reno Lake Tahoe destination right here at Atlantis. Book your room here.
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esla/Panasonic Giga Factory Battery Plant is now open and will be expanding to be the world’s largest building when complete Apple Cloud is being built here and Apple announced a huge expansion of jobs in to our market for the next decade Another Microsoft Division is relocating here Several Drone Companies are moving to Stead Airport (designated a drone center) The World’s largest Data Center Switch is being built here Two energy companies are moving here A financial company relocated here Amazon.com and Zulilly also announced major expansions NASA announced their unmanned test center Google announced a new data center will be built here along with other massive businesses Several additional Data Centers and companies are moving here Several Aerospace Companies are based here including the Sierra Nevada Corporation Blockchain LLC just purchased 67,000 acres here to begin a huge project
Flights: Reno now boasts over 130 flights a day! Jet Blue has a direct route to the east coast which is JFK out of New York and may add another east coast route soon. Delta added a seasonal direct flight from Atlanta as well and Frontier just added Austin (an important NSTA Hub). Reno Airport
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Field Results Show it Pays to Take Control™ by Dennis Gardisser, WRK of Arkansas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Control™ has also been one of the top contenders in replicated research evaluations under a wide range of operating speeds and setups.
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. For years, Arkansas Operation S.A.F.E. clinics have included one day of field evaluations of locally favored drift mitigation aids. 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, Control™ from GarrCo Products, Inc. has consistently shown positive results. Control™ has also been one of the top contenders in replicated research evaluations under a wide range of operating speeds and setups. Unsolicited applicator comments like: “Best
CONTROL DUO LS™ provides two great products – CONTROL WM™ deposition aid/drift mitigation adjuvant and a unique NIS in one easy-to-use package.
material I’ve ever used”, “Very easy to mix and load”, “I see improved efficacy” and “The material that I used to get on the windshield is gone” add validity to Control’s real world performance. Mixing and compatibility are one of the major issues with any drift reduction additive. Arkansas operators attest to the ease of mixing with Control™ under a wide range of solution characteristics. There are a lot of products available for drift mitigation and application efficiency. I encourage every applicator to check out all available data and select a product that has been thoroughly evaluated for optimum performance. Visit our booth 845 in Reno.
BENEFITS ■ Contains a unique, highly effective NIS blend that enhances pesticide uptake while not increasing the number of fine droplets as most NIS and oils do. ■ Contains CONTROL WM™ proven in many research and field trials to be superior at mitigating drift and increasing deposition.
■ Multiple independent trials demonstrate a 2X higher retention of the spray solution on plant surfaces. ■ Significantly lowers evaporation of the spray droplet ■ Satisfies most label requirements for surfactant and drift adjuvant. Its higher ratio of polymer to surfactant is designed for aerial application at a low cost.
www.GarrCo.com Phil Needler 517-256-4646 Email: email@example.com
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Aircraft Spruce for the Ag Pilot
ircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. has been a leading supplier to the general aviation industry since 1965. The company carries a full line of aircraft parts, avionics and pilot supplies and ships from regional distribution centers in California, Illinois, Georgia and Canada. Products for ag aircraft include batteries, tires, RAPCO and APS wheel and brake parts, custom hose assemblies, starters, alternators, fuel pumps, carburetors, Tanis heaters, pistol grips, engine parts and Garmin GPS. Aircraft Spruce provides competitive pricing and same day shipments to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information call 1-877-4SPRUCE or (951)3729555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at booth #449 at the Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, NV
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With the holiday season approaching, we wanted to reach out and make sure you are up to date on all of the excitin
happening at Lightspeed. As it turns out, the highly successful launch of our Zulu PFX headset this summer was just AgAir Update’s 27th Annual NAAA Ag Aviation Expo Show Guide | SG 19 Please read below for the following topics: • CES Innovation Awards Honoree • Lightspeed online training available • Holiday gift with purchase promotion
Lightspeed Aviation Offers an Active Noise Reduction (ANR) System for Helmets
viation provides the perfect noise environment for the benefits of Active Noise Reduction (ANR). Excellent at reducing the sound of the lower frequencies, ANR is a great match to the noise environment of both fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft. Over the past 20+ years this technology has exploded in the aviation headset market, but for aviators that wear helmets while they fly, the options have been limited. Enter Lightspeed, a company that introduced its first ANR aviation headset and quickly became one of the leading brands in the category. After many requests from pilots for a Lightspeed system design for helmets, the company decided to take on the challenge. Their product, dubbed “Zulu H-Mod,” is a ground-up project designed
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for helmets. Based on the legacy of the company’s popular Zulu family of headsets, it boasts many of the features of the headsets while adding specific features unique to helmet installations. In addition to top caliber ANR, the installation is designed for comfort. Lightspeed uses conformal foam in the ear seals that provide both a great seal and a personally comfortable fit. The shape of the ear seals is also designed for comfortable use with prescription glasses or sunglasses. The Zulu H-Mod helmet installation puts a priority on durability and incorporates a Kevlar centered cable system for both the internal wiring and the external cable that interfaces with the aircraft. Lightspeed’s exclusive quick disconnect is designed for fast, safe egress without removing the helmet.
It has a 9-pound pull force (4 kg) and makes emergency egress even safer. With acoustic technology at the core, the Lightspeed engineering team takes great pride in how the system sounds. Your intercom transmissions will be very clear and if you choose to use the Bluetooth feature for music you’ll be amazed at how good your tunes sound. The Zulu H-Mod system is backed by a three-year factory warranty from Lightspeed and can be added to an existing helmet or included with the purchase of a new one. The system is available from select installers that have been trained and certified. A list of certified installers are available at LightspeedAviation.com/helmets and a few of them will have the product on display at the upcoming NAAA show in Reno, Nevada.
Support Committee Events in Reno at the Ag Aviation Expo Attention, ladies (and gentlemen) attending the NAAA Ag Aviation Expo! Join the Support Committee for a slate of events that are fun, educational and filled with chances to meet many other women, whether spouses or staff, who support the ag aviation industry. Spouses and support crew, this year’s Support Committee events offer maximum Expotainment opportunities, including a lunch cooking demonstration with wine pairing on Monday, Dec. 3. and the Wednesday, Dec. 5, Athena Project, a program developed for women and men who have a supporting role in the agricultural aviation industry. RSVP is required for the Monday, Dec. 3 event. Please RSVP to Amanda Nagel, email@example.com. There is no RSVP required for the Wednesday, Dec. 5 Athena Project.
Booth #823 & #922
www.midcont.com • 800-325-0885
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Impressive Results at AERO Innovations
ero Innovations has been installing the “LoadMaster” 4-blade propeller since 2015. With over 40 installations the results have been nothing short of impressive. The propeller provides an additional increase of up to 233.6 equivalent shaft horsepower, up to 584 ft lbs increase in thrust, shorter takeoff distance and increased climb rate. Our propellers are now flying in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Guatemala. We recently received approval for installation in Canada. Aero Innovations has acquired the STC for the Record Intake for the Thrush installation. A new filter system has been developed to make filter change and cleaning much easier. You will be able to change the filter on your plane as easily as changing your furnace filter! Come by the booth so we can give you a demonstration.
All pros... All pros, no cons - better take off performance, more pull in turns, smoother, quieter, better ground handling, moves aircraft CG forward, Hartzell reliability and service. Great prop! Adam Meyerkorth, Meyerkorth Aviation, Rock Port, MO
A different plane... This prop made my N5680X a completely different airplane. If you operate a PT6 up to -42 Thrush or Air Tractor, you should really consider upgrading to Aero Innovations LLC Loadmaster Propeller System and get the “DAWG” out of your ag plane! Patrick Andrews, Coleman, GA
Do it again... After putting the prop on I have to say I would recommend it to anyone thinking about trying it out. I gained every bit of the 500-foot takeoff difference promised and also cut down my turn time while heavy. The plane fly’s like a whole different animal now. I am extremely pleased with the turn out and would do it again in a heartbeat. Tommy Deterding, Carrier, OK
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• Strong “pull” through the turn with the load on board Shortened takeoff distance by 475 feet Considerably quieter on the ground (from outside) • Noticeably lighter rudder • Flights taken at 5,250 foot elevation Considerably quieter in the air (from outside) Smooth in flight
Additional increase of up to 233.6 Equivalent Shaft Horsepower | Up to 584 ft lbs increase in Thrust Shorter Takeoff Distance | Increased Climb Rate | Improves Aircraft Empty Weight CG MADE IN THE U.S.A. /AeroInnovationsllc | aeroinnovationsllc.com | 812.233.0384 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 7750 E SR 42 | Terre Haute, IN 47803
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No Red Tape at “Turbines Inc.” - Just Service
urbines Inc. was started in 1981 by Jim Mills in Terre Haute, Indiana. He saw a need in the turbine ag world for a quality turbine shop. Our company runs on our three founding pillars:
knowledgeable people fast turn times fair prices
Turbines Inc. has grown over the years, but its values remain the same. Many of our employees have been here 25+ years. The depth of our experience and knowledge is unequalled in any turbine shop. Turbines Inc. is privately owned, so there are no committees or red tape to go through. When you have a technical question or just want to explore some options, you will not find a more experienced group to talk to. When you call Turbines Inc., you will speak to someone who has worked on PT6 engines for over 30 years and can advise and troubleshoot your PT6 right over the phone. There is no administrative assistant who takes your message and promises to get back to you. You will speak directly to our General Manager who has full authority to utilize all our resources to
solve your engine problems. Turbines Inc. is FAA approved to perform all work scopes on a PT6 engine from hot section repair to full overhaul on all PT6 models and “yes” we are the experts on the PT6A-20. We perform all work in house to overhaul your engine not only saving you time but also money. All cleaning, NDT, inspection, balancing and testing is done at our Terre Haute facility. On-site work translates into a high-quality product and a turn time that is second to none in the industry. Turbines Inc. understands that your hard-earned dollar demands reliability and downtime costs money. Every engine in our shop receives the highest level of attention and service to ensure quality and safety with a turn time that exceeds our customers expectations.
Stop by our Booth # 435 in Reno, NV
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Since 1981 dedicated to pt6 engines
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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
Fax: 918-838-1659 • firstname.lastname@example.org FAA APPROVED REPAIR STATION NO. CT2R754K
Booth #823 & #922
www.midcont.com • 800-325-0885
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Maintaining Quality and Integrity in Radial Engine Overhaul 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 #410.
Eagle Vistas Makes Move to Larger Facilities to Better Serve Our Students! Eagle Vistas has just moved to Inverness Airport in Inverness, Florida (KINF). Working from a 12,000-sq foot hangar, we have space for airplanes for training from Private, Commercial, Instrument and Ag Training. Helicopter ag and turbine transitions scheduled upon request. This location provides easy access from either Orlando or Tampa International Airports. We train year round in Florida. Eagle Vistas was the subject of a feature article in Sport Aviation magazine of the EAA that was published in the August 2018 issue for members and distributed at AirVenture along with a video produced by EAA about Eagle Vistas. Both the article and video can be found on our web-site: www:eaglevistas.com. We are very honored this year to have been chosen by quite a few commercial ag operators to provide ag pilot training to their 2nd and 3rd generation ag pilot sons, grandsons, and nephews. We also had students from operators that have sent us more than one ag student. When questioned why an ag school and why Eagle Vistas, their reply to us was, “We don’t want to leave anything out!” They said they were impressed with our Ag Pilot Minimum standards and the value of setting professional standards for ag pilots. Eagle Vistas graduates are apprentice ag pilots ready to be deployed with a basic foundation and be trained in a commercial ag operation. We also have minimum standards for helicopter ag training. Turbine transition training is available in either a dual cockpit Thrush or dual control Air Tractor. Ask our graduates about us! Please visit our website and come by and see us in our booth #1201 in Reno!
North Star Aviation Offers a Wide Variety of Services 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 your Thrush needs. Stop by our booth #1123 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 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 #1123 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 #1123 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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DRP-955 Hi-Tek Nozzles In Business Since 1992 Manufacturing Booms and Nozzles Dealer for Transland Spray System Consultants
5660 Calhoun Road | Unadilla, GA 31091 P. 229-645-3605 | F. 229-645-3880 | davidononline.com
ZEE SYSTEMS, INC.
406 W. Rhapsody San Antonio, TX 78216 USA AIRCRAFT AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING FAA Approved Part 21 Manufacturer FAA-PMA PQ0490SW
www.zeesystemsinc.com 800-988-2665(COOL) - 210-342-9761 MADE IN THE U.S.A.
The Zee Company, Inc. 123 Braniff Dr. San Antonio, TX 78216 USA COMPONENT OVERHAUL SHOP FAA ARS EA2R787K & EASA 145.5097 ELECTRICAL – FUEL – HYDRAULIC - MECHANICAL ENVIRONMENTAL - PRESSURIZATION – ELECTRONICS
www.zeecompanyinc.com 800-527-3019 - 210-342-9479 SERVICE WORLDWIDE Since 1966
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Davidon Keeping Focused with DRP-955 DRP-955 is a highly efficient adjuvant. Its proprietary ingredients make it an all-in-one adjuvant for the aerial and ground applicator. DRP-955 acts as an anti-evaporant to reduce spray drift. This places more chemical on target, thereby increasing deposition. Due to this and DRP-955’s UV protection and bonding ability, the application is more effective. It also works as a penetrator, spreader and sticker. Studies at the University of Georgia have indicated a 20% increase in deposition when using DRP-955. Several universities including, the University of Arkansas and Michigan State University, all reported similar results. Real world testimonies from pilots claim no longer is spray deposition on the windscreen, a problem during return spray passes. DRP-955 comes in 2.5-gallon plastic containers. Also, it is a true solution adjuvant that stays mixed. It will not clog nozzles nor will it turn into a clabber-like mix, even if it is overdosed. DRP-955 is a reasonably priced solution to drift. With so many other advantages, it is well worth the money. Please stop by our booth #1135 and enter to win a free case.
Zee Systems Working for You ZEE Systems, Inc. is a small family owned company. We manufacture air conditioning components and systems for crops dusters. We are an FAA-PMA approved Part 21 manufacturer (PQ0490SW). We also have air conditioning systems in over 30 other turbine/jet powered fixed wing and rotorcraft models. Parts support is offered from our distributors. Please contact Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp. in Hayti, MO at 573-359-0500, or our newest distributor, Aircraft Maintenance Support, Inc. in Rustburg, Virginia. Contact Frank at 434-821-9751. Quality overhaul, repair and exchanges are offered by The Zee Company, Inc. an FAA (EA2R787K) and EASA (145.5097) approved Part 145 Unlimited Class I, II and III repair station. Specializing in starter-generators, fuel, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electromechanical components. Thank you for allowing us to serve you in 2019, our 53rd year of continuous operation from San Antonio, Texas USA. Visit us a booth #1233 in Reno, Nevada.
