Twin brothers have retired as airline pilots, landing their ultimate flights thirty seconds aside.
Captains Jeremy and Nick Hart marked their sixtieth birthdays on Thursday by landing their planes together at Heathrow Airport.
Jeremy from Flitton in Bedfordshire explained retiring together with his brother as “a very good way to end”.
Nick from Banbury, Oxfordshire, claimed: “Like each individual aeroplane has its very last landing, so does a pilot.”
The pair, who were born thirty minutes aside and have clocked up forty five,000 traveling hrs involving them, claimed they had usually been mistaken for every other during their occupations but in no way flown together because they were both captains.
Jeremy joined British Airways thirty yrs ago in 1987, although Nick joined from British Midland in 2012 when it was taken above by BA.
Nick claimed: “Jerry had in no way talked about to his colleagues at British Airways that he had a twin brother who flew for British Midland, and a person day [yrs ago] a British Airways pilot strode above to me at Heathrow and questioned what on Earth I assumed I was executing dressing up in a British Midland uniform.
“It took a bit of outlining to convince him that I was not Jeremy.”
Jeremy, who landed an Airbus A320 at 12:34 BST from Gothenburg, Sweden, claimed: “I’ve used much more than two and-a-50 % yrs in the air – a large amount of it in the holding sample above Heathrow.”
Nick, who flew from Geneva, landing at 12:35, claimed: “I’ve finished 28 yrs quick-haul traveling. That is about 11,000 flights. It is at least 1.two million passengers.”
British Airways’ head Airbus pilot James Basnett claimed: “They arrived in the entire world thirty minutes aside, flew the similar aircraft in the similar airline, and then departed in the similar way that they arrived – minutes aside.
“A fitting finale to long and extraordinary occupations and I know that they will be sorely skipped on the fleet.”