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Sport 38: Winter 2010



The cropduster, so the story goes, spent seven years in prison for killing his brother-in-law.

The truth is he never had a sister, let alone a brother-in-law. The crude tattoos on his hands were done at the back of metalwork class, not at Paparua. He's never even had a parking ticket.

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But people see him skimming metres above the earth, pulling up swiftly, pirouetting and locking in for another pass, and they think: there's someone who doesn't value human life.

When he looks down from his cockpit and sees tiny figures walking in straight lines, he thinks the same thing.