Captain Cosmas Phillip touches down on his last LIAT flight in the command seat

As hundreds of former LIAT workers remain unemployed, today (October 8) the airline is saying goodbye to one of its pilots.

Captain Cosmas Phillip is retiring from active service.

“Today LIAT salutes one of its esteemed captains,” the airline wrote in a communiqué.

Captain Phillip has reportedly served LIAT (1974) Ltd. as a pilot for 38 years and 11 months and completed his last flight LI 392 today.

The regional carrier says, “Captain Phillip is known for his (infectious) smile, dedication to his job and most of all friendliness to staff and passengers alike.”

Officials say that there are a number of fond memories of Captain Phillips and few stories which can be shared.

The company is wishing him well as he proceeds into retirement and “as he commands his last LIAT flight.” The missive ends, “Thank You Captain Cosmas Phillip!”