Camera technology these days means that we can put ourselves in almost any cockpit. There are some superb videos out there, and here are a few of our favourites.

Through the eyes of a pilot – London Gatwick to Lanzarote:

Cockpit view of a Boeing 737 (B737-800) full flight from takeoff to landing. A pilot’s view from the flight deck.

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Fiends!:

If fast jets are your thing, then you’ll love this F-16 video, which includes some stunning footage courtesy of the 36th Fighter Squadron ‘Flying Fiends’

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Hornet Ball 2013:

Carrier aviation now, and this video was made by ‘Wingnut’ for the annual gathering of West Coast Naval F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons. Thirteen minutes long – but well worth watching.

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World record hot air balloon flight – Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons 2013:

Recommended by our resident balloon pilot, Paul Dopson, this beautiful film shows what its like to fly with 408 other balloons, at Chambley in France – a world record. It’s not a cockpit as such, but is definitely one to watch in HD!

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 Flying DH Mosquito KA114:

In October 2012 Warren Denholm put a camera on his helmet to record a photo shoot conducted from Ardmore with the DH Mosquito and a DH Vampire over Auckland city in New Zealand. This is the result…

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P-40 display practise:

Filmed in New Zealand, this aircraft, a P-40E Kittyhawk, is seen during a display practice at Hood.

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Jurgis Kairys – Su-31:

Aerobatics now – sit back and watch as Jurgis Kairys displays his Su-31 at the Bucharest International Air Show in 2013

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Eurofighter Typhoon – a ride with the best:

Now showing as an interactive ‘ride’ at the Science Musuem,  experience the thrills of flying back-seat in the RAF’s Typhoon frontline jet fighter. This film features highlights of an ultra-low level mission over the stunning scenery of the Lake District and the Welsh valleys and is narrated, and piloted, by Flt Lt Jamie Norris.

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We know there are loads out there – so what are your favourites? Let us know and we’ll publish part two, based on your recommendations.