When I was young, I had a habit of poring through national park books, fantasizing about visiting them all. Now I’m a part-time aerial adventure photographer, and I’ve been able to fly my Piper PA-11 Cub Special plane over many of the places I used to daydream over.

"Take your worst turbulence experience in an airliner and make it three to five times worse. I wondered if I’d stay in one piece."