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It was deja vu all over again as Air Tractor became the focus of a nationally distributed news program recently. Only a year ago, cameras were rolling at Air Tractor to showcase the company's aerial firefighting AT-802F air tanker for the popular documentary-lifestyle-science TV series The Aviators. This time, Air Tractor's agricultural airplanes were in the spotlight for American Farmer, a rural news and...
Air Tractor and Transland are hosting an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In March 11-12, 2015 at the Air Tractor factory located at Olney Municipal Airport (ONY) in Olney Texas. The Texas Fly-In is an opportunity for aerial application operators to have their aircraft professionally analyzed for pattern uniformity and droplet size.Operation S.A.F.E. (Self-regulating Application & Flight Efficiency), developed in...
At the National Agricultural Aviation Association 2014 Convention, representatives of Pratt & Whitney Canada made a special presentation to Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Texas-based aircraft manufacturer.From left to right: Yves Houde – PT6 Customer Service; Ryan Densham – Marketing Account Manager, General Aviation; Denis Parisien – Vice President General Aviation;...
Air Tractor is lately getting a lot of attention from show business folks. First Disney Studios, and now The Aviators, an award-winning weekly TV series featuring the coolest airplanes and aviation technology filmed a new episode at Air Tractor. Olney Texas weather was perfect for long a day of filming the AT-802F in all it's water dropping glory.  The Aviators film crew and host Anthony Nalli got an up-close...
"This is one to remember," says Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch of the company's 40th Anniversary exhibit and activities at the National Agricultural Aviation Association 2014 Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. "We have some special activities planned to celebrate 40 great years at Air Tractor," he adds. "It's a big 'thank you' to our loyal customers and the ag aviation industry assembled here in Louisville."...