Friday Photo: desert sunrise

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our weekly series called simply the “Friday Photo.” Each week we’ll share a great photo taken from the cockpit – one that shares the joy, beauty or fun of flying. If you’d like to join in, send your photo and description (using the format below) to: editor@airfactsjournal.com

Sunrise CA desert

The view: Sunrise over the Southern California Desert with El Mirage dry lake below and SoCal Logistics Airport in the distance

The pilot: George White

The airplane: Cessna 182

The mission: Starting our work day

The memory: One of the rare moment with cloud cover. We just happened to be in the right position as the sun burst through the clouds, not only illuminating the sky but also painting a brilliant yellow strip on the underside of our wing. Just as quickly, the sun was again obscured but we had a great beginning to our day. It’s been referenced before but on most days the view from a pilot’s office just can’t be matched.

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