May 23, 2019 0 Comments in Aerial Agriculture, Expos & Conferences, Ground-Effect, IMS News, Industry News by
Jordan will be attending the AAAA trade show 3-6 June in NSW, Australia.

Jordan will be attending the Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA) trade show 3-6 June at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale, NSW, Australia.

Jordan is taking bookings now to meet with operators attending the show to discuss the latest developments with the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket and associated under-slung helicopter equipment. Give him a call anytime on +64 21 583 033 or send an email to with days and times that suit you.


Modulating Flow Control

For some time now, the team at IMS have been developing Modulating Flow Control for the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket. In 2018 the Modulating Flow Control technology for the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket range was released for application rates up to 30kg/ha.

Higher Application Rates

Recent breakthroughs mean the team are nearing completion of final trials for a much higher rate system, which will allow operators to utilise the variable flow control of dry media at application rates of up to 200kg/ha.

This exciting new feat has been achieved while maintaining an extremely effective and accurate swathe along with the smooth, safe flight characteristics the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket is well known for.

AG-NAV GPS Software

This new system has also been developed in conjunction with global GPS manufacturing super power AG-NAV, who have tailored software specifically for application with the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket and its Modulating Flow Control functionality.

This software incorporates the latest features in logging, accuracy and familiarity, which also make the low rate and high rate systems compatible with most existing AG-NAV GPS units (after a little configuration).

Staying Ahead of the Competition

As the helicopter and the agriculture industries develop and evolve, taking environmental and economic factors into account, the technology seen in this new line of Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket products, we believe, is unprecedented.

These latest developments will ensure the modern operator keeps ahead of the competition with the added advantage of decreased pilot workload, increased efficiencies and overall efficiency and effectiveness while providing an accurate and measurable result on each and every application job.


Make a time with Jordan from IMS now to discuss the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket with Modulating Flow Control and AG-NAV GPS. Give him a call anytime on +64 21 583 033 or send an email to with days and times that suit you. Alternatively, look out for Jordan at the show as he works the floor.

AAAA Convention Key Note Speaker – Mike Rutledge

Mike Rutledge will be the keynote speaker on survival and safety at the AAAA Convention. Mike is an ag pilot, SEAL, Commander West Point Flight Detachment, MH47G pilot and has completed 16 deployments.

General Information On AAAA Events/Courses

AAAA plays a major role in providing training to industry members both through Spraysafe accreditation, a comprehensive conference and technical meeting program, training courses and general information to members.

If you would like to receive information on the National Convention and Trade Show, please send an email outlining your area of interest to the AAAA office on: