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Edgar County Airport – Crop Dusting –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 2, 2013

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) -I made a quick visit to the Edgar County Airport this morning and was surprised at all of the activity taking place. There were several planes that had already taken off for crop dusting, one plane landed for refueling, and a helicopter from Terre Haute landed on a trailer for transport to another airport (presumably).

What does this mean for Edgar County? It means pilots spending money locally, it means local businesses like FS, Cropmax (I think I saw them out there), and local fuel suppliers all selling their wares to the pilots. It also means money to the County, through “Parlor Fees” paid by the pilots for fuel purchased or pumped from outside (as opposed to county airport) fuel suppliers. There is no requirement to purchase fuel from the County, so the “parlor fees” provide some sort of revenue for maintenance of the airport.

A couple of videos are below – I took them on my phone…thought you might like to see them…

 

 
 

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9 Comments
  • Kathy Jo Drake
    Posted at 22:55h, 02 August

    Yes, they are certainly busy out there. Always a nice thing to see AND HEAR since we are in their flight pattern back to the airport. Enjoyed the videos!

  • Kathy Jo Drake
    Posted at 22:56h, 02 August

    I always enjoy seeing them work the fields. Just an awesome site and great photo opportunity for me. Thanks for the great videos too! 😀

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    Posted at 23:02h, 02 August

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    Posted at 00:48h, 03 August

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  • Doris Wolfe
    Posted at 06:45h, 03 August

    Does this mean the County Board finally approved an airport policy manual and leases?

  • Edgar County Watchdogs
    Posted at 07:09h, 03 August

    No, but they are making real, non-personal-agenda-driven decisions and policies/leases should be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

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    Posted at 08:18h, 03 August

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    Posted at 04:32h, 04 August

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    Posted at 23:48h, 04 August

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