Interesting drive on I-5 today

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Interesting drive on I-5 today

Joined: January 6th, 2010, 4:17 am

August 12th, 2012, 2:34 am #1

My son and I were returning from a five day trip to San Jose today. I drove the busy part from SJ to I-5 so needing some time to relax I let my son drive for awhile. The drive from Dunnigan north to Redding is a pretty boring couple of hours so I was getting comfortable so I could take a nap when I saw a low flying aircraft ahead. It crossed the freeway at a VERY low altitude and my first thought was he was going to land in a field. But then he pulled up sharply and I realized it was a crop duster. He did a 180 and flew back across the freeway on the opposite side of a overpass from us. We could see just the top of his wings as he banked very sharply to make another dusting pass. The timing was perfect. He flew right in front of us and the Stearman filled our windshield!I'm not sure of exactly how low he was, but my son said he flew UNDER the powerlines right next to the road! These lines were about 20 feet high. Talk about your "precision" flying. If this guy doesn't race at Reno its a waste of flying talent!

A deal, deal! Maybe He's a Republican?
60 feet of bridge I can get almost anywhere. Schmuck!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

August 12th, 2012, 3:03 am #2

2 kinds of pilots; those who have crashed and those who will.
I agree on I-5. Great road for a nap from Woodland to Red Bluff.

Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.
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Joined: May 26th, 2005, 5:39 am

August 12th, 2012, 6:15 am #3

My son and I were returning from a five day trip to San Jose today. I drove the busy part from SJ to I-5 so needing some time to relax I let my son drive for awhile. The drive from Dunnigan north to Redding is a pretty boring couple of hours so I was getting comfortable so I could take a nap when I saw a low flying aircraft ahead. It crossed the freeway at a VERY low altitude and my first thought was he was going to land in a field. But then he pulled up sharply and I realized it was a crop duster. He did a 180 and flew back across the freeway on the opposite side of a overpass from us. We could see just the top of his wings as he banked very sharply to make another dusting pass. The timing was perfect. He flew right in front of us and the Stearman filled our windshield!I'm not sure of exactly how low he was, but my son said he flew UNDER the powerlines right next to the road! These lines were about 20 feet high. Talk about your "precision" flying. If this guy doesn't race at Reno its a waste of flying talent!

A deal, deal! Maybe He's a Republican?
60 feet of bridge I can get almost anywhere. Schmuck!
We went up to Oregon two weeks ago--my wife drove both the Dunnigan-Corning segments.

"Don't take your life too seriously, son. At the end of it, you won't be alive anyway."

Red Skelton's mother
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Joined: April 30th, 2005, 1:50 am

August 12th, 2012, 12:41 pm #4

My son and I were returning from a five day trip to San Jose today. I drove the busy part from SJ to I-5 so needing some time to relax I let my son drive for awhile. The drive from Dunnigan north to Redding is a pretty boring couple of hours so I was getting comfortable so I could take a nap when I saw a low flying aircraft ahead. It crossed the freeway at a VERY low altitude and my first thought was he was going to land in a field. But then he pulled up sharply and I realized it was a crop duster. He did a 180 and flew back across the freeway on the opposite side of a overpass from us. We could see just the top of his wings as he banked very sharply to make another dusting pass. The timing was perfect. He flew right in front of us and the Stearman filled our windshield!I'm not sure of exactly how low he was, but my son said he flew UNDER the powerlines right next to the road! These lines were about 20 feet high. Talk about your "precision" flying. If this guy doesn't race at Reno its a waste of flying talent!

A deal, deal! Maybe He's a Republican?
60 feet of bridge I can get almost anywhere. Schmuck!
Pucker factor goes way up. Don't get me wrong, he's a very good driver. He's just played way too much Grand Theft Auto.

Jay
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Joined: February 15th, 2004, 4:59 pm

August 13th, 2012, 5:26 pm #5

Will take a few zzzzzs anytime.

Wayne
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