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These loved-up pilots celebrated their wedding anniversary in the cutest way

Mirror logo Mirror 12/06/2017 Julie Delahaye
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Thomson Airways pilot Henry Brewis had quite the surprise for wife Hayley on their 27th wedding anniversary!

The couple - both of whom are pilots for the airline - were set to spend the special day apart due to a clash in their flight schedules, but Henry had other ideas.

With the help of his colleagues, Henry managed to re-arrange both of their schedules so that they ended up flying together - and surprised Hayley by showing up on the day!

An unsuspecting Hayley was already in the cockpit getting ready ahead of take-off for the London Stansted-Ibiza route, when Henry appeared and revealed they would be taking to the skies together.

Ever the romantic, Henry also took to the plane's PA system to announce to the entire flight that he and Hayley were celebrating the milestone moment, before settling down to work.

"I don’t know how he managed to keep it a secret – it was a lovely surprise and the perfect way to mark our special day," said a shocked Hayley.

In a love story that's reminiscent of Tom Cruise's hit film Top Gun , the couple first met when Henry was Hayley's flight instructor.

It was love at first sight, and they married a year later after a whirlwind romance.

"I was training to gain my Commercial Pilot’s License and was offered the choice of two instructors – I chose Henry purely as I liked the name," admitted Hayley. "Three days after meeting him, I knew he was the one – we just clicked!”

Henry quipped: "It's a good thing Hayley liked my name, otherwise my life would have been very different. I'm so glad she picked me!"

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The couple have collectively worked for Thomsons for nearly 50 years, and together have clocked up an impressive total of 31,000 hours of flight time.

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It's not the first time they've flown together however, although with their roles as captains they admitted it's become less frequent.

For Henry, it's still a very special experience. "There is nothing better than flying with my best friend and sharing our joint passion," he admitted.

Even at home their love for all things aviation is clear - they've created a small runway on the land next to their home for the small four-seater aircraft which they fly "for fun".

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