This IndiGo pilot is winning hearts of Netizens

New Delhi: An Indigo airlines pilot is winning hearts of netizens in the country after he spectacularly captured the launch of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mid-air from the cockpit of the plane he was flying on April 1. Since it was posted on April 1, it was initially taken to be an April Fools’ Day prank by many, but Captain Karun Karumbaya did indeed capture the launch of the satellite from a distance of 50 nautical miles from Sriharikota, the site of the launch.

In the 44-second video clip, the pilot can be heard announcing to the passengers, “Ladies and gentlemen, on the right look outside the window you can see the PSLV launch. It is a rocket taking off.” And then he goes on to admire the moment, saying, “Beauty yaar! Wow! That’s amazing.”

The video goes viral on social media

The video has gone viral on social media and got the Twitterati talking about it. Here’s what they had to say:

The EMISAT satellite was launched along with 28 nanosatellites of global customers from Sriharikota space station. It was a first-of-its-kind mission and was watched keenly across the world as ISRO placed payloads in three orbits and conducted space experiments for the first time. The satellite is aimed at electromagnetic measurement.

The feat came just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the success of ‘Mission Shakti’ in which India demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite. The PM had said in an address to the nation that the action was not directed against any country.