Costs


10 hours flight training @ $1,100/hr

$11,000

Ground School

included

Books and Study material

$285

Total cost

$11,285 + tax

Aerial Application Training


On completion of our Aerial Application Training Program the candidate will have the required skills and knowledge to safely apply chemicals and fertilizers using a liquid spray system and spreader bucket.  


Candidates wishing to apply chemicals by air will be required to hold an Aerial Applicator Certificate issued by each Province they will be applying chemicals in.  To be certified in an other province a regulations difference exam must be completed.


We recommend that you start by being certified in the Province of Alberta.  Lakeland College offers an excellent home study program for aerial applicators.  You may contact Lakeland College at:


Lakeland College - Pesticides

5707 College Drive

Vermilion, AB   T9X 1K5


Tel: 1 866 853 8646 or direct in Vermilion at 780 853 8646

e-mail: pesticides@lakelandcollege.ca


Please let them know you are interested in their Aerial Applicator Certificate home study course. The current price as of March, 2011 is $285.


You may also contact your local Provincial environmental office to find out how to be certified in your Province.


Although completion of a flight training program is not required to apply fertilizers or chemicals in Canada it is highly recommended.


Our aerial application syllabus consists of 5 hours ground school and 10 hours of flight training. The ground school syllabus shall consist of the following topics:


- Flight patterns

- Spray turns

- Navigating a spray line visually

- Navigating a spray line with the use of GPS (using the DynaNav GPS)

- Procedures to minimize spray drift

- Low level flying hazards and risk management

- Emergency procedures

- Spray block layout and marking


The flight training syllabus consists of 8 hours dual instruction and 2 hours solo practice under the supervision of the instructor.  


Dual instruction will consist of:


A minimum of 4 hours flight time dedicated to improving the following skills:


A minimum of 4 hours dual instruction on learning the following skills:


Supervised solo practice will consist of 2 hours of loading and spraying water on a spray block using both visual and GPS guidance.








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