The Pilot's Lounge #34:
Of Ag-Planes, Fire Bombers, and Inventions

One of the most stressful and dangerous kinds of aviation operations is aerial application also known as crop-dusting or ag-aviation. When a younger man, AVweb's Rick Durden worked (hard) in this industry, eventually moving on to saner endeavors. Still, he kept up with his contacts in the industry and recently went back to his roots to check in with an old friend who now specializes in improving ag-planes and even turning them into fire bombers. Read all about it.

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