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March 18, 2021
NAAA Adds Ag-Cat Aircraft and PT6-34AG Engine to Live Auction Items to Help Celebrate 100 Years of Aerial Application at 2021 Ag Aviation Expo

NAAA has received two very generous donations for this year’s Live Auction. Audible and heartfelt “thank you” to Pratt & Whitney Canada for donating a PT6-34AG engine to this year’s NAAA Live Auction. We appreciate the company’s continued support, partnership and generosity to NAAA and the aerial application industry for many years. The engine build specification (BS) is 1334, used on the Air Tractor, Thrush and Turbine Conversions STC.

Also, most sincere “thank you” to Darrel and Deb Mertens of Aero Applicators Inc., Sterling, Colorado, for donating a Grumman Ag-Cat G-164 A two-seat, open-cockpit aircraft. The aircraft is serial #277 and is in new condition. A few details include:

  • 98.5 hours TTSOH and rebuild.
  • TT SOH 88.5 hours (Pratt & Whitney Canada R-985-AN-14B).
  • TT Prop 13 hours (Hamilton Standard 2D30).
  • Plane has com, transponder and ICS, smoker, dual instruments, and dual controls (the aircraft can fly from either seat).
  • Fresh condition report with compression test will be done in Fall 2020. Complete set of books and airframe drawings (by David Crankshaw, formerly of Hershey Flying Service).
NAAA is appreciative of the members who support the Association with Live and Silent Auction donations for the 2021 Ag Aviation Expo Dec. 6-9 in Savannah. The Live and Silent auctions are the most popular and financially successful fundraisers for NAAA, and we cannot accomplish this without the support of our many friends and allies. We are grateful to our Allied Industry, state associations and aerial applicator supporters.

Interested in donating an item?

We are still several months away from the 2021 Ag Aviation Expo in Savannah, Dec. 6-9, but it is not too early to donate an item for the Live and Silent Auction. If you have an interest in donating an item, learn more at or contact Lindsay Barber.

NAAA appreciates the generosity of every company and person who donates an auction item to our Live and Silent auctions.
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