Wetaskiwin Aerial Applicators Ltd.
Proudly Serving Central Alberta Since 1981 - Family Owned and Operated

Give us a call:

About Wetaskiwin Aerial Applicators Ltd.

Our story begins in 1981 with owners Brent Lange and Larry McDonald. In 2000 Larry left the business to pursue other interests. After 5 years of being a manager at Wetaskiwin Aerial, Corey has become the owner, along with his partner Hope in February 2019. 

Corey has been aerial spraying for 14 years. Corey is a commercial fixed and rotary wing pilot with an M1/M2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license. He has spent time flying in BC and Yukon mountains and has flown across Canada in helicopters and airplanes. Corey is also a certified spray analyst. Hope has a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and spent time working North of Fort McMurray with Bird Construction. Since 2016, Hope has been working at Wetaskiwin Aerial in the office, as well as mixing and loading. With Corey's passion for flying and Hope's enjoyment for office work, we are definitely one another's better half and make up for others weaknesses accordingly. We both bring a different, yet crucial, skillset to the operation. 

Bruce Gair has been piloting with us for over 30 years! Bruce has since retired in 2019. Ben Robinson has been flying with us for 6 seasons and comes all the way from New Zealand. Harry Evans has been flying with us since 2021. You can find him in Thailand over the winter flying skydivers around! Jim Trail is originally from Australia, but has since put down roots in Canada. Jim is currently flying a piston spray plane and has been with us since 2020. David Lyster comes from a farm in Stettler, AB and has joined the Wetaskiwin Aerial team in the 2021 season flying a piston spray plane. Colemen Garnick is a helicopter pilot and has been with us since 2021.

Steven Wood started with us in 2019 and can be found wrenching on airplanes in the winter, and mixing/loading in the summer. Josh de Goeij comes from a dairy farm, and has goals to become an aerial application pilot. Chris Krampl can be found mixing and loading for the helicopter crew. Chris has a background in Occupational Health and Safety, and has goals of becoming an aerial application pilot. Patrick Leach lives locally in Wetaskiwin, and can be found mixing and loading for the helicopter crew. Lorne Klevgaard has worked with Wetaskiwin Aerial throughout the years and his aircraft maintenance knowledge is unmatched!

Nalaina Aberdeen works in the office. You can find her making maps and cracking jokes! Madisyn Lange (Corey's younger sister) loves everything aviation and has goals to become a pilot. 

We expanded our operation to include piston aircraft and therefore many new additions to our team came in 2021. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing team of people at Wetaskiwin Aerial. Every single person on our team is a valued member, and crucial to our operations success. Not only do we enjoy working together; we have also created lifelong friends in the process!

Who we are

From Left to Right (Sitting on the plane): David Lyster, Joshua de Goeij, Harry Evans, Chris Krampl, Steven Wood, Patrick Leach, Lorne Klevgaard, Ben Robinson, Jim Trail, Colemen Garnick, Corey Lange

From Left to Right (Standing front row): Hope Cosens, Nalaina Aberdeen, Madisyn Lange