Many have been questioning all the low-flying planes above Silsbee, and there is a legitimate reason.
It isn’t a training exercise, nor is it preparations for an apocalypse.
According to Dale Williford of Hawthorne Airport in Hardin County, the planes were contracted by Campbell Timberland Management to fertilize forests areas the company owns.
They were granted permission to fly below the designated altitude in order to perform the fertilization.
The planes are flying from Hawthorne Airport located off of SH 327 west of Silsbee and over the city to land management areas.
Williford says the company will be flying over the area for about 3-4 more days before the fertilization is complete.