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A Pilot Flew A Plane Across Europe With His Daughter As A Co-Pilot

She was inspired by her father to become a pilot at a young age.

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A pilot, Captain Peter Elliott, was joined on a flight from Birmingham to Tenerife by a co-pilot who had a familiar face: his daughter.

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Elliott, who has been a pilot for over 30 years, announced to passengers that he was flying the plane with his daughter Laura, a senior first officer who has been flying for six years.

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Laura was inspired by her father to become a pilot herself, but she'd never had the chance to fly with her father before because they worked for different airlines.

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She told the Daily Mail: "Becoming a pilot was never something I had considered, even though Dad had been a pilot since before I was born."

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"'I thought that Dad would have retired by the time I got back to work and so we thought that we'd never get the opportunity."

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Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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