Why Thrush?

Thrush is the name preferred by more than 2,200 aircraft owners hard at work in some 80 countries—trusted by individual owner-operators, large corporate fleet operators, as well as many governments around the world. You simply won’t find a more reliable brand of airplane anywhere.


Built For Performance

With a well-rounded management team committed to our customers, a solid product line, and a wealth of experience in all areas of manufacturing and support, Thrush Aircraft is now set for an even brighter future ahead.

Take off with a Thrush and see your business do the same.

We’re proud of the fact that Thrush aircraft are relied on for their role in helping operations of all sizes fertilize crops, control insects, eliminate weeds and fight fires. Whether it be increasing yields, saving lives, or preventing the loss of property or forest, it’s something we don’t take lightly.

This versatility is part of what has made Thrush a favorite of operators, both large and small, throughout the world.

Thrush is the name preferred by more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft owners hard at work in some 80 countries—relied on by several major operators with familiar names, as well as many governments around the world. You simply won’t find a more reliable brand of airplane anywhere.

Built For Safety

For decades, Thrush has been building the safest, best-performing application aircraft in the world. We haven’t had an airframe airworthiness directive from the FAA in over a decade. Superior stability in flight, especially in turns, means less work and less fatigue for the pilot. Thrush uses a robust 4-step corrosion resistance process to protect the aircraft from harsh chemicals, helping to ensure the aircraft will be around for the next generation of aerial applicators.

We are continually upgrading the aircraft, its design, and our operational quality to ensure the best aircraft gets even better. Our new models in the 500-gallon family build on that tradition, with better performance, improved maintainability, lower operating cost, and numerous safety features that all come standard.

There’s a passion for building great aircraft in Albany, and it’s only getting stronger.

Built To Last

Thrush Aircraft Factory based in Albany, Georgia has more than 160 Factory dedicated experts employed. Our team has aircraft manufacturing experience dating back to the mid-1960s, including all phases of design, tooling production, planning, product manufacturing, product support, and customer service.

We’re a small company with big capabilities – all backed by the performance to prove it. This performance would not be possible were it not for the dedication of our staff and the appreciation they have for our customers. It’s about being part of the agricultural industry, and about loving what you do. Come visit us one day soon and meet the people who have made each Thrush airplane that rolls out the door the very best ag airplane in the industry. You won’t find a better team anywhere else in the world.