Serving Agricultural Aviation for 66 Years
Authorized distributor for Air Tractor, Southeastern Aircraft Sales offers new and used aircraft, parts and service. Now in our 66th 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 #611
Aircraft Sales & Service, Inc. Fort Pierce, Florida
Our 66th year serving agricultural aviation Sales • Service • Parts
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Transland Switch Back System now STC’d!
D At Transland, we strive to bring our customers products that make their jobs easier and bring added value to their operations. Above: 7.5 inch Hydraulic Gate Box
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iscover what is new at Transland, come visit with us and see the 7.5” Hydraulic Gate display with controller. Display shows how the 7.5” Hydraulic Gate Controller is compatible with all GPS units and is easy to use. Talk with our knowledgeable staff at the booth to find out if upgrading to the 7.5” Hydraulic Gate is right for you. While at the booth also view the functioning Wingman display and learn how the Wingman can save you time and money. At Transland, we strive to bring our customers products that make their jobs easier and bring added value to their operations. In this effort, we are excited to announce the Transland Switch Back system is now STC’d. We have been working closely with the FAA to complete STC certification for the complete Switch Back system for quite some time and now it is here! The complete Transland Switch Back system includes an ag gate, fire gate, controller, spreader and booms with plumbing. System can be purchased complete or separately depending on your needs. This new patented system is revolutionary for the aerial application industry allowing ag pilots to add firefighting to their work. We know so many of our customers love that all of our stainless-steel booms come with a standard bleed line built inside the boom. We have applied
the same ingenuity to our new aluminum boom line, now available to order from dealers. Visit the booth to see a sample with a cut out showing the bleed line inside. While at the booth ask about the benefits of using the Transland Meterate for cover crop and low poundage work. Join us for the annual Transland Breakfast Seminar featuring Dr. Dennis Gardisser of WRK of Arkansas. Dr. Gardisser is a commercial pilot, flight instructor, safety counselor and NAAA S.A.F.E. analyst. Dr. Gardisser will discuss current tips and techniques in aerial application that help keep pilots safe and applications effective. Breakfast starts Tuesday December 4th at 7am in the Paradise CDE room at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa hotel. Transland is always looking for ways to improve our existing product lines and we are happy to work with all manufacturers willing to adapt our products to fit the needs of their customers. We love to hear from all our customers. Let us know if there is anything we can improve or create to help you achieve your application goals. All of us at Transland want to thank our dealers and their loyal customers for the opportunity to serve and create for this remarkable industry. We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s NAAA convention in Reno (booths #627-629).
The only STC’d system that lets you switch from Ag to Fire in 2 hours.
Complete STC’d system includes •
Spray System with Booms and Plumbing
Call Your Transland Dealer for more Information.
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P&WC 850 SHP STC - “The Sweet Spot” The golf ball goes the farthest when it is hit in the sweet spot. Cascade hits the “sweet spot” with the P&WC PT6A-41/42 850 SHP STC kits to upgrade the 500-gallon Thrush and Air Tractor AT-502/502B aircraft. This STC upgrade increases your acres per hour and the profitability of your business. 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 and 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. Visit us at booth #819 in Reno.
IT’S ALL ABOUT AIR!
PH: 509-635-1212 • FAX: 509-635-1477 email@example.com
www.cascadeaircraftconversions.com ATTENTION: 850SHP STC FOR AT-502B AND THRUSH 510P Owners.
850SHP STC FWF kit for THRUSH 510P Proven Performance Increase
all models of Air Tractor & Thrush • Reduce ITT • Reduce Fuel Consumption • Protect Your Investment - No FOD History
PT6A-41/42 850 SHP POWER UPgrade for AT502B and THRUSH 510P aircraft. Complete bolt on FWF kit. In Pressure Cowl testing, NG speed reduced 1-3%, ITT reduced up to 33° C, increase in available HP. Unmatched performance, excellent filtration, class leading ease of air filter and fuel nozzle maintenance. The Pressure Cowl comes with the 850SHP kits. Call Cascade now to improve performance. 1-800-716-2550
Johnston Aircraft Service David Johnston 559-686-1794
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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
Specializing in Aviation Insurance Hardy Aviation Insurance, located in Wichita, Kansas was established in 1995 and we’re closing in on our 23rd season. Hardy has seen tremendous growth over these past 22 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. Within our agency, Randy Hardy, Angie Banz, Kim Manring, Mandi Hill and Vaughn Tolbert will be at the booth# 801-803 in Reno, bringing years of 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 Melinda Greene, Joyce Winn, Mona Rathmel, Rebecca Burns, Keziah Hill, Kassidi Strunk, Matt Younkin, Jam’e Brown and Emily Lange. As an outside consultant, we’ve retained the services of Tim Wiebe. 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. Matt Younkin is based in Silom Springs Arkansas, Vaughn Tolbert is based in Dallas, Mandi Hill is based in Memphis, each working in all facets of our aviation business. 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 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 Reno, a guest appearance from Flat Randy will welcome your visit.
Hardy Aviation Insurance provides coverage from a name you can trust, at a price you can afford. - Randy Hardy
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“Make Loading a Dream” with Mixmate
e sure to check in with us at this year’s NAAA Ag Aviation Expo. We have new product announcements to be unveiled at the show! The modularity of Mixmate has led to many different types of system setups from basic flowmeter measuring systems to dual inductor systems for measurement of all products by weight. The jug processing capabilities of Mixmate cannot be matched by any other system in the industry. A comment from one of our customers, “We do a large amount of totes but also a fair amount of jugs. They have an automatic chem inductor that weighs as you pour. No more measuring jugs or guessing. The tablet tells you the target and lets you know when you have enough. So slick and wicked fast.” Many aerial applicators have to deal with a mountain of jugs every year. No other system offers the speed of processing jugs with automated recordkeeping. One of our competitors even stopped by for a demo this summer at a show and got a big smile when he saw the jug process in person. We talk about jugs since our process is unique and fast. We also handle bulk products at the same time. Many mobile systems prefer to use our flowmeters for the bulk products. We
use a gear type flowmeter that does not need to be recalibrated for each type of chemical and our customers are pleased with the accuracy. Another customer comment, “Two things, it’s exact. No system I’ve seen can come even close to the same level of accuracy. Which leads to second point, it’s stress free. Fully automatic calculations and mixing make loading the sprayer a dream. Push a button and it’s done. I’ll never mix manually again, ever!” The other option for measuring bulk chemicals is by weight. A dual inductor system works well for large quantities of bulk chemicals. A typical system would have a small Mixmate inductor to handle the jugs and small quantities of bulk products with a large inductor to measure the high volume products. Both inductors with all the chemical and fertilizer inputs would be controlled by the Mixmate system. Multiple product tanks would be routed to the inductors and the output could go directly to the aircraft or to multiple batch tanks. We look forward to meeting you soon and to help find a solution for you. Together we can make loading the sprayer a dream! Visit us in Reno, Booths 812, 814 and Booth 813.
Make loading a dream! “Two things, it’s exact. No system I’ve seen can come even close to the same level of accuracy. Which leads to second point, it’s stress free. Fully automatic calculations and mixing make loading the sprayer a dream. Push a button and it’s done. I’ll never mix manually again, ever!” ...An Illinois Farmer
Chemical Mixing Streamlined Booths 812, 814 AND Booth 813
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Kawak Aviation Technologies – Committed to Customer Success Kawak Aviation (Formerly Ag Air Systems) was founded in 1993 in Bend, Oregon USA. That year, Kawak founders Doug Sawyer and Mike Reightley, utilizing decades of experience in the fluid power industry created the first electro proportional auxiliary hydraulic power system for spray equipment on agricultural aircraft. In 1994, Kawak developed turbine-engine conversions for the Thrush and a few years later the Dromader utilizing TPE331 engines. As part of these conversions our first throttle quadrants were born. In 1996, we designed an auxiliary hydraulic system for the Bell OH-58 helicopter. This design was quickly adapted to the B206B. It was the first and to this day the only reliable variable hydraulic drive for these rotary wing
aircraft and can potentially quadruple productivity over standard electric systems. A string of auxiliary hydraulic systems followed over the years including the S2R, AT802, Bell 47, Hiller, SA315B Lama, Bell 212/ 412/205, Hughes 500, Bell UH-B, H, L, & K, Sikorsky S64E & F, Sikorsky S-61, Kaman K-1200, CH-47D Chinook, CH54B Sky Crane, and more. In 2004, Air Repair Inc. and Kawak began a collaborative effort to develop a system that would give applicators all of the benefits of hydraulic control at a lower price point by utilizing an electro/ hydraulic power unit. The system was designed primarily for dry flow control operation. However, the intention was to have a single power unit that could power not only the dry gate, but the boom valve, hopper door and flaps or
any combination as well. A modular system with the ability to have additional functions layered on depending on applicator preference, the Rx Gate System has been field proven since 2006 with over 100 systems sold. This year Kawak is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We’re not just celebrating 25 years of being in business, but 25 years of supporting and innovating solutions for our customers in the aerial agriculture industry. We are proud not just of what we do, but how we do it. Whether it is developing innovative products and services, or investing in our people and future workforce, our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible products and service. Visit us in booth 322.
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Storm Aeronautics… “Keeping Ag Aviation Great”
torm Aeronautics continues to diversify by adding new products to our lineup. New for 2018 is the Custom Air Tail Wheel. The new single-arm tailwheel for 802 and 602 Air Tractors replaces an upper bushing in existing housing with a bearing/ race combination to achieve a smoother/tighter ride and eliminate excessive vibration. Easy maintenance and increased protection with the addition of an inner and outer hubcap to protect wheel from chemical and fertilizer. We have them in stock. Our goal at Storm Aeronautics was to bring current glass technology to ag aviation and that is what we did. Last year we sold over 200 Storm Shields and didn’t have one report of breakage of glass or even cracking upon impact of foreign objects (birds). We did however have a few people comment to us that they hit birds and ducks with impressive results. The Storm Shield is chemical and scratch resistant with tremendous clarity. This STC covers all Air Tractor models that have a center
windshield, which is the 400-800 series. The 504 is included since it has a single piece windshield. All Thrush models are included in the STC. Storm Cutters continue to be very popular with Air Tractor owners. 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 results of wire strikes. 17.3% of all fatalities in ag aviation were linked to a wire strike. Storm Cutters dramatically help to mitigate risk in the event of a wire strike (NTSB data compiled by the NAAA). We have over 300 sets of Storm Cutters in service since we received approval from the FAA three years ago. Throughout the summer we get random texts, emails and sometimes a phone call telling us how well the cutters work. We feel as though this is an essential piece of safety equipment. We haven’t forgotten about the Ag-Cat owners. In 2018,
STORM AERONAUTICS IS KEEPING AG AVIATION GREAT.
STORM CUTTERS™ FOR AIR TRACTOR
STORM SHIELD™ FOR AIR TRACTOR AND THRUSH
CUSTOMAIR TAILWHEEL FOR AIR TRACTOR 602-802
AG CAT REBUILDS ALL MODELS
NEW T-SHIRT APPAREL AG CAT • AIR TRACTOR • THRUSH
At Storm Aeronautics we specialize in complete rebuilds of all Ag Cat models as well as heavy maintenance including wing repairs and hopper construction. We build PMA replacement parts as well as stocking a large inventory of used parts for Ag Cats. We are also now offering the CustomAir single arm tailwheel for 802 and 602 Air Tractors. Our Storm Cutters™ are available for all Air Tractor models and our NEW Storm Shield™ is available for all Air Tractor models that have a three piece windshield as well as for Thrush aircraft. We have recently come out with a “Keeping Ag Aviation Great” t-shirt line with three different logos in a wide range of sizes. See us at the show or call us today to place your order!
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we were able to produce new 1 1/16” main landing gear and new heavy tail springs for Ag-Cats. We also have a like new C model Ag-Cat air frame (firewall aft) that will be completed by the end of the year. This factory 500-gallon Ag-Cat is serial number 43. There were only 44 C models ever produced. Upon completion of the C model, we will be working on a like new 400-gallon Super B. Both are for sale. Our goal in 2019 is to have a production line of rebuilds focusing on the Super B for now. We are currently working with the FAA to certify and PMA certain air frame parts that are becoming very difficult to find for Ag-Cats. Last but not least, we have a new T-Shirt line at Storm Aeronautics called “Keeping Ag Aviation Great”. There are three different designs with three different types of aircraft (Ag-Cat, Air Tractor and Thrush). Guess who is flying the aircraft? We have various sizes that range from Youth, Medium, up through XXXXL. We will have them at the show for sale. Thank you to all our customers for making 2018 another successful year at Storm Aeronautics and we look forward to 2019 for another exciting and productive year.
Apollo Spray Systems For R44 & R22 Helicopters
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
Fuel Efficiency, Maintenance Savings and Higher Hourly Production Trademarks of the -14GR 802 STC
urbine Installation received final FAA STC approval for the installation of the Honeywell TPE33114GR 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 AT-802-14 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 available options should you stop by our booth 1205 in Reno.
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Top 5 Reasons – Looking at GE’s H Series Engines The GE H Series turboprop family combines enhanced performance and operability with maintenance simplicity to deliver rugged, reliable power for a range of applications. GE is incorporating sophisticated technologies into the H Series to advance a legacy of reliable power for turboprop aircraft.
Top five reasons to choose GE’s H Series turboprop engines: Minimal Routine Maintenance: With its simplified scheduled maintenance regimen and rugged design, the H Series engine is ideally suited to the intense demands of ag aviation. The H Series features recurrent 300-hour and 900-hour inspections and low levels of consumables, allowing operators to spend fewer resources on maintenance and be more productive during their busy season. Sustained Power on Hot Days: With the H Series engines, operators have more sustained power on hot days and higher elevations. The H80 turboprop is flat rated for takeoff at 800 SHP (sea level) up to 105°F. This allows for full load takeoffs on hot days, helping Thrush 510G operators to maintain their productivity throughout the hot summer months. Fuel Burn Advantage: Ag operators with experience in multiple aircraft report that H80 engines burn less fuel than other engines under similar conditions. While individual results may vary, even minor fuel savings over a long season will increase operational efficiency and add to the bottom line. No Fuel Nozzles: Featuring an internal fuel slinger ring and no external fuel nozzles, the H Series engine is free from recurrent fuel nozzle inspection and replacement. Free from spending time and money on fuel nozzle removal, flow checks SG 36 | agairupdate.com
and cleaning, H Series operators can focus on being more productive. No Hot Section Inspection: In addition to the internal fuel slinger, the H Series engine features higher temperature materials in the engine combustor and high pressure turbine. As a result, the H Series engine has no required Hot Section Inspection (HSI) and no hardware replacement at the overhaul mid-point. For operators it means the engine remains on -wing until the overhaul.
