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A Vogage Across the Sky

By Stu Simpson, Photos by Stu Simpson & Geoff Pritchard

Thick grey cloud completely swallowed the mountain peak directly ahead of me. But there was 400 feet between the bottom of the cloud and a lower notch in the mountain. Not a lot; just enough. And that gap was all Geoff Pritchard and I needed to sneak through to the other side. I turned my plane a little more to the right and headed straight for it. Geoff banked his plane, too, and followed. The shortcut over a ski resort near Fernie, BC, would save us a few miles enroute to Cranbrook.

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