SASKATCHEWAN AERIAL

APPLICATORS ASSOCIATION

Update Feb 10/2020

2020 Membership Renewal 

Saskatchewan Aerial Applicator, Canadian Aerial Applicator, and all provincial associations (AAAA, MAAA,ECC) memberships are purchased online through the CAAA website.

Are you Graduating from Aerial Application Training?  You are eligible for a free one year SAAA membership!

 Contact us for more information.

2020 SAAA Individual Memberships

 

$115.00

2020 SAAA Associate Memberships

$315.00

2020 SAAA Operator Memberships

Operator 1 Aircraft - $393.75 

Operator 2 Aircraft - $446.25

Operator 3+ Aircraft - 498.75

Additional Pilot (first included) $115.50

Upcoming Event

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
 

7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 9:30 am Pratt & Whitney Canada
9:30 am - 10:30 am Aircraft Session
10:30 am - 11:45 am Exhibits Open
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibits Open
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Spouse Program
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAIR Safety Seminar - 1 credit in Professionalism, 1 credit in Health and Safety
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Icebreaker Event with Exhibitors
9:00 pm - 12:00 am CAAA Lounge

Friday, February 21st, 2020

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am
CAAA Annual General Meeting
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee with Exhibitors
10:30 am - 11:30 am Bayer CropScience - 1 credit in Application Technology
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Transport Canada CRM
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm CRM Case Study presented by Cody Rockafellow - 1 credit in Pest Management
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Banquet and Auction
10:30 pm - 1:00 am CAAA Lounge

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

8:30 am - 10:00 am CAIR AGM and Breakfast
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PAASS Program - 2 credits in Application Technology

Live Auction!

1975 Cessa Ag Truck 188

1975 Cessna Ag Truck 188 
C-GMJR 

Cessna Aircraft A188B, s/n 188-02134T, 1975 
TAFT: 6468.9 hrs 

Engine: Continental Motors IO-550-D23 s/n 284410-R 
*Engine was rebuilt/Zero at TCM in 12/10/2001 installed at 4223.2 hrs TAFT 
707 hrs Engine Since Major Overhaul in Feb 9, 2010 
2245.7 hrs Engine Since TCM factory Rebuilt/Zero 
Installed as per STC# SA3243SO 

Hartzell Propeller HC-C3YF-1RF s/n EC1694B 
*Propeller Factory New Installed Apr 2002 installed at 4223.2 hrs TAFT. 
Last Propeller overhaul date is Jan 10, 2012, next due Jan 2022 
Propeller TSN 2245.7 hrs 
Propeller TSOH: 504.1 hrs 
Installed as per STC SA92-104 

High Tech Atomizer nozzles installed 2018 
SatLoc GPS and flow control installed 2018 

Fresh Annual - Commercial Standards 
Manitoba, Canada 

Reserve Bid $150,000 CND

 

Any questions regarding this item can be directed to

 Chris McCallister

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Presidents Message

Saskatchewan New Horizons Winter 2019

Hello from Saskatchewan.  Hope everyone has a great Christmas and Happy new Year. We held our SAAA conference on Nov 6-8.  And was well attended by SAAA members. I would like to thank our outgoing board members from this years elections: Colin Bevan, Travis Karle, Scott Kosmenko, Glen Funnell and Brennan Jardine.  With that we welcome our new board members: Laura Lawrence, Corey Sharpe, Jeff Farr, and Ryan Gidych. As new Vice president we have Tanner Denesowych and Secretary/Treasure, James Pottage. I would also like to thank Ted Anderson as out going President.   We had a major bylaw review and clean up this year, this will help the board function more smoothly and efficiently.   We had three credit sessions this year; Spray System Set-Up, with Alan Corr,Sharing the Skies, with Corey Csada and Labelling, presented by Danielle Neisz.  All were very well done and a big thanks to each of our presenters.  

 

This fall was a rough one for many famers all across the prairie provinces.  I know in Saskatchewan there are a few areas with lots of crop left out.  This will make for a long spring for many farmers and could potentially cause some late seeded crops.  Lets hope for and early spring to help that out.

 

We have had a change in out SEAT program, the government has appointed Marlo Prichard of Sask Public Safety Agency to take over the program.  We are still in the pilot stages but had some good results with a fire this past year.  We are very hopeful this program continues and thankful for all the hard work our members have already put in to get the program this far along.  We have gotten training material for this coming year and have been invited, to the in class training that Northern Air Ops attends.   

 

Hope to see everyone in Victoria in February. And look forward to hopefully a safe and prosperous year to come.

Chad Vanderbyl

President

Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators Association

2019 SAAA Distinguished Award Of Performance

Congratulations Gary Moffat

It is my pleasure to present a very special award tonight 

 

It is the Distinguished Award for Performance in memory of Penny O’ Carroll 

This award is meaningful because I know Penny is with us here tonight as she is very pleased to be remembered this way. She had a ton to contribute to our industry and our association. She was taken from us all too soon. 

And I also know she is endorsing this choice, because this year’s recipients is a character, a fighter, a resilient person He is somehow likeable even when I think he is wrong – just kidding. 

This year Penny and I are pleased to present the award to Garry Moffat of Specialized Spray Systems based in Lethbridge Alberta. 

