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The view: Blue Cut Fire, Cajon Pass, Southern California

The pilot: George White

The photographer: Peter Hudson

The airplane: Cessna 210

The mission: Just another day at work over the high desert of Southern California

The memory: How Mother Nature also has a dark side and how tragic it can become. Peter Hudson (photographer) and I happened to witness Mother Nature in all her fury as the “Blue Cut Fire” raged on day one. The awe of the strength of a wildfire like this is quickly tempered by the enormous consequences it has to everyone and anything in its path.

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 above) to: [email protected]

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