From Jodel to Jumbo A Life of Flying

As a boy, he was told he was “stupid” to think he could ever become a pilot, but Scott Birrell FRAeS enjoyed a distinguished career in aviation as an airline captain, head of pilot training and a senior examiner

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In 1990-92, Scott flew 747s for Virgin Atlantic, which he describes as not demanding to fly, but with a differing landing technique to the smaller Boeings 
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Capt Scott Birrell in the left-hand seat of Thomson Airways 757-200, G-OOBP, in 2015 
Via Scott Birrell

I have spent a lifetime in the air – and it all happened because I walked through the wrong door.

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