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18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide Supplement

18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide


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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 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. You will save $50 if you register by Dec. 1.

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617 Booth

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.

call or text 912-224-8365 Unique, Informative and Personalized Tours of Historic Savannah. Locally Owned and 18 Years Experience as a Tour Guide Reservations Are Required • Credit Cards Are Not Accepted 4C

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 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 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 @

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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Ag-Nav Inc.


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 “GOLD� 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


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Lane Aviation


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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Electronics International

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

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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.


Garrco Products


Arkansas operators take Control™ by Dennis Gardisser 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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“Your Additive Specialist” P.O. Box 619, Converse, IN 46919

Tel: 765-395-3441 Cell: 561-379-6251 Fax 413-235-5154 email: 18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide

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Application MGMT 12875 Geneva St. // Indianola, IA 50125 // 515-240-0719 Phone // 515-962-9384 Fax

Application Management is the easiest to use work order management program on the market. 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 You can also visit us on the web at where you can sign up for a free trial and view a tutorial on how the system works.


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Reduced pricing for the 2011 season!

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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◆ Air Tractor Sales & Service Center ◆ Complete General and Ag Aircraft Maintenance, Repairs and Rebuilding ◆ Complete Parts Inventory ◆ Hydraulic Spray Systems ◆ Annuals / 100-Hour Inspections ◆ Airframe Repairs and Alterations ◆ Recoverings and Fabric Repairs

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Ag-Air TPE 331 OWNERS:

Turbines Affordable and quality service


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.

We provide Hot Section Inspections, GearBox Inspections, Compressor Section Inspections/Refurb, Engine Test Cell, Torque Calibration, Vibration Analysis, Engine Sales and 24-Hour Technical Support and A.O.G. Emergency Field Services.

Rocky Mountain Propellers

217 Booth

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.


➹ Technical assistance in conjunction with Honeywell Technical & engineering specialists ➹ Honeywell authorized warranty claims repairs ➹ Emergency A.O.G. field service ➹ Hot section inspections ➹ Gear box inspections ➹ Compressor section inspection/refurbish ➹ Lebow torque calibration ➹ Engine run stand ➹ CAM ➹ Engine Sales

ROBERT & KATIE BAKER BRUCE & BECKY HUBLER 2245 Airport Rd., P.O. Box 155 Midvale, Idaho 83645 Phone: (208) 355-2259 • Fax: (208) 355-1114

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44th Annual National Agricultural Aviation Association Savannah, GA 2010


Dec. 6–9 • Savannah, Ga.

’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

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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Pratt & Whitney Canada

Marking 50 years of innovation with the PT6A In the late 1950s, Pratt & Whitney Canada, then a manufacturer and repair shop of the famous Wasp radial piston aircraft engine, assembled a small team of young engineers and gave it a bold mission: to adapt turbine technology for smaller power plant applications. While there was no secure market for this type of new engine at the time, the company was convinced that, given the continuing growth of aircraft and the inherent weight advantages of turbine engines, the future lay in turbine-powered aircraft. Adopting a low cost, low risk approach that emphasized engine reliability and maintainability, the team came up with the DS-10 gas turbine engine, an opposed shaft free-turbine design. This allowed the use of a simple propeller with low engine-out drag characteristics on fixed wing aircraft, and eliminated the need for a clutch in helicopters. The opposed shaft layout simplified the bearing and shaft arrangement and provided for easy maintenance access to the turbine in the hot section of the engine. The accessories were grouped together at the rear of the engine, providing easier access to components for maintenance, and the reduction gearbox was located up front. By placing the air intake at the back of the engine and the exhaust up front, the engine was quieter and less susceptible to ingesting foreign objects, and was also easily adapted for installation in both tractor and pusher turboprop aircraft. Despite numerous technical challenges and rising development costs, a complete gas turbine engine with propeller was first tested on February 22 1960, just 14 months from full design launch. By mid-1961, the new engine, designated PT6 because it was the sixth propeller turbine design by Pratt & Whitney, took to the sky mounted in the nose of a Beech 18 borrowed from the Royal Canadian Air Force. Three years later, PT6A-6 engines began rolling off P&WC’s production lines to power the Beech King Air 90 twin-turboprop business aircraft.

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The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Fifty years since the initial test run of the first PT6A turboprop engine, the engine series has emerged as the world’s most popular engine in its class, capturing more than 130 applications for business, commuter, helicopter, utility and trainer aircraft. P&WC has delivered more than 46,000 PT6 engines since 1964. Furthermore, with a whopping 89 models and more than 26,000 engines still in operation today, the PT6 family has accumulated more than 350 million flying hours. Experience gained from the PT6 program has helped spawn many of the engine families that have made P&WC a world leader in the gas turbine engine market. These include the PW100 regional airline turboprop and other engine families right up to the two latest additions – the small PW600 series turbofan for light business jets, and the PW800 designed for the large, high end business jet market.

Unique scalable design A lightweight free turbine engine, the PT6 incorporates a reverse flow combustion path utilizing counter-rotating turbine modules; one driving the compressor and one or two power turbines (depending on the model) driving the propeller through a reduction gearbox. The power turbines are “free”, or independent of the compressor turbine, an innovation that has allowed the PT6 engine to cover a diverse range of applications across all aircraft markets. The engines’ diameter remains constant although the PT6 has been scaled from the original 500shp to up to 2,000shp. The “A” in PT6A represents the turboprop designation, powering commuter, corporate and utility aircraft, aerobatic trainers, agricultural aircraft, short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft and firefighting aircraft. Unmatched versatility, dependability and performance have made the PT6A the most thoroughly proven and popular turboprop engine family in the 500- to 2,000-shp class. The PT6A turboprop comes in three fundamental sizes, all of which share the

same basic architecture. The ‘small’ family has three stages of axial compression and one centrifugal stage, driven by a single-stage axial compressor turbine, and has a single power turbine. P&WC created the ‘medium’ PT6A by adding a second power turbine, and the compressor was optimized for the increased power requirements. By adding a fourth axial compression stage to increase overall pressure ratio, P&WC created the ‘large’ PT6A. In addition to the changes in rotor count, several changes to materials and component aerodynamics have been implemented in various models to increase performance.

A constant evolution Since the beginning, the PT6 has constantly evolved to satisfy customer needs through the application of innovative technology. The success of this approach is demonstrated by PT6’s popularity over the years. From the very start, for example, the PT6A and King Air proved to be a great marriage. The speed, quietness, low vibration and altitude capability compared with similarly sized piston aircraft made the turboprop twin a huge success, with approximately 5,000 sold. The King Air family has similarly evolved over the years and remains a strong seller in today’s market. Many other aircraft were later designed around the PT6, from the DeHavilland Twin Otter and Embraer Bandeirante commuter aircraft to utility aircraft including the Cessna Caravan, trainers including the Embraer Tucano, Beech T-34C and various Pilatus models, as well as agricultural aircraft such as the Air Tractor and Ayres Turbo Thrush products. In the 1970s, P&WC secured major production commitments for its PT6T TwinPac®, a novel combination of two PT6 power sections with a combining gearbox. The TwinPac® was used on a variety of civil and military helicopters including the renowned Bell 212 and 412. During the mid-1970s, P&WC also adapted the PT6 for use in agricultural aircraft, helping them become much more capable and productive.

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The PT6 has also been used for a wide range of non-aviation applications over the course of the years through the ST6 derivative. These have included electrical generators in pumping stations for gas and oil pipelines and propulsion systems for ships and air cushion vehicles. The engine has even been used to power snowplows, trucks, trains and Indy race cars owned by the flamboyant Andy Granatelli. Aviation applications for the PT6 have continued to proliferate as the power of the engine has grown. P&WC has constantly taken advantage of evolutions in aerodynamics and materials to enhance the performance of the PT6 without significantly increasing its size. For example, the 40, 50 and 60 series, which feature two-stage power turbines and other enhancements, are used on numerous high performance business and regional airplanes, from the King Air 200 to the Beech 1900. The reliability of the PT6, with its low in-flight shutdown rate, also paved the way for an entire new category of aircraft, the single-engine turboprop, which includes the Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, Socata TBM 850 and Piper Meridian. Other innovations on the PT6 have reduced emissions, increased maintenance intervals, and further enhanced ease of operation with the introduction of Digital Engine Controls on the large PT6 engines used on military trainer aircraft.

Looking forward Developing new technologies and making sure the right pipeline of products is ready to meet customer demand and create markets are cornerstones of P&WC’s business, and have been key factors behind the success of the PT6. P&WC has demonstrated a history of injecting technology in its products, as witnessed by its certification of 89 PT6 models in less than 50 years, and will continue to develop and introduce improvements to the PT6 and its other engine families in the coming years. With this in mind, P&WC recently created a new multidisciplinary innovation team to focus on the future. Technologies developed by the innovation team will be leveraged on new and existing engine models, thus allowing P&WC to continue its long-standing tradition of continually adding value through technology evolution and innovation. Stay tuned!


It was a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 free-turbine engine that powered the Twin Otter aircraft on a South Pole rescue mission the world won’t soon forget. Sean Loutitt, captain and chief pilot at Kenn Borek Air, rescued a man who was in dire need of treatment after developing a life-threatening illness while stationed in the frozen wilderness. His life depended on his rescue. And his rescue depended on P&WC engines.


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Simplex Mfg.



Simplex-Helipod’s Robinson spray system influencing agriculture worldwide Portland, OR—Simplex Manufacturing Co. is excited with the incredible success of the Simplex-Helipod spray systems for the Robinson Helicopter series. Within its first year, the Simplex-Helipod spray systems have become Simplex’s most popular spray models globally. Growth is expected to increase once the pending EASA application is approved. Operators have found that Robinson Helicopters with the Simplex-Helipod systems to be an economical and efficient team for aerial application both spraying and seeding. Simplex also offers a line of Helipod cargo pods for the Robinson Helicopters and other light Helicopters. Larry Lichtenberger the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Simplex Manufacturing Co. says, “Simplex-Helipod Spray system’s first year has been a huge success, making the system a powerhouse


in the spray market. With systems being sold worldwide, the R44 spray system is sure to make an impact on agricultural production throughout the world.” Founded in 1946, Simplex has built a reputation as the leader in design, manufacturing, and certification of aerial application systems and mission equipment for helicopters. Simplex maintains its industry leadership by incorporating the latest technology in design and manufacturing systems from high-strength, low-weight composite materials to produce cost-effective systems for firefighting and other aerial applications For more information contact Simplex Manufacturing Co. by phone at 503-2573511; fax: 503-257-8556; e-mail: mail@ or visit the website www.


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AFS check valves the choice of applicators New stocking dealers added. AFS check valves can now be purchased at the following dealers: Neal Aircraft, Frost Flying Service and Farm Air. AFS check valves continue to be the check valve of choice for discerning aerial applicators who are concerned about making their operation leak..and

Two models, standard and on-off, allow operators to configure spray booms for quick, easy gallonage change. The internal screen filters particles to eliminate the cause of check valve leaks. Join the long list of satisfied customers and start spraying with confidence. AeroFlow Systems will be in booth 432 in Savannah, come by and say hello.

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Hemisphere GPS


Enhanced Mapping, Satloc Bantam lead the way for a host of new feature and system offerings from Hemisphere GPS in 2011 Real-time aircraft tracking, on-board background maps, low cost systems with moving map displays, laser altimeter compatibility, wireless transfer of logs… This is just a short list of new items that Hemisphere GPS will be showing at the upcoming 2010 NAAA convention in Savannah, GA. With a greater need for speed and a desire for more information, pilots have been outpacing their existing guidance products and demanding more from their GPS system suppliers. In Dec 2009, Hemisphere GPS released the IntelliStar system putting a platform in front of users that would launch them into a new era of technological offerings. With this new product release, features are now available for agricultural guidance systems that were just not possible with the limited capacity of previous systems.

On-board Background Maps On-board mapping coupled with guidance is one of the new feature sets that are finally available for the aerial application industry. It will be on display in December with the IntelliStar system from Hemisphere GPS. Available map sets include Open Street Map and Sectional Maps. Open Street Map is much more than just a simple set of maps for viewing on IntelliStar. is an Internet wiki system (like Wikipedia) that allows the collaborative efforts of all users to continuously improve and update content – in this case, specifically to create better maps around the world. Pilots or office personnel can record windmills and power lines or identify obstacles and potential exclusion areas and enter them all within this wiki site. Public updating of the mapping system is not only encouraged but it is required to improve existing information. This mapping ability offers an evolving data system that has the workforce of an entire population. Hemisphere GPS allows the pilot to upload these maps for use on their

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IntelliStar system. The editing tool is free and allows users to put new features into the mapping website in order to retrieve an updated map shortly thereafter. As more users put new items in place, more complete data is available for every pilot to view and use.

Sectional background maps are also available for upload to IntelliStar. Although these types of maps may require recurring fees to purchase sectional updates, they are currently offered for the entirety of the US.

All maps can be viewed in 2D or 3D mode. They are called out as a separate mapping function within the IntelliTrac program. Both Open Street Map and Sectional Maps can be loaded together and viewed as sequential mapping pages on IntelliStar.

Satloc Bantam Another product being released at the NAAA convention by Hemisphere GPS isSatloc Bantam. This system was designed as a low cost guidance solution with a moving map display. Although the software features are limited, it includes a highly bright screen and it is capable of interfacing with flow control systems. Satloc Bantam supports the loading of Job files and guides pilots

using the same patterns as the M3, as it uses a similar version of AirTrac software. Satloc Bantam is easy to install. It has a small CPU (3.15”x9.55”x5.40”) with just 5 cables. Our Crescent GPS board is internal to the CPU and overall weight of the CPU is 4.1 lbs. The screen is small to match at 5.1”Hx7.9”Wx1.4”D and 1.7 lbs. Users have the option to upgrade the screen of Satloc Bantam to the larger, more robust, high quality screens that are currently available with the M3. Two USB ports allow logging ability to be extended into the cockpit with a remote USB cable mount option. A lightweight lightbar and optional keypad are also available making the system ideal for helicopter installs.

as Lat/Lon, Altitude, Flow Rates, etc) are transmitted through to the site for real time observation and/or recording. Data is available to be viewed from anywhere in the world and the owner of the account determines who can view the information. Also, logs can be gathered for analysis and reporting through the HQ site. Any and all logged information is saved for as long as the user determines. Deleting logs and accounts can occur instantaneously by the owner of the account as well. Cellular-based modem options are also available with IntelliStar to reduce the cost of data transmissions but are limited to cellular coverage offerings of specific service providers.

HQ Asset Tracking System Aircraft and other asset tracking is now available for the Bantam, M3 and IntelliStar guidance systems. Iridium satellite modems can be interfaced with these GPS systems and set up through AirTrac or IntelliTrac software. Real-time viewing is established on the Internet through Hemisphere GPS’ website. The secure HQ site allows viewing and data access to be restricted to one single user or be extended to multiple accounts created by the user. The pilot can configure which pieces of data (such

Hemisphere GPS will proudly display IntelliStar (with background maps and available modem options), Satloc Bantam, and the HQ asset tracking system at the upcoming NAAA convention in Savannah, GA on December 7th.


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Air Tractor, Inc.


