Four furloughed Tui Airways flight crew have reunited to help vaccinate their local community in Nottingham.
Normally based at East Midlands airport, the colleagues responded to an NHS request for crew to apply because of their expertise and medical training.
Cabin crew Jayne Standen and Angela Sewell, along with cabin managers Peter Lancaster and Julie Long, signed up.
All four joined the team at the Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton last month after completing online training modules and five supervised vaccinations.
They feel passionately about putting their transferrable skills to good use with travel temporarily back in hibernation due to the latest lockdown.
The quartet has been flying together since 2008 and has 95 years of flying and 38 years in crew training between them.
Prior to applying for their current roles, Long and Sewell worked as ‘Antibody Angel’ volunteers for their local blood transfusion service when the pandemic first hit, which had to stop when they were called back to work last July.
Standen said: “It’s an honour to be recognised for our training and to help prevent so many people, including Tui customers, from getting Covid. Everyone is so grateful for what we’re doing for them.
“We hope that every jab we give is a step closer to being able to take people on holiday again.”
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