Every time I see this picture I initially think its a boring image, but then I find myself staring at the layering of colors and I decide I really like it. It’s just not super flattering at first glance. The funny thing is I cannot remember where this was or what I was doing. It appears as though I am on top of a cloud bank but I am not. There are federal regulations prohibiting me from operating over a cloud bank without being able to glide to good VFR conditions. In other words if the engine quits I must at all times be able to glide down without going in the clouds. It makes sense because I do not have an artificial horizon in my instrument panel to maintain wings level once I loose visual reference with the ground. My engine has never unexpectedly quit, but I don’t care, I still don’t fly on top of cloud banks.
Happy New Years everyone ! We’ve got another six hours to go up here in Alaska-land. Hawaii and us will loose the race to the New Year once again. CHEERS !