The Bottom Line The H Series engine offers more capability, lower maintenance and lower operating costs than any other comparable engine. This means that operators will benefit from less time in the hangar absorbing cost and more time in the air generating revenue. GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a worldleading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. Visit us in booth #1117 in Reno, Nevada.
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The New Ag-Mission from AG-NAV Ag-Mission; web-based software that helps you create maps, prescriptions, e-mail maps, invoicing and more. We will show this application during our presentation at the NAAA Dec 3rd 1:00-2:30 room D don’t miss it! WANT A BOOST!! OR CRANK UP THAT ENGINE!!—The new Enercraft starting and backup power systems will crank that engine for years to come. The intelligent design using Lithium batteries and large capacitors which makes these systems state of the art for ground power backup on 12 VDC and 24 VDC. Are you in the market, or have a bucket?! Our new granular flow control will give you accurate application rates when using a bucket. We will have a demo with a bucket at our booth 1229. MORE GPS!!—The NEW P550 GPS engine is a powerful system and best in the industry, 20 Hz update rate, Standard model - L1/L2 GPS/GLONASS/SBAS, IP67 Enclosure, Optional Terra Star satellite-delivered correction services, 555 channels, all constellation multi-frequency positioning solution, see it at our booth. THE GUIA PLATINUM -HOW IT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR WORK FLOW—Running strong for five years now, the Platinum system has become the staple navigation system amongst aerial applicators. The system was designed like no other navigation system, with no operational costs and free software upgrades for life. The new updates also enhance the latest technologies in computer and data communications providing you with the technology to make your job easier, safer and more precise. 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. 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, the Guia Platinum has an 8.4” super bright screen which can display a moving map with Line up or North up depending on your preference. What else? …Georeferenced topographic map background, day and nighttime mode, optional NVG navigation screen, built in Wi-Fi and hot spot sharing, email spray data and much, much more 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 SG 38 | agairupdate.com
software. Upgrades are FREE! 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 #1227-1231 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 are designed to ensure steady application rates by automatically adjusting 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.
Come by Booth #1227-1231 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
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The Best System for Pilot Safety Variable Rate Technology: Able to manage complex variable rate maps from simple spray on/off to variable rate prescription. Voice Command:
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Create jobs and do flight planning anywhere in the world. Try it while it’s free.
Based on proven navigation technololgy, Ag-Nav is a global leader in systems that keep pilots safer and more in control while maximizing flight value. The new Platinum system offers pilot-friendly guidance with a simple interface for greater usability and ease of flying. Whether conducting precision agriculture, fighting fires, controlling wildlife, surveying, or combating Zika mosquitos, Ag-Nav offers flexibility and performance in both the air and on the ground. FOR OUR COMPLETE PRODUCT LIST, VISIT AGNAV.COM/NAVIGATION-SYSTEMS/ Take your job to the next level – Take total control
Ag-Nav - The leading name in GPS navigation systems When you buy an Ag-Nav product, you have for over 20 years. Be able to complete your job with the best tech support in the industry waiting confidence and expertice with an Ag-Nav system. for you -24/7, 365 and in 9 languages
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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 or visit us at booth # 1038 in Reno.
Preferred Airparts Serving Operators Worldwide Preferred Airparts of Kidron, Ohio has been serving aircraft operators and maintenance facilities worldwide since 1982. 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&WC 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.
Fire Boss System Exclusively Designed for AT-802
CD Aviation Services Announces Customer Loyalty Program
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CD Aviation Services has recently implemented a customer loyalty program. This program is unique because it follows the aircraft’s engine. Each engine logbook will have a certificate placed in the beginning that offers benefits to the current operator of the engine for maintaining the engine at CD Aviation Services. The benefits include incentives and discounts for the current owner of the engine. The CD Aviation Services’ customer loyalty program provides many advantages for the current and future operators of the engine. Since CD Aviation has performed the maintenance on the engine, the operator will realize quicker and better service solutions in the future. CD Aviation Services provides professional turbine engine maintenance and 24/7 AOG support through its convenient locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Its multiple facilities and field service teams allow it to provide an economical maintenance solution to customers worldwide. Stop by booth # 1206 in Reno.
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 AT-802 land planes. This modification offers lower stall speeds, improved control in slow flight and extra aileron authority to handle windy and gusty conditions. Visit us at NAAA in booth 951 to order yours today, or visit www. firebossllc.com, or call 651-209-7191.
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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.
Prime Turbines Offers More: PT6A Engine Overhaul!
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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 ever-changing 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. 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 www.primeturbines.com.
DataSmart Team Keeps Growing with Chem-Man Chem-Man has been helping chemical applicators save time and money for many years! We are the longest running software provider that is actively on the market today and have a deep knowledge of the software needs for chemical applicators. We are continually adding new features, making our software cutting edge, yet simple. “You can’t afford to get behind in technology in today’s business climate. Capturing and reviewing data is very important in running a well-run business,” says Regina Farmer, owner of DataSmart Software. “We are really excited about where our product is headed. We’ve recently added auto-weather and pre-post notifications and have more updates on the way.” Chem-Man now has multiple pricing structures available, including one for billing only and small businesses. “We are proud to be creating a program that is meeting the needs of all applicators.” Find out more at www.chem-man.com or stop by booths 1237 and 1239 in Reno.
ASI Jet - Our Job is Getting You Back in the Air 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. Our job is to get you back in the air so you can do yours! Come by Booth #900 and see how we can help you!
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Professional Agricultural Pilot Training by Professional Ag Pilots Battlefords Airspray is owned and operated by Fran de Kock. Fran is a well-known, respected ag pilot and CFI with 38 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. All ag instructors are “experienced” ag pilots! 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 seven 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! Booth 537
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The A.E.R.O. Hose Shop is making their return to NAAA once again this year. In addition to being the industry-leading aircraft supplier for fuel, oil and hydraulic hoses, they also offer hundreds of kits for most aircraft makes and models, a hose duplication program matched by no other, bulk hose and fittings, AOG service, and large warbird and helicopter hoses. Make sure to add the A.E.R.O. Hose Shop (Booth #914) to your list of must see vendors at the 2018 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo this year. For detailed information, visit our website at www. aerohoseshop.com or contact an A.E.R.O. Hose Shop representative at: 1.866.413.2780 ext. 293 3701 Highway 162 Granite City, IL 62040
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Intercontinental Jet Service, Your All Round Service Center Intercontinental Jet Service Corp (IJSC) is a Honeywell Authorized TPE 331 Agricultural Service Center centrally located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 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 for technical assistance please contact Neil James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-349-6827. Visit us at booth 1211 in Reno.
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Intercontinental Jet Service Corp. is a Honeywell Authorized TPE331 Service Center, as well as, an Authorized Hartzell, McCauley, and MT Propeller Service Center.
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FLOOR PLAN Aero Turbine Components Inc..................... 227
Hardy Aviation Ins Inc. ....................... 801,803
AeroFlow, Inc ......................................... 1131
Ag Air Turbines, Inc................................... 636
Intercontinental Jet Service Corp............... 1211
AgAir Update..................................... 745-844
Isolair, Inc................................................. 101
Ag-Nav, Inc.................................... 1124-1138
Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc............. 815, 817
AgAviation School.................................... 1133
Kansas Aviation of Independence........ 849, 851
Kawak Aviation Technologies...................... 322
AgraSyst Inc........................................... 1148
Kimmel Aviation Insurance......................... 309
AgriData Inc.............................................. 323
Kiwi Technologies, Inc................................ 945
Lane Aviation Inc............................... 816, 818
AgriSmart Information Systems..... 807,809,811
Micron Sprayers Limited........................... 1241
Mid - Continent................................. 823, 922
Air Repair, Inc............................. 307,406,408
Neal Aircraft, Inc............................... 422, 424
Air Tractor Inc...................... 401,423,615,710
North Star Aviation, Inc.................. 1123, 1125
Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma................ 315
Pickett Equipment Co., Inc......................... 317
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty......................... 449
Portage Aircraft Specialties ........................ 313
ASI Jet Sales, LLC....................... 900,902,904
Pratt & Whitney Canada ............................ 723
Aviation Hose Shop ................................... 914
Aviation Products Systems ....................... 1222
Prime Turbines ..................... 1109,1111,1113
Aviation Specialties Unlimited ...... 937,939,941
Queen Bee Air Specialties........................... 711
Battlefords Airspray................................... 537
R. T. Turbines, Inc..................................... 605
Cascade Aircraft Conversions LLC............... 819
RAMCO Systems Corporation............ 951, 1050
CD Aviation Services ............................... 1206
Reabe Aircraft Improvement....................... 535
Covington Aircraft...................................... 827
S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc.................... 916
Dallas Airmotive, Inc................................ 1101
Sky Tractor LLC........................... 704,706,708
DataSmart Software....................... 1237, 1239
Southeastern Aircraft Sales......................... 611
Souther Field Aviation, Inc......................... 918
Davidson Solid Rock Ins............................. 412
Standard Aero........................................... 312
Desser Tire and Rubber Co. ............... 314, 316
Storm Aeronautics..................................... 944
Dyna Nav Systems, Inc. ....... 103,710,391,136
SureFire Ag Systems, Inc.................... 649, 651
Eagle Vistas LLC...................................... 1201
Tennessee Aircraft Co Inc......................... 1215
Electronics International, Inc. EI................. 325
Thrush Aircraft Inc.............................. 901,923
Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc. .................. 1036
Transland ............................ 627,629,726,728
Farm Air, Inc............................................. 634
Tulsa Aircraft Engines................................ 410
Fire Boss ................................................. 623
Turbine Conversions LTD.................... 633, 733
FliteTek International Inc ......................... 1139
Turbine Installations ................................ 1205
Frost Flying Inc. ................................ 601,603
Turbines, Inc............................................. 435
Garrco Products, Inc.................................. 845
United Turbine........................................ 1235
GE Aviation ............................................ 1117
Valley Air Crafts......................................... 722
Hancock Enterprises, Inc.......................... 1219
Zee Systems Inc...................................... 1233
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Educational Sessions in Reno Sunday, December 2, 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. Compaass Rose Attend this session if you’re new to the industry or interested in becoming an ag pilot. Compaass Rose provides professional support and direction for newbies and those who want to learn more. Please note: This session is for attendees with five years or less of experience.
FAA/Security Session Monday, December 3, 1 - 2:30 p.m. AG-NAV Innovation Session Speaker: Lai Nguyen, P.Eng. 1. Pilot Safety Enhancement with smart obstacle detection by using not only the 3D coordinates but also the approach angle; finding the closest airport and providing information in case of emergency landing; and possible accident detection by using abrupt deceleration and automatically sending SOS message to office staff. 2. New functions in AgNav guidance systems. 3. New web app introduction for mission planning and post flight data processing. Chem-Man Online Mapping and Billing Software Demonstration Speaker: Regina Farmer, Datasmart Software Chem-Man Online offers a complete solution for ag operations from mapping/ scheduling a job to transferring it to an invoice. There is an easy GPS interface allowing you to download your GPS files and then upload your log files. Multiple reports are great for bookkeeping and operations management. Quickbooks SG 50 | agairupdate.com
interface, inventory tracking, chemical database, weather importing and customer notifications are just a few things we offer at Chem-Man. Our development team are continually offering new features to make your life easier and also be more compliant.
Monday, December 3, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Low-Level Obstacles Session Speakers: Steve Willer, Airmap; Brad Anderson, Yamaha Motor Corporation; Invited: Danielle Corbett, FAA; Madison Dixon, Mississippi State University. A panel of professionals from the UAV industry will discuss the efforts underway to safely integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace system followed by an audience Q&A. It will also provide an update on the latest technologies being developed for UAS traffic management (UTM). TPE331 Session An industry panel comprised of representatives from the OEM (Honeywell), designated overhaul facilities and FAA approved TPE-331 overhaul facilities. New technical data and updates will be provided, as well as Q&A for attendees. Please come prepared to ask questions and learn all you can. Panelists • CD Aviation Services, Danny Moore • Copper State Turbine Engine Co., Terry Cooley • Honeywell • Intercontinental Jet Service Corp., Niel James • Turbine Standard, Mark Richardson SATLOC Session
Monday, December 3, 4:30 - 6 p.m. PT6 Session An industry panel comprised of representatives from Pratt & Whitney Canada, designated overhaul facilities and other PT6A overhaul facilities. New technical data will be provided, as well as Q&A for attendees. Chemical Session Insero Session: AgPilotX – Wireless GPS Guidance Driven through an iPad Presenters: Greg Guyette and Anthony Fay Attend this session to learn about the three components: • Wireless Lightbar* (with integrated GPS/GNSS and antenna) • Controlled by an app on your iPad • Wireless Hub** (8”x3”x3”) in the cockpit – plug-in meter, valve, switches, etc. *Small Helicopter Lightbar Available **Internal Flow Control Option – no additional boxes “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session If you’ve been in the industry less than five years, grab a seat at the table for the “Ask the Expert” Speed Mentoring Session, a fast-paced orientation session that provides new and prospective ag pilots with a quick 360-degree overview of what’s required and what it takes to work as a pilot in the agricultural aviation industry. A series of quickhitting speed mentoring rounds will be led by experienced operators and pilots, insurance representatives and ag school representatives. This is your chance to pose questions to industry experts in a smaller group setting than Compaass Rose.
Tuesday, December 4, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
for downloading the software and sample images.
Transland Breakfast & Seminar Speaker: Dr. Dennis Gardisser Current tips and techniques for aerial dispersal.
Wednesday, December5, 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
AgSync Session: 2019 New Features and the Future of AgSync Speaker: Clay Rassi Don’t miss out on hearing all about AgSync Operator PRO. and how this app has grown to become an even more powerful aerial applicator tool. We will review these new features and share our company vision for the future of AgSync.
Helicopter Session Presenter: Jeff Reabe, Reabe Aircraft Improvement The subjects for the helicopter session roundtable will be brought up by attendees! The person with the answer to your question may be sitting two chairs away from you! GE Aviation Session
sustaining NVG operations. If you can’t make the session, learn more at www. asu-nvg.com.
