Shahid Kapoor Shares His Experience Flying The F-16 In Bangalore
Shahid Kapoor said that flying the Lockheed Martin F-16 super viper was a very special experience and a very different one. He was accompanied by his dad Pankaj Kapur at the Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore.
Shahid excitedly said, “How many times does one get an opportunity to fly an F-16? I tried handling the simulator and the control stick and it felt like playing a very elaborate video game.”
He is playing the role of a pilot in his upcoming movie which has been directed by his father. The actor said that he had an unbelievable experience flying the F-16, "It was unbelievable. The experience could not be defined, it needs to be felt. We were on a mission. We went upto 10,000 feet and then the pilot let me hold the stick. We did dog fights and took a 360 degree turn. We went upto 6G, where we feel six times our body weight."
He added, "This is a privilege, a prestigious opportunity that civilians will not get. I think I am the first Indian actor to fly an F-16."