They sure have the best seats and the most dazzling views one can get while up in the sky! Let’s get acquainted with some of the kings of Instagram: the pilots and their aircrafts. Or, better: the pilots and their Instagram pictures they take while at the handle.
Their photos of the skies, captured from their perspective inside the cockpit, gather hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.
But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is prohibited by American and European regulators. Thus, pilots seem to be violating the safety rules, taking photos with their phones as well as GoPro cameras mounted inside the cockpit. Some also appear to disregard even stricter regulations for takeoff and landing. During those periods, pilots must focus on “essential operational activities.” They can’t read, eat, drink, or talk about anything unrelated to operating the plane.
Let’s hope regulations will be stricter from now on. Until then, please turn off your mobile devices and take a look at the sky.