18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide Supplement
18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide
Holy Crop! Wait until you hear about all thatâ€™s happening at Thrush Aircraft. Visit our display at NAAA and see the most talked about new aircraft in the industry.
THRUSH AIRCRAFT Something new is going on here. www.thrushaircraft.com
Brian Rau, NAAA President Andrew Moore, NAAA Executive Director
From the NAAA
Set your sights on Savannah for NAAA’s 2010 convention Dec. 6–9 On behalf of the National Agricultural Aviation Association, we would like to invite every reader of AgAir Update to NAAA’s 44th Annual Convention & Exposition Dec. 6−9. This year, NAAA is leaving the slot machines of Nevada behind for sweet tea and the Southern comforts of Savannah, Georgia, a first for us. Whether you are a newcomer to the industry or have been attending for years, you’ll find much to savor about NAAA’s Savannah Convention experience. The educational sessions, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest products, research and technological advancements in aerial application represent the perfect mix of business and pleasure. The pre-convention buzz has been palpable. NAAA’s original convention hotels, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency Savannah, quickly sold out, so we have established room blocks at two more hotels to accommodate attendees—the Savannah Marriott Riverfront ($110/ night) and the Holiday Inn Express ($109/ night), which is across the street from the Hyatt. Please call 912-233-7722 for the Marriott and 912-231-9000 for the Holiday Inn Express (use group code NAAA for both hotels). One of the unique aspects of Savannah is the Savannah River. The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and the Westin Savannah are on one side. The Hyatt Regency, Marriott and Holiday Inn Express are on the other in the heart of Savannah’s main shopping, tourist and entertainment areas. A free ferry service will shuttle convention attendees across the river throughout the day and evening. Free shuttle bus service is also available. NAAA chose “Stewards of the Sky” as
this year’s theme because agricultural aviation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. Who better to open the convention then than a true steward of the sky, albeit a steward of a different sort? Howie Franklin will be the keynote speaker for NAAA’s Kickoff Breakfast. He served an unprecedented five presidents as the head flight attendant on Air Force One. Howie has hundreds of fascinating and funny stories and will entertain attendees with tales about the powerful and famous passengers he had the privilege of serving over the course of five administrations. We will examine the health of the industry and its pilots during our General Session on Dec. 7. Several specialists will help diagnose some of the challenges facing the industry. First, a panel of experts will provide an illuminating look at major environmental regulatory obstacles affecting agriculture and the aerial application industry, including the new NPDES Clean Water Act permitting system slated to go into effect in April 2011. All aerial applicators need to learn as much as possible about the EPA’s new permitting system before it goes into effect to avoid regulator enforcement and possible citizen suits later. Endangered Species Act and spray drift issues will also be covered. Dr. Warren Silberman, the FAA’s lead expert on airmen’s medical certification, will lead the final segment of the General Session. He has agreed to address the problem of a workforce in which the average age is increasing as are the aviation-related medical problems that come along with aging. Don’t miss Dr. Silberman’s prescription for how to maintain certification and what steps to take to regain a medical certificate lost because of one of these ailments. There’s more, including the ASABE/
NAAA Technical Sessions and several concurrent sessions that will cover topics such as application technology, chemical, aircraft airframe and engine manufacturing. If you are new to the industry, you won’t want to miss the Compaass Rose presentations. The demand for exhibit space has been outstanding. As of this writing, 130 exhibitors have signed on to display the latest and greatest products, services and aircraft available to help your aerial application business. NAAA’s trade show takes place Dec. 7−8. Selecting Savannah is just one of several firsts at our 2010 Convention & Exposition. In addition, the first recipient of the NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship will be announced and NAAA will auction off a brand new turbine engine for the first time in our history, courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Canada! Pratt & Whitney Canada is contributing a new PT6A-34AG engine (0 TTSN)—an extraordinary opportunity for anyone in need of a new turbine engine. NAAA’s Live Auction is always one of the highlights of the convention, but Pratt
& Whitney Canada has raised the bar considerably. Finally, NAAA is holding a golf tournament for its AgAv PAC Dec. 4–5 prior to the official start of the convention. The AgAv PAC is used to strengthen NAAA’s presence in Washington, D.C., by supporting congressional candidates friendly to the aerial application industry. Held at the luxurious Club at Savannah Harbor, the tournament will be a four-member team Best Ball starting Sunday morning, Dec. 5. A pre-tournament reception and Calcutta takes place on Dec. 4. That’s just a taste of what you’ll find at NAAA’s 44th Annual Convention & Exhibition. You’ll find much more information within these pages and on NAAA’s Web site at www.agaviation.org. Please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable week! Register for NAAA’s 2010 Convention by returning the pre-registration form found in this section or online at www. agaviation.org. You will save $50 if you register by Dec. 1.
