Texas Agricultural Aviation Association | www.taaa.org
March 13, 2017
TAAA Newsletter
Operation S.A.F.E. Texas Fly-In

Air Tractor and Transland are proud to support  Operation S.A.F.E. fly-in to be held in Texas.


Operation S.A.F.E. clinics offer aerial application operators an opportunity to have  their aircraft analyzed for spray pattern uniformity and droplet size before the start of the spraying season.  Pilots and operators can obtain a precise picture of their aircraft's aerial spray pattern and receive  on-the-spot recommendations to improve performance and mitigate drift.

The Texas Operation S.A.F.E. clinic activities will include:
* Liquid pattern testing
* Operation S.A.F.E. program certification
* Application Technology program (available for CE credit)

The testing is free. National Agricultural Aviation Association members  are eligible to receive the BASF Incentive of up to $225.

The Texas fly-in is an all-day, first come-first served, come-and-go event.  Dr. Dennis Gardisser, of WRK of Arkansas, will administer the Operation S.A.F.E. clinic.
* Air Tractor will provide a free lunch for attendees
* Tours will be available of the Air Tractor aircraft manufacturing facilities
* Ground transportation is provided between Wichita Falls and Olney during the Texas Fly-in
* Event hotel is Homewood Suites by Hilton, in Wichita Falls, Texas

To register and for additional details about the Texas Operation S.A.F.E. clinic,
go to www.translandllc.com/2017-texas-fly-in/

EPA Certification and Training Rule Delayed 

EPA has decided to delay implementation of its pesticide applicator certification and training rule.
In January EPA  published its final revisions to its rule for certification of pesticide applicators, which would set more strict national standards for applicator certification and training. While NAAA was successful in convincing EPA to eliminate language declaring aerial application as "high risk," and in increasing the recertification period when additional continuing education credits (CEUs) will be required to five years, among other successes, the rule would still prohibit people under 18 from handling or applying restricted use pesticides even if they pass a certification test, complete CEUs, and wear proper protective equipment. Read more here.

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