Captain Ronald Smith’s Memorable Final Flight
Captain Ronald Smith, a pilot with United Airlines, embarked on his final flight in 2017, concluding a remarkable 32-year career. The flight, taking off from Chicago to Brussels, was set to be an unforgettable journey, not just for Captain Smith but for everyone on board.
A Special Tribute from Young Choir Members
On this last flight, Captain Smith’s retirement became known to a group of young travelers, members of a choir from the Lycée des Garçons d’Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. Learning about this special occasion, they spontaneously decided to honor the captain in their unique way.
An Unforgettable Serenade
After the plane landed, these thoughtful students patiently waited for other passengers to disembark and for Captain Smith to emerge from the cockpit. As he appeared, they began a beautiful acapella rendition of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” Nicolas, one of the students, captured this heartwarming performance on video. The choir’s voices resonated through the cabin, creating an incredibly touching and memorable moment for Captain Smith.
Watch the video below to witness the choir’s beautiful tribute to Captain Ronald Smith on his last flight, a heartwarming serenade that beautifully marked the end of his distinguished career.