The pilot and co-pilot of an ultralight airplane were enjoying the view from several hundred feet above ground when they spotted a cat that must have been napping on the wing before the plane took off.
The feline first appears at 38 seconds in the accompanying video. It seems to be aware of its plight, feeling the stiff breeze, sensing great height, and trying to figure its next move.
The cat then crawls prominently into view of the camera, while the flight instructor and his co-pilot are still unaware that they were transporting a very frightened stowaway.
Flight instructor, Romain Jantot first spots his unintended passenger at the 1-minute mark. It’s at this point that the cat starts meowing, as if to say, “Help!”
The woman steals a glance as Jantot begins his descent. Ultimately, the plane lands and the cat jumps to the ground and runs off.
The incident occurred in Kourou, French Guinea. Jantot stated in the YouTube description: “A standard flight until … i still do not know if it got in after the pre-flight check or if I missed it.”
The instructor added: “The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot.”