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The view: One of several storm cells over the high plateau east of Denver.
The pilot: John Grasberger
The photographer: Joan Cooke (the photo ship was a Robinson R44 Raven II, piloted by Joan’s husband Starr)
The aircraft: 2008 Robinson R44 Raven I, N202WT
The mission: Returning to San Diego from Oshkosh AirVenture 2014
The memory: Glad to be in a helicopter where an immediate landing is always an option as I slowly threaded my way between dark and spooky storm cells.