Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch announced today the addition of a new Air Tractor® dealership for Canada. Portage Aircraft Specialties, located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, will serve agricultural aerial applicators across Canada as the authorized dealer for Air Tractor aircraft sales, repairs, maintenance and parts.Read More
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has released a statement regarding the use of pest control products and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).
The aerial application industry in Canada is aware that drone technology is up and coming and that drones are considered aircraft by Transport Canada. But as the article states operators of drones “are responsible for meeting other applicable regulatory requirements established by other Government of Canada departments.”Read More
On the evening of December 15, 2017, the world lost one of its best. Pilot Harold Parsonage flying his plane back to Baldur from Gillam, Manitoba, where he had flown an errand for a friend, crashed into the woods in a ravine painfully close to his home runway. He did not survive the impact. Following are a few of my thoughts about Harold, the man I knew for many years.Read More