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 many elite agronomy pilots.
Meet Cody Perrin flying out of our Wray, CO location of Aurora Ag Aviation.
Years of Service: 11 years total and 6 years at Aurora Cooperative
What Inspired You to Become an Ag Pilot?
I started loading planes in high school, and I just fell in love with the airplanes and the lifestyle. I knew I wanted to do that from a young age.
What Do You Love Most About Flying?
I love the freedom flying gives you. There’s nothing that compares to that.
Do You Consider the Training Leading Up to Becoming a Successful Ag Pilot Difficult?
It’s definitely something that takes passion and commitment. If it’s a career you aren’t passionate about then you shouldn’t be doing it.
Who Inspires You Throughout Your Everyday Work Life?
I think it’s our team of pilots that really inspire me. Ag aviation is something you have to be passionate about, and the people around me in this industry are super passionate.
Why Do You Believe Aerial Application Is So Important?
There isn’t any other method of spraying that is as quick and efficient as an airplane is.
Do You Have Any Superstitions When It Comes to Flying:?
I don’t know if you’d consider this a superstition, but always listen to the airplane. I’ve come across some problems in 11 years, but I realize that the airplane tells me when something may go wrong every time.
Pineapple or No Pineapple on Pizza?
Absolutely no pineapple on pizza.