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Quick Flight Home

I just returned from a trip west from our home in Michigan. As usual I had my camera with me to record some of the events during the flight back from Denver.

This is our aircraft at the gate in Denver. It is a Boeing B737 Max.

I’m always hoping for clear, cloudless skies. During the flight I’m continuously looking out of the window at the scenery below. One of my “hobbies” is to photograph airports from above. It’s relatively easy to spot an airport because of the long, straight runways which stand out from the surrounding scenery.

This is the Ankeny Regional Airport. It is located a few miles north of Des Moines, Iowa.

Our flight took a route that was close to a straight line from Denver to Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is relatively easy to determine the location of the plane from the map that is displayed on the seat back screen.

Our aircraft was equipped with seat back displays. One of the view options is to show the flight progress. This helps to identify the scenery as I take photos from the plane’s window.

By referring to the seat back display I was able to look for landmarks that help me determine the area below.

This is the Monticello Regional Airport located northeast of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Here is the Kenosha Airport. It is located in Wisconsin just north of the Illinois state line.

Less than a minute after passing the Kenosha Airport, we started the flight across Lake Michigan.

What you see here is the southeast coast of Wisconsin.

Our plane landed about fifteen minutes later after crossing Lake Michigan. Clouds over our home in Grand Rapids prevented me from taking any further photos of the scenery below.

As an “aviation nerd” I simply enjoy taking picture during these flights.

For those of you who might wonder how I can know the name of the airports in the photos that I take from 35,000 feet or so, please refer to an article at my other website https://stayfocusedpress.com/?p=13070

Written by:

Arnie Lee

Las Vegas Architecture

<br /> Some Amazing Buildings<br />

Night and Day in the City

Over the years the Strip in Las Vegas has expanded tremendously in all directions. The strip has grown longer expanding both northward and southward. It has become fatter – spilling out on both sides of Las Vegas Blvd. And the glitzy casinos and picturesque buildings now stretch upward, leaping skyward.

To walk the Strip is to be amazed by this part of the city’s architecture. Below is a look at some of these sites during the day and after the sun goes down.


I’ve photographed only a few of the casinos here. But Las Vegas is home to countless other amazing buildings. Even if you’re not a gambler the size and scale of the architecture is worth a visit to the city.

Written by:

Arnie Lee



Aviation Photos

A Collection of Aviation Related Photographs

From our years of developing flight simulation software, we’ve taken many photographs while traveling in-flight to airports, conventions, trade shows and more. Below are some of these arranged by topic.

Please note that this is a shortcut way to view the photographs from seven different articles that were recently published separately.