Located seven miles south of Hudson, Iowa, Ritel Copter Service, Inc. was established by Richard (Dick) and Thelma Green in 1970 as an aerial application service.
Dick, a farmer himself, had a strong passion for flying. With the combination of this passion, and with the support of his family, he started spraying with a Bell 47 helicopter to help farmers in the surrounding area protect their crops from various weed and pest pressures.
Since that time, Ritel has grown to be a superb choice in providing aerial services to local farmers and seed production companies in Iowa. For over 50 years, we have and will continue to ensure strong customer satisfaction.
Our services include Helicopter aerial application. We primarily use Bell 47 helicopters as our workhorse to provide you with a precise, effective, and thorough application. We utilize Isolair spray equipment with both rear and front mounted boom systems. We offer both flat fan and straight stream CP product nozzles to apply product, depending on application desired by customer. All our aircraft use AG-NAV Guia GPS systems which we use in coordination with AgSync Aerial Application Management system to insure a precise application. Our aircraft have data logging capability which allows us to view as applied maps to ensure proper coverage of your field.