View from a Jet Airplane's Window

Monday, December 31, 2007
Category: Miscellaneous

I travel by jet many times a year mostly going to San Jose, Cincinnati, or India, flying has become a normal activity for me, yet, I know people who have never flown. Recently I purchased a Nikon 10.5 mm fisheye lens and I thought it might help me capture the view from the window seat of a modern commercial jet. I took these pictures on a Cincinnati (CVG) to Seattle (SEA) flight which was leg two on my way back from Boston. Unfortunately I missed the really good pictures of Mt. Rainier because I was seated in a right-hand window seat headed West into Seattle. Even so I wanted to post these pictures because they give a view of the ground I haven't often seen in photos and I thought they might be interesting to those that have not flown.

On the ground at CVG (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport).

On the ground at CVG (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport).

Climbing to cruising altitude after take off, notice the curve in the wing.

Climbing to cruising altitude after take off, notice the curve in the wing.

Level flight over mountains, possibly the Rocky Mountains.

Level flight over mountains, possibly the Rocky Mountains.

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