The internet’s favourite wingman: An interview with Paul Lucas

As Paul Lucas reaches his 250,000th subscriber on YouTube, Chris Smith catches up with the aviation fanatic to learn more about his jet-setting adventures

It is hard to overlook the spectacle of an imposing widebody airliner from the terminal prior to boarding, with the hustle and bustle of the airport creating an exciting buzz for many passengers – but not everyone stepping on board is ready to switch off. Recent advancements in handheld technology mean that it is not only the crew who are getting ready to work as departure time inches closer. 

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What started as a hobby has become a fulltime job for the YouTuber
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Among the global community of airline aficionados is a number of next-level devotees who are using online video and social media platforms to showcase their worldwide travels. Viewers can be teleported to far-flung destinations, while getting some inspiration for where (and how) to travel to next, along with uncovering new airlines and aircraft types.

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