A mother and daughter who are both pilots worked the same shift to fly a plane full of passengers across the US.
Captain Wendy Rexton and her child First Officer Kelly Rexton flew the Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta on March 16.
Passenger Dr John Watret tweeted a photo of the pilots after, and wrote: ‘Just flew with this mother daughter flight crew on Delta from LAX to ATL. Awesome.’
Just flew with this mother daughter flight crew on Delta from LAX to ATL. Awesome. @Delta @EmbryRiddle #erau pic.twitter.com/HYLl65H5p1
— John R. Watret (@ERAUWatret) March 17, 2019
One commenter questioned whether Watret would have doled out the same praise to a father and son pilot.
But statistics show just 7% of US-certified pilots are women.
Angry cat sits patiently in wait then lashes out at menThat makes the chances of having two female pilots who are in the cockpit – let alone women who are immediate family members – extremely small.even before.
Dr Watret is the chanecellor of Embry-Riddle Worldwide, an aeronautical university which has made a commitment to encourage more women to become pilots.
And Delta themselves responded warmly to Dr Watret’s praise, saying: ‘Family flight crew goals!’