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Dear passengers, this is your Captain and his daughter speaking...

He's been flying for 30 years, but Captain Peter Elliott finally got to fly with someone extra special. 

He made a special announcement on Feb 6 to passengers traveling from Birmingham to Tenerife that he was flying with his daughterSenior First Officer Laura Elliott.

Although she'd been flying for six years, she never got the chance to fly with her father, who inspired her to fly when she was 18.  


Photo: Thomas Cook Airlines/Twitter

"It's a dream come true to be able to fly with my Dad, even if he was still checking up on me," said the 30-year-old from Birmingham. 

She hopes she will be able to fly with her father again before he retires. 

They didn't know if they would ever be able to fly together as Miss Elliott had learnt to fly Airbus planes while her father flew Boeings. It was only when she changed companies and her father retrained to work on the Airbus fleet were they able to co-pilot their first flight by chance. 

"Becoming a pilot was never something I had considered, even though Dad had been a pilot since before I was born. It was only when my Dad bought me on a trial flight as a birthday present that I got the bug."

Miss Elliott said flying with her father was like going for a driving lesson with him and she was initially nervous. However, the flight went well and they both hope to get the chance again.  

Source: Daily Mail

 

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