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These Spectacular Views Will Make You See Flying In A Whole New Way

Not your average airplane views.

23/09/2016 4:46 AM AEST
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PIC BY CHRISTIAAN VAN HEIJST AND DAANS KRANS/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An amazing view of the Northern Lights from the cockpit. ) - This is truly heavenly weather as pictures taken from an airplane cockpit reveal what pilots see from above. It looks like at cruising altitude the weather really hots up, with the flight deck revealing some amazing scenes. Thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds, lightening streaks across the sky like cracks in a windscreen, the northern lights sweep uninterrupted across the sky and the galaxy stretches on forever. The pictures were captured by senior first officer Christiaan van Heijst, a 33-year-old from the Netherlands, and his friend Daan Krans. SEE CATERS COPY.

Traveling at 30,000 feet can certainly have its perks. 

Christiaan van Heijst and Daan Krans run the photography firm Amazing-Aviation, and have captured some amazing photos from the cockpit of planes of some of the most breathtaking weather events on earth. From the Northern Lights to neon lightning, they have seen it all. 

“Ever since I started my first job as a pilot, I felt the need to capture the atmosphere of the unique views that I had from the cockpit,” van Heijst told Caters News Agency. “I feel very privileged that I can somehow translate these views with my camera into something that can be shared, viewed and appreciated by anyone.”

Check out more of Heijst’s work below and on Instagram

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    An amazing view of the northern lights from the cockpit.
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    Thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds.
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     Lightning streaks across the sky like cracks in a windscreen.
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    An incredible view of thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds near a beautiful skyline.
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    Thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds.
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    A breathtaking view of the night sky with city lights underneath it.
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