Is it Crazy Cessna Day?

Does anyone know what’s up with the two small yellow planes that have been flying over Duluth all morning? They are flying awful close to buildings, making a lot of noise, and don’t appear to be doing anything productive. Just wondering if you all know something I don’t.

15 Comments

Dawn Marie

about 3 months ago

Gypsy Moth spraying, according to Facebook, and a coworker. I am never able to stay awake to see the 10pm news so I had no idea until I got on FB.

Makoons

about 3 months ago

That's what we assumed too until we saw them flying close together, doing loopty-loos and seemingly spraying nothing over downtown Duluth. Maybe I just don't know how spraying works.

adamfly

about 3 months ago

If they are doing loopty-loops, they may be practicing for the upcoming airshow in August. But as Dawn said, they did announce they will be spraying to ward off the Gypsy Moths, so it could be either, or potentially it could be the airforce base up north just saying hello to Duluth! City of Duluth's gypsy moth Facebook post

Paul Lundgren

about 3 months ago

Here's one over West Duluth around 1:15.

Gwen Williams

about 3 months ago

While I am not familiar with the practices of moth spraying, I know about crop spraying and many of the more advanced pilots do perform some fancy maneuvers that allow them to almost turn on a dime so that they can stay on their exact grid for spraying what they need to spray with as little deviation as possible.

BadCat!

about 3 months ago

Duluth News Tribune: Aerial treatments to control gypsy moths underway in Duluth area The planes are doing loops to spray on a straight grid (one north-south strip of the city, turn, then the next south-north strip).

hbh1

about 3 months ago

Christ. There are about a thousand people who apparently can't read who are going whackadoodle about it on FB today. By the end, I just wanted to slap somebody. Though I do wonder about millions of tiny flakes of polyvinyl chloride washing out into the lake and stuff. Couldn't find anything online saying it was going to KILL US ALL, however.

Aldin

about 3 months ago

hbh1: That's what you get for reading Facebook all day. No pity.

Chickonen

about 3 months ago

Not to be confused with jets (the sound of freedom,) what we woke up to this morning was the sound of sexual confusion (among young gypsy moths, anyway.)

waferdog

about 3 months ago

If you are lucky, you will now have a decent number of tiny green pellets sticking to your car as a result of this.

Shane

about 3 months ago

In case anyone is interested. The plane in Paul's photo appears to be a Piper PA-25 Pawnee.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 months ago

Prepare to be disturbed.

hbh1

about 3 months ago

That video is a lot more funny if you imagine he's actually a male gypsy moth.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 months ago

Sounds like a Photoshop challenge.

Ramos

about 3 months ago

I'm surprised that the Jews let him use YouTube, but don't allow him to use Google to find anything out.

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