Lethbridge may be Garry’s base, but his real home has been airports, farmer yards, grass strips, the highway, gravel roads and his RV. 

For many, many years Garry has been providing mobile, on site spray pattern testing and certification services. His start he says was in 1982 – a great majority of you ag pilots were not even in God’s plan just yet. 

This certification work he did then, and even now is hindered by weather and it takes a great deal of planning and then patience to be ready to work when the weather opp presents. 

However, you will never find Garry miserable. He has this “what can you do” demeanor, a cheeky smile and a hearty laugh. 

There is hardly an operator, whether it be air or ground, in Western Canada that doesn’t know Garry and I know first hand how often Garry’s clinic has been called upon sometimes at the last minute to assist an operator with his setup. 

Garry works very hard to keep up with the technology and he is often challenged, even by me! While it’s true that Garry and I have been in competing roles at times, our friendship is based on both of our intents to try and support the industry and help the industry to evolve. 

But as a colleague of his, I can tell you Garry has taught me a lot. We have

collaborated on many projects together. I have immense respect for how hard he has worked, respect for his story and respect for his contributions over the years. 

He has a sidekick named Chad, who happens to be Garry’s son, that is taking on more and more of the lead role at Specialized but he and Garry are very much a team. Succession planning at its finest. 

Garry I know that your real love is not fast airplanes, it is Nascar racing 

so good on you for finding a way to make a living that allows an occasional pass through Vegas and Florida NASCAR roadways. 

AS I’ve said, this world of pattern testing is continually evolving. And this ag air industry has evolved big time. 

Garry we want you to know that we respect all you have done for our industry – whether it’s challenging us, introducing new spray methodology, being there for the parts call, making a difference in whether an operator could aerially apply or not, or just sharing laughs with you, 

 

I am honored to present you with this award tonight on behalf of Penny, your peers and the Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators

THANK YOU!
News 
Unmarked Tower Update

We have been recommend to report any unregistered cell or meteorology towers that exceed 50' AGL to NAV CANADA.

In the past, creating a tower data-base 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:

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Email

service@navcanada.ca

 

​Telephone

1-613-563-5588

North America

1-800-876-4693

​Toll-free fax line

1-877-663-6656

HEAD OFFICE 

Address

​77 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L6

 

Mailing Address

​NAV CANADA
P.O. Box 3411 Station 'T'
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L6

Local Company Pays it Forward​ to STARS

A local company, who has been a part of the community since 1971, is giving back to STARS, in more way than one.

Kindersley Air Spray, which is owned and operated by the Bevan family in Kindersley, had a goal of giving back this season as they pledged to make a donation per application. They started tallying donations in June and ended up raising $14,500 for STARS Air Ambulance.

Colin Bevan, owner operator of Kindersley Air Spray, said the idea to raise money for STARS came easily.

“We have always thought of STARS as a highly valued service to the community and are thankful to have it and we just wanted to help out and give back.”

The monetary donation is not the only way Bevan and his company pay it forward to STARS. As of last year, Kindersley Air Spray supplies jet fuel for the STARS fleet when they are called out to emergencies in the west central area.

“Over a year ago, we started supplying jet fuel for STARS, which during the incident at Tervita last summer, having that fuel, they were able to get the man that was injured – they were able to get him to the hospital quicker and let him get the care he needed as soon as possible.”

Bevan explained that moving forward, with STARS new fleet alignment, although the new aircraft may be better suited for the role, he said they are short on range. In turn, this creates a need to have local fuel available for when an Air Ambulance gets dispatched to our area, a need that Bevan said he is happy to fill.

Bevan, on behalf of Kindersley Air Spray, said he will look to present the cheque for $14,500 to STARS in the coming days.

Colin Bevan and his family business, Kindersley Air Spray, will be presenting a cheque to STARS Air Ambulance for just under $15,000, thanks to their per application donations this season. 

(Photo Courtesy: Kindersley Air Spray)

Syngenta Leadership At Its Best 

Congratulations to our Vice President Chad Vanydbyl who has been chosen as one of the NAAA participants in Syngenta 2020 Leadership At Its Best Conference (aka The NAAA Leadership Program). This is an invaluable experience that offers the prospect personal and professional growth  and the opportunity to make many new friends and contacts within the agricultural aviation industry.  

The 2020 Leadership At Its Best Conference will start in Raleigh N.C Jan 27th - 29th and finish the second half in Washington D.C January 30th - 31st.

LAIB has been training future leaders for more than 30 years —4,500 people trained so far, and counting.

Each year, a diverse class of about 48 growers, processors and retailers attend LAIB to develop the skillsets required to be confident ambassadors of agriculture. LAIB alumni have gone on to be leaders in their organizations, spokespersons for American agriculture, and government officials.

Upcoming Events

Wings of Saskatchewan Conference and Trade Show 2020

Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators Association 

 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

October 28th - 30th, 2020

NAAA Ag Aviation Expo 2020

National Agricultural Aviation Association

Savannah, Georgia

December 07th - 10th, 2020

CAAA Conference & Tradeshow 2021

Canadian Aerial Applicators Association

 

Regina, Saskatchewan

Question or Concerns about Aircraft Flying around you?  Visit our Commonly Asked Questions, and Information Video Page.

SAAA Office
202- 1630 Quebec Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V7

 saaa.administration@sasktel.net

 

1-855-380-7222

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