Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators
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Saskatchewan Fall/Winter 2021
Greetings fellow aerial applicators from Saskatchewan!
For readers that do not know me, I am the incoming president of the Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators Association. A quick background: I was born into this industry and I started from the ground up mixing at 15 yrs. old and getting into a seat for 8 years becoming our families 2nd generation Ag pilot! I’m one of the last to start small and make my way up starting with flying a Pawnee, Weatherly, AT 401, Thrush S2R, and finally Turbo Thrush. I have been attending industry shows from a very young age and I have first-hand experience on how important our respective Provincial associations including the CAAA are to not only the advancing Pilots and operators professional development but to the ground and office staff and most importantly spouses who attend our educational seminars.
I’m very excited to be the SAAA President and want to thank my fellow directors and membership for believing in me and my want to continue to bring value to our associations so we are all better next season then we were last season.
2021 was one of the worse years on record for most operations in Sask, but pre-harvest application continues to grow in Saskatchewan! If it wasn’t for the CAAA working relationship with PMRA in the past our aerial application industry would look very different today. This continues to be a very strong example of how important our associations are for everyone in our industry.
Yes, Water Volumes are currently under the microscope and the CAAA is actively working with Registrants to produce updated data to help our current labeling. This will take time and funds to bring our field equipment and spray clinic to Ottawa to display our industry maturity and pass on to the Government of Canada all the testing and professional practices we’ve adopted to remove common stereotypes that Aerial Application Market is labeled with.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to support our associations, not only in tough times but it’s important we have a constant strong membership that gives us weight when we approach new challenges that arise in our industry that we all love!
We are all in this together and I truly believe our industry is ready for challenges that will present themselves in the future!
I’m very excited to continue sitting on the CAAA board and continuing the growth of the SAAA! I’m always available for any concerns or questions any members may have and please do not hesitate to contact me!
I’m looking forward to and hope everyone can make it to Montreal this this year, I will see you there!
Tanner Denesowych, 2022 SAAA President
Ag Aviation Adventures
Share The Air Awareness Posters
Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators have developed a Share The Air posters to bring awareness of the increasing number of low-level ag aircraft flying throughout the growing season. SAAA has asked Saskatchewan Aviation Console (SAC) and Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) to circulate these posters to all members and ask their members to hang both poster at their local airport terminal/clubhouses to help bring awareness and educate fellow aviators flying through Saskatchewan skies this summer.
Awareness Posters are available for download. Please help spread the message!
Unmarked Tower Update
We have been recommended to report any unregistered cell or meteorology towers that exceed 50' AGL to NAV CANADA.
In the past, creating a tower database was extremely challenging. New technology like ForeFlight has created the ultimate tool that every pilot should have in their cockpit.
ForeFlight has the ability to filter and magnify low-level obstacles in your area and will for-warn pilots if they're approaching a low-level hazard.
If Foreflight doesn't recognize a tower you have spotted. Nav Canada may be unaware of it.
"NAV CANADA is committed to becoming the world's most respected air navigation service. Our main focus is operating a safe and efficient system, however to ensure that we are meeting your expectations we want to hear from you. NAV CANADA is listening."
NAV CANADA Customer and Stakeholder Services provides customers with a single point of contact to express concerns or to obtain answers to your questions about NAV CANADA.
The hours of operation are from 8:00 to 18:00 EST, Monday to Friday.
There are several ways to contact NAV CANADA depending upon the nature of your question or concern. Please select one of the following:
Toll-free fax line
77 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L6
P.O. Box 3411 Station 'T'
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L6
Welcome to DriftWatch
Communication + Cooperation + Collaboration = Successful Co-existence
DriftWatch ™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists. It is now operated by FieldWatch, Inc, a non-profit company created by Purdue in collaboration with interested agricultural stakeholder groups. For more information, visit www.fieldwatch.com.
This DriftWatch registry tool is meant to help pesticide applicators and specialty crop growers communicate more effectively to promote awareness and stewardship activities to help prevent and manage drift effects. Our data set is overseen by state-appointed stewards who verify each area submitted to the registry. The boundaries on the map are not property lines, but user-submitted specialty site designations. Furthermore, DriftWatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or for sites less than half an acre in size.
This site features a powerful map interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered specialty sites so they can use the information in their ongoing stewardship activities before they spray.
In addition to user-submitted sensitive crops, the map interface provides other data layers that give further insight into sensitive and protected areas, as well as help, identify county/township/section jurisdictions.
Wings of Saskatchewan
Ag Aviation Expo
AGM Conference & Trade Show
Spring 2022 Issue of Agricultural Aviation Now Online!
The Spring 2022 issue of Agricultural Aviation is available online and in the Agricultural Aviation Magazine App. Branded as “The Safety Issue,” the focus of this special issue is all about safety—from aviation to environmental safety to ensure ag pilots’, farmers’ and planet Earth’s well-being.
Featured content in the Spring 2022 issue includes:
The Perils of Pushing Yourself to the Brink
Kole Pederson’s days as an ag pilot ended in the blink of an eye, but his love for the profession will never wane
Almost 12 years after being paralyzed in a helicopter crash, getting back into the cockpit one more time lifted a weight off Rob Hammons’ shoulders
‘Your Health is Your Livelihood’
A massive stroke cost 2013 NAAA President Dana Ness his livelihood; he urges ag aviators to zealously protect their health
Inadvertent IMC Avoidance and Survival Strategies
The IIMC avoidance and survival strategies covered in the 2021-22 PAASS Program could save your life
PAASS Potpourri: A Winning Safety Concoction
More lessons from the 2021-22 PAASS Program to get you primed for the new season
Roundtable: Agricultural Aviation at 101 & Beyond
After a century of agricultural aviation, a panel of experts explores where the industry goes from here
Persuasive Pesticide Messaging
Unpacking CropLife America’s research on consumers’ perceptions of pesticides
President’s Message: Prepare for the Season Expecting Supply Chain Turbulence
Planning and training to avoid self-inflicted supply needs may be one of the keys to maintaining profitability, NAAA President Jim Perrin writes
CEO’s Message: Safety = Longevity: Yours and the Aerial Application Industry’s
NAAA CEO Andrew Moore outlines how the air carrier segment of aviation was able to markedly reduce fatal accidents to zero over several years and how participating in ag aviation educational programs augments professionalism and can also lead to zero fatal ag aviation accidents
Bringing in Out-of-State Pilots During Busy Times
Plus, how to navigate the requirements for importing ag pilots and aircraft from Canada