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From the [URL="http://www.pilotbug.com/?p=167"]PllotBug blog[/URL] As a child growing up in south Louisiana, I watched as pilots worked their Stearmans near the ground, in displays of airmanship I never saw at any air show. Rice fields, on our farm, or cane fields, which were located on dark clay soils further east, were visited all spring and well into the summer by these ag machines of the sky. Nearly everyday from early spring to late fall, and, in the case of rye grass pastures, even the winter, ag pilots fly their aircraft. I say fly, because the word operates, somehow does the pilots no justice. There is no comparison to any other type of flying on earth. All maneuvers performed in seemingly effortless style, are in fact well thought out, and there can be no mistakes. In this realm, there are old pilots, but no old bold pilots. The ground is unerringly unforgiving. For nearly eight decades ag aviation has been at the forefront protecting America
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