I used my Samsung 20FE phone to take this picture. It was early morning in the Owyhee Mountains west of Boise, Idaho. The smoke from the nearby fires added to the warm colors along with it being the golden hour. Photo by Phil Nelson.
The years between the world wars are widely considered the Golden Age of flight. In the midst of it, Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, air races were wildly popular, aircraft were making huge strides in performance and safety and passenger flights were accessible, if not cheap. Americans couldn’t get enough of airplanes and this was reflected in movies like Flying Down to Rio, with chorus lines atop a Lockheed Vega.