Eric P. Klindt
Eric Klindt grew up on the family farm in Minnesota and when the farm was sold, he worked for other farmers in the area. Eric attended the University of Minnesota at Crookston where he received his commercial pilot’s license and aerial applicator training. He received his start in aerial spraying from David Yaggie where he started spraying in 1997 and has loved it ever since. Eric is employed by Wilbur-Ellis Co. in Wahpeton, ND, where he flies an Air Tractor 502.
Eric stays busy in the aerial application off season with several jobs. He owns and operates a limo bus service and drives a truck in the winter for local farmers. He is currently a member of the Wilkin County Sheriff Posse.
Eric is married to his childhood sweetheart, Shana, and they have two young children, Elise and Cody. Eric and Shana are members of NAAA and the Minnesota AAA. Eric served on the NAAA board from 2002 until 2010 and served as Chairman of the Membership and Awards Committees. He became involved with the NAAA board after completing the NAAA/Syngenta Leadership Training Program in 2002. That's when he realized how much NAAA does and vowed to assist wherever he is able.