Pilot’s eye view! Breathtaking images from the cockpit reveal cityscapes, sprawling deserts and even an active volcano taken during flights around the world

  • Photos were taken by pilot, Felix Gottwald, on flights from destinations including Germany, Uruguay and Argentina
  • Images include sky high snaps of stunning cityscapes, vast deserts and pyramids, and even forks of lightning
  • The pilot, who has flown commercial planes for years, said the sights make him feel like he is ‘flying over an atlas’

These are the incredible images of landscapes taken by a pilot from the cockpit of a plane.

The mesmerising pictures show the intricate layout of the control area of an aircraft, with the stunning backdrop of cityscapes, sprawling deserts, and even lightning.

The stunning snaps were taken by photographer and pilot Felix Gottwald, from Dresden, Germany, on a series of flights from and to Montevideo in Uruguay, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Frankfurt in Germany, Kenya in Africa and Cairo in Egypt.

Pilot Felix Gottwald, from Dresden, Germany, is pictured here landing the three-engine McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft at night 

Pilot Felix Gottwald, from Dresden, Germany, is pictured here landing the three-engine McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft at night

During a flight to Cairo in Egypt, Gottwald snapped away at a series of pyramids in a desert in Egypt

During a flight to Cairo in Egypt, Gottwald snapped away at a series of pyramids in a desert in Egypt

This colourful shot shows the aged and worn insides of the aircraft which was being flown by the young photographer

This colourful shot shows the aged and worn insides of the aircraft which was being flown by the young photographer

This image reveals a breathtaking shot of an airport at night as the large passenger plane makes its approach for landing

This image reveals a breathtaking shot of an airport at night as the large passenger plane makes its approach for landing

The pilot reveals the intricate layout of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cockpit when the seats are rolled back after landing

The pilot reveals the intricate layout of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cockpit when the seats are rolled back after landing

Felix, 29, who has been a commercial pilot for seven years, said: ‘Passengers get a fairly good view – but they are never able to take in the whole panoramic view that we get in the cockpit.

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