A time lapse flight filmed by pilot Sales Wick while flying from Zürich to Sao Paolo. How amazing it must be to see out of the front window while on a flight like this, with the Milky Way spread out before you in all its celestial glory.

Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo or J’burg. Depending on the direction of the flight the crew and the passengers either have a short night up ahead if flying eastbound or almost eternal darkness if headed westwards.

Read the whole post at Beyond Clouds.