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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 bio-fuel, in addition to protecting forestry and controlling health-threatening pests.

                        

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NAAA COVER CROPS WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: Last month NAAA and Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) 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

SAVE THE DATE: NAAA, WNAAA, NAAREF BOARD MEETINGS: Oct. 10-12: The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., will host the fall board meetings of the NAAA, WNAAA and NAAREF Boards of Directors Oct. 10-12, with some meetings beginning on Oct. 9. All meetings are open to NAAA members. 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

AGRICULTURAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: How does $5,000 sound to help you get started on your journey to becoming an ag pilot? That’s the top prize in the 2014 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship competition. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31! Read more
 
2014 WNAAA SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST: The Women of the National Agricultural Aviation Association will award a $2,000 scholarship as top prize in the 32nd annual essay competition, and Covington Aircraft Engines has generously agreed to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship. The theme for this year's contest is “The Implication of UAVs in Ag Aviation.” The deadline to apply is Aug. 15! Read more
 

Key Resources

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

NAAA BOOTH SALES BEGIN JULY 22 AT 11 a.m. EDT: Read more
 
REGISTER FOR THE 48th ANNUAL NAAA CONVENTION & EXPOSITION: Read more

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


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

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

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NAAA-NAAREF-WNAAA Board Meetings

The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., will host the fall board meetings of the NAAA, WN...


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