Your captain today is Niki Lauda

Air Niki

Air Niki

Interesting beginning of year 2010 for me. I took flight from Frankfurt to Vienna on Air Niki earlier today. While waiting in the departure hall I overheard a mother explaining to her son that Niki in Air Niki stands for Niki as in Niki Lauda, the three times F1 world champion. Knowing that Niki Lauda flies the planes himself I wondered what are the odds to actually end up on a plane piloted by the man himself. Well, quite good. Minutes later while making the usual pre-flight talk the flight attendant said: “Your captain today is Niki Lauda”. And so he was.

If you close up on the cockpit (this photo) you may spot the visor of Lauda’s cap :-) .

7 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ChristineNo Gravatar says:

    That is really very cool. Not that many people have been personally chauffered by a triple F1 world champion :)

  2. mr. c.No Gravatar says:

    i.am.sooooo.jealous.

    did he land fast and scream to a halt?

  3. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    smooth flight, smooth landing, arrived 15 mins ahead of schedule, and that is quite a lot considering that was 1 hour flight :-)

  4. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Where is the old red-capped grouch??? :P

  5. F1 AddictNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe you should have asked the Air Hostess for a tour of the cockpit :D

  6. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    Guys check out vipf1 dot com they are giving away paddock club passes to the abu dhabi F1 2010 Grand Prix.

    James, Hampshire

  7. TSJNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome… No more, no less than awesome! Niki Lauda for the win!

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