By Katherine Marajas
A heartwarming video captured the moment of a pilot informing his passengers of his retirement.
“I would like to inform you that in my career (as a pilot), this is my last flight here. My 48 years of flying in aviation (has been) a big thing for me,” Captain Rizalino “Totoy” Irizari said.
Irizari also expressed his sincerest gratitude to the rest of his crew and family.
Passenger Beauty Tandingan shared the video on Facebook when their flight from Davao bound to Cebu got delayed Saturday morning.
“Delayed flight??? YES, okay lang na okay kung ganito din naman ang mawiwitness namin sa buong buhay namin. (Yes, it’s okay as long as we witness something like this in our life),” Tandingan wrote.
“It’s a privilege for us to witness this awesome and blessed moment on-board.”
“We’re so lucky to be in his LAST FLIGHT for retirement,” she added.
Passengers applauded the retired pilot while some of the crews turned emotional.