Brian Rau

Brian and his wife Elly operate Medina Flying Service located in central North Dakota.  They spray numerous crops including potatoes, wheat, sunflowers, soybeans and other minor use crops with a 500 gallon Thrush.  They also spread cover crop for erosion control and assist with aerial fire suppression for their local fire department.
 
Brian has been involved in the aerial application business since 1979 and has been a National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) member since 1985.   He has held numerous offices in the NAAA including President in 2010 and is the current Chairman of Government Relations for NAAA. He has been on the National Agricultural Aviation Research and Education Foundation (NAAREF) board since 2011 and currently is the Board President for that organization.  Brian is a presenter for the Professional Aerial Applicators' Support System (PAASS) education and safety program.
 
Brian is a commercial pilot with an instrument rating.  He is the North Dakota Liaison to the Recreational Aviation Foundation.
 
Brian is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and works with his local volunteer ambulance service and is the chief of the Medina Fire Department.   Brian farms with his 2 brothers and nephew in central North Dakota.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from North Dakota State University.