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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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“AG WINGS OF TOMORROW” SCHOLARSHIP ENTRIES DUE AUG. 31: From seeking a mentor to finding the funds for training, the road to becoming an ag pilot is fraught with obstacles, but having $5,000 in training money certainly helps. This year the odds of receiving a scholarship from NAAA are better than ever. Under the new “Ag Wings of Tomorrow” Scholarship Program NAAA will award up to five flight training scholarships worth a combined $22,500. The deadline to apply for this year’s scholarships is Aug. 31. Read more

ENTRIES FOR 2017 SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST DUE AUGUST 15: Attention, higher-education students: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to compete for a combined $3,000 in educational scholarships. The deadline for the 2017 Support Scholarship Essay Contest is Aug. 15. The NAAA Support Committee will award a $2,000 scholarship as top prize and Covington Aircraft Engines has generously agreed to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship. The theme for this year’s contest is “Your Approach to Creating a Positive Image of Aerial Application in Your Community.” 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, NAAREF PRODUCE FATIGUE BROCHURE: A new brochure with advice on combatting fatigue stands as the latest initiative in NAAA and NAAREF’s fatigue mitigation campaign. “Combatting Fatigue in Ag Aviation” explains how fatigue can compromise aerial application operations and offers suggestions on ways to identify and mitigate fatigue. Read more

WATCH NAAREF SAFETY & EDUCATION VIDEOS: NAAREF, NAAA’s sister organization, has produced a series of high-quality educational, safety and training videos that originally aired at a particular program or safety session. Starting with its “Wires and Obstructions” video, some of those videos will now be available for viewing on NAAA’s website to allow aerial applicators to view and review the videos as often as necessary to keep the lessons in mind. Additional videos will be added as they become available. 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 in the safety campaign 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

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

2017 NAAA AG AVIATION EXPO BOOTH SALES NOW OPEN: Read more

2017 NAAA AG AVIATION EXPO ATTENDEE REGISTRATION OPEN: Read more

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


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

NAAA “AG WINGS OF TOMORROW” SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE AUG. 31, 2017: Read more

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

USDA-ARS AERIAL SPRAY NOZZLE MODELS: Read more

NAAA ADVERTISER MEDIA KIT: Read more

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