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

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

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

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. 


No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’
Updated 20 January 2021

No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’
  • Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison
OKLAHOMA CITY: One name missing in President Donald Trump’s flurry of pardons is “Tiger King” Joe Exotic.
His team was so confident in a pardon that they’d readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is now serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas. But he wasn’t on the list announced Wednesday morning.
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting his chief rival, Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida. Baskin was not harmed.
Maldonado-Passage, who has maintained his innocence, was also sentenced for killing five tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying wildlife records. A jury convicted him in April 2019.
In his pardon application filed in September, Maldonado-Passage’s attorneys argued that he was “railroaded and betrayed” by others. Maldonado-Passage, 57, is scheduled to be released from custody in 2037, but his attorneys said in the application that “he will likely die in prison” because of health concerns.
Maldonado-Passage’s legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Wednesday.
The blond mullet-wearing zookeeper, known for his expletive-laden rants on YouTube and a failed 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign, was prominently featured in the popular Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”