ABU DHABI // A group of special needs pupils were given a chance to learn about the science of flight by Etihad Airways.
The nine youngsters from the Future Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi were taken on a surprise visit to the airline’s state-of-the-art flight simulator.
While there, the 12 to 16-year-olds learnt about flight regulations, aircraft technology and how to be an effective co-pilot.
“Our students were all beaming when they told us of their exciting experiences at the simulator,” said Mowfaq Mustafa, director of the Future Rehabilitation Centre.
“I thank Etihad Airways and the team behind this opportunity.”
While in the simulator, the group enjoyed a virtual flight to London Heathrow and also soared over the Abu Dhabi Corniche in the cockpit of the airline’s flagship Airbus A380.
“In the Year of Giving, we are delighted to collaborate with the Future Rehabilitation Centre on this initiative, encouraging youngsters to reach for the skies,” said Majed Al Marzouqi, vice president flight operations at Etihad Airways.
The airline has pledged to donate one dirham for every ticket sold in the UAE in support of the initiative.
Source: The National