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This Pilot’s Incredible Mid Air Selfies Are Too Good To Be True

Meet Daniel Centeno, also known as @pilotganso to his 73,000 Instagram followers.

For the past several years, this Brazilian pilot has made a splash on Instagram by posting selfies that he takes of himself while jet setting around the world. These aren’t just your typical standing-on-the-beach-with-friends selfies, though. Take this one, for instance, of Dan just snapping a quick shot from of the front window of a plane, using a selfie stick.

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Flying High

Yes, that’s out of the front window of the plane that he’s piloting. There are also a few other similar images—one shows him giving a thumbs up as he fliess over New York’s famous skyline, and another as he soars over Dubai. I have to admit, at first glance the pictures look incredible. You just don’t expect to see this guy in full pilot’s get up hanging out of the side of the plane grinning for the camera.

I have to admit that at first glance, the pictures look incredible. You just don’t expect to see this guy in full pilot gear simply hanging out of the side of the plane and grinning for the camera.

Is He Crazy?

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Before you get too worked up over how dangerous such stunts might be—or start to question whether you’d want to be a passenger on one of his flights—there is one very important thing to keep in mind.

It’s all fake. He even says so himself, right there in the captions of the pictures. “Photoshop mode On” is in the caption of two of the pictures, and in the third, he comes straight out and says “I have to let you know the photo is fake guys, just in case.”

He even says so himself, right there in the captions of the pictures. “Photoshop mode ON” is in the caption of two of the pictures, and in the third, he comes straight out and says “I have to let you know the photo is fake guys, just in case.”

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Are We Crazy?

Even without the disclaimers, a closer inspection of the pictures would provide proof that all was not what it seems. The tarmac is reflected in his sunglasses in one of the pictures for Pete’s sake. Yet a brief search turns up headlines such as “Pilot’s dangerous mid-air selfie will terrify you”.  Perhaps this is some of that fake news I keep hearing so much about these days. The real question is, can it really be called a fake if the person never claimed it was real in the first place?

The tarmac is reflected in his sunglasses in one of the pictures, for Pete’s sake. Yet a brief search turns up headlines such as “Pilot’s dangerous mid-air selfie will terrify you.” Perhaps this is some of that fake news I keep hearing so much about these days. The real question, though, is this: Can it really be called a fake if the person never claimed it was real in the first place?

h/t: BoredPanda