Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway flies an Air Force fighter plane | Royal | News
Daughter of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, the 17-year-old Royal is second in line to the throne. She took a ride in an F-16 fighter jet while visiting the Bodo Base, following in the footsteps of his father, who co-piloted an F-16 Falcon in 1991.
Dressed in a military green uniform, the princess was greeted by General Rolf Folland, who heads the Norwegian Royal Air Force called Luftforsvaret.
As the fighter plane took off, the teenage princess was initially seated in the backseat to watch the process.
She was later allowed to control it for a brief period as the jet flew over northern Norway.
Before boarding the plane, the royal underwent a “thorough” medical examination as part of the process.
During her visit, she was briefed on the mission statement of the Norwegian Armed Forces and learned more about the QRA – Quick Response Alert – where F-16 planes can be ready to fly in just 15 minutes to intercept foreign planes on NATO missions.
According to reports, she visited several military and air bases in Norway to learn more about the country’s armed forces.
When she ascends the throne, she will become commander of the Norwegian armies.
While most of her childhood has been spent away from the spotlight, Ingrid Alexandra is now ready to take on royal duties.
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