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January 14, 2021
NAAA Leads Pesticide Use Coalition to Save Many Crops’ Dependence on Effective Use of Paraquat
On Monday, NAAA submitted comments to the EPA to argue against aerial restrictions in the agency’s proposed interim decision for paraquat, which recommended banning all aerial applications of paraquat except for desiccating cotton. The multiple-use restriction was proposed with the erroneous belief that the aerial application of paraquat is not critical to any part of U.S. agriculture besides cotton production. Read More
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National Air and Space Museum Greenlights Installation of Dusty Crophopper Ag Plane
Dusty Crophopper was immortalized on the big screen in the Disney animated films Planes and Planes: Fire & Rescue. Now America’s favorite ag plane is going to be immortalized at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center! Read More
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NAAA Closes Out 2020 and Begins 2021 Comments to EPA to Protect Pesticide Products for Aerial Application
On Dec. 22, NAAA submitted comments to the EPA on the final pesticide registration review documents for 2020. The first of the 2021 registration review comments were submitted on Jan. 4. Read More
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FAA Drone Remote Identification Rule Finalized; Operations Over People and at Night Allowed
The FAA 14 CFR Part 89 final rule on the remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is expected to be published in the Federal Register this month. The rule goes into effect the same time as a rule that amends 14 CFR Part 107 to allow operations of UAS over people and at night. Read More
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NAAA Comments to FAA on Companies Using Drones Requesting Exemptions from Aviation Safety Regulations
Last week, NAAA submitted formal comments to the FAA opposing requests from BNSF Railway and Phoenix Air Unmanned for relief from aviation safety regulation requirements under 14 CFR Parts 91 and 61. Read More
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NAAA Signs on to GA Industry Letter Requesting a Third Extension to FAR Relief
Last week, NAAA signed on to a letter with six other aviation associations requesting a third extension to SFAR 118. This special regulation provided relief to affected pilots, aircraft owners and operators to safely continue their important role to the U.S. and worldwide economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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Looking for Ways to Market Your Business and the Ag Aviation Industry? Give the Gift of Agricultural Aviation

As NAAA marks the agricultural aviation industry’s 100th anniversary in 2021, spread the gospel of the industry to your farmer-customers by giving them a gift subscription to Agricultural Aviation, the official publication of the National Agricultural Aviation Association! Read More

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Limited Attendance for NAAA and NAAREF Board Meetings Feb. 11-13 Due to Hotel Restrictions
We look forward to seeing you Feb. 11-13 at the NAAA and NAAREF Board Meetings. All meetings are open to NAAA members. The Hilton Old Town Alexandria will host our February board meetings. Read More
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Update Your Information for 2021 Membership Directory
Have you moved or changed employers since you renewed your 2021 NAAA membership? Allied companies, have you reviewed your company description lately? Ensure your listing in the 2021 NAAA Membership Directory is correct today by logging into your account. If any information has changed, please let us know right away. Read More
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Set Yourself Up for New Year’s Success by Renewing Your NAAA Membership
Happy New Year! Your 2020 NAAA membership has expired; if you have not already done so, please renew online or by calling the office at (202) 546-5722. As a member of NAAA, you associate with the best and brightest in the agricultural aviation industry and your support is imperative in helping us accomplish our initiatives! Read More
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In Case You Missed It!
Ag Aviation's Centennial Year Kicks Off with New Trailer
One hundred years ago, on Aug. 3, 1921, an aerial crop dusting experiment spawned the birth of the agricultural aviation industry. To kick off NAAA’s yearlong centennial celebration, watch our short video on the industry's legacy after a century of agricultural aviation! Read More
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NAAA Presidents Appear on Business of Ag Podcast
NAAA’s 2020 and 2021 presidents discussed the past, present and future of aerial application on Damian Mason’s Business of Agriculture Podcast. Darren Pluhar and Mark Kimmel, the ’20 and ’21 presidents, taped the Dec. 28 episode on the trade show floor of the 2020 Ag Aviation Expo. Read More
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EPA’s Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards in Effect as of Jan. 1 (Current Ag Aircraft Outside of Rule)

The Environmental Protection Agency is adopting greenhouse gas emission standards applicable to certain classes of engines used by certain civil subsonic jet airplanes. The final rule, now in effect, regulates (among other types) turboprop aircraft with a takeoff mass greater than 8,618 kilograms (18,959 pounds). This weight puts all the current agricultural aircraft outside of the rule. The rule requires carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions to be mitigated by increased efficiency and carbon offsets. Read More

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Beware of Jet Fuel/Diesel Fuel Deliveries with Possible Diesel Exhaust Fluid Contamination
Ten to 12 Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan engine events on corporate jets have occurred over the past two years involving power rollbacks with the inability to regain power. In several instances, the corporate jets lost power in both engines. The aircraft that experienced the complete loss of power were always able to glide to a runway and land safely. Upon investigating the incidents, the FAA attributed the cause of the engine problems to contaminated fuel. Read More
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Pilots Approved for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine with 48-Hour Flight Restriction
Two days after FDA approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA stated: “Holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances may receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; however, a 48-hour ‘No Fly/No Safety-Related Duty’ interval must be observed after each dose.” The Moderna vaccine requires two doses. Read More
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NAAA Leads Pesticide Use Coalition to Save Many Crops’ Dependence on Effective Use of Paraquat
National Air and Space Museum Greenlights Installation of Dusty Crophopper Ag Plane
NAAA Closes Out 2020 and Begins 2021 Comments to EPA to Protect Pesticide Products for Aerial Application
FAA Drone Remote Identification Rule Finalized; Operations Over People and at Night Allowed
NAAA Comments to FAA on Companies Using Drones Requesting Exemptions from Aviation Safety Regulations
NAAA Signs on to GA Industry Letter Requesting a Third Extension to FAR Relief
Looking for Ways to Market Your Business and the Ag Aviation Industry? Give the Gift of Agricultural Aviation
Limited Attendance for NAAA and NAAREF Board Meetings Feb. 11-13 Due to Hotel Restrictions
Update Your Information for 2021 Membership Directory
Set Yourself Up for New Year’s Success by Renewing Your NAAA Membership
In Case You Missed It!
Ag Aviation's Centennial Year Kicks Off with New Trailer
NAAA Presidents Appear on Business of Ag Podcast
EPA’s Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards in Effect as of Jan. 1 (Current Ag Aircraft Outside of Rule)
Beware of Jet Fuel/Diesel Fuel Deliveries with Possible Diesel Exhaust Fluid Contamination
Pilots Approved for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine with 48-Hour Flight Restriction
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January 15

Mississippi PAASS Program (Virtual)

Vicki Morgan

(662) 455-0070

 

January 19

Oklahoma PAASS Program

Cimarron National Golf Club

Guthrie, OK

Sandy Wells

(405) 431-0381

 



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