Airplane Mode: New York Ascent

On a recent trip from Seattle to Indianapolis, Delta had the good sense to route me through New York City because, you know, it’s on the way.  Since my connecting flight was already boarding when my first one landed, I didn’t have much time to take in the sights.  I’d never been to JFK before, but from what I saw of the airport, it looked . . . blurry.

When we took off, I had high hopes of getting some aerial images of the city since I was on the wrong side of the plane when we landed.  This was not to be.  Because of the direction in which we took off and the timing of the turn, the city was never in view from anywhere on-board the aircraft (at least in the cabin).  However, at one point my side of the plane was facing west during the sunset.  We were too high to see that we had flown out over the Atlantic and were now coming back over the harbor, so you’ll have to take my word for it.  Also, there was that other plane you can see in the images below.  At one point it looked like it was flying straight up.

JFK Ascent

For some reason, when I look at the above image, I hear Elton John’s Rocket Man in my head – burnin’ out his fuse up here alone.

New York Sunset

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