Continuing improvements from Air Tractor on display in Savannah Air Tractor AT-502B and AT-602 aircraft on display December 6-9 at the NAAA Convention will feature a selection of improved engine instrument gauges. The new oil pressure, fuel pressure and torque gauges received FAA certification in August and will be standard equipment in 2011 production aircraft. “We’ve been evaluating wet line engine instruments from various manufacturers for several years,” reports Jim Hirsch, Vice President of Engineering at Air Tractor. “We are now working with a supplier whose instrument designs meet our quality and accuracy specifications. The new instruments have received FAA certification and our supplier is ramping up production of the gauges for installation in 2011 model year aircraft.” Hirsch predicts pilots will notice an improvement. “At-a-glance readability and accuracy of these new gauges is much improved.” Air Tractor now offers an optional drag-reducing gatebox fairing for the AT-802. The new fiberglass fairing fits the popular Transland 10-inch hydraulic gate box. Flight tests show the

fairing reduces air turbulence and fuel consumption. In early 2010, Air Tractor conducted a series of tests to determine the effect of the fiberglass fairing toward reducing drag. An Air Tractor test aircraft, equipped with a PT6A-65AG engine, 115” diameter prop, 250-gallon wing fuel tanks, and flying at a typical working speed of 155 MPH, experienced about 4 GPH in fuel savings. The test pilot reported the aircraft was noticeably smoother in flight, with less turbulence felt in the control stick. A minimal fuel savings of 3 GPH could reduce annual fuel consumption about 1,500 gallons. The gate box fairing kit is now available from Air Tractor for the AT-802. Air Tractor reports that five ag operators are field testing a new ram air filter during the 2010 spraying season. The new air filter design is demonstrating airflow and seal improvements over the current production filter. Air filter project manager Kyle Schroeder notes that the field test results are being studied and evaluations of the new filters are continuing, with plans for the new filter to enter full production sometime in 2011.

The AT-502B, along with an AT-602 will be on display at the NAAA Convention in Savannah.

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One of the first Air Tractor AT-504 training/spray aircraft sold in the U.S., owned by Curless Flying Service, now has several hundred hours of flight time. Harley Curless reports the aircraft “is one awesome training platform. It’s unbelievable how you can use the 504 to introduce someone to a 502 Air Tractor.” Curless reports that he trained one of his pilots, JT Kapers, in the 504 this past season, transitioning from the AT-402 to the AT-502B. “JT is a graduate of one of the ag [flying] schools, and he’s been with us two years. He started in a Pawnee then moved into a 401, then into AT-402 and now into the AT-502B – a nice slow progression. I flew a few hours with JT in the 504 and turned him loose in it. JT started by hauling a couple of hundred gallons, then progressed to 250, and then to 300, and more over a progression of time.” In the AT-504, instructor and student sit side by side for easier communication between instructor and student. Says Curless, “whatever the instructor sees, the student sees, and visa versa. And

with the GPS right in front of both pilots, you can do GPS transitioning as well. The instructor also has control of the throttle, so he can simulate slow, loaded flight. You sit in the same position in the airplane that you’ll sit a 502 or 402 or any other model; it’s the same view over the cowling.” “An instructor can explain something to a student, then demonstrate it with the airplane. The student can follow along and see what the instructor does with his hands and feet. It’s just so easy to do sitting side-by-side like that,” Curless adds. The AT-504’s performance specifications mirror the AT-502B in speed, capacity and overall performance. Curless says there’s no difference from the 502B. “Performance-wise with the 502B, there’s no difference. I just get in and go full.” He jokes, “And the extra seat makes a great desk for my maps and stuff.” For more information about Air Tractor aircraft and products, visit the Air Tractor exhibit, number 611, at the NAAA 2010 Convention and Exposition.


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Johnston Aircraft Service

218 Booth

JAS still growing after 63 years We want to say a heartfelt thank you to our customers/friends in our industry. There is no way we could still be here without you. It is especially appropriate now, as several long time friends are no longer with us and our mortality has been brought home. The 63 plus years of our association have seen many changes and continuous progress. From the early open cockpit radial engined biplanes to the sleek air conditioned enclosed cabin turbine aircraft of today, we have come a long way. As our aircraft have improved, so have our application systems. Round booms directly behind the wings, T Jet and Delevan nozzles, while still seeing some use, have mostly been supplanted with streamlined dropped booms, CP nozzles (we are a distributor), rotary atomizers for special applications, and electrostatic spray systems. Dry break couplers (we distribute Emco, Wheaton, Buckeye) have virtually eliminated chemical spills while loading. All of this has helped us do a much better job for the grower, consumer and environment. The progress of our industry is not only in the U.S., but now throughout the world and we are very proud to have played a role in all of this. Today, we are actively engaged in supporting and improving our worldwide agricultural industry. We offer Thrush wing spar cap improvement kits; Piper Brave wing spar cap kits; Cascade Walter turbine conversion kits and ram air inlet kits for Thrush and Air Tractor; Walter turbine conversion Thrush aircraft; ag aircraft sales; airframe repair, maintenance, and modification; engine overhaul; and the BEST parts support in the ag aviation industry! Please come and say hello - we are in BOOTH 218.”

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

TAM there for you TURBINE AIRCRAFT MARKETING, INC. (TAM)-Specializes in Honeywell TPE 331 Engines, Hartzell props, engine instruments and gauges. TAM was established more than 14 years ago with David Finley heading up the Engine Group. David has over 40 years experience in general aviation engines. Thelma Pence has over 28 years of experience in both commercial and general aviation engines. TAM maintains an inventory of engines, and other related engine requirements which are forever changing to accommodate the ag aviation industry demand. Whether you require an outright purchase, lease, or exchange on your TPE 331engine requirement we can accommodate your need. You may require something other than an engine such as a: Hartzell prop, Service

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engine instrument or gauge, we are here to help. Time is valuable so let us lend a hand to keep your engine costs down and you in the air. As our engine inventory is constantly changing we make every effort to maintain an inventory of -1, -5, -6,, and -10 Honeywell TPE 331 engines at all times. Additionally, we often carry the PT6 line of engines and inventory of PT6 spares as well. TAM is just north of BIG D (Dallas) and accessible from every direction you may be located. Give us a call or drop us an email, we are here for you. David Finley, 972.248.3108 ext 213, 214.649.2288 mobile, dfinley@turbineair. com or Thelma Pence, 972.248.3108 ext 305, 214.649.2291 mobile, tpence@


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J & C Enterprises Aviation Inc


Celebrates 40 years of service J & C Enterprises Aviation has been located in Oklahoma for 40 years. The business was started by Jerry and Cecilia Buster in 1970. We are located in the central United States and our staff is on duty from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM to help with your aviation needs. We specialize in Cessna ag aircraft

but we also have extensive inventory of Cessna 180-185, Piper Brave and Pawnee, Citabria, Dromader, and Aero Commander Lark and Darter. We are dealers for Transland, McFarlane, tail wheel parts, general aviation parts and even larger miscellaneous new and used parts.




Our staff will help you fill your aviation needs! Just call Sid, our parts manager, or Jerry, Grant, Denise, Wilson, and Cecilia will be glad to help you.

Professional Fibreglass Repair


New rugged 502/602 retrofit door


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

Professional Fibreglass Repair announces a new rugged construction 502/602 retrofit door to replace stock door. No fibreglass experience needed to install, just bolt into place. Stock size accommodates

stock hardware or loading system. Larger size available for manual operation. For more information call Jon Herr at 530735-6264 to discuss details. Stop by and see us at booth #222 in Savannah.

Having trouble finding tHose difficult parts!!!

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Retrofit 502/602 Hopper Door now available for installation.

Shop: Fax:

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530-735-6264 530-735-6265 For customer service


422 Monte Vista • Woodland, CA 95695 • e-mail:

your Authorized Transland dealer wE buy SALvAgE & NEw PArTS INvENTorIES

Booth #309 & 311

Se habla Español Airport Road #14 • Thomas, OK 73669

800-542-8565 • 580-661-3591 (OK) • 580-661-3783 (FAX) • email address:

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Diner Club • 800-325-0885


APS Brakes


Innovation, quality, performance = ® BlackSteel brakes

It is always refreshing to find a company producing and marketing a product which has improvements over the comparable OEM product. There is one such company in Granite City, Illinois, APS (Aviation Products Systems, Inc.). APS manufacturers and markets FAA/ PMA brake discs, linings and rivets. The APS BlackSteel® Discs are manufactured at the APS facility using state of the art CNC lathes. The brake discs are machined from one-piece forgings. This is an important distinction because the one-piece forging means that the directional grain flow of the metal follows the contour of the disc, providing a much stronger unit. After the final machining process is complete,

the discs receive the signature Black Steel® heat treating process. This process is a thermo-chemical heat treatment introducing the steel discs to salt, nitrogen, and oxygen. This treatment greatly improves the surface properties giving the disc enhanced wear characteristics and provides a high degree of corrosion resistance to the steel. The distinctive black color is a by-product of the heat treating process, hence, the BlackSteel®. APS BlackSteel® linings come in semimetallic and metallic. The metallic linings are made from a more durable material and innovative design than other brands. The semi-metallic linings are made with a patented Kevlar®

formula which allows the linings to grip the discs better without losing as much material. APS BlackSteel® discs and linings are FAA PMA approved parts. The PMA approval process is a rigorous process of design approval and testing that yields a part meeting, or in most cases exceeding, the original OEM requirements. APS now has a complete list of applications on most single and light twin general aviation aircraft, including all of the aircraft used for aerial applications having Cleveland Brakes. You can view the approval list on their website at www. . APS brake products are designed and fabricated with the durability

to withstand harsh environmental conditions, as well as the heavy braking associated with agricultural work, resulting in greater safety margins. APS brake products offer these advantages at a very economical price, providing lower operating costs to the operators. With several dealers in the United States strategically located, availability of the APS brake products is excellent. APS brake products are a truly innovative product at a cost effective price and worth your time to explore. Check it out at!

Visit APS BRAKES in Savannah, at Booth #306

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Meeting the needs of modern agriculture Innovation leads to excellence in Illinois Constantly looking for innovations that can create new opportunities, GRAINCO FS and Pontiac flying service learned to adapt and seek out new ways to help their producer customers in their quest to achieve high yields.

Headline changes the game The launch of Headline® and Headline AMP™ fungicides has changed the game for GRAINCO. The introduction of these key products captured retailers’, applicators’ and growers’ attention and expanded GRAINCO’s business offerings. Headline is a fast-acting, broadspectrum fungicide with a high level of activity on major diseases that threaten yield and crop quality. Growers are also discovering the Plant Health benefits offered by Headline and Headline AMP. A full-service retailer, GRAINCO operates from seven locations and provides seed, fertilizer, chemicals and spraying services, as well as petroleum products. “Our growers are seeing increases of 15 to 25 bushels per acre when Headline

is applied,” said Scott Reel, Agronomy and Crops Marketing Manager. “They know they can come to us for sound advice and a focus on what’s important to them: maximizing profits from the acres they farm. We wouldn’t endorse the products if we couldn’t stand behind them.”

Technology pays off GRAINCO partnered with BASF to update its online ordering, invoicing and application mapping capabilities to further streamline operations and increase productivity. The digital mapping system creates shape maps that can be uploaded into databases and then relayed into the cockpits of the aerial application crews for more accurate and timely applications. “We send our aerial applicators an e-mail with the information about the fields they will fly and the products to apply, taking out any guesswork and increasing the speed of communications,” Reel said. “The applicator can then take the card out

properly dispose of all packaging. GRAINCO FS was the first retailer to offer bulk tanks of Headline to its customers. This year, Pontiac Flying Service installed their own Headline bulk Pontiac helps GRAINCO tank at the home facility in Pontiac. Loads take flight can now be metered directly into the mix To implement the new system, GRAINCO tank and loaded on the airplane quickly partnered with Scott Petersen and the and efficiently. Pontiac Flying Service team. Reel works “Our guys on the loading pad with Pontiac to complete as much as half absolutely love the bulk tank because it of the aerial application of Headline and reduces the handling time as much as 60 Headline AMP each season. percent,” Petersen said. “When you have “GRAINCO gives us the orders for the seven or eight planes coming in one after fields, which are in the GPS database another, you don’t want them to have to under unique 5-digit codes,” Petersen idle on the tarmac too long.” said. “We can put an entire day’s jobs on With a bulk tank, they simply meter out one GPS card, up to 50 fields at a time.” the correct amount throughout the day, For Pontiac, this means significant and make the call for a bulk refill which is reductions in time spent locating delivered within 48 hours. fields, and eliminates wrong-spray and “Our ground crew can get the planes applications that are not properly timed refueled, reloaded and given updated for the growth cycle of individual fields. mapping information in just five to 10 minutes now,” Petersen said. “We need Bulk tanks mean big less equipment, fewer ground staff and savings can get more done every day.” Traditionally, the ground crew had Growers that work with GRAINCO and to unpack numerous “packaged” Pontiac for Headline and Headline AMP containers, create tank mixes, load spraying can expect great service and the aircraft, triple-rinse containers and great results.

of the plane at the end of the day and download it straight to the system for their invoicing. It has given us a real edge over our competition.”

The Petersen family operates Pontiac Flying Service, Inc. in Pontiac, Illinois

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Pontiac applied Headline AMP to corn acres in Illinois this year. All signs point to strong performance and yield benefits in 2010.


Flying has always been fun. Add Headline AMP™ fungicide and it can be quite profitable too. Headline AMP combines the proven power of Headline® fungicide with a unique new triazole that stops diseases in their tracks. In a series of independent and university trials, Headline AMP delivered more bushels of corn per acre than any other fungicide.* Visit or talk to your BASF retailer today.

* In 29 independent and university trials conducted in 2008–2009 Always read and follow label directions. ©2010 BASF Corporation. All Rights Reserved. APN 10-01-088-0008

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DynaNav Systems

607 Booth

Growth through DynaNav’s new E-Series Earlier this year we introduced a new product to market, our DynaFlightAirAg-E series. In fact, it was an introduction of an entirely new approach and concept to aerial guidance systems. Bold statement? You bet. Read on for an explanation to back up this claim. In many conversations that we have had with pilots and operators of the aerial ag industry around the world, the one constant is the continuous change and the expensive process necessary to keep current, both in technology and the ways that we do business. With this challenge in mind, through our design of the E-Series, we have made great strides to resolve these issues. In the technology industry, and especially products such as ours, technology changes at a very rapid rate, and the challenge to stay current both at the manufacturing level as well as for the customer can be very difficult. Obsolescence often rears its ugly head

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with the result that if a customer wishes to stay current and get the benefits of newer product design, he is often faced with complete system changes at a huge expense. On the other hand, a manufacturer, through his supply chain can benefit by exercising a “trade in”, approach. This is where the end user is offered a price in trade for his old equipment and for the supply of new product. As the old product being traded is generally worth very little in the true market, the price of the new is often inflated to cover the short fall. In this way the manufacturer retains his margins and his customer base and is able to repeat the process indefinitely, at least until a more creative solution is offered. The problem with this method of marketing for the end user is that his options are very limited and generally his costs are significantly higher. By being modular in concept and

completely software upgradable through the internet, the DynaFlight products are continuously updated from anywhere in the world at any time. In this way obsolescence is never an issue and our product retains its value and usefulness to the end user. The E-Series takes our modular design to the next step. It is now quite apparent the pilots primary need is to have excellent job guidance as well as to have instant job review - this is where our entry level E-Series starts. Fortunately, as our original design philosophy is modular, the owner can simply add modules and software to the E-Series at any time to meet the needs for his operations. In this way, we at DynaNav have met our design goals of “simple by design and flexible in application”, being very much to the benefit of our customers by eliminating obsolescence, reducing his costs and increasing his productivity with

a current and upgradeable product. The E-Series initially addresses the needs of the small or start up operator by meeting his basic needs and available at an entry level price, however, as his business grows, he can add whatever attribute will assist him to grow his business further. There is no restriction as to what could be added, and it is possible both economically and technically to grow his system to the specifications of the full DynaFlightAirAgII™ professional system. One thing that we have learned over time is that each Air Ag operation has different needs and requirements. We are proud to be able to offer a flexible system to meet your needs now and into the future. The choice is yours. Come grow with Dynanav. To contact us or further information, please visit our web site

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Wings Insurance


Wings Insurance expands operations At Wings Insurance, we have access to “All” of the agricultural aviation insurance markets. You will receive a front-line position with underwriters through our aggressive and broad marketing skills. “You Cover the

Crops…We’ll Cover the Rest!” Wings Insurance is the only aviation insurance specialist with active flight instructors, commercial pilots, A&P mechanics and over 100 years of aviation insurance experience on our

TEAM. We have recently expanded our operations; now having offices in Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Boston. We have added brokers who specialize in ag operations, helicopter operations, and flight training.