Thursday, December 6, 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Simplex Aerospace Session
Air Tractor Session
Thursday, December 6, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Thrush Aircraft Session
Thursday, December 6, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Insurance Session USDA Aerial Image Processing Workshop (runs until 10 a.m.) Instructor: Chenghai Yang, USDA-ARS, Aerial Application Technology Research Unit, College Station, TX In this workshop, we will demonstrate some of the image systems we have assembled for use on agricultural aircraft and provide up-to-date info on these systems. We will also demonstrate how to use the commercial image processing software Pix4DMapper to process a set of geotagged red-green-blue (RGB) and near-infrared (NIR) images acquired with a two-camera imaging system. We will show you how to mosaic the images and create normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) maps and prescription maps for site-specific chemical applications. All participants are welcome to attend the workshop if you are interested in seeing the camera systems and/or the process of converting aerial images into useful maps. For those of you who are interested in gaining hands-on experience on image processing, please contact Chenghai Yang at chenghai.yang@ ars.usda.gov to receive the instructions
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Compaass Rose Attend this session if you’re new to the industry or interested in becoming an ag pilot. Compaass Rose provides professional support and direction for newbies and those who want to learn more. This session is for attendees with five years or less of experience. Radial Engines Session Discussion of Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 series of radial engines. Best operating experience/guidance and Q&A for attendees. Please come prepared to ask questions and learn all you can. ASU Night Operations Safety Session 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 aerial applicators that protect our nation’s crops and pollinators with onsite training, aircraft modification, service and support. Attend this session to learn the benefits of flying at night (operational, environmental and community), safety benefits of using
NAAREF Safety Session The 2018 NAAREF Safety Session will address fatigue, which has been an ongoing problem for agricultural aviators. Aerial application often requires working long hours to complete crop protection operations before the opportunity is lost. In addition to working long hours, busy parts of the season can result in a continuous run of long working days, further increasing the likelihood of fatigue. The NTSB conducted a study on the safety of agricultural aircraft operations and identified fatigue management as an important threat to ag pilots. Dr. Mark J. Ivey, a recognized expert in sleep medicine and a Senior Air Medical Examiner, will present insights into the effect of fatigue on a pilot’s ability to perform tasks required to safely operate an aircraft. Suggestions will be given about recognizing and coping with this potentially deadly threat to safety.
Thursday, December 6, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.Safety Management for Ag Operations
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Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa Takes Center Stage as Host Hotel for 2018 Ag Aviation Expo We look forward to seeing you in Reno for the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo! Hotel details are below; events will take place at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center, located directly next door to the Atlantis. Walk to the convention center over the sky bridge (sky bridge is 0.1 mile long). Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a world-class, AAA rated Four Diamond resort destination. A splendid oasis created for relaxation, celebration and rejuvenation, the Atlantis has always been a favorite resort destination for travelers near and far. Recognized for luxurious accommodations, heart-pounding casino action, award-winning dining, a revitalizing spa and salon and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. NOTE: No one from (or on behalf of) any of the hotels or NAAA, will contact you to book a hotel room. NAAA recommends that you make your own hotel reservations using the information on this page. Do not book a room with any company that calls you directly.
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Rate: $109/night + taxes (no resort fee) Reservations: Book Online Here or call (800) 723-6500 and reference the NAAA Convention (SNAA18). Online reservations require a deposit of one night’s room charge + taxes. Call-in reservations will not be charged a deposit, but require a credit card to hold reservation. Block Deadline: Monday, Nov. 12 Hotel Address: 3800 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 Airport Shuttle: Atlantis provides a free airport shuttle that runs at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. leaving the airport. The shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour and 30 after the hour from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wi-Fi: The entire Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has basic complimentary Wi-Fi, including the second floor meeting room level. We highly recommend making restaurant reservations in advance for the Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa as they are very popular restaurants.
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AeroFlow Systems Expanding Product Line AeroFlow Systems, known for its innovative AFS Check Valve since 1996, is expanding its product line with three new quality products for aerial applicators. AFS BOOM SHUT-OFF VALVE: Completely new design and made speciﬁcally for agricultural aircraft, the AFS boom shut-oﬀ valve is light weight at only 6 lbs. It is machined from aluminum and treated with an AFS proprietary coating which means a long maintenance-free life. The AFS boom shut-oﬀ valve can cycle from on to oﬀ in .47 seconds. It’s available in 24-volt and is controlled from a switch panel in the cockpit. Typically, installations can be from one to up to four valves per aircraft. Right or left outboard shut-oﬀ and/ or right or left complete boom shut-oﬀ, or any combination. The AFS Boom shut-oﬀ valve can be permanently mounted on the AFS spray boom or can be purchased as a separate Cam-Loc mounted unit. AFS HOPPER SHUT-OFF VALVE: AeroFlow Systems is also introducing a new hopper shutoﬀ valve. It’s light weight, machined from aluminum and treated with AFS proprietary coatings which insures a long and useful life. The AFS hopper shut-oﬀ valve is a direct replacement for currently installed, competitive models. The AFS hopper shut-oﬀ is designed to function when you need it most and will not corrode or freeze and it is not dependent on a o-ring. It can be attached to the cable currently installed on most aircraft. AFS “EXTENDED LIFE” SPRAY BOOMS: AeroFlow Systems is also introducing new specially designed AFS “Extended Life” spray booms which are treated inside and outside with AFS proprietary coatings. Tired of struggling with unending corrosion from aluminum spray booms and cracking from heavy stainless steel booms? Check out the AFS “Extended Life” spray booms and start getting the return on your investment that you expect from spray booms. Better yet, have your booms custom made by adding the AFS Boom shut-oﬀ valves welded into both the spray boom and center section.
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Ag Air Turbines Leads with Affordable and Quality Service ✈ Technical assistance
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Ag Air Turbines, Inc. of Midvale, Idaho, specializes in the repair and maintenance of the TPE331 line of engines. Owner, Katie Baker, was raised in agricultural aviation and is proud that Ag Air Turbines is dedicated to North America’s agricultural aviation industry. Katie and her team have a passion for the industry and its dedicated members and strive to offer the highest quality of service at a fair price in order to keep their customers productive and profitable. Please visit the Ag Air Turbines crew at booth 636 during the NAAA Convention in Reno, Nevada..
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Articulating Aerial Application to All - Tuesday General Session Guides on Representing Agricultural Aviation in a Positive LIght Protect your livelihood by proselytizing your livelihood in this vitally important general session to strengthen your ability to effectively communicate the benefits of aerial application. A majority of the population doesn’t understand how their food is grown and produced, or how ag pilots contribute to the world’s food supply. If you’ve ever had to defend aerial application in your local community, on social media, during an interview or in a courtroom, you know the importance of being able to represent our industry in a positive light. Attend the NAAA General Session on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to hear from experts in their fields as they address the following topics. 1. Learn more about consumer attitudes toward food, biofuel production and forest protection and how to have a successful conversation with consumers who might not understand our industry and its practices. You’ll be provided with research that helps you to understand how and who consumers trust, what they believe and how they find credibility in aerial application industry advocates. 2. As our world encounters challenges such as a changing climate and growing population, crop protection products will continue to be a crucial component of the sciencebased approach to meeting the food needs of the world’s masses amid increasing challenges from Mother Nature and the need to preserve natural resources. Learn about the importance and balance that crop protection products bring to environmental sustainability, which is on the mind of many consumers. 3. Society needs more agriculture and food production knowledge, which would allow consumers to make decisions with science in mind. Speakers will refer to industry issues and explore what has and has not worked in consumer dialogue about aerial application, what arguments were encountered, message development, etc. so you can effectively communicate the positive impacts of aerial application. 4. Everyone in the aerial application industry must communicate with policy makers to ensure that our regulatory environment doesn’t handcuff our industry. Learn how you can have an impact in local, state and federal governments by lobbying and communicating effectively with political leaders and regulators.
Speakers ANTHONY LAFAUCE, PORTER NOVELLI—Anthony LaFauce is vice president of the Digital Communications Group at Porter Novelli . He specializes in creating multi-tiered issues management programs that use social media as a barometer for issues management. LaFauce leads digital efforts for a variety of clients ranging from government agencies and associations to pharmaceutical and technology companies. He also has trained participants of the NAAA/Syngenta Leadership Training Program on social media issues management. GLENN LEMUNYON, LEMUNYON GROUP L.L.C.—A highly regarded political strategist in Washington, D.C., Glenn LeMunyon backs his clients with more than thirty years of government and lobbying experience, creativity and innovation. He serves as the president of the LeMunyon Group, L.L.C. – a full service government relations practice. Politically minded with deep roots on Capitol Hill, Glenn makes critical connections between the goals and objectives of the client and matches them with the best legislative resources available on Capitol Hill. Since 2000, he has played a significant role guiding efforts in the areas of defense, transportation and infrastructure, telecommunications and energy policy matters. He maintains extremely close Member and staff level contacts amongst the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, House Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and House and Senate Leadership teams. He serves as a respected confidant for senior staff and continues to grow and expand his legislative base of contacts on Capitol Hill, including both sides of the political aisle respectively. An experienced hand in Congress, LeMunyon served as a policy / floor specialist to the House Majority Whip. His portfolio demanded managing many different issue areas including agriculture, transportation, energy and State Department affairs for the Conference. He played a key staff role in securing votes. In addition, he frequently participated in top-level meetings with Leadership and Executive branch personnel. Mr. LeMunyon served on Capitol Hill for a total of thirteen years. During this time and subsequently, he has held numerous roles in past presidential, federal, state and local elections and
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political conventions. Mr. LeMunyon holds a B.A. in Economics from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and received an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. STEVE POWELL, SOLUM CONSULTING— Steve Powell is president of Solum Consulting, a firm specializing in agriculture-related issue management and strategic communication. Powell has worked in public relations and marketing for more than 30 years, helping businesses and other organizations develop strategic communications and influence public perceptions. His career includes 15 years in public affairs and PR with Ciba Crop Protection, one of the predecessor companies for the current Syngenta Corporation. With his extensive background in public affairs, media relations, reputation management and crisis communication, Powell regularly trains industry groups and executive teams in news media interaction, public speaking and issue management. He has been the lead trainer and project manager for NAAA’s Leadership Training Program since 1998.
STEVE SAVAGE, CROPLIFE FOUNDATION AND POPAGRICULTURE PODCAST—Steve Savage has been working in agriculture for 40 years and has been working in the field of agricultural technology for over 35 years. Steve has a B.S. in biology from Stanford University and a PhD in plant pathology from UC Davis. He has worked in academia at Colorado State University, been a part of large-scale chemical company, DuPont, and worked at start-up, bio-control company, Mycogen. Since 1996, Dr. Savage has been an independent consultant continuing to work with a variety of technology or investment clients in the areas of plant genetics, crop protection chemicals, biocontrol, biotechnology, biofuels and sustainability. Since 2009, he has written over 300 blog posts and given dozens of talks for technical and non-technical audiences.
AgPilotX is here Someone has created a completely innovative and alternative, market-changing guidance system, that is radically different than anything on the market today. It’s called AgPilotX and it is created by Insero, a 4-year old company based in Tempe, Arizona.AgPilot X consists of three components: 1. Lightbar, 2. Hub, 3. Apple device – that’s it. The Lightbar, the Hub and the Apple device (the entirety of the system) all use Bluetooth and WiFi for communication. Apple enabled AgPilotX runs through any Apple device. Insero leverages Apple in all its products, providing the AgPilotX with Apple iPad Pros. But realize that AgPilotX can be run through your own device, or from the phone in your pocket, or from your child’s iPod. The bad news? – this app is completely different than any software you have ever used in a guidance system. Everything runs off the mapping screen. No need to memorize complicated keystrokes or play a guessing game of where you need to go in the menu/setup/keypad/function key layout. Run everything right from the mapping screen. And welcome to swiping – if you want to move something on the screen, just press on the screen and move it. And, get your updates automatically through the Apple App store. No more worrying if you have the latest software or trying to update products through USB sticks or PCMCIA Cards. Insero employs both GPS and GLONASS. GPS/GNSS receiver and antenna integrated into the Lightbar No more tethering a Lightbar through a CPU to the cockpit canopy or running GPS from a separate computer. For more information, see us at booth 707 in Reno.
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Ravensdown Aerowork Limited Goes Live on Ramco Aviation Ravensdown Aerowork Limited – a subsidiary of Ravensdown Limited – a company specializing in aerial applications such as fertilizer spreading across all terrains, has embraced digitized operations with the implementation of a comprehensive aviation software, first in 70 years of its operations. Ramco’s MRO suite automates and optimizes Aerowork’s supply chain and inventory management with an accounting and finance module that integrates with Ravensdown Group’s accounting systems. Ramco’s fleet maintenance functions, paired with “Approve Anywhere” mobile capabilities for onthe-go authorization, ensures maximum airworthiness with minimum aircraft downtime. Stop by our booths #951 and 1050 in Reno.
Aircraft Accessories Celebrates 60 Years in 2019! Since 1959, we have “Created goodwill by doing good work” – a saying from our late founder B. H. “Pop” Popplewell. Aircraft Accessories has expanded its operations by 2,800 square feet at its current location complete with a new customer lobby, inventory management system, shipping facility and two quality control inspection areas. We now have capabilities for Hartzell Aircraft Fuel Pumps! Much appreciation to our amazing employees and customers for sticking with us for yet another year and hopefully another 60 years to come! Our facility is open Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. You are welcome to come tour our facility, meet the staff, and collect your free bag of popcorn, T-shirt and goodie bag. As Jay and “Pop” always said, “Stick around and we’ll cut a watermelon!” We like to make new friends, keep the old; one is silver, the other is gold. Visit us at NAAA Booth Number 315.
Alternators, Carburetors, Fuel Boost Pumps, Fuel Systems, Generators, Hydraulic Pumps, Magnetos, Propellers (Hamilton Standard & Hartzell), Prop Governors (Turbine & Radial), Reverse Current Relays, Starters, Starter Generators, Tach Generators, and Voltage Regulators.
2740 N Sheridan Road | Tulsa, OK 74115 Tel: 918-835-9924 | Fax: 918-835-3681 www.airacc.com
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NetGPS The First Fully NetWorked GPS Guidance System
Get to know the VeriFly GPS product line, including the NetGPS guidance system, NetOFFICE, powered by AgSync Air, and live aircraft tracking and diagnostics with NetTRACKER.
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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 the data. No paperwork, no thumb drives, no miscommunication. A seamless system automatically sending the work so you donâ€™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 AgSync Air to allow automated data flow between the aircraft and the back office. NetOFFICE gives you all the power and ease of the AgSync Air program for creating orders, scheduling, reviewing completion data, invoicing and reporting. Getting job files to the NetGPS guidance system is
automated for immediate work retrieval. Gone are the days of emailing or using thumb drives to send files to the aircraft. Now the system does it for you. Just click the button on the NetGPS device and you are ready to fly. This not only saves you time but reduces user error by letting the system transfer all the work. Once the job is finished, the guidance system automatically sends all completion data including flight path back into AgSync for review and invoicing. NetTRACKER gives you the advantage of real time coverage and asset tracking unlike anything youâ€™ve seen. Watch on screen exactly where the flightpaths are as they are happening. Locate your asset and all the flight information. After the work is completed you have access to playback the entire flightpath on screen.
