For just a measly price of $1, poor children in India actually get the chance to board an aircraft.
This has been made possible by Bahadur Chand Gupta, a retired aircraft engineer who dreamed of making the airplane experience possible even for impoverished Indians. He charges his passengers for a dollar or less, depending on how much they can afford. Actually, some passengers even get in for free.
The surprising plot twist here, however, is that the plane never takes off. Thus, it is known to many as the “flight to nowhere.”
In 2003, Gupta bought a decommissioned Airbus 300 for £60,000 (or roughly $90,000 USD). He then had the aircraft in New Delhi for the above-mentioned purpose. Now “passengers” from different schools and villages are flocking in to get a taste of what it’s like to board a plane.
58-year-old Bahadur Chand Gupta purchased a decommissioned Airbus 300 for a praiseworthy purpose.
In an interview with The National, Gupta said:
“I come from a small village in Haryana state called Kasan. I was the first person from there to qualify as an engineer. When I went to work for India Airlines in Delhi it was a very big thing. Whenever I went home or when people came to the city they wanted to talk to me about my work. None of them had ever flown and many of them used to ask if I could take them inside a plane. For security reasons, that was never possible, but saying no always made me feel very uncomfortable and disappointed. After some time I began to think that I should do something outside of the airport. Then this plane came up for sale and I bought it.”
“Passengers” are treated to an entire flight experience from receiving boarding passes to safety instructions.
Gupta’s visitors are treated to an entire airplane experience from receiving boarding passes and safety instructions, to in-flight treats and a cockpit flight lesson, to a slide evacuation simulation (which looks really fun, by the way).
The tour ends with a slide evacuation simulation – which is pretty fun!
You can watch the video here:
After watching that, I only have one question – where can I donate to support this awesome guy?
10 Magnificent Places That You Have To Visit At Least Once in Your Life
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
Fancy hotels, exquisite food, and expensive flights - these are the things that come to our mind when we think of traveling. However, some people have a different perception of traveling - and it's nowhere near fancy.
You see, a calm sea and paved roads are not always enough. To feel the real spirit of adventure, we need to meet new people and explore unknown lands without the comfort that we have been so used to. That's the time that we can truly get to know a place, and most definitely ourselves - our inner strengths and weaknesses.
So, if you're contemplating about where to travel next, we'll make things a bit easier for you. Check out these ten breathtaking places, and see which one you would like to be ticked off your bucket list.
Crazy Passenger Arrested After Trying To Open Plane Door At 33,000ft
32-year-old Kamila Dolniak forcibly tried to open one of the airplane doors.
Some passengers are either too inconsiderate or plainly too insane to be allowed to ride a plane.
Case in point, a woman on board a British Airways flight from London en route to the United States tried to do something crazy. Like forcibly opening the exit door while the aircraft was already at 33,000 ft.
I know that sounds terrifying but that’s exactly what happened on British Airways Flight 213, a Boeing 747 plane. The woman rushed to the door and attempted to turn its handle which immediately prompted crew members and passengers to hold her down.
Cloud 9 is An Incredible Floating Bar Off the Coast of Fiji
Enjoy good food and drinks – in the middle of the ocean.
Are you already planning your next summer getaway? If you want to get the perfect tan while sipping refreshing cocktails and munching on delectable food, several tropical island destinations can cater that.
However, there’s only one place where you can enjoy such pleasures while amidst clear, turquoise water and unparalleled scenic views.
Cloud 9: Fiji’s floating paradise
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