As was my habit, I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I stopped dead on the iconic Air Tractor yellow and blue, in beautiful broad strokes on a canvas. I follow a single hashtag on Instagram (admittedly I should pinpoint some more that would be appropriate..) and that is #cropduster. I was elated to have happened upon another artist's rendering of a spray plane, but better yet, it was the depiction of a loadpad in action. Now, I admit I have never loaded an AT-802, which was the model represented, but it recalled my first season which had just come to a close, and my first role in the business, ground loader.
(Photo Credit: Greg Lahti)