An Adorable Piece Of Aviation History Has Just Been Made In Malta

And it technically happened twice, just for good measure

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What might've been two routine flights from Malta to Toulouse and Malta to Catania (and back) turned out to be a piece of aviation history, as earlier this week, Captain Philip Apap Bologna and First Officer Richard Apap Bologna flew an airline together as father and son.

Ryanair, the airline who had the privilege of hosting the historic flight, posted the good news on their Facebook post.

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Philip Apap Bologna has been a pilot for 36 years, racking up 20,000 hours of flying experience.

His son Richard, on the other hand, started his flying career in April 2014. He eventually went on to get his commercial pilot license just last year, following it up with a job with Ryanair. 

"He has been extremely supportive throughout my training and a great mentor," Richard told Lovin Malta of his father. "Having the opportunity to work and fly a commercial airliner by his side as the First Officer after all his support was a pleasure. It was a day I will remember for ever."

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David Grech Urpani

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