Friday Photo: sunrise from an AWACS

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

AWACS sunrise

The view: Looking east at sunrise on climb out from Tinker AFB

The pilot: US Air Force Capt. Chris Spears

The airplane:  USAF E-3B Sentry

The mission: Training flight to Chicago to work with fighters over Lake Michigan

The memory: Dark and stormy during takeoff and beautiful on climb out

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