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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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MONTANA AERIAL APPLICATOR DARRIN PLUHAR ELECTED 2020 NAAA PRESIDENT: The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) 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

DURING DRONE SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK, NAAA URGES UAS OPERATORS TO BE ALERT TO LOW-FLYING AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT: As part of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the National Agricultural Aviation Association is reminding all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of low-altitude agricultural aircraft operations. 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 by spraying plots of land not suitable for manned aircraft to treat. It is vital, however, 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

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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

AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MAGAZINE CONTENT HUB: Visit website

NAAA/AGRICULTURAL AVIATION ADVERTISER MEDIA KIT: Read more

INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS AN AG PILOT? VISIT OUR CAREERS SECTION: Read more

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AVIATION MUSEUM: Visit website

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