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Air Tractor 402B crop duster spraying a field of wheat. Pilot is doing this for a job everyday for the past 30 years and more. Aircraft has a turbo prop Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine. The same engine as in a Air Tractor AT-802 but just a a much lower power setting. This was this pilot's last season before retiring as a crop duster pilot at the age of 70. Aerial application is commonly used when crops can be damaged by agricultural machinery. Low flying is an everyday occurrence for an ag pilot.
Site prep is a vital component of the success of anything you plant. Whether it's a backpack sprayer for a half acre food plot, a tractor pulling a tank in an 80 acre field, or a helicopter aerially applying chemicals to a clear cut, preparing a location for planting might take extra time and money to start, but will benefit you in the long run. In the south, fresh clear cuts quickly become infested with young hardwoods and Kudzu. While a lot of the young vegetation that begins growing in these clear cuts it great deer food, there comes a time when the landowner needs to plant another crop of trees just as a farmer plants corn. Tractors and sprayers aren't often feasible in these areas because of the rapid regeneration of plants, but helicopters provide the answer. Custom Air provides th...
The New Zealand agriculture industry relies heavily on the aerial application of fertilisers and other sprays. This video shows the skills of one of New Zealand's top ag pilots, John Bargh, as seen at the Classic Fighters 2005 airshow in Blenheim. The Air Tractor AT-400 is a family of agricultural aircraft that first flew in the United States on September 1979. Type certification was awarded to Air Tractor in April 1980. Of low-wing monoplane taildragger configuration, they carry a chemical hopper between the engine firewall and the cockpit. This is a new upscaled and widescreen version of one of our earlier videos. -- http://www.aviationfilm.com Copyright © 2016 Historical Aviation Film Unit This video material may not be reproduced in any form (except on other websites as an unedi...
Song: These Days by Powderfinger Filmed by the boys at Jones Air, Australia. A great video showing what it's really like flying these planes (AT 602, AT 802 single and double cabs, and Thrushes). The AT 802 are have over 1350HP, and are currently the largest Ag Plane you can get, however a 1002 is in development! Ag spraying has one of the highest fatalaty rates of all professions. Keep a close eye out for the number of powerlines and other obstacles these guys have to negotiate, just to get good coverage. Next time ya see an ag pilot, pat him on the back. http://www.jonesair.com.au
This is a video put together from some videos and shots taken of the 2012 spring Ag- Training course at Battlefords Airspray. The footage was all recorded with the N FlightCam (www.nflightcam.com), for those who are interested to know. If you are interested in where this is done and how to contact the training facility, go to www.batairspray.com Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed it!
Aerial knockdown spray before planting fababeans. Thanks to Toby Hazelton for some cool flying on the long runs and Jock Cameron for risking your new GoPro. That suction mount still works at 300km/hr. Sorry if the clip looks abit rough - I had to cut 10G HD file down to 168MB. For more visit http://morvenvale.farmnet.com.au
Link to product: http://bit.ly/1NoILh8 Explore more agricultural drone systems at AerialMediaPros.com DJI has brought the world a whole new dimension. With every generation of product, we seek to always be moving forward and pushing the limits to make flying simple, more reliable, and more useful. DJI's greatest technology and years of development in agriculture have combined to create another breakthrough product: The MG-1. A new platform designed specifically for agriculture, built to increase the efficiency and reliability of aerial application. MG-1 can carry 10 kg (2.6 gallons) of liquid and will cover up to 10 acres in one hour. This is at least 40x more efficient than manual spraying. It is also waterproof and built to operate in harsh environments with prolonged exposure to ...
A video of our bus tour around america to raise awareness about chemical spraying.
www.AdventureRig.com WATCH IN HD! A little video edit of a summer of spraying (aerial application or crop dusting) in Minnesota in a Thrush 510 with a Garrett -6. Aerial Applicators play an important role in today's agriculture industry. Be sure to thank a farmer for your next meal because you can't eat coal and you can't drink gas. Enjoy and be sure to subscribe for more great videos! fb: AdventureRig tw: @adventurerig ig: @adventurerig