Heavenly Photos Taken From An Airplane Cockpit

Flying a plane seems like a nerve-wracking experience, especially when people are relying on you to fly them safely to their destination, but one of the rewards is that heavenly view pilots get to see from the cockpit.

In fact, pilots get to see such breathtaking sights it's a shame they can't snap pics the whole time they're flying the plane!

But some pilots, such as photographer and Senior First Officer Christiaan Van Heijstfind, find the time to shoot and fly, capturing the breathtaking sights only pilots get to see.

Christiaan is a self-professed lover of natural light, which is the only light available while shooting through a cockpit window, but the long exposure times often make the pilots look like ghosts.