The early bird…

August 8, 2012 by Craig Fuller

I love to fly early in the morning, especially in the summer and especially down low. The bumps that come with summer’s heat have not yet formed and the air is smooth and pleasantly cool.

This morning’s sunrise over Spencer, Iowa.

This morning I launched from KFSD in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at 5:30 a.m., traveling ahead of a thunderstorm. I arrived over KSPW in Spencer, Iowa, just about dawn and I was treated to this beautiful view of the sun rising over the fields. The coming days for me will be full, involving a combination of travel and meetings. But before the rush begins, it’s great to have a moment like this one that reminds me just how lucky I am to be a pilot.

4 Responses to “The early bird…”

  1. Diane Says:

    I never get tired of looking outside. My husband & I fly frequently together. We rarely go straight – rather a scenic route, which eventually ends at our destination.

    When I became an airline pilot years ago, I was impressed at the number of seasoned veterans who could still say “wow” at the sights when flying.

    Yes, flying is such a joy.

  2. Brian Says:

    Mr Fuller.
    We were both in the exact same area at the same time, although i was in the cockpit of my 115,000 lb Kenworth truck at 0′ AGL, on highway US 18… did you rock those wings? Was that you?
    Thought so, good buddy!

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