Twin pilots born 30 minutes apart land final flights 30 seconds apart. Captains Jeremy and Nick Hart both fly A320 aircraft on short-haul routes for British Airways. After being born 30 minutes apart they decided a fitting end to their flying careers would be to operate their last flights back into Heathrow on the same day, parking up their aircraft next to each other, only 30 seconds apart.Nick’s last flight from Gothenburg landed at 12.34pm while his brother, Jeremy’s last flight from Geneva landed at 12.35pm. Jeremy chose his last flight to be from Geneva as it was also the first destination he ever flew to. British Airways (BA) is the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size.
Together they have clocked up almost 45,000 flying hours, spent three-and-a-half years in the skies and whisked more than two million passengers to their destinations. Nick’s last flight from Gothenburg landed at 12.34pm, while Jeremy’s last flight from Geneva, also the first ever destination he flew too, landed at 12.35pm.Jeremy joined BA 30 years ago in 1987 while Nick joined from British Midland, which was bought by and then absorbed into British Airways in 2012. Twin pilots born 30 minutes apart land.
The twins became interested in flying at an early age and always knew they wanted to become pilots. Their father was an English lecturer who regularly took teaching jobs around the world, so the pair grew up moving every few years and spent much of their childhood on flights to and from the Middle East and Europe.
In those days of fewer security restrictions they were often allowed to sit at the back of the flight deck behind the Captain and First Officer. This is when the confusion started, although they are not identical twins, they look and sound so similar they were often mistaken for one another.
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