Just Chit Chat Lah
Ep 2 – Capt. Sheikh-speare!
I talk to social media celebrity pilot Captain Shahirul ‘Alim Aminudin aka Captain Shaha aka Pilot Pantun!
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The next time you’re on an AirAsia flight, be sure to check if your pilot is the famous Captain Shaha, the poet pilot of the skies.
Taking a flight is not always the most pleasant thing for many people. You have to arrive at the airport a few hours earlier in order to be able to catch your flight. You queue to drop your luggage. Then you endure the dreaded security line and, don’t forget, immigration.
You can almost be certain of being in a grumpy mood once you board the aircraft. The thought of being cooped up in a small space for several hours can only further sour your disposition. But then you hear a soothing voice over the aircraft’s PA system.
“Assalamualaikum and a very good evening to everyone. My name is Captain Shaha and I will be flying your aircraft today along with the First Officer and the rest of the flight crew.”
Captain Shahirul Alim Aminudin, or Captain Shaha as he is affectionately known, then recites poetry and jokes. His voice is comforting, jovial and friendly. It definitely beats the stereotypical pilot droning that nobody understands, informing the passengers of who-knows-what.