Painting with Sunset
We do this every evening, like children with finger paints…we drag our contrails through the generous pools of aerial light and paint the darkening skies with sunset. I witnessed the phenomenon this evening from the ground as several aircraft aligned their contrails on the route from Richmond to Charleston. Each contrail imitated the glow and hue of the stratus clouds lingering on the western horizon…a coral pink wash of finger paint across the sky. Watching this from the cockpit is even more inspiring as at that moment we know that we are also part of the scene painting with sunset.