Palmer Flying Service
Proudly assisting Central Illinois in improved crop production and plant health
Aerial application is often the safest, fastest, most efficient, and most economical way to get the job done. Aircraft help in treating wet fields and spraying when crop canopies are too thick for ground rigs. When pests or disease threaten a crop, time is critical. An airplane can accomplish more in one hour than ground equipment can in one day. This means less fuel used, less air pollution and no soil compaction. Aircraft are necessary to low or medium-tillage farming systems and can reduce soil erosion by as much as 90%! Aerial application provides food and fiber for the world's growing population and protects our natural resources.
Palmer Flying Service, Inc. is owned and operated by Kevin Palmer. Kevin grew up one half of a mile from the airport operation that his father Lyle Palmer and Jim Waddell started in 1957. Always knowing that he wanted to fly an ag plane, Kevin started flying when he was just 15 years old. As a teenager he mixed chemical and worked on the ground, working his way up to an ag pilot. The opportunity to purchase the business came about in 2005. Kevin has been successfully running the business since.