Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicators

Contributing to Northwest growers production of food, fiber and fuel

Published in the August 2009 Issue Published online: Aug 03, 2009
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The Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicators don’t just protect sugarbeets—they’re as diverse as the landscape and crops they care for, whether protecting Columbia Basin cherries, Okanogan Valley apples, Idaho potatoes or Montana wheat. Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicators are there to assist ag producers. They also perform such duties as fighting fires, harvesting Christmas trees, aiding the timber industry in the production of lumber and assisting in the rehabilitation of public lands devastated by fire.

Today’s Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicator is a professional from many perspectives, operating modern turbine aircraft and helicopters equipped with precision GPS systems and the latest in aircraft-specific dispersal apparatus or attending one of our many continuing education programs such as the P.A.A.S.S. program or an Operation S.A.F.E. pattern clinic. They are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety and professionalism where application quality, good environmental stewardship and cutting-edge equipment are concerned.

The PNWAAA was established to bring Northwest Aerial Applicators together for an annual re-certification. The PNWAAA is made up of directors and board members from each state, allowing for regional representation. Log on to www.pnwaaa.org.