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Bill Lavender Publisher, AgAir Update
from the Cockpit
See ya in Savannah! Welcome to AgAir Update’s 18th consecutive show guide, designed exclusively to promote NAAA’s 44th annual convention and trade show exhibition. This year’s convention will be hosted in wonderful Savannah, Georgia, my home state. If you have not already made your arrangements to attend, it is not too late. The official dates are December 6 - 9, 2010. However, I am proclaiming an early start date of December 3! AgAir Update will host an open house and hangar party, Friday afternoon
and evening, December 3. NAAA’s first activity starts Saturday afternoon, December 4 with the Calcutta for the golf tournament Sunday morning. AgAir Update’s Open House and Hangar Party is only a short three-hour drive from Savannah, kinda on the way to Savannah from the Atlanta airport. When I say, “kinda”, it means you will drive 100 miles south on I-75 (1:20), then the following day with less than three hours driving, mostly on I-16 to Savannah. This compares to the almost four-hour drive from Atlanta to Savannah. I realize some
We offer a wide variety of tours designed especially for you to make your visit a “True Southern Experience”! HiSToric DiSTricT Tour 1-1/2 Hrs. ................................. $26.00 With house museum or Bonaventure Cemetery 2 Hrs ...........$38.00 HAuNTiNGS 1-1/2 Hrs. Tour of Historic District .....................$25.00 BoNAVENTurE cEMETErY Tour 1-1/2 Hrs. Tour ............$26.00 “MiDNiGHT” THE Book AND MoViE Tour 2-Hrs. .......... $38.00 Includes a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery.
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will book airline tickets directly to KSAV. However, they will miss all the splendid views of Georgia by not driving. The ideal way to attend the NAAA convention would be to fly into KATL on Friday, December 3. Rent a car with a drop off at KJAX. Drive to AgAir Update’s Open House Hangar Party and overnight in one of Perry, Georgia’s 2,200 hotel/ motel rooms (AAU has a room block at the Holiday Inn with a special rate). On Saturday, drive to Savannah to participate in the NAAA golf tournament, or take your time and spend a day and night on the road through South Georgia touring your way to Savannah for the convention. After the convention is over on Thursday night, Friday morning head south along the Golden Isles of Georgia that include St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Besides islands, you don’t want to miss visiting St. Mary’s, the second oldest city in the U.S.. Drive across the GeorgiaFlorida State line and visit Amelia Island before turning in your rental car in Jacksonville and catching a flight home. All of these quaint stops are must-see places. I look forward to each of you attending AgAir Update’s Open House and Hangar Party on December 3. You can come anytime, but the official start time is 5pm and the festivities continue until the last person leaves. I already know there is a contingent of motor home ag-pilots from Arkansas, as well as cars and aircraft that will be there for the live music, Southern barbeque and drink. Be sure to RSVP online at agairupdate.com so I’ll be sure to have enough of everything! As you can tell by reading the pages of AgAir Update’s NAAA Show Guide, 2010 promises to be an exceptional year for NAAA’s annual convention and trade show exhibition. The first two host
hotels have sold out with two more host hotels being added to accommodate the record breaking registration numbers. Don’t worry too much if you can’t be in the original host hotel, as there will be a ongoing line of river boat ferries crossing the Savannah River from the River Walk and Historic area to the Savannah Convention Center. The convention center is extremely large and can easily accommodate the exhibitors. The ag-aircraft are scheduled to be parked between the convention center and the Westin Hotel, about 100 yards apart. All the playing cards are in place for a great convention. Be sure you stop by AgAir Update’s booth #617. Graham has plans that even I am not aware of yet. I’m sure he’ll be taking video to email each night to our eEdition subscribers and post on agairupdate.com. You’ll want to wave at your unfortunate friends that didn’t make it to the convention! For our dear and wonderful wives, those of certain age, AgAir Update will be handing out traditional Southern hand fans, “For a HOT News FLASH!”. Of course, I look forward to talking with each of you. There is one last thought that I’d like to leave with you and have done so every year in this editorial. If you attend the NAAA Convention and Trade Show with an open mind, you can easily offset the cost of attending by learning new and better ways to operate a flying service or fly a field. See ya in Savannah in December!
