After going through ACC (altocumulus castelanus) which are basically vertically developed finger like clouds with massive precip we finally broke out on top at FL240. We were just coming out of the tops and were considering going to FL280 just to get into the beautiful sunshine. This is on the backside of the warm front that I took a picture of the other day. The sky is so wickedly blue and the temperature at altitude was -32 which I haven't seen since the spring. As for the first signs of colder weather we picked up a trace of ice that stayed with us till about 6000 feet where it warmed up above zero. The airplane performs much better in this cold air and we had 2000 feet per minute in the climb whereas in July out of West Palm Beach at 34 degrees we climbed around 700 feet per minute.
The moon sneeking a peek through the tops of the clouds.
This picture was taken somewhere in Quebec. This picture does not do the scene justice as the light shining through the cloud as the sun was setting and the leaves changing made for such a great view. I love this time of the year, too bad it seems to go by so quickly.
The sun was setting and the lighting was perfect just before this shot on the approach to runway 25 in Ottawa. The background was super dark blue and the sun was gleaming on the aircraft on final. By the time I grabbed my camera it was over. So this picture was my consolation prize. Ameriflight is a US cargo carrier and this airplane is a Fairchild Metro. This one looks in really good shape for a cargo plane. The one I used to see in Winnipeg was a clapped out bag of crap. Appearance doesn't matter to a package I guess.