Andre, Pilot for C-GMLO, 510P Forestry Pilot:
I am an older pilot and I have flown just about everything in and outside of Ag. I was "delighted" with this aircraft on my first flight in it. That has never happened before in my career and says a great deal about the aircraft! I immediately noticed its stability and pilot friendliness. It was a true joy to fly and I hope to do the 2022 forestry contract in a Thrush.
Gary Kurys, Owner of C-FXOC, 2021:
I love, love, love this plane. My wife Karen is right, I should have done this 10 years ago. I would be happy to talk to anyone about my experience with the plane and my buy experience with Yorkton Aircraft. Just call me!
And here is some video content to enjoy.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with two high-time Ag pilots after completing their first season in a Thrush 510. Both were high-time Air Tractor pilots.
Rob Adams shares his perspectives on:
Factory simulator/training The cockpit
Take-off and landing ease The stick forces
The gear The flying stability
Fatigue factors The aircraft profile
Paul O'Carroll, a passionate aviator and an experienced Ag pilot shares his experience and perspectives after his first season in the Thrush 510. Paul talks about:
Landing ease Take off differences
Turn stability Seat arrangement
Visibility Engine monitoring
The aircraft profile
Unmatched stability and control
365 square feet of wing area
Wire strike protection is standard
MVP-50 glass panel cockpit display
29,000 hour wing spar life
Rugged 18ft long stainless steel belly skins
Chromate chemical conversion on each aluminum part
Stress relieves all stress steel parts including engine mount, wing attach tubes and landing attach point
Stainless steel cam locks, studs and grommets
Premium purchases parts
A warranty you can take to the bank: One year on all Thrush manufactured parts