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In the cockpit

An eight people plane plus the two pilots flew me from a little island off the coast of Nicaragua to Managua after the previous airliner broke down before it took off. It was a scary sight to seat right behind the pilots but exciting at the same time. Even a small plane like this had so many buttons to deal with and several screens to follow for instructions. And they do this several times a day! The one hour flight was an experience, the pilots looked competent but I have to say I prayed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Nicaragua
Camera: DSC-W170
Copyright: © Angela Poggioni