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NAAA works to support the agricultural aviation industry which is made up of small businesses and pilots that use aircraft to aid farmers in producing a safe, affordable and abundant supply of food, fiber and biofuel, in addition to protecting forestry and controlling health-threatening pests.

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MUST-WATCH: NAAA DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATES 50+ YEARS OF AG AVIATION ADVOCACY: NAAA’s 50th anniversary documentary is now available for viewing—and sharing—online. “NAAA, 1966–2016: 50 Years of Ag Aviation Advocacy” explores key drivers of the association’s development and growth over the course of NAAA’s history, as well as the essence of what makes NAAA “NAAA.” Watch more

VIDEO POORLY PORTRAYING INDUSTRY REMINDS US REALITY TV IS DRAMA WE DON’T NEED:
A few years ago, a cover story in Agricultural Aviation magazine highlighted the harmful impacts reality television can have on the ag aviation industry. Several operators had been approached about being part of a reality show, and the article, written by a veteran photographer/filmmaker turned ag pilot, explained how easy it is for production companies to manipulate footage to portray anything in a bad light. NAAA is sharing this article again because a video poorly portraying the ag aviation industry is being circulated online. Read more

NAAA NAAA 2018 INDUSTRY SURVEY UNDERWAY:
The NAAA 2018 Industry Survey of Part 137 Operators and Pilots has officially started! In early to mid-February, NAAA contacted all pilots and operators for which it has an email address requesting their participation in this important online survey. NAAA has teamed with Tim Struttmann, a certified statistician, who successfully conducted the 2012 survey, to assist with collecting the requested data. Read more

NAAA DEVELOPS ‘PRESEASON’ PRESS RELEASE FOR MEMBERS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT FORTHCOMING AG AVIATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR AREA:
With the 2018 aerial application season underway or soon to be underway in different parts of the country, NAAA has prepared a customizable press release that members can use to call attention to the fact that ag aircraft will soon be a common sight around their community as ag pilots assist local farmers during the new growing season. Read more

NAAA AD ENCOURAGES GROWERS TO LEARN BEFORE THEY LEASE TO WIND ENERGY COMPANIES:
NAAA has created a new ad that encourages landowners and growers to consider all the facts and potential ramifications before they lease their property to a wind energy entity. The ad is available to members in a variety of sizes and colors to place in their local newspapers and ag publications. Read more

NAAA DEVELOPS CHECKLIST FOR PILOTS AFTER A UAV ENCOUNTER:
In response to the ever-growing increase in UAV sightings, NAAA has developed a checklist for pilots and operators with information on who to inform after an encounter with a UAV. Read more

NAAA DEVELOPS SHOOTING-RESPONSE CHECKLIST AFTER RASH OF AG AIRCRAFT SHOOTINGS: In response to a rash of shooting incidents directed at ag aviators, NAAA has developed a checklist of actions operators and pilots can take in the event someone discharges a firearm at their aircraft. Read more

NAAA INTRODUCES ITS MEMBERSHIP RECRUIT-REBATE-REWARDS PROGRAM: NAAA Wants You to Earn Rewards for Recruiting New Members with this exciting new membership program! You can receive a 10 percent rebate for recruiting new members to join the NAAA This is your chance to be rewarded both monetarily and professionally for your efforts promoting NAAA. Read more

MARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR TOWERS UNDER 200 FEET SET TO BECOME FEDERAL LAW: NAAA has succeeded in securing federal marking requirements for most towers under 200 feet in height in the FAA authorization bill soon expected to become law. Read more

NAAA LAUNCHES UAV SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOCUSED ON AG SECTOR: NAAA has launched a UAV safety campaign to raise awareness, foster communication and prevent accidents between UAV operators and low-altitude manned aircraft. The first public outreach tool is a UAV “safety stuffer” designed for aerial applicators to share with their customers. NAAA has also produced a short video. Watch it to learn more about safe UAV operations around low-flying, manned aircraft. Read more

NAAA RELEASES AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MAGAZINE APP: Compatible with all Apple, Google and Amazon mobile devices, NAAA’s new Agricultural Aviation Magazine App delivers a superior reading experience by customizing articles based on the screen size and orientation of your smartphone or tablet. Get the app today! Read more

VIDEO AND NARRATIVE UNDERSCORING TOWER MARKING’S EFFECTIVENESS AVAILABLE: NAAA is making available video showing the challenge low-level agricultural pilots have in seeing unmarked towers and the difference in visibility if those towers are marked and lighted. The video was provided to NAAA with permission by Roger Dreyer and Karen Allen. Read more

Key Resources

JOIN NAAA TODAY!
   
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DETAILS OF EPA'S NPDES PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT: Read more

AG AVIATION CROP YIELD BENEFITS: Read more

LET’S BE FAIR ABOUT SHARING THE AIR: Read more

LETTERS WARNING TOWER ENTITIES ABOUT LIABILITY FOR NOT MARKING TOWERS: Read more

WATCH NAAREF SAFETY & EDUCATION VIDEOS: Read more

“COMBATTING FATIGUE IN AG AVIATION” BROCHURE: Read more


USDA-ARS AERIAL SPRAY NOZZLE MODELS: Read more

2018 NAAA “AG WINGS OF TOMORROW” SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Read more

2018 SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST: Read more

NAAA ADVERTISER MEDIA KIT: Read more

INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS AN AG PILOT? VISIT OUR CAREERS SECTION: Read more

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MUSEUM: Visit website

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