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An owl was waiting for pilots this morning in Boeing 777-300ER’s cockpit prior flight to London

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Pilots of Jet Airways were surprised this morning when they entered cockpit. An owl was waiting for them, ready to fly to London in the Boeing 777-300ER (reg. VT-JEV), the biggest aircraft of the airline. (www.airlive.net) עוד...

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WeatherWise
WeatherWise 21
Owls supposedly bring good luck. I'd keep it onboard.
krschneider
Karl Schneider 19
owls are damn fine pilots! And I'm pretty sure there aren't any rodents under the seats. :D

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Bobqat
Bob Harrington 2
That's right!
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 32
“Hi” said the owl. “I just got back from the USA where I amassed 250 hours and I’m your new F/O”!
xtoler
Larry Toler 6
I just spit a little of my beer up reading that.
jdriskell
James Driskell 3
xtoler
Larry Toler 3
LOL, cheep beer. It was a hoot!
jdriskell
James Driskell 1
MKanzler
Mark Kanzler 1
Who's first officer?
gavinatc
Michael Gavin 13
Maybe it just wanted to know how many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
MKanzler
Mark Kanzler 2
Condor596
Henry Jessel 11
Hello gentlemen. I am your Designated Pilot Examiner. I will be evaluating your performance. Please take your seats and demonstrate.
*Sits in observer's seat.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 9
How did the owl get inside the plane especially the cockpit? They have a pretty wide wingspan. They really aren't known for walking..
CWReed
C.W. Reed 10
Aircraft was probably being ground/cabin serviced overnight. In good weather, it is common to leave entry doors open. Owl flew in unnoticed, landing in "front office". just a guess.
lynx318
lynx318 2
Owl is from customs, checking on a possible vermin incursion.
dabeed
Dave Fisher 8
was that the Trip Advisor owl?
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 4
he was rating the airline and got caught..
ravanviman
hal pushpak 7
Feel-good story in more ways than one!
How pleasant to not hear the usual rants about third world airlines and their crews. Even from the usual suspects! Cheers!
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 12
This owl confirms that Jet Airways is "fly by night". And that's just a joke I thought of after reading your post. I have no idea what this airline is like.
ravanviman
hal pushpak 0
Actually quite clever!
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 7
Going by what 1 of the other posters asked, I'm glad no one actually asked the owl for a passport. Can you imagine the conversation that would have taken place...and gone on for hours?
Customs: "Do you have a current passport sir?"
Owl: "WHOO"
Customs: "You sir"
Owl: "WHOO"
You catch the drift
CWReed
C.W. Reed 7
Ha!...What a hoot!!
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 6
Smart bird!...wanted to get to England but preferred someone else do the flying!
teaguet
Teresa Teague 6
Headlines Reads....New Service Animal lands in cockpit!

