Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Views of the world from aircraft windows

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Views of the world from aircraft windows

    Views of the world from aircraft windows.

    When you go out flying, remember to photograph the view from your window and maybe let us know about where the image was taken.

    Let us see if we can get som cool images gathered in this thread.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.


    #2
    Here are a couple window shots from my flight up to New York before Christmas.

    I took this shot because there was something stuck on the winglet and I wanted a picture so I could zoom in close once I got home. It looks like they had a tape strip protecting the leading edge of the winglet and most of it peeled away and a little bit was stuck and flapping in the wind.


    Those are the city lights of New York (Brooklyn and Queens). I flew into JFK.

    Comment


      #3
      Beautiful images, especially the first one!
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
      Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

      Comment


        #4
        3 new posts with images from above Norway:

        Flight from Trondheim to Bodø on July 7th 2009

        Flight from Bodø to Trondheim on July 14th 2009

        Flight from Bodø to Trondheim on July 27th 2009
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
        Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
        Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

        Comment


          #5
          Here are some in flight shots of my flight out of San Jose, Costa Rica.

          Weather is nice and clear in the valley where San Jose is located. The pod on the wing houses the weather radar antenna which will become very important in about 5 minutes.



          There is a mountain range between San Jose and my destination airport (Quepos) 25 miles away. Once we got near the mountains we were in solid clouds & rain and dodging thunderstorms.



          Once we cleared the mountains and neared the coast the weather cleared back out.



          The entire flight was about 25 minutes. Climb to get over the mountains, level out for 1 or 2 minutes as we clear the hump, and then quickly descend on the other side. The weather is so predictable that we had to make the flight before mid-afternoon. Any later and the afternoon rains & thunderstorms start at Quepos and we would not be able to land.
          Last edited by pilotdane; September 10th, 2009, 16:38. Reason: forgot to mention the radar pod

          Comment


            #6
            Here I am on a American Airlines 757 heading home. Climbing out of San Jose, Costa Rica. After takeoff we circled once. Gaining enough altitude to cross the mountains.



            Here we are crossing over the Florida Keys (near Marathon by my guess).



            Now we are over the Everglades descending on our way to Miami. A small rain shower and rainbow help dress up this otherwise boring photo.

            Comment


              #7
              Great image of the ... was it called 7-mile-bridge?

              The road is straight like an arrow! Kind of cool seeing it from that angle!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
              Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

              Comment


                #8
                Nice pictures!!! Remember flying around over Everglades when training for my CPL. Of course, an aircraft engine don't know what environment it's flying over, but I must admit I thought for my self a couple of times: Don't stop now...., please!

                That wing with that weather-radar, is/was that a Cessna Caravan, by any chanse...?
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                  Here we are crossing over the Florida Keys (near Marathon by my guess).

                  Yeapp, just north of Marathon!

                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                  Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                  Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    The Greenland ice cap

                    Photographs taken from a Boeing 757-200 approaching Kangerlussuaq on Air Greenland flight GL6783 from Copenhagen, 27th August 2009.


                    At first it seemed as if I was looking down on a sheet of featureless low cloud, but then the realisation that it was the ice sheet itself! Closer to its edge, ponds of meltwater become visible, and then, as in this photo, interconnect with pale turquoise drainage channels.



                    Patterns of ridges in the ice.



                    At the edge of the ice I really begin to understand the meaning of moraine!



                    Tongues of ice turn become braided rivers.



                    Now I’m looking down on bare exposed rock . . .



                    . . . and finally the plane’s shadow is seen against the subtle shades and colours of the tundra.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Those are some awesome sceneries of Greenland... well worth the flight in itself!

                      The images are superb: what an awesome view!
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                      Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Baltimore, Maryland's airport (BWI) can be seen just off with wingtip before we head into the clouds.

                        Last edited by pilotdane; June 15th, 2010, 02:14. Reason: forgot how to post an image

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Nice capture Dane... I always love seeing images taken from aircraft windows. It's fascinating.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                          Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                          Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            This was my view of Lake Nicaragua from the window seat of a Delta 757. We were descending to land in Liberia, Costa Rica.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Sir Dane!

                              Thanks for adding a new view to the thread... love these kinds of views!
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                              Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X