With a range of 7000 miles and a cruise speed of 565 mph, the Dassault Falcon 7X above is built to soar across the sky, over land and oceans. While waiting inside the hangar before takeoff, below is the view through the open hangar doors from Shively Field (KSAA) in Saratoga, Wyoming.
About a minute after takeoff, we were looking down on the snowy mountains that go through Wyoming and Colorado. On this trip, the land below quickly disappeared under a cloud cover and darkness soon followed.
In slightly less than two hours, we were on final approach into Indiana with a view of the lights of Chicago in the distance. With darkness upon us, I didn’t even attempt to take photos during this landing while moving fast across the sky and hand holding my camera. Yes, I am aware of my abilities sometimes.
After almost 43 years of soaring through the skies on different types of aircraft with my hubby as the pilot, it still thrills me every chance I get to tag along. This was one of those totally unexpected, last minute trips for me and that made it even more fun.
© Irene Tron/Heavens Sunshine. All photos are my own.
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