NAAREF Program Sponsors 2022-2023

Operators and Pilots, Federal and State Agencies, Insurance and Service Providers, Aircraft and Equipment Manufacturers, Chemical Companies, Academic Institutions, and State Associations sponsor the NAAREF projects, including the PAASS Program.

Donations are at the category level unless individually noted. PAASS Partners that have pledged for 3 to 5 years, or have donated the last 3 years at that level, are shown in bold print. 

Sean R. Newcomb ($3,500)
Nebraska Aviation Trades Association ($3,000)
New Mexico AAA ($3,000)

Lee & Nancy Turnquist ($2,800)
Flying W Aviation ($2,500)
Jones Flying Service ($2,500)
Kansas AAA ($2,500)
Transland ($2,500)

K & P Flying Service ($2,150)
Mid-State Aviation II Inc. ($2,000)
Sun Valley Dusting Company ($2,000)

Agricair Flying Service Inc. ($1,600)
Helicopter Applicators Inc. ($1,500)
1 Lowflyer Inc.
Aero Guard Aviation Insurance
Lindell Aerial Ag Service
Andrew D. Moore

Neal Aircraft Inc.
North Dakota AAA
O’Brien Flying Service Inc.
Sherer Spray Service LLC

Farm Air Inc. ($760)
Haley Flying Service ($690)
Star Aviation Agency Inc. ($648)
Thomas Helicopters Inc. ($535)

Arrow Aviation Inc.
Bell Flying Inc.
Jeff Lynn Blythe
Hendrickson Flying Service
Jay’s Flying Service LLC
Clyde C. Kornegay
L & W Flying Service Inc.

Stephen V. Lee IV
Medina Flying Service
Ryan Richard Muysenberg
Newberg Sky Spray

Plu’s Flying Service Inc.
Reabe Spraying Service Inc.
Richter Aviation Inc.
Valley Air Crafts
Visser Ag Inc.
Tim Williams

Red Baron Ag Service Inc. ($440)
Jane Barber Pitlick ($400)
Reed Aviation Inc. ($350)
AG-NAV Inc. ($300)
Kenneth W. Degg ($300)

McCallister Ag Air ($300)
Ag Spray Inc. ($260)
Vaughn Flying Service Inc. ($255)
Aeris Insurance Solutions
AeroFlow Systems
AVIDAIR International
Bernard “Marty” Brill
Garrett J. Carter
Crabbe Aviation LLC
Crop Air LLC
Crop Jet Aviation LLC

Donner Aerial Spraying II

Riley A. Farder
Stefanie Haines
Thomas J. Harkin
Lowell Hicks
Thomas C. Irvine
Jim’s Agri-Air
Kassel Aviation Insurance
Kendall Copters Inc.
Meyer Agri-Air Inc.
Northstar Aerospray Inc.
Craig Oleen
Tailwheel Training Center
Wil-Co Flying Service
Wilmar Aerial Spray Inc.

Aero Applications Inc. ($200)
Greg Aldridge ($200)
Bear Creek Flying Service ($200)
Double L Flying Service ($200)
Downstown Aero Crop Service ($200)
Dungan Aerial Service Inc. ($200)
Farm Air Corporation ($200)
Glades Ag Service Inc. ($200)
JBI Helicopter Service ($200)
Sciara Flying Service LLC ($200)
Russ Stocker ($200)
Air Enterprises LLC ($155)
Evans Aviation ($155)
Jet Stream Ag Aviation Inc. ($150)
Tall-Towers Aviation Inc. ($125)
Thomas Air Service Inc. ($125)

Reg Michaud Aviation ($105)
Aero Applicators Inc.
Ag Air Inc./Frontier Helicopters
Air Capital Insurance LLC
Bain Aviation Inc.
Vern Becker
Blair Aviation LLC
Brignac Flying Service
Charles Brown
Central Planes Aviation Inc.
Central Valley Aviation Inc.
Jeffrey A. Chorman
Classic Aero Crop Protection Inc.
Colorado AAA
Hugh “Rusty” Ruston Comley
Dan’s Flying Service Inc.

