Posts From Tracey Thurman

A long hot summer

It’s been a long hot summer. Hot. Just plain old hot! Density altitude has been stratospheric in most places of the country.  Runways shrink during

Greeting the dawn

Dawn seeped into the valley. The new day arrived from the other side of the Sierras heralded by the silent beauty of sunrise over the

United we stand

There is an agenda driven sector who know nothing of ag flying, are directly opposed and even hostile to aerial application. Agricultural aviation isn’t only

Changes

We humans are creatures of habit. We like things to follow a specific pattern and current. Repetitious days where everything fits, as long it doesn’t

Whiling away

Winter has moved in. The old boy has pretty much taken over, scattered himself all over the place, stretched out and put his feet up.

The Twelfth Month

December is when the land sleeps. The skies are clear, crisp and appear to go all the way to heaven. My memories take me back

Cleaning the Windshield

Autumn is moving in. The last tomato is in the can and cotton is being combed from the fields. There’s lots of dust and plenty

“Blow and Woe”

The monthly safety meeting included handouts of product labels. At first glance they looked identical. The issue was, one was a widely used insecticide, the

Crowding the corners

The weather forecast was 100% chance of hot with a 50% chance of miserable. The first few jobs were going to be done while the

The season

I rolled out of the rack at the crack of noon, opened the curtains to allow the glare of an unsympathetic sun singe my bleary

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