AGRONOMY PILOT: Brent Stewart | Minden

Aurora Cooperative 2 months ago

Have you ever wondering who was in the plane flying fungicide over your acres? Well we would like to introduce you to one of our agronomy pilots.

Meet Brent Stewart flying out of Pioneer Aerial in Minden, NE.

Years of Service: 38 years total and 11 years with Aurora Cooperative

What Inspired You to Become an Ag Pilot?

When I was a little kid, I saw an aerial applicator and fell in love with it. It’s never changed since then.

What Do You Love Most About Flying?

The freedom in the air and the beauty of the landscape.

Do You Consider the Training Leading Up to Becoming a Successful Ag Pilot Difficult?

It was challenging, but very necessary.

Who Inspires You Throughout Your Everyday Work Life?

My mentors and all of my customers on a daily basis just trying to get the job done correctly.

Why Do You Believe Aerial Application Is So Important?

It’s the only way to effectively get the work done on a timely basis.

Do You Have Any Superstitions When It Comes to Flying?

No superstitions. However, I’ve got those two little monkeys Dale and Arlin looking over my shoulder all the time.

Pineapple or No Pineapple on Pizza?

NO Pineapple (I feel very strongly about this).