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: [email protected]

Fresno sunset

The view: After takeoff on October 1, 2015, from Fresno Sierra Sky Park Airport (E79) looking towards the east at the Sierra Nevada mountains just before sunrise at 0610 PDT.

The pilot: John Krikorian.

The airplane: Cessna 182

The mission: Liga International, Flying Doctors of Mercy, Fresno Chapter, on a medical mission to Ocoroni, Mexico.

The memory: Beautiful creation, and changing scenery.

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