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Retiring easyJet pilot surprised by his family on final ever flight

A pilot with over 42 years flying experience including 17 years at easyJet flew his last ever flight from Belfast to Liverpool last week, although there was one final surprise in store. What he hadn’t anticipated was that unbeknown to him, among the boarding passengers were eight members of his family including his two young grandchildren who had flown to Belfast earlier in the day to give him one last flight he’d never forget.

Captain Dave Eadon, 60, from Warrington, Merseyside had just completed the last of his final checks as he prepared flight EZY610 for the short hop across the Irish sea to complete the last of his 18,000 hours.

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His two young grandchildren were the first to give the game away – running into cockpit to greet him – swiftly followed by the rest of his family.

WATCH: https://twitter.com/easyJet_press/status/927466182491459584

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Captain Dave Eadon said:

 “I really could not have imagined what was in store for me when I arrived for work yesterday morning. Seeing my family sitting there on the aircraft waiting to be flown back to Liverpool on my last ever flight gave me one of the nicest surprises I’ve ever had!”

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