So today I did an easy trip to Coventry with a group I take out 20 times a year.
I decided to jump on train and nip up to Birmingham (EGBB) for a couple of hours. After spending some time in the gallery I decided to walk up to long stay car park 1 to watch the Emirates 777 take off. A few minutes before a few planes had landed, mainly charter stuff but a couple of FlyBe Dash8 Q400s had arrived too.
Anyway there are quite a few people with luggage all heading the same way. A phone rings behind me and a young lad answers it. He's chatting to his mother saying he's just landed and is on his way home and will help his little brother with his homework after he's had a bit of lunch.
I turn round to see the young guy, very young looking guy, in complete FlyBe uniform with 2 stripes on his tunic! The monarch stewardesses behind him looked older and they were quite young
He looked like I could be his father, I'm 38!!
I guess my stereotype of an airline pilot beinga distingushed older gent, usually ex RAF is out of date