Escaping the Wrong Way from New Jersey in WINTER

Newark Airport – Terminal ‘C.’     Early morning, quite a few years ago. “Florida?”  “Hawaii?” …I could only dream!  

Retired now, but a glimpse back to years of employment often revealed necessary travel. How nice!  But mid-winter?  It meant up early in the cold, managing the slippery roads to the airport, and shuffle off to …Buffalo, or Detroit, or some other frozen landascape.Renting a car was the norm. Bringing it back in one piece was the expectation.

Yeah, there was work to be done, and yes, often pretty landscapes in between.

But, at the end of some of those days, there was always a little nervous anticipation, often by the windows of the waiting room, pretending to read “USA Today” while supressing the notion of helplessly skidding or sliding down the runway in that plane out there. I would maybe think: Is this the fun part yet?

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M 🙂

 

 

 

 

The Crowded Skies

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“Will you look at that!!!!”

A little before sunset last night, atmospheric conditions were  just right to reveal the many aircraft, likely full of holiday travelers, flying the skies west of coastal New Jersey. 

(This post contains 6 images taken just after 4:30 PM, 12/27/2014)

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Same area, panned to the left….
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Closer look near the horizon…
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Thirty or more separate contrails were visible
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Contrails like these are relatively high altitude

In the original image above, a lower “local,” aircraft is seen left of center, below the parallel contrails. Click to enlarge.

The above image also contains two nuclear power plants – The Sun, (92 mil. miles – 148 mil. km) and the Oyster Creek Generating Station a little closer, in New Jersey!

Thanks for viewing, and as usual comments are always welcome. M 🙂