Good Food, Good Music, Good Times
In the spirit of the NAAA convention in Savannah, GA and good Southern hospitality, AgAir Update is hosting an Open House and Hangar Party Friday, December 3rd, 2010. Enjoy Southern bar-b-que and ag-pilot fellowship before the NAAA convention. Live music, great food and Southern hospitality. RSVP before November 22 @ agairupdate.com
Fly-in to the KPXE (Perry-Houston County Airport) and taxi up to the AgAir Update hangar. Drive-in to Perry, GA (on Interstate 75, 90 miles south of Atlanta) and park at the AgAir Update hangar. Limited motorhome power available! We have a block of hotel rooms reserved. More information will be sent once you RSVP.
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Introducing the new and improved TRACKERNAV system The AG-NAV INC. team invites you to visit us at Booth # 110 during the 44th NAAA convention in Savannah, Georgia. FREE navigation demo software and GIS post-processing software will be available to all visitors. Visitors to our booth will also have the opportunity to see our new products and will be able to speak with our staff. September 30th marks our 25th year of manufacturing and service to the airborne industry. This milestone marks a great professional achievement and solidifies the commitment to our customers to offer high quality products and even higher quality customer support. Our customer loyalty speaks volumes for the quality of products we have delivered in the past and the experience obtained during these years will guarantee that every product manufactured by AG-NAV INC. will have 100% satisfaction. When you purchase from AG-NAV, we offer you reliable factory service and support as well as FREE software updates for the life of your product. This year, AG-NAV INC. is pleased to introduce the new and improved TRACKERNAV system. This system is designed like no other tracking system without operational costs. TRACKERNAV is an advanced Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system designed with fleet management in mind. GPS technology and airwave communication technology provide for a robust, scalable system with no upfront telemetry costs. TRACKERNAV consists of an in-vehicle GPS receiver coupled with a modem. Combined with TRACKERNAV software on your PC, TRACKERNAV puts you in control of your data from anywhere in the world and when you want to see it. Other AVL systems store data off site which can lead to costly monthly data hosting fees. When deployed as part of a fleet management system, TRACKERNAV
delivers accurate real-time information enabling route planners to compare where the vehicle should be and where the vehicle actually is.
Our SPRAYVIEWW software has been very successful with helping our clients interface applied data to Google Earth. During the 2010 season many customers used this software to get accurate maps and geo-referenced data for their applications by interfacing with Google Maps. With SPRAYVIEWW, data analysis is easy and reporting is better than with other more costly agriculture GIS software on the market. Many of our clients have asked for the automatic booms on/off technology to be able to use geo-referenced maps with exclusion zones and such. This year we delivered a fully automatic on/ off valve that reacts in a fraction of a second to the maps information during the application. This allows for the pilot to just fly the lines and maintain the guidance line accuracy. This makes the system fully automatic along with our automatic AG-FLOW control and our navigation system. The SMART BAR hardware suits the requirements for fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters. We have produced a small, medium and large size NAV-BAR. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are able to give you four alphanumeric messages with four digits for each selection; thus, displaying more accurate information in real time. This
