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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The view: Glacier Peaks just east of St. Ignatius, Montana
The pilot: Ty Sundstrom
The airplane: 1938 Luscombe 8
The mission: Flying a 1938 Luscombe 8 from Milan, Michigan to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The memory: I was just starting flying lessons when the opportunity to go on this flight came up. I had not done any cross country flights before, and this was a great one to start out with. Dead reckoning, stopping at small airports across the US, and great scenery the whole way. Since this flight, I have finished my flight training and I now fly a 1947 Luscombe 8E.