When Virgin Australia pilot Kris Parnell was stood down at the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, he headed out to Western Australia’s wheatbelt to assist at the household’s tree nursery and drive harvesters for a season.
- Pilot Kris Parnell drove headers in WA’s Wheatbelt when he was stood down throughout the Covid pandemic
- He’s now again in the air and has captured a picture of tractors seeding the new crop in the Wheatbelt
- He says the lights from the tractors blend with the stars on clear, darkish nights
Now that he is again in the air full time, Mr Parnell says it is a pleasure to look down over the similar space from 36,000 ft, or 11,000 metres, and see the tractors seeding by way of the night.
He stated for many of the 12 months it will be a sea of black, however throughout seeding and harvest, it was a special story.
“We fly on our devices so it does not actually have an effect on us however in case you’re flying on visible cues to know which method the aircraft was up, you’d discover it very onerous to know as a result of the stars and the floor look precisely the similar from all the tractors and the seeding gear.”
Mr Parnell took a photograph from the air about 150 kilometres north-east of Perth, close to the Wongan Hills space.
He stated the glow in the image was Perth metropolis.
“I simply took that image as a result of I’ve been describing it to my dad and some mates on the market from after I was engaged on the harvester, and I assumed, ‘I’ll need to try to get a photograph of this,'” he stated.
“I used to be simply enjoying around the lengthy publicity on the telephone and that picture got here out so I used to be fairly joyful with that.”