Friday photo: danger lurking behind the clouds

The moment: danger lurking behind the clouds

The place: Near Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Asheville, NC

The aircraft: Piper Aztec

The memory: While I would have preferred a clearer view of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC on the way back north from a family vacation in South Carolina, the obscured view east toward Mt. Mitchell illustrates the dangers that can lurk in mountainous areas. This was an IFR trip for sure and routing and altitudes should always be carefully selected so you can enjoy the sights from a safe vantage point.

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