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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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$6.7 MILLION SETTLEMENT ISSUED FOR UNMARKED MET TOWER RESULTING IN AG AVIATOR’S DEATH: A settlement has been reached on the wrongful death action filed by the family of California agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million against a group of defendants representing tower manufacturing, wind energy, land-owning and farming interests for not marking or making aware the location of an unmarked meteorological evaluation tower (MET) to protect the pilot.The settlement establishes a standard of care as to the use of METs for wind prospecting in agricultural areas. 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

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

PURCHASE BOOTH SPACE FOR NAAA TRADE SHOW: 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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Colorado AAA PT6A Workshop

The PT6A workshop, developed by Covington Aircraft, will be held Monday, Nov. 17 at the Fort Collins...


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