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Air Tractor 402B crop duster spraying a field of wheat. Pilot is doing this for a job everyday for the past 30 years and more. Aircraft has a turbo prop Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine. The same engine as in a Air Tractor AT-802 but just a a much lower power setting. This was this pilot's last season before retiring as a crop duster pilot at the age of 70. Aerial application is commonly used when crops can be damaged by agricultural machinery. Low flying is an everyday occurrence for an ag pilot.
The New Zealand agriculture industry relies heavily on the aerial application of fertilisers and other sprays. This video shows the skills of one of New Zealand's top ag pilots, John Bargh, as seen at the Classic Fighters 2005 airshow in Blenheim. The Air Tractor AT-400 is a family of agricultural aircraft that first flew in the United States on September 1979. Type certification was awarded to Air Tractor in April 1980. Of low-wing monoplane taildragger configuration, they carry a chemical hopper between the engine firewall and the cockpit. This is a new upscaled and widescreen version of one of our earlier videos. -- http://www.aviationfilm.com Copyright © 2016 Historical Aviation Film Unit This video material may not be reproduced in any form (except on other websites as an unedi...
The United States Air Force Reserve's 910th Aerial Spray Squadron from Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS), Ohio performed an aerial spray to control mosquito populations over JB Charleston, SC on June 15th, 2013. The aerial spray mission is designed to control disease-carrying insects, pest insects, undesirable vegetation, and to disperse oil spills in large bodies of water. The 910th Airlift Squadron utilizes specialized equipment, highly trained personnel, and the only large area fixed-wing aerial spray capable C-130 in the Department of Defense. Video by Brandi Hansen | 1st Combat Camera Squadron AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. http://youtube.com/AiirSource Like & share this video to show your support fo...
Song: These Days by Powderfinger Filmed by the boys at Jones Air, Australia. A great video showing what it's really like flying these planes (AT 602, AT 802 single and double cabs, and Thrushes). The AT 802 are have over 1350HP, and are currently the largest Ag Plane you can get, however a 1002 is in development! Ag spraying has one of the highest fatalaty rates of all professions. Keep a close eye out for the number of powerlines and other obstacles these guys have to negotiate, just to get good coverage. Next time ya see an ag pilot, pat him on the back. http://www.jonesair.com.au
www.AdventureRig.com WATCH IN HD! A little video edit of a summer of spraying (aerial application or crop dusting) in Minnesota in a Thrush 510 with a Garrett -6. Aerial Applicators play an important role in today's agriculture industry. Be sure to thank a farmer for your next meal because you can't eat coal and you can't drink gas. Enjoy and be sure to subscribe for more great videos! fb: AdventureRig tw: @adventurerig ig: @adventurerig
Aerial applicators around the world now rely on the Spectrum Aerial Electrostatic System to improve spray performance, reduce operating costs, and enhance environmental and human safety. The Spectrum Aerial system is used by aerial applicators to control soybean rust in Brazil, to spray sugarcane in Africa, to protect cereal grains and other crops in Australia, and to spray rangeland, cotton, rice, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, grapes and other crops in North America. The Spectrum Aerial System was developed by USDA-ARS engineer James B. Carlton, Ph.D., and is patented by the USDA ( United States patent no. 5,975,425) In 1999, USDA issued Spectrum Electrostatic Sprayers, Inc., exclusive license to manufacture and market this innovative technology.
An informative documentary on the health effects of Foray 48B (Btk) pesticide spraying in New Zealand. A scientist questions the safety of aerial spraying of pesticides over populated areas, as several anectodal accounts are presented. New Zealand sprays for painted apple moths, but this type of pesticide spraying is widely used for gypsy moths and other lepidopterae around the world. For more info, see peoplesinquiry.co.nz .
Here is a short video I made recently while spraying for Tsetse Fly in Southern Africa. The aircraft were based in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, with nightly flights over the border into Zambia. The treatment area was 6300 sq/ km, or 630000 ha which would be covered with four Turbo Thrushes over four nights. This process is completed five times with a break between each cycle, determined by temperature. Through careful planing, the breading cycle is broken proving aerial spraying to be a very effective method of control. Enjoy.
Video by Senior Airman Ashley Mikaio 3rd Combat Camera Squadron Members from the 910th Airlift Wing complete an aerial spray mission over millions of acres of land in Texas. Due to large amounts of standing, polluted water after Hurricane Harvey, the insect population increased significantly. This aerial spray mission primarily targets mosquitoes, which are capable of carrying multiple viruses. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Ashley Mikaio) Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Site prep is a vital component of the success of anything you plant. Whether it's a backpack sprayer for a half acre food plot, a tractor pulling a tank in an 80 acre field, or a helicopter aerially applying chemicals to a clear cut, preparing a location for planting might take extra time and money to start, but will benefit you in the long run. In the south, fresh clear cuts quickly become infested with young hardwoods and Kudzu. While a lot of the young vegetation that begins growing in these clear cuts it great deer food, there comes a time when the landowner needs to plant another crop of trees just as a farmer plants corn. Tractors and sprayers aren't often feasible in these areas because of the rapid regeneration of plants, but helicopters provide the answer. Custom Air provides th...