Adam Mohammed Amer figured to be like a lot of nearly-six-years-old kids who are invited to visit the cockpit of an airliner, in this case Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi.
You know how this goes: Give the kid a look, and watch him be amazed.
It didn’t turn out that way. The kid probably could’ve flown the plane.
Not surprising that he wants to be a pilot someday.
So the airline, which knows some good PR when it sees it, made him a pilot for the day.
Cute story. But don’t read the comments on YouTube, because while kids can surprise you, adults usually don’t.
(h/t: Chris Moseley)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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