Agricultural aircraft on display at the Old Station Fly-in & Heritage Show 2015 were Expedition Aerial Services Air Tractor AT-402B VH-SNF, R-Mach Aviation Ayres S2R Turbine Thrush VH-NFF and Weatherly 620A VH-WEA, also of R-Mach Aviation.
Expedition Aerial Services also has the capacity to assist fire-fighters with a fire-bombing platform when called upon.
Manufactured in 1994, VH-SNF is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-15AG turboprop allowing the aircraft to cruise at approximately 110 knots when ladened.
For more information, Expedition Aerial Services can be contacted on 0419 188 938.
Meanwhile, R-Mach Aviation is a Rockhampton based family owned company offering a professional and fully self-supported aerial agricultural service including the capacity to assist fire-fighters with a fire-bombing platform in similar fashion as Expedition Aerial Services
At present, R-Mach Aviation maintains a fleet of three aircraft consisting of Ayres S2R Turbine Thrush VH-NFF, PZL-Mielec M-18B Dromader VH-MDR and Weatherly 620A VH-WEA.
Aerial agricultural services offered by R-Mach Aviation includes weed / pest eradication, fertilising, herbicide, spreading, spraying, baiting (rat, mice, dingo) and seeding.
Manufactured in 1989, Ayres S2R VH-NFF is powered by a single Garrett AiResearch TPE331-10-511M turbine engine allowing the aircraft to uplift a spraying capacity of 2000 litres.
For enquires or more information, R-Mach Aviation can be contacted by ringing (07) 4921 1525 or (07) 4928 9888.