With demand for ag aviation pilots growing, enrolling in an ag flight training school is one possible training avenue available to would-be aerial applicators looking for formal training in the field.

The National Agricultural Aviation Association counts seven flight training organizations as members. Contact information for each of them appears below.

NAAA does not offer endorsements or recommendations of ag flight schools, so it’s up to you to do your research before committing to a flight school. One way you can do that is by checking references. Our suggestion would be to ask for past students’ contact information to learn about their experiences and impressions of the flight school, as well as pilots still working in the industry who graduated from these schools.

Agricultural Aviation also featured NAAA member flight training programs in its Spring 2018 issue. Links to the magazine’s school profiles are provided below.

NAAA Member Ag Flight Training Programs

Ag Aviation School
3388 Lawrence 1070
Miller, MO 65707
Phone: (417) 452-3831
Mobile: (417) 844-1535
Contact: Kiman Kingsley

Ag Aviation School specializes in flight training for pilots in agricultural aviation. Our ag pilot program consists of 40 hours of flight time and 40 hours of ground training plus self-study material. The ag program takes about 3 to 4 weeks to complete. Accelerated training for Private, Instrument or Commercial certificates also offered.
Agricultural Aviation magazine school profile

AG-Flight Pilot Training, LLC
PO Box 658
Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone: (229) 246-8200
Contact: Ruthann Howell

Training AG pilots continuously since 1983, we offer training from 0 time to out the door competent AG pilots. Free housing. 16 aircrafts available.
Agricultural Aviation magazine school profile

Battlefords Airspray
PO Box 1330
North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8, Canada
Phone: (306) 445-3099

Professional Agricultural Pilot Training – 40 hours of intensive training flown in GA200 Ag Aircraft. Turbine Transition Training in AT-504.
Agricultural Aviation 
magazine school profile

Eagle Vistas LLC
Ag Pilot Flight Training School
Aircraft Maintenance/Avionics
Williston Municipal Airport (X60)
1902 SW 20th Terrace
Williston, FL 32696-8011
Phone: (772) 285-5506
Contact: Beverly Berry

Eagle Vistas LLC provides Ag Pilot Training, Consulting and Ag Pilot Services and can take students from 0 time through to Ag Pilot. Ag Pilot Training Curriculum was developed by Randy Berry.
Agricultural Aviation magazine school profile

Miccar Aerial Ltd.
PO Box 128
Yorkton, SK S3N 2V6, Canada
Phone: 1-866-786-3345
Agricultural Aviation magazine school profile

Riggin Flight Service
1600 Airport Drive
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 290-3556

Providing AG training, private, sport, tail-wheel, multi-engine, commercial and instrument flight instruction. Tailored courses to meet your needs. On-site testing center.
Agricultural Aviation magazine school profile

Thrush Training Center
Thrush Aircraft Factory
300 Old Pretoria Road
Albany GA 31721
Phone: (229) 789-0442 

Thrush Aircraft can provide customized transitional or recurrency training from instructors with many years of experience, whether at the factory with a new dual-cockpit, dual-control Thrush or in your aircraft in your own operation.
Agricultural Aviation 
magazine training center profile

Turbine Training Center
3901 Vanesta Drive
Manhattan,  KS 66503
Phone: (785) 587-9078
Contact: Jason Wolcott

For decades, Turbine Training Center, Inc. has specialized in turbine transition courses for Ag Pilots. With the addition of our new, Air Tractor simulator, we offer Air tractor initial and refresher training courses as well. Courses designed for new and seasoned pilots alike and custom courses available to fit your individual needs. ​