Miccar Aerial Ltd. Crop Spraying in Yorkton, Saskatchewan

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Miccar Aerial is proud to announce our graduates from our first AG Pilot Training course! (left to right) Michael Yaholnitsky - Instructor, Pier-Luc Daigle from Quebec, Dylan Carritt from Manitoba, William Londono from Ontario, Devon Byblow – Instructor, Devan Yaholnitsky – Instructor – missing from picture

MICCAR AG Training

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for both the hospitality and technical guidance you provided during the AG professional training. I found the training to be practical, professional and effective.  Having the opportunity to learn from a team with so much real world experience helped me to build the foundational skills required to be a safe and efficient AG Pilot.  Thank you to all the Miccar staff for your enthusiasm, knowledge, and willingness to share your expertise.

William Londono



For more information on our Training Programs, please refer the the following. We have also provided PDF files that you can download. Adobe Reader is required to view these files.

AG Pilot Training

Our first AG Pilot Training course has completed! Please contact our office at (306) 786-3345 for more information on our next course.

Course Outline

It is imperative that from the very first contact with Miccar’s Aerial Application Course, the vital importance of safety as the number one priority is stressed again and again. Throughout the course the primary focus will be upon developing safe and effective aerial application techniques spanning a wide range of subjects, including standardized ground and flight procedures, pesticide handling, risk management, initial and ongoing training programs, and logistical and administrative support elements.

Central to the program is training course members on all aspects of aerial application aircraft. This course takes a graduated approach that moves from basic aircraft handling to a final phase where members are responsible for taking a number of application jobs from receipt of work order to finished job. To accomplish this, the course will be divided into three phases as outlined below.

Phase I – Aircraft Handling

For many course members this program may be the first time they have flown aircraft with tailwheels. This phase begins with a comprehensive look at the dynamics of tailwheel equipped aircraft – why they handle the way they do, particularly during takeoff and landing phases. As well, anticipating that graduates will go on to flying a variety of aerial application aircraft, this phase covers a general approach to converting to various aircraft types, and an introduction to basic aerial application operational procedures including the procedure turn, low level flight, race tracking and shuttle patterns. The emphasis is upon precise aircraft handling at low speed / high gross weight conditions, and identification and awareness of pre-stall indications. By the end of this phase the pilot will have demonstrated safe handling and operation of the Citabria and the Pawnee aircraft.

Phase II – Basic Aerial Application Techniques

This phase moves from basic aircraft handling to the operation of aircraft in actual aerial application scenarios. This covers a comprehensive range of topics beginning with low level flight procedures, graduating to actual spray runs with progressively increased load sizes, as well as preparatory subjects such as calibration, GPS navigation, emergency dumping and repetitive load operations. Ground training will include setup, care and maintenance of all aerial application dispersal equipment.

Phase III – Applied Aerial Application Techniques

This phase provides course members with realistic aerial application scenarios covering a wide range of load sizes, application rates, calibration exercises, and in general, all aspects of a typical aerial application operation they will encounter on a daily basis. This phase culminates where the course member is given a work order and must evaluate and organize all aspects, both ground and air, of the work detail from determining the correct pesticide, ensuring the aircraft is properly calibrated for the appropriate application rate, to calculating successive load sizes that will optimize the specific task at hand.

Click here to download the PDF of the AG Pilot Training Syllabus.

Turbine Conversion Course Syllabus


The ground training will consist of:

  1. An introductory briefing on agricultural turbine aircraft operations, with a specific emphasis on safety.
  2. A detailed look at turbine powered propulsion systems on agricultural aircraft and their operational characteristics and limitations.
  3. A thorough review and familiarization of the S2R-T-34 flight manual including limitations, normal procedures, emergency procedures, weight & balance and performance.
  4. Familiarization of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG engine and its systems and procedures including pre-flight inspections, starting procedures, instrument indications and interpretations.
  5. Initial familiarization of the Electronics International MVP engine indication and monitoring system.
  6. Walk around visual/hands-on inspection and familiarization of the external and internal components of the aircraft and its systems.
  7. A review of working at an uncontrolled aerodrome.
  8. Completion and review of an exam covering all phases of the transition program.

Course Materials Provided

  • S2R-T34 Flight Manual
  • Checklist
  • MVP-50T Operating Manual
  • Miccar Turbine Conversion Members Manual


Flight training will be approximately 5 hours with the trip specifics as given below. Each flight will be approximately one hour and will be preceded with a thorough briefing with goals and minimum performance requirements desired, and followed by a thorough debriefing.

Click here to download the PDF of the Turbine Conversion Course Syllabus.

Call (306) 786-3345 to arrange a tour of our modern facilities, see our dual control Ag aircraft and meet the training and maintenance staff.