You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Pilot 'leans out' of cockpit window over Dubai, takes selfie

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 06-09-2017 Compiled by Keith Pereña
Pilot 'leans out' of cockpit window over Dubai, takes selfie © Provided by Khaleej Times Pilot 'leans out' of cockpit window over Dubai, takes selfie

A Brazilian pilot flew over Dubai's majestic Palm Jumeirah and he has receipts, well, sort of.

A photo that he posted on social media shows him leaning out of the cockpit to take a selfie.

The photo, posted on the account @pilotganso, has already amassed nearly 15,000 likes and a tonne of comments questioning the photo's veracity. One Instagrammer even claims that the pilot used a 'green screen' to make it look like he's flying over Dubai. To the uninitiated, a green screen is used in movies to create computer generated backgrounds. Many also claim that he used Photoshop to create the misleading photo.

According to his profile, he is a Brazilian pilot living in the UAE. 

BONUS: Airline secrets they don't want you to know  (VIA StarInsider
Find out the airline secrets they don't want you to know.: There's a lot going on behind the scenes that pilots and flight attendants don't want you to find out. Airline secrets: what they don't want you to know

But let's talk about the Palm photo. In the selfie over the Palm, he sticks out his hand and takes a photo while jutting out of the cockpit. About half of his body is out the plane. Yet, it seems quite questionable since his hair is not blowing against the wind. Another matter of discussion is that the photo looks too stable for that speed. Try sticking your hand out of a car travelling at 100km/hr and you will know.

A quick browse through his Instagram page shows he does this 'Photoshop stunt' quite often. Had something like this happened for real, the pilot would have been immediately taken off the roster, and probably fired.

Another question to ask is whether it's really possible to open windows of cockpits of passenger planes. Certainly not when the plane is in the air.

Here's the photo if you want to find out for yourself.

A post shared by PilotGanso (@pilotganso) on

What do you think? Is his 'selfie' real or fake? Let us know in the comments below.

More from Khaleej Times

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon