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Voice of the Aerial Application Industry

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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NAAA CELEBRATES NATIONAL AG DAY IN NEW VIDEO: In honor of National Agriculture Day, NAAA produced a short video in celebration of our nation’s ag pilots and all the good work that they do. Check it out! Read more

NAAA MEMBERS AMEND BYLAWS; HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
NAAA voting members approved changes to the association’s governing documents at NAAA’s annual business meeting Dec. 9, 2014. The motion to amend NAAA’s Articles of Incorporation and merge its Constitution and Bylaws into a new NAAA Bylaws document passed with near unanimity. Read more

USDA-ARS AERIAL SPRAY NOZZLE MODELS: NAAA is pleased to host the USDA-ARS Aerial Spray Nozzle Models on behalf of the USDA-ARS Aerial Application Technology Research Unit. 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  
 
PROTECTING AG PILOTS FROM THE THREAT OF UAVS: When the FAA ushers in a new era in the near future by allowing UAVs to legally share the national airspace with manned aircraft, the effects will be profound and far-reaching, but in no sector more so than agriculture. What gets lost amid all the rosy projections for UAVs’ commercial uses is the safety concerns of pilots, and in particular the concerns of aerial applicators and other pilots operating in low-level airspace. Read more

NAAA COVER CROPS WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: In June NAAA and Practical Farmers of Iowa hosted the webinar, “Successfully Aerially Seeding Cover Crops.” In it, NAAA pilot member Brian Berst and two Midwest cover crop consultants shared their insights, advice and strategies for effectively seeding cover crops by air. Read more 

Key Resources

JOIN NAAA TODAY: Read more

DETAILS OF EPA'S NPDES PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT: Read more

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

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

APPLY FOR THE 2015 NAAA/BASF AGRICULTURAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Read more

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

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