Fred Olson is an IFR-rated Private Pilot. He did his student training and passed his check ride at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona in 1958, and has been an aircraft owner since 1964. His entire career has been in agribusiness. "The privilege of owning an aircraft, and having the freedom to fly, have been a big part of every venture my wife and I have been involved in," he says.
Fred Olson was flying from Osceola, Iowa to Harrison, Arkansas on a fairly dreary day when he saw a beautiful shaft of light breaking through the clouds and took this photo. It’s a reminder that aviation delivers stunning views even on cloudy days.