12 Aug 2014
Recently we told you about the numerous benefits of an Army Aviation Association of America Industry Membership. This time around, we’d like to feature an industry membership that is new to us…so new that we actually just got our membership kit in the mail last week! Today’s blog shares the membership benefits gained by being a part of the National Agricultural Aviation Association.
We are excited to share this blog for a quite a few reasons:
- We are new members, and many of the benefits are things that we are just getting to utilize, and others are things that we have to look forward to
- Since we are just breaking into this industry, our NAAA membership is one that will help us grow and learn about all of the ways the VJ-Advance video borescope can assist industry professionals
- After reading the membership information, the benefits are endless
Because we are so excited to experience all our new NAAA membership offers, we wanted to provide you with an overview of the mission of NAAA as well as a few of the membership benefits we consider to be highlights.
NAAA, the voice of the aerial application industry, supports the interests of small business owners and pilots licensed as professional commercial aerial applicators who use aircraft to enhance food, fiber and bio-fuel production, protect forestry and control health-threatening pests. Some of NAAA’s membership benefits are as follows:
NAAA advocates for research and development funding as well as works closely with organizations in Washington DC on behalf of the aerial application industry. Over the last decade, NAAA has procured over $5 million in federal research funds for the testing and development of new aerial application technologies designed to promote efficiency and keep costs down. They also work with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress to put a stop to unnecessary regulations.
Important for industry members who want to stay up to date on the latest aerial agriculture news, an NAAA membership includes access to the Agricultural Aviation magazine, the NAAA eNewsletter and the association website, AgAviation.org. In addition, members also receive a reduced rate for exhibiting at the NAAA Annual Convention and Expo, which is one of our favorite features so far! RF System Lab will be exhibiting at this year’s conference, so make sure to come say hello to us at booth #749!
The membership benefit that tops our personal list is the programs NAAA offers to help continually improve safety and professionalism. One of these programs, the Professional Aerial Applications’ Support System (PAASS), was put in place to reduce drift incidents and aviation accidents association with the aerial application of crop protection products. The PAASS program has helped to reduce aerial drift complaints an average of 20 percent per 100,000 hours flown since the program was first put in place.
RF System Lab is proud to be a member of NAAA, and we look forward to taking advantage of all of the benefits offered, especially the ones mentioned above. To read more about the membership benefits or to sign up for a membership yourself, you can visit the NAAA membership benefits page.
For more information about RF System Lab, visit the RF System Lab website or call 888-747-6526.