new design is brighter than any other intelligent light bar on the market. It is lightweight and aerodynamically designed to fit any type of aerial application aircraft. All models will be on display at Booth # 110. When you visit us at our booth, we will have several systems on display for you to interact with, such as the popular AG-NAV GUIA â€œGOLDâ€? model for aerial application. The AG-NAV GUIA is a DGPS navigation system designed to meet and exceed specific requirements for guidance in aerial applications. Features such as the USB port allows for fast uploading and downloading of files, saving you time and money. One USB stick can store data for a whole season, making the AG-NAV GUIA very safe and reliable. No data cards, no PCMCIA, no memory cards to carry or lose, 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. Unlike other heavy and bulky systems on the market, the AG-NAV GUIA is packaged in a compact single unit to save space and reduce weight. The user-friendly software makes it easy to navigate through menus for set-up and real-time application and its built-in light bar is useful, convenient and sufficient for some operations. Installation and removal are done in a snap! The operating system for the AG-NAV GUIA allows pilots to navigate through menus with relative ease. It runs on LINUX platform; thus, there are no attacks from viruses most common in Windows operating systems. The AGNAV GUIA uses features with full data logging that has proven user-friendly and successful in agricultural, forestry, geophysics, mosquito control and many other airborne applications. The FLIGHTMASTER navigation system has been designed to meet Mosquito
Control Aerial Application specific requirements in the battle against field infestation. This system carries an on-board weather station (AIMMS20) and provides real-time information on wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, temperature and barometric pressure. Data is updated on every pass and displayed on a Moving Map during navigation. FLIGHTMASTER provides the pilot with swath, directional guidance and other navigational information required to carry out precise aerial applications. The FORESTMASTER works in similar fashion, but with features geared for forestry application. The AG-FLOW automatic flow control system has been designed to ensure a steady distribution of application rates by automatically adjusting its flow. This system consists of a flow meter or sensor, a valve and DC motor to adjust the valve position, and a controller box. The flow rate is adjusted automatically by the valve position; thus, controlling the required flow to the spray booms. The controller box is a state-of-the-art computer which has serial ports and CAN bus technology used for communications with other systems. The simple and easy installation process guarantees that the AG-FLOW is ready to use right after installation as calibration is very fast and effective. The AG-FLOW is also capable of variable rate application. Looking into the future, we wonder if there is a need for a full autopilot AGNAV system. For more information on the above systems and other AG-NAV products such as FIRE-NAV, TRAX-NAV, GROUNDNAV, LI-NAV and PHOTO-NAV, please visit us at NAAA BOOTH # 110 or contact us today at 800-99 AGNAV (24628). You can also visit our website at www.agnav.com.
DURING THE 44th NAAA CONVENTION, PLEASE SIGN UP AND JOIN US FOR A FREE SESSION OF AG-NAV TRAINING. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS. 6C
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Honesty and integrity for over 65 years Grant Lane, owner and operator of Lane Aviation.
ROSENBERG, TEXAS — Come join Lane Aviation, Inc. at Booth # 716 during NAAA’s Trade Show and Exhibition being held December 6-9, 2010, in Savannah, Georgia. We’ll be providing free draft beer and good Texas conversation about sales, service and parts for both new and used Air Tractors. Ask us about our very special convention sale price for the time proven, reliable Lane Aviation spray pump fan and brake combination. With over 65 years serving the agaviation industry, Lane Aviation prides itself in maintaining a business ethic of honesty and integrity for every facet of the company. We are the #1 Air Tractor distributor for sales, service and support. Our diversity in ag-aviation, such as our spraying operation that utilizes two AT-502Bs, allows us to know how to best respond to the ag-operator’s needs. We understand the importance of time when there is an AOG situation and make every effort to respond as quickly as possible. Lane Aviation is strategically located near all forms of shipping, including overnight services such as UPS and FedEx, as well as air, rail and sea from Houston. Often times an operator’s problem can only be solved with a visit to his operation by owner, Grant Lane.
