Ron Wolf founded T&M Aviation in Abbeville, Louisiana, two decades ago, focusing on agricultural aerial applications. The company has since expanded to include weed-control spraying for forestry companies, ﬁreﬁghting as well as controlled burns, and a host of miscellaneous services such as aerial photography, training, and support. Licensed for spraying in 30 states—T&M has sprayed for gypsy moths at Camp David, the president’s retreat in Frederick County, Maryland—the company’s mainstay business is still aerial application. This Bell 206B-3 is one of ﬁve aircraft in T&M’s ﬂeet (another B-3, two Bell 206L-3s, and an L-4 make up the rest). It‘s shown here outside the company’s hangars at Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport (KIYA).
Mark Bennett worked for McDonnell Douglas Helicopter/Boeing for a decade, then in 1999 cofounded an aerospace-only marketing agency. With nearly 30 years of photography and design experience serving the aerospace and defense industries, he founded AeroMark Images to shoot and write for both industry and media.