How about this for a view?

Ian Walker, chairman of the Croydon Airport Society and a pilot, has taken a selection of snaps from the cockpit.

Photos include the Alps, a lightening storm in a cloud, the Atlas Mountains and sunset over the Isle of Wight. 

Mr Walker said: “I have taken surprisingly few photos in my career but seeing the Alps from 29,000 feet or seeing the sun set over the English Channel really is something to cherish.”

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The Atlas Mountains 

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A lightening storm in a cloud 

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The Alps 

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Sunset over the Isle of Wight 

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Beachy Head