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.
SPECIAL RULE ISSUED BY FAA EXTENDS MEDICAL CERTIFICATES, FLIGHT REVIEWS AND OTHER PRIVILEGES THROUGH JUNE 30 – A summary of the special rule can be read here. The full text of the special rule is here.
NAAA MEETS WITH FAA AND EPA ABOUT OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS OF DISINFECTANTS FOR COVID-19 – After meeting with the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, NAAA and the agency determined there are no products that are currently labeled for outdoor use against the COVID-19 virus. Read More.
POTENTIAL SMALL BUSINESS AID FOR AERIAL APPLICATORS: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is an unprecedented economic relief package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump to stem the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is a $2 trillion dollar lifeline in loans and grants for large and small businesses, as well as direct payments for most Americans. Read More
COVID-19 PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT ADVICE FOR THE AERIAL APPLICATION INDUSTRY: Download Here
UAS OPERATORS CAUTIONED TO NOT DISRUPT FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC BY INTERFERING WITH LOW-FLYING AG AIRCRAFT: As the nation enters the upcoming growing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NAAA is asking all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be extra mindful of low-flying manned agricultural aircraft operations. Read More
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NAAA ESTABLISHES AERIAL IMAGING MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY WITH FOCUS ON PRECISION AG: NAAA’s voting members overwhelmingly approved a new aerial imaging membership category for those collecting aerial images for crop-sensing, precision agriculture or other related purposes. Additionally, a Precision Agriculture Committee has been established as a new advisory committee to NAAA’s board of directors. Read More
NAAA RECEIVES BEST OF NAMA AWARD FOR AERIAL APPLICATION AD CAMPAIGN: The National Agricultural Aviation Association has received a 2019 Best of NAMA Merit Award for its ad campaign promoting aerial application services. The Best of NAMA, sponsored by the National Agri-Marketing Association, honors the best in agricultural marketing communications. Read More
MONTANA AERIAL APPLICATOR DARRIN PLUHAR ELECTED 2020 NAAA PRESIDENT: The National Agricultural Aviation Association is pleased to announce Montana native Darrin Pluhar has been elected its president for 2020. Pluhar owns Plu’s Flying Service Inc. in Ekalaka, Montana. Read More
FIVE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AERIAL APPLICATION AND UAVS: Over the last few years, NAAA has consistently needed to set the record straight about inaccurate and/or misleading claims made about how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology can act as a wholesale replacement to manned aircraft applying crop protection products. NAAA believes UAV application technologies can be a valuable tool for growers by complementing manned aircraft. But it is vital for those desiring aerial application services to know the facts about the capabilities of manned aircraft and UAVs before making financial decisions. Here are five facts regarding the more commonly repeated inaccurate claims about manned aerial application. Read More
NAAA UPDATES CHECKLIST FOR PILOTS SUBJECT TO THE DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM TARGETING AN AG AIRCRAFT: In response to a series of shooting threats and incidents in 2019, NAAA updated its checklist of actions operators and pilots can take in the event someone threatens to or discharges a firearm at their aircraft. NAAA has now updated that checklist to cite the specific federal laws that are violated when someone shoots, or threatens to shoot, an aircraft. Read More
MARK AND LOG TOWERS TODAY TO AVOID LIABILITY AND COMPLY WITH UPCOMING FAA REGULATIONS: Many landowners and farmers might not be aware that due to provisions in both the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, towers between 50 and 200 feet tall with an above-ground base of less than 10 feet in diameter in rural areas are legally required to be marked and/or logged in a database the FAA is currently developing. Previously, no towers under 200 feet were subject to any federal marking requirements. Read More
2019 NAAA OPERATOR SURVEY REPORT RELEASED TO MEMBERS: NAAA is pleased to announce that its 2019 Aerial Application Industry Survey Operator Report is available for members to download. The survey is chockful of key statistics showing the healthy status of the U.S. aerial application industry. Read More
NAAA NOW OFFERING LEGAL SERVICES ON FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION LAWS TO OPERATOR AND PILOT MEMBERS: To continuously improve upon its service to the aerial application industry, NAAA has entered into an agreement to provide legal-consulting services to its aerial application operator and pilot members on federal transportation issues. Read More
NAAA AD ENCOURAGES GROWERS TO LEARN BEFORE THEY LEASE TO WIND ENERGY COMPANIES: NAAA has created a new ad that encourages landowners and growers to consider all the facts and potential ramifications before they lease their property to a wind energy entity. The ad is available to members in a variety of sizes and colors to place in their local newspapers and ag publications. 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
DETAILS OF EPA'S NPDES PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT: Read More
AG AVIATION CROP YIELD BENEFITS: Read More
LET’S BE FAIR ABOUT SHARING THE AIR: Read More
LETTERS WARNING TOWER ENTITIES ABOUT LIABILITY FOR NOT MARKING TOWERS: Read More
WATCH NAAREF SAFETY & EDUCATION VIDEOS: Read More
“COMBATTING FATIGUE IN AG AVIATION” BROCHURE: Read More
USDA-ARS AERIAL SPRAY NOZZLE MODELS: Read More
AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MAGAZINE CONTENT HUB: Visit Content Hub
NAAA/AGRICULTURAL AVIATION ADVERTISER MEDIA KIT: Read More
INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS AN AG PILOT? VISIT OUR CAREERS SECTION: Read More
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