National agricultural aviation association

About NAAA

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA), founded in 1966, represents approximately 1,900 members in 46 states. NAAA supports the interests of small business owners and pilots licensed as professional commercial aerial applicators who use aircraft to enhance food, fiber and
bioenergy production, protect forestry and control health-threatening pests.

NAAA provides networking, educational, government relations, public relations, recruiting and informational services to its members and the aerial application industry as a whole.

NAAA works with its partner organization, the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation (NAAREF), to provide research and educational programs focused on enhancing the efficacy, security and safety of aerial application.

Additionally, NAAA performs public outreach on the industry’s behalf, communicating the importance of aerial application to agriculture, forestry and the public welfare to the public.

NAAA: 50+ Years of Agricultural Aviation Advocacy

In the early 1960s, the founders of the National Agricultural Aviation Association saw their industry at a crossroads. Either organize and modernize or risk flying into the sunset as an industry. Fifty-plus years later, NAAA looks back at the people and forces that forged a new industry of professional agricultural aviators that are vital to the production of food, fuel and fiber for a growing world population in a special documentary.

“NAAA, 1966–2016: 50 Years of Advocacy” explores key drivers of the association’s development and growth over the course of NAAA’s history, as well as the essence of what makes NAAA “NAAA.” Watch NAAA’s documentary to gain a deeper sense of the important role NAAA has played as the voice of the aerial application industry for more than 50 years.