Safety & Education Videos
NAAA and NAAREF have produced high-quality educational, safety and training videos to further their goals of providing education to the aerial application industry. The videos were produced for viewing at a particular program or safety session. People that were unable to attend these functions were unable to take advantage of the material presented. The organizations have now made some of these videos available for viewing through the website when it is convenient for the viewer's schedule.
Additional videos will be added as they become available.
Ethics – the Movie: This video was produced for presentation at the 2014 NAAA Convention’s NAAREF Safety Session at the request of conscientious operators in an attempt to maintain high industry standards. Ethics explores the various components that make up ethical behavior and asks viewers to determine how ethics relates to the ag aviation industry. The goal is for each person to examine his or her own attitudes and operating practices to discover changes that are needed in order to exhibit the highest in moral standards to customers and the community. (26:37)
Stall Spin Avoidance: This informative video was produced for presentation at the 2013 NAAA Convention's NAAREF Safety Session. Former NAAREF president and PAASS Presenter Rod Thomas moderated a round-table discussion with Wayne Handley, a former California ag operator and aerobatic pilot, and John “Dusty” Dowd, a Kansas ag operator and aeronautical engineer. The discussion on flying techniques and aerodynamic forces at work on an aircraft in flight is very enlightening and entertaining. The discussion is guaranteed to make you evaluate your own techniques while flying near the ground. (41:57)
Wires and Obstructions: This video was produced for presentation at the 2015 NAAA Convention's NAAREF Safety Session. Although the video was primarily a discussion of wires as a hazard to pilots operating in the low level airspace, it also addresses other obstructions such as trees, wind turbines and towers. This video also includes investigation into the new collision concern with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which are difficult to spot and may be operating in the same airspace with ag aircraft. (38:49)
First Response: Responding to a Pesticide-Related Aircraft Accident: This 22-minute video was produced by NAAREF to aid emergency first responders in the event they are called upon to respond to an ag aircraft accident and possible pesticide spill. Because time is critical for an injured pilot, emergency personnel must quickly protect themselves with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for the crop protection product onboard. Rapid identification of the product and information provided by the chemical label will ensure the proper PPE is used. The mixed product in the hopper may have been diluted many times from its original state, thereby reducing its hazard.
The following study materials can be downloaded as a PDF:
First Response Study Guide – An explanatory, companion guide to accompany the video.
Harmony® Extra SG Label – An actual chemical label which may be referenced during training.
Harmony® Extra SG MSDS – A chemical MSDS provided for the same purpose.
AmSafe First Responder Guide – A guide for handling undeployed inflatable seat restraints.