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Old Jun 6, 2002, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Yes, He went under the wires

D30, 300mm IS. I nearly choked when I saw this!


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Old Jun 6, 2002, 10:49 PM   #2
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH


Great picture Though.
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Old Jun 6, 2002, 11:24 PM   #3
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nothing new for me...

I saw plane flying under ~10 bridges one after another... it was in Lithuania. Pilots name is Kairys. good view...

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Old Jun 7, 2002, 7:04 PM   #4
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Default Hi Christie, great catch...

There was probably a little cleanup in the cockpit after that one! Even the best of the duster pilots don't do that unless there is absolutely no other way. Just a clip on the rudder can ruin your whole day. That happened to a friend of mine - one of my old flight instructors who was an ACE fighter pilot in WWII and Korea, then he was flying a Pawnee like this one and clipped a stabilizing wire which the power company had strung up after he had finished work the previous day. He ended up in a body cast for months and it ended his serious commercial flying days. Definitely not something you like to see.

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Old Jun 8, 2002, 1:54 PM   #5
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Thanks, all.

Lin, you won't believe it, this guy did this time after time. It made me very nervous and I left!
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Old Jun 8, 2002, 4:01 PM   #6
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Yep I used to watch them when I was a kid all the time. I knew several crop dusters and some of them are no longer with us....
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Old Jun 8, 2002, 4:32 PM   #7
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Hi Christie,
That's a shame, that kind of flying is just asking for trouble. One gust of wind at the wrong time could put an end to his career. Too bad - I would have left too!!

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Old Jun 14, 2002, 12:21 AM   #8
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I used to work for a spraying company (not as a pilot). Only the stupid ones did this. There was one guy that went through two planes in one year! Luckily he wasn't hurt badly. But I helped disassemble his plane in the field and haul it back to the hanger for salvage. Many of the planes have wire cutters on the landing gear...possibly the vertical stabilizer as well.

Good shot! Too bad you can't send it to his boss if he's a contract pilot. :P
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Old Jun 15, 2002, 10:19 PM   #9
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Thanks, Mark. I watched him do this a couple of times and decided to leave. Of course, he was already pretty low to the ground, like maybe 15 feet. Scary. I left.
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Old Jun 16, 2002, 4:01 AM   #10
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Oh my goodness!! We have some crazy crop dustersaround here but I have never seenthem fly under the power lines! It is pretty typical for power togo out in different parts around town due to pilots clipping thei landing gear on the power lines though........the price we pay for livingin corn country I suppose....LOL

Awesome shot BTW......you have a quick trigger finger there.
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