Air Pictorial 1977-12
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N.Thelwell - U.K. Agricultiral Aircraft Operators
Management Aviation Hiller UH-12E G-ATDM
Helispray Ltd., based at St. Neots in Cambridge, use two Hiller UH-12ES on year-round services. Here G-BDOI is seen spraying a field of potatoes to protect them against blight
Agricopters Hiller UH-12E G-AVKY
Farm Supply Co. (Thirsk) Cessna 180 G-BEOD
One of BEAS Helicopters' Bell 47G-5s, G-AYMY, about to land on a portable helicopter pad for replenishment during crop-spraying
Benair Helicopter Services use five Bell 47Gs lor agricultural work. Shown here in its blue and while scheme is G-AZBR
Bells being prepared for spraying season by our associate Company, Helicopter Maintenance Limited
Picture shows Aerospatiale SA.315B Lama G-AZNI ol BEAS Helicopters - the U.K.'s largest agricultural operator - picking up an underslung bucket loaded with fertiliser for spreading on trees in Scotland
Mindacre Cessna A-188A Agwagon G-BANI
Bowker Air Services Cessna A-188B Agtruck G-BBJH
Giving a spraying demonstration near Hereford are two of Aero Crop-care's machines - Rockwell Thrush Commander 800 G-BEPM (nearer, seen in its original markings N4948X) and Piper Pawnee 235D G-BEPN
One of ADS's Thrush Commander 600s, G-BCKA
Harvest Air’s Bellanca Scout G-BCSM with belly tank and spray gear
Grumman AgCat B G-BDZF of Miller Aerial Spraying at the company’s Wickenby base, 28th July 1977
Miller Aerial Spraying's Grumman AgCat B G-BDZF.
The AgCat A, G-AYTM, operated by Mindacre Ltd.
Bowker's Grumman AgCat B G-BEIJ at work
ADS (Aerial) Ltd.'s Z-37 Cmelak G-AVZB
Peter Charles (Airfarmers) Pawnee 235C, G-BAUC
One of Farmair's Pawnees, G-BDDS, about to be loaded with fertiliser

(Photo: Norman The/well). Bottom: Another company with a farge Pawnee fleet is Farm Aviation Services. Here 10 cwt. of fertiliser is going into G-AZPA (Photo: Norman Thelwe/I)
Another company with a large Pawnee fleet is Farm Aviation Services. Here 10 cwt. of fertiliser is going into G-AZPA
Two ol Westwick Distributors' Pawnees, G-ASLA and G-BCBJ
Close-up of the Micronair Rotary Atomiser Units fitted to Pawnee G-BCBJ
Lines Aerial Spraying Co.’s Pawnee G-AVDZ at crop-top level.
Giving a spraying demonstration near Hereford are two of Aero Crop-care's machines - Rockwell Thrush Commander 800 G-BEPM (nearer, seen in its original markings N4948X) and Piper Pawnee 235D G-BEPN