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Old 10-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aerial applicating information(crop dusting)

If anyone has any information about aerial applicating I will be more than happy to answer them. Joe(sundog) will probably step in and be a helpful aid too.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think we had a thread on this some time ago. If I had unlimited funds, what would be my best course of action to get my hand in this seasonal business? I do have a background in agriculture, and of course, I'm a pilot.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to work on the ground crew with a operation that has a few pistons. After a year you'll know if you are going to be flying one and will discuss it with the operator a ag course...

You can try to skip that and go to a AG course, such as flying tigers out of Rayville, La and start beating the bush looking for a seat. Taken of course you hae a hundred Hours tailwheel or so.

Most operators are family operations and flight times/requirements can be wavie for the right individual.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Why do I want to fly pistons? Don't most serious ag operators use turbines? I'm looking more towards gathering knowledge/experience to operate my own aircraft.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Why do you want to fly piston?


Do you want to live?



Pistons are a lot slower and cheaper. It'll be easier trusting a guy in a 50k airplane than a 500k airplane. You have to learn the basics first. After a year or two you will move up. Yu will get more flight hours in a piston because it takes longer to do the job. Not to mention insurancing a guy I. A cheaper aircraft.


If your mind is set on owning your own operation find a fellow trying to get out and start working for him with the goal of buying him out.
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