Jordi had surely been thinking for a long time about the day when this would happen — the day he was in the cockpit of an airplane as a pilot and his parents were among the passengers.
The young Spanish pilot recently had the opportunity to share his happiness with the crew and passengers on that special flight.
Jordi Jacas – that’s the young pilot’s name – has more than 75,000 followers on Instagram where he’s been sharing his day-to-day life for 5 years at work among airports, airplanes, runways, and clouds. He’s living a dream he had since he was a child and which his parents always supported.
Now that his parents were on a plane with him, he wanted to thank them publicly. So he took the microphone and, after introducing himself and saying good morning, said:
I wanted to take advantage of today to share a little personal story with all of you. Today’s flight is a very special flight for two people who are on this flight among all of you, but it’s even more special for me. These two people who are seated at the front of the airplane are my parents.
Today is the first day they fly with me as a pilot and for me there are no words to be able to describe the satisfaction and the excitement that this makes me feel.
Jordi’s mother and father were in the front row. In the video they look a bit nervous and very excited. The father is drinking a glass of wine that has just been poured. The mother is restless, and she takes off her mask, wiping away the tears that come out of her joy.
Jordi speaks from the heart. He knows that getting there has meant a lot of effort on the part of his family:
They are two people who have given everything for me to be able to realize a dream which I’ve had since I was young, a dream to be able to do this job, a dream that was to be a pilot.
The truth is that it hasn’t been an easy road; it has been an intense road with many emotions involved, but it has certainly been worth it and I would not change it for anything in the world.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank them publicly in front of all of you because I am sure that without them at my side none of this would have been possible.
And after the typical words thanking the passenger for flying with his airline, he added, “Thank you for everything, Mom and Dad …”
The crew already knew what was about to happen. Someone took it upon themselves to record the parents, which the pilot shared on his Instagram account..
The people on the plane applauded at the end, and that applause has been virtually echoed across the internet; it has accrued nearly half a million likes since he posted it on January 26.
With his posts, Jordi Jacas transmits professional enthusiasm, effort, motivation, teamwork. He doesn’t post very often, but his charisma and attitude have earned him a huge following. This show of gratitude for his parents – which has been featured on various television stations – has surely earned him even more followers. May he always fly safely and bring his passengers safely to their destinations.