https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/06155243/San-Juan-Islands-182-800.jpg 600 800 Bill Lombard https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Bill Lombard2018-08-31 09:13:472018-08-31 09:14:28Friday Photo: San Juan Islands
Many people outside the Pacific Northwest don't know about the San Juan Islands, but to those who do know, they are a favorite flying spot. Bill Lombard shares this photo of the deserted islands just outside of Seattle in this Friday Photo. He took it from his Cessna 182 on a return flight from completing some IFR training.
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New Zealand sometimes looks like another planet, and this Friday Photo shows why. Andre Michaelides took this photo of the Banks Peninsula from his Piper Warrior, which shows ancient volcanic rock, a beautiful blue-green lake, and the Southern Alps mountain range all in one shot. As he says, it's "scenery for the soul."
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Angel Falls is undeniably breathtaking from any perspective. With a height over 3,200 feet, it is the highest uninterrupted waterfall on Earth and a powerful testament to nature's power. Some 80 years after American pilot Jimmy Angel first flew over the falls, Douglas Olivares snapped this photo from his Cessna 172, complete with a partial rainbow.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/06155425/Tetons-800.jpg 600 800 Duane Root https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Duane Root2018-08-10 09:16:322018-08-10 09:16:48Friday Photo: The Tetons
The Northwest United States offers plenty of stunning vistas, making it a favorite for pilots - especially when the weather is good. In this Friday Photo, Duane Root shares a beautiful shot of the snow-capped Tetons, shot from his F.8L Falco as he flew to Montana for an AOPA Fly-in. As he says, "It's views like this that remind us why we love flying!"
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/06155448/172-view-out-window.jpg 450 800 Geoff Van Schie https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Geoff Van Schie2018-08-03 08:28:492018-08-03 08:33:28Friday Photo: Western Australia from a 172
Geoff van Schie flies his Cessna 172M on volunteer missions to teach Christian Value Educational classes to mainly indigenous children in four remote schools in Australia. This photo was taken at the end of a five-day trip, for a total of 8 hours for the week, much of around IFR weather.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/06155524/SBA-fire.jpg 600 800 Ronald Hays https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Ronald Hays2018-07-27 08:34:062018-08-01 17:22:14Friday Photo: Santa Barbara smoke
Ronald Hays has been flying for a while - over 3,000 hours in 18 years, from Alaska to Guatemala - but he says "the scariest departure ever was from our home airport." This week's Friday Photo shows why, as thick smoke from the Thomas fire in Southern California fills the air. It was a scary sight, but at least Hays was on his way to cleaner air.
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The world's largest fly-in starts next week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. To celebrate, this week's Friday Photo shows a great scene from AirVenture 2017, as a 1944 Howard is parked beneath a deep blue sky that is punctuated by a skywriter's "EAA script." Happy Oshkosh week!
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Florida is a pilot's paradise, as Todd Sullivan's photo shows here. He was flying a Cessna 182 on a beautiful day in February when he took this photo of the John Ringling Causeway Bridge, which connects Sarasota and the beaches. The best part is soaring above that traffic stuck on the bridge.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/06155656/Hague-from-Cessna.jpg 407 600 Gerhard van Roon https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Gerhard van Roon2018-07-06 09:08:242018-07-10 11:18:29Friday Photo: The Hague from a Cessna 172
Long before 9/11 it was already prohibited to fly over the city centre of Dutch adminstrative residency The Hague. The royal palaces, the medieval court housing the parliament and senate are strictly forbidden to overfly below 3,000 ft AGL. To take pictures of the city I flew exactly along the border of the prohibited airspace.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/06155709/Trimotor-600.jpg 450 600 Rick Torres https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Rick Torres2018-06-29 09:49:182018-06-29 09:49:57Friday Photo: Trimotor view
This isn't your everyday wing photo. One look at the aileron and the back of the underwing engine reveals this to be an antique Ford Trimotor. Rick Torres snapped this photo from a passenger seat in the iconic airliner, as he flew over the Salinas Valley in California.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/06155733/sunset-4-12-600.jpg 338 600 Gary Travis https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Gary Travis2018-06-22 07:35:182018-06-22 07:35:31Friday Photo: sharing a sunset
Gary Travis has been flying for over 40 years, but he admits that "skies like this always take my breath away." This picture was taken on one of his many flights in his Piper Dakota, which he often uses to share the beauty of flying with others. Sharing aviation and enjoying the view never get old.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/06155801/Sportstar-sunrise-600.jpg 450 600 Tom Smith https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Tom Smith2018-06-15 14:04:142018-06-15 14:04:31Friday Photo: Sportstar sunrise
There's no better time to fly, as Tom Smith shows with this Friday Photo. He was in his Evektor Sportstar on his way to a safety seminar when he snapped this photo of the sun rising over the horizon. The high clouds are painted that magical shade of orange, and you can tell the air is perfectly smooth.
