Submitted by Ted Cutler of Twin Falls. Ted Cutler, now 59, says his "first flight in an airplane ever" was on Sept. 8, 1974, the day Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon. Pilot Mike Loening and his son wanted to watch and invited Cutler, who lived in Ketchum at the time, to ride along. "Incredible amount of noise on the radio, but we could hear the countdown on the radio, which was nice," Cutler said. Their plane circled for perhaps half an hour before Knievel's launch. "There was a lot of chatter on that radio. There must have been five or 10 planes in addition, at different levels," he said. Loening passed over the canyon at just the right moment to see Knievel's Skycycle shoot into the air. "I just was very lucky to be directly west of him," Cutler said. Advancing his 300 millimeter Nikon camera with his thumb, Cutler photographed a streak of steam over the canyon, Knievel's parachute coming out, the Skycycle drifting back, and a final image just a few moments before Knievel landed close to the river. "I saw the boats pick him up," Cutler said. His series of five photos has "never been published. Never been seen much. Never been printed. I've had them in a slide projector. ... I've sat on them all these years."