Friday photo: night flight


The moment: first night flight of the season

The place: Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field (KLUK), Cincinnati, OH

The aircraft: Cessna 172

The pilot: Nick Keene

The memory: One positive outcome of the recent time change and early sunset is more time to enjoy the crisp, calm air and spectacular sights of local night flights as I did on this recent flight over the downtown Cincinnati, Ohio area.


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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.