Wayne G. Buhler, Dennis R. Gardisser, Richard W. Whitney
The Operation S.A.F.E. fly-in program is designed to evaluate the application accuracy of aerially applied chemicals and seed. Pilots simulate an application by flying over a line of measurement or collection devices. Results are analyzed using computer software and a report is produced of the aircraft’s output and uniformity. This article describes a fly-in conducted in North Carolina. Goals of the program were to equip workshop participants with the knowledge and experience to sponsor and conduct subsequent fly-ins, and to provide an opportunity for local pilots to improve the pesticide, fertilizer, and seed deposition of their aircraft.
Keywords: Aerial application, application analysis, Operation S.A.F.E., fly-inFull Text: 49-213-1-PB.pdf
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