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Interesting drive on I-5 today

August 11 2012 at 10:34 PM
Dale Cole  (Login DaleCole)
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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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Steve Jungwirth
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I understand they say the same thing about cropdusters as motorcyclists:

August 11 2012, 11:03 PM 

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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Mark Schynert
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I think we all sleep that stretch.

August 12 2012, 2:15 AM 

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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Jay Barfoot
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Last thing I do when I need to relax is let the son drive,,,

August 12 2012, 8:41 AM 

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.


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Wayne Funderburk
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Not me, have total respect for my son's driving!

August 13 2012, 1:26 PM 

Will take a few zzzzzs anytime.


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