Visit us at booth #1139 in Reno, NV
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 your operations have the potential to save $200,000 per season*. 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. New this year is the ability to start and complete multiple orders at once. Early entry PPE data, viewing assets on map and the new integrated Driftwatch layer give you peace of mind. Auto saving completion data with weather stats including dew and windpoint thresholds make Operator Pro an even more powerful tool than before. AgriSite - Users can create new fields, orders and annotations in the field on a phone or tablet, without the need of an internet connection. Keep safe with the Worker in Field alert. You can be notified when a field worker enters the field with the worker in field annotation. Users can manually activate as they enter or the
app can pick up location and let AgSync know someone is in the field once they enter designated area. Scouts and agronomists will benefit from the ability to navigate to fields, log geo-referenced field observations, record field notes and capture pictures with an upgrade to AgriSite IPM.
Visit us in booth 1137 in Reno at the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo
*Workforce Optimization: Automated the load maps, papers and scheduling files on computer. Airplane services are $2-3K an hour. Saved 3 hours in prep work. Increased revenue per season: 20 days x 1 planes x 3 hours x 2500 per hour = $150K Dispatch: Decrease workforce by 1 person. Annual savings $25-$30k Streamlined invoicing process: Saves pilot fatigue, errors on paperwork and overtime hours. Annual savings: 8 hours x 20 days x 1 pilot = $25k
AgSync Air CREATING DISPATCHING COMPLETING WORK
Specialized for Aerial Applicators Servicing Forestry, Seed Production, Row Crop, Specialty Crop.
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DynaNav An Aviation Technology Company Just like our ad, our team is busy working on new innovations, integrations and product development. As well, our product support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our team of engineers, innovators, aerial applicators and partner agricultural and technology companies are constantly creating solutions for the aerial ag industry. As we are exclusively an aviation technology company, we are able to keep our focus on the complete picture from the pilots’ and operators’ perspective to their customers’ needs in aerial agriculture application technology. Simple solutions such as our solid state DynaPressure Boom Pressure and GPS marking instrument bring reliability to the pilot, as well as the accuracy of the GPS data that is being stored. Also, our DynaFlow flow control has this pressure sensor technology built in and supplied as part of the system. Looking forward, our DynaFlight GPS system was originally designed and continued to maintain the architecture to be a true HUD (Heads Up Display). That being said the technology to do
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this at a reasonable price is in the process of being developed. Needless to say, there is a book of challenges to meet the criteria of a true HUD system in the aerial ag aircraft. Being committed for 20 years to this project, we have slowly eliminated the challenges and believe that our upcoming HUD solution will meet or exceed the needs of the ag pilot. With our new generation Vektor MAX system having resounding market acceptance around the globe, we are now merging the traditional DynaFlight system with the Vektor MAX technology to create the DynaFlight III GPS Guidance system. This DynaFlight III system will have the integrated touchscreen computer with the Vektor style interface as well as the DynaFlight guidance display with the DynaGrip user interface. The system will be lightweight and extremely simple to install and will have all the features offered by both systems. Seeing is believing, so we hope to see you at the trade shows during this winter to experience all the advantages of the DynaNav technology solutions for the aerial agriculture industry.
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Improving Your Ag Aircraft Experience Since 1947 We have been working with you to improve and support ag aircraft for many decades now and it has been a productive cooperation. Stearmans, Callairs, Pawnees, Braves and Thrushs - all have come in and out of our doors for modifications, service, repairs and complete rebuilds We still support the Brave, Pawnee and Thrush. Plus, we help operators all over the world with AgCats, Cessnas and Air Tractors. We support Souther Field’s Turbine Brave conversion and we work with Cascade Conversions 850 SHP conversion for the Thrush and Air Tractor. Our heavily modified and rebuilt “Reborn 850 SHP Ultra Thrush” is a good example of what we can do for you, the operator. This aircraft is a frontline contender in the 500 plus gallon category. It is powerful, fast, very nimble, easily handles 500 plus gallon loads and is a pleasure to fly. Our parts department is one of the best in the world in support of ag. Our people are knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. We have what you need in the way of props, engines, wings, landing
gear, spray equipment and GPS (Vector Max by DynaNav). Having been in the ag aviation support business for over 70 years, we have accumulated a great deal of knowledge and expertise to provide you with unparalleled support. We are here for you! Stop by our Booth 815 in Reno.
Long mount Thrush PT6A-41/42 850 SHP Cascade Conversion installation with high performance 108” four blade Hartzell prop.
EVERYTHING THRUSH & BRAVE We sell and install Cascade Engine and Inlet Conversions / Brave Turbine Conversions We can completely rebuild / repair /modify YOUR Thrush or Brave
AUTHORIZED THRUSH PARTS DISTRIBUTOR AND SERVICE CENTER
We stock rebuilt Thrush wings
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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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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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This is a Special Year: S & T Aircraft Celebrates its 35th Anniversary September of 1983, Orville Turner set out with nothing more than a dream and all of his determination. He put his heart and soul into it and S & T Aircraft was born. Over the past 35 years we have grown from a small repair station to the most respected in the round engine aviation industry. For this, we have many talented employees to thank. Each one has a special place in our hearts as they work with care, skill and commitment to keep those birds, old and new, soaring. S & T Aircraft will be at the NAAA convention in Reno, Nevada this year and we encourage you to come stop by and see us in Booth #916. Even though Orville is no longer with us, his spirit is what keeps driving us to provide our customers with the highest quality accessories and unrivaled support we have to offer. Orville said it best, “The only thing we have to offer is service.” For being a part of our family for the last 35 years, we thank you. We look forward to another 35 years.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.st.aero
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(L-R) Brothers Mark and Grant Lane and Logan Lane, son of Grant.
Celebrating Over 70 Years Lane Aviation, Inc. is excited to be celebrating its 73rd year in business. Our company prides itself on maintaining ethical business practices that translate into integrity for every facet of Lane Aviation. We believe this honesty is what has gained the trust of so many valued customers and allowed us to become the leading Air Tractor distributor 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 S-2A. 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 developed Air Tractor, Lane Aviation’s business relationship with Snow was already well established. In 1974, Lane Aviation was selected as the first Air Tractor dealer and has since sold more than anyone else in the world. Lane Aviation has always been a family-run company. George’s sons are both still actively involved in the company. Grant Lane serves as the president of Lane Aviation and Mark Lane as chief pilot in the agricultural operations department. Grant SG 66 | agairupdate.com
has now brought a third generation to the business, and with it, a fresh perspective. Grant’s son, Logan Lane, is a commercially rated pilot with experience ranging from Air Tractors to cabin class aircraft. Relying on Grant’s life-long experience in the ag aviation business, Logan is learning how customers have come to count on Grant’s highly personalized customer service skills. Whether a customer is upgrading their Air Tractor fleet, making a transition to Air Tractors, or moving to a turbine powered aircraft, Grant is there to offer help and advice along the way. Lane Aviation operates from its airport in Rosenberg, Texas (T54), Lane Air Park. The maintenance facility is capable of handling nearly every type of Air Tractor maintenance. This includes annual and periodic inspections, major airframe repairs and engine exchanges. The ability to perform up to and including hot section inspections, as well as great business relationships with dedicated engine shops, keeps the customer well taken care of. With Air Tractor factory training and FAAcertified A&P and IA mechanics, the highest quality work can always be assured. 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’s paramount to have an extensive inventory readily available to ship to our customers. Lane Aviation has maintained its spraying operation since 1948. With one AT-802A serving farmers and ranchers in nearby areas, we not only know how to best respond to ag operators’ needs, but also helps us 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 in the air. Lane Aviation, Inc. will be proudly exhibiting at NAAA’s Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, Nevada, December 3-6. We invite everyone to stop by booth #816 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 has been proven to be as rugged and reliable as they come. See y’all in Reno!
(L-R): George Young & Jonathan Young, Collinston Air Service, Oak Ridge, LA
(L-R): Will Hood, Ike Brunetti & Cody Flint, Shelby Air Service, Shelby, MS
(L-R): Christopher McQuary & Phil McQuary, Lake Washington Flying Service, Glen Allan, MS
(L-R): Terry and Jill Jordan, Jordan Air, Hugoton, KS
Jim Risher, Ag Concepts, Inc., Morgan City, MS
(L-R): Reed Keahey, Drew Keahey & Zach Keahey, Keahey Flying Service, Columbia, LA
“Wow!” “Fast!” “Flys Great!”
(L-R): Jacob Henson & Kyle Wood, Pro Agri Spraying Service, Ropesville, TX
(L-R): 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
(L-R): Grant Schwartz & Bert Bruton, Bruton Aerial Spraying, Garden City, TX
Lane Aviation, Inc.
281-342-5451 TEL • 281-232-5401 FAX firstname.lastname@example.org • www.laneav.com P.O. Box 432 • Rosenberg, Texas • 77471
“Specializing in Turbine and Piston Air Tractors”
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Small Town Service and the Best Rates Kimmel Aviation Insurance arose in 1972 from a need to write hard-tofind and much needed insurance on cropdusters. 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 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 in 1972 formally incorporated Kimmel Aviation Insurance Agency, Inc.. 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 the MAAA Allied Industry Associate of the year 2010. In addition to the ag association 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 to work for you, “The Kimmel’s Have You Covered”!” Visit us in booth 309 in Reno.
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Proud to be the Canadian Air Tractor Dealership Portage Aircraft Specialties is your exclusive Canadian agricultural retail dealership for Air Tractor Inc. Jim Hirsch, President, Air Tractor Inc. welcomed Portage Aircraft Specialties into the Air Tractor family on October 1 in Portage la Prairie, MB, where he was joined by many applicators from the prairie provinces. Dave Frisch, President, Portage Aircraft Specialties Ltd., acknowledged the support he has received from Air Tractor and will be passing that support on to Air Tractor customers across Canada. Dave also revealed with a new expansion on the rise, Portage Aircraft Specialties will have the capacity to stock a wider range of Air Tractor parts and the capability to provide overnight delivery to aerial applicators across Canada. Fly into our 3400’ paved runway for access to our 8,400 sq ft climate controlled, state of the art maintenance facility for all your service, maintenance and repair needs. For more information call Dave at 204-870-2828. Stop by our booth 313 in Reno.
Portage Aircraft Specialties is your exclusive Canadian agricultural retail dealership for Air Tractor Inc. We can provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and repair services through our 8,400 sq ft climate controlled, state of the art maintenance facility. We also offer a wide range of Air Tractor parts, with the ability to provide overnight delivery to aerial applicators across Canada.
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Kiwi Technology Launches Advanced Autonomous Unmanned Utility Vehicle
The aircraft commenced flight testing in early May 2018 and will be ready for customer deployments in Q1 of 2019.
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Kiwi Technologies is proud to announce the launch of the worldâ€™s most advanced autonomous, unmanned utility vehicle for aerial application. With a quarter ton payload, the Kiwi K1200 Automatic Aerial Applicator is an order of magnitude larger and more capable than existing drones. The K1200 has more than ten times the carrying capacity and twenty times the application rate of the next largest unmanned spray drone and is precise, autonomous and inexpensive to operate. These numbers allow for true unmanned aerial application capabilities. The aircraft commenced flight testing in early May 2018 and will be ready for customer deployments in Q1 of 2019. Equipped with a fully electric powertrain, the Kiwi AUV can deliver aerial application in a precise, quiet and economical way. These vehicles are coupled with a state-of-the-art ground supercharging station that charges the craft while refilling the payload. The easy-to-use flight planner and continuous data gathering allow Kiwiâ€™s AUV to fly consistently at extremely low altitudes and ensure even, comprehensive and accurate coverage of any farm. It can provide aerial application in conditions that
are difficult for traditional aircraft, such as hilly terrain and can even spray at night. Its computercontrolled nozzle setup also allows for precise control for avoiding sensitive areas and handling otherwise difficult crop borders. Kiwi will be offering aerial application as a service and will be partnering with both farmers/ coops and existing pilots/aerial application service providers. Farmers can learn more about spraying with Kiwi online. Ag pilots can supplement their income by partnering with Kiwi to offer automatic aerial application. Kiwi Technologies is excited about the benefits and positive impact that unmanned aerial spraying can offer. This new technology will be a safer, more cost effective and more environmentally friendly way to expand the benefits of aerial application and feed a growing population. For more information or further inquiries: Visit online - www.kiwi.aero Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - (617) 870-4927
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The next big advancement in aerial application is here. Our first of their kind delivery vehicles provide all of the benefits of aerial application by helicopter or plane while being safer, more precise, and much less costly to operate.
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Aviation Industry Looks to the Future with Great Promise, to the Past with Deserved Pride
If innovation and adventure are struck on one side of the aviation coin, then the other side bears the marks of achievement and milestone. As aviation builders, we always look to the future; as stewards of the aviation tradition we mark our place within the broad sweep of its history.
A Milestone as a Way of Marking Achievement As agricultural aviators gather from across North America and beyond for NAAA’s Ag Aviation Expo December 3 - 6, we at Pratt & Whitney Canada are thrilled to share some remarkable news. Ag operators can count themselves among the fans of the PT6A who have now flown the mighty engine for a total of 400 million hours. P&WC built and launched the original engine in 1963, but it was turboprop OEMs and PT6A operators who gave it wings and an iconic status that is the envy of the industry. We believe the PT6A engine family will one day reach a billion hours and in far less time than it took to make it to 400 million hours. So we continue to build for that future as we approach the 50,000 mark for the number of PT6A engines produced.
Innovation as a Way of Doing Business An example of that future building is the development of the FAST™ prognostic and diagnostic solution tailored specifically to the Agricultural Aviation industry. The FAST (Flight data Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) system collects data on a host of key engine parameters and transmits it wirelessly for analysis. The results including actionable insights are then shared with the operator. The entire process happens within minutes of the pilot shutting down the engine. By comparing trends over time with baseline engine data, it’s possible to track the engine’s health and provide suitable maintenance recommendations whenever needed. In-flight alerts SG 72 | agairupdate.com
are also available; for example, if the pilot exceeds the torque or the inter-turbine temperature, the FAST aural alerter will sound, avoiding an exceedance – it’s like having a second pilot in the cabin. We understand that for many ag operators their aircraft is their sole source of income and constant availability during the spray season is critical. FAST gives operators advanced insights, allowing them to plan maintenance events during the off season. FAST is FAA certified for installation on all Air Tractor models through a P&WC STC and will soon be available for factory install on new Air Tractor aircraft. Discussions are also under way to introduce FAST to other PT6Apowered ag aircraft.