Having recently upgraded our automation systems, our ‘paperless’ work environment means you

You Cover the Crops... We’ll Cover the Rest

receive real time service and immediate answers. Treat yourself to our level of service… you deserve it! Enjoy the Show! Come by and see us at Booth 619.

Agricultural flying demands jet-like reflexes and a high level of knowledge to meet regulatory requirements. The Wings Insurance TEAM is experienced in agricultural aircraft operations and the insurance needs associated with them. We handle all types of aircraft, whether fixed wing, rotor wing or a mixed fleet. Our up-front analysis of your needs enables us to find the insurance solutions that are best for you. Call Michaeline Mister today! Aviation Insurance Broker (license 192436) 952-641-3150 888-621-8181 (Toll Free)

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PC Spray/AeroManage


PC Spray partnership advances technology

PC Spray is an established, industry standard program that bridges the gap between your day to day operations and back office accounting software. From organizing your invoices, to commission calculations, inventory management, and QuickBooks integration, PC Spray has you covered. Two new versions of PC Spray have been developed to meet the applicators growing needs. A revamped desktop version of PC Spray will be released for 2011. PC Spray users can continue to use their current

desktop software, and will have the opportunity to upgrade at a limited time special introductory price. PC Spray for AgSync will be available in late 2010 as an integrated tab within the AgSync Management System. This will allow for seamless managing of inventory, accounting, while eliminating double entry of orders without ever leaving the AgSync program. AeroManage enables you to track and manage the equipment maintenance requirements that are

crucial to keeping your business running. Maintain your maintenance histories and forecasts at any level including whole units, major components, or minor components. Stay informed and up to date with Air-Worthiness Directives by accessing Triton Aviation Data Services directly from AeroManage. In addition to being offered as an integrated tab within AgSync, AeroManage is available for use as a stand-alone system. AgIntegrated, the developer of the

updated PC Spray and AeroManage, believe the key to being able to make technology work for you and your business in the most efficient manner possible is the ability to combine technical resources into an organized integrated solution. AgIntegrated and AgSync have teamed up to provide additional software solutions to increase the efficiency, accuracy, productivity, and safety of aerial application. In addition to many exciting AgSync upgrades for this upcoming season, PC Spray and AeroManage are being offered as integrated tabs directly within the AgSync system. The revamped PC Spray desktop, PC Spray for AgSync and AeroManage will be demonstrated at the NAAA 2010 convention, booth 532.

Current PC Spray Users: The revamped PC Spray will be available

AgSync Users: AgSync 2011 will offer the special option of

for upgrade at a limited time special introductory price.

integrating PC Spray as a tab within the software.

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NAAA 2010 Convention and Exposition events schedule Join NAAA for its 44th Annual Convention & Exposition! Dec. 6–9 • Savannah, Ga. Saturday, Dec. 4 6:30 p.m.

AgAv PAC Golf Tournament Players Reception & Calcutta

Sunday, Dec. 5 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 12 p.m.–6 p.m. 4 p.m.–6 p.m. 4 p.m.–6 p.m. 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

AgAv PAC Golf Tournament Players Continental Breakfast Golf Tournament – Tee Times Begin Golf Tournament – Players Lunch & Awards Pratt & Whitney PT6 Seminar CD Aviation Services TPE331 Engine Maintenance Training Course (FAA Approved IA Training) Registration Open (Convention Center) NAAA Board Meeting WNAAA Board Meeting Compaass Rose Concurrent Session

Monday, Dec. 6 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Registration Open (Convention Center) 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Exhibitor Setup 8 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Kickoff Breakfast – Howie Franklin 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. WNAAA Program – The Victorian Lady 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Canadian AAA Board Meeting 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ASABE Sessions 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ASABE Sessions (continued) 1 p.m.–3 p.m. WNAAA President’s Open House 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • FAA/Security • Honeywell Engines • Hemisphere GPS 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • Chemical Meeting • Pratt & Whitney Canada–Piston • AgSync 2011 Preview & Social Hour 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

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Tuesday, Dec. 7 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. CP Products Breakfast 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Registration Open (Convention Center) 8 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Exhibitor Setup 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m. NAAA Business Meeting 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. WNAAA Athena Program 9:45 a.m.–12 p.m. NAAA General Session • Clean Water – NPDES Permits • Endangered Species Act Litigation • Medical Clearance Q&A 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Allied Industry Meeting 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m. WNAAA “Lady & Sons” Lunch 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Trade Show Hours 3 p.m.–5 p.m. NAAREF Board of Directors 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Live Auction & Reception 7:30 p.m. Pratt & Whitney Canada Reception

Wednesday, Dec. 8 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration Open (Convention Center) 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions • Application Technology • GE Engines 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. WNAAA President’s Awards Breakfast 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. WNAAA Museum Hop 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Trade Show Hours 3 p.m. Silent Auction Closes 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • Pratt & Whitney Canada–Turbine

Thursday, Dec. 9 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration Open (Convention Center) 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions • Thrush Aircraft 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • Ag-Nav® Guia Training 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions • Air Tractor Inc. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • Aerial Firefighting • Compaass Rose 1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions • Helicopter Roundtable 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Farewell Reception 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Farewell Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Events schedule subject to change. Updates are posted regularly at www.agaviation. org. WNAAA events appear in bold blue.

PIM Aviation Insurance 601 The right solution PIM Aviation Insurance is one of the oldest and most experienced aviation insurance providers in the ag industry. Tim Bonnell, Sr., president of PIM, and his team of pilotagents are experts in creative negotiation and problem solving. They’ve been providing customers with access to all available aviation insurance instruments for nearly 30 years. “We go to great lengths to assess the unique needs of each client while identifying their areas of risk,” says Tim Bonnell, Sr. “We believe our quick responsiveness to client needs sets a benchmark for the competition.” Located in Wichita, KS, the “Air Capital of the World” and deep in the agricultural heartland, PIM employees live and breathe aviation. They deliver more than 150 years of combined industry experience. PIM’s pilot-agents are experienced at writing policies to address coverage and territory issues. They issue state certificates accurately and in a timely and efficient manner. They often negotiate programs to help transition new ag pilots into the business and to help ag pilots

transition from piston to turbine aircraft. “We’re now partnering with life insurance companies that aren’t afraid to provide coverages while you’re operating your aircraft,” says Tim Bonnell, Jr.. “And best of all, we can offer you this protection at competitive rates.” PIM is a company that recognizes the importance of providing the right insurance solutions and the potential impact it has on an individual or company’s bottom line. They offer multiple policies to cover a range of exposures based on the unique needs of your operation. Bonnell, Sr. concludes, “With competitive pricing, exceptional service and informed recommendations, PIM will get your wheels up and keep you flying.” PIM has the capability to insure all of the aerial applicators needs through its “Ag-Pack” ™ program. This includes not only the aircraft hull and liability coverages including chemical liability but also options to purchase property insurance, commercial automobile insurance, mobile equipment, environmental and more.

Preferred Airparts Serving operators worldwide

Preferred Airparts, of Kidron, Ohio, has been serving aircraft operators and maintenance facilities worldwide since 1982. Their present stock includes over 8-million new parts for J-3s to jets. Preferred has many parts for ag operators including Cessna and Piper airframe parts. They have a large inventory of new Grumman/Schweizer G164A/B-600 spares including structural members, sheet metal, landing gears, firewall forward for the R-1340, dispersal system components and more. New parts are sold from 25% to 85% off list. The company also has new, used, and overhauled Continental and Lycoming engine parts at 50-65% discount. Turbine engine parts are a growing segment of Preferred Airparts’ business. Their ever-expanding stock is serving operators of P&W PT6A, Allison/Rolls Royce 250 and other turbine and jet engines for parts, consumables and rotables. Wheels, brakes, and parts for many

aircraft are a strong point at Preferred, along with light units and repair parts of all kinds. They have a wide selection of consumables including air, oil, and vacuum filters, spark plugs, and other items for piston and turbine aircraft including ag. Preferred is now a distributer of Donaldson air filters and JP Aero Plastics windshields and windows. Also they stock many popular Champion oil filters and Gill batteries to help you fill your order. You can check stock on Preferred’s web site,, or call, fax or e-mail the sales team a list of your parts requirements. Anyone with inventories of new parts to sell, anywhere in the world and “for nearly anything that flies”, can contact Preferred for an offer. Preferred’s contact information is as follows, Phone # 800-433-0814 US & Canada, 330698-0280 Intl, Fax 330-698-3164, E-Mail

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PIM is one of the oldest and most experienced aviation insurance providers in the industry. For access to all available aviation insurance instruments and a quarter century of creative negotiation and problem solving, call 1.800.826.4442 or visit us at Air Capital of the World P.O. Box 12750 | Wichita, KS 67277 316.942.0699 | 1.800.826.4442 | ©PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE MANAGEMENT, INC.



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

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

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

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406 Product preview from AgriSmart

AgriSmart Information System Flight Plan Online brings together some of the best technologies to give you a better way to communicate with your customers and manage your business so you can focus on spraying more acres. You and your pilots will be able to spend more productive time in the air and less time doing paperwork. Your customers will appreciate the professional and accurate mapping that Flight Plan Online provides as well as

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its ease of use. They will welcome the ability to track the progress of their job orders with no phone calls. The most powerful component of Flight plan Online is the ability to process job orders using a centralized online system. This allows you or your

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customers to submit accurate jobs orders with geo referenced field maps powered by SuretyÂŽ Customized Online Mapping from AgriData, Inc. As job orders come in you can review them for accuracy and formally accept the work. Job orders can also include sensitive area alerts and adjacent crop identification to let you assess the level of risk. You can see all outstanding jobs on a map screen to filter those jobs into the most efficient batches for spraying. You can easily schedule job batches with common products and geographic proximity. Flight Plan Online generates all the information needed by the pilot, including loading sheets, individual job maps, and master maps that give an overview of all field locations. You can easily upload shape files to your guidance system to make the most of the guidance technology that is already in your plane. After spraying you can record actual application information and

if desired, download the data from your guidance system to include as-sprayed imagery. You can then generate invoices from the job details already captured in the process, even on the same day you spray! Flight Plan Online also acts as your electronic system of record keeping, allowing you to generate a formal application report any time to document regulatory compliance. Our customers tell us that Flight Plan Online makes their lives better, takes stress out of the cockpit, makes them more efficient internally and brings better communication to their customers. Bottom line, Flight Plan Online will help you earn more revenue and maximize your profits by making the most efficient use of your resources. For more information on Flight Plan Online visit their website at or give them a call at 800 890-6945. See them at Booth #406 at the show!

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Hardy Aviation Insurance

Specializing in aviation insurance Wichita, KS—Hardy Aviation Insurance is located in Wichita Kansas, the heart of the true Midwest. Randy Hardy established the agency in 1995 and we are closing in now on our 15th year. Along with Angie Banz, who started with the agency on day one, our staff consists of Rita Ethridge, Melinda Greene, Peggy Hahn, Tim Wiebe, Kelly Hayen and Dick Russell. As an aviation insurance agency and broker, we specialize in all areas of aviation insurance. Our special emphasis in business is in the aerial application field, placing Liability and Physical damage coverages for all types of use. We are a full service agency in that we can offer coverage for building or any Property Casualty needs and service your employer’s liability coverage needs too. Within our agency, Angie Banz and Rita Ethridge have a combination of over 50 years of experience in aerial

application. Randy Hardy, Dick Russell and Tim Wiebe, all being pilots, dedicate their time traveling to see each operation reviewing their aviation needs. Support staff, including all other aviation needs, is Melinda, Peggy and Kelly. Hardy Aviation Insurance is dedicated to service the old fashion way, with hard work, communication skills and the willingness to negotiate your need as though we were an extension of your business. From agricultural aviation to fixed base operation and personal aircraft, we strive to make a satisfied customer through our hard work and dedication to your needs. We represent all the major insurance companies who offer aviation insurance or alternate needs, including Lloyds of London. Aerial application is a very specialized business and when seeking coverage you need to work with and through an agency that understands

2010 NAAA Kickoff Breakfast NAAA chose “Stewards of the Sky” as the theme of the 2010 Convention & Exposition 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?

We are pleased to introduce Howie Franklin as the keynote speaker for NAAA’s Kickoff Breakfast. Franklin served and flew with five presidents on Air Force One and is the only person to do so. Serving in the United States Air Force as the head flight attendant for Air Force One is quite different from how you may normally perceive that job title. Franklin had

many important responsibilities dealing with security, critical timetables, unusual requests and specific details. He was on hugging terms with most of the first families and saw them at the best and worst of times. From his fly-on-the-wall vantage point, Franklin will offer attendees an insider’s perspective, sharing details about the unique characteristics of Air Force One planes and tales about the powerful and famous passengers he had the privilege of serving over the course of five administrations. He has hundreds of fascinating and funny stories about the presidents and dignitaries he served, and always speaks with the greatest respect. Howie Franklin spent 29 years in the Air Force, including 18 years on Air Force One. After retiring from the Air Force, he became the airport manager for the Brunswick County Airport in southeastern North Carolina, which the Atlantic Flyer dubbed “The Little Airport with the Big Heart.”

your needs and knows the insurance #500 stop by and visit with Randy company’s policy well enough to match Hardy, Tim Wiebe, Dick Russell and their policy to your expectations. Good Angie Banz. We will have applications policies and good service are not only for all your aviation insurance needs, or good business, but also necessary to just visit with us at the show to gather insure you have the coverage you need your information for a no obligation at the price you can afford. quote. HardyAvIns_AgAirUpdate_38Pg_Color_04 10/2/09 10:31 AM Page 1 At the NAAA show this year in booth

From Agricultural Aviation to Fixed Base Operations and Personal Aircraft... Call Randy, Tim, Dick, Angie, Melinda, Peggy or Rita with all of your aviation insurance needs. We’ll make a satisfied customer out of you the old fashioned way...

... Good Policies and Good Service. P.O. Box 12010, Wichita, KS 67277 Phone: (316) 945-6733 • Fax: (316) 945-2330 Visit us on the web at

1• 800 •721• 6733 Coverage From a Name You Can Trust ... At a Price You Can Afford!

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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. Authorized distributor of Skytronics, Inc. Generators Magnetos Starters Fuel Pumps Alternators

Carburetors Tach Generators Hydraulic Pumps Voltage Regulators Voltage Controllers

Reverse Current Relays Aux. Boost Motors Vacuum Pumps Prop Governors Starter-Generators

Call Us Today For all yoUr aCCessory Needs OVERHAUL or EXCHANGE Booth #709

310 FM 483 • New Braunfels, Texas 78130 Email: Web:

Tel 830-625-7923 • Fax 830-625-4138

S & T Aircraft Accessories

709 Booth

The accessory shop for you S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc., an FAA approved repair station since 1983, continues to increase our inventory and overhaul capabilities.  Our large inventory enables us to ship most items the same day on an exchange basis.  If you prefer having your accessory overhauled, we make every attempt to provide a quick turn-around time. We continue to overhaul and stock the following accessories for radial engines:  starters, magnetos, fuel pumps, carburetors, tach generators, hydraulic pumps, generators, voltage regulators, reverse current relays, prop governors, auxiliary boost motors, alternators and voltage controllers. We also overhaul and stock the following accessories for turbine engines:  starter-

generators, reverse current relays, tach generators, fuel pumps, voltage regulators and auxiliary boost motors. As an authorized distributor of Skytronics, Inc., we carry new Jasco alternators, voltage controllers and resistors for outright purchase and overhauled alternators and voltage controllers are available for exchange. For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.  To learn more about us, feel free to visit our website: As always, we look forward to seeing you at the NAAA Convention in Savannah, Georgia.  Please stop by Booth #709 and visit with us.  We hope to see you there!  

