Day 136


August 9th, 2010


  1. John in MI says:

    Crop dusting pilots are incredible. It doesn’t show it here, but in case you’ve never seen them, they fly as low as 6 feet above the crops then can pull straight up to avoid barns, etc. Amazing.

  2. Don in Tennessee says:


    Did you get the Mattmobile dusted off while you were next to the crop duster? Hope you had everything secure as the pilot nosedived by the Mattmobile.

    I wonder if these planes are also used to fight fires?

  3. MN Roxanne says:

    Crop-dusters are amazing pilots… our area farmers have started using them and are they fun to watch!

  4. Jeff says:

    dont breath….hope your cart stays healthy and green.

  5. Steve says:

    Do I see Cary Grant hiding in there?

    • Stephen says:

      First thing I thought too. The iconic scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller North By Northwest. At least this crop duster didn’t intentionally try to buzz and spray Matt.

  6. It’s always the “high wires” that I worry about when I see those pilots maneuver…or is it manure, well sometimes it is very scary…sorry about that…(not really, I just like those two words together they are close…look it up)…

    It made Matt stop and take notice…I don’t think anyone who was near ignored this plane…one of those things that stops you and “makes” you watch…

  7. Uncle Sam says:

    Watch out Matt! Could be that zombie spray their releasing…

  8. Rachel says:

    i live in NYC… what are the crops being dusted with? thanks!

  9. Candice in Alabama says:

    Are you on a dusty crossroads – and have you been mistaken as a murderer?

  10. Scot says:

    It looks like sweet corn & it most likely is being sprayed (dusted) with a liquid pesticide to control insects.

  11. katzien in austin says:

    Very cool shot! I like how it’s off-balance visually. I tried gardening this spring and summer. I would have starved if not for my local IGA Minimax. Bless the farmers of America!!

  12. Lori says:

    Old saying about crop dusters… “There’s two kinds – them’s that’s crashed, & them’s that’s gonna…”

  13. deb says:

    Wow! Cool shot! But I hope you didn’t get sprayed while standing that close!

  14. deanna valenti meyer says:

    When I lived in Colorado, I remember seeing a ton of cropdusters out flying over the corn crops. It was amazing to watch and very cool. This is an awesome shot!

  15. Paul says:

    Oh boy … we pilots love such a shot … gotta catch some corn stalks in your landing gear to be a real aviator! Thx for the shot, Matt!

  16. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Love it. How awesome is that?! I too worried that you got some of that dusting breathed in. Not good. The stuff is necessary for large crops such as this but not good if you’re standing in it while it’s being released I would think. How lucky for you to be experiencing all this.

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