Between Flights

By James Fallows

This morning, KGAI, Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

At bottom, 2006-vintage Cirrus SR-22.

At top, 2013-vintage young Great Blue Heron.

(Thanks to Steve Inkellis for the photo.)

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/10/between-flights/280959/