America by Air: Coming in for a Water Landing

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
Ramakrishnan Chirayathumadom

The reader who sent that incredible shot over Playa Flamenco has another great one from the Pacific Northwest:

I saw you got a blimp, but do you have one from a seaplane? [CB note: Yep—we’ve posted two photos from seaplanes but we posted them after this email came in, so our reader couldn’t have seen them.] This view is coming in to “land” on Lake Chelan, Washington [the largest lake in the state], from the cockpit of a Dehavilland Beaver. We did an air tour of the Glaciers of the North Cascades two years ago.

Love this series.

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