Thrush Celebrates First Flight and Delivery of 510P in Argentina

2011-09-09 09:46:15


Thrush Aircraft Celebrates First Flight and Delivery of 510P in Argentina

(ALBANY, GA), – Thrush Aircraft celebrated their first delivery and flight of the 510P in Argentina on August 18, 2011. The 510P was purchased by Sandro and Telma Peisino, owner of Yebila Serivicios Agroaereos, ag aviation operator in Venado Tuerto, Argentina.

Following the flight, Peisino said, “I don’t believe any other manufacturer offers an airplane that can provide such maneuverability. The Thrush 510P maintains the highest margin of safety and dependability that we demand in our operation. There is simply no better aircraft.”

The Thrush 510P is equipped with the robust Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG, and is flat rated to 750 shp. The 510P delivers exceptional power for take-off and climb, while carrying maximum loads and delivering superior spray patterns. The 510P gives an unmatched 29,000 hour wing spar life and is the only ag aircraft in production not subject to any reoccurring Airworthiness Directives.

Over 100 agricultural aviators and operators in Argentina attended the first flight demonstration to help celebrate the maiden voyage and for a chance to see the legendary 510P up close. Piloted by Terry Humphrey, Thrush Aircraft’s Marketing and Contract Sales Director, the first flight showcased the solid performance of the Thrush 510P in action; while the 510P was in flight the aviators were able to see the load and carry capabilities of the aircraft with a full hopper. As well as the dynamic wing design of the Thrush 510P which delivers an incomparable deposition, swath, and penetration of any other agriculture aircraft on the market. The demonstration also included a presentation by Thrush Aircraft’s President Payne Hughes with an opportunity for many aviators to ask questions about the aircraft.

“There is a huge demand and market for the 510P Thrush in Argentina” expressed Hughes, “and the Thrush 510P delivers an exceptional engine combined with our legendary 510P airframe that makes it the most reliable airplane on the market not only in Argentina but worldwide.”