Aerial Crop Drying and Frost Control

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Each year, Texas farmers lose millions to frost and moisture damage. D-Tour Aviation uses the R44 as your cost-effective platform in aerial frost prevention and crop drying.

On nights where temperatures reach near freezing, colder air near the ground mixes with warmer air just 50 feet above the surface, causing detrimental frost to settle on crops. D-Tour Aviation’s R44 Raven II helicopter is the ideal tool to help prevent this damage. The aircraft’s sufficient rotor downwash, which includes its warm engine exhaust, disturbs air around the crop, aiding in prevention of expensive frost damage.
For crops sensitive to moisture damage, such as cherries and grapes for our local vineyards, the rotor downwash acts as an powerful and efficient fan. We slowly fly at height that will dry your crops after the rain while maintaining enough height to avoid wind damage.
Don’t wait until bad weather or the night of a forecasted frost, call us to prevent damage to your valuable crops!
Call today. 512.701.4030