The internet can't get enough of this 'inspiring' mother-daughter pilot duo

Wendy and Kelly Rexon. Image via Twitter.

United Airlines may have told you to “fly the friendly skies” but it’s Delta that wants you to fly with family.

The internet can’t get enough of a mother-daughter piloting duo who went viral after a tweet was shared by John R. Watret of Embry-Riddle Aeronatuical University.

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“Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother daughter flight crew. Great Flight. Inspiring for young women,” Watret tweeted about pilots Wendy and Kelly Rexon.


The original tweet, which included a typo by Watret, garnered more than 41,000 likes and 16,000 retweets in less than 72 hours.

Delta also replied to the shout-out, dubbing the photo “Family flight crew goals.”

The photo struck a chord with social media, with many calling the female piloting duo inspirational.

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“Very happy to hear different generations and all women flight decks- about time,” one Twitter user wrote.

Image via Twitter.

“This is the most amazing, wonderful news ever — serious,” Twitter user Sharon Dunn said. “My mother and I would never have flown together as a crew. We couldn’t even agree on having the radio on/off in the car.”

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Image via Twitter.

It turns out aviation is the Rexon family’s genes: Wendy Rexon’s father, Bill Brown, is a retired pilot with Northwest Airlines, while her husband Michael Rexon is a pilot with American Airlines. Wendy and Michael’s other daughter, Kate, is — you guessed it — a pilot, too.

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