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Company History

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.

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The Legacy Begins

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

1936
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The company is founded

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.

1967
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K&K Aircraft begin aerial application

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

1980
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1st sterile insect release flights take place

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

1992
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fleet is expanded

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.

1996
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dynamic aviation takes flight

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.

1997
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aerial firefighting commences

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.

1998
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company enters the airborne data acquisition market

Company starts providing Airborne Data Acquisition (ADA) services to government and commercial customers. We’ve now flown ADA missions in more than 30 countries.

1999
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1st isr flight occurs

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.

2004
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dynamic aviation's 1st dhc-8

Dynamic Aviation outfits its first DHC-8 for ISR application.

2009
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50th anniversary

Dynamic Aviation celebrates its 50th year of operation.

2017
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1st boeing 737-500

Dynamic Aviation adds the Boeing 737-500 to its operational fleet.

2019
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dynamic aviation starts nextgen aviators program

NEXTGEN Aviators is started.

2021