Compaass Rose

NAAA Annual Convention & Exposition

Join us for the 48th Annual NAAA Convention & Exhibition, Dec. 8–11 in Louisville, Ky. Experience the world’s largest trade show for agricultural aviation, great networking opportunities and a dynamic lineup of speakers and events. Attending the industry’s premier show has always been a sweet deal,and NAAA will continue new programs that were introduced last year: "Ask the Expert" Speed Mentoring and a NAAREF Safety Session. Online registration is officially open, so register today!

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 2013 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship competition. The goal of the Agricultural Aviation Scholarship is to strengthen the aerial application industry by helping NAAA Operators bring new pilots into the profession. Each applicant must be sponsored by an NAAA Operator, and scholarship recipients must use the proceeds for flight training or agricultural coursework at a university, college, community college or other institution of higher learning. A stipend for a trainee in an NAAA Operator-sponsored apprentice program is also permissible. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31!

Job Hunting Tips

Dos and Don’ts for Aspiring Ag Pilots on the Job Trail

While there are no guarantees, your chances of finding work and learning the craft of becoming a professional ag pilot will improve if you follow this advice.

Landing a Seat

This story originally appeared in the November 2011 online issue of Texas Co-op Power (TCP) magazine and was reprinted in Agricultural Aviation with the permission of TCP.

History of the Compass Rose

The Compass Rose first appeared on ships' navigational charts around 1300. “Rose” comes from the fact that the design looks like rose petals. The now standard 32-point Compass Rose with the fleur-de-lis indicating north and the cross indicating east [long thought to be the direction to paradise] evolved around the time of Christopher Columbus.

How to Participate

  • Ask a question through this web site or fax it to the NAAA office at 202-546-5726.

Where to Participate

NAAA National Convention

Compaass Rose is conducted at the NAAA National Convention as a Concurrent Session. This first phase is a "roundtable" discussion led by two PAASS Presenters.

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