R.T. TuRbines, inc.

With over 40 years of experience.

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

Complete Engine Overhaul and Repair Service Power Section Inspection Hot Section Inspection In-house Welding of Hot Zone Components


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



811Skeet-R-Gone Booth

Flock Buster repels birds

Save your crops and increase your yields! Birds have been a problem for growers as far back as anyone can remember. Whether it is through partial or complete crop loss, birds are responsible for decreased profits and not to mention, countless headaches. With no signs of this feeding frenzy slowing, one must question, “What can be done about these troublesome birds?” A company in West Fargo, ND has the answer: “Flock Buster.” Flock Buster, a bird pest control product which is the first of its kind, is a 100% ecological friendly bird repellent that can be used anywhere birds are undesirable. Either mixing for farm aerial distribution or ground sprayer distribution, Flock Buster is easy to use and proven effective.

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Flock Buster is an extremely valuable tool for bird management in sunflowers, corn, wheat and rice as well as Canadian Geese feeding on corn, grain, beans and sunflowers. In its third season, Flock Buster has already helped numerous farmers reclaim their fields. Flock Buster has many uses outside of the agricultural industry as well. The product has proven to be an essential part of an effective wildlife management program assisting airports with bird control. Flock Buster is also useful in eliminating birds at landfills, golf courses, marinas, parks and any other outdoor recreational areas. For more information on Flock Buster, visit the company’s website at www. or call 877-NO-CROWS.


New boom bracket Davidon, Inc. manufacturers of the Hi-Tek Rotary Nozzle and Tri-Set Nozzle for row crops, and the extremely popular mosquito nozzle, is very happy to announce the development of a new boom bracket and clean out ends. We are pleased to inform our customers that we will have our

newest products on display at the NAAA Convention in Savannah, GA this December. Please come by Davidon’s booths 621 and 622 and visit with us and see the new boom clean out ends, nozzles and DRP-955.

DaviDon, inc Makers of Quality Products

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


Come by booth #621 - #622 to see our new boom ends and clean out ends.

Phone: Home: 870-972-8056 • Cell: 870-919-2317 Fax: 870-578-6145

Manufacturers for Hi-Tek Nozzle, Tri-Set Nozzle and DRP-955 Drift Retardant and Penetrator.

2612 Glenwood, Jonesboro, AR 72401

5660 Calhoun Rd. Unadilla, GA 31091 Tel: 229-645-3605 • Fax: 229-645-3880


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Aero Engines


1st in quality, dependability & service Aero-Engines, Inc. was founded in 1955 to service the needs of operators using Continental W-670 and Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 engines. The company was founded by eight experienced mechanics and continues 55 years later to have the most experienced and

The parts department has an extensive supply of parts, enough engines to support our extensive exchange program. Aero-Engines, Inc has provided service to a large number of ag operators over the years, but has also overhauled engines for commercial and private aircraft such as the DeHavilland Beavers and Otters, Stearmans, Staggerwing Beachcraft, etc. Many of our engines have been on the winning aircraft at the Reno Air Races in the AT-6 category. Last year’s first, second and third place finishers in Nick Macy, Al Goss and Dennis Buehn.

Super 600

"Your Overhaul SpecialiSt For R-985 & R-1340 P&W Engines and Continental W-670 Engines"

Our ShOpS prOvide YOu With the BeSt

Check Our Overhaul Cost... includes Magnetos & Carburetor • EnginE Shop-

Magnaflux, Zyglo, Ultrasonic, and Dimensional Inspections.

• CylindEr Shop-

"Chrome" Or "Steel" Barrels, “Metallized" Cylinders, 100% Guide Replacement, New Or Serviceable Pistons.

• ACCESSory Shop-

Magnetos, Carburetors, Starters, and Generator Overhauls.

• MAChinE Shop-

Cam Grinder, Cylinder Grinder, Piston Grinder, Lathes, and Balancing Machines.

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Over a Year's Supply of Most Parts and Enough Engines to Support an Exchange Program, and Inside Storage of Customer and Overhaul Engines


Home of the Super 600 "The Engine That Sets The Standards In The Ag Aviation Industry"

TEL 323-663-3961 FAX 323-664-5189 • • 3033 North Coolidge Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90039-3491

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dependable crew in the business. The current partnership ranges from a minimum of 30 years to 40 years of experience with the company. Centrally located in Los Angeles since its inception, our shop continues to be the leader in providing quality and dependable overhauls of Continental W-670 and Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 engines. We have the most complete facilities in the country with an engine shop equipped to do our own inspections such as Magnetic Particle (Magnaflux) Dye Penetrant (Zyglo), Ultrasonic and Dimensional. Our cylinder shop’s strict standards include fully “metallized” cylinders, 100% guide replacement, new or serviceable pistons and a choice of “steel” or “nu chrome” barrels. Our accessory shop overhauls our magnetos, carburetors, starters and generators using the finest of parts and equipment. Our machine shop is the best equipped of its kind, with cam and cylinder grinder, balancing machines and much, much more.

Aero-Engines is the home of the Super 600, officially known as the Vintage Radials altered Pratt & Whitney R-1340. The engine incorporates a modified version of Pratt & Whitney R-2800 cylinders, thus increasing reliability and performance of the engine. The increased cooling fin capacity, higher rated manifold pressure, larger valves, forged heads, higher horsepower rating and increased compression ratio of the R-2800 cylinders is quite an improvement over the original R-1340 cylinders. The Super 600 engine, approved under STC SE01200LA, is rated at the same horsepower as the stock R-1340, but operators of the 25 engines in existence believe there are some “hidden horses” that can provide a boost when needed. Presently these engines are being used on Air Tractors, Ag-Cats and Thrush aircraft. We serve you with pleasure; confident we can supply you with the quality engine to suit your needs. Contacts: Nick P. Mangel, President Otis N. Perera, Chief Inspector

Visit AERO ENGINES Booth #813

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Transland continues innovative product development The industry leader in aerial application parts, Transland, will again be using the NAAA show this December to introduce new products. Last year Transland introduced two-inch and three-inch Stainless Steel Loader Valves and a redesigned Meterate. This year Transland will be showing many more new products in Savannah. Many in the industry are excited about the new Quick-Release Boom Hangers that Transland introduced this year. “Operators are reporting major time savings when changing from wet to dry applications” said Transland general manager Roberto Rodriguez, “our goal with this product is to save the operator time and we feel this has been accomplished.” You can see the Quick-Release Boom Hangers at the

Introducing a line of apparel promoting the ag aviation industry Polos Oxfords Outerwear Caps

NAAA show, or order them for purchase through your Transland distributor.

Transland has more than 50 years of aerial application experience. The company was moved from California to Texas in 2007 and has since built an team of industry engineers that is committed to new product development. If you are unable to attend the show but would like product information, contact Anthonie York at 940.687.1100; or 662-207-0764 • fax 662-265-0273 PO Box 564 Inverness, MS 38753

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CP Products

Booth — Faster — More comprehensive — Easier to use CP’s website doesn’t look as “folksy” as it used to be. It works better than ever! This year, CP® Products Company rolled out a completely new website. It takes full advantage of new web design technology. It looks better. It flows better. It is easier to navigate and the spreadsheets are easier to use. A comprehensive “download” section has been added so that pdf files can be printed out and set-up. Spray quality spreadsheets can be downloaded from the site. All the tools ag pilots and ground applicators need to set up equipment with CP’s nozzles are there, either to use on-line or to download. The first CP® website was designed on the warehouse wall. The company had customers in other parts of the world who needed information about CP® Nozzles but, because of time differences,

couldn’t call during office hours. Some were in such remote locations that fax messaging was impossible. A website was the perfect 24/7 solution, but neither Bob Evans nor Chris Christopher knew what the internet was or how it worked. So, web “pages” were designed, stapled to the warehouse wall and string was pinned from one page to another to illustrate what the “links” were supposed to do. They may not have been convinced of its value, but the founders let the project move forward and CP’s website was born. The website turned out to be even more valuable to the industry than originally anticipated. It is used, not just by applicators, but by universities and research institutions in the US and all over the world. Speed is improved because web technology is much more sophisticated.

or Just starting out? CP’s Nozzles are the BEST CHOICE! Which nozzles will work best for you? CP-11TT #25 40° Flat Fan 5 gpm—40 psi

CP-07 and CP-09 CP-03 0.125 Orifice, 0 Deflector 0.125 Orifice, 30° 5 gpm—40 psi Deflector 5 gpm—40 psi

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Spreadsheets are easier to use and results show more quickly. Navigation is easier and flow from one area to another is more logical. Switching from one section to another doesn’t require a return to the home page.

Dennis Gardisser can be used with either US or metric measures. There is a quick conversion calculator to convert knots to miles per hour. All the current USDA-ARS Spray Quality Spreadsheets are there and more will be added as new ones become available. Feedback from our customers is very important! Let us know if there are things which should be added to the website, if something isn’t working correctly and if there are typographical or grammatical errors. CP® Products Company is fortunate to be involved in an industry so vital to production agriculture. The work is extremely important and our customers are terrific people!

The download section is the most important addition. All tables, seminar handouts and maintenance information the Company has for the aerial application industry are in pdf format. Printing is easy. While spreadsheet calculators are designed to be used on-line, they are easier to use if downloaded into one’s own computer. The Calibration Spreadsheet written by Dr.

MAINTENANCE is a MUST! even with CP’s!!! Keep your CP® Nozzles and Check Valves in top shape. Replace seals and O-rings annually.


Toll Free 866 303-0600


417Conversions Booth

At Turbine Conversions, Innovation is our middle name

For 20 years TCL has been developing innovative technology to enhance agricultural aircraft and help operators become more profitable. GE and Pratt & Whitney turbine conversions, IAB approved Level 3 firegates and single point fueling systems are just a few of our offerings. Now TCL’s Single Point Fuel System (SPF) are available as a factory option on all new Thrush. SPF is also available as an upgrade with STC approval on all aircraft. See our SPF system in action at booth #417 in Savannah. Our newest collaboration is with Van Pray Jr. of Aerial Transport Corporation. Our design team is pairing a PT6-20 turbine with a Cessna 206 – “Tiger 206” Project. This new enhanced aircraft will be used for sky diving. Follow the Tiger

206 Project development on FaceBook “Turbine Conversions, Ltd” Fan Page or at TCL has partnered with another innovative company from New Zealand, TracMap GPS by becoming an authorized US Dealer. TracMap offers an easy to use robust system that surpasses other GPS in the marketplace. TCL is happy to host Colin Brown from TracMap in Savannah. Stop by and see why TracMap deserves to be your GPS of choice. TCL hopes to see you in Savannah, but if you are unable to attend make sure to visit or 616-837-9428. TCL is here to help you make your ag aircraft more profitable and has the experience to make it happen!

Turbine Conversions, Ltd Nunica, Michigan

We have over 20 years experience converting AG Aircraft to turbine power and developing performance enhancement equipment to make your aircraft more profitable. See you in Savannah

Booth #417

Our Products  IAB Approved Level 3 Firegate for Air Tractor 802  STC Firegate for Thrush, Air Tractors & M18s  STC Single Point Fueling Systems  GE/Walters & P&W Turbine Packages  Thrush Hopper Gate Assembly  Authorized TracMap GPS Dealer

FAA Certified Repair Station S46R346N

Sensenich Propeller Service, Inc.

EASA Certified Repair Station EASA.145.6252

Propeller Overhaul and Repair

Reciprocating Governor Overhaul and Repair Performed In-house McCauley Authorized Service Center MT-Propeller Authorized Service Center Experienced Factory Trained Technicians Certified Level II NDT Inspectors Quick Turn Around Times Propeller Dynamic Balancing


# 821 .

1142 Aviation Boulevard Gainesville, GA 30501 770-538-0444 • 800-791-7767 • Fax 770-538-0117 • 18th Annual NAAA Convention Show Guide

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ATS is a world leader in the purchase, sale, lease and loan of PT6A engines for Aerial Applicators.

ATS provides domestic and international MRO services for all segments of the PT6A turboprop market.

ATS maintains one of the largest replacement engine inventories in the industry and has the capability to quickly and fairly evaluate your core or mid-time engine for purchase quote or exchange credit.

As an independent repair and overhaul facility, ATS focuses on delivering quality and efficient service to its customers at one of the most competitive shop rates in the industry.

From ATS you can expect fair prices and the fastest turnarounds.

Where do you send your PT6A for service?

Airforce Turbine Service

Mathis, Texas


FAA Approved Repair Station C.R.S. TQZR133K

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Airforce Turbine Service

engine sales & leasing We maintain one of the largest replacement engine inventories in the industry and have the capability to quickly and fairly evaluate your core or mid-time PT6 engine for exchange credit or outright purchase. Additionally, ATS can offer domestic and international short to long term financing solutions to qualified companies and individuals. We guarantee that when dealing with ATS you are dealing direct as the engines listed below are owned by our company.

parts & accessories Our PT6 parts inventory consists of OEM new, overhauled, serviceable and PMA alternatives. Additionally, we have established relationships with wholesale suppliers that allow us to competitively quote your procurement needs. Our shipping contracts allow for all types of domestic and international delivery including next day service. ATS OVH tags are 100% guaranteed -- if you purchase an overhauled part from us and it fails a secondary inspection, we will refund the purchase price, including your cost for third party inspection.

maintenance repair & overhaul ATS provides domestic and international PT6 MRO services across all segments of the turboprop marketplace. As an independent repair and overhaul facility, our focus is on delivering quality and efficient service to our customers at one of the most competitive shop rates in the industry. Our existing customers know our level of dedication, which is why we have one of the highest repeat business ratios in the industry.

ag aviation ATS is an industry leader for the repair and overhaul of the PT6A Engine for agricultural users across the country. Our company was originally founded in 1979 to specifically focus on the unique needs of the ag aviation industry. Our existing Ag customers know our level of dedication, which is why we have one of the highest repeat business ratios in the industry.

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The Leader in Ag Aviation Insurance Agricultural aviation requires specialized insurance knowledge. Fortunately, NationAir has provided coverage in this area for over three decades, so we understand all of the details and issues related to the aerial applications business. As the leader in private aviation insurance services, we provide you with superior customer care, expert advice and unique services such as contract review and dedicated claim advisors. We are able to leverage our long-standing relationships with the underwriters to advocate on your behalf—maximizing your coverage at the most competitive rates. Our team approach assures you will get a timely response to critical issues including certificate requests. To learn more, contact a NationAir ag representative today.

