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The view: Sunrise over Hampton Roads, Virginia
The pilot: Tom Dorl
The airplane: 1979 Cessna 172N
The mission: Captured a nice sunrise ahead of a beautiful day
The memory: Early morning always reminds me of a fresh start, a new day, and a chance to learn and gain experience(s) as a pilot. While crawling out of bed seems less than desirable at 0500, views like this are rare, priceless, and worth every effort to capture aviation moments in time like this.
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I’m moving to Chesapeake next month. At what airport was the photo taken? I’m based at KSFQ and I’ll probably focus my initial flights to local airports to get familiar with the area.
My best flight ever took me from Florida to Virginia in a Piper Archer in october 2013. After a huge and fast front passed, I flew under a flawless orange sky as the golden light touched the high overcast from below. Thank you for sharing, and yes, I’m not a fan of waking uo early either, but the view is quite something, and the opportunity of a fresh start is priceless.
This was taken out of KPHF. SFQ is great .. good BBQ and check out all the local airports. Welcome to the area ..