- Captain Suzy Garrett and her daughter Donna are the first mother-daughter pair to pilot a commercial Skywest Airlines flight together
- Suzy, who has been flying at Skywest for over 30 years, was delighted to share a cockpit with her daughter
- Congratulatory messages are pouring in for the woman and her daughter after making history
A woman identified as Captain Suzy Garrett and her daughter, Donna, have set a record by becoming the first mother-daughter pair in history to pilot a commercial Skywest Airlines flight together.
The disclosure was made by The Female Influencer on LinkedIn, which shared an adorable picture of the two ladies in the cockpit.
According to The Female Influencer, Suzy was one of the first dozen female pilots hired at Skywest and has been flying there for over 30 years.
LinkedIn users were inspired by the women's story and took to the comment section to congratulate them.
José Manuel Peix López wrote:
"Congratulations to both of you ladies, you are a reference for many other millions of women around the world, stating that to achieve the objectives and what is desired, everything depends on attitude, hard work and perseverance."
Julia Chatelain-van der Valk commented:
"What a great example of the importance for girls to have strong female role models. One of the reasons why my company focuses on the development of female leadership. So that our daughters can spread their wings and fly!"
Philipp E Buchli, however, said such pair should be discouraged due to the risk involved. He wrote:
"Don't want to rain on the parade, but from a risk perspective this should be ruled out given potential adverse power dynamics in the event of emergency. Those aware of the same problem due to cultural issues in Asian carriers in particular will be aware of this issue. The problem has led to several fatal crashes and had to be addressed by the aviation regulators and carriers.
"Lovely picture though, and big congratulations!"
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on Pilot LTJG Swegle has celebrated her recent accomplishment at her graduation ceremony as the first-ever black woman tactical pilot in US Navy history.
In a post by a Twitter user identified as Miss Alissa, LTJG Swegle completed her advanced flight training at Naval Air Station Kingsville with her last scheduled flight culminating in the time-honoured tradition of a spray of water.
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