The pilot: Pete Hodges
The airplane: Piper Cherokee
The mission: Flying home from Dexter, Michigan (2E8) to Culpeper, VA (CJR).
The memory: There was a chance of scattered showers developing later in the day along my route and as I neared my destination, ATC called and suggested I divert around a thunderstorm along my route. After putting the airplane away, I sent my sister this picture. I forgot about it until she gave me a framed reprint for Christmas. I thanked her and asked what made her enjoy it so much? She said “You fly a lot so you don’t realize that most people will never see a site like that in their entire lifetime, and that is what makes that picture so special. ”