Helicopter Services, LLC

KASH

 

Our Crew

DON PRUETT, CHIEF PILOT

As chief pilot, Don directs operations and training. An expert at aerial application, Don is also a certified flight instructor and flies for aeromedical evacuation.

SHANE SHELLEY, MECHANIC

Shane worked on AH-64 Apache Helicopters for the U.S. Army. He has earned his FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and also holds an FAA Inspection Authorization.

About Us

JEREMY MUMFORD, PILOT

Bio coming soon.

DONNIE MCKAY, GROUND CREW

Donne farms in Jefferson County.  He runs the ground crew by operating vehicles, loading spreaders and managing inventory.

KYLE KLUCK, GROUND CREW

Kyle is also Mike and Trisha Kash's son and assists the ground crew as needed during peak season.

ADAM MCKAY, GROUND CREW

Adam works on the Kash farm and assists the ground crew with their duties such as vehicle operation, product handling and helicopter refueling.

SPECIAL THANKS



Chris Collins, Mt Vernon Airport

Brown's Feed and Chemical, Carmi

Peoples National Bank, Mt Vernon

KATRINA ROBERSON, ADMIINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


Bio coming soon.

KOLE KLUCK, GROUND CREW

Kole is also Mike and Trisha's son and assists the ground crew as needed when additional personnel are required.

DAVID HOWELL, MECHANIC

David began as a jet engine mechanic for the U.S. Air Force and has worked in aircraft maintenance for over 20 years.  He is working toward his NCATT AET Certification and is close to finishing his A.A.S. degree.

GERALD HAILE, GROUND CREW

Gerald has worked for Kash Family Farms for several years and helps whenever needed. His duties include vehicle operation, managing supplies and equipment, and working the fertilizer bucket and spray unit.

DAN MILLER, PILOT


Dan began his helicopter career in 2006 as a flight instructor. He is an experienced aerial applicator and enjoys the challenges of flying the fertilizer bucket.

A few years ago, Mike and Tricia Kash needed to find a better way to get to crops during time-sensitive application windows. He believed he could improve his yields with 5 GPA. So he and his wife, Tricia, bought two Bell 206 helicopters and started to experiment with fungicide application, nitrogen application, inter-seeding and more.

The results were effective.  Neighbors took notice of the changes and asked for the same treatment.  KHS was born and has since made a name for itself as a reliable applicator.  Mike and Tricia have since upgraded one of their Bell 206 helicopters to a Bell UH-1H Huey helicopter. KHS is now capable of carrying larger loads and covering more acres. Its staff of seasoned professionals works tirelessly to help farmers boost their yield and increase their bottom line.

KYLON ICE, COORDINATOR


As Coordinator, Kylon oversees the entire operation from start to finish.  He builds the navigation plan, directs the pilots and ground crew and ensures customer satisfaction.

RYAN WEBB, GROUND CREW

Ryan works on the ground crew, and his duties include vehicle operation, loading chemicals and refueling.  He also assists with satellite guidance as needed.