Flying to/from Maldives….barefoot

My friend Stefano Salemi, an amateur photoreporter, gave me the following pictures he took at Male’ and Velavaru during his recent vacation. The images show the Twin Otter seaplanes operated by the Trans Maldivian Airways (from the Terminal located in the seaport next the Male’ international airport) to connect the capital town with the various islands of the Maldives. Noteworthy, pilots don’t wear any shoes while flying!

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.