Pilot Writes Absence Notes For Students & Teacher

Easy Jet
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I’m not sure why I haven’t thought to ask for this before…

A flight from Cyprus to London was delayed 20 hours due to fog, causing 31 students and a teacher to miss school.

So how could this group of 32 get off the hook for playing hookie? 

The pilot offered to write absence notes!

According to Travel+Leisure, “in an effort to lighten the mood, Easy Jet pilot , Captain Wayne Mott, offered to write notes to all of the student’s teachers“.

I’m not sure that a pilot’s note from a delayed flight is quite the same as a doctor’s note for being sick, but I do think it’s pretty awesome that the pilot offered to write them- joke or not.

T+L included a note written to one of the students, “I am very sorry that Joshua was not at school today. He has been involved in a secret mission in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea at very short notice. We hope that this mission will soon be complete and that he will see you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Tuesday morning.”

I just wonder if each note had a unique message or were all of the students on the secret mission!

Find out more from T+L here.

1 thought on “Pilot Writes Absence Notes For Students & Teacher

  1. That’s nothing.

    Many, many years ago, we had a 727 pilot certify on a yellow scratch pad that our
    LGA-DCA shuttle flight was over DC airspace at the moment a large financing transaction closed. Getting DC law to apply was important for the deal.

    Some jokester actually put a copy of the certification in the little Lucite cube that all the deal participants got as a souvenir. I still have the thing somewhere.

    Anyone remember New York Air?

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