Thursday, June 9, 2011

Arizona Fire Flyby

The Arizona Fire is one of the biggest fires of our time with hundreds of thousands of acres already burned. On June 2, 2011, I happen to be coming back from a Sam's Club corporate event on a private Learjet when I flew directly over it.  Putting the damage and loss aside, the overhead view from near space was breathtaking.  With my iPhone, you can clearly see the curvature of the earth from this altitude and loss of light. Just amazing in person.

For miles, you can see massive smoke plumes that look like thunderheads. According to our onboard computer, it showed we we just passing over Baldy Peak Arizona when I took these shots. This was not a fisheye lens or later photo. It really puts things in perspective how fragile we are. I wish the very best for folks in the affected areas. This is a monster fire storm indeed!

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