Getting Rigging Right Recently, P&WC launched a video series to show operators and maintenance technicians how to properly rig the engines on two PT6A-powered, twin-engine aircraft, the King Air B200 and the King Air B350. Work is now being done on a rigging video for single-engine aircraft, including specific videos for the ag Aviation industry. This video will demonstrate proper PT6A engine rigging to achieve consistent performance from one aircraft to another and the optimal performance of the engine, especially relevant in single-engine aircraft. These are just two of the PT6A engine developments that we’ll be talking about at our regular “shop-talk” session on the PT6A engine that will be held Sunday, December 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Atlantis Hotel – Paradise Emerald Room C-E. The currency of aviation is strong because of what it has given the world up to today and what it will contribute in the future. In the words of the late US military flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker: “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”
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Time is the Fastest Ship I’ll Pilot
“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking. Racing around, to come up behind you again.” – Pink Floyd.
It has been a whirlwind of a year since you last read my words. In that time, Pickett Equipment turned 50, we’ve had a bang-up first year with the Handler, our fueling system is taking off, we’ve made some warehouse changes and we’re working on some new projects for aerial applicators. Most of these changes are a direct result of listening to you, the end-user. Our stocking the Handler, for example, is a direct result of an aerial applicator. We’d been in talks with Polywest prior to the 2017 NAAA, but what really sealed the deal was when a customer from Mississippi told the folks from Polywest, “I want this, but I want Pickett’s pump on it.” As a result, we’re now stocking the Handler II, III and IV and proud to do so. The completed, packaged fueling system is a result of a Canadian operator saying how much he loved our products, but importing several different part numbers at different tax rates was cumbersome. Thus, the fueling system was born, saving the end-user time, importation headaches,
and tax issues. Also, it’s easily transported by forklift. So why the Pink Floyd quote? Well, it’s because it seems there’s never enough time to accomplish the tasks I wanted to for you guys, especially when it comes to product development. Aerial applicators have fantastic ideas and we love listening to them and seeing if we can make it work. I have several projects on the stove right now, but we won’t rush a product out until we know it’s the best we can provide for you. With that in mind, if you’ve got an idea or project we can help with, we’re all ears. I encourage you to swing by at NAAA or your local association meeting (we should be at every one) and pick our brains. We’re tinkerers by nature and I love throwing myself into unique projects. From all of us at Pickett Equipment, enjoy the NAAA and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We truly appreciate your business and support. May your 2019 season be one for the record books!
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Greg Peterson, Social Media Ag Promoter, to Headline NAAA Kickoff Breakfast Join us for the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo this Dec. 3-6 to attend the premiere trade show for agricultural aviation, enjoy great networking opportunities and hear from a great lineup of speakers and events! We’re excited to announce the young and fun speaker, social media celebrity and ag promoter Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers as our Monday, Dec. 3 Kickoff Breakfast speaker. Greg will be addressing the NAAA Kickoff Breakfast attendees with information about positively communicating agriculture to the general public through social media and other avenues. His presentation will tie in nicely with our Tuesday General Session about how to positively and effectively communicate aerial application to different groups of people. Greg is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University where he majored in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. He grew up and still works on a family farm near Assaria, Kansas with his wife, BrookeAnna, his parents, two brothers and sister. In 2012, Greg founded the “Peterson Farm Brothers” with his siblings. Their videos have reached over 50 million people since inception and have led to an increased role in agricultural advocacy for Greg. He has now given over 300 speaking presentations in 40 states and eight countries and is passionate about the future of the agricultural industry. Through all of this, Greg and his family hope to educate the general public on where their food comes from and what a real Midwest family farm looks like through speaking, YouTube videos and social media. You can view their videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/ ThePetersonFarmBros. Thank you to BASF for sponsoring the 2018 Kickoff Breakfast.
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King Pins for PAASS Set for Sunday, December 2. Help us raise money for NAAREF and PAASS at King Pins, a fundraiser for the ag aviation industry’s premier educational safety program. This fundraising bowling event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the National Bowling Stadium. Registration open. Registration is required; the donation is $100 per person. Five people per lane. Transportation from the Atlantis to the National Bowling Stadium will be offered and your donation includes shoe rental at the bowling alley. Food and beverages are not included; a bar and concessions will be available for purchase at the bowling alley. Help us raise funds to continue the highly regarded PAASS Program, working to reduce the number of aviation accidents and drift incidents each year.
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Live and Silent Auction Information The Live Auction at the NAAA Ag Aviation Expo 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. 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 financially 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. Thank you to Syngenta for sponsoring the Live Auction reception. To make a donation to the 2018 Live and Silent Auction, contact Lindsay Barber at Lbarber@agaviation.org or 202-5465722.
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 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.
2018 Auction Payment Information 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 value of the engine is $517,547. Send letter of credit to Lindsay Barber. Auction Payment Arrangements for all other items: 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
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Line Up of Auction Items for Ag Aviation Expo Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34AG Brand New Engine. Potential buyers need to supply a letter of credit to NAAA. See more information below. AG-NAV 4 - $500 Gift Certificates to AG-NAV AIG & Mary Beth Schwaegel Michael Kors Purse & Wallet Air Tractor Three-Blade Hartzell Propeller CD Aviation Services CDAS iPad Holder Corteva AgriScience, agriculture division of DowDuPont Progressive bottle of Queen’s Commemorative Crown Royal in custom built trophy case. Winner receives name engraved on box. Covington Aircraft Engines $15,000 off any PT6-A, R-985 or R-1340 engine overhaul, maintenance or repair performed by Covington Aircraft Engines GarrCo Products & WRK of Arkansas One Day Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In Clinic with two Operation S.A.F.E. Analysts (Dennis Gardisser and John Garr) who come to your location. 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 2/3 of the price of the winning bid. Gibson & Barnes FSL-45/p Flight Jacket: Thinsulate Flite Satin Sage Mens XL. Jacket is exhangeable for the size that fits the auction winner. Isolair Metal helicopter wine holder with a bottle of wine • Kiwi Technologies Drone Starter Kit: DJI Mavic Air drone combo with carry case, extra propellers and extra batteries. The Mavic Air has a 4K 100Mbps video camera and can also shoot slow motion videos and beautiful HDR photos and it folds to fit in your pocket. Lane Aviation Lane Brake & Fan. Standard size pump brake and 4-blade fan. Can fit on an Agrinautics, Transland, or a Root pump. NAAA Museum Committee Harold Miller Helmet National Flight Service TPE331 engine inspection discount. National Flight Services is offering a $2,000 certificate off an operator’s next hot section, CAM, or overhaul. Must be a Honeywell TPE331 engine Old Republic Aerospace Four pilot themed coffee mugs: 16x24 Giclee print of a Russian Antonov AN-2 Crop duster (Russian biplane) SG 78 | agairupdate.com
Penner Aviation One hand carved balsa wood desktop pilot with Air Tractor pin mounted on a 4-inch diameter stand, 10 coats of clear coat. Carved by Brady Penner. One hand carved balsa wood desktop caricature Thrush airplane model mounted on a 6 inch base with business card holder under 10 coats of clear coat. Hand carved by Brady Penner and 11 year old son Lachlan. Model wingspan and length approximately 6 inches. One metal aircraft spinner custom painted with Thrush and Air Tractor decals under 10 coats of clear coat. Approximately 16 inches tall and 10 inches wide. Crafted by Brady Penner and 11 year old son Lachlan. One custom painted new motorcycle helmet with Air Tractor decals. Painted and created by Brady Penner and 11 year old son Lachlan. One custom painted desktop flight helmet custom painted with Thrush decals under 10 coats of clear coat. Thrush helmet is non functioning and is desktop display only. Painted and created by Brady Penner and 11 year old son Lachlan. S & T Aircraft Accessories Certificate for the normal overhaul of a starter-generator. This includes teardown, cleaning, turn and balance of armature and reassembly. If unit needs additional parts above normal overhaul, there would be additional charges. Seaglass Fine Art Seaglass Fine Art Print: Gift certificate valued at $545 to be applied to any of the 1,000 images in the portfolio in any size and finish. Shelby Air Service Prop blade hand painted with artwork of an aerial application scene from well-known artist, Karl Wagner of the Mississippi Delta. The painted blade will sit in a pedestal with the NAAA logo. Starr Aviation Garmin D2 Bravo Titanium Pilot Watch Start Pac $1,000 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Start Pac model valued over $3,000. Storm Aeronautics Storm Shield for Air Tractor or Thrush (winners choice). Syngenta Metal American Flag with Air Tractor Tennessee Aircraft Co., Inc. “Liege” Percussion Double Barrel Shotgun; Belgian made between 18101853. Originally proofed as prescribed by French Law of 1810; 33” barrel antique does not require an FFL.Buyer must be 18 years of age or older. Texas AAA 24x36 photo (on metal and topped with clear coat) of an ag plane flying at sunset Thomas Fallon Photography Enjoy a portrait experience with Thomas Fallon, one of the most awarded photographers in the country and the artists and craftsmen who work with him. $1185 value includes five hours for: 1. Your portrait planning session with the photographer. 2. One hour portrait session on location available in some of the most
SHOW GUIDE scenic locations in the country. 3. One hour of our artist’s time to elegantly prepare images for selection. 4. One hour of our designer’s time to custom design display ideas for your home. 5. And one hour to select your favorite portraits with our expert guidance and suggestions as a resource.
Thrush Aircraft (donation for NAAREF)Attendance at the Thrush Pilot Recurrent Course
Transland Set of 50 CP-11TT Triple Tip nozzle custom tips; installed to customers specifications. CP offers a wide variety of tips to choose from. Straight Stream, 20°, 40°, and 80° flat fans available. Find the tip combination that works. Set of 50 CP-06 Swivels. The CP-06 swivel gives applicators the ability to angle the nozzle down into the air stream in 15° increments from 0-90 angle. Turbine Conversions Single Point Fueling System by Turbine Conversions, Ltd: The Single Point Fueling System is the only FAA STC approved system available. It is available for all models of ag aircraft - Thrush, Ag-Cat and Air Tractors. Several experienced approved installation centers throughout out the US, also can be self-installed. The gift certificate is for a new system for your choice of aircraft, FOB Nunica, MI. UmeVoice theBoom X Headset.
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Drift-fiantTM vs. Other Drift Reduction Agents: What They Do and How to Maximize Performance
rift reduction is more than just the science of creating bigger droplets that have less potential to drift--it’s about creating the optimum sized droplet that will stay on target while providing better coverage and efficacy. Droplets that are too small (<150 microns) tend to drift while droplets that are too big (>450 microns) decrease coverage and hurt performance. Most drift reduction adjuvants focus only on increasing the size of small droplets to reduce drift, while at the same time making droplets that were already too big even bigger meaning a significant amount of spray droplets still don’t end up on target. Drift-fiant spray adjuvant from AgraSyst is the answer. Drift-fiant is a
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hybrid of drift reduction technology, excellent at reducing fines while at the same time decreasing the number and size of larger droplets. Drift-fiant concentrates the percentage of spray droplets around the mean, increasing the percentage of optimum sized spray droplets. Both drift reduction and efficacy are increased. Drift Reduction Agents (DRAs) come as polymers, invert emulsions, vegetable polymers and emulsifiers. Polymer types are thickeners and can deform the spray pattern early in a spray job. They are susceptible to pump shear and can stop working before the end of the spray job. Invert emulsions are tricky and can be unreliable. Vegetable polymers are thickeners but not as thick as polymers. However, they are more resistant to pump
shear. Emulsion types are the newest technology and function over the broadest range of applications. Drift-fiant is hybrid technology with a patented twist. Spray droplets are measured in microns. One micron is about the same as a human hair. Volume Median Diameter (VMD) is the value where 50% of the droplets are smaller and 50% are larger. DV10; 10% of droplets are smaller and 90% are larger. DV90: 90% of the droplets are smaller 10% are larger. The Relative SPAN (SPAN): (DV90 – DV10)/ VMD = SPAN. The lower the SPAN, the tighter more consistent the spray droplet size around the mean. The best performance is usually VMD around 250-300 microns. SPAN numbers close to 1 is good. The lower the SPAN the better.
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United Turbine — Focusing on Engines
ounded in 1991, United Turbine focuses exclusively on PT6™ and PT6T™ engine maintenance, repairs and overhauls. Based very close to the Miami International Airport, Florida, UT has a special understanding of the needs of ag aviation: PT6™ and PT6T™ Twin-Pack Engine MRO, modules, accessories repair and replacement, PT6A-AG light repairs and overhauls, technical support for customers in the field, Fuel and nozzle exchange kits. Turnaround times and utmost quality in workmanship are the top priorities, as the company understands the effect of down time on the bottom line of their customers. To minimize time spent in the shop, UT performs NDT testing on site, stocks a large inventory of parts for the PT6™ engine series (including Twin-Packs) and operates a lease/loan program on selected models.
United Turbine also maintains a test cell on site, allowing for complete engine verification and exhaustive performance check before shipment back to the customer. United Turbine is a repair station certified by the FAA and is also certified by EASA and other national aviation authorities. Customers from all over the world have chosen UT as their engine MRO. UT works closely with customers operating in the harshest environments (desert, maritime, arctic), customizing maintenance and overhaul requirements for these operators, allowing for maximized flight availability. The large inventory of parts and accessories maintained on site helps alleviate field repairs that would otherwise hinder continued operations. The proximity of the Miami International Airport allows for expedited shipment worldwide with an
AOG service available. United Turbine has total confidence in its workmanship, backed by over 27 years of experience on PT6™ and PT6T™ engines. The best proof is the warranty offered on all United Turbine overhauls: seven years or TBO, whichever comes first. This industry leading warranty offers peace of mind to all ag aviation operators. United Turbine is a division of Continental Motors Services and benefits from the backing of Continental Motors Group, the mainstay of general aviation power systems. Contact Doug Phillips (dphillips@ cmg.aero, +1 (251) 436-8210) for any additional information. Visit us at booth 1235 in Reno.
