The propeller on the nose of a Cessna 172 spins as pilot Chris Sutton prepares for takeoff. He's taking 3-year-old Ashton Smith for a ride.
The plane hurtles down the runway and lifts into the air, much as it did July 16 when Sutton and another pilot went on a search mission for Ashton, who was lost in the fields near his house.
Born and raised in Frankfort, Sutton is now a charter pilot at the Mount Sterling/Montgomery County Airport, and he wanted to show Ashton how he had spotted him and his dog, "Puppy," from the air.
Nick Marnye had flown the plane while Shane Barnes, a detective with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, and Sutton looked for the boy and his white dog.
"That's what I kept focusing on," said Sutton. "I was looking for something white."