Imagine sitting in your seat on a plane and suddenly receiving an unsolicited picture of the pilot…with his shirt off. That happened on a Frontier Airlines flight, though it wasn’t the pilot who sent the selfie…or even a picture of the pilot.
Prankster Sends Shirtless “Selfie” Of Pilot To Other Passengers Via AirDrop On Frontier Airlines Flight
A popular “video creator” on Instagram named Jay Nagy decided to engage in some mischief onboard his Frontier Airlines flight.
He found a picture of a pilot with his shirt off, added a caption (“Just a quick selfie b4 I fly dis plane”), and AirDropped it to dozens of passengers seated around him.
The pilot was not amused, making a PA announcement:
“Anyone sending pictures needs to stop. That is not what I look like. That’s not me.”
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I don’t know what the actual pilot looked like, but it’s not a bad look…and the voice sort of fit. Maybe he should have just kept quiet?
While this was a fairly harmless prank, the experiment again shows the potential harm that a mass AirDrop of an image or document could have on a plane. Imagine if instead of the shirtless joke, he sent out a suicide note from “the pilot” or bomb threat. Even if the threat itself is not real, the panic it could cause onboard might indeed create a real threat.
A prankster used Apple’s AirDrop technology to drop a shirtless selfie of the “pilot” while onboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The pilot, if the recording is also not a spoof, was not amused.
If you have an iPhone, I’d set your AirDrop preferences to only be visible to contacts. I don’t want strangers AirDropping me anything…especially on a plane.