Here's a photo of 3 of the Nolta brothers, and 2 of their children. Left to right are:
Floyd, Dale, Walter w/son Guy, and Dale's son Edward. All are deceased.
Caption & photo courtesy of George Nolta, 10-25-03
Lt. Floyd Nolta, in the Army Air Corp.
Floyd's youngest brother Vance worked as a mechanic and pilot in Nolta's Flying Service in Willows.
Vance was one of the first pilots to fly an aerial fire fighting tanker during their development phase.
Captions & photos courtesy of George Nolta, 10-25-03
Here's what the modern crop duster looks like in California. This is a "Thrush", a model that Chris
Nolta flies down in the Corcoran, CA area. Chris is the son of Gregg, who is the son of Dale Nolta - carrying on the flying
Caption & photo courtesy of George Nolta, 3-5-04
THE THRUSH COCKPIT
Some of you remember what the old biplane dusters looked like. Here is the modern cockpit, of
Chris' turbine powered "crop duster"