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Editor’s note: This is the second 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: [email protected]

Baum Denali Aerostar

The view:  Denali (Mt. McKinley) from 17,000ft MSL

The pilot: Larry Baum – Ithaca, NY

The airplane:  Aerostar

The mission: Flying to Alaska in 2011

The memory: Several Aerostars and a Cessna 414 flew to Alaska with Let’s Fly Alaska in June 2011. We were at 17,000 feet on a beautifully spectacular day. There were a few clouds below us, so we could see the glaciers. Unlike other high mountains that are in ranges with other high mountains, Denali pretty much rises up from the surrounding terrain which is around 7-8 thousand feet all the way to 20,300 feet msl. The day was very peaceful and we felt as though it would be easy to reach out and touch the mountain. Read the blog from our trip to Alaska.

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