A hundred underprivileged children got the chance to experience what it feels like to fly in an aeroplane, on Saturday.
To celebrate Children’s Day, Jet Airways had organised a ‘Flight of Fantasy’ in which it collaborated with NGOs and invited 100 kids to take an hour-long tour of the city with them.
Raja Laxman, 11, of Shelter Don Bosco said that he was extremely scared before boarding the flight. “I did not want to fly in an aeroplane but my friends convinced me to try it out,” he said. “Never in my dreams did I think of travelling in a plane. I always wanted to travel in an AC train. But this was quite a good experience.”
For 10-year-old Sandhya Sharma, taking off was a scary experience. “I had butterflies in my stomach as the plane was about to take off but later I enjoyed the ride a lot. I hope in future I get to ride a plane again.”
Jet Airways has been organising this initiative before Children’s Day over the 10 years in different cities.
“They are our future pilots and engineers. We feel it’s our responsibility to make kids enjoy especially with Children’s Day around the corner,” said a Jet Airways official.
Bollywood actors Athiya Shetty and Aditi Rao Hydari also attended the pre-flight event wherein they interacted with kids.
Shetty also urged the kids to ensure that they follow the safety measures before taking off and during the flight while Hydari said that she felt like a child during her interaction with the kids.