Close Encounter of the first kind
This Air Tractor Ag plane was spraying a Canola field while I shot photos from the edge of the field, and what your not seeing in this photo is a farm yard just to my right at the edge of the field, and centered in the pilots path on his approach.
It was amazing to see the pilot compensating for the farm yard with this steep angle of attach as he swooped in over the yard, and immediately hitting his spray release as he leveled out at 100/140 mph while making his pass 10 feet over the field located just beyond the farm house.
It is amazing to watch a skilled ag pilot putting an ag plane through its paces.
Hearing that 1000 horsepower gas turbine engine at speed is like music to the ears, if you like that sort of thing of course!
If you're not familiar with Ag planes, the pilot is using GPS tracking to keep him on track while spraying this field.
If you look close, there is a light bar mounted on the top of the engine cowling midway between the cockpit and the propeller.
The pilot sees this light bar in the bottom of his vision, and with the lights connected to the GPS receiver with the included file for the field, the lights are indicating the line he keeps the airplane flying on across the field.
Something else of interest is how the pump that delivers the chemical from the tank to the spray bar and nozzles is driven.
If you look between the landing gear wheels just under the engine cowling, you can see a small red propeller mounted on the pump being driven by the prop blast and the air rushing by the bottom of the fuselage.
Click on the photo for a closer look......
Here is another up close and personal look......