Aviation Photo #1242734 Boeing 737-33A - Varig

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What a view! As many Varig pilots told me that this is one of the most beautiful and spectacular approach on earth, I have to agree completely. You can clearly see a part of Rio downtown and Sugar Loaf right in front of the Captain's windscreen. As the altimeter continuously reminds you 'One Thousand,' you are still doing this - flying left down wind for 02R. Auto break is set to the maximum, and you are good to go!
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Photo Added: August 02, 2007

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Indeed great view and a perfect exposure thanx for sharing Jean.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Too beautiful to be true.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo! Is it just me...or do both pilots look like twins???!!! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice indeed! Notice that the two pilots look alike!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent wide-angle-assisted focus depth, this is SO perfect! Congratulations.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great city - Great plane - Great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I guess yo mean flaps (40º) because speed brake is set as "armed"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Never been to rio yet but what a panoramic dream picture what a view , ps dont forget the airplane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is it just me or are there 2 captains in this pic?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent! An amazing view.
And someone said speedbrake is set to armed? Correct, but he said auto-breaks ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, what an approach. Yes there are two captains. The skipper in the right hand seat is no doubt a check captain and the skipper in the left hand seat is no doubt the pilot being checked. I'd say he's being checked out for that particular approach or quite possibly has just upgraded to the 737 from a smaller aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic, and yes the captains look like twins!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Note the new 737NG-style MCP! Great details, twin pilots, and an amazing approach. A complete package. 5*****
Anonymous
11 years ago
Such a wonderful view. This is almost perfect. Its a nice photo and the photographer just captured the cockpit right except for some shadows on the overhead controls. I've read confusions about speedbrake, in my experience, what the autobrake means is the auto-wheel brake (see the small white knob just left of the landing gear lever) when the plane touches down. In this case it is set to maximum wheel braking. And yes, flaps are set to full.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I guess if it comes to the crunch time, My question is who will be in charge? The one with the highest senority?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The view is absolutely stunning!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo of a great approach. I´m carioca and I love aviation and this city.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible pic, but... Are the pilots twins?!?!?! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cidade Maravilhosa!!! (wonderfull town)
Anonymous
11 years ago
As the Australian visitor has said, the skipper in the left hand seat is being checked and the other one is the check captain.
To land at Santos-Dumont Airport (SBRJ), the captain must have a special training in reason of the short lenght of the runway (and First Officers aren't allowed to land there).
Ah, and those captains are not twins - not even brothers :-p

-JF-GOL/VRG
Anonymous
9 years ago
Pic captures crew busy at work as initialize landing sequence into Rio. Spectacular view draws my eyes to look out thru the windscreen for oncoming traffic and airport as climb above scenic mountainous terrain. Nice use of wide angle lens to
capture the detail and compexity of a B737 flight deck! Is FMS data screen turned off? Optical illusion? Cudos to photographer! Well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic picture, including the "clone pilots". :-D

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