The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He finished his first deployment this past fall and is currently stationed on base in Washington State. Last week I flew out to visit him; I leave today. I am struck by the similarities between the islands of the Puget Sound – the San Jaun’s, Whidbey, and Fidalgo where he lives – and Maine. The landscape is so resonant. The following video made on a low level flight over this Pacific Northwest region shows this, but from a perspective most of us never experience. I still can’t believe this is what my brother does.   

The Gentleman

video by Joshua Flemming, callsign Skinny Jeans
photograph by Jessica Stammen