I realize that, generally speaking, it is the parent who beams with pride at his child’s accomplishments – and not often the reverse. However, I am going to brag. My dad happens to be world-renowned aviation photographer Paul Bowen and he is featured in the September issue of Flying magazine. His photos have graced countless covers over the years, but this article is unique. Not only did he take the photos, he wrote the story. In it he shares a few of his secrets and explains how it takes an entire team to orchestrate a shoot.

If you don’t have a subscription, you can pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble. His story, “Air-to-Air, How Paul Bowen gets those fabulous inflight photos” is a fascinating read, and the photos are truly remarkable. If I do say so myself.