doing what they do best
In 2003, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management recognized Aero Tech as the Air Tanker Operator of the Year, citing our “superior performance and dedication to the national single engine air tanker program.” Our crew and staff earned the honor doing what they do best, providing excellent customer service with dedication to their work and safety.
Aero Tech employs the best – highly trained and experienced pilots, mechanics and support personnel. With thousands of hours logged by our pilots in the AT-802 alone, Aero Tech has the flying expertise for all types of weather and terrain. Our pilots are FAA-certified, instrument rated, OAS-carded, and hold commercial pesticide applicators’ licenses and numerous certifications for agricultural operations and chemical applications. They perform consistently with unparalleled professionalism, competence and enthusiasm.
Our pilots are backed by an outstanding ground crew, trained to support Aero Tech’s highly efficient aerial dispersal programs. The ground crew provides expertise for logistical coordination, rapid-fire loading operations, refueling, GPS data analysis, record keeping, and the handling of hazardous materials. Support personnel are trained and certified in hazardous material handling to protect themselves, the public and the environment.
Ted is a check airman for Aero Tech’s Bell 212 helicopters. Cameron Stallings is a fixed-wing certified flight instructor, instrument instructor, and multi-engine instructor; he is also a helicopter instructor.
Aero Tech’s chief mechanic, an FAA-certified Inspector of Aircraft, works with our service technicians to keep our aircraft in peak operating condition. Scheduled maintenance, repairs, and FAA-required inspections are performed regularly, and preventive maintenance is conducted on a more rigorous schedule than the FAA or manufacturers require. Our staff regularly attends Pratt & Whitney and Air Tractor training programs and flight safety training for Bell helicopters.