Actually I don’t like the actual act of travelling. Especially flying. Flying for me is a necessary evil to get from a to b. Until now my secret how to survive a flight was: Close your eyes and get to it! Window seat, neck cushion and sleeping pill for the win.
And then I was sitting there on my flight back from Zanzibar to Frankfurt. And there it was: Mount Kilimanjaro in all its glory. And I really had to pinch myself as I couldn’t believe this. I saw the snows of Kilimanjaro. And a little bit later – the Sahara and the Sahara and the Sahara. There was no beginning. There was no end. It really took my breath away. Because it was so beautiful. Simply beautiful. And suddenly flying felt different. And it reminded me how I felt like the very first times I was flying on a plane. Fascination. I could have starred out the window forever. But the cockpit was waiting for me! Yes, I had an official permission from Condor to visit the cockpit. And as I was a very lucky girl on this day I also had the chance to be in the cockpit for landing in Frankfurt. YES! But enough words… here’s the video!
My tips for the perfect flight experience:
– Book a day flight
– compile the perfect play list
Here’s my play list:
Disclaimer: This flight was sponsored by Condor
Wow! What a great experience.
This is awesome! I’ve always wanted to sit in the cockpit- and I’d be okay if that was just on the ground! 🙂
Awesome video! That Sahara really does go on forever doesn’t it. I’ve always thought being a pilot would be fun. Especially flying over places as gorgeous as these! Thanks so much for sharing.
Geniale Aufnahmen mit passender Über-den-Wolken Musik. Sehr tolles Video!
What a great experience to get to be in the cockpit while the plane was landing! My husband was in flight school about 10 years about and he can fly a Cesna, so I have been in the co-pilot seat as he’s flown a plane. I would love to see firsthand what it is like to land an airliner though!
I know what you mean about flying. Although I like to use the time to read or write, I certainly won’t mourn the day when flying goes the way of dinosaurs and we have Star Trek-like teleporting.
I have always been an aviation aficionado and I always try to strike a conversation with the cabin and flight crew whenever I fly. Sometimes my request to talk to the flight crew is turned down. A couple of times though, the Captain was gracious enough to allow me inside the cockpit upon landing. I was ecstatic. But they have never allowed me in while the flight was in progress. Just how did you manage that, Yvonne?