This can include delivering or picking up an aircraft, or using a Lane Aviation company plane to fly in a vital part. When it comes to Air Tractor aircraft sales, Grant Lane’s life long experience in the ag-aviation business has made Lane Aviation the #1 Air Tractor dealer, selling more Air Tractors than anyone else in the world. Lane Aviation was appointed the first Air Tractor dealer in 1974. Since then, beginning with the efforts of the late George Lane, son Grant has continued to provide the best choice of ag-aircraft, helping and advising customers every step of the way in the aircraft buying process. Whether a customer is upgrading his Air Tractor fleet, or making the transition to the Air Tractor or to turbine power, Grant Lane’s experience can be counted on to help make the right buying decision. Located in Rosenberg, Texas, Lane Air Park (T54), the Lane Aviation maintenance facility can handle every type of Air Tractor aircraft maintenance, as well as most all other ag-planes. This includes annual and routine inspections, major airframe repairs, engine exchanges and out-sourcing major engine repairs. With Air Tractor factory training and FAA-certified A&P and IA mechanics, customers are assured of the highest quality work for their aircraft. Also located at Lane Air Park is the fully stocked parts division of Lane Aviation. Not only is it essential to have readily available parts to ship to customers, this extensive parts inventory facilitates repairs made in the maintenance shop. A one-stop parts division is a key element that assures customers of the best parts
Dona Jorden has been with Lane Aviation for 18 years and is responsible for your parts needs.
Angel Bailey is Office Manager. She handles overall company administrative duties. She has been with Lane Aviation for 14 years.
service for the highest quality repairs. Simply put, Lane Aviation, Inc. is widely regarded as a “Best Practices” example for the agricultural aviation industry. Every ag-aviation operator customer can be confident they will receive unparalleled support. Lane Aviation, Inc. is dedicated to providing its customers with the most efficient service possible without compromise to safety and quality. Visit us in Savannah, Booth # 716, near the Air Tractor exhibit. Tom Perrigue is Lane Aviation's chief mechanic, licensed IA.
Lane Electric Brake and Fan Assembly is easy to use, low maintenance, durable, 12/24-volt, with affordable replaceable parts, available in small and large sizes for multiple volumes.
Lane Aviation is a dealer for: • Transland • Air Tractor • Collins Air Conditioner • Hemisphere Air • Onboard Systems • Zee System
• Agrinautics • CP Products • Compro Smoker • Flight Grip • Weath-Aero • Pratt & Whittney
Lane Aviation also provides a wide variety of other aircraft parts such as Whelen, Cleveland, Hartzell, Spraying Systems, etc.
The Lane Aviation group at Lane Air Park, Rosenberg, Texas, waiting to meet all your service and sales needs.
Stop by our booth #716 for a cold beverage and ask us about our Convention-Special pricing for the Lane Electric Brake and Fan Assembly.
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Advance engine monitoring system Electronics International manufactures the most advanced glass panel engine monitoring system available for turboprop aircraft. The MVP-50T system monitors every engine parameter, plus a ton of extras. In addition to the MVP-50T’s seemingly endless ability to monitor and analyze every critical parameter, it also has an onboard annunciator panel. If any parameter climbs (or drops) out of normal operating ranges, the MVP-50T will alert the pilot visually and audibly.
Systems screen The System Screen offers pilots up-to-the-minute information for auxiliary functions. If one of the functions being monitored on the System Screen exceeds a redline limit or enters a cautionary zone, the MVP-50T will visually and audibly alert the pilot.
Checklists Custom, interactive checklists enhance cockpit safety and help create a paperless cockpit environment. The MVP-50T places a checkmark next to each checklist entry as you step through each
checklist. Checklists can be easily created on a computer and uploaded through the MVP-50T’s USB interface.
Weight and balance calculations Weight and Balance calculations are such a hassle that many pilots frankly don’t perform them as the law requires. The MVP-50T takes the hassle out of the equation by allowing the pilot to input weights into pre-mapped aircraft locations. The result is a page of Weight and Balance information, as well as the associated W&B envelope.
Total fuel management The MVP-50T offers pilots up-to-date fuel management information, including: Fuel Flow, Fuel Used During Flight, Fuel Used Since Last Fill Up, Gallons Per Mile, Fuel to Next Waypoint, Time, Distance and Fuel to Empty and Fuel Remaining.
