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#1 Radam

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 13:47

So I have finally been able to break into the Ag industry after trying for some time...  I am just wondering what advice, tips, or pointers people with some ag experience have for someone just starting out.

 

I will be flying OH-58 and 206B3 and both of these airframes will be new to me so anything you may be able to pass along on these aircraft would be great too.  I am super excited to start training and look forward to the challenge ahead of me.


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#2 R22139RJ

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 20:53

Take your time! No one expects you to be a hero.
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Spray it Right, Spray it Tight

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:49

which part of the country are you working? What will you be spraying?

#4 fleman202

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:20

Go slow and as you become more comfortable and experienced you will increase your speed across the ground and acres sprayed. Your not doing anyone any favors if your acres per hour are high but end up crashing. 

 

Find someone experienced around you and ask tons of questions!


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:21

Also, this is from personal experience, dont be afraid to ask newbie questions, and dont pretend to know more than you do. I did and I missed out on some good learning opportunities because I didnt want to look "stupid". 


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#6 rotormandan

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:19

I'd 2nd that. Ask rookie questions while you're expected to be a rookie. Ask rookie questions after you've got some experience, then you might get some funny looks.
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