Tom Cooke is the Owner/Operator of his family run business Pacific Ag Services Inc, Firebaugh, CA that has been operating since 1997. He has two AT-802 air tractors, a Garrett Thrush he mainly uses for sulfur, and 70% of his work is night flying.
Before installing TracMap, Tom was frustrated with the ongoing issues of trying to operate his existing GPS system during night flying. After speaking with Mike Schoenau at Valley Air Crafts in Tulare about TracMap, he decided to give it a try. He bought a TracMap GPS flight system from Mike, installed it, found it simple to use and loved it so much, he purchased a second TracMap system within six weeks.
When night flying, TracMap allows Tom to keep his hands on the controls by using the three position switch to activate all the functions of the system while in the air. This is crucial for his focus and safety, “It lets me focus on what’s going on outside the aircraft.”
“Trying a new GPS system has been very good for us. I am extremely happy with the decision to go with TracMap,” Tom concludes.