Kyle Edmund takes on British Airways simulator challenge
British Airways has served the ultimate challenge to British number one tennis player Kyle Edmund by putting him on the centre court of the flight deck of a 787 Dreamliner.
With expert guidance from British Airways pilot Captain Meredith Bell, Kyle is put through his paces at a state of the art training facility at Heathrow, taking on the task to expertly navigate his way off the ground, around the skies, and back to earth again.
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The airline’s partnership with the 23 year-old tennis star has seen him flying with British Airways to many of the major global tournaments this year ahead of his appearance at Wimbledon Championship next week, when many Brits will be hoping to see him do the country proud.
British Airways has shown its support for Kyle ahead of the prestigious competition by having a good luck message placed on a 787-9 Dreamliner which was unveiled in a photoshoot with Kyle wearing his newly released official Wimbledon kit.
Kyle Edmund said “It was great to face a new challenge in the flight simulator, where the pressure and the stakes are high – similar to a Grand Slam tournament.
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to fly the flag for Great Britain, and British Airways’ good luck message makes me feel that I have the support of the nation behind me.”
Meredith Bell, British Airways Captain, said “Kyle did a great job in the simulator, there is definitely a future in flight for him after serving aces. All of us at British Airways are wishing Kyle the best of luck for Wimbledon Championship next week.”
Source = British Airways