YOUR SKY. OUR PT6 WARRANTY. Get out there, and take confidence with you, with a PT6 engine overhauled by United Turbine, because only we offer an industry-leading overhaul warranty of 7 years or TBO. United Turbine have undertaken the repair and overhaul of PT6 engines and accessories exclusively since 1991 from our state-of-the-art dedicated test cell. Designed around the exact specs and requirements of PT6 engines, it’s certified by Pratt & Whitney Canada® and approved by the FAA, and the base for our loaner/lease program for selected models. Take to the sky with a name you can trust: United Turbine. WWW.CONTINENTALMOTORS.AERO CALL +1-305-885-3900 TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE’LL PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION AND A COMPETITIVE QUOTE. A CONTINENTAL MOTORS SERVICES COMPANY *Pratt & Whitney Canada® is a registered trademark of United Technologies, Inc.® Any reference to Pratt & Whitney®, Pratt & Whitney Canada®, or P&W® or any associated trademarks, word marks, and products, including P&WC PT6, is only for purposes of identifying engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada® for which Continental® offers maintenance services. Continental® and United Turbine are not connected to, affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by United Technologies, Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada® or any of their related or affiliate companies.
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QuickDraw Loading System Provides Immediate Payback The QuickDraw loading and mixing system from SureFire Ag Systems has a long list of benefits. Most importantly, it has an immediate return on investment. “The efficiency that QuickDraw has gained us in loading airplanes has paid for itself this year” said Kyle Scott, owner and pilot at Scott Aviation in Fort Morgan, Colorado. “The easiest place to make up time in this business is on the load pad. The airplane can only go so fast, you can only push so much fuel to it, you can only turn so fast, you can only go so fast across the field. Loading is the easiest place to make up time.” The loading efficiency of QuickDraw shines when multiple airplanes are being managed through a single load system. QuickDraw measures, mixes and loads the airplane in real-time. Premixing and
prebatching are eliminated. “It’s a huge advantage when you are running multiple aircraft because your mix setup is never tied up with a load for a single airplane. It is always ready for the next airplane that comes in. If one guy gets delayed on a particular field; he has a long ferry or he has a cut-up field that takes him longer to where he gets out of line, so to speak, and the next guy beats him in, it’s no big deal. The mix system is ready to go for whoever shows up,” said Kyle Scott. QuickDraw uses a Micro-Motion Mass Flow Meter to measure all chemicals as they are loaded directly into the airplane. Mass Flow Measurement technology measures the density of the material in addition to the velocity. This allows it to measure, with extreme accuracy, any material regardless of physical properties.
Preston Johnson, owner and pilot of Ascend Ag in Wall, SD, has been using QuickDraw since spring of 2016. “The QuickDraw is accurate every time. On one of our high use products we were less than 1% off compared to our inventory.” In Johnson’s operation they do not typically utilize a dedicated person for loading. The QuickDraw has allowed the pilots to load themselves without ever having to touch any chemicals. “Once the recipe has been created any of my pilots, no matter what their computer expertise, can go up to the system pick their recipe and load their airplane with no help whatsoever. It’s done accurately every time.” See QuickDraw in Booth #649,651 at NAAA Ag Aviation Expo in Reno.
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“It’s really sped up our loading process, especially when we are running multiple aircraft. We’ve reduced our average load time by at least half. We can load our 402 in under 3 minutes. Our mix system is never tied up with a load for a specific airplane. The pilots love it because they are not wasting time on the load pad and it gets us going way faster in the mornings. The efficiency QuickDraw has gained us has paid for itself in the first year.”
Preston Johnson, Ascend Ag - Wall, SD “We don’t have a designated loader in our operation. With QuickDraw any of my pilots can load themselves and never touch any chemicals. They select their recipe and batch size. The QuickDraw calculates the exact amount of each product needed. We are loading our 500 gallon airplanes in four to four and a half minutes. The Mass Flow Meter is accurate every time. On one of our high use products, we were less than 1% off compared to inventory. ”
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For more than 35 years, AGI Junge Control, has pioneered, engineered, developed and marketed state-of-the-art product blending and measuring technologies designed to maximize operating efficiency in a variety of industries that require high levels of precision, speed, repeatability, reliability and accountability, including ag retail, feed and fertilizer, turf and ornamental, fuel and chemical industries. AGI Junge Control’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-to-use, highly intuitive software specifically designed for AGI Junge Control equipment. Because AGI Junge Control offers a new, unique “all-inone” blend system, 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 AGI Junge Control and Junge precision measuring and blending equipment, visit www. jungecontrol.com or call 1.319.365.0686.
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Ag Aviation School Offers Training on a Working Farm and Ag Aviation Business Our ag aviation program consists of 40 hours of flight time. The 40-hour flight course consist of 15 hours of flight training in a Cessna 170 and 25 hours of flight training in one of our six Pawnees. All flight training is done by an experienced ag pilot. There are two requirements before entering this program; you must have your private pilot’s license and your tailwheel endorsement. While in the Ag Aviation School you can stay in the free student dorm room, have local access to grocery stores, free Internet and a restaurant on site. What makes our aviation program stand out from others is that we offer training on a 3,000-acre working farm and crop dusting business. We now offer a continuing education program for those who want to own/operate their own business in ag spraying, which would include; selling you a plane, maintenance on the plane and mentoring from Kiman Kinsgley while you build your business. See us at booth #1133 in Reno.
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Aero Turbine Components Inc. Marks its 15th Year Aero Turbine Components Inc. (Aero) has established a series of unique options for PT-6 operators and maintenance facilities. Utilizing either standard overhaul manual or DER “Specialized Repairs”, Aero offers repair, overhaul or exchange options for your PT-6 hot section components. When needed using DER “Specialized Repairs” on components that may have been deemed unrepairable using standard overhaul manual operations may now be repaired with considerable savings in time and money. “Repair”—We will repair your component to serviceable condition (HSI limits). This is typically done in two to five days for most repairs. “Overhaul”—We will overhaul your component using overhaul technical data. This is typically done in five to ten days. “Exchange”—We will exchange your component after yours is received and inspected. You will get your O/H/C part quickly and there is no up charge for the exchange. You will be charged for the repair price of your core. Aero Turbine is FAA and EASA certified, focusing on cost saving repairs, overhauls and exchanges on PT6 hot section components. Aero’s staff has extensive experience in the PT-6 component repair business and has designed, certified and accomplished thousands of high quality repairs. (Booth #227)
PT-6 HOT SECTION COMPONENT REPAIR, OVERHAUL AND EXCHANGE
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Hancock Enterprises, Inc.—Your Turbine Specialists
Visit us at Booth #1219
Aircraft maintenance facility specializing in Air Tractors and other aircraft.
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FOR ALL YOUR SPRAYING NEEDS: WEATH-AERO FAN • HYDRAULIC
Owner Brent Carpenter
• 100hr., 300hr., Annual, and Hot Section Inspections
Hancock Enterprises, Inc. has been supporting the turbine ag industry since 1990. We were a field consultant for Thrush on the first Type Certificated TPE-331 turbine powered Thrush. It was delivered with one of our overhauled TPE 331-6 engines installed on the aircraft. We have a long history on helping operators solve unique problems that are confronted with on a daily basis. From rigging problems, prop strikes, prop balancing, training and Cam’s to overhauls as well as helping with the downtime to pricing. Our mobile 24/7 service can come to you if you have a problem that requires immediate attention. Drop by our booth #1219 to discuss with us your required support needs and our staff will use our 35 plus years of supporting the turbine powered industry to help you and your team get back in the air.
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Aaron Keahey, Manager Office: 870-857-3744 Cell: 870-450-8443 62 Airport Rd. Corning, AR. 72422
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Mapping Done Right 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! Let AgriData’s other option, 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 #323 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.
Do You Know MORE? Most of us know how expensive the PT6A engines can be when it comes to maintenance, overhauls, etc; especially the older or higher time engines that are used on aircraft that no longer have an appraisal value to justify the expense of the required overhaul at 3600 hours (or 4100 hours on some engines). Many of these engines are still in great condition, making it even harder to justify the expense of an overhaul. Since 1993, MORE Company, Inc. has more than 2500 engines using the FAA approved MORE Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) in the US and over 50 foreign countries. Commonly known as the “MORE Program”, the MORE Instructions For Continued Airworthiness are a set of directions for maintaining the engine by using an aggressive inspection system; periodic borescope inspection of the hot section, inspection of the compressor and exhaust duct areas, Power Plant-Adjustment Test, spectrometric oil and filter debris analysis, engine vibrational analysis and preventative maintenance. The purpose of this system is to find problems in their early stages and then having found those problems to correct them, promptly. For all of you that know MORE, thank you for your recognition, support and continued efforts in keeping the PT6A engines alive!
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Aerial Application Technology Research Sessions In-Wind and Crosswind Impacts on Swath Patterns Bradley K. Fritz, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas
valuating the effective swath width and adjusting the deposition pattern for uniformity are critical to the efficacy of any given application. Adjusting nozzle placement to maximize pattern uniformity and width while minimizing droplet entrainment into the wing tip vortices is key to a successful application. While pattern testing on agricultural aircraft is typically done with the pilot flying into the wind to maximize spray deposition onto sampling media, the reality is pilots typically make applications in some degree of crosswind conditions. This crosswind has the effect of shifting the pattern in the downwind direction, offsetting the swath placement and potentially stacking up material on the upwind side creating non-uniform droplet size of the deposited material across the swath. This work examines the resulting characteristics from pattern testing trials under both in-wind and crosswind conditions, as well as examines the effect of adjusting nozzle positions on the outward edges of the spray boom. Dr. Fritz is an agricultural engineer with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Aerial Application Technology Research Unit, a group tasked to research all aspects of aerial application technology. Dr. Fritz’s early research efforts centered on the role atmospheric conditions, such as stability and inversion, played in the movement and ultimate fate of aerially
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applied sprays with the goal of maximizing on-target deposition with minimal downwind loss. Current research focuses on the role nozzles and spray formulations play in the formation of droplet size and has led to development of new fixed and rotary-wing spray nozzle models and enhanced user interfaces for applicators. Dr. Fritz actively participates in a number of professional organizations and continues to regularly publish and present his research findings through a number of peer-reviewed journals and national and international meetings.
scales per bag, depth of material per vial, and optical counting of material through an orifice (that simulates an “hour glass” type pour rate). Dr. Price works for the LSU AgCenter where he is a statewide agricultural engineer in charge of pattern testing agricultural aircraft, maintaining the LAIS weather station system and developing new technologies for precision farming. He currently works at the Dean Lee Research and Extension office located in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Randy Price, LSU AgCenter, Alexandria, LA; Dan Martin, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas
Russ Stocker, Aerial Applicator, Woodland, California
Development of a System to Measure Dry Material Flow in Real-Time for Pattern Testing
Dry material pattern testing of aircraft is an important procedure in many states and with the increased use of cover crops, other states (with low dry material application needs) are seeing a resurgence in this area. Still, most of the equipment used for dry material spreader pattern testing is based on setting up a series of dry collector bags—in a line— with individual collector vials that are collected and weighed after each run. This system is labor intensive to operate and can be physically demanding on the workers due to the repeated bending over to collect vials. For this reason, the LSU AgCenter and the USDA have been looking at methods to automate this procedure and develop a system that operates in real-time with accuracies that rival current weighing methods (0.01 grams). Current methods being tested are impact plates, miniature individual weigh
On-the-Fly Spray System Adjustments with Individual Nozzle Control
Optimizing an aerial spray system’s performance is critical in managing deposition, increasing productivity and mitigating potential drift. Configuring a spray system is commonly a compromise between these goals and often, once a spray system is configured, it is not changed even though conditions change. A new system that allows electronic control of individual nozzles, from the cockpit, is now commercially available. The system was installed on a working aircraft and tested for swath optimization performance and ability to compensate for changing conditions. The ability of the pilot to alter the spray pattern, and to change rate instantly and from the cockpit was proven. Russ Stocker holds a B.S. Degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis. Russ has more than 46 years of experience in the aerial application industry, including
over 25,000 hours as an ag pilot in both fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. He has developed hands-on training programs for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and EPA and participated in continuing education and research projects involving pesticide application for university, forestry, vector control and private industry including the Spray Drift Task Force.
Development of an Optical Sensor System for Detection of Herbicide Spray Droplets Y. Huang, W. Ma, K. Fisher; USDA-ARS, Stoneville, Mississippi Understanding the factors involved in herbicide spray drift and the magnitude each plays in the process is important when setting up spray systems to ensure effective crop production management and environmental protection. In this study, an optical sensor system was developed using a single broadband programmable LED light source and six broadband detectors at 610, 680, 730, 760, 810 and 860 nm, respectively, to build a monitoring and analysis system for herbicide spray droplets. A rotating system with a stepper motor was built to shift the monofilament line under the optical detectors to collect the signals resulting from the reflectance droplets along the line. To test the system, the LED light intensity was varied continuously. When spraying from a hand-held atomizer from two meters away, the sensor system could identify small (very fine and fine), medium (medium) and large (coarse) droplets. The results indicated that the system could determine the droplet position on the line with 100 percent accuracy without needing to use tracer dye. The wavelength of 610 nm was selected as the best among the six bands to detect droplet sizes. This system has a great potential to aid researchers in better understanding processes involved in the deposition and transport of aerial sprays. Dr. Huang is an agricultural engineer
with the USDA-ARS Crop Production Systems Research Unit in Stoneville, Mississippi. His research interests include aerial application (piloted and unmanned); remote sensing for precision application (space-borne, airborne and ground truthing); soft computing and decision support for precision agriculture; spatial statistics for remote sensing data analysis; and image processing and process automation. Dr. Huang has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and is an active member of several national and international professional organizations.
Field Evaluation of Commercially Available Small Unmanned Aircraft Crop Spray Systems Wayne Woldt, University of Neb., Lincoln; Dan Martin, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas Agricultural research and development of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been directed toward UAS-enabled sensing to detect features of interest. While compelling, there is an immediate need to increase the breadth and depth of UAS-based research, to move beyond sensing and explore active intervention in agricultural production systems. This paper is focused on the concept of crop protection through ultra-precise Unmanned Aerial Application Systems and seeks to initiate research discussion in this important area of opportunity. Two commercially available small Unmanned Aerial Application Systems (sUAAS – defined as less than 55 lbs. maximum takeoff weight) were evaluated for operational techniques and application system efficacy under dynamic field conditions. The performance of the factory supplied spray systems are documented using traditional aerial spray testing methods that have been modified for sUAAS. Results from initial testing indicate that the different factory supplied systems resulted in significant differences in spray droplet spectra,
deposition and effective spray swath. These unique differences between sUAAS highlight a very real need for the development of standardized sUAAS testing procedures. Dr. Woldt is an associate professor and extension specialist at the University of Nebraska, in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the School of Natural Resources. He has been at UNL for 27 years and has developed a research and extension program on the application of unmanned aircraft systems. Wayne is the Director of the Nebraska Unmanned Aircraft Innovation, Research and Education (NU-AIRE) laboratory and his areas of interest include: agriculture, flight safety and land mapping. Specific areas of research and education include: small unmanned aerial application systems, development of a safety beacon for UAS flight operations, development of passive and active sensing technologies for agriculture and natural resources, deployment and flight operations of unmanned aircraft systems and performance of autonomous navigation systems. Wayne has been flying unmanned aircraft for the past six years and obtained the first FAA issued Certificate of Authorization to fly unmanned aircraft in Nebraska. His pilot ratings include private, glider, hot air balloon and remote, with more than 700 hours of total flight time.
