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Thursday, July 24, 2008

The most amazing sight I've ever seen while flying...

I'll probably get around to blogging about this in Cockpit Chronicles next month, but I wanted to share this with you here first.

Not many pilots (myself included) have ever seen Noctilucent clouds before. But what started out looking like Northern Lights turned out to be these Noctilucent clouds which reach an altitude of 300,000 feet.

Read about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud

I have video to go along with this picture. It's great to hear the other pilots asking about these clouds on the North Atlantic air-to-air frequency. Judging by the comments, it was obvious that most of us had never run across these before.

This photo is almost exactly how it looked to us. I had to use a slow shutter with a high ISO to capture it on Monday night, July 21st, 2008.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Just look at all this work that needs to be done...

I know I've slowed down on posting here lately. But I'm still posting to Gadling, Flickr and YouTube like crazy.

So, unless I have something specific to say that I can't say over at Cockpit Chronicles or Plane Answers at Gadling, I probably won't be posting much more to this blog.

Take a look at those sites if you haven't seen them yet!

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I'll still check the comments here, so feel free to get in touch with me that way if you'd like.

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Grew up in Alaska, went to high school and college in Washington State. Commercial pilot since 1990.

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