Each application team generally consists of one pilot and two ground crew members. The pilot acts as the leader of the team. He is responsible for not only his/her actions but also the actions of the ground crew.

The pilot's primary responsibilities include:

1: Preflight

The pilot performs a pre-flight on the helicopter before flying to ensure that all equipment is clean and functioning to company specs.

2. Pre-work Conference

This conference is conducted for each tract prior to application. The tract representative, ground crew and pilot agree on and understand weather conditions, tract boundaries, buffer zones, products to be applied and their rates of application, LZ’s (with permission granted to use them), adjacent landowners and potential problem areas.

3. Product Control

The pilot ensures that product for each tract is separated from inventory by ground crew before application and that empty containers are triple rinsed and properly disposed of.