A mother and her daughter have made history as they became the first-ever mother-daughter pilot duo to fly a commercial plane together.
Just days ago, 56-year-old Suzy Garrett and 26-year-old Donna Garrett have written their names in history as they flew a SkyWest Airlines commercial plane side-by-side.
“I was exposed to aviation my whole life. I decided to fly because of my parents’ passion and love for flying. They made it so much fun,” Donna revealed in a SkyWest Airlines blog post.
“I got to do a lot of traveling growing up. I was exposed to the world, which was a big inspiration. Experiencing my mom and dad’s lifestyle was wonderful. It revealed to me the possibilities the industry offered.”
As her Captain mom added, the entire family, including her husband and her son, has a passion for flying even though the kids didn’t think they would become pilots when they were younger.
“We absolutely love our jobs.You don’t see that too much in other occupations.
None of our kids were thinking about becoming pilots, but when you start looking at other careers that are out there, like sitting in an office, and then see how happy we are – it opened their eyes,” Captain Garrett expressed.
As the proud mother added, she loves working together with her daughter who has now also become a “part of the SkyWest family.”
“I think it’s going to be a great career for her. She likes having variety and excitement in her life,” the mother added.
Congratulations to the pair for making history!
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