Friday Photo: morning over the Cascades

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The view: A morning flight over the Cascade Range in Oregon, east of Eugene

The pilot: Eric Benjaminson

The photographer: Eric Benjaminson

The aircraft: 1958 Cessna 182A, N5900B

The mission: A flight from Creswell, OR (77S), to Sunriver, OR (S21)

The memory: I took an early morning summer flight across the Cascades in Oregon on a perfect morning. Unlimited visibility, no wind, an almost eerie lack of any sign of civilization. As I neared the middle of the mountain range, I saw this stunning lineup of (from the left) Mt. Jefferson, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, and two of the Three Sisters. A timeless moment that signals the best of the flying experience.

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