• Property and Casualty

• Liability Protection

• Physical Damage Coverage • Workers’ Compensation • Fixed Wing or Rotorcraft

Pete Torell

• Mosquito Abatement

Alison Hunter



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NationAir Aviation Insurance


Meeting aerial applicators’ insurance needs for over three decades In its 32nd year of operation, NationAir Aviation Insurance is one of the largest specialty aviation brokerages in the United States, with nine locations across the country. We represent all types of aircraft owners and operators, from homebuilts to regional airlines. NationAir is a top 10 broker of all aviation insurers and a top five broker of many underwriters. The sheer volume of business that we place with these insurers gives us the levels of influence of which all of our clients benefit. The aerial application business is a significant specialization within our company, and we have been representing aerial applicators for over 30 years. NationAir knows how challenging your business can be and, most importantly, what you need from your broker. Our influence and collective experience will lead to you getting the most competitive rates available and also allows us early access to information about new developments coming from these markets. We also know that it takes more than one person to properly handle your insurance needs. Even if you only talk to one person at NationAir, there is always a complete team of service professionals that do the necessary work behind the scenes, to assure that you get a fast response to things such as certificate requests that we know can be very time critical. All brokerages need a strong infrastructure to allow their brokers the time to do their jobs. While this may be something that many of our clients never see, it is a vital part of any successful brokerage operation. In recent years, NationAir has added additional services for our clients including Claims Advisors for those

situations where our clients need someone on their side when dealing with their insurer, and a Contracts professional who is ready to review any contract that you are required to sign in your aerial operation. These services are offered to NationAir clients for no additional charge. Throughout the year, we are able to network with our customers and associates within the aerial application industry at the annual National Agricultural Aviation Association convention and other state association events. Therefore, we decided to create a newsletter to share current insurance-related information with operators throughout the year. Fly Low, Fly Safe not only educates operators, but also provides an opportunity for you to present your aviation insurance questions and concerns. The newsletter is published four times a year and includes articles from various professionals within the industry including NationAir Aviation Insurance brokers, underwriters and claims representatives from all of the aviation insurance companies insuring aerial applicators. To see past issues of Fly Low, Fly Safe, please visit http:// php. The agricultural aerial application business is very competitive and you probably get many requests from brokers to handle your insurance needs. At NationAir, we’ll help you find the right coverage at the best rates possible, and help you review your coverage periodically to make sure it keeps up with your changing business needs. For more information, visit www.



North Star Aviation

Offers a wide variety of service

Located in Ulysses, Kansas, North Star Aviation is your full maintenance facility offering top quality services. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and high quality aircraft maintenance for our customers. To do this we employ five full time  mechanics. All of our mechanics are FAA A&P Certified, three of which are A&P I/A Certified. North Star Aviation maintains over 130 turbine-powered agricultural aircraft. Big or small we can handle most Air Tractor and Thrush aircraft maintenance. With over 30,000 sq ft of shop space we offer a wide variety of services. Some include Annual Inspections, Hot     Section and Gear Box Inspections on   PT6 engines, 100 Hour Inspections PT6/  TPE 331, Nozzle Cleaning and Flowing, Eddy Current Inspections, Borescope Inspections, Hitek Par-Ser Cool Start Installations, Aircraft Recovery and Refurbishment and Aircraft Sales. Dallas  Air Motive appointed North Star Aviation as one of their Engine Service Centers, providing all of our major PT6 repairs and services. With our large inventory of Air Tractor and Thrush parts in stock at all times, we are able to get our customers back in the air quickly. With that we are able to offer  Next Day UPS shipping throughout the states. Also offering our NEW STC Thrush Nose Reinforced Leading Edge Skins, AMSAFE Air Bags, and Avenger & Factory Thrush Wing Spars we are a one stop shop for all your Air Tractor and Thrush Needs. For more information on how North Star Aviation can meet your needs give Wendel Lambert or Steve Rice a call 888272-1417.!


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Dallas Airmotive


Decades of OEM-authorized service experience on PT6-AG engines Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, is a world leading independent provider of turbine engine repair and overhaul services. We’ve been servicing engines

since 1932. We’ve been an authorized service center on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A – the workhorse of ag aviation – since 1967, servicing thousands of P&WC engines over the years.

Customer-Centered Service “All the expertise in the world means nothing if our customer doesn’t get the service he needs,” says BBA Aviation ERO President Hugh McElroy. “We commit

the same resources, time and energy to customer service as we do to our technical knowledge. We know that, for the ag aviation sector in particular, time is money. These operators simply can’t afford to have their aircraft grounded.” The key to our success over the years has been our focus on providing expert, personalized attention from highly trained and motivated service personnel. We have field service representatives around the globe to ensure that our customers always have quick access to the services they need whether over the telephone, e-mail or on-site. Our field service technicians have the in-depth support of our 24-hour technical group in Dallas who utilize the most sophisticated, cutting-edge technology in the industry to provide an effective solution for your engine. All of this is backed by extensive spare parts, components and exchange inventories to keep PT6 operators up and running.

AOG Mobile Response Teams

Overnight Service, Competitive Pricing for the PT6A AG Keep your PT6A AG engine running at peak efficiency with our fuel nozzle exchange kit*. We’ll overnight a kit containing nozzles, O-rings and gaskets. You simply switch out nozzles and return your used ones to us. We offer industry-competitive pricing and the backing of more than 75 years of service to ensure your satisfaction.

Clean, Check, Return If you’re not AOG, you can choose to save extra dollars by sending your fuel nozzles to us. We’ll clean, flow-check and return them to you in a one-day turn time. Either way, we offer OEM-standard kits and guaranteed satisfaction. A Full Range of Service Dallas Airmotive delivers a full spectrum of support, including 24/7 field service, OEM parts, repair and overhaul. We have eight PT6A-qualified regional turbine centers in the USA to ensure that you’re never far from a center of engine repair excellence. Major and Minor Repairs Whether you need a fuel nozzle exchange, lightningfast field repair to get you back in the air, or an end-of-season major repair to get you ready for next year’s flying, Dallas Airmotive has the people and experience to get the job done – right. We’ll get you airborne again and help keep you there.

*Simplex nozzles, AG engines only.

For field support and OEM-authorized service to keep your engine and your operation running smoothly, contact Dallas Airmotive. Tel +1 214-956-3001

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Toll-Free (USA) 800-527-5003

When you’re AOG, you need fast, reliable service to minimize downtime and maximize scheduling flexibility. Dallas Airmotive has field service teams available 24/7 for emergencies or for scheduled diagnosis and repair on the PT6A AG.

PT6A Capabilities • Fuel nozzle cleaning and inspection - Exchange kits available - Same-day flow check for your nozzles • Field service support • P&WC authorized (DDOF) • Light Overhaul and Module Overhaul Programs • FOD, MIO, full-service engine repair • Hot section inspection – all models • Hot section component repair • Fly-in facilities • Videoscope inspection • Engine change (R&R) • Power section repair - Over-torque - Lightning strike - Sudden stoppage

Dallas Airmotive continued PT6A Regional Turbine Centers Eight Dallas Airmotive Regional Turbine Centers offer quick-turn repair and inspection services on the PT6A. Our North Carolina RTC is specially configured for performing limited work scope and light overhaul repairs on ag engines. Most RTC facilities are located on airports to facilitate fly-in service, and all have access to the full breadth of technical services offered by Dallas Airmotive. RTC facilities can dispatch field service technicians to operator locations to perform troubleshooting or provide removal and reinstallation services.

Chester Roberts Supply Company Overhauled Aircraft Engines, Propellers 661 Pearce St. • Collinsville, TX 76233 Tel: 903-429-6805 Fax: 903-429-6047

• Charlotte, North Carolina – Stanly County Airport, 704-983-7991 • Dallas, Texas – Dallas Love Field, 214-956-4880 • Dayton, Ohio – Dayton International Airport, 937-890-8276 • Millville, New Jersey – Millville Municipal Airport, 856-327-7317 • Phoenix, Arizona – Deer Valley Airport, 623-824-7961 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Washington County Airport, 724-206-2320 • St. Louis, Missouri - Spirit of St. Louis Airport, 636-537-9955 • West Palm Beach, Florida, 561-734-0121 “We deliver rapid, comprehensive service for all PT6A AG models, with full recognition of the time pressures facing agricultural aviators,” McElroy says. “And we offer industry-competitive pricing. It’s a combination that can’t be beat.”

Curtis Agri-Line ASC



ASC Rotary Atomizers are still going strong

by Graham Parker Rotary Atomizers have now provided excellent service for more than 40 years

and this year has shown yet again an increase in the number of operators turning to rotary. The ASC Curtis / Agri-lineTM rotary atomizer has stood the test of time and proved itself through the years to provide excellent repeatable and reliable service. Those operators investing in ASC atomizers soon understand the benefits, namely consistent improved deposition, versatility with the ability to apply the

full range of chemicals, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides at application rates from ULV, LV to HV, together with

Pratt & Whitney and Curtiss Wright Engines and Parts Carburetors - Magnetos - Alternators - Accessories Overhauled engines in stock

R-985 R-1340 R-1820 R-1830 R-2800 Top Quality Engines / Props Distributor For

JASCO Alternators

Family Owned & Operated, Celebrating Our 42st Year of Serving You! Buying engines/parts/propellers/parts Top Prices Paid Send List or Call



“Coverage You Can Count On Since 1947” • GENERAL AGRICULTURE • MIGRATORY PESTS • PUBLIC HEALTH • PLANTATIONS • FORESTRY • ORCHARDS “When compared to high pressure nozzles, ASC’s produce a more uniform droplet spectrum resulting in superior coverage.”


- Lindley Johnson, AgPilot/Owner Johnson Airspray Argyle, MN

ASC-A10 Rotary Atomizer installed on a standard boom operational reliability and minimal maintenance. In some applications, because of the improved performance, reduced rates of application have been possible enabling greater productivity to be achieved. Learn more by visiting us at the NAAA Booth 304. Contact Curtis Agri-Line ASC 17335 US Hwy 31 North P.O Box 297 Westfield , IN 46074 USA E-mail: asc@ Ph: (317)896-2561 Fax: (317)896-3788

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SUPERIOR QUALITY...SUPERIOR SERVICE...SUPERIOR RESULTS Curtis Agri-Line ASC Westfield, Indiana, USA Ph: 317-896-2561

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Connect the ag business with AgSync – It’s not just about maps anymore! Our mission is to design products utilizing the latest technology to streamline the crop protection and fertilizer application process. AgSync enables you to break through the barriers in communication, limited resources, and management which results in greater efficiency. Imagine a product that is structured around agro-chemical traceability for regulatory compliance and real-time information. Strengthen your customer relationships and accomplish in minutes what used to take days. AgSync offers web-based products designed to manage the wide range of complexities in the crop protection and fertilizer application process. Aerial application has advanced beyond obtaining a map to spray a field. Systems need to function together encompassing mapping, guidance, work orders, regulatory compliance, sensitive areas, inventory and accounting. AgSync currently supplies crucial reports to integrate with your accounting/ inventory systems such as Quickbooks, Tiger Jill, PC Spray, etc. AgSync believes in strategic partners for success. AgSync products have been designed with integration in mind. Chemical databases, regulatory compliance (CDMS), accounting (PC Spray), sensitive area maps (Drift Watch), and guidance

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systems (Hemisphere), are just the beginning of what AgSync is bringing to you! Our products range from a simple map to work order in seconds to a real-time system that synchronizes the relationship between growers, retailers, consultants, and applicators. There is an AgSync solution for your business model price range. As with all AgSync programs, there are NO per acre fees. Know your costs at the beginning of the season and eliminate end of year surprises. AgSync–Lite: Users can create a map and work order in seconds. The program is ideal for pilots, who spray the same fields regularly, need to quickly print work orders, provide maps for outside pilots, and prefer to communicate with growers over the phone, fax or email. The four main features that make this an ideal mapping solution: ease of locating fields, the field database, variety of maps available in the system and the ease of uploading .job, .no1, or shapefiles to a GPS unit. Cost for AgSync-Lite is $995 annually. AgSync-Manager: Offers the same features as AgSync-Lite plus the ability to track order progress, utilize the CDMS crop protection product database, sort pesticide combinations, visually plan

missions, track pesticides applied, and quickly build verification maps. This program is designed for aerial applicators to streamline application efficiency, organize record keeping, and build reports including pilot activity, pesticide volume, and invoicing. The added benefit is the ability to manage risk, liability, and regulatory compliance. Cost for AgSync-Manager is $5000 annually. TaskForce-Central: Operates with the same functionality as AgSync-Manager plus it communicates with TaskForceR,C,G (Retailers, Consultants, Growers), programs in real-time. TaskForceCentral is ideal for aerial applicators with customers that need the flexibility to create, edit, submit and track orders at their convenience via email, or online using the TaskForce-R,C,G program. Cost for TaskForce-Central is $8500 annual, for full connectivity, mission planning, and online reporting. TaskForce-R,C,G: Equips Retailers, Consultants and Growers with the tools to effectively communicate in a single system with ground and aerial applicators. TaskForce-R,C,G enables you to create, organize, and edit orders. Send orders to applicator with a click

of a button, gain instant access to field completion records, as applied verification maps, and application reports for quick invoicing. Cost for AgSync-R,C,G, Retailers ($3000 annually), Consultants ($3000 annually), and Growers ($500 annually). AgSync offers online tutorials, online training, and onsite training for you and your customers, if necessary. Tech support is available year round with 24/7 support during peak season. Securely managing data is a toppriority and the platform that AgSync was built upon. Each users name and account is password protected. Data is accessed through an encrypted secure server and belongs to the subscriber only. AgSync data can only be accessed by licensee and those given permission by the licensee. AgSync is committed to providing the tools to help aerial application continue to be safe, accurate, and more efficient. Regardless of size, locations or experience, AgSync has a solution for you! Call AgSync today to discuss your needs, or you can visit us at the 2010 NAAA Convention, booth 918. 877923-5832,

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Air Repair

Air Repair gets it done

507 Booth

Air Repair, Inc. has been in the aviation maintenance and parts business since 1978. Air Repair, Inc. is noted for its high-end restoration of Stearman airplanes. A recent AAU article asked, “Where have all the Stearman gone�. 142 have gone through Air Repair, Inc. over the last 32 years and been reborn into a new life. These airplanes have been sold worldwide and the support of them remains a part of the Air Repair, Inc. business plan. Air Repair, Inc’s core business has always been agricultural airplanes. President, Pete Jones, has guided the company from a small maintenance provider to a well-known international service and parts provider as well as a 10-year stint as an Ayres Turbo Thrush dealer. The shop provides heavy maintenance such as, spar cap changes, complete

refurbishment (as shown) and regular line type maintenance during the season. ARI is also an authorized service and installation center for AMSAFE seatbelt airbags. Pictured is a 502 complete refurbishment in process Currently Air Repair, Inc. is busy installing Avenger spar cap mods on several aircraft. Air Repair, Inc. is

Sales 662-846-0228 Pete Jones

Service 662-846-0229 Fax 662-843-0811

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a stocking dealer for these kits. The Avenger kit is terminating action for AD 2009-26-11. In addition, Air Repair, Inc. was the developer of an STC to install

Parts 662-843-0803 Danny Lowery

bonded doublers in the Thrush leading edge skin. Avenger kits are in stock for immediate delivery.

Satloc Service 662-846-0229 Dallas Bright


Hydraulic Dispersal Control System Air Repair, Inc. is the designer and STC holder for the Accu-Rate hydraulic wet and dry dispersal system for the 5” and 10” Transland Gate systems. This system is fully integrated with the Satloc M3 and now with the Intellistar. This system is approved to power the Mid-Continent “Load Hawg” and other similar systems as well as have hydraulic flaps as an option.

Air Repair, Inc. is also one of the Leading Satloc GPS sales outlets in the world. In addition, it is also one of the Leading Level 3 service providers. Level 3 status allows for board level repairs to many internal components. There are two fulltime service technicians dedicated to servicing the Satloc product line.

Air Repair, Inc. has the inventory to ship Satloc units same day.

Factory Authorized Sales, Service and installation

Air Repair, Inc. recently acquired the STC for the FastStart multi voltage cranking system. Upon acquiring this line, Air Repair, Inc. introduced the Fast Start 2 for smaller turbine engines. This is a lower cost unit designed to give turbine engine operators with smaller turbines the same benefits as the original Fast Start at a lower price. Air Repair, Inc. is also the source for Concorde sealed batteries that are FAA-PMA approved as Authorized Service Center direct replacements for the G246 or AT246 lead acid batteries. An FAA project the Concorde 35 amp XC sealed battery in the Thrush aircraft is a direct replacement for the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag 2 GE50C batteries. More cranking amps for less money and no battery servicing. Beginning in 2011, Air Repair, Inc. will have the capability to overhaul turbine engine starter generators in house. This program will enhance Air Repair, Inc.’s current accessory overhaul shop, which handles magnetos and carburetors for Jacobs and Continental Radial overhaul. Air Repair, Inc. carries a complete line of Transland, Agrinautics, Thrush, Spraying Systems, CP Nozzles, APS Black Steel Brakes, Cleveland Brakes, Air Tractor, Veri Rate Nozzles, and a host of other products. Pictured is our full service, 8,000 sq ft parts department with stock in over 300,000 items.

