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Delta passengers happy to teach pilots were a mother-daughter team

The sweet story quickly went viral on Twitter with thousands of likes and shares.
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This mother-daughter band is on another level!

Passengers on a Delta flight from Los Angeles International Airport last weekend were shocked to learn that she is in the hands of a family management team — Capt. Wendy Rexon and her first-officer daughter, Kelly Rexon.

After a kite snapped a photo of the couple in the cockpit of the Atlanta-bound plane, the duo quickly made waves on Twitter with more than 16,000 retweets.

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“Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta managed by these mother daughter crew” passenger Dr. John R. Watret tweeted. “Great Flight. Inspiring for young women.”

Watret — chancellor of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida — learned about the crew of the family band after a woman boarding the plane asked a flight attendant if her two children, a visit to the pilots.

Dr. John R. Watret — chancellor of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida — learned about the crew of the family band after a woman boarding the plane asked a flight attendant if her two children, a visit to the pilots.
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He said that he heard the family talk about the “mother and daughter” flying the plane, according to a university press release.

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“I thought that was great. I was in awe,” Watret said. “I asked if I could visit them.”

That is when he heard the aviation has deeper roots in the Rexon family. Wendy’s father is a retired pilot, while her husband is flying with American Airlines. Their other daughter, Kate, is also a pilot.

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“The first officer was a great role model for becoming a pilot – her mother,” Watret said. “It is good for the aviation industry and inspiring for all of us.”

This story was originally published in the New York Post.

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