Today's visibility (minus the broken cloud cover) was OUTSTANDING!!! I was able to see Rota on the return trip from 57 miles away. I'm sure I would have seen it sooner but since I wasn't expecting to see it, I wasn't looking for it. I was more concerened with tuning and capturing the VOR on Guam at the time. I am dissapointed at how the pictures turned out. The visibility was much better than it appears.
I first saw Rota when I was only 500' above the runway. Normally you can't see it until after you get to Ritidian Point. I think the glare from the plexiglass windows had a lot to do with how they turned
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