Aero SEAT’s mission is to provide governmental organizations and private treaty with superior fixed wing aviation services. Aero SEAT prides itself in conducting aerial seeding, fire suppression and search and rescue operations in the safest and most effective way possible.
Aero Seat was founded in 2006 by Darrel Mertens as a subsidiary of Aero Applicators, Inc., a company dedicated to serving the needs of its local farmers through a combination of crop protection applications, fertilizer, and agronomic recommendations. As a locally owned and operated company based out of Sterling, Colorado, Aero Applicators has been serving the industry for more than 30 years. Darrel established Aero SEAT in 2006 as a result of the knowledge gained from running a successful and long-term spraying business. When Aero SEAT was founded it offered aerial fire suppression and aerial search and rescue services. Aero SEAT has grown to add services such as aerial fire detection, aerial seeding, air charters, and flying lessons. In 2015 Darrel's son Patrick Mertens became vice president and took over the overall direction of the company.