LynnMarad
Lynn Marad 6
Did anybody say WHO yet?
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 7
he's on first.
msutter55
msutter55 10
A wise old owl sat on an oak,
The more he saw, the less he spoke,
The less he spoke, the more he heard,
Why can't we be like that wise old bird?
elumntsa50
Tony Elumn 5
The natural pilot :)
CWReed
C.W. Reed 4
Yes! Just looking to have someone else do the flying to London Heathrow!!:)
monalisa75
monalisa75 5
Who? Who? Whooooo
alan75035
alan75035 4
Hooters Air!
ba4563070
Cindy Savage 4
Very sweet. Barn owls live inside structures. It isn't a far stretch to think he has a home in a hangar nearby.
picturetaker
Christian Parada 4
I wonder WHO let him in?
SmittySmithsonite
SmittySmithsonite 2
BWAAHAHAHA! :D
speshulk99
john kilcher 3
What a hooot!
Eflor20002000
Zoila Flores montufar 3
the owl wanted to go back to Hogwarts.
lynx318
lynx318 1
Was it flight number 9 ¾?
sgbelverta
sharon bias 3
Per e-mail question to FlightAware, owl was not destroyed. It was handed over to a wildlife group.
arfdog
mags stumpp 3
Routine mail delivery for Harry Potter....
philc43
philc43 3
Must’ve been on a “Red Eye” flight...
dmaco09
Donald Macomber 3
Thanks for this...big smile.
dtgriscom
Daniel Griscom 5
No snakes on that plane...
jwmson
jwmson 5
Did it have a current passport ?:-)
amyalbert75
Amy Albert 2
Someone should have claimed it for an emotional support animal.
kiwipop
Geoff Arkley 3
I'm getting an emotional support horse. Will it be ok to take it on my next flight?
jbsimms
James Simms 2
Who. Who. Who......
Aerodevelopments
R.W. Mann 2
Secure aircraft?
tjperez927
Tony Perez 3
Yes, but he has to leave the cockpit before push-back.
GaAubie
Ken Hardy 2
The Owl said " WHO " is on board today
Raja49
Javed Ashraf 2
Wisdom monitor...
dovekiller
Weldo Kotani Yong 2
Born to fly! Why not be a 777 cockpit´s team mate?
ianmcdonell
ian mcdonell 2
Great post thanks Cade
CWReed
C.W. Reed 1
I agree with Ian! Also, really do like Ian's FA pics!! Cheers!!
Siromega
Anthony Fiti 2
How did he get so far away from Hogwarts?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 2
Hey, why are you taking me away? I just wanted someone else to do the flying for a change and I was dreaming of seeing London! ;)
llmcm
Linda McMillen 3
That's a Barn Owl. Was surprised to find they are also native to India.I checked. Funny story and comments.
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
Of course the air crew got on second. Haven't you heard "Who's on First?"
kc4wvl
William Smith 1
The owl just wanted to visit his relatives in Jolly ol' England, maybe for a pint or two.
Jpatmagnenat
Jean Patrick Magnenat 1
Hi, I’m checking if the maintenance has been set and you are able to fly safely...
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 1
Just the new upgraded auto pilot and night flight officer! What's on second!
rlhesler
Randolph Hesler 1
Of course he was their ETOPS Owl!!!
julianjim
jim garrity 1
Okay, it said..."Who Me"! It is cute.
susandale42
Susan Mandeville 1
That plane with the owl in the cockpit looked pretty worn out!
leonkay
Leon Kay 1
Barn Owls don't hoot like most owls do. Instead, they make a ominous harsh scream that lasts about 2 seconds. Unfortunately in many African countries, they are regarded as a sign of evil and doom to come.
On the contrary they are avid catchers of rodents like mice & rats.
The Great Plague that killed 300 to 400 million people worldwide was caused by fleas living on these rodents.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
The are a sound of doom . . . to mice, rats, voles, and gophers.
PJSalazar
Philippe-Joseph Salazar 1
The Owl Club will consider making her, him a Honorary Member.
gageaa
Gage Anderson 1
From the looks of that engine and all the people standing around it in the second pic, that triple’s not going anywhere soon.
gageaa
Gage Anderson 5
Maybe the bird misheard that they needed to look at the engine “owl” instead of “cowl.”
jdriskell
James Driskell 1
As much as I would like to read this article, it's complaining about my ad blocker. So I guess they are out of luck (and maybe I am also). If everybody ran an ad blocker, we'd quickly sort out the wheat from the chaff.
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 2
Here ya go...
https://www.mid-day.com/articles/owl-found-in-cockpit-of-jet-airway-flight-at-mumbai-airport/20354159
jdriskell
James Driskell 1
rstueven
Richard Stueven 2
The ad blocker popup went away when I hit the "escape" key. Always worth a try.
JMARTINSON
JMARTINSON 1
If everybody ran an ad blocker, every site would run a paywall.
cappn83
j u 1
That would not go over well with the millennials
palak30
Palak Bhattacharyya 1
Whooo needs night vision!
abody1963
RABDULGHAFOO EDAHM 1
Owl wants to migrate to Britain
Gentilo
Andrea Gentilini 1
A very good omen !!
rdgc
robin cooper 1
must have heard good things about the Brit climate!!!!!!
poormanva
Donald Poorman 0
Maybe he was pissed because they didn't credit his air miles!!!
yr2012
matt jensen 0
An owl represents bad luck
ITALIANPRINCESS1211
LUCIANNA DOMINICO 0
How did that happen?? A hole sonewhere
philc43
philc43 0

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Vu3mes
Satyan Sarath 6
They released the bird, it was reported in the local media also. I don't think anyone will kill the bird for entering the plane.
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 5
Nah, they released it. Owls are good ju.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 2
you know that they released it?
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 2
Said so in my link I posted above.

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/owl-found-in-cockpit-of-jet-airway-flight-at-mumbai-airport/20354159
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 2
oh ok.. and anyways.. they aren't just going to "kill" a owl for no big reason..
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 3
That would have been a ridiculous thing to do. If they were worried about the owl being near the airport, they could release it some distance away.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 3
Actually you would be surprised. I too, thot similarly in the past. but was pleasantly surprised by ethics of overseas sanctuaries.

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ehlerts01
David Ehlert 14
Maybe we are just happy with a feel good story and not having to put up with all of the MH370 BS..!!!

Oh, and it is at 69 up votes now..!!!
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
now 78.. guess it really is something else to be happy about than the other BS.
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 11
Apparently the squawk struck a chord with the Harry Potter demographic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 2
Do owls even squawk?
glenhorton
Glen Horton 2
Screech and hoot
shenghaohan
Shenghao Han 1
Hey squawk “hoot”
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 0
lol.. who knows
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte -9
how you are such an idiot its beyond me
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte -2
in reference to this comment. i wasn't talking to torsten hoff.. was talking to roger anderson...

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