A mother-daughter duo co-piloting a Delta Airlines plane in USA have won hearts on the Internet after their picture on the flight found its place on social media.
The inspiring story of the pilots was shared on Twitter by John R. Watret, a pilot and the Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who called the experience "awesome".
The aviatrices were piloting the flight from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia. Delta Airlines replied to the tweet saying "family flight crew goals".
The tweet has been liked around 41,000 times and has over 16,000 retweets.
Twiteratti called the picture "goals" and praised the mother-daughter duo.
Take a look at a few reactions:
That's just awesome. Thanks for sharing!- Bryan (@thehammerman69) March 18, 2019
My Sunday morning smile, thank you.- Luxor (@tuson1188) March 17, 2019
How about a big congratulations for a mother daughter team! Thats a great accomplishment, I don recall many parent decendant ( is that politically correct enough) flight crews- Fernando Mendoza L (@fmendozal56) March 18, 2019
Have tons of fun the both of you and a great career to both of them.
However, some users were not too impressed and said the picture should have been captioned "parent-child" duo and also raised concerns over family members co-piloting.
Gender never played a role in my decision to retweet this but rather that it was parent/child crew. You made it about gender.- Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) March 17, 2019
Very happy to hear different generations and all women flight decks - about time. However, I've noticed recently this post and others promoting 'same family' crew. Isn't this a professional no no? I thought it would compromise safety.- shamrock (@shamrockUK) March 17, 2019
The pilot who shared the picture called it inspiring for young women in another tweet. It sure is inspirational for all women and female pilots with just a tiny percentage of them in the world.
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