on the flight deck

An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft from Air Test & Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland taxis along the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on Oct. 28. (U.S. Navy Photo by Darin Russell/Released)

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Fly over and then through a cloud deck, descend, and land at the airport in Zurich with this timelapse video.

Pilot Christiaan van Heijst, from the Netherlands, and his friend Daan Krans run a phorography company that specializes in flight-deck images. The above photo was taken from an airplane cockpit revealing what pilots see from above.

just minutes before killing 15 people at the University of Texas, 25 yr old Charles Whitman entered the college’s main tower, where he tried to use the elevator but found it wasn’t working. he was approached by an employee named Vera Palmer, who explained that the elevator hadn’t been powered and said she would turn it on for him. in response, Whitman said, “You don’t know how happy that makes me… how happy that makes me.” Whitman then took the elevator to the 27th floor, climbed the last flight of stairs to the observation deck, bludgeoned and shot its three occupants to death, and, from nearly 300 ft above, fatally shot twelve more.

Wildcat Mk. VIs of a fighter flight attached to 853 Sqd. aboard HMS Tracker, in May 1944. Note the tail wheel outriggers that allowed the aircraft to be stowed almost fully clear of the main flight deck.

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Sunset from the cockpit by gc232
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