After a passenger on a Delta Airlines aircraft from Los Angeles to Atlanta on March 16 posted a picture of a mother and daughter pilot team, the pair quickly gained widespread attention and became a source of inspiration for people across the world.
Dr. John R. Watret, a passenger on the aircraft, couldn’t believe what he was hearing when he learned that Captain Wendy Rexon and her daughter, First Officer Kelly Rexon, were the pilots of the Delta Boeing 757 flight.
It was only natural for him to pay them a visit in the cockpit, where he took a picture to show the rest of the globe, “I just completed my journey from LAX to ATL on Delta with these mother and daughter flight crew. Awesome,” John said in his tweet.
He went on to say that it was encouraging for younger ladies. The picture and tweet have quickly gone viral, with the former being retweeted 18,000 times and the latter receiving over 51,000 likes since it was posted.
The internet was obsessed with the two of them and couldn’t get enough of them, though, a few individuals have said that they are unable to go with their mothers since the stress would be too much for them!
“That is very cool….question is, was the mother hanging on to the sides of her seat for dear life while her daughter was at the controls? Someone more shared their experience, “That’s what my folks do while I’m driving anyhow…
Flying runs in the Rexon family too! Kelly’s sister and Wendy’s husband, Michael are both pilots, while Wendy’s father, Bill, is a former pilot for Northwest Airlines.