Passengers Gives Retiring Pilot An Emotional Send Off Singing ‘Irish Blessing’ After His Last Flight

An airline pilot’s last day at work was made extra special by his passengers in the most beautiful way.


Brian Lenzen, an airline pilot was about to retire from his decades-long career, and the passengers aboard his flight wanted to sing an emotional Irish goodbye to him.

The Chaska, Minnesota pilot flew for 34 years with American Airlines but had to end his illustrious career at age 65. So wearing his pilot uniform for the last time, he flew with a hand-picked crew of beloved colleagues, and chose Dublin as his final destination, they dropped in at an Irish pub and had a “wonderful time” before everybody returned home.


Coincidentally, an Irish choir was on board the plane for their returning flight, and when they came to know it was his final flight, they asked an attendant if they could sing an Irish blessing to the pilot as part of his retirement celebration.

The captain was greeted by the St. Anthony on the Lake choir as he exited the plane and was completely moved by emotions. “It was just a very special moment,” Lenzen said. “I’m kind of an emotional guy anyway, and so I got a little tearful realizing that was for me.”


Lenzen got a fitting retirement send-off as we can see, this is one of the most emotional videos we have seen in a long time.