Delta passengers were pleased to learn pilots were a mother-daughter team
The sweet story was viral on Twitter with thousands of likes and shares.
(Twitter, @ERAUWatret / John R. Watret)
This mother-daughter bond is on another plane!
Passengers fleeing a Delta flight from Los Angeles International Airport last weekend were stunned when they learned that they were there at the hands of a family pilot team ̵
1; Capt. Wendy Rexon and her first-officer daughter Kelly Rexon.
After an aviator took a picture of the couple in the cockpit of the Atlanta-bound aircraft, the duo quickly made waves to Twitter with more than 16,000 retweets.
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John R. Watret has tweeted. "Great flight. Inspiration for young women.
Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, learned of the crew's family ties after a woman aboard the plane asked a flight attendant if her two children could visit the pilots. 19659009] Dr. med. John R. Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, learned of the crew's family ties when a woman aboard the plane asked a cabin crew member if their two children could visit the pilots. “/>
Dr. John R. Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, learned of the crew's family ties when a woman boarding the plane asked a flight attendant if her two children could visit the pilots.
He said he overheard the family fly over the "mother and daughter" according to a university release.
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"I thought that was great. I was impressed, "said Watret. "I asked if I could visit them as well."
At that time, he learned that aviation is even more deeply rooted in the Rexon family. Wendy's father is a retired pilot while her husband flies for American Airlines. Her other daughter, Kate, is also a pilot.
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"The first officer had a great role model to become a pilot – her mother," Watret said. "It's good for aviation and inspiring for all of us."
This story was originally published in the New York Post.