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The view: Lake Independence and the Iron River. Near Big Bay, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula.

The pilot: Tim Bieber

The photographer: Kate Zimmer with a Canon 5D Mk3

The airplane: 1959 Cessna 180

The mission: Sightseeing the color in our neighborhood

The memory: It was a perfect day for flying, with light winds and unlimited visibility. We took off from our home base at KSAW and flew north along Lake Superior. The areas of peak color vary dramatically and seeing it from the air is really the best way in this remote area.

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our weekly series called simply the “Friday Photo.” Each week we post 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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