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Farmers Flying For Farmers

Serving Central Washington & Parts of Oregon

(800) 590-4143

 
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We have all of your helicopter needs covered.

We want to help you succeed, North Wind is veteran and family owned and operated for farmers by farmers. With four generations of farming and cherry farming in the greater Wenatchee Valley, we understand the benefits of aerial application and quick service to the farmer, ready before the first raindrop. Our fleet of helicopters are ready to serve a variety of clients needs from Canada to Oregon and all of Central Washington.

 

We look forward to serving you!

 

We Love What We Do!

Services

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Forestry

North Wind Aviation helps implement best practices for forest management with a focus on resource protection and environmental awareness. North Wind has equipment to provide a wide range of forestry support.

Fertilizing | Aerial Application | Long Line Lifts | Survey

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Cherry Drying

We have the largest fleet of helicopters in the West for Cherry Drying. We ensure your crop is covered when rain comes. North Wind Aviation also provides Fruit Fly Pest Programs.


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Row Crop

Wheat, alfalfa, corn, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, blueberries, and much more.

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Tree Fruit

Apples, cherries, pears, nectarines, peaches, and plums.

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Pollen

Aircraft application is the fastest of all application methods for pollen. With aircraft application, a fixed wing aircraft or helicopter is used to carry the pollen to the orchard. It will improve set and seed set fruit size.

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ULV

ULV- Ultra Low Volume is a preferred application method for Fruit Fly and Mosquitoes. We service small municipalities, HOA's, Mosquito districts, and farmers.

We have multiple application options for a comprehensive Fruit Fly management program during cherry season

Organic Spray

Organic Spray

Organic Spray? Yes, organic farmers employ the services of aerial applicators. Since organic spraying is preventative, aerial applicators spray organic yields with approved organic pesticides practically every day to keep any pervasions from beginning.

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Dry Bucket

Seeding, fertilizer, and mouse bait.

Aerial Firefighting

Full Service aerial helicopter firefighting. Our fleet is ready to fight fires when needed.

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Frost Protection

North Wind Aviation, has created dependability in frost control services. North Wind Aviation carries it's operation to California to shield almond crops from ice. Our pilots are prepared and trained in night operations and our helicopters are furnished with GPS and lighting for precise area of the fields to be secured.

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Unique Projects/ Events

Precision herbicide application and external load lifts. Aerial lifting for construction and public utilities. Contact us with your uncommon undertaking or occasion.

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Charter Flights

We offer charter services for scouting, photography, & transportation.

Our Story

Welcome to North Wind Aviation, farmers flying for farmers in Washington State. Founded in 2012, North Wind Aviation was developed from the ground up by Pilot Ryan McDonald, the son of a cherry farmer. He started out drying cherries for his dad and now he is applying pollen, drying cherries, spraying orchards, and row crop for the state of Washington and Northern Oregon. North Wind has four base areas of operation: Chelan, Zillah, Basin City, and Cottage Grove and a fleet of Jet Rangers and ground crew to take care of any size orchard or crop. Our crew understands the importance of aerial application and quick service to the farmer, ready to go before the first drop of rain.

We want to help you succeed

We want to help you succeed, North Wind is veteran and family owned and operated for farmers by farmers. With four generations of farming and cherry farming in the greater Wenatchee Valley, we understand the benefits of aerial application and quick service to the farmer, ready before the first raindrop. Our fleet of helicopters are ready to serve a variety of clients needs from Canada to Oregon and all of Central Washington.


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Ryan McDonald

Owner/Operator

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Dan Winship

Field Manager