Huffpost Travel

Disabled Plane Passengers Get A View Of The Northern Lights On Special Flight Over Scotland

Posted: Updated:
BA NORTHERN LIGHTS
British Airways / PA

Seventy four lucky plane passengers got the show of a lifetime this weekend, when they flew right through the Northern Lights near the Shetland Islands in the U.K.

Their British Airways flight was chartered by Aerobility, a charity that gives people with disabilities a chance to fly.

Increased geomagnetic activity made the Northern Lights look especially spectacular around Scotland on Saturday night. The plane took off around 8 p.m.-- cabin lights were turned off right away so passengers' eyes could adjust to the dark.

Some pretty incredible photos were snapped during the four-hour tour of one of nature's most awesome phenomena. No window seat view will EVER beat these.

ba northern lights

ba northern lights 2

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
The Northern Lights above the UK
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Northern Lights | VisitScotland

Northern Lights from the UK: Norfolk, Essex and Scotland skies glow ...

Northern Lights sightings possible over Britain - Telegraph

In pictures: Northern Lights shine across Scotland - The Scotsman

Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Flight passengers dazzled by Northern Lights

'Magical' Northern Lights displays

UK treated to 'amazing' Northern Lights show

PHOTOS: Skies Aglow Amid Northern Lights in UK