Aerial Spraying

Aerial Spraying

The greater mobility achievable with rotorcraft enables us to tackle difficult terrain and reach locations that fixed wing aircraft and ground rigs cannot. Applications via fixed wing aircraft can be prone to drift. The maneuverability of helicopters and our use of CP9 low drift nozzles delivers a precision application.

Our helicopters are supported by a mobile team for reloading and refueling in the field. This delivers a rapid turnaround time to exploit weather windows and avoids having to return to an airfield after each run.

Oceania Spray Equipment

For aerial spraying, we use Oceania Spray Equipment which was designed and built for kiwi conditions. Key features of the system include:

  • Cyclic mounted control switches allowing safe & easy use
  • Jettison capable systems with dump doors
  • Uncomplicated install & removal of tanks & spray booms
  • Easily accessed pump engine
  • Kill switch increasing operation safety
  • Pneumatically operated actuators

Aerial Guidance System

We use the Satloc G4™ aerial guidance system. This model features improved connection speeds for downloading job and shape files and prescription maps. The Satloc G4 features video capabilities including Skype™ and Ethernet connectivity for cell-based modems. Background maps are also available. Maps enhance flight navigation and confidence by allowing our team to view flight information such as spray, waypoints, and polygons on background maps.

We stay connected with HQ™, a real-time web-based asset tracking tool that allows us to track the position and position-related data of aircraft and other assets, such as spotter vehicles and loader trucks.

  • Eurocopter Model AS350BA (Squirrel)
  • MD Helicopters MD520N (Notar)
  • Sat Lock G 4 aerial guidance system
  • Ocenanic Spray Equipment
CAA, Part 137 Agricultural Operations -

CAA Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate CAA Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate (326 KB)

Growsafe Accreditation -

Growsafe Accreditation Growsafe Accreditation (297 KB)

Aircare Accreditation -

Aircare - Certificate of Accreditation Aircare - Certificate of Accreditation (625 KB)

Satloc G4 Specifications -

Satloc G4 Specifications Sheet Satloc G4 Specifications Sheet (3613 KB)

Satloc G4 GPS Features -

Satloc - GPS Features Satloc - GPS Features (115 KB)

Oceania Spray Systems Specifications -

Oceania Spray Systems Specifications Oceania Spray Systems Specifications (2785 KB)