Pilot Anjum Chabra may not be flying the friendly skies due to the battery issue with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, but the Air India pilot is taking off in another way -- his rap video on YouTube about the grounded plane has gone viral.
Chabra’s video, which you can view above, is titled “Air India Rap ‘A Viral Song Of Pilot’” and has more than 14,000 views on YouTube.
The video begins with the following disclaimer:
“Dear friends and fellow pilots,
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The following content is not meant to harm anyone’s feelings for the company. I love Air India and am very thankful to ICPA [Indian Commercial Pilots Association] for making every effort to get us out [of] the mess we are in. This is for all you guys. ... Enjoy the music video.”
The highly produced (and NSFW) clip, which features Chabra in a pilot’s uniform, shows the Air India employee complaining about not being able to work.
Chabra raps, “I’m working Air India/I am in India but not in the air/Is there anyone here who’s got something extra to spare?”
Based on his viral success, Chabra might not have to beg for much longer.