The colors and diversity of terrain when flying across the arctic is amazing!
Mountains and lakes as far as the eye can see.
The mighty Yukon River.
It was a full flight out of Arctic Village and we stopped in Venetie and Fort Yukon before landing in Fairbanks.
My view from the co-pilot's seat.
Rev. Trimble Gilbert preached this morning about the first being last and the last being first. He talked about the story in the Bible where Jesus tells the disciples to take the most humble seat at a wedding and then wait to be asked to a better seat. Never assume that you deserve a seat of honor. Trimble used the local example of when we are boarding the airplane to wait and let others get the good seats to make sure everyone has a place. I thought about this today and just stood off to the side as people were boarding. Then the pilot asked me to sit co-pilot! It was great because it was a full flight and I was not crammed in the back like a sardine!
I enjoy watching all of the equipment as we fly. I am learning how to read a lot of the dials so that I can tell how fast we are flying, what altitude we are flying at and how much longer until we reach our destination. The screen in the center is a Garmin GPS and often shows maps tracking our progress as well as other information.