Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
The King Who Lost His Throne And Became A Pilot  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1586 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4978 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...


Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4821 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

Azzurri Campioni del Mondo!
User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4409 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.

Work hard fly right..don't understand it
User currently offlineEFCar98 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4246 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: 47
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4155 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

The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Who Is The King? LAX Or SFO? posted Thu Nov 4 2004 02:59:27 by AAplatnumflier
The Risk : One More Big Attack And Who's Gone? posted Tue Aug 17 2004 18:03:49 by Kl911
Pilot:"I Have Fixed The Plane, Who Wants To Fly?" posted Tue Aug 12 2003 12:00:43 by Srilankan_340
Help - Checked Bag Lost Between MUC And GVA posted Sun Aug 27 2006 09:17:53 by Salim
Air Force And Becoming A Pilot? posted Sun Jun 25 2006 14:07:22 by Rolo987
People Who Live Around Airports And Complain posted Thu Jun 1 2006 02:01:02 by 747400sp
B-757 Across The Atlantic! Who Was First? posted Thu May 18 2006 16:18:35 by Delta777Jet
Last Flight Of The Captain, Who Else? posted Thu May 11 2006 23:03:51 by Skippy777
Will AC Be The Biggest Operator Of EMB 175 And 190 posted Fri Dec 23 2005 04:43:10 by AirCanada014
Who Flies Between BOS And TPA posted Wed Dec 21 2005 19:22:48 by JasYHZ