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Glasgow Airport to welcome world’s biggest plane to be flown by Scottish Pilot

Car Hire Glasgow Airport would like to congratulate the Scottish pilot who will be flying the world’s largest passenger plane into the airport today.

Glasgow Airport will today be receiving the largest passenger plane in the world, the A380 as part of airline Emirates 10th birthday celebrations at the airport. It will land for a few hours for VIP’s to have a look on board the double decker aircraft. It will also be a great moment for a Scottish pilot who has the privilege of flying it in to GlasgowAirport.

Former Clydebank High pupil Iain Weir has the task of landing the aircraft at Glasgow airport and had always wanted to be a pilot since he was young. He said “I was about eight-years-old and I was going on holiday to Majorca. I knew then I wanted to be a pilot. I was answering the phones and washing the planes at the West of Scotland Flying Club. It’s now defunct but I used the money to pay for flying lessons so that I could get a private pilot’s licence.”

Only around 100 A380’s are in service around the world, with almost 50% owned by Emirates. Iain has been flying the plane for around a year, he added, “I was actually a co-pilot on the first Emirates flight out of Glasgow 10 years ago. When I heard the airline was bringing an A380 to Glasgow I emailed my boss to ask if I could be considered as the pilot.”