John Otten swoops down above fields of row crops and rangeland while dodging trees and jumping power lines at speeds over 100 MPH in a bright yellow aerial application plane during an average day at work. Otten laughed and said the most dangerous part of his job is driving to the”>”>airport.

“I had an old timer, a long time ago tell me, this is a great business. I love the customers, the farmers and the variety of people I work with. And you can make the decision to either have a 40-year career and retire as an old man and look back fondly on it, or you can have a short career and end up in a wheelchair.

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