Air Repair, Inc. 920 Airport Service Road - Cleveland MS 38732 - Located at the Cleveland Municipal Airport

New and Used Aircraft - Sales - Service- Parts • Leasing and Financing Available We accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express • 30 years of continuous service to ag aviation (1979-2009)

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In these tough economic times We can Save you money on; Engine Repairs Hot Sections Parts Repair Fuel Nozzle Exchange Insurance Claims Lightening Strike Inspection Engine Overhaul Using the approved Pratt & Whitney testing program First Class work accomplished by experienced Professionals For immediate Service Call Jim or Jason 812-877-2587 812-877-4604 ď‚ŤFinancing available on major repairs and engine overhauls

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Turbines Inc

Engine repair, engine overhaul In business for 29 years, Turbines Inc. is the oldest and most experienced independent agricultural PT6 overhaul shop in the USA. Turbines Inc. can repair your PT6 engine using the highest quality and experienced labor at a price well below our competitors. Giving back to you, the customer, a reliable, less expensive engine. Turbines Inc. gives the most economical and quickest turn around on prop strikes, insurance claims, hot section inspections, fuel nozzles, engine repairs and engine

overhauls than anyone in the PT6 agricultural engine business. Turbines Inc. also has a new computerized test cell using the approved Pratt & Whitney testing program. At Turbines Inc. we repair your airworthy parts, not replace them. For scheduling or troubleshooting information call Jim, Roy, or Jason at: Phone: 812-877-2587, fax: 812-877-4604,

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Cascade Aircraft Conversion


If you can’t stand the heat…call Cascade! Heat is the enemy to a turbine engine! The hotter the climate, the more difficult it is to maintain the power necessary to carry heavy loads. If a turbine engine could speak, “it’s all about….air” is what it would say. In addition to fuel, air availability is critical to getting the performance that an owner requires of a turbine engine. Cascade Aircraft Conversions continues to provide products to the ag industry that improve the performance of any PT-6 powered fleet. Tom Thomas, owner of McCool Air Service, Inc. says, “In 1998 I took the giant step to a turbine when I decided to purchase a 510 Thrush. I have enjoyed flying it the last 12 years and have 4000 hours in the aircraft. I began learning about the Cascade Pressure Cowl from another pilot, and at the national and state association

conventions. After hearing so many positive comments about it, I decided to make the purchase. This season was my first with the Pressure Cowl. I have a 2500 ft. airstrip and I am able to get off the ground about 30% quicker. The ITT temps run 50 degrees lower than they were running, so I know that in adding the Pressure Cowl I have increased my engine life. An additional benefit is my fuel consumption is lower and the plane is quicker in the turns and ferrying time. I also appreciate the easy access in servicing the turbine and in gaining access to the air filter assembly, plus the fact that I never have to purchase more filters. I am extremely happy and satisfied with the Cascade Pressure Cowl! In addition to the successful Pressure Cowl installations on all PT-6 powered Air Tractor and Thrush, Cascade Aircraft

Tom Thomas, McCool Air Service

Conversions is now an Authorized Service Center for the GE M601 and H80 turbine engines. Cascade is positioned to offer engine exchanges, line maintenance, parts, and scheduling for heavy maintenance or overhauled engines. Cascade Aircraft Conversions

has been selling turbine conversions for Air Tractor and Thrush for more than 12 years. Service after the sale is more than a tag line for the Cascade crew, they are committed to making sure GE M601 engine owners keep their planes in the air continuously producing revenue.


PH: 509-635-1212 • FAX: 509-635-1477

IT’S ALL ABOUT AIR! GE Turbine Conversions

Pressure Cowls

• Complete Firewall-Forward unit • 751 HP Turbine • Auto Start system

• Reduce ITT • Reduce Fuel consumption • Protect Your Investment

for Air Tractor & Thrush

for all PT6 Air Tractor & Thrush

GE Authorized Service Center for M601 and H80 engines



P2 Aviation Technology

New software from P2 announced P2 Aviation Technology has announced the release of TimeTrac Pro 3.0 software. TimeTrac is a fully integrated hardware and software package for aircraft maintenance tracking.

This new release incorporates numerous enhancements and functionalities. Many of these changes were the result of feedback from their customers. The new software is being

shipped with all new orders and, the 3.0 upgrade is available free of charge to all registered users. The software works on both Windows and Mac computers. Some of the new features: • Cycle timers that allow the user to set limits, not just count cycles.

• Numerous appearance enhancements. • More user-generated reports. Call P2, Inc. at 888-921-8359 to learn how TimeTrac can help your maintenance tracking needs, or visit them online at

Booth #309 & 311 • 800-325-0885 booth

Maintenance Tracking for Working Machines


Competitive Pricing same Day Turntime

Exchange Available

Simplify maintenance tracking and improve your bottom line with TimeTrac, a fully integrated hardware and software solution. TimeTrac saves time and effort compared to low-end spread sheets and thousands of dollars compared to highend maintenance tracking programs. There’s no annual fee or data entry over the Internet. It’s been designed by aviators for aircraft owners, operators and maintenance facilities who need an efficient maintenance tracking solution at an affordable price. Learn more about this powerful tool at

We Overhaul

EAsA Approved

TPE331 & PT-6A FuEl NozzlEs

5005 Market Place Mt. Juliet, Tennessee 37122 (615) 758-5005 Fax (615) 758-5501 Se habla español CrS QTFr-573l envienos un Correo electronico

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COOLING & HEATING for your comfort.

Motor Compressor Condenser

Evaporator / Heater

ZEE Systems air conditioning equipment has been cooling AG aircraft since the 1970’s.

800-988-COOL 210-342-9761

ZEE Systems

Easy maintenance and efficient ZEE Systems introduces its new Z33-8900 Motor Compressor and Z33-89600 Motor Compressor Condenser assemblies with brushless DC variable speed drive motor and direct drive scroll compressor. This system is built for easy maintenance and efficient operation. The motor is more efficient with built in soft start and the scroll compressor means a lower starting and running current. No brushes to change. No pulleys and belts to adjust. With the optional controller the motor speed can be adjusted for desired cooling at the lowest possible current. The Z33-8900 Motor Compressor will be used in all future designs. The SZ43, SZ58 and Z99 drive motors will be phased out with continued parts support planned through mid-2011. The Z33-8900 is designed to easily retrofit current Motor Compressor designs.



Chip Kemper, President

Air TrAcTor SAleS & Service

Your Northwest Air Tractor Dealer 800-736-7654 Fax 208-745-6672 Office 208-745-7654

136 N. Yellowstone Hwy. • Rigby, Idaho 83442 58 C


Prime Turbines

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Prime Turbines now offers you more: PT6A engine overhaul

Prime Turbines (Prime) now offers 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 the 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

Dallas • Hyannis • Pittsburgh

PT6A Repair & Overhaul

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.


About Prime Turbines Prime Turbines is FAA & EASA certified, specializing in PWC PT6A Engine R&O services, along with hot section recertification, engine performance testing, power section & 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

LD Blake 870.208.3814 Fax : 870.208.9336



Unsurpassed in quality and enginnering Agrinautics has been providing the ag industry with superior spray components for over 50 years. Founded by George Sanders in 1958, Agrinautics still takes pride in manufacturing spray pumps and valves that are unsurpassed in quality and engineering. All components of our pumps, valves and strainers are still manufactured on site at Agrinautics so that we have absolute quality control in each casting until it is assembled and

sent out the door. In addition to protecting our pumps and valves with the industry’s best warranty (2-years / 800 hours), we also offer the option of Teflon® Tuffcoating. The hard anodizing and Teflon coating resists wear and corrosion and as an added benefit, makes clean-up a snap. Give it a try today! Agrinautics would like to thank all our customers for a great year.

Same Superior engineering now even more protected! • Hard Anodized Teflon Tuffcoat® Protection • 2 Year - 800 Hour Warranty Protection • FAA PMA Protection Maintenance Friendly Pumps, Valves & Strainers For All Aircraft Makes Specialty Application Available 435-586-1200 • 1215 N. Airport Road • Cedar City, UT 84721

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Stocking distributor of PT6, JT15D & PW100 parts and engines • NEW, OH and SV condition We buy TURBINE AIRCRAFT, ENGINES and INVENTORY. We manage ENGINE OVERHAULS and REPAIRS.

120 Grouby Airport Road Prattville, Alabama 36067 T 334 361 7853 F 334 361 0290

Universal Turbine Parts

Worldwide supplier for many turbine engines Universal Turbine Parts is the premier independent supplier of PT6, JT15D, and PW100 turbine engines and components in the world. We provide exchanges and outright sales on a wide variety of engine models and on aftermarket turbine parts. Our customer and supplier base is made up of the best-known names in the small gas turbine engine industry. Â The repair vendors supporting UTP

are all FAA certificated repair stations performing the highest quality turbine engine part repairs available. UTP is ASA-100 certified in order to meet the requirements of FAA AC 00-56. We provide our customers with high quality turbine engines and engine components and replacement parts and full documentation to support their installation.


11 YEARS MAKING OPERATORS MORE MONEY Spectrum Electrostatic Sprayers, Inc. 7500 San Felipe, Suite 860 Houston, TX 77063 USA Website: Southern US & Other Countries

Phone: 713-783-5771 Fax: 713-783-5772

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Northern US and Canada Newberg Electrostatic Spraying

320-848-2745 320-848-2745

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Eagle Vistas

Eagle Ag ag pilot training Randy Berry, owner of Eagle Ag announces the development of our exclusive Ag Pilot Data Base. This will be beneficial to new pilots as well as experienced pilots and operators. All of our students will be included in this important new resource. Experienced pilots can be included by doing their BFR and ag evaluation with us every two years to “keep the saw sharp”. Our consultation services are helping




pilots to establish new Private or Commercial 137 Operations in areas that are currently underserved by assisting with applications, finding the best aircraft for their operation, and setting up their new aerial application business. Our videos on our web site will tell you more about our services.


Unrivalled quality

Micronair, now part of the Micron Sprayers Limited group of companies, offers a complete range of specialized low volume and ULV (Ultra Low Volume) aerial atomizers, flow monitors, turbines, booms and ancillary equipment for forestry, public health, migratory pest control, plantations and general agriculture. As original pioneers of Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) using rotary cage atomizers, Micronair offers unrivalled quality, durability and after sales service through a world wide network of experienced distributors. Used by professional aerial operators in over 90 countries, Micronair rotary atomizers offer operators high productivity at low application volumes and the flexibility to select spray droplet size accurately according to target, crop and environmental conditions. The addition of the new

AU5000LD atomiser assembly offers operators the ability to significantly reduce spray drift at low volume rates of application and greatly extends the capabilities of the Micronair system. Micronair users can now benefit from a dedicated users area on the Micron website with drop spectrum calculator, user guidelines on equipment set up and selection, downloadable instruction manuals and other technical articles and information. Check out our web site at Micronair sales and technical personnel will be available to discuss individual operators requirements at this year’s NAAA Convention in Savannah, Booth number 523.

Specialist Rotary Atomiser systems for ULV and Low Volume Aerial Spraying

� Public Health � Forestry � Migrant Pest Control � Plantation

Micronair AU5000

� General Agriculture

From the original pioneers of Controlled Droplet Application For more details contact: Micron Sprayers Limited, Bromyard Industrial Estate, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4HS, UK. Tel.: + (44) 1885 482397 Fax: + (44) 1885 483043 E-mail: Web:

Micronair Sales & Service Inc., 10833 N.W. 50th Street, Sunrise, Florida 33351, USA. Tel.: (954) 578 5555 Fax: (954) 578 5566 E-mail:

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Trace Engines

Exceptional performance offered by Trace Engines TRACE Engines in Midland, Texas is building firewall forward kits to convert Air Tractor 401 & 402 aircraft to TRACE V8 power. TRACE not only builds the engines

and kits in Midland but also installs them at the airport (MAF). Painting and other aircraft support services are offered at the airport. Kits and engines are available.

Fly in and have your Air Tractor converted and be ready for this season. The firewall forward kit comes complete with a 106” McCauley Prop, engine mount, new aerodynamic cowlings, and all engine sub systems. All engine instrumentation included. TRACE is offering exceptional performance, with our aerospace, purpose built V8 engine. The TRACE Advantage is all the performance with less hourly operating costs in fuel consumption and overhaul costs. Our 600 horsepower engines can be installed in Air Tractor 401 & 402 aircraft today. TRACE recommends a fresh annual inspection prior to conversion to limit work performed to kit installation. Limited lease and purchase offers available for conversions for this coming season. Buy now and save thousands. Get the turbine performance you want for

increased productivity without the high fuel and overhaul costs. This makes sense in the short and long term. Maintenance costs are a fraction of turbine costs. The TRACE engine is simple to maintain. TRACE overhaul costs are typically less than most 1340 radials, fixed at $40,000 maximum. Many new current developments are underway including electronic fuel injection and ignition and an STC for operation on 91 unleaded “mogas.” TRACE is currently converting an Air Tractor 301 and is interested in Thrush aircraft as well for next year. Call and talk to us about the applicability for your ag aircraft. Engines and Firewall Forward Kits include a full TRACE factory backed warranty. TRACE understands the typically short duration of the spray season and the need to be flying when the work is there. Call and schedule a visit to see our conversions and a factory tour. TRACE 432-618-7223. Look for us at NAAA Convention in Savannah, Georgia.

Time for a cost effective, alternative to turbines with the TRACE V8. Is the cost of turbines too high for your ag spraying business? TRACE is offering exceptional performance, with our aerospace, purpose built V8 engine. The TRACE Advantage is all the performance with less hourly operating costs in fuel consumption and overhaul costs. Our 600 horsepower engines can be installed in Air Tractor 401 & 402 aircraft today. TRACE is currently converting aircraft in Midland Texas, at the airport near our engine shop. Call and schedule a visit to see our conversions and a factory tour. TRACE 432-618-7223.

