Becoming an Aerial Applicator
An aerial applicator is a complex and highly specialized profession, requiring professional science-based training. Today, not only must an applicator be a highly competent pilot and salesperson, but an agronomist, an expert in public relations and a liaison between farmers and consumers.
As ambassadors for the agricultural industry, applicators need to explain to the public that their work is necessary, safe and effective. Understanding their position as highly visible representatives of the industry, and shouldering responsibility, aerial applicators can ensure their industry remains a viable, vital part of agriculture.
It is up to every applicator to adopt the Code of Ethics developed by the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association, and apply it. Living up to the Code of Ethics helps aerial applicators work in harmony with the environment. This is important as your actions affect the entire industry and your local community.