Put this peaceful serenity in a box and show our leaders -747 Captain’s plea

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March 18, 2022
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Boeing 747 captain Christiaan van Heijst has a plea – put this peaceful serenity in a box and show our political leaders.
Christiaan explains;
“Hidden from sight in the corner of an obscure airport, a 747 freighter is fueled and loaded to the brim with cargo. A special charter flight tonight: carrying over 100,000 kg of emergency equipment, ambulances, tents, and blankets from the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to Eastern Europe.
“A small effort to help aid the exodus of refugees from Ukraine: a humanitarian nightmare unfolding as we speak.
“Even though I’m just doing my job, it’s these kinds of flights that give a sense of fulfillment. The feeling our flight is actually adding something positive to a world in turmoil, no matter how small the effort.
“Guided under the reassurance of a nearly full moon, we’re crossing seas and deserts bathing in silver spells of light. The planet looks so peaceful from up here. Cities, silver rivers, coastlines, and the constellation of Orion, standing out among hundreds of stars tonight.
“If only I could put this peaceful serenity in a box and show our political leaders what it’s actually all about.”

Christiaan is one of the world’s leading aviation photographers and more of his work and more close encounter (s) can be found here.

You can follow Christiaan on Instagram here: @jpcvanheijst

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