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2010 ASABE/NAAA Technical Session Program Dec. 6, 2010 Savannah, GA Morning Session: 10a to 12p., Dec. 6 Afternoon Session: 1–2:30p., Dec. 6 Sessions are continuous and not repeats. The author in bold is the presenting author. Performance of an Aerial Variable-Rate Application System with a Fan Driven Chemical Pump by Dan Martin and S.J. Thomson An aerial variable-rate application system on an Air Tractor 402B with a fandriven chemical pump will be evaluated with respect to response to rate change, deposition of spray relative to prescription boundaries and spray application accuracy. The variable-rate system is composed of a Hemisphere GPS Air IntelliStar with IntelliTrac software and a 20 Hz GPS receiver in conjunction with an IntelliFlow automatic flow controller. Application rate and ground speed are communicated to the IntelliFlow flow controller by the IntelliTrac software so that the prescription application rate can be applied. Application rates ranging from 0 to 6 gallons per acre (gpa) will be assigned to the sub-blocks of the test site and a prescription will be prepared for use with the variable-rate application system. Response to rate changes and application accuracy will be evaluated from data captured from the automatic flow control system and the placement of spray will be evaluated using water sensitive spray cards positioned with respect to zone boundaries and parallel to the flight line. Bio: Dr. Dan Martin is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA’s Aerial Application Technology Research Project in College Station, Texas. His focus is on aerial application efficacy studies and precision aerial application research projects. He is also an Operation S.A.F.E. analyst and educator. Evaluation of Adjuvants to Determine Effect on Droplet Size and Potential Use as “Antievaporants” as Substitutes for Crop Oil by Alan McCracken and V. Escalas This presentation reports on results of the use of “Adjuvants” for improvement in the deposition of spray droplets thanks to their effect in reducing losses due to evaporation. During the tests it was observed that the products behave differently when applied through rotary atomizers than when

applied using hydraulic nozzles. Field tests conducted in Argentina have confirmed that the products have a positive effect on the number of droplets collected using water sensitive cards. Bio: Alan McCracken is president of MACBRI Produtos Agricolas Ltda, Brasil. He studied Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering in England. He has experience

in product development and chemical application technology with various multinational companies in more than 100 countries having lived in England, Brazil and Switzerland along with his current residence of Kansas City, MO. In addition to testing new products and application systems, Alan provides technical support on pest and disease control to a number of aerial

applicators and farmers in South America with the emphasis being on improved performance with lower spray volumes. Atomization of Aerial Spray Nozzles at Airspeeds Above 160 mph by Bradley Fritz and W.C. Hoffmann Most aerial applicators are familiar with the Spray Nozzle Models developed by the

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USDA-ARS Aerial Application Technology Group (AAT). These models are available for a number of commonly used aerial spray nozzles and allow users to estimate the spray droplet size based on the nozzle setup, orientation, spray pressure and airspeed. Presently these models are only valid for spray pressures up to 60 psi and airspeeds up to 160 mph, but with the continued performance improvements and developments in modern agricultural aircraft, there is a need to investigate the effects that airspeeds beyond the 160 mph limit have on spray atomization. This manuscript will detail the features of a new high speed wind tunnel system at the AAT facilities that is capable of generating airspeeds up to 220 mph, as well as a scrubber system that will allow for future atomization studies to be conducted with active ingredients. The atomization characteristics of several aerial spray nozzles at airspeeds exceeding 160 mph are measured and reported. Determining how these nozzles perform at higher airspeeds will help to improve present nozzles and/ or develop new nozzles or application techniques to counter the increased atomization seen at these higher airspeeds. Additionally, these new facilities will allow for expanding the Spray Nozzle Models

orifice size and nozzle orientation on spray droplet size. Through a combination of pictures and droplet size data, guidelines will be generated to help aerial applicators make informed decisions about the use of air induction nozzles in their particular operation. Bio: Dr. Wesley “Clint” Hoffmann is an Agricultural Engineer with the USDAAgricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas and serves as the Lead Scientist of the Aerial Application Technology project. His research efforts are focused on effects of physical properties and nozzle operational parameters on spray atomization, spray evaluation and development and sampling methodologies for measuring spray droplet transport.

to provide applicators guidance on spray nozzle selection and setup at airspeeds beyond 160 mph. Bio: Dr. Bradley Fritz is an Agricultural Engineer with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas. His primary research efforts include environmental impacts on spray drift, biological impacts resulting from spray applications, optimizing spray applications for maximum on-target deposition and evaluation and modification of sampling methodologies for assessing transport and fate of applied sprays. Role of Air Induction Nozzles in High Speed Airstreams by Clint Hoffmann, B. Fritz and Y. Lan Air induction nozzles have been used for several years in ground spray applications as a means of generating large droplets and reducing the potential for off-target movement of sprays. Like any new technology, it is important to gain a thorough understanding of how these air induction nozzles work in high speed airstreams before placing them on aerial application equipment. Several nozzles will be evaluated under helicopter and fixed-wing aerial application conditions to determine the effects of nozzle type,

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Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data from Airborne and Ground-based Sensors for Cotton Regrowth Study by H. Zhang, Yubin Lan, C. Yang, C. Suh, J. Westbrook, W.C. Hoffmann and R. Lacey The need to minimize populations of overwintering boll weevils (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) is widely recognized by eradication programs. One tactic to reduce overwintering survival of boll weevils is timely post-harvest crop destruction. Even where cotton plants (Gossypium hirsutum

L.) are destroyed after harvest, regrowth from stalks or growth of volunteer plants from unharvested seed can occur when environmental conditions permit. Timely detection and remediation of volunteer cotton plants in both cultivated and noncultivated habitats is critical for completing boll weevil eradication in Central and South Texas. This study investigates the use of aerial imagery and ground-based remotely sensed data for the discrimination of different crop species and timely detection of cotton plants over large areas. Airborne multispectral imagery and handheld hyperspectral data were acquired at multiple times over two large agricultural farms in Brazos County in Texas during the 2010 growing season. The performances of imagery data and handheld data for the discrimination were examined individually; then multisensor data fusion technique was applied on both aerial and ground datasets in order to improve the accuracy of the discrimination. The overall results indicate the potential of multisensor data fusion of remotely sensed data from different sensors as an effective tool for cotton regrowth studies. Bio: Dr. Yubin Lan is an Agricultural Engineer with USDA-ARS in College Station, Texas. He has been involved in sensor and



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instrumentation research in agriculture for the last 20 years. His current main research focus is on remote sensing and development of new sensor and instrumentation for precision agriculture in aerial application. Factors Affecting Droplet Size, Coverage and Weed Control with Sharpen Herbicide by Gary Fellows, R. Barbosa, R. Vidrine and A. Rhodes Droplet size, number of spray droplets and concentration of a herbicidal active ingredient within the droplet may impact efficacy of products sprayed aerially. Sharpen herbicide, active ingredient saflufenacil, is a new herbicide from BASF in the Kixor family of herbicides. Sharpen controls numerous broadleaf weeds, is an effective burn down product in front of many crops and has an aerial label that allows total carrier volumes down to three gallons per acre. To work effectively, Sharpen requires adequate coverage on the weed leaf surface. Droplet size models have been developed to assist applicators with pattern testing and to optimize product performance. Aircraft speed, nozzle type and orifice size, spray pressure, nozzle deflection angle and product(s) being sprayed affect droplet size and droplet number produced by each nozzle.

Based on results from previous research and a desire to maximize efficacy of Sharpen herbicide, a study was conducted in June 2010 to compare expected droplet size with actual droplet size of water and a herbicide solution, to evaluate different boom set-ups for droplet size and droplet number and to determine weed control with selected treatments of herbicide and boom set-ups. Based on this study, droplet size and droplet number are affected most by nozzle deflection angle, and secondarily by spray pressure. A 30° angle produced smaller and greater number of droplets than no deflection, and higher pressure created larger and fewer droplets. The expected size of droplets from a model was close to actual as long as a 5° or 30° deflection angle was included in the model. Droplet size produced with water only was similar to droplet size from the actual herbicide solution. Bio: Dr. Gary Fellows is the Technical Service Regional Manager for BASF. From 1990–2000 he was a Research and Development Agronomist for American Cyanamid in Iowa. In 2000 he moved to RTP, N.C., to work for BASF in herbicide discovery and development, before moving to Technical Service in 2004. He has been involved with aerial applications of herbicides and fungicides for the past five

years supporting low volume applications of BASF products.

fluorescent dye applied at a rate of 10 g/acre regardless of spray application rate. The study was conducted over two Low Volume Fungicide Applications to Corn years, with three fields evaluated for by Scott Bretthauer and R. Wolf spray coverage and deposition each year. This study examined low volume fungicide Within each field, two plots were taken per applications to corn. The treatments treatment, with 10 corn plants sampled included various spray application rates, two per plot. On each corn plant, Kromekote nozzle types and spray solution with and cards were placed on leaves one foot out without crop oil concentrate. Spray coverage from the stalk in the top, middle and lower and droplet size were measured using part of the canopy. In addition, a plate Kromekote cards and Vision Pink dye, with was attached to the stalk at ear height. the analysis performed with DropletScan. This plate held the mylar sampler and an Spray deposition was measured using additional Kromekote card. Differences mylar plates and Caracid Brilliant Flavine in deposition, coverage and droplet size • 800-437-5319 Booth# 301

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among the treatments will be discussed. Bio: Dr. Scott Bretthauer is an Extension Specialist with the Pesticide Application Technology Program at the University of Illinois. His extension areas include pesticide application technology, sprayer calibration, aerial application, drift reduction and pesticide safety education. He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Using Photography to Aid in Analyzing Airplane Spray Patterns at Operation S.A.F.E. Workshops by Robert Wolf, S. Bretthauer and P. Newby

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The use of photography to aid in analyzing airplane spray patterns at Operation S.A.F.E. workshops is not a new concept. However, with the advent of digital cameras and additional technologies to make the images readily available for review at the workshops, this technique is gaining popularity among pilots that attend Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-ins. Bio: Robert Wolf is an Extension Specialist at Kansas State Univ. with responsibilities in the pesticide application area. His major area of focus is with technologies related to the application of pesticides with aerial,

commercial and grower ground and turf application equipment. Temporal Indications of Atmospheric Stability Affecting Off-Target Spray Drift in the Mid-South U.S. by Steven Thomson, Y. Huang and B. Fritz This study is designed to determine atmospheric conditions favorable for long-distance spray drift deleterious to susceptible crops downwind from spray application. The ultimate goal is to incorporate this information into new guidelines for pilots on weather conditions and times of the day to reduce

off-target drift potential in the Mid-south. A tall meteorological monitoring tower equipped with six precision (and periodically calibrated) thermistors at 14.7, 29.5, 59.4, 74.5, 89.6 and 95.5 m heights and four wind speed anemometers at 14.9, 39.7, 64.5 and 89.6 m heights will be logged continuously throughout the day during the entire growing season. Wind speed and temperature data will be used to calculate atmospheric stability ratios, and temporal and spatial temperature gradient patterns at different altitudes will be determined. Periods when wind patterns and stable air conditions occur that are known to favor off-target drift will be determined from tower data. Temperature inversion periods favorable for drift will be examined for strength, time of occurrence and duration. Probabilities of inversion conditions as a function of time-of-day and weather will be outlined, and preliminary guidelines for safe spraying in the Mid-south will be developed from atmospheric stability data. Bio: Dr. Steven J. Thomson is a Research Agricultural Engineer with USDA-ARS in Stoneville, Miss. His research primarily focuses on spray sampling methods, improving chemical deposition into crop canopies, reduction of off-target spray drift, variable-rate aerial application and remote sensing for detection of crop stress and to support of variable-rate aerial application. A Reverse Venture Atomization Chamber By Russ Stocker Spray drift is one of the most significant issues facing aerial applicators. Material not applied to the target is a financial loss for the farmer and a potential liability for the applicator. Off-site drift also represents an environmental liability, particularly as habitat, water quality and urban encroachment concerns demand greater attention to larger buffer and/ or no-spray zones. During conventional aerial applications, fluid leaving the nozzle is subjected to air shear resulting in an atomization profile (bell curve) with a portion of very small droplets (driftable fines). Increased airspeeds produce more driftable fines, increasing the potential for undesired off-site movement. Controlling the environment where atomization occurs reduces driftable fine production thereby reducing the potential undesired off-site movement of spray material. Control of the nozzle environment is accomplished using the Reverse Venturi Atomization Chamber (RVA). The RVA has three sections. Air enters the first section (diffuser), with a restricted opening, and flows into a larger area (settling chamber) where air velocities

are reduced, the nozzle is located and where atomization occurs. The atomized spray and air then travel together through the third chamber (constrictor) where they are accelerated to match the aircraft’s air speed. By reducing the air speed where atomization occurs, the atomization profile demonstrated by the RVA system produces fewer fines, resulting in less drift. The RVA chamber has demonstrated up to a 93 percent reduction in fines at 100 mph and 78 percent reduction in fines at 150 mph airspeed in wind tunnel testing. Actual drift testing with the RVA system on the testing aircraft at 150 mph in the field demonstrated a 40 percent reduction in drift at 50 meters downwind compared to a conventional spray system. Bio: Russ Stocker holds a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from University of California at Davis, as well as an Agricultural Pest Control Advisors License, Aircraft Pilot’s Pest Control Certificate, Qualified Applicator License and Qualified Applicator Certificate. Russ has more than 38 years’ experience in the pesticide application industry including over 20,000 hours as an agricultural pilot in both airplanes and helicopters. He has developed hands-on training programs for the CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation and U.S. EPA Region IX and other continuing education programs. He has been involved in research projects related to pesticide applications for university, forestry and private industry including the Spray Drift Task Force. Spray Table Evaluation of Miticides for TwoSpotted Spider Mites on Cotton by Juan D. López, D. Martin and Y. Lan Two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae Koch) are important pests on numerous field and horticultural crops in the U.S. and worldwide. Although this mite species has always been a pest on cotton especially in drier areas and more recently in the mid-South areas of the Cotton Belt, limited information is available on efficacy of aerially applied miticides. Bioassay research initiated last year was continued and expanded to include the use of GreenSeeker™ Technology to assess treatment differences when miticides at different rates were applied to miteinfested cotton using the spray table. Mite sampling was also conducted by collecting half leaf samples from the different treatments and counting the number of mites. Treatment rates evaluated for each miticide were 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and all of the lowest recommended rate on the label. Untreated controls included both infested and noninfested cotton. Miticide deposition

data were also collected for the different treatments using water sensitive paper exposed during application and analyzed with the Droplet Scan™ software. Results of this research will be presented and discussed relative to miticide efficacy. Bio: Research entomologist Juan D. López Jr. has been with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service since 1976. Throughout his career, he has conducted research on various aspects of the ecology and control of cotton insect pests. More recently, he has been working with the Areawide Pest Management Research Unit at College Station, Texas, researching aerial application technology for control of various cotton insect pests such as thrips, cotton fleahoppers, bollworms, tobacco budworms, various species of stink bugs and spider mites. The research on each pest has followed three basic areas: bioassays for determining insecticidal toxicity to the various pests, spray table evaluation of deposition parameters conducive to insecticidal efficacy, and field evaluation of aerial application technologies incorporating results from the first two basic areas. Automating some measurements during Operation S.A.F.E. workshops by Roberto Barbosa and Y.J. Chiu

Operation S.A.F.E. workshops, commonly known as “fly-ins,” are very helpful to agricultural pilots in “fine tuning” their aircraft. During the fly-in several ancillary measurements are taken, such as aircraft speed, aircraft spray release height, air temperature and relative humidity, wind speed and direction. Most of those measurements are taken by people operating the flight line with the help of some instruments. It is very common in a fly-in not to have people used to take those measurements, or not to have enough people to take note of all measurements. Automation of some of these measurements could improve accuracy and reliability of measurements during the fly-in. In this paper we describe an attempt to automate some of those measurements and the results of our testing. Bio: Dr. Roberto Barbosa is an Assistant Professor with the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the LSU AgCenter. He holds an extension appointment with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension System and a research appointment with the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station of the LSU AgCenter. He works primarily with application technology issues, precision farming technologies and agricultural safety in Louisiana.

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GE Aviation


GE Aviation’s business and general aviation turboprops team makes strides H80 engine certification testing under way and service network growing GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation Turboprops is nearing completion of its certification efforts for its new H80 turboprop engine and continues to grow its services and customer support network. “2010 has been another year of great progress for the Business & General Aviation Turboprop team,” said Paul Theofan, president and managing executive of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation Turboprops. “The new H80 turboprop engine has exceeded 800 shaft horsepower in testing and the specific fuel consumption is better than we anticipated. We have expanded the service and customer support network in North America and are looking to do the same in South America.” The H80 engine began certification testing in March at the Business & General Aviation Turboprops facility near Prague in the Czech Republic. Five development engines will take part in certification testing. The H80 engine has completed component and accessory functional tests, including testing of the propeller gearbox and the new single-acting prop governor system. The engine hot section validation testing has completed 6,500 cycles. The 150-hour endurance test will happen before the end of 2010. EASA engine certification is anticipated later this year, along with first flight on the Thrush 510 aircraft. The H80 turboprop engine will power business and general aviation, utility and agriculture aircraft and will

be the first of the new H80 engine family. The H80 engine combines the elegant, robust design of M601 engine with GE’s 3-D aerodynamic design techniques and advanced materials to create a more powerful, fuel-efficient, durable engine compared with the M601 engine, with no recurrent fuel nozzle inspections and no hot section inspection. The H80 engine will also feature an extended service life of 3,600 flight-hours or 6,600 cycles between overhauls, significantly enhanced hot-day takeoff performance and high-altitude cruise speeds. The H80 will provide the option of a singleor dual-acting governor, allowing customers flexibility in propeller selection. Expanding customer and product support offerings has been an area of focus for GE Aviation.

