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‘We’ve gone past the old cowboy days’: Ag pilots explain industrywide norms for aerial applications

The aerial applicator swiftly glided across neat rows of crops, leaving a steady stream of mist behind. Toward the end, the aircraft rose swiftly to avoid crashing into telephone lines.

Jon Slikker Jr. of Vince Dusters, or Silkker Flying Service Inc., displayed this technique and skill under about 200 feet. Typically, he is about 10 to 15 feet above the ground when protecting crops.

“You have to be on your A-game the entire time,” Slikker said.

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