Grand Prairie Dusters Inc.
Great Plains Spraying Inc.
Ben G. Halstenson
Heiderscheidt Aerial LLC
Holloway Air Service Inc.
Will Hood
Elizabeth Lind
MF Helicopers LLC
Middle Georgia Aviation Inc.
Chris Morris
Kazuhiro Omura
Marty Owen
Robert Pantaleo
Dale L. Patterson
Matt G. Peed
John M. Penning
Theodore J. Pesicka
Planters Air Service Inc.
Randy Prellwitz
Pro Ag Services Inc.
Probasco Flying Service
Rolling Hills Aviation Inc.
Root Spraying Service Inc.
Rowland Dusters

Rutledge Airborne Applicaions LLC
Cade Sallee
Christopher Robert Scarbrough
Robert B. Shepard
Sound Trax Studio
Southland Flying Service Inc.
Stove Creek Air LLC
Walt Surdam
Thisius Flying Service
Valley Air LLC
Vince Dusters
Williams Ag Service Inc.
Wood’s Flying Service LLC
Joe Yacono

Ag Flyers Inc.
AgriFlite West Inc.
Bauer Countryside Ag Service Inc.
Charles Bell
Charlie Bourne
Casper Aviation
Lyndon Michael Christner
Copper Country Aero Inc.
Cotton Ag Inc.
Dakota Aircare
Clinton B. Davis
Johan Hiebert Doerksen
Dragonfly Aviation
Gerald “Jerry” Drew Jr.
William D. Duniven
Jon Loren Eason
Edison Aerospace LLC
Lloyd V. Erlandson
Payton Fawcett
Frankie’s Aerial Application LLC
Cory R. Fransen
Bradley K. Fritz
Alberto Gonzalez King
Mark S. Greenly
Michael S. Grissom
James Groome
Stephen Gustafson
Hangar 8 Spray Service LLC
Jason Harwell
Roland Headings
Jon Hengeveld

Eric Henshaw
Charles Jansky
King Air Services
Kuther Air Service
Lakeview Aviation Inc.
Mark A. Ledebuhr
Michael Legnion
Lutes Flying Service (Radermacher)
Jesse Orval McCormmach
Midwest Ag Air
Blaine Mineault
Chad Moffat
Morgenroth Aviation LLC
Morris Ag Air & Sons Inc.
Andrew Mushrush
Noe Aviation OK LLC
North FL Ag Services Inc.
Nor-Wes Inc.
Brock Parkhurst
Douglas Pralle
Rotorcraft Repair & Manufacturing LLC
Anthony C. Schmid
Scott’s Flying Service
Steven Superior
Wade Aviation Inc.
Guy Warren
Destiny West
Zumwalt Aviation

Fran de Kock
Bradley Reed
USDA-ARS Aerial Appl. Tech. Research Unit

NAAREF and the PAASS Program express sympathy to all those who have lost loved ones or friends and wish to have them remembered through a memorial. We are extremely grateful to those families who, during their time of grief, decided to request that memorial donations be made to the PAASS Program. Those memorials will be used in the production of our PAASS safety and educational program with the goal of preventing injury or death to those engaged in the aerial application industry. The donors remain on the list for a year after their donation is received.

Memorial to All Ag Pilots Who Have Perished
Gary Del Carlo

Mark Bantam Memorial

Kevin Ebsen

Robert “Robbie” Dopp Memorial
Jim & Julie Perrin

Charles Edward “Eddie” Gideons Memorial
Ryan Richard Muysenberg

John Goerger Memorial

Darrin Pluhar

Mike Gunia Memorial
North Dakota AAA

Richard Halstenson Memorial
Ben G. Halstenson
Riley A. Farder

Burton “Burt” Haughey Memorial
John M. Penning

Paul M. Hofer Memorial
Jane Barber Pitlick

Rusty Johnson Memorial
Richard & Brenda Watts

Gavin Morse Memorial
Jesse Orval McCormmach
Theodore J. Pesicka
Jane Barber Pitlick
Darrin Pluhar

Richard “Dick” Nixholm Memorial
Vern Becker
Charles Brown
Jeffrey A. Chorman
Tracey Emerson
James Groome
Stefanie Haines
Charles Jansky
Stephen V. Lee IV
Glenn A. Martin
Kazuhiro Omura
Robert Pantaleo
Stephen Superior
Walt Surdam
Joe Yanoco

Brady Penner Memorial

Jeff Elmore

Duane Rau Memorial
Jane Barber Pitlick

John Seay Memorial
Tailwheel Training Center 

Charles Stokes Memorial
Kenneth W. Degg
Farm Air Inc.
Jane Barber Pitlick
Richard & Brenda Watts

Steven Noel Wilson Memorial
Clinton B. Davis