Twin pilots retire by landing together

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Image caption Nick (left) landed their flight from Geneva 30 mere seconds after Jeremy landed from Gothenburg

Twin brothers have retired since airline pilots, landing their last flights 30 seconds apart.

Captains Jeremy and Chip Hart marked their 60th 1st birthdays on Thursday by landing their particular planes together at Heathrow Airport terminal.

Jeremy from Flitton in Bedfordshire described retiring together with his brother as “a great way to finish”.

Computer chip from Banbury, Oxfordshire, said: “Like every aeroplane has its final landing, so does a initial. ”

‘Fitting finale’

The set, who were born 30 minutes apart and also have clocked up 45, 000 traveling hours between them, said they had frequently been mistaken for each other throughout their careers but never flown collectively because they were both captains.

Jeremy joined British Air passage 30 years ago in 1987, whilst Nick joined from British Midland in 2012 when it was taken over simply by BA.

Nick mentioned: “Jerry had never mentioned in order to his colleagues at British Air passage that he had a twin brother whom flew for British Midland, then one day [years ago] the British Airways pilot strode to me at Heathrow and questioned what on Earth I thought I was performing dressing up in a British Midland consistent.

“It took a little bit of explaining to convince him that I was not Jeremy. ”

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Image caption The particular brothers never flew together simply because they were both captains

Jeremy, who arrived an Airbus A320 at twelve: 34 BST from Gothenburg, Sweden, said: “I’ve spent more than 2 and-a-half years in the air – plenty of it in the holding pattern more than Heathrow. ”

Chip, who flew from Geneva, getting at 12: 35, said: “I’ve done 28 years short-haul soaring. That’s about 11, 000 plane tickets. It’s at least 1 . 2 mil passengers. ”

Uk Airways’ head Airbus pilot Wayne Basnett said: “They arrived in the entire world 30 minutes apart, flew the same plane in the same airline, and then left in the same manner that they arrived – moments apart.

“A installing finale to long and amazing careers and I know that they will be sorely missed on the fleet. ”

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