Woke up at 5:30 last Saturday morning to the sound of an aircraft roaring over the cottage.
Stumbled outside to see this crop spraying plane flying overhead at treetop height. Dashed inside and grabbed the camera to take a few photos. Stood outside in my shorts, - my fine physique a definite distraction to any passing lady drivers ;¬) , - and clicked away.
On the western side of the N3 highway is a huge field of maize, irrigated by several centre pivot irrigation systems. Every year at this time the field gets sprayed by a crop spraying plane.
The field starts just metres past the highway so the plane comes in very low. Spraying is done very early before there is any wind, so as not to disperse the spray, and also for flying safety.
A series of photos showing the aircraft approaching the highway. Once over the highway the plane is literally skimming the tops of the maize.
Just over the back of the truck.