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Friday Photo: Oregon wildfires

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Oregon wildfires - Friday Photo: Oregon wildfires

The view: Wildfires in Oregon

The pilot: Chad Chase

The airplane: Cirrus SR22

The mission: Santa Barbara, California (SBA), to Portland, Oregon (PDX).

The memory: This was one of three Oregon fires we had to zigzag through to stay out of the smoke. This was the small one.

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Friday Photo: night on the flightline

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Night on ramp - Friday Photo: night on the flightline

The view: A lonely airplane sits under the moonlight

The pilot: Kevin Knight

The airplane: Cessna 172

The mission: Home to Bremerton, Washington (PWT), from Phoenix.

The memory: After taking a commercial flight back to SEATAC, I was dropped off at PWT by a friend. While walking to my hangar at 10pm to retrieve my car, I saw this lonely 172 on the flight line with the moon illuminating it. The temperature was 33 degrees F, extremely humid, and really uncomfortable. Like me, I suspect the plane wanted to warm up and head somewhere else. Even planes get lonely.

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Friday Photo: beached ship

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Granelli ocean - Friday Photo: beached ship

The view: Filtered sunrise reflection on the mouth of the Brunswick River

The pilot:  Chris Granelli

The airplane: 1981 Cessna Centurion 210N

The mission: Early morning flight from North Carolina to Florida for lunch, afternoon tee time, and dinner with a friend.

The memory: This was a 24-hour trip… I cannot imagine a non-GA life. The final portion of the stricken cargo ship Golden Ray, which beached there in September 2019 (just days after my family and I finished a week’s vacation there) can be seen inside the “ropes,” mid-mouth of the channel. It was gone two days later, per another friend (esteemed aviation writer E. Cox), who noted as much on approach to SSI runway 24 (seen in left of photo) in his company’s Falcon 900, ending an almost two-year “slice & dice” removal project. Jekyll Island (09J) can be seen in right of photo.

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Friday Photo: cloud-to-ground rainbow

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rainbow ground - Friday Photo: cloud-to-ground rainbow

The view: Trenton-Robbinsville area, New Jersey

The pilot: Parvez Dara

The airplane: Beechcraft G36 Bonanza

The mission: IFR flight

The memory: Return flight from Wichita, Kansas (ICT), descending towards destination at Ocean County, New Jersey (MJX).

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Friday Photo: fall in Oregon

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falls and hood 600 - Friday Photo: fall in Oregon

The view: Willamette Falls (on the Willamette river) and Mount Hood in the background

The pilot: Steve Splonskowski

The airplane: Taylorcraft F-19

The mission: pretty fall day of flying in the Portland, Oregon, area

The memory: the wind had been blowing for days, but we finally got a break and headed out flying — great late day light and autumn colors

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Friday Photo: a patchwork quilt

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Sidwell 600 - Friday Photo: a patchwork quilt

The view: Flying over fields in Victoria, Australia, after heavy rains

The pilot: Neil Sidwell

The airplane: ICP Savannah

The mission: My first flight over regional Victoria after lifting of COVID restrictions

The memory: Yellow canola, brown ploughed fields, green grass, and dark green wooded hills in the background melding into a patchwork quilt.

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Friday Photo: Pacer parked at 8432 ft. MSL

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Pacer parked - Friday Photo: Pacer parked at 8432 ft. MSL

The view: My 1954 PA-22 Pacer, after landing at Las Acacias, Colombia (SKAI), elevation 8432 ft.

The pilot: Santiago Arbelaez

The aircraft: 1952 PA-22 Pacer, HK-876-G

The mission: Flying from Medellin to Nemocón, from the central branch to the eastern branch of the Colombian Andes, at flight level 125.

The memory: Tell the date: it could be the same picture anywhere from 1954 to 2021. Fortunately this time it was my flight!

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Friday Photo: balloons at 9 o’clock

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Balloons - Friday Photo: balloons at 9 o’clock

The view: Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany

The pilot: Alexander Steinhorst

The airplane: Aquila A211

The mission: A recreational flight north along the river Rhine.

The memory: Encountering two hot-air balloons while cruising north in calm but misty air, enjoying the mild evening sun rays piercing through the clouds.

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Friday Photo: lenticular clouds at Reno

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Reno - Friday Photo: lenticular clouds at Reno

The view: Lenticular clouds over Reno Stead Airport

The pilot: George Catalano

The airplanes: Race planes

The mission: 2021 Reno Air Races

The memory: At the Reno Air Races this year we had these spectacular lenticular clouds forming over Stead Field from the early afternoon on. Races got cancelled with sustained winds blowing 35 and gusts to 48.

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Friday Photo: Sound Sunset

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Sound sunset 600 - Friday Photo: Sound Sunset

The view: Sound Sunset

The pilot: Frank Facchetti

The airplane: 2006 Cirrus SR20

The mission: Flying back to HYA from ACK

The memory: I am a lucky man. I live on Cape Cod and had a dinner date on Nantucket with my 8-year old granddaughter. Flying home, we encountered a beautifully calm summer evening and this view over Nantucket Sound. Martha’s Vineyard is visible in the left of the photo and Cape Cod to the right. With sights like this I am bound to piqued her interest in the wonders of aviation… I hope!

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