Leland Snow revolutionized the aerial agriculture and firefighting industry over the past 50 years. In doing so he built better planes and a company called Air Tractor, Inc., based in Olney, Texas. The trio of airplanes pictured; the S-2A, AT-301 and AT-802, represent a lifetime of achievement. Notice how the N# on the plane in the sky (N50LS) commemorates Leland Snow’s history. Sadly, Leland passed away on Feb. 20, 2011 at the age of 80. The visionary was going on his regular morning exercise run.
Leland Snow began designing his first aircraft, the S-1, in 1951. That airplane remained in production until 1957, after which Snow introduced the S-2A and S-2B models and built a factory in Olney, Texas, which opened in 1958. Snow sold his company, Snow Aeronautical, to Rockwell-Standard in 1965 and started working as the vice president of its Aero Commander division.
Snow founded Air Tractor in 1972 after resigning from Rockwell. The construction of AT-300 began in late 1972, which later became the AT-301. Air Tractor’s first turbine model, the AT-302, was introduced in 1977.
The 24” x 36” original of this print was presented to Leland in April 2008 during a celebration at the factory that included an air show and fireworks. This is Sam’s first AG plane print!
The 15” x 23” prints are available in a Limited Edition size of 300 Signed & Numbered, and 30 Artist Proofs.