Flying Above The Haze Layer

By David Odum, 8/28/02

I prefer to fly cross country above the haze layer.  I know that many general aviation pilots never venture up high even when flying cross country so here are some pictures and commentary from a recent Atlanta/Miami trip.

Above the haze layer, the horizontal visibility is excellent as can be seen in this picture.  My plane is a Long EZ.  The wing you see is the canard (the front wing).  This picture was taken at 10,500' somewhere in Florida heading to Miami.