Goals & Objectives
To promote and foster the development of a professional approach and attitude to aerial application.
To develop professional standards in the industry.
To promote research and development in the chemicals and application techniques.
To protect the environment.
To develop an effective liaison with government agencies.
Agriculture pilots are highly trained professionals, with ongoing upgrading. Currently two schools exist which train pilots to entry level. These graduates then must work for experienced operators under direct supervision to ensure they meet with industry standards.
Aerial application offers unique advantages to farmers. The ability to apply crop protection products in a timely manner; fungicides, insecticides, or desiccation in wet conditions. Crop loss due to wheel tracks is non-existent, which can also cause problems when harvesting or direct seeding.