Photos of the Week: Over the Rainbow

Aviation allows us to see world’s beautiful colors all around us

By BlueSkyStaff

Published February 6, 2023

Read Time: < 1 min


The color blue may be synonymous with aviation, but flight allows us to experience the entire electromagnetic spectrum—the range of frequencies we perceive as color—in all its glory.

You may say it contains all the colors of the rainbow… literally.

After a recent storm here in Pittsburgh, rainbows burst forth across the region. Social media brimmed with bright images of the arcing phenomena, including rare double rainbows.

Matt Slafka was in a unique position to see one, having just landed here at PIT. From his window seat, he took a photo of the rainbow soaring over our air traffic control tower.

Cindy Johnson shared a similarly serene scene with us from her window seat on an airborne Southwest flight. The sunset lit up the sky with brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, a fitting complement to Southwest’s livery.

Thanks, Matt and Cindy!

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A Southwest flight passes a glowing sunset. (Photo submitted by Cindy Johnson)

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