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The King Who Lost His Throne And Became A Pilot  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1409 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

A brief overlook of history regarding King Michael I of Romania…

He was the son of Crown Prince Carol and Princess Elena and the grandson of then reigning King Ferdinand I of the Romanians.

He was ousted by the communists and sent into exile in Britain and eventually settled in Switzerland. Because of financial problems he was forced to take “a job” and ended up becoming a commercial pilot.

Does anyone know what companies he worked for and what airplanes he flew? It’s not every day that a king would end up on the flight-deck trying to earn a living. I wonder what his crew thought of that… flying with a monarch.

What are your thoughts on this?

An article about this...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4118629.stm







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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

It'd be cool if he had flown for Monarch Airlines - they could brag about having a real monarch in the cockpit! Big grin


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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1120 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

There's a book "Ploesti" by James Dugan,it is about the low-level bombing raid on the oil facilities,King Michael was a teen at the time and befriended many of the downed pilots,they shared a common interest in airplanes,fast cars and guns,it's a pretty good read.

User currently offlineEFCar98 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I have a romanian friend from Polesti...let me go ask her

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

All goes to show, if you have to slum it, you might as well do it right: fly for a living.  Big grin

Charles, SJ



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