Working as cabin crew has its advantage…especially when it comes to the view from my flying office.
More than 8 years wandering the Earth and the sky, have left behind some great memories, often captured on my phone. A vulcano eruption, the mesmerizing northern lights, the highest building in the world, the glaciers of Greenland and the stunning pyramids of Egypt are just few of the wonders that can be easily admired from above the sky.
Cabin crew prepare for take off in Abu Dhabi
One of my favorite view its located just outside of my home base airport in Abu Dhabi where the arid desert falls into the charming arms of the sea”endless like a mirage”.
Late night departures can be also charming especially when I fly over my home in Reem island. Don’t confuse it with Singapore, we have our own copy of Marina bay in UAE.
Landing in Maldives
Maldives its a famous holiday destination well known for its luxurious and peaceful resorts spread among more than 1000 islands. Most of them can be seen from the air during final approach culminating with the most exciting part of the flight…the landing, Ibrahim Nasir airport being just a dot in the infinite ocean.
Cruising above Fuji mountain
Fuji its an active vulcano 3776 meters high, located in Japan. It can be seen after take off from Narita airport if not shrouded by the clouds. The Captain’s lens gives a better understanding regarding altitude and coordinates. Another advantage of being a crew…free access to the flight deck.
And if you thought there is nothing better than the day light view over Fuji, I invite you to admire the landing on a clear sky night.
Why is Greenland never green? Its been said that a viking was the first one to set foot here and gave this land a promising name in order to attract new settlers. Even though Google suggests that Greenland its in fact green during its summer period I must confess that I never seen it so. Nevertheless it is truly mesmerizing even when seen from 40.000 feet above the ground.
Dubai, the jewel of the world
This is the panoramic view of one of the most glamorous city of the world. High skyscrapers, artificial islands and million lights, Dubai never disappoints. The Jumeirah palm became worldwide famous due to the sky divers who jump free from an aircraft above the palm. And now another artificial island is taking over the fame? Does it look like the World to you?
After 12 hours flying above the vast ocean we are about to meet the land and not any land but a colorful one, full of mineral deposits which are responsible with the pinkish shade.
Crystal clear waters and high hills covered by greenery, Seychelles has it all. The landings in Seychelles makes you feel like in a Jurassic Park movie and it this isn’t heaven on Earth than I do know how else to describe it.
4808 m, the highest mountain in the Alps, covered by snow most of the year. The image says it all.
The pyramids of Giza
A picture taken from the cockpit during landing on my first flight as cabin crew. Not so clear being the fact that we were still using Iphone 4 at that time (2014).
My favorite city in Asia welcomes the tourists with unexpected beauty even before they step foot on Singaporean land. The view for landing is just spectacular and if you don’t have time to visit the famous Marina bay at least you will have a glance of it from your window seat.
Island of Greece famous in present for it’s nightlife and summer’s parties had a lot more significance in the past, supposedly being the place where the battle between omnipotent Zeus and the fearful Titans took place.
The view from my office?Godlike.
The northern lights have fascinated the humans since the oldest of times but did you know that Aurora borealis is actually a harmful electromagnetic radiation. Dont cancel your trip to the nordic countries just yet, the atmosphere is here to protect us.
London on a rare clear day
You must be lucky to land in London during a sunny day but you have to be really blessed to witness a perfect double rainbow while taxing to the gate. No filter needed, this is just a perfect shoot taken by our pilots on arrival.
The Jesús of Portugal
If I ask 10 people where was this picture taken 10 of them will say Río de Janeiro, unless one of them is a portughese. In this case he will immediately recognize the beautiful city of Lisbon and the smaller version of Jesús statue that can be seen from a plane.
Crew seat for arrival in Italy
The gears are extended for landing…one of the most critical phase of the flight which requires lot of concentration from pilots and cabin crew on both side. The credit goes to my mother which seems to share my passion for photography and managed to capture the plane shadow for me.