22 June 2011

Airbus touchdown

The airplane we took from Istanbul to Washington, DC yesterday had 2 external cameras, one facing the front of the plane, while the other the ground underneath. Their continuous output was available for watching in the computer monitors in the back of every seat. For most of the flight, all we could see was an endless stream of clouds, but roads and houses became recognizable once the plane started its descend.

As we were approaching the runway, the bottom camera got turned off, but the front one stayed on, giving us an exciting, if scary, display of our landing.

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