Arkansas operators take Control™ by Dennis Gardisser email@example.com 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% of the time nothing happens, 10% of the time the result is worse, and 10% of the time there is a definite improvement. Laboratory results may be better, but actual field experience has been pretty close to this. Arkansas S.A.F.E. clinics have included one day of field evaluations of drift potential for years. These evaluations have included a variety of different equipment setups and operating variables and typically include the favored drift reduction additives for the area. The data has been quite sporadic and probably a reflection of the variety of setups, weather conditions, mixing
procedures, and operating variables. With all that said, there have been a few products that consistently show a positive response. Control™ from Garrco Products, Inc. has been one of the products that has consistently shown a reduction in drift potential. A replicated field study was initiated last year to look at nineteen different drift control additives and water with two aircraft. The aircraft were selected to give two separate speed scenarios, 115 and 150 mph. A preliminary report of this study was presented at a NAAA/ASAE joint technical meeting. I encourage everyone to obtain a copy of that report, available through links on the NAAA web page, and see how their favorite product performed. Control™ was one of the top performing products in this study. The key to consistency can also hinge back to how well products perform under real field situations. Arkansas had
many operators utilizing Control™ as a drift control additive last year. Some of the comments I hear are: “Best material I’ve ever used, Very easy to mix and load, The material that I used to get on the windshield is gone, and Where can I get some Control™?” When one starts hearing these types of comments, there may be more to the performance than just good lab results. I was visiting a couple of different operators during the season and overheard conversations where they were either going to borrow some Control™ from someone else’s pallet until their shipment came in or another operator was coming to borrow some from them. This alone may tell the true story on performance. Mixing and compatibility are one of the major issues with any drift reduction additive. John Garr, Jeff Tidwell, and I met at Tidwell Flying Service in Lonoke, Arkansas on a very cold morning just prior to the AAAA annual convention
to try several different tank mixes. John has some new products under development and the mix results on those are another story, but we tried every way we could think of to cause mix problems with Control™without success. Control™ mixed very easily under all scenarios even with almost ice-cold water! I have had any number of operators ask me which drift control products are best. I’m not so sure there is a best product. Remember there are many application variables. I would recommend that operators try to select a product that consistently shows positive results. Also, additives alone are not the complete answer. Properly utilized, they may provide an extra margin of safety. Operators should use every tool possible to avoid drift. Proper equipment setup and operation will always play a dominant role.
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Application Management is the easiest to use work order management program on the market. ApplicationMGMT.com can: • Increase your income • Reduce your expenses • Lower your risk and • Help you gain a competitive advantage To learn more, call us at 515-240-0719 or email us at info@ApplicationMGMT.com. You can also visit us on the web at ApplicationMGMT.com where you can sign up for a free trial and view a tutorial on how the system works.
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Application Management is a stand alone work order management system that was developed by the Sharp family of Agri-Tech Aviation, Inc. in Iowa. Their original intent was to design a system strictly for their use to manage their incoming work during their busy season. However, after using the system during the 2009 season, the positive feedback from their customers was so overwhelming that they decided that it would be a beneficial system for other applicators as well Application Management is a 100% online program with no software to download or update. The system allows you or your customer to input the needed information that you and/or your pilots need to complete a spray job. Each of
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your customers has a secure login that gives them access to the easiest to use work order product on the market. There are many sorts, searches, and reports that can be preformed to find individual jobs, work outlook, or work history among other things. All the data in the system is backed up off site by a third party and the program is continually updated and improved. Application Management was designed by aerial applicators for aerial applicators and is not a corporate project. The Sharp’s will continue using and selling Application Management as long as there is a need for this technology. Make Application Management a stop while at the convention in Savannah.
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Ag-Air Turbines, Inc. of Midvale, Idaho, is operated by Robert and Katie Baker. We are soley committed to the agricultural aerial applicators as a Honeywell Authorized Major Service Center. We offer affordable and quality repairs and maintenance for the TPE331 engines.
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Safety and quality are trademarks Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc. is an FAA/EASA approved repair facility and is an acknowledged leader for quality servicing of propellers, piston governors and PT-6 governors. Rocky Mountain Propellers services Dowty, Hartzell, McCauley, MT, Ontic, Sensenich and Woodward products and is a distributor for Goodrich De-Ice and Rapco products. Our technicians are factory trained by the propeller manufacturers so you receive the very best servicing for your aircraft. Propeller hubs and associated pitch change components are inspected using state-of-the-art non-destructive test methods. Inspection procedures utilized include magnetic particle, fluorescent dye-penetrate and Eddy Current. All machining and re-plating processes required by Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives are completed in-house to minimize down time.
