United and Delta flights pass by each other on the runways at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (Photo submitted by Casper Wood)

Photos of the Week: At the Speed of Life

The thing about airports is that they never stop. People are always coming and going. There are always arrivals and departures.

We’re a 24-7-365 business operating in rain, snow or sleet. The lights are always on, the doors are always open and there’s always somebody who needs to get somewhere.

Managing that constant flow of activity—especially when it involves 75-ton vehicles moving hundreds of miles per hour—is a never-ending balance of safety and precision.

That balance can present interesting visuals, as you see occasionally in our photos from the PIT airfield. But we are certainly not unique in that aspect.

For example, Casper Wood caught United and Delta aircraft heading in opposite directions on the runways at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Florida) International Airport recently.

And really, the constant activity we see at airports is just indicative of life itself. It’s about people making connections with each other, with their careers, with new adventures.

We saw that firsthand last week with Najee Harris, the No. 1 draft pick of our beloved Steelers, whose arrival at PIT symbolized the perpetual hope of a bright future for a sports-obsessed town.

So here’s a special Photo of the Week from our own Jeff Martinelli as the rookie running back Harris takes the obligatory “I’m home” selfie with the greatest running back named Harris in the history of the NFL.

Thanks, Casper and Jeff!

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

Steelers No. 1 draft pick Najee Harris takes a selfie with the figure of Steelers legend Franco Harris at Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday, April 30, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Martinelli)

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