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  • Feb 28
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2019 Flight Schedules

The 2019 TerrAvion flight schedules have been finalized. As in years past, TerrAvion has consulted with ag professionals and crop experts in all of our regions to build the ideal flight packages to meet the imagery data needs of our various types of growers. If you have any questions regarding our flight schedules, please reach out to your local sales representative.

New Regions for 2019

New for 2019, TerrAvion is excited to announce that we will be offering our services in parts of Canada, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Maine.

TerrAvion High-Resolution Aerial Imagery Subscription

A TerrAvion subscription package consists of flight cycles. A flight cycle is a period of time in which we deliver one image set. Our flight cycles are designed to allow our flight teams to work around weather patterns and poor flight conditions. We always aim to deliver imagery at consistent intervals, but weather events occasionally disrupt our flight plans. During periods of poor flight conditions, our pilots have the flexibility to work around the weather to fulfill our contractual requirements for image delivery. For more information please see our Service Level Agreement.

California

2019 California Flight Plan MapFor 2019, TerrAvion will be offering three aerial imagery subscription packages for California; one package designed for coastal growers, one designed for inland growers, and a Viticulture package for wine grape customers.

The California Coastal flight plan consists of 28 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s growers at key points throughout the season including four bi-weekly images starting at the end of March and running until early May. After that weekly flights will begin through the end of October to assist with scouting and sampling efforts as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, pest, disease, and other issues throughout the season.

The California Inland flight plan consists of 15 flights starting with two bi-weekly cycles in May, followed by 10 weekly cycles between the beginning of June and the end of July, and concluding with four bi-weekly cycles starting in August and running through the beginning of October.

The California Viticulture plan is TerrAvion's highest flight cycle frequency package, consisting of 56 flights starting in March and running through October. The plan starts in March with 7 weekly cycles. Then flight cycles will become be shorter, at an 3 and 4-day schedule running into October. The last flight cycle will be in a week towards the end of October. The package is for grape growers who require a high frequency of imagery throughout the season.

Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas

2019 TerrAvion Flight Plan Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, TexasThe 2019 TerrAvion flight plan for Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas consists of 15 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s growers at key points throughout the season including one bare soil and early emergence image in late May. A weekly  flight cycle starting in early June for 13 weeks, to help with scouting and sampling as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, pest, disease and other issues throughout the season. The season ends with two flights during harvest running from the end of August through September.

A part of South Dakota is also covered in this flight plan.

Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana

2019 TerrAvion Flight Plan Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota The 2019 TerrAvion flight plan for Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana consists of 15 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s growers at key points throughout the season including one bare soil image and one early emergence image in late April and early May. In late May, weekly flights start to help with scouting and sampling efforts as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, drainage, pest, disease and other issues throughout the season for a total of nine flight cycles. The season ends with two flights during harvest running from the end of August through September.  

2019 TerrAvion Flight Map Mississippi River DeltaMississippi River Delta

For the Mississippi River Delta, the 2019 flight plan consists of 13 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s growers at key points throughout the season including one bare soil image in early May. Weekly flights start in early June to help with scouting and sampling efforts as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, drainage, pest, disease, and other issues throughout the season. The season ends with four flights starting in August until the end of September to help with harvest and other late season decisions.  

 

Pacific Northwest

2019 Pacific Northwest Coastal Flight Map For 2019,  parts of Idaho will be covered in the schedule for the Pacific Northwest.  TerrAvion will be offering four subscription packages for the Pacific Northwest (PNW); a 24 flight high-intensity package, a 14 flight low-intensity package, a 16 flight summer annual crop package and a 11 flight grass seed package.

The PNW high-intensity flight plan consists of 24 flights and is designed to accommodate the imagery data needs of the region’s high-intensity crop growers who require a high frequency of image deliveries throughout the season. The plan consists of an early season image between the end of March and early April followed by one bi-weekly image. Weekly image deliveries start in May and run through the beginning of September, at which point three bi-weekly cycles conclude the season.

The PNW low-intensity flight plan consists of 15 bi-weekly flights starting in April and running through the middle of October. This plan is designed for growers who don’t require weekly image deliveries.

TerrAvion 2019 Pacific Northwest Flight MapThe PNW summer annual flight plan consists of 16 flights. The plan starts with one bare soil image in late March/early April and picks up with weekly cycles starting in late May and running through the end of October.

The PNW grass seed flight plan and consists of 11 flights starting in early April with three bare soil/early emergence bi-weekly images and one weekly flight cycle at the end of May. These are followed by six weekly cycles in late June, early July, mid-August, and mid-September to help with scouting and sampling efforts as well as weed, fertility, soil, irrigation, drainage, pest, disease, variable rate PGR applications, and other issues throughout the season. The plan concludes with two bi-weekly cycles in October to help with harvest efforts.

Florida

2019 TerrAvion Florida Flight MapThe 2019 Florida flight plan consists of 12 flights. It has 12 monthly flight cycles that run year round. Signing up can be done at any moment during the year. The area that TerrAvion currently covers in Florida is shown in the image on the right.

Winter Wheat in the Pacific Northwest and High Plains 

The 2019 PNW and High Plains Winter Wheat flight plan consists of 4 monthly flights occurring in March (Top Dress Evaluation), April (Pre-fungicide), May (Fungicide Evaluation), and June (Harvest). This program is supplemented by Sentinel 2 satellite imagery throughout the season, provided as made available by Sentinel.

Canada, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Maine

New for 2019, TerrAvion is offering services to parts of Canada, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Maine.
Canada flight areas for high Resolution imagery

The flight plan for Wisconsin is similar to the flight plan for Illinois and Indiana, as described above. Idaho's flight plans are included in Pacific NorthWest scheduled, also mentioned earlier.

Canada and Maine

The regions in Canada and Maine that TerrAvion will be covering are shown in the image above and below. The exact schedules differ slightly in each of the three Canadian and two US regions, but there are generally 20 weekly flight cycles starting in the middle of May and running through the end of September.

2019 TerrAvion Maine and Canada Flight MapIn addition, for Canadian customers, TerrAvion is offering a Summer Crop package that consists of eight bi-weekly cycles starting at the end of May and running through the first week of September.

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