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The pilot in the cockpit? In Japan, he might be a retiree

Miyazaki is a pilot with nearly four decades' experience at All Nippon Airways

Jonathan Soble | NYT  |  Nagasaki 

Shigekazu Miyazaki is spending what should have been his retirement 25,000 feet in the air. Miyazaki, a pilot with nearly four decades’ experience at All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, left the carrier last year at its mandatory retirement age of 65. But rather than take up golf or fishing, Miyazaki since April has been piloting 39-seat propeller planes for Oriental Air Bridge, a tiny airline that connects the southwestern city of Nagasaki to a group of remote islands. “I never would have thought I’d still be flying at 65,” Miyazaki, who ...

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First Published: Sun, July 30 2017. 00:17 IST