Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I spotted a crop duster working over a corn field south of Port Hope on my way home from golf in Port Austin on Tuesday. It was a a few minutes before sunset and this guy must have been hoping to get done before he couldn't see where he was dusting.
The plane, a biplane, was a taildragger and it was a thrill to watch how close it came to the tassels on the corn. The plane swooped up at the end of the field, after spraying the corn, and then came around to dive into yet another low, graceful pass over the field.
I was in the right place at the right time to get some photos, but was too dull after an afternoon of golf to get the settings any better for sharper photos. Anyway, it was fun to see the very acrobatic plane at work.
Wanda Hayes Eichler