A typical day for an AOPA photographer might find him shooting out of the open door of an airplane at more than 100 knots, trudging to remote locales to bear witness to the many roles general aviation plays around the world, or framing intimate portraits of remarkable pilots in the GA community.
A staff of two full-time photographers and two editor/photographers bring more than 130 years combined experience to the pages of AOPA Pilot, each telling visual stories from his own distinct perspective. These professionals brave extremes of heat and cold; lug heavy equipment through sand, mud, and snow; and arrive at the airport well before daybreak to bring aviation stories alive. Here are some of their favorite images. —Sarah Deener