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'greatest job in the world': AC Capt flies retirement flight with brother as co-pilot

'greatest job in the world': AC Capt flies retirement flight with brother as co-pilot

Old Sep 21, 19, 9:11 pm
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'greatest job in the world': AC Capt flies retirement flight with brother as co-pilot

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/it-s-the-...ilot-1.4604179

After 40 years and five months of flying with Air Canada, Captain Paul Albers piloted his last commercial flight Wednesday.

But this was no ordinary retirement flight.

"What made this particularly special, I was joined in the flight deck by my brother, First Officer Andre Albers," Captain Paul Albers said.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 9:23 pm
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Similar to my step father's story. He did the last Air Transat flight of the L-1011 and his last flight before retirement with his brother (normally pilot but took the right seat for that flight)

Actually two of his brothers were/are pilots and now 2 of the next generation of that family are pilots.

Seems pilot is a job that spreads within families
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Old Sep 21, 19, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by theBeachBoy View Post
Similar to my step father's story. He did the last Air Transat flight of the L-1011 and his last flight before retirement with his brother (normally pilot but took the right seat for that flight)

Actually two of his brothers were/are pilots and now 2 of the next generation of that family are pilots.

Seems pilot is a job that spreads within families
It reminds me of Boeing, where there are many multigenerational employees in local families. Even in tough times when there are layoffs, those workers stay loyal to Boeing. I guess the same is true of coal miners and other employment in company towns.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 6:59 pm
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An absolutely stellar Captain and Colleague. Wishing him the very best!
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