The pilot: Douglas Cole
The airplane: King Air E-90
The mission: Transporting company personnel to a job site in Lewiston, ID with several stops on the way.
The memory: The King Air E-90 I fly on occasion is based at the Bellingham International Airport (KBLI) and is operated by a local firm to transport company personnel to various job sites around the area. In October we were heading to Lewiston, ID with several stops on the way. We had made a low-IFR departure from the Bellingham International Airport (KBLI) just prior to dawn and broke out on top around 4500’ MSL. For being such a crummy day on the ground, this view upon breaking out was just stunning. We fly with two pilots so I asked the copilot to take the controls for a minute while I captured the scene on my iPhone.
- Friday photo: Breaking out from a low IFR departure - December 1, 2023