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Voice of the Aerial Application Industry

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.

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GET READY TO CAST YOUR BALLOT IN THE 2020 NAAA PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS ELECTION: The election will run from 12 a.m. EDT Aug. 21 to 12 a.m. EDT Sept. 21, 2020. The election is being administered by AssociationVoting.com. AssociationVoting will send an email to all NAAA eligible voting members on Aug. 21 with instructions on how to vote for the three proposed amendments. Read More

NAAA PROVIDES PROOF OF DISTANCE NEEDED TO SAFELY TURN AN AG AIRCRAFT TO REFUTE CLAIMS MADE BY WIND FARMS, TOWERS, OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS (7/23/2020): NAAA has developed useful information to refute proposed setback distances from wind turbines and other tower-like obstructions. The information may be used by operators and state associations when dealing wind farm and tower companies claiming that their obstructions do not hamper aerial application activities to crops. Read More

POTENTIAL SMALL BUSINESS AID FOR AERIAL APPLICATORS EXTENDED UNDER PPP (7/7/2020): President Trump on July 4 signed S. 4116, reauthorizing lending under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through Aug. 8, 2020. The five-week extension provides an opportunity for businesses to apply for the funds remaining in the program.  As of June 30, more than $130 billion was still unspent. Read More

SPECIAL RULE ISSUED BY FAA EXTENDS MEDICAL CERTIFICATES, FLIGHT REVIEWS AND OTHER PRIVILEGES WITH RECENT EXPIRATIONS OR SOON TO BE EXPIRING FOR ANOTHER THREE MONTHS (6/29/2020)‚Äč: A summary of the special rule can be read here

WAIVER FOR STATES CONCERNING THIRD PARTY CDL SKILLS TEST EXAMINERS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY EXTENDED UNTIL SEPT. 30 (6/29/2020): Read More

NAAA PROCEDURES FOR A HEALTHY & SAFE AG AVIATION EXPO: Read More

COVID-19 PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT ADVICE FOR THE AERIAL APPLICATION INDUSTRY: Download Here

AG AVIATION IS ESSENTIAL DURING COVID-19; USE PROPER DOCUMENTATION TO ENSURE CONTINUED OPERATIONS DURING ‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDERS FROM STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Read More

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

In Case You Missed It

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

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. 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

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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

NAAA/AGRICULTURAL AVIATION ADVERTISER MEDIA KIT: Read More

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MUSEUM: Visit Website

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