- Pilot Guillaume Laffon, 32, shoots videos of his take-offs and landings
- He flew to Tehran in July and captured Iran from the air as the sun set
- The Air France pilot has a YouTube channel with 26,000 subscribers
Guillaume Laffon, 32, gets the ultimate view of the world as an Air France pilot. But he’s not keeping it to himself – for starters he has recorded the last 2,200km of a recent Airbus A340 passenger trip between Charles De Gaulle in Paris and the Iranian capital, Tehran.
In the stunning time-lapse video, shot in July of this year, the pilots bring the plane in to land just as the sun sets.
Guillaume Laffon, 32, gets the ultimate view of the world as an Air France pilot. But he’s not keeping it to himself – for starters he has recorded the last 2,200km of a recent Airbus A340 passenger trip between Charles De Gaulle in Paris and the Iranian capital, Tehran
The video starts with the airline pilots checking their instruments for the approach then the plane’s route is highlighted by Laffon’s graphics.
The enormity of Iran unfurls below the plane and Laffon highlights the Iranian cities of Amol, Babol and Sari on its north coast.
Laffon’s plane flies over the northern shore of Iran and he flags up a trio of cities
The Elburz mountains are highlighted on the far left and the pilots’ work in the last five minutes of approach is explained by Hollywood style graphics and pointers.
Banking steeply, Tehran comes into focus as the pilots line up for the final approach, silhouetted before their complicated dashboard. The 4,200-metre runway appears lower through the windscreen as lights seem to spread out like ropes into the distance.
As the plane descends, the autopilot is switched off and the pilots bring the Airbus into land as night falls.
It’s a textbook landing for the pair as the plane touches down and trundles down the runway.
The scale of Iran can be glimpsed from the Airbus A340 cockpit window
Guillaume Laffon has made many take-off and landing videos. He documents his travels on a YouTube channel
Laffon has form making videos of his views from the cockpit, he’s also filmed a take-off from Tehran as well as landings in Nigeria, Cape Town, Paris and Bogota.
The pilot has a YouTube channel with 26,000 subscribers and his take-off and landing videos have been watched over 2.5million times.