Female pilots, even in 2019, only account for an estimated 4.4 percent of commercial pilots in the U.S. and the U.K., according to the Centre for Aviation, which means that aviation still remains a male-dominated space.
Well, it was only recently when aviation history was made when the first mother-daughter duo was piloting Delta Boeing 757 flight.
Captain Wendy Rexon and her first-officer daughter Kelly Rexon are officially the first mother-daughter duo in history to pilot a commercial flight together.
Wendy, her husband, and their two daughters are all pilots, and she and her daughter Kelly Rexon first flew together on a flight out of New York’s JFK airport.
Wendy recalled that her daughter was fantastic, and even though they had a bit of trouble, it was all made easier because of training and because of her daughter’s competence.