Joy Ride: Pilot Dad Gives His 4-Year-Old Daughter The Flight (And Time) Of Her Life

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Raphael Langumier, a flight test instructor and aerobatic pilot in Quebec, has accumulated more than 8,000 flight hours in more than 60 types of aircraft, since his first flight in 1991. So when his 4-year-old daughter Lea asked him to take her on her first aerobatic flight, and “do inverted things,” dad obliged and gave her the time of her life.

After their initial ascent, the fun starts at around the 1:00 mark in the video. Lea’s reaction is pure joy and her laugh is simply infectious.

PS – You don’t need to speak French to understand what’s going on here because the language of love is universal.

Dads Who Encourage Their Daughters To Soar

When asked what he did to his daughter to make her so outspoken, defiant and strong willed, Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai, prefers to explain what he did NOT do to his daughter to answer that question, replying, “I did not clip the wings of my daughter to fly.”

So here’s to all the awesome dads out there, like Raphael and Ziauddin, who encourage their daughters to soar. Happy Father’s Day to all!

  • Terri

    Fantastic!! She really had a ball!! This is something she will always remember. And what a thrill for her Dad. He must have been so happy he did this for her.