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Pattern Testing Clinics
This year we are having two clinics featuring two leading Application Technology experts.
Both of these clinics have been recognized for 2 Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Credits under the Application Technology Concept.
, Tim Sander of Micronair
Tim Sander is the Technical Manager of the Micronair Division of Micron Sprayers Ltd in the UK. He has been involved in the design, development, installation and calibration of Micronair equipment for over 30 years. He has conducted training and calibration workshops on behalf of end users, distributors and international organizations throughout the world.
June 1-2, Dr Dennis Gardisser
Owner of WRK of Arkansas, LLC Dr. Gardisser is internationally recognized for his life long work in Agricultural chemical application research, testing, product development, drift evaluations, training seminars, fly-in clinics, literature development, and education. Specializing in all types of chemical application technology from a variety of platforms.
On the evening of June 1, Dennis will be speaking on various aspects of aerial application technology and passing along his years of wisdom , as we call it.
How to Book
Approved Analysts? Yes we are. Here is the link showing our certification. So not only will your receive credits while attending our course, your aircraft will also receive pattern testing certification after completing the flight tests and analyzing the data.
What can you expect? If you haven't been to a clinic before, review this brochure, Better yet, here is a great video on the purpose of the clinic and what you can expect and how you can prepare.
Excellent Training Videos, Reference Material
178 Seconds - flying in marginal weather
Mentoring and what it meant to me - written by a rookie Ag Pilot
7 Habits of Highly Effective Pilots - great article, it's a take on the Steven Covey book
if you have any material you would like to share with industry let us know, we would be happy to post it!
Person Responsible for Maintenance Control and Quality Assurance Training - we had a blast!
Welcoming (and helping) the new to the AG Air industry
And it was a success! Our Welcome to the Industry course held at CAAA 2017 could not have been better!
A big thanks to our Navy SEAL speaker Michael Rutledge.
For two hours - yup 2 - Mike didn't miss a beat about sharing his story. This is a knock your socks off kind of accomplished guy - yet he admits his rookie mistakes when it came to Ag flying. Clearly his message was ag flying is no walk in the park, it must be taken seriously. Good habits, practicing routine, avoiding distractions, good nutrition and on and on it went. He calls himself an anal kind of guy (I'm sure you have to be to have the successful military career he has had) so he wrote a journal about all the things he struggled with and learnt from as he went from Pawnee, to AT301, to AT402, AT502 and now a AT602. And we literally got to read his journal! He is passionate about sharing all this - even if it only makes a difference in one person's life.
There were pilots, mixers, office staff, children of ag pilots and spouses in the crowd,
At the show many said thanks.
This email came in first thing Monday morning on our return to work:
Just wanted to pass along my thanks to you for bringing up Michael Rutledge for the convention this year. I did get to his morning presentation and thought that it was really good to hear from him and he had a very relevant message. Most of our young guys were there and really hope they can take away some of the very practical aspects of his talk.
The way he intensively approaches ag flying after years of military experience is a great message for the younger people involved in this industry.
Much appreciated. Levi Wood, Provincial Airways
And this one came, later that afternoon
Also, I would like to personally thank Yorkton Aircraftl for all that you do at the CAAA. Your morning session speaker was really interesting and unique. The amount of care and effort you put in to the industry does not go unrecognized!
Have a great day, talk soon!