From Captain Christiaan van Heijst we have a super video of a Boeing 747 walk around which is done before each flight.
Christiaan explains: “Up close and personal with the Boeing 747-400. Every flight, one of the pilots or a mechanic makes a visual walk-around inspection of the airplane, checking for leaks, dents or anything else that seems out of place. A procedural bonding ritual between man and machine, knowing they will rely on each other the coming few hours aloft. She’s looking good tonight, let’s go.”
Christiaan is one of the world’s leading aviation photographers and more of his work can be found here.
You can follow Christiaan on Instagram here: @jpcvanheijst
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