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Sunrise at 38,000 feet. On my Lufthansa A380 flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt a couple of days ago.   The refulgent Rolls-Royce Trent 900 beauties outside were a feast for the eyes. However, the design of the A380 window porthole, with its larger-than-normal distance between the interior and exterior panels, did not permit the […]

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India’s war on drones. My plans for aerial photography in Goa this monsoon season have been shot down by the Indian government. A new directive, issued by the Indian Finance Minister and noted aeronautics expert, Shri Arun Jaitley, went into effect from April 1. It puts drones in the Prohibited and Dutiable Goods list and […]

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Looking down on the Queen. Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), Queen of the Icelandic Mountains, is set in the expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. The desolate Ódáðahraun terrain truly feels like an alien world. It […]

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