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AGRONOMY PILOT: Flynn Baker | Kearney

Aurora Cooperative 2 years 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 many elite agronomy pilots.

Meet Flynn Baker flying out of Buffalo Air in Kearney, NE.

Years of Service: 19 years in total, 8 years for Aurora Coop.

What Inspired You to Become an Ag Pilot?

As a little kid, I wanted to become a bush pilot or crop duster. When I went to school for aviation, I thought I wanted to become a corporate pilot, but I found it boring so I figured I’d try this, and I love it.

What Do You Love Most About Flying?

What’s not to love about flying? I love every part of it.

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

Yes and no. I originally thought I wanted to become a corporate pilot so I never experienced official ag training. I knew that there would be more to learn in the ag route than I thought. You just have to have the right mentality to accomplish it.

Who Inspires You Throughout Your Everyday Work Life?

I have a close friend who I could also consider as my mentor from back home. He was one of the few people I knew who absolutely loved it. He explored more aspects of flying than most. He always had a positive outlook on everything.

Why Do You Believe Aerial Application Is So Important?

It’s capabilities. A plane can get a lot of work done in a little amount of time, quickly and efficiently, without damage.

Do You Have Any Superstitions When It Comes to Flying?

No, I guess you could say there’s that little voice in the back of your head that tells you to be overly careful in certain situations, which is probably something you shouldn’t ignore, but it happens!

Pineapple or No Pineapple on Pizza?

Absolutely no pineapple on pizza.