Friday, August 08, 2008

Crop dusting video

My mother claims the first time she saw a crop duster descend behind the tree line, she fainted thinking of the loss of life she just witnessed. If you have never seen a crop duster, you DO just think the pilots are freaking insane.

I live near a country airport and today there was a SWARM of crop dusters, probably four dusting all the fields around, no doubt for Japanese beetles or some other modern scourge.

I got no great video, but here is a snippet:


Blogger Gayle said...

LOL! Pilots dust our corn crop every year. They are trained to fly like that. They have to fly low so that they don't waste their chemicals. It's pretty amazing! :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I'd never seen one bein a city girl and all..heh

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Kevin S. Willis said...

Never seen a crop duster? I've seen 'em plenty when traveling. Those folks is crazy. Zooming across the Interstate and what not, just brushing the tops of the trees, flying between powerlines . . .

12:35 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

But you very rarely hear about a crop duster crashing, Kevin. These are highly skilled pilots. :)

2:25 PM  

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