Friday photo: mountain wave cloud formation

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The moment: Mountain wave cloud formation

The pilot: anonymous

The place: Near North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Las Vegas, NV

The aircraft: Cessna Citation 550

The memory: Mountain waves are common in this area in the winter months. I’m familiar enough with the area to know when and what to expect. Not something you ever want to be near as a pilot, but from this vantage point, made for a gorgeous photo.

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.