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In the air from Morristown, NJ to Groton, CT

On my flight back from Morristown, NJ to Groton, CT I had my G9 with me. So I snapped a bunch of photos along the way – from the taxiway in NJ, to approach to Groton. They came out OK – it was quite turbulent, even the image stabilizer in the camera didn’t help much…that and I was shooting through aircraft windows – not exactly the most optically clear systems, by far. But, hey, it was a pretty clear day, so here we go…

We had to wait for a bunch of takeoffs and landings before we could leave Morristown. So of course I got a few shots of the events.

One airplane in front of us waiting to take off

Waiting to takeoff from Morristown Municipal Airport
Waiting to takeoff from Morristown Municipal Airport
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Then they get the runway

Taking off from Morristown Municipal Airport
Taking off from Morristown Municipal Airport
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Next a couple landings

Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
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Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
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Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
Coming in for a landing at Morristown Municipal Airport
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And more taxiing

Aircraft taxi ahead of our takeoff
Aircraft taxi ahead of our takeoff
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And we finally took off.

Once airborne, I started snapping pictures. First up was a shot of the Bear Mountain bridge and Iona Island on the Hudson River

The Bear Mountain bridge over the Hudson River, with Iona Island to the bottom right
The Bear Mountain bridge over the Hudson River, with Iona Island to the bottom right
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And a shot of the Waterbury/Oxford Airport (Thanks to Al G in the comments for clearing that up!).

An airport somewhere in western Connecticut or eastern New York
An airport somewhere in western Connecticut or eastern New York
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A bit further into Connecticut, a shot of the Arrigoni bridge, and the P&W swing bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland

The bridges over the Connecticut River - the Arrigoni bridge between Middletown and Portland, and the Providence & Worcester Railroad
The bridges over the Connecticut River - the Arrigoni bridge between Middletown and Portland, and the Providence & Worcester Railroad
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The bridges over the Connecticut River - the Arrigoni bridge between Middletown and Portland, and the Providence & Worcester Railroad
The bridges over the Connecticut River - the Arrigoni bridge between Middletown and Portland, and the Providence & Worcester Railroad
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OK, a plain shot out the window

Looking out the window
Looking out the window
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And as we got closer to Groton, something struck my eye. Two big buildings amongst the trees. Yep, that’s our two Indian casinos. Mohegan Sun to the left, and Foxwoods to the right

Connecticut's two Indian casinos rise from the landscape - Mohegan sun to the lower left, and Foxwoods to the upper right
Connecticut's two Indian casinos rise from the landscape - Mohegan sun to the lower left, and Foxwoods to the upper right
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Then we got closer to the Groton/New London area. So a couple shots of the Gold Star Bridge and Amtrak’s Thames River draw were next

Looking east over New London, the Thames River, and Groton
Looking east over New London, the Thames River, and Groton
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A look at the Gold Star Bridge and Amtrak's Thames River drawbridge
A look at the Gold Star Bridge and Amtrak's Thames River drawbridge
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And where I work – Pfizer in Groton

Where I work - Pfizer in Groton
Where I work - Pfizer in Groton
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Then finally a couple shots looking up the Thames River. First a shot showing the New London lighthouse at the bottom left, and looking all the way up into Montville

Looking north up the mouth of the Thames River
Looking north up the mouth of the Thames River
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And a wider shot with the Ledge Light in the frame

The view north up the Thames River, with the Ledge Light in the foreground
The view north up the Thames River, with the Ledge Light in the foreground
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Then I had to shut it off on final approach. But not a bad 30 minute trip. Sure beats driving.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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