The above picture is a view of the mountains from the airplane. I wanted to get a picture of Mt. Redoubt, but we didn't have a clear enough view of it from our flight pattern. The pilot was talking about there being an ash cloud at about 15,000 ft, while we were traveling at 30,000+ ft.
Finally I will leave you with this picture. This is Bethel from the air on April 13, 2009. You think we have a little bit of snow left?????? This is the second pass we had to take for the landing. The first pass we were lined up, hand the landing gear down, descending nicely and all of a sudden the plane starts going back up. Apparently some other smaller plane was either coming in or going out and we had to back off. I like this picture because you can see how far spread out Bethel is. Our house is out of the picture on the bottom right.