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The view: Looking west toward Santa Cruz, at the north end of Monterey Bay
The pilot: Bryan Lee
The photographer: David Dickins
The airplane: Cessna 172P
The mission: Monterey (MRY) to Palo Alto (PAO) for business and lunch.
The memory: The low sun angle illuminating the ocean swell and surface wind waves in fine detail—flying home at the end of a beautiful day. We take turns with one flying outbound and the other back. I was lucky to have the right seat for this shot. To me this photo is reminder of why I love flying, purely for the opportunity to see the world in a different way.