Video of Dubai ruling family’s only female pilot flying Emirates plane goes viral

The video was posted on Instagram on Tuesday by Sheikha Shamsa Al-Maktoum, showing her cousin Sheikha Moza Al-Maktoum in the pilot seat with the aircraft speaker in hand. (Screen grab)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Video of Dubai ruling family’s only female pilot flying Emirates plane goes viral

DUBAI:  A video of a member of the Dubai royal family addressing passengers as she flies an Emirates aircraft to Italy has gone viral on social media.

The video was posted on Instagram on Tuesday by Sheikha Shamsa Al-Maktoum, showing her cousin Sheikha Moza Al-Maktoum in the pilot seat with the aircraft speaker in hand.

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is first officer Moza Al-Maktoum speaking,” she said. “We are currently cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet and will descending to Milan airport shortly.”

The video gained over 70,000 views, with followers applauding her as “inspirational for the young Emiratis.”

Sheikha Mozah carried out her first assigned flight as a commercial pilot in February 2017. 


Cat filter appears during Pakistani official’s live-stream briefing

Updated 17 June 2019
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Cat filter appears during Pakistani official’s live-stream briefing

  • Social media was quick to pounce on the image
  • Politician's team says actions have been taken to prevent “such an incident” in the future

PESHAWAR: It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.
A regional minister was giving a briefing that was live-streamed on social media last week when viewers noticed officials appeared as cats. Someone had left a cat filter on.
Social media was quick to pounce on the image.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the ruling party’s social media team wrote after investigating it determined “human error” by a hard working volunteer caused the mistake. The team said the cat filter was removed “within a few minutes.”
The team says actions have been taken to prevent “such an incident” in the future.