Photo Essay: Sunsets from the Plane

By Jonathan Spira on 17 February 2014
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“One day, I saw the sun set 44 times.”

When the sun begins to set, the results are striking.  A canvas in the western sky covered with orange and red hues, it’s indeed something to behold and has frequently been a focal point in literature, including chapter six of “Le Petit Prince” or “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, both author and pioneer aviator.

In recent months, I’ve been fortunate to have had excellent views of sunsets from aboard an aircraft.

Here, presented for your consideration, are some of my favorites and a closing quote from chapter six.

“You know, when one is so sad, one loves the sunset.”


Sunset over JFK, on a Delta 767-300 from Los Angeles


Manhattan Sunset, on the same Delta flight

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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