Two pilots from Air Algérie decided it would be fun to allow a 10-year-old boy to enter the cockpit, put on a captain’s hat, coat, shirt and tie and fly the plane! They even captured this event on video and commented that the young boy did very well and would make a great pilot! Air Algérie airlines had a different opinion and grounded the two pilots.
A video of the incident broadcast by the Algerian TV channel El Bilad shows the boy, wearing a captain’s hat, a tie and a black waistcoat, sitting in the left-hand pilot’s seat.
He appears to push buttons and handle the controls, under the supervision of the first officer in the right-hand seat and the captain in the observer’s seat.