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Aerial Spray Update – AF Entomology Session. Mark Breidenbaugh, Capt, USAFR Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. Overview. Air Force Spray Flight -- Current spray projects High Pressure Spray System. DOMESTIC OPERATIONAL MISSIONS. Langley AFB, VA : Mosquito: 1973.

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Mark breidenbaugh capt usafr youngstown air reserve station ohio

Aerial Spray Update –

AF Entomology Session

Mark Breidenbaugh, Capt, USAFR

Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio


Overview
Overview

  • Air Force Spray Flight -- Current spray projects

  • High Pressure Spray System


DOMESTIC OPERATIONAL MISSIONS

Langley AFB, VA: Mosquito: 1973

Parris Island, SC: Biting Midges: 1983

Hill AFB, UT: Clearing bombing range: 1983

USCG: Oil Dispersants: 1992

Smoky Hill, KS: Thistle control: 1995

Mountain Home, ID: Cheatgrass control: 2000

Grand Forks AFB, ND: Mosquito : 2001


Smoky Hill, Kansas

Musk Thistle


Saylor creek idaho oust application for cheatgrass
Saylor Creek, Idaho Oust application for cheatgrass


Grand Forks AFB

North Dakota




Langley AFB at the Parris Island MCRD, SC


A High Pressure Spray System at the Parris Island MCRD, SC

for the

Air Force Aerial Spray Flight


High pressure spray systems
High Pressure Spray systems at the Parris Island MCRD, SC

  • Pioneered by Florida MADs

  • Produces smaller more consistent droplet size

  • Use less chemical but achieve the same benefits


Nozzle type and pressure influences droplet size
Nozzle type and pressure influences droplet size at the Parris Island MCRD, SC

40 psi

H.P. = 1200 psi


Fuselage boom ULV at the Parris Island MCRD, SC

Avon Park Testing Nov 03 to present


Fuselage spray with TeeJet nozzles Nov 03 at the Parris Island MCRD, SC


High pressure nozzle at the Parris Island MCRD, SC


Schedule of Events at the Parris Island MCRD, SC

Design, Build and bench test Proto type HP system

In work

Submit T1 mod for approval to higher HQ

In work

Flight testing swath data collection

Data analysis

Results / recommendations submitted to higher HQ for approval

Higher HQ makes final decision on system and procurement

OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN

Fiscal 2004 / 2005



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