Remote Sensing Platforms and Imaging Systems for Agricultural Applications Chenghai Yang, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas Over the last two decades, numerous commercial and custom-built airborne and high-resolution satellite imaging systems have been developed and deployed for diverse remote sensing applications. While unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have recently emerged as potential low-cost platforms for remote sensing, they are limited by FAA’s 400-foot flight ceiling, slower speeds, short battery life and smaller
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payloads. Moreover, the safety concerns of commercial pilots, in particular aerial applicators and other pilots operating in low-level airspace, need to be addressed before the widespread use of UAS for commercial imaging. This presentation will provide a brief overview of different satellite and airborne remote sensing platforms and imaging systems. Practical application examples will be provided on the use of consumer-grade cameras mounted on agricultural aircraft for precision agriculture and pest management. Dr. Yang is an agricultural engineer with the USDA-ARS Aerial Application Technology Research Unit in College Station, Texas. Dr. Yang’s research focuses on the development and application of airborne multispectral, hyperspectral and thermal imaging systems for precision agriculture and pest management. His recent efforts have focused on developing low-cost imaging systems and image processing techniques for aerial applicators and evaluating these systems for mapping crop pests for site-specific chemical applications. He has authored, or coauthored, more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves on a number of national and international professional societies.
Effective Swath, Pattern Uniformity and Spray Droplet Spectra from Manned and Unmanned Rotary Wing Aircraft Dan Martin, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas Rotary-wing aircraft have been used as aerial application platforms for decades. They allow applicators access to difficultto-reach areas and where dangerous obstacles require slower airspeeds with increased maneuverability. Recently, in addition to manned single-rotor aircraft, unmanned multi-rotor aerial application platforms have become commercially available and are being used worldwide. With these new units come new questions. How productive are they, how SG 90 | agairupdate.com
safe are they, how fast can they fly, how long can they stay in the air, how much payload can they carry, what does the spray pattern look like, how wide is their swath, etc.? In this study, we look at the effect of application height and ground speed on the effective swath, pattern uniformity and spray droplet spectra from a Robinson R-44 Raven II and an HSE M6E UAS spray system. We will answer the questions above, which will raise additional questions. Dr. Martin is a research agricultural engineer with the USDA-ARS Aerial Application Technology Research Unit in College Station, Texas. Prior to his tenure with ARS, he directed the aerial application extension program in Louisiana for 10 years, working one on one with aerial applicators as an Operation S.A.F.E. analyst and extension educator. Currently, he conducts variable rate and electrostatic aerial application research. He is an active member of several professional societies, serves on several technical committees and has authored numerous refereed publications.
Incorporation of Risk into AgSync: How Risk Affects Your Bottom Line Sam Dharmasena, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; David Eby, Aero Flow Systems, Wakarusa, Indiana; Dan Martin, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas Aerial applicators have always had to deal with hazards such as tree lines, powerlines, concerned neighbors and low-altitude flying at high speeds. Over the past several years, those hazards have steadily increased. We now commonly have wind turbines, organic crops and houses in the middle of production fields. Applicators have always charged “per acre”, but is the risk involved in spraying an acre of corn among a thousand more acres of corn the same as the risk for spraying that same acre right next to an elementary school? It’s a rhetorical question. That extra risk is going to cost the applicator (and the industry)
something extra, whether it is a loss of productivity while waiting for the right wind, a drift claim or poor public relations. The PAASS Program teaches us, “Upon the performance of each rests the fate of all.” So how do we account for this extra risk we take upon ourselves? This talk discusses those risks and shows how they have been incorporated into AgSync to allow aerial applicators to be adequately compensated. Dr. Dharmasena is assistant professor, at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University. Dr. Dharmasena’s current research interests are in the areas of consumer economics and applied demand analysis, agribusiness and food market analysis, behavioral economics, health and nutrition economics, economics of food security, food environments and obesity, causality modeling, probability forecasting and forecast evaluation, and market integration and price discovery. He is an expert in applied econometric modeling and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals. He is member of several national and international professional associations.
2018 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo Reno, NV: Dec. 3-6
Register online at www.agaviation.org Pre-Registration must be received in the NAAA Office by Nov. 3, 2018. After Nov. 3 and onsite in Reno, base registration will cost $50 more per person! TO QUALIFY FOR MEMBER REGISTRATION: You must have the following membership types (or be the spouse of an NAAA member) to qualify for member rates: Operator, Affiliated Operator, Allied Industry (designated contact and spouse only), Affiliated Allied, Pilot, Organization, Associate, International or Support. Base registration does not include Kickoff Breakfast & Excellence in Ag REGISTRANT: First: ____________________________ Aviation Banquet; purchase those meals separately. The base registration MI: ______ Last: ________________________________ includes Welcome & Farewell Receptions and access to the NAAA Trade Show (Please print name as you would like it to appear on your convention badge.) floor and all sessions.
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Keys to a Successful Night Vision Program
any aerial applicators have flown at night for years, but now with night vision goggles (NVGs), pilots are seeing more, maximizing productivity, enjoying constant flying schedules and doing it safer than ever before. While working with thousands of operators and regulatory agencies around the world for more than twenty years, the Aviation Specialties Unlimited team has identified three key recommendations to ensure successful implementation of your night vision program. Initially, an aerial applicator should develop a comprehensive night vision program integration plan that includes aircraft modification that has been evaluated by an aviation authority. Unfortunately, there are people and organizations that think Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) filtration is simply
a matter of applying NVG film to their equipment which is down right dangerous. Those that do so will certainly experience incompatible light reflections during flight, usually in the most demanding conditions where the risk is greatest. NVIS aircraft modifications should always be performed to standards published by the FAA and other aviation authorities. Fortunately, approved modification techniques and modern materials provide optimal daylight and nighttime readability, add value to your aircraft and are more affordable than ever. Second, operators should ensure that initial and annual training is conducted by instructors with significant civil NVG experience. While there are a great number of well-experienced military NVG instructors in the civil market, their training is based on tactical operations, the opposite of civil NVG flight operations. While military pilots bring valuable NVG experience, they are rarely able to
effectively teach proper use of aircraft searchlights and how those lights can more than double the effectiveness of NVGs. IR (Infrared) searchlights are suitable only for tactical or covert operations and should be avoided in civil operations. Lastly, ensure that you are purchasing NVGs certified for flight and have them inspected and serviced on a regular basis as recommended by the manufacturer. Inspections and maintenance should be performed by personnel trained by manufacturer authorized instructors, using tools and test equipment specifically designed and calibrated for the task. ASU invites you to meet current NVG operators, get your questions answered and earn CEU credits (available in certain states) at NAAA, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Education Session, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Visit our booths #937-941 in Reno
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY Make the Most Out of the Day & Night An integrated Night Vision Imaging System increases productivity and protects your operators and community. Your pilots, crews, neighbors and pollinators will thank you.
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NVGs | TRAINING | NVIS ModiďŹ cation | SUPPORT Learn more at www.ASU-NVG.com/AG
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Covington Aircraft, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Covington Aircraft, Committed to Four Values Founded in 1972, Covington Aircraft has committed itself to four core values: integrity, dependability, affordability and quality service. With its commitment to these values, Covington has earned the trust of its customers through dependable and affordable overhauls. Customers know they are going to be well taken care of and that Covington Aircraft is true to their word. Covington Aircraft takes pride in overhauling Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines, as well as the Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 engines. They are dedicated to overhauling a quality
engine and providing the best possible service to their customers. Whether engine maintenance, repair or overhaul services are needed, Covington Aircraft is committed to helping the customer achieve their operational goals. When downtime is not an option, Covington has an ample supply of rental engines available. New and overhauled parts and accessories are also available through Covington Aircraftâ€™s parts and accessories distribution center. Visit our booth #827 in Reno.
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Go from liquid to dry using a single controller
New G4 features include converting shapefiles to jobs inside the G4 software, additional Hot Keys for IntelliFlow2, new keypad functions for quickly navigating the software, and Portuguese language files.
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INTELLIFLOW2 Satloc is pleased to announce the full release of the IntelliFlow2 liquid and dry controller. IntelliFlow2 replaces the IntelliFlow and Fire/Dry Gate controllers, which have been in service for nearly 15 years worldwide. 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. This enables 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 downtime. IntelliFlow2 is fully integrated with the G4, and all functions can be accessed from within the user interface alleviating the need for a second display in the cockpit. IntelliFlow2 works with industryleading dry gate providers and interfaces with their hydraulic gate systems. Accompanied by the IntelliFlow2 dry release, Satloc has developed the IF2 Profile Maker desktop application than enables pilots and operators to create a profile to be used within the G4/IF2 dry system. Typical profile information includes: Product Name, pounds/acre, swath width, gate level (in 1/32nd of an inch increments), gate type, and base speed. Profiles can be created from scratch or modified from the existing profile database. Available languages for the IF2 Profile Maker are
English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Additionally, IntelliFlow2 can interface with an optional pressure transducer to display boom pressure on the G4 display or the L7 lightbar. The boom pressure information is logged and can be viewed using MapStar software, providing a critical troubleshooting tool. Pilots will also be able to bump/trim the application rate up or down in small increments using an integrated mechanical switch. These rate adjustments will then be applied for the remaining portion of the field, including prescription maps. This feature works with both liquid and dry applications. SOFTWARE To support the functionality of IntelliFlow2, Satloc has released a software update for the G4 guidance system. Besides adding new features for IntelliFlow2 implementation, G4 has added some highly demanded features. Initial calibration of the gate has been made easy with automatic tuning calibrationâ€”this feature will automatically tune the hydraulic gate based on speed and accuracy. Other new G4 features include converting shapefiles to jobs inside the G4 software, additional Hot Keys for IntelliFlow2, new keypad functions for quickly navigating the software, and Portuguese language files. 2018 CONVENTION We hope you have a great time in Reno and look forward to discussing our updated product lineup, so please stop by booth 301 to meet with the Satloc team. Thank you.
USING A SINGLE CONTROLLER “GLOBALLY, 80% OF AG PILOTS RELY ON SATLOC” The all-new IntelliFlow 2 from Satloc has the ability to control both liquid and dry gate systems using a single controller unit, enabling pilots to switch between liquid and dry application with the push of a button.
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Aero Innovations..................................22 Aero Turbine Components Inc...............85 AeroFlow, Inc .....................................55 Ag Air Aircraft.....................................86 Ag Air Turbines, Inc.............................56 Ag-Nav, Inc.........................................39 AgAviation School................................85 AgGrowth...........................................84 AgJunction..........................................95 AgraSyst Inc.......................................80 AgriData Inc........................................87 Agrinautics..........................................40 AgriSmart Information Systems LLC......14 AgSync...............................................61 Air South Insurance...............................4 Air Tractor Inc.......................................9 Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma, Inc....59 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty...................19 Amsafe Aviation .................................53 Apollo Spray Systems...........................35 ASI Jet Sales, LLC...............................43 Auger Dan, LLC...................................47 Auto-Cal, Inc.......................................86 Aviation Hose Shop (APS)....................46 Aviation Products Systems Brakes.........46 Aviation Specialties Unlimited...............92 Battlefords Airspray.............................44 Bruce’s Flying Service, Inc.....................4 Cascade Aircraft Conversions LLC.........30 CD Aviation Services............................41 Covington Aircraft................................96 Dallas Airmotive, Inc............................12 DataSmart Software.............................43 Davidon..............................................26 Desser Tire and Rubber Co. .................15 Dyna Nav Systems, Inc. ......................63 Eagle Vistas LLC..................................24 Electronics International, Inc................79 Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc. ..............15 Fire Boss ...........................................41 Flight Grip, LLC...................................45 FliteTek International Inc......................60 Frost Flying Inc. .................................15 Garrco Products, Inc............................18 GE Aviation ........................................37 Gulf Coast Ag Aircraft Sales & Service...76 Hancock Enterprises, Inc......................86 Hardy Aviation Ins Inc. ........................31 Intercontinental Jet Service Corp...........47 Isolair, Inc...........................................45 Jetset Airmotive Co., Inc......................77 Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc...............64 Kansas Aviation of Independence..........42 Kawak Aviation Technologies................33 Kimmel Aviation Insurance...................68 Kiwi Technologies, Inc..........................71 Lane Aviation Inc.................................67 Lightspeed Aviation.............................20 Mark Klokkenga Ag Insurance...............53 Micro AeroDynamics ...........................65 Mid - Continent...............21,24,45,77,84 MORE................................................87 Neal Aircraft, Inc.................................21 North Star Aviation, Inc........................25 Pickett Equipment Co., Inc...................74 Portage Aircraft Specialties...................69 Pratt & Whitney Canada.......................73 Praxidyn.............................................32 Preferred Airparts................................40 Prime Turbines....................................42 Professional Fibreglass Repair...............56 Queen Bee Air Specialties.....................43 R. T. Turbines, Inc...............................44 RAMCO Systems Corporation................59 S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc..............65 Sanag.................................................21 Sky Tractor LLC...................................79 Southeastern Aircraft Sales...................27 Souther Field Aviation, Inc...................76 Southwest Airmotive Corp....................84 Standard Aero.....................................81 Storm Aeronautics...............................34 SureFire Ag Systems, Inc......................83 Tennessee Aircraft Co Inc.....................69 Thrush Aircraft Inc.................................3 Transland ...........................................29 Tulsa Aircraft Engines..........................24 Turbine Conversions LTD........................5 Turbine Installations LLC .....................35 Turbine Standard.................................53 Turbines, Inc.......................................23 United Turbine....................................82 Valley Air Crafts...................................13 Zee Systems Inc..................................26
Pratt & Whitney Canada Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF)
Specializing in the Maintenance and Overhaul of the PT6A, R985 & R-1340 Engines
www.covingtonaircraft.com Ph. (918) 756-8320
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AgAir Update's 2018 Ag Aviation Expo Show Guide. Preview what is going to be at the sold out 2018 Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, Nevada with AgAi...
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AgAir Update's 2018 Ag Aviation Expo Show Guide. Preview what is going to be at the sold out 2018 Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, Nevada with AgAi...