The Live Auction at the NAAA Ag Aviation Expo continues to be one of the most popular and successful fundraisers for the Association.
When it comes to high-stakes entertainment, the intrigue, drama and excitement of NAAA’s Live Auction is hard to beat, which is why it has become one of the signature events at each convention. The Live Auction on “Convention Tuesday” is very important to NAAA from a fundraising standpoint, so enjoy the reception food and beverages and bring your checkbooks. NAAA also holds a Silent Auction each year. Bidding opens on Tuesday and closes on Wednesday afternoon.
Thank you for your consideration of a 2023 auction donation. NAAA could not accomplish this without the support of our many friends and allies. We are grateful to our Allied Industry, State Associations and aerial applicator supporters. All auction donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated, and NAAA recognizes all donations in Association publications and on the NAAA website. The earlier you come forward, the more exposure you’ll get.
To make a donation:
Auction Payment Arrangements for PT6A-34AG Engine: Potential buyers must provide a letter of credit from a financial institution to NAAA. The value of the engine will be available in Fall 2023. Send letter of credit to Deana Burke. The winner is required to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $20,000 onsite at the Ag Aviation Expo and the balance is required to be paid in 30 days.
Auction Payment Arrangements for all other items: NAAA items selling for $3,000 or more require either payment in full or a 10% deposit at the time of purchase. The balance must be paid within 30 days of the auction. Item will be transferred upon receipt of payment in full. Payment must be made via cash, certified check, credit card or wire transfer.
All items selling for less than $3,000 must be paid in full at the time of the auction. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express).
Auction winners are responsible for picking up their items after the auction and are responsible for the shipping of their items (if needed).
PT6A-34AG Brand-New Engine.
In addition to their generous engine donation, Pratt & Whitney will also have an additional surprise donation at the NAAA Live Auction to celebrate their 60th anniversary of the PT6 family of engines and for reaching nearly 1 billion hours flown since the company was founded in 1928.
Potential engine buyers need to supply a letter of credit to NAAA. The value of the engine will be posted in Fall 2023. The engine build specification (BS) is 1334, used on the Air Tractor, Thrush and Turbine Conversions STC. The winning bidder is required to pay $20,000 down onsite and remainder of payment is due within 30 days.
|AeroLEDs: AeroLEDs SunSpot Landing Light (75W)|
|AIG & Mary Beth Schwaegel: American Flag Puzzle Box|
Coach purse & wallet
|Aircraft Spruce & Specialty: $175 gift certificate to Aircraft Spruce & Specialty|
|Air Tractor: Two Colt 1911 45ACP, engraved with the Air Tractor logo|
2023 Can Am commander 1000 (side by side)
Custom Air Tractor Sign
(2) Custom Grizzly coolers
|Chem-Man by DataSmart: Wooden cutting board with laser aerial engraving|
|Cirro by AirSuite: one-year Premium Cirro account. Includes the setup of up to two aircraft in our system, as well as training and full use of the software for an unlimited number of users for a year beginning on the date of set-up.|
|Concorde Battery Corporation: Certified for Air Tractor models, the RG-220 is a high capacity starting and reliable stand by battery. Included is STC SA01090DE with certifications in Canada and Brazil as well. Designed to start PT6 engines it is built with the same components and features that are proven to optimize current output, maximize capacity, and sustain turbine engine power in all seasons.|
|Gibson & Barnes: Goat Black Leather Civil A-2 Jacket|
|Hartzell Propeller, Inc.: Decorative wood propeller to be displayed in office or home.|
|Lane Aviation: Standard size pump brake & 4 blade fan. Can fit on an Agrinautics, Transland, or Root pump. You will specify pump after purchase and fan & brake will be shipped to the winner.|
|LIFT Aviation: AV-1 KOR Flight Helmet Shell|
|Old Republic Aerospace: Aerial Applicator package with bag, metal sign and pilot mugs.|
|Patton Custom Fertilizer: Air Tractor wind vane|
|S & T Aircraft Accessories: Two (2) certificates for an accessory overhaul. This overhaul auction certificate entitles the recipient to one overhaul of an accessory/component of their choice within our capabilities. Overhaul includes disassembly, clean up, inspection, reassembly testing and painting of your component.|
|Sarita Aerial Contractors, Inc & John & Lois Pew: 30″x 60″ framed photograph of Air Tractor AT-802A defoliating cotton.|
|Spidertracks: The Spider X from Spidertracks, effortlessly integrates with your aircraft to enable Virtual FDR™, real-time flight tracking via satellite, and two-way communication. With automated collection and two-way communication, and wireless* transfer of AHRS data, you’ll enable powerful post-flight operational and safety reporting, stunning 3D flight replay, and more. *Cellular data transfer is not supported in all regions due to local infrastructure. Contact us to discuss your requirements.|
|Starr Aviation: Garmin D2 Mach 1 Aviator Watch|
|START PAC: $1000 gift card toward a purchase of $3000 or more|
|Tennessee Aircraft Company Inc.: “Mortimer” 10 Gauge Shotgun. No model or serial number and the lack of markings probably places it around 1830-1838.|
|Turbine Conversions, Ltd. & Ann Hatfield-Grahek: Turbine Conversions, Ltd – Single Point Fueling System: The original SPF System. STC for Air Tractor, Thrush, Dromader and Ag Cat. Guaranteed January 2024 ship date. |
Remote control Air Tractor – Horizon Hobby Air Tractor 1.5m remote airplane, easy to fly with AS3X & optional safe select technologies (not included), high power 3S & 4S compatible brushless motor & ESC, unique customized scheme to upgrade the manufacturer’s details
|Turbine Training Center, Inc.: 2-Day Helicopter Turbine Transition|
These two day courses are comprised of classroom and Bell 206 simulator time. The course is designed to familiarize pilots with the turbine engine and it’s operation as well as aircraft systems. Pilots receive 6-8 hours in the simulator covering all normal operating procedures as well as emergency procedures.
We can also offer custom rotorcraft courses based off the individual operator’s needs. These courses can focus on emergency procedures such as wire avoidance, flight into IMC, collision avoidance and low level ops, or any areas of operation that are requested.
Operators utilizing aircraft other than the Bell206B/L series or OH-58 model helicopters can also benefit from the time in the simulator covering rotorcraft specific emergencies and procedures as well.
3 nights lodging included.
2-Day Turbine Transition Course
Turbine Training Center courses are comprised of 2, full days of classroom and Air Tractor simulator time. The courses are taught one on one and are tailored to meet the individual pilot/operator’s needs. Courses cover all aspects of the PT6 and Air Tractor models (402-802), systems and operational procedures both normal and emergency. Other aspects that are covered in the courses include wire avoidance, inadvertent IMC avoidance/survival, radio communication procedures, operations in controlled airspace and collision avoidance (obstacle and UAV).
3 nights lodging Included.