Across America at 14,000 feet
Old Harbor, the hub of Block Island, as seen on takeoff from the island's strip.
The smallest town in the smallest state, Block Island, Rhode Island. Noted for its large sharks and excellent big wave surfing during hurricane season.
Fire Island, a car-free resort off the coast of New York.
Lower Manhattan, as seen from the Hudson River Corridor, a free flight zone under the approaches to Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports.
The Jersey Shore, where the most densely populated state meets the Atlantic.
Rodanthe, an Atlantic surfer's and fisherman's paradise on the Outer Banks of North Carolina 50 miles south of Kitty Hawk.
White Sound, home of the Abaco Inn and a secret surfing and fishing spot on Elbow Key, Bahamas.
Gregorytown, another Bahamian surfers' Mecca, had fallen on hard times after the drug operation at Norman's Key was stopped.
Chicago, with ice on Lake Michigan just after sunrise.
Chicago, from the south, showing the Loop, Sears Tower and Meigs' Field when it was still an airport.
Rocky Flats, Colorado, with its nuclear waste ponds surrounded by a fat wall with guard towers cleverly positioned for an uninterrupted line of fire.