Paul O'Carroll, a passionate aviator and an experienced Ag pilot shares his experience and perspectives after his first season in the Thrush 510.…
Spring Training Camp for Ag Pilots
What a whirlwind of a week. Thank you to all our presenters, sponsors, and attendees. This event was a huge success! We'd like to share an email we received:
Hello, Allan and Cheryl:
All in all, a most valuable and educational time.
And excellent organization by Kaci all around, keeping us organized and on time.
Just a quick note of thanks and appreciation for the excellent sessions as part of the pilot prep week. Kevin Pierce provided a lot of important info and links to Thrush, Doug gave a superb workshop on risk management (one I think should be mandatory for all ag pilots), and Lubos provided a lot of critical info on the H80. Ed Gaffray was great to have there as well. And the hangar session as a follow up to the formal presentation at the hotel was greatly appreciated, and most instructive.
Many thanks indeed!
DUECK AVIATION- CARs Maintenance Control & Maintenance Training
To look up dates and to register, click here.
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
Thrush Training Center- see what Thrush Aircraft has to offer
Inversion Demonstration by spraydriftgirl
National Safety Forum Examines the Human Factors Behind Aviation Accidents- National Business Aviation Association
General Aviation Vital to Agriculture- Alliance for Aviation Across America
Better Pilot Decision- Transport Canada
Staying Current and Proficient as a Pilot- Transport Canada
Best Practices in General Aviation- Transport Canada
if you have any material you would like to share with industry let us know, we would be happy to post it!
Flight Simulator Training
Yup! Ag specific. Terrific for emergency preparedness training. See our information here.
Pattern Testing Clinics
Our clinics were very well attended and much was learned. We will be hosting more clinics in the future. Please let us know your interest.
Welcoming (and helping) the new to the AG Air industry
And it was a success! Our Welcome to the Industry course held at CAAA 2018 went very well.
Thanks to Doug Ingham and Kevin Mooney for leading our participants through a workshop style course on mitigating risks. More details to come.