Passage at Dawn
Emerging like a phoenix from the ashes, this 747 is passing us 1000ft above in the opposite direction.
The first light of dawn behind her, we're both skimming the tops of a thick layer of stratus clouds that acts like a huge blanket over the sleeping world far below.
After so many thousands of hours aloft, I can recognize most of the airplane types by the shape of their contrail, long before I can see the airplane itself. Especially the Boeing 747 is easy to recognize with her curving dual contrails that form behind her gracious wings. A signature in the sky.