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12/8/2018 11:30:03 PM
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Posted: 8/13/2018 8:18:10 PM EST
Rather than clutter the Photo a Day thread I thought this year I'd make one to house all the pics form this year's spray run.

Job is a lot smaller this year, only about 6,000 acres on 108 tracts. Historically we've done between 10,000 and 12,000 acres.

Today we got 8 tracts for about 450 acres.

N420AT ORAOC003 First Load by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSA97002 Spraying by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSA97002 Turning by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT ORAOC003 Mirror by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSAOC001 Loading by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/13/2018 8:41:04 PM EST
One more for tonight.

N420AT LSA97002 Spraying by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/13/2018 9:35:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/13/2018 11:22:19 PM EST
Cool pics!
Link Posted: 8/14/2018 4:46:06 PM EST
Today's theme is wide angle. Everything today was shot with the Tokina 11-20.

N9677N N420AT at LKU by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT FLUOC001 Inbound by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT FLUOC001 Loading Ten by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT FLUOC001 Loading Sunburst by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT FLUOC001 Outbound by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/14/2018 8:47:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2018 9:39:37 PM EST
Just used the 24-120 today

N9677N LSAOC002 Landed by FredMan, on Flickr

N9677N LSAOC002 Inbound Spraying by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT CAROC001 Inbound by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT CAROC001 Trey by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 4:29:40 PM EST
Today is 70-300 day. I really don't use this lens enough, it's pretty damn fine.

N420AT KWM94074 Spraying by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT KWM94074 Boom Detail by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT KWM16037 Spray Begin by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 8:48:48 PM EST
And a few more from our evening session today.

N420AT LSA18005 Attitude by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSA18005 Trimming SMZ by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSA18005 Pilot Reflections by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 11:26:42 PM EST
What are the company requirements for hours/time in turbine?
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 3:17:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cms81586:
What are the company requirements for hours/time in turbine?
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I don't know that they're that formal. Two pilots who are old college buddies. Got their start driving batch trucks for another family outfit, then decided to learn how to fly, got licensed, equipment, etc.

Spray work (at least the 3-4 companies I'm familiar with) are closely held small firms. Personal relationships are everything.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 3:18:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 3:28:24 PM EST
Found out something very interesting the other day. This helo, N420AT, was built in 1974. It entered service in the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali or MiPAAF) in forestry usage. It got shipped in another aircraft to the US 5 or 6 years ago when our guy got it, had about 500 hours on it when it arrived stateside.

N420AT Chiuso Aperto by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT Avvertenza by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT Manuale Di Volo by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT Combustible by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 3:34:08 PM EST
One more for today

N420AT LSA18005 Sky Silhouette by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 6:31:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2018 4:13:36 PM EST
Weather has been killing us. It's either been raining or the blowing wind since Sunday afternoon.

N9677N CU03-024 Cloud Background by FredMan, on Flickr

N9677N CUMOC001 Spraying by FredMan, on Flickr

N9677N CUMOC001 Loading by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/21/2018 9:28:35 PM EST
These are super awesome!
Link Posted: 8/23/2018 2:43:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2018 2:44:29 PM EST by FredMan]
Link Posted: 9/1/2018 11:17:43 AM EST
And we're done.

N420AT KWM16037 Turning by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT FLUOC001 Loading by FredMan, on Flickr

N420AT LSA97002 Outbound by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 9/1/2018 11:29:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 6:26:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 7:44:45 PM EST
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