In the past 12 months, GE Aviation has integrated the M601 product into GE’s 24/7 Customer Support Call Center. The Business & General Aviation Turboprops team also signed agreements to expand its customer service and support offerings. Premier Turbines is the Designated Repair

Center in North and South America for M601 and H80 turboprop engines and offers heavy repair services, exchange engines and rentals, line replacement unit (LRU) rotable pools and field service support to current M601 and future H80 customers. Smyrna Air Center near Nashville, Tennessee, Cascade Aircraft Conversions in Washington State, Winnipeg River Aircraft in Manitoba, Canada, and Sky Tractor Supply Company in Hillsboro, North Dakota, are Authorized Service Centers for M601 and H80 engine families and offer comprehensive line maintenance, removals and re-installations of engines and LRUs and engine spares. Extensive engine overhauls will continue to be performed at GE’s Czech facility in Prague. GE Aviation has launched M601E training courses at its Customer Technical Education Center in

Cincinnati, Ohio. Two sessions have been held in March and October with positive responses from attendees. The Air Transport Authority (ATA) level III course includes classroom and hands-on training for line maintenance mechanics and aircraft operators. GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading 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. For more information, visit us at Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter. com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://

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GE is about to make a big splash in the turboprop market. Finally, you have a choice. The GE H80 turboprop engine is loaded with performance features that provide real advantage—and a compelling new option from a world leader in aviation. With industry-leading maintenance simplicity, including no HSI requirement or fuel nozzles, owners and operators will enjoy signiďŹ cant savings over the life of the engine. Compatible with all propeller types, the H80 also delivers the horsepower and time before overhaul that rivals leading turboprop engines. And by applying GE’s legacy of innovation in commercial and military engine technology and renowned services and support, the H80 comes with the reliability and peace-of-mind that only GE can provide. For more information, contact Matt Gerus at 513.552.2985 in North America or Michal Ptacnik at +420.222.538.701 in Europe.

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PARMA membership grows in 2010 Membership in the Professional Aviation Risk Management Association (PARMA) continues to increase as more and more Air Tractor operators join PARMA to help develop safer operations and reduce their operating costs. Trevor Edwards, PARMA organizer and Attorney-in-Fact reports, “It’s been a good year for new membership. Aerial spraying operators are seeing how PARMA makes sense for them and is here to stay.” Nevada-based PARMA was created in 2007 to provide risk management programs and services for the ag aviation business and to assist operators in implementing “best practices.” A key benefit of PARMA membership is the PROAIR insurance program, which consists of Professional Aviation Insurance Reciprocal and PROAIR Risk Retention Group, Inc. These two captive insurance businesses provide hull and liability coverage to PARMA members.

The insurance is funded and controlled by PARMA members, who are also the principal insureds. The owners/insureds participate in setting underwriting guidelines, claims and investment decisions.

A key benefit of PARMA membership is the PROAIR insurance program. PARMA also provides other member benefits, such as the Fly Right Safety Data program, a mapping service that identifies aerial obstacles, and the SPOT communication device that pilots can carry while they work. “This is a proven business model,” says Edwards, “and it’s based on the successful Canadian Applicators

Insurance Reciprocal (CAIR) established by ag operators in Canada more than a decade ago.” PROAIR Risk Retention Group, Inc. domiciled in the State of Nevada, is structured as a risk retention group. PROAIR RRG insures its members’ liability risks, including chemical (“drift”) and non-chemical third-party liabilities.  Since an RRG is organized under federal law, it is considered an authorized insurer by the states in which it is registered.  PROAIR RRG is registered in virtually every state where PARMA members reside and operate. According to Edwards, the advantage of PROAIR is long-term insurance premium stability because PROAIR’S rates aren’t linked to other sectors of aviation, natural disasters, financial markets or other events that can drive up traditional insurance costs. “PROAIR RRG membership is limited

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to low risk Air Tractor operators who recognize their responsibility for safe operations,” says Trevor Edwards. “This factor, by itself, should result in lower losses and provide a major benefit to the entire PROAIR program.” Aerial spraying service operators are encouraged to visit the PARMA exhibit, (booth 713) fill out a membership application, and receive a quote during the National Agricultural Aviation Convention at the Savannah Convention Center. Additional information about the Professional Aviation Risk Management Association, and an online membership application can be downloaded at Or, call Trevor Edwards at 1-800-717-7504.

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Kugler KQ-XRN® is just plane smart Often, the best time for foliar application of fertilizer coincides with recommended spraying time for crop protection chemicals including herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. That’s good news for aerial applicators who want to improve results for their customers. Kugler KQ-XRN is The Perfect Delivery System™ for a wide range of crop protection chemicals. By using Kugler KQ-XRN as your carrier (instead of water), you give your customers’ crops a powerful and long-lasting fertility boost as you address pest or disease situations.

The convenience of mixing Kugler KQ-XRN with crop protection products leads to greater efficiency and better results. Your customers will literally see the difference—and your pass across the field will increase in value for both you and your customers.

Kugler KQ-XRN is noncorrosive and very equipment friendly. It’s remarkably easy to handle and easy to apply. Better yet, Kugler KQ-XRN is non-burning, even at high application rates—so you reduce the risk of damaging your customers’ crop. Kugler KQ-XRN coats the leaf with a clear film that stays on the job for weeks—penetrating the waxy layer of any leaf tissue to deliver nitrogen over the long term as the plant needs it. Your customers will see a quick greenup and continued plant performance as the nitrogen is absorbed over the weeks to come. The unique adhesion characteristics of KQ-XRN means that it also sticks to weed leaves. In the case of herbicides such as glyphosates, Kugler KQ-XRN technology is The Perfect Delivery System™ for achieving optimum penetration on weeds and improving control.

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2010 AgAv PAC Golf Tournament Don’t miss your chance to participate in the AgAv PAC golf tournament at the 44th Annual NAAA Convention & Exposition in Savannah, Ga. The PAC is used to strengthen NAAA’s presence in Washington, D.C., by supporting congressional candidates friendly to the aerial application industry. So enjoy a round of golf to support the PAC and benefit the industry! The tournament will be held at the luxurious Club at Savannah Harbor. The club lies nestled between the banks of the Savannah and Back Rivers among the abundant wildlife of the splendid Georgia Low Country, offering views of historic downtown Savannah while it gently winds its way through tidal wetlands. The Club at Savannah Harbor offers an 18-hole championship course designed by renowned architect Robert Cupp in conjunction with the legendary “Slammin’ Sammy” Snead. The Club was recently named one of the “Top 60 Golf Resorts in the United States” by Conde Naste Traveler magazine and awarded a “Four Star Highly recommended Places

to Play” by Golf Digest. Additionally, the course is home to the PGA Tour’s Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament. The golf tournament will be a fourmember team scramble on Sunday, Dec. 5, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. We recommend that golfers plan to arrive in time to participate in the pre-tournament reception and Calcutta on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The Club at Westin Savannah Harbor has clubs for rent (Diablo woods, X 22 Irons, + 6 Calloway balls) for $50. If you will need to rent clubs, please contact the pro shop at 912-201-2240. The NAAA Convention Golf Tournament Registration Form is required for each entrant. Package Costs—$200 – Golf Package (per player) - Includes greens fee, Saturday reception and Sunday breakfast and lunch. $100 – Meal Package (for non-player attendees) - Includes Saturday reception and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

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Covington Aircraft Engines

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Let the Abbott family take care of your aircraft’s most important part Your plane wouldn’t go very far without a smooth-running, dependable engine. When the need arises, you want to put it in the hands of a company with experience overhauling and repairing engines, almost 40 years of experience, in fact. It would be even better if that company is still run today by the family that began running it in the mid-1970s. Covington Aircraft, based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, has been a family-run subsidiary of Abbott Industries since 1972 and various members of the Abbott family are still around to pick up the phone today. The management team at Covington has more than 100 years of combined aviation experience and still lives by the same four primary tenets the company was founded on: integrity, dependability, quality service and affordability. This year it expanded its hangar space, parts department and assembly space by another 40,000 square feet. This gives the company the ability to have parts readily available and efficiently handle incoming work, which in turn reduces down time for the customer. Aaron Abbott of Covington Aircraft surmises that much of the company’s core business falls into three categories: corporate aircraft, agricultural and missionary or humanitarian work. Conveniently based near major interstates, the Okmulgee, Oklahoma, airport and Tulsa, Covington Aircraft Engines takes pride in overhauling the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A series

engine, as well as the Pratt & Whitney R-985 and R-1340 aircraft engines. Covington has the ability to quickly come to your location for engine work, or the engine can be shipped to them. Covington even provides the customers with another option: the plane can be flown to them where all the work will be done by highly qualified professionals. Covington treats your aircraft with respect and fragility. All aircraft and engines in its possession remain in one of its state-of-the-art hangars. “Only qualified personnel will ever move the plane, and only if absolutely necessary will someone enter the aircraft itself,” Abbott says. The company also performs annual inspections, 100-hour inspections and most service-related work on airframes. This year the company was named a Pratt & Whitney Canada Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the PT6A engine series. “The designation enables us to expand into different markets, but it also allows us the ability to take care of our existing customers in a more effective way,” David Hamilton, Vice President and Operations Manager of Covington’s Turbine Division, says.

“We’re able to have faster turnaround times on warranty issues because Pratt & Whitney Canada has empowered us to make some warranty decisions without having to involve them, which in turn allows us to make the decisions quicker and get the engines back in the air.” “Customers trust us more when Pratt & Whitney trusts us,” Abbott adds. Every step of the way, a Covington representative is in contact with the aircraft owner, informing them of diagnostics, steps needed to be taken, how long repairs will take, costs and so on. Private operators receive the same devotion as large companies. As the company’s website states, “We have grown our business one aircraft, one customer at a time and we are not just after the quick sale. We’re after your patronage and a relationship that addresses more than just the engine at the end of the day.” It continues, “Looking out for our customer’s best interests doesn’t mean we want to sell you something. We intend to make you feel appreciated.” Before any part is used, Covington provides nondestructive testing to verify

the integrity of all critical parts, and uses computer-controlled machinery for necessary adjustments, grinding and balancing. Quality Control Inspectors are on-site to oversee every step of the overhaul, and when the repairs are complete, the engine is run through Covington’s Pratt & Whitney Canada correlated test cell to ensure all performance parameters are met. Whether you’re one of the selfperceived little guys with one plane, or a director of maintenance with many planes under your guardianship, Covington Aircraft has the years of experience and the down-home Southwestern demeanor to work amiably and attentively with you and on your aircraft. You’ll never feel like the little guy lost in the shuffle, nor the big guy that’s more a number than a name. There is always someone there to talk with you and work within your budget as you overhaul one of the most necessary components of your aviation investment. For more information, call 918-7568320. “Written and approved by The AutoPILOT”

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advertisers’ booth numbers Company Booth # Page A.E.R.O. (APS)............................................... 306......................27 Acorn Welding.............................................................................32 Aero Engines, Inc........................................... 813......................40 AeroFlow, Inc ................................................ 432......................19 AeroManage.................................................. 532......................33 AgAir Update................................................. 617........................2 Ag Air Turbines, Inc........................................ 326......................13 Ag - Nav, Inc. ................................................ 110........................7 Agrinautics..................................................................................59 AgriSmart Information Systems LLC.............. 406.....................36, AgSync....................................................431,532......................51 Air Repair, Inc................................................. 507......................52 Air Tractor Inc................................................ 601......................23 Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma, Inc........... 412......................25 Airforce Turbine Service.............................................................44 Allianz ........................................................... 223......................63 ................................... 318......................12 Artman Arts................................................................................41 Auger Dan’s Trucks....................................... 819......................39 Auto-Cal, Inc.................................................. 808......................64 BASF.............................................................. 422......................29 Cascade Aircraft Conversions LLC................. 117......................56 Chester Roberts Supply Company..............................................49 Covington Aircraft Engines............................ 517......................76 CP Products Co., Inc...................................... 511......................42 Curtis Dyna-Fog Ltd....................................... 304......................49 Dallas Airmotive, Inc...................................... 504......................48 DataSmart Software...................................... 102.................Insert Davidon.......................................................... 621......................39

Company Booth # Page Desser Tire & Rubber Co............................................................19 Dyna Nav Systems, Inc. ................................ 607......................31 Eagle Vistas LLC.........................................................................61 Electronics International, Inc. EI.................................................10 Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc. ...................... 606......................25 Flight Grip, LLC............................................... 518......................36 Flying Tiger Aviation....................................................................68 Garrco Products, Inc...................................... 516......................11 GE Aviation - Walter Engines.......................... 211......................69 Hardy Aviation Ins Inc. . ................................ 500......................37 Hemisphere GPS............................................ 701......................21 Isolair, Inc....................................................... 111......................58 J & C Enterprises, Inc..................................... 225......................26 Johnston Aircraft Service, Inc........................ 218......................24 Kimmel Aviation Insurance..........................................................66 Kugler Co....................................................... 316......................71 Lane Aviation Inc.......................................... 716........................9 Micron Sprayers Limited................................ 523......................61 Mid - Continent.............................................. 309......19,26,36,55 NationAir Aviation Insurance ........................ 707......................46 North Star Aviation, Inc..............................................................47 OctaFlex......................................................................................18 P2 Inc. Aviation Technology........................................................57 PARMA........................................................... 713......................70 Perkins Technologies..................................... 204......................72 Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC........................ 425......................17 Preferred Airparts......................................................................35 Prime Turbines / Avatas ............................... 525......................59 Professional Fibreglass Repair...................... 222......................26

Company Booth # Page Professional Insurance Mgmt........................ 601......................35 Queen Bee Air Specialties.................... 185, 612......................58 R. T. Turbines, Inc.......................................................................38 Rocky Mountain Propellers............................ 217......................13 S & T Aircraft Accessories, Inc....................... 709......................38 Sanag..........................................................................................65 Sensenich Propeller Service, Inc. . ............... 821......................43 Savannah Heritage Tours............................................................. 3 Simplex Manufacturing................................... 513......................18 Skeet-R-Gone................................................. 811......................39 Sky Tractor Supply Co.................................... 301......................65 Southeastern Aircraft Sales........................... 711......................73 Southwest Airmotive Corp...........................................................18 Spectrum Electrostatic Sprayers, Inc............ 806......................60 Tennessee Aircraft Co Inc.............................. 405......................57 Texoma Turbines, Inc..................................................................68 Thrush Aircraft Inc......................................... 317........................2 TRACE Engines LP......................................................................62 Transland ..................................................... 717......................41 Tulsa Aircraft Engines.................................... 205......................72 Turbine Aircraft Services, Inc. TAS,.............................................25 Turbine Conversions Limited......................... 417......................43 Turbine Installations LLC .............................. 322......................64 Turbines, Inc...............................................................................54 Universal Turbine Parts . ...........................................................60 Valley Air Crafts.............................................. 706......................12 WNAAA............................................................................................ Wings Insurance............................................ 619......................32 Zee Systems Inc..........................................................................58


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