Subscribe Free
in Training

Etihad Airways gives future pilot experience of a lifetime

Posted 13 October 2017 · Add Comment

Earlier this month, six year old Adam Mohammad Amer of Egyptian-Moroccan origin, surprised pilots onboard an Etihad Airways flight from Morocco to Abu Dhabi by giving detailed procedural accounts of aircraft operating systems and demonstrating a deep understanding of emergency procedures.


Captain Samer Yakhlef, through the consent of the family, filmed the encounter and posted it to his media social channels. The young boy’s outstanding knowledge of intricate aircraft operations endeared him to the public with views of over six million on social media.
 
As a result, Etihad Airways invited Adam to the Etihad Airways Training Centre to undergo pilot training for a day. The six-year-old was dressed in a specially made pilot uniform and went through several Airbus A380 simulator sessions.

Captain Majed Al Marzouqi, Etihad Airways Vice President Flight Operations, said, “Seeing Adam’s enthusiasm reminds me of my own as a young boy, with dreams of becoming a pilot. It really is a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with the children of our community. Adam shows incredible intellect and knowledge, having learned complex operational procedures from YouTube videos. I hope he has enjoyed his day in the life of a pilot and that it encourages him to pursue his passion when he is older.”


The video is available at: https://youtu.be/maPB_KMmMJU <https://youtu.be/maPB_KMmMJU>

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

EFTA signs with Commsoft for OASES MRO IT System

Aviation engineering and maintenance company, Commsoft has signed a contract with the Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) for its MRO IT system, OASES.

Will runway closure awake Dubaiís slumbering giant

In May 2019, Dubai International Airport is closing one of its two runways for 45 days. Alan Dron wonders if this will encourage airline customers to try out the under-used Dubai World Central?

AIM Altitude delivers logo feature for Oman Air

AIM Altitude has produced a striking and unique feature panel to be showcased in the First-Class cabins of Oman Airís Boeing 787-9 aircraft, recently launched on its Muscat to London route.

Rolls-Royce signs TotalCare contract for MEA aircraft

As part of its widebody fleet renewal, the Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines Ė Air Liban (MEA) has decided to purchase four new and two option Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines due to deliver in 2021.

Private - at a price

Private aircraft ownership comes with its own set of considerations, all focused on maintaining airworthiness through planned and unplanned events. Chuck Grieve spoke to leading Middle East maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)

Middle East and North Africa business aviation association attracts new board members

Ali Alnaqbi, founding & executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has welcomed a host of senior industry figures to the organisation he founded in 2006.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
AIME19BTA3005120219Aviation Africa BT0607280219SaudiAirshowBT0711140319