Rare glimpse at A350 flight deck as it flies over the North Pole in darkness

  • We got the opportunity to take a look inside the A350 flight deck
  • This flight goes from Tokyo to Helsinki
  • Northern Lights are visible during the journey

Published on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:37 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:38 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

In an amazing video, we got the opportunity to take a look inside the Airbus A350 flight deck.

This flight goes from Tokyo to Helsinki and flies over the North Pole where some truly mesmerizing views are on offer.

The Airbus A350 takes a long route to avoid Russian airspace, and it took 12.5 hours to reach its destination.

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The amazing video of A350 flight deck was uploaded by Flightradar24 on YouTube.

Rare glimpse at A350 flight deck’s journey over the North Pole

Shortly after leaving Tokyo, the flight has to dodge the bad weather over the Pacific.

But once they pass the storm, they fly over Alaska, where the views are simply mesmerizing.


The fastest way back from Tokyo is often over the North Pole.

On this trip, the plane flies close to the North Pole, within 30 miles, and then, it flies down past Svalbard and northern Norway to Helsinki.

During the flight, there is a brief dawn before it gets dark again.

Sighting The Northern Lights

One of the most beautiful sights is the Northern Lights, which brighten the sky over the Arctic.

As Airbus A350 reaches the North Pole, there’s nothing but pitch darkness and complete silence. This is what makes this journey even more special.

Like one air cabin crew captured birds flying alongside their plane, the crew captured the unique scene on video.

During the journey, the pilots see something amazing in the sky.

They spot the Northern Lights in an array of colors, an unusual sight even for experienced pilots.

Similarly to this airline captain who spent a full year’s pay chartering a plane to fly 112 friends to Hawaii, it was a memorable journey altogether.

And if you love watching amazing aviation videos that explore flight challenges, stunning views during the journey, and more, Flightradar24 can be your go-to spot.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.