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The best aerial photos combine a great scene, dramatic lighting, and an element of mystery. Vaughn Schultz has all three in this photo of the volcanic lava domes called the Sutter Buttes. A soft sunlight comes through the clouds and highlights the jagged edges of this unique area, as seen from a Cessna 172 XP.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/06155849/chesapeake-sunset.jpg 450 800 Colin Ram https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Colin Ram2018-06-01 09:49:092018-06-01 09:50:03Friday Photo: sunset over the Chesapeake
November 11, 2017 was one of the nicest days of the year to be flying. The chilly air made for a smooth ride, and the early sunset cast a gorgeous light across the water. This was one of those days to turn the radio down low and just enjoy the view out the window.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/06155903/Friday-photo-canyon-fog.jpg 450 600 Jason Carter https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Jason Carter2018-05-25 09:12:382018-05-25 09:12:59Friday Photo: Arizona canyons
We were heading from the mountains of Show Low, Arizona to the desert of Phoenix, Arizona for the day so Krista and I could spend the day with her son Casey. The trip would normally be a six plus hours round trip by car. However, being blessed and fortunate enough to fly, it is a 90-minute round trip allowing us to spend more time with Casey and still be home in time for dinner.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/06155956/image1_8small-1.jpg 600 800 Dale Walton https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Dale Walton2018-05-18 15:09:032018-05-18 15:09:18Friday Photo: sunset in the rain
Dale Walton was flying his 1967 Cessna 150G at historic Minter field in Shafter, CA (MIT), an old World War II training base when he took this photo. As he says, "My first landing in the rain! No wind to speak of, but what a thrill it was watching the rain speed by my landing light in the wing Cessna. One of many more adventures to come. Shot with my iPhone 7+."
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06160112/20170928_ChicagoSkyline_Sept2017_0001600.jpg 336 600 David Dow https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg David Dow2018-05-11 10:14:362018-05-11 10:18:06Friday Photo: Chicago fly-by
I had been in Chicago on business the day before. It was a beautiful morning. Skies were mostly clear. Visibility was unlimited. Air was calm. Temperature was cool (it was late-September). Great day to fly. I had just departed O6C (Schaumburg Regional), about to head home. I decided to take a tour of downtown Chicago, from out over Lake Michigan.
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After a nearly 30 year break, I finally had a mission: visiting and tending to my two oldest children who began attending a boarding school in Dillard, Georgia. My wife and two youngest children have now relocated to the area and I commute there on the weekends to be with them. I'm now treated to amazing views like this one, and a warm homecoming, nearly every weekend.
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Flying with kids is always more fun than flying solo, and this photo is a great remind why. As Fernando Gonzales-Fisher says, "My grandson touches the window of a Mooney as if he is trying to touch the clouds. What is going through his young mind? We will never know; he will never remember. A moment I will never forget."
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06160402/Rodriguez-small.jpg 450 600 Antonio Rodriguez https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Antonio Rodriguez2018-04-13 11:20:472018-04-13 11:27:38Friday photo: skimming the clouds at sunset
It's one of the best views any pilot can find, and Antonio Rodriguez shares a great picture of it in this Friday Photo: skimming along the top of the clouds at sunset. He was flying a Piper Archer II to Nebraska with family when he snapped this photo, which beautifully shows the soft colors of the sun on the clouds below.