Aviation Photo #1568907 Bombardier DHC-8-202Q Dash 8 - SATA Air Acores

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    André Inácio
    SATA Air Acores
    Bombardier DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
    Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8
    Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8
    Bombardier
    476
    CS-TRB
    Lajes (Terceira Island - Lajes) (BA4)
    Azores
    Portugal
    August 4, 2009
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Photo Added: August 23, 2009

Comments (62)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Unique capture. Hes obviously doing this for a reason! not climbing down that way for fun!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is maybe an evacuation! Perfect time anyway! Thank you to share!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ohhh no bob we don't just have snakes on the plane
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cockpit door might got locked from outside! Nice capture, not an everyday shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excelent Andr
Anonymous
8 years ago
Crazy !

Greetings from Argentina
Anonymous
8 years ago
"DO NOT WALK ON THIS AREA"...well I slide
Anonymous
8 years ago
Last one to get into the sea is the loser...
Anonymous
8 years ago
This could be some kind of training, this aircraft is new to SATA and is starting service 07/2009 , they use to have an Dornie to make the inter islands conections, so with this new plane, they have to test all, so i guess is training :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really funny one.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good Job!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Pilot on duty! you just gotta love this picture. He's clearily makin a good use of the airplane's name (Graciosa = Graceful)and walking out the plane in a graceful manner ;P
Anonymous
8 years ago
In case of emergency, BREAK GLASS
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ladys and gentlemen please refrain from leaving via the cabin doors as this may impede the pilots rush for dinner... thanks for flying air Acores.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That shot shows the emergency procedure when the door is locked or has fire inside. Excelent timing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good photo and perfect timing! Also a brand new way of cleaning wind shield with your bottom!!

Luke
Anonymous
8 years ago
The first officer is praying he doesnt crack the windshield.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Graciosa or "gracioso" (means funny in spanish) for the man who are in the windshield :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture. Can't believe why he's doing that!
I presume aicraft is taxying, captain still on board.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh that poor, poor paint job!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The photo of the year !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Too much watching NASCAR
Anonymous
8 years ago
The new cheap seats!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent Photo!!! I guess it must be pretty hard to get such one. Five Stars.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is brilliant. This is nature and nature, but then in two ways. Firstly a mechanical bird perfected so that it is almost a true bird. Secondly a guy who masters the bird, so also nature., but who forgot his own nature since he didnt really train his own body. Perfection and imperfection and perfection again......
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture of what could be captioned in so many ways.

"Marko could you please get that FOD off the nose? It's really bothering me and I don't like the look of it. Just use the heal of your shoe and don't worry, it's not like that time you did the same thing on that cargo 747. The fall will hurt far less this time if you slip."
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well when you gotta go pee you gotta go!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Don't break the glass... they told us in training if you try to break the windshield with the ax, it will bounce back and get YOU instead...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wee hee! Great capture.
Lucky this fella got out through that little hole anyway.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Why didn't they chose the slim pilot to do it - it would save on wear & tear, let alone paint scratches!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unbelievable! What a amazing, rare shot... Congratulations!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It doesn't even look as if the window to the cockpit is open. Perhaps he got on the nose from the outside...obviously for a legitimate reason.

Anyways, great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It seems that the captain farted which mafe the co-pilot to evacuate the flight deck through the emergency exit.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That was just a training exercise, because before the acquisition of this new type of bird, SATA Air A
Anonymous
8 years ago
There's a ditching hatch on top...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good picture!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like he forgot his doughnuts back at the gate
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool hood ornament!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Locked himself inside and lost the key.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo is even more interesting and funny because the plane is named "Graciosa" wich means funny
Anonymous
7 years ago
Captain: Birds terminator procedure #2 please!.
1st Officer: Aye Capt!... go birds!!.. go away!!!.. *hussh!*.. *hussh!*.. Ok they were flew away Capt!. :-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
In portuguese "graciosa" means "gracefull" and not "funny". It is the name of one of the Azores islands. But the picutre is funny indeed! Good timing Andr
Anonymous
7 years ago
Haha this picture is very funny!! haha and in spanish "graciosa" means "funny" haha !!
Anonymous
7 years ago
He wants to slide. :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Maybe his mother-in-law was inside the aircraft...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Getting out of a Dash in a dash
Anonymous
7 years ago
Time to make the Donuts.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The question is, how did he manage to squeeze through the hole in the first place... i bet the captain had a laugh..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hope this pic didn´t cost his job.... in my opinion it´s horrible, so many probes, the windshield etc. could have been destroyed... anyway, great pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
Could also be an emergency maniobra.
Anonymous
7 years ago
He wants to top up his tan, Extreme Sun Bathing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
FO first solo lol
Anonymous
7 years ago
Classic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
No sweat! Not very graceful though. Or perhaps the plane is actually hitting a pedestrian!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One important thing to notice, he failed to use the rope which is designed for this exact situation, and is stowed in the small compartment which can be seen through the open hatch. Many a Dash8 pilot have sustained injuries as a result of the final drop to the ground during this exercise!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ok, kids hood/roof surfing is stupid enough. This is just crazy!

Interesting to watch them practicing the escape procedure. Not something that happens often in reality let alone to have a camera nearby to catch the strange sight.
Anonymous
6 years ago
So who's the guy in the left seat? I'd say he is the Captain and it is the FO who is goofing off. Just because a pilot is balding with grey hair doesn't make him the Captain. Whichever pilot it is, for someone focused on safety it is a pretty stupid thing to do. Broken ankle here I come! Pax and plane grounded.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wonder how did he can get out from that small hatch,..
Anonymous
4 years ago
How ironic; the least graceful exit on an aircraft named Graciosa.... :P
Anonymous
3 years ago
The photo give us the opportunity to make a wild guess. Graciosa is the name of the plane but also the name of a portuguese isle in Azores (Portugal). The plane belongs to SATA, wich is the name of an air company, a portugueses air company. Portuguese is not spanish!!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Very interesting photo,showing why pilots need to avoid becoming fat....
Anonymous
2 years ago
WHAT IS HE DOING, Ehither he was fired or is testing the ditching hatch!

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