Photos of the Week: Close Encounters of the ‘Burgh Kind

Debut of new feature spotlighting amazing aviation pics from our readers

By BlueSkyStaff

Published February 15, 2021

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Last week, we asked for your favorite aviation-related photos, and boy, did you respond.

Our readers passed along shots of unique aircraft, international airports, historical events, gorgeous views and even family vacation photos. We loved them! Keep them coming—you can click here for submission guidelines.

For our initial entry, we readily admit to our hometown bias in choosing Matt Grossman’s photo of our beautiful Steel City, taken from a Piper Warrior that took off from Butler Regional Airport (just north of PIT) in November 2019. We hope yinz understand.

But we’re also showcasing Malori Asman’s selfie with her daughter, Stacey Stamm, from famed Maho Beach on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Spectators can stand just a few yards away from Runway 10 at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) and get just about as close as you can to in-flight aircraft without actually being on one.

Thanks, Matt and Malori!

Malori Asman (right) and her daughter, Stacey Stamm, take a selfie with an arriving aircraft at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten. (Submitted by Malori Asman)

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