If you have never seen a spray plane spraying up close and personal let me enlighten you. This was just this morning, 06/24/2013. The tree that you see in the corner of some of the pictures is actually in my yard. I am standing in the house, at the sliding glass doors, and taking pictures of a plane that is headed straight towards me without jumping or flinching! I deserve an atta-girl! I am taking the pictures through the glass so there is some blurriness. Sorry about that, but wasn’t subjecting my lungs to the spray (or my ears to the loudness of the plane. These pilots are incredible. You can seen that he is flying underneath a power line in later pictures, and in one picture is pulling up at the end of the field to get over the power line. EEEKS!!
Banking to fly down over our field.
Here he comes…
Getting to the end of the field. You can see above where he is dropping a marker to make sure he gets back on track on his next round. The next pictures show him pulling up to clear the equipment, hay stack, trees, and power line.
Then he turned around behind my house and headed back the other way, coming down under the power line. (sorry for the door frame in the way.)
Starting to pull up at the other end of the field to clear the hill and another power line. Poor guy.
And around for another pass. Coming straight at me!
Great, great fun to watch! What a crazy, dangerous job.