Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Singing pilot takes passengers on sightseeing tour from above

A pilot working for Spanish airline Iberia asked his passengers for permission to change his flight plan, so he could take them on a tour of the historic Galician city of Lugo from the air. He accompanied the tour with song.


The in-flight entertainment reportedly started at take-off at Madrid's Barajas airport with the pilot, Ángel Aznárez, warmly greeting passengers with a song in English.

One of the passengers told the media that it was a big surprise "but nice."

It was then quiet for a while, until both pilots started the singing again. And this was just the beginning.

According to passengers on flight IB 0512 from Madrid to A Coruña, "He asked if we could divert from our route a little to take in the beauty of the walls of Lugo."

Lugo is the only city in the world with intact Roman walls. These date from the 3rd century and are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Passengers could hardly believe their eyes when moments later, there they were, poised in the air above the famous Roman walls of the city. The knowledgeable captain also gave details of each city along the plane's route and even provided some historical information. 

According to passengers, even the stewards enjoyed the show. "They told us the captain's joyful behavior was normal and that he was a really nice guy to both the crew and the customers," one of the passengers told La Voz de Galicia (Spanish language). 

On landing at A Coruña, Aznárez' show was given a hearty round of appreciative applause.
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Video: Experience a stop motion tour of the Roman Walls of Lugo: