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Jaw-Dropping Airline Video Captures Beauty of Flight

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Air Tahiti Nui, the French Polynesian carrier that  has been flying from the U.S. and Europe to Tahiti for 15 years, has released a behind-the-scenes time-lapse video of flight operations from baggage loading to landing.

The video, according to News Australia, was created by Matthieu Courtois, a 32-year-old technical engineer from Tahiti who has been working for the airline since 2007. Pilot Ludovic Allain did some of the heavy lifting -- by flying the A340s in the film.

Using a GoPro camera, Courtois spent a month filming and later editing the video, which follows the airline’s A340 planes as they fly from Auckland to Paris via Papeete (French Polynesia) and Los Angeles, the site said.

The result is a rare look at what goes on behind the scenes, in the cockpit and in the air. The gorgeous aerial views of Tahiti aren't hard on the eyes, either.


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