Mom And Daughter Made History As First-Ever Pilot Duo To Fly A Commercial Plane Together
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
We can’t choose what family to be born into. But this fact gives the foundation of our future and personalities. Humans are different, and mothers are no exception. Some mothers become a mismatch while a few make the perfect team. But regardless, mothers will always be cherished as it’s naturally unconditional. Here, a mom has nailed the ideal team phase with daughter, and interestingly, they’ve made history.
The mom-daughter has wowed the internet, becoming the first-ever pilot duo to fly a commercial plane together. Daughter Donna Garrett and Mother – Captain Suzy Garrett, are both working for SkyWest Airlines, and now they’ve attained a place in the history books.
Captain Suzy Garrett, 56 and Daughter Donna, 26, working for SkyWest Airlines made history as first-ever pilot duo to fly a commerical plane together
Suzy, 56, had earlier made the headlines – recognized as one of the first women hired by SkyWest Airlines. It also turned out that Suzy, who had been flying for over thirty years, has a full family of pilots. Suzy’s husband, her son Mark, and Donna’s dad, Doug, are all pilots.
‘We all love our jobs, and you wouldn’t see that too much in other professions. None of the kids ever thought of becoming pilots, but when they started looking at different occupations, including sitting in an office, and then seeing how happy we were, it opened their eyes. Captain Garrett had told SkyWest Airlines Blog.
Donna, aged 26, added: ‘I have been open to aviation my whole life. I decided to fly because of my parents’ passion and honest love for flying. They both made it so much fun. I did a lot of traveling growing up and got exposed to the world. It’s indeed a big inspiration, and experiencing my parents’ lifestyle was wonderful.’
Captain Suzy admits she enjoys working with her daughter, adding it’s so satisfying that Donna gets to experience what she has experience and being part of SkyWest Airlines. ‘I am very grateful for this job, and for women, the work schedule is flexible; what better career is out there when you can make a huge amount of money. Scheduling is a huge reason, and it’s great when the kids were growing up.’ Captain Suzy explained.
Donna, who had regularly been sharing photos of her travels around the world on Instagram, had, however, accidentally ran into Father Doug at Chicago O’Hare Airport in early February, of which she admitted it made her day having gone through an exhausting period a day before.