Read More: T&M Aviation’s Bell 206B-3
January 15, 2020

Ron Wolf founded T&M Aviation in Abbeville, Louisiana, two decades ago, focusing on agricultural aerial applications. The company has since expanded to include weed-control spraying for forestry companies, firefighting as well as controlled burns, and a host of miscellaneous services such as aerial photography, training, and support. Licensed for spraying in 30 states—T&M has sprayed for gypsy moths at Camp David, the president’s retreat in Frederick County, Maryland—the company’s mainstay business is still aerial application. This Bell 206B-3 is one of five aircraft in T&M’s fleet (another B-3, two Bell 206L-3s, and an L-4 make up the rest). It‘s shown here outside the company’s hangars at Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport (KIYA).

Read More: Hiller Aviation Group, Inc.
December 10, 2019

After a stint in the US Army, Michael Tragarz made a 44-year career of aviation, eventually retiring from American Airlines as a captain. In 2000, while still flying commercially, he refurbished his first Hiller helicopter. Tragarz is now not just the proud owner of seven of those machines—including this, the only flying UH-12-E4/5 in the world—he’s also CEO of Hiller Aviation Group, Inc.