Watch how Formula 1 star Jenson Button gets on as he swaps the tracks for the skies piloting a flight simulator.
The 37-year-old who has flown all over the world thinks he did pretty well for a first timer, adding the experience was "so cool".
The release of the video coincided with the airline celebrating its one millionth follower on Twitter.
Jenson said: "This is the first time I’ve experienced what it’s like to be at the controls and it was a pretty incredible feeling.
“It’s like you’re in a real aircraft and after a while you forget it isn’t the real thing.
"I think I did pretty well for a first timer - though if there had been passengers in the back we might have had a few complaints about my first landing. Let’s just say it was a bit bumpy.”
The race driver who recently announced his plans to retire spent 90 minutes perfecting take-off, cruising and landing, touching down three times at Hong Kong International Airport.
His first ever attempt was helped with coaching from BA's head of technical and training Captain Dave Thomas and senior first officer William Swinburn.
Jenson was thrilled to take control of the iconic double-decker, four engine aircraft, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft in the place where the airline's 4,200 pilots are trained.
Captain Thomas, was impressed by the racing driver's handling of the aircraft.
He added: “Jenson obviously has experience travelling at high speeds and he adapted well to taking control of the A380.
“Being a pilot is all about calmness under pressure, preparing properly and getting from A to B with safety being the foremost priority at all times, so I think coming from a Formula 1 background Jenson definitely has some of the attributes required of a pilot.”
British Airways’ A380s fly between London and Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Singapore, Washington, San Francisco, Miami and Vancouver.
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