Surprise! Cat hitches a ride on glider (+video)

Two people in an open-cockpit glider were surprised when they noticed a four-legged friend had joined their trip.

A couple flying an ultralight aircraft got a surprise when they spotted a cat on the wing.

The pair had taken a flight from an aviation training school in French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America, when a black and white cat appeared from one wing.

It managed to hang on by wrapping its paws around a bar until the glider returned to safe ground.

"A standard flight until... i still don't know if it got in after the pre-flight check or if i missed it," a note on the YouTube video posted by Romain Jantot says.

"The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot.."