BRITISH Airways ambassador Emma Raducanu goes behind the scenes of the UK flag carrier – and even gets taught how to land a plane.

The tennis star became an ambassador for the airline last year.


And ahead of the US open, Emma learned not only how to land a plane, but how to be a plane engineer.

She said in the video that she "loved" being behind the scenes, before being invited into the cockpit.

Wearing all the gear, the pilot called her a "natural" while she flew the plane, as she aided both take-off and landing.

After pointing out Wimbledon – in particular Centre Court – they landed back on the ground with a bang, something Emma said was "so hard" to do.

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She was then taken around a BA aircraft by an engineer, to which Emma said she had "always wanted to be a pilot".

Happy to roll her sleeves up, she learned how to unlatch and service the aircraft.

British Airways was the first UK brand Emma partnered with.

She has since signed deals worth more than £8m after last year's US Open win including luxury brands from Dior to Porsche.

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The tennis star also learned about the plane engineers role

She said at the time: “British Airways has taken such good care of my team and ever since the US Open and I have felt their support everywhere I have flown.

"To be partnering with such an iconic British brand that can play a big role in my performance makes a lot of sense to me.

"I’m fascinated by aviation and we have some interesting projects planned together.”

Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, added: “As we look ahead to the world opening up again, we’re excited to be supporting the very best of British talent, Emma Raducanu.

"We couldn’t have been prouder as a nation than when Emma won the US Open. Sport has the power to inspire and unite people all across the globe, so we are delighted to be supporting Emma as she represents Britain and takes on the world.”

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Next year remains exciting for BA as well – with more routes from London Gatwick to Orlando, Vancouver and Las Vegas from March 2023, along with new London Heathrow to the Maldives flights.

And the airline said they are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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