Operation SAFE


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 Operation S.A.F.E. (Self-regulating Application & Flight Efficiency), developed in 1981, was designed to clearly demonstrate that ag aviation recognizes its responsibility to minimize the potential for adverse health and environmental effects of agricultural chemical application.

Evans-Christopher Operation S.A.F.E. Award

The Evans-Christopher Operation S.A.F.E. Award recognizes individuals or entities that have made outstanding contributions to the Operation S.A.F.E. program.


Originated in 2010 by the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation and its Operation S.A.F.E. Committee, the Evans-Christopher Operation S.A.F.E. Award is named after two pioneers in the design and development of spray nozzles, Bob Evans and Christopher.

Operation S.A.F.E. Technician Listing


Jennifer Marsik-Friess (Due Dec 2016)

Operation S.A.F.E. Analyst Technician

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Operation S.A.F.E. Aircraft & Pilot Certification

Certification & Recertification Requirements

The Operation S.A.F.E. Committee suggests an aircraft be pattern tested at a minimum of every 24 months or after major changes. Aircraft and pilot certification/recertification is recommended to be completed every two years based on the following in order to receive the Operation S.A.F.E. aircraft decal:

A. Biennial participation in an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In

B. Membership in both a State/Regional and National Agricultural Aviation Association

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