Safety and quality workmanship are the trademarks of Rocky Mountain Propellers. Our staff of highly trained technicians is equipped to serve the aviators of the Rocky Mountain Region and throughout the world. Our services come with a world-class warranty Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc. is centrally located north of Denver, Colorado. Customers throughout the Rocky Mountain region and throughout the world can rely on prompt and courteous service whether they ship articles in, or fly directly to the facility. With our 21,600 sq. ft. facility with heated hangar, we offer safe, secure indoor storage of aircraft. We strive to serve the aviation industry in a timely manner with a high level of performance, precision and safety. Specialists in propeller and governor overhaul since 1982. www.rockyprop.com
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44th Annual National Agricultural Aviation Association Savannah, GA 2010
CONVENTION & EXPOSITION
Dec. 6–9 • Savannah, Ga. www.agaviation.org
’Tis the Season to Celebrate the Aerial Application Industry! This December, hundreds and hundreds of aerial applicators and aspiring ag pilots will come to together to sustain an industry committed to ensuring a safe, affordable and abundant supply of food, fiber and bio-fuel for the world. The pride and professionalism these “Stewards of the Sky” display is admirable. Join NAAA as we celebrate the work that agricultural aviators carry out every day, and continue on the path of excellence by taking advantage of the ongoing training, services and supplies available under one roof at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.
REGISTER TODAY! Highlights include: 4 An important look at the challenges that lie ahead, including new NPDES water permit requirements that go into effect in April 2011 and the Endangered Species Act’s increasing impact on the aerial application industry. 4 A look at the cutting-edge products, technologies, services and aircraft available to aerial applicators in 2011—120 booths! 4 12 ASABE/NAAA Technical Sessions. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will share key findings as it explores new aerial application technologies and techniques that help mitigate drift, conserve fuel and ensure proper crop coverage. Some states offer CEU credits for attending these sessions. 4 25 hours of educational programming, including sessions covering application technology, chemical, aircraft airframe and engine manufacturing. Special sessions will also cover issues aimed at new and low-time ag pilots, propulsion units, helicopters and aerial firefighting.
Considered one of America's most charming cities, Savannah is known for its gorgeous Southern-style homes, beautiful parks and tree-lined streets. Arrive a couple days early or stay a few days after NAAA's Convention to fully experience this Southern gem.
Get into the Swing of Things at the AgAv PAC Golf Tournament
Join NAAA for a round of golf and a good cause by participating in the AgAv PAC Golf Tournament Dec. 4–5, before the 2010 Convention officially begins. The AgAv PAC is used to strengthen NAAA’s presence in Washington, D.C., by supporting congressional candidates friendly to the aerial application industry. Held at the luxurious Club at Savannah Harbor, the tournament will be a four-member team scramble starting Sunday morning, Dec. 5. Don’t miss the pre-tournament reception and Calcutta on Dec. 4. For more information or to sign up, visit www.agaviation.org/content/golf-tournament.
Where to Stay in Savannah
NAAA’s original convention hotels, the Westin Savannah Harbor and Hyatt Regency Savannah, are sold out! NAAA has established room blocks across the street from the Hyatt at the Holiday Inn Express for $109/night plus tax and at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront for $110/night plus tax. Both hotels are located in the heart of Savannah’s main shopping, tourist and entertainment areas and are directly across the Savannah River from the Convention Center. Getting across the river is quick and easy! A free ferry service will shuttle NAAA’s convention attendees back and forth throughout the day and evening. The Bells Ferry provides water transportation from the Marriott and Hyatt to the Convention Center and Westin. The trip takes about five minutes during peak service times. Free shuttle service is also available. Book now to reserve your room at one of these convention hotels! Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 912-201-2000 (use group code NAAA)
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Hyatt Regency Savannah 912-238-1234 (use group code NAAA)
Savannah Marriott Riverfront 912-233-7722 (use group code NAAA) Transportation to Convention Center: Use Ferry Dock at Marriott
Holiday Inn Express 912-231-9000 (use group code NAAA) Located across street from Hyatt Transportation to Convention Center: Use Ferry Dock at Hyatt
.!!! #ONVENTION %XPO Savannah, Ga. â€“ Dec. 6â€“9, 2010
National Agricultural Aviation Association Savannah, GA 2010