It is a boring, but essential, part of commercial aviation.
So it's understandable that one airline attendant decided to give the mandatory safety briefing a new spin, this week – and became a social media hit in the process.
The unlikely Delta employee, known only as Jim with a 'Y', was filmed at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama, where he rapped the evacuation procedures to stunned passengers, earlier this month.
Urban appeal: A Delta steward dubbed Jim with a 'Y' was filmed on board a Georgia-bound plane at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama, earlier this month
The footage, shot on a holiday-maker's smart phone before the journey to Atlanta, Georgia, shows the crew-member perform his duties with an unexpected urban edge.
Wearing a pair of sunglasses alongside his staff uniform, he can be seen making hand gestures as he delivers his self-penned song.
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'Snap that seatbelt into place around your waist like it's going out of fashion', he throws down, adding: 'Unexpected rough air can happen, so when the seatbelt sign goes off keep it on with a passion.
'Use your hands to release, I believe you can do it with ease'.
Mixing it up: The bold flight attendant stunned passengers when he launched into the performance (L), but offered some lyrical dexterity with his writing
Keeping it real: Wearing a pair of sunglasses alongside his staff uniform, he can be seen making hand gestures as he delivers his self-penned song
He then continues: 'This plane is equipped with four exits; to at the front, two over the wings, so now it's time to bring – let's fly, fly, high up in the sky.'
As he draws the random performance to a close, he salutes the stunned passengers who quickly give him a well-deserved round of applause.
Uploading the footage online, the flyer who filmed the scenes captioned it: 'Our flight attendant for Delta and made the best of the situation by singing/rapping the safety rules of the flight'.