Posts Tagged ‘crop duster’

Photo of the Day: Crop dustin’

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Ag pilots rank right up there with bush pilots and military pilots when you’re talking about a certain type of aviator most of us would like to be. In this photo, Dan Geist sprays a sugar beet field in Crookston, Minnesota, flying his Air Tractor 502-B. Mike Fizer shot the photo to illustrate Mike Vivion’s 2007 AOPA Pilot article, “Low-Level, High Tech.” Vivion’s article describes how the industry evolved from working with primarily well-used biplanes to a fleet that employs many pilot-friendly and production-oriented features, such as seats mounted high for good visibility; steel cages to provide rollover protection; and even cockpit air conditioning.—By Jill W. Tallman