On Aug. 3, 1921, an aerial crop dusting experiment spawned the birth of the agricultural aviation industry. Scroll down to purchase the 100th anniversary book and watch (and share) the video on the industry’s legacy after a century of agricultural aviation was celebrated in 2021. Visit the anniversary website here.

Thirty-five years after the first great historical account of the industry—Mabry Anderson’s Low & Slow: An Insider’s History of Agricultural Aviation—comes a new, updated account of aerial application’s history from the National Agricultural Aviation Association: Agriculture’s Air Force: 100 Years of Aerial Application.

Full-Length Documentary Video (19 Minutes)
Consumer Version (9-Minute Video)

August 3, 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of an experiment in Ohio when lead arsenate dust was spread over catalpa trees to kill sphinx moth larvae.

Our industry continues to have a remarkable story to tell. It plays a crucial role in helping farmers feed, clothe and provide bioenergy to the world. And we hope you will join us in continuing to share the story of the industry as we enter the next 100 years of service. NAAA members are permitted to use the 100th anniversary logo for various projects. You can download various versions of the logo below (the image will download or appear on the screen, at which time you can right click to save image):

For questions, send us an email. For more information on the industry’s 100th anniversary, visit the website at https://agaviation100.com/.

B-roll: NAAA Aerial Application B-roll Footage: Click here to download the B-roll links and timestamp descriptions.

Photos: Aerial Application Photos Past & Present. Click here for Press Room Photo Captions.

More Photos: Aug. 3, 2021, 100th Anniversary Event Photos

100th Anniversary Timeline: View the PDF or Website Timeline

Thank You, 100th Anniversary Sponsors!

Visionary Level ($20,000+)

Interior Level ($15,000)

Pace Setter Level ($6,000)

Supporter Level ($2,000)

Donors (Up to $1,999)

  • Agricair Flying Service Inc.​
  • Doland Aerial Spraying
  • Dunn & Dunn Financial Group
  • Thomas Harkin
  • Jet Stream Ag Aviation
  • Klein Flying Service
  • Plu’s Flying Service Inc.
  • Brian & Elly Rau, Medina Flying Service
  • Bradley and Jacquelyn Reed, Reed Aviation Inc.

Donations in Memory of Dorothy Kimmel

  • John, Ellen & Lawrence Black
  • Christmas Flying Service
  • Crop Air Inc.
  • Caron Crowell
  • W. M. & Pat Gulledge
  • Ellett Lawrence
  • McCredie Insurance Agency
  • Mississippi AAA
  • Mississippi Land Bank
  • Andrew D. Moore
  • Joleen M. Traudt