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We have a long and proud history of success, characterized by our entrepreneurial spirit. While the world has changed dramatically since Chris Stoltzfus started spraying crops in the 1930s, one thing has remained constant: We are always looking for new and better ways to apply our creativity and can-do attitude to solve our customers’ greatest mission challenges.

 

Dynamic Aviation History

1936
1936

The Legacy Begins

Chris Stoltzfus standing with crop duster
Aviation pioneer Chris Stoltzfus forms Chris D. Stoltzfus and Associates. It operates through 1981, focusing on crop spraying and other agricultural aviation applications.
1967
1967

The Company is Founded

K&K Aircraft, Douglas DC-3
Karl and Ken Stoltzfus, Chris’s sons, establish K&K Aircraft, Inc. The company was founded as a small aircraft parts business and aluminum smelting operation, and later purchased a fleet of Beechcraft BE-18s and Douglas DC-3s for wide-area aerial application missions.
1980
1980

K&K Aircraft Begins Aerial Application

K&K aircraft performs spraying for gypsy moth
1980 K&K Aircraft begins flying wide-area aerial application across the U.S. by spraying for gypsy moths over a suburb of Detroit.
1992
1992

First Sterile Insect Release Flights Take Place

APHIS logo
The company releases its first sterile insects to control and eradicate various pests.
1996
1996

Fleet is Expanded

King Air 200 for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sitting on ramp
The company purchases the U.S. Army’s fleet of 124 non-pressurized Beechcraft BE-90s, enabling us to broaden our scope of operations significantly.
1997
1997

Dynamic Aviation Takes Flight

Dynamic Aviation Company Logo
K&K Aircraft becomes Dynamic Aviation. The new name better reflects the driving force that the company is becoming in the mission-modified aircraft market.
1998
1998

Aerial Firefighting Commences

Fire as seen from a lead plane during aerial firefighting mission
The company begins providing attack and low-level planes for aerial firefighting. We’ve been supporting the U.S. Forest Service in fighting wildfires ever since.
1999
1999

Company Enters the Airborne Data Acquisition Market

King Air 90 belly of aircraft with stinger
Company starts providing Airborne Data Acquisition (ADA) services to government and commercial customers. We’ve now flown ADA missions in more than 30 countries.
2004
2004

First ISR Flight Occurs

Horned Owl, Dynamic Aviation first intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission.
Dynamic Aviation outfits its first aircraft for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). We have since forged a reputation as an industry leader in COCO/GOCO ISR solutions.
2017
2017

50th Anniversary

Dynamic Aviation 50th anniversary logo.
Dynamic Aviation celebrates its 50th year of operation.