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19 year old 737-800 FO

Oxman

Well-Known Member
#22
Didn't see this posted anywhere else......

Something I noticed, it seems to me like Norwegian is using Aero Union's old paintjob. :)



"He's still a teenager – and yet he's already a high-flyer.

Alex Kempton became a professional pilot with airline Norwegian when he was just 18 and now, at 19, has just co-piloted a Boeing 737 with his captain father, David.

It's the first time in the airline's 15-year history that a service has been flown by a father-and-son combination – and MailOnline Travel can reveal the journey in a series of fascinating step-by-step pictures.

The pair, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, flew 180 passengers on a brand-new multi-million pound Boeing 737-800 aircraft on a four-and-a-half-hour flight from Tenerife South Airport to Birmingham Airport recently

Alex Kempton became the youngest pilot at Europe's third largest low-cost airline at the age of 19 last September, just two years after starting flight school. Alex was offered his first professional pilot job from Norwegian at 18, just a week before his 19th birthday, and only two years after watching aircraft at Coventry Airport with his dad as a young aviation enthusiast.

Norwegian arranged for David and Alex to fly together as part of Alex's flight training as David is a training captain, giving him the chance to train his son at his first airline job.

David Kempton, 54, has 30 years' flying experience logging more than 14,000 hours which has seen him work for several airlines and fly private jets for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, 90s pop groups and even a former Prime Minister. David joined Norwegian in 2013 and is currently the most senior pilot at Norwegian's Tenerife base.

Base Chief Captain David Kempton said: 'It's truly an honour to take to the skies and share the cockpit with my son as Norwegian pilots.

'I've always been fascinated with flying and I've encouraged Alex to share my aviation passion at every opportunity so this is an extremely proud moment. I'm very grateful to Norwegian for not only giving my son the opportunity to take-off his flying career but also arranging for us to fly together on this special flight.'"


Story/pics here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/t...99456/Norwegian-Captain-flies-737-son-19.html
Looks like Buzz from Home Alone has a job.
 
#27
The pair, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, flew 180 passengers on a brand-new multi-million pound Boeing 737-800 aircraft on a four-and-a-half-hour flight from Tenerife South Airport to Birmingham Airport recently
HOLY CRAP... that's an insanely
overloaded 73. >_<

They sure do things different there!

-Fox
 

Boris Badenov

He comes to save the day in a broken truck.
#34
It kind of makes me question my whole existence.
You want to be a 19 year old semi-ginger with "early-onset diabetes" tattooed on his forehead and a pedobear-vibing father who pretty obviously drove his son in to following the career path he wishes he'd had (getting a low seniority number at what might be the lowest paying and worst airline in the western world)? You are selling yourself short, sir. I've seen your facebook, you're doing fine.
 
#35
You want to be a 19 year old semi-ginger with "early-onset diabetes" tattooed on his forehead and a pedobear-vibing father who pretty obviously drove his son in to following the career path he wishes he'd had (getting a low seniority number at what might be the lowest paying and worst airline in the western world)? You are selling yourself short, sir. I've seen your facebook, you're doing fine.
Yeah, but he's actually going to be able to retire when he's 65. I'll still be punching buttons in a sim when I'm 80, and probably die there.



What is 1 stripe? FA in training?
 
#39
You want to be a 19 year old semi-ginger with "early-onset diabetes" tattooed on his forehead and a pedobear-vibing father who pretty obviously drove his son in to following the career path he wishes he'd had (getting a low seniority number at what might be the lowest paying and worst airline in the western world)? You are selling yourself short, sir. I've seen your facebook, you're doing fine.
OMG I love this. I really want to meet you now!