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Final landing for veteran pilot

Peter Schmid, the Cayman Airways captain finally hung up his flying jacket last week after more than three decades in the cockpit. 
After almost 24,000 hours of flying time, the Swiss-born pilot, says there was just one incident that left him shaking at the controls. 
As the plane accelerated toward take-off on a clear day in Cayman Brac, a warning light alerted the captain to an engine failure, forcing him to bring the aircraft to a screeching halt inches from the end of the runway. "That was one of the very few times I have ever had the shakes after a flight." he said. 
He was reminded of that moment during his retirement ceremony last week by a telephone call from Cayman Islands Premier Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, who was one of his passengers that day.The premier was among a host of dignitaries, colleagues, family and friends who gathered to pay tribute to Mr. Schmid as he touched down at Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman for the final time. Mr. Schmid, who is married to a Caymanian, started working at the airline in 1979. 


Source:compasscayman.com