French pilot speaks Bahasa Malaysia while performing a ‘slow pass’
FRENCH Air Force Rafale solo display pilot Captain Jean-Guillaume Martinez knows how to catch the attention of a crowd. It is not just the way he flies his jet, screeching across the skies, twisting and turning the sleek aircraft to the delight of the crowd.
No, he captures the attention — and the hearts — of his audience in a different way.
Take this year’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) Exhibition 2017, for instance. As the 40-yearold performs a “slow pass” of the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, his radio is patched into the public address system and the crowd hears him speak, in Bahasa Malaysia, no less.
“Selamat petang Malaysia, kami amat bangga untuk memperkenalkan anda Dassault Rafale, perwira di angkasa. Terima kasih. (Good evening Malaysia, we are very proud to
Rafale fighter aircraft at the Langkawi International