Twin brothers have landed their final flights for British Airways just 30 seconds apart after clocking up more than 45,000 flying hours between them.
Jeremy and Nick Hart celebrated their 60th birthdays by touching down at Heathrow Airport for the final time.
Nick flew in from Gothenburg at 12.34pm on Thursday, with Jeremy right behind him, landing from Geneva at 12.35pm.
The two brothers never flew in the same BA crew because they are both captains.
Jeremy started with the airline in 1987 and Nick joined in 2012 when British Midland was taken over.
“I’ve done 28 years of short-haul flying. That’s about 11,000 flights. It’s at least 1.2 million passengers,” said Nick.
Although not identical twins, Nick said their similarity had led to the odd tricky situation.
“Years ago Jerry never mentioned to his colleagues at British Airways that he had a twin brother who flew for British Midland, and one day a British Airways pilot strode over to me at Heathrow and asked what on Earth I thought I was doing dressing up in a British Midland uniform.
“It took a bit of explaining to convince him that I wasn’t Jerry!”
Jeremy, from Flitton in Bedfordshire, said he had spent a total of two and a half years flying, and joked: “A lot of it in the holding pattern over Heathrow.”