Delta passengers delighted to learn pilots were a mother-daughter team

This mother-daughter bond is on a different plane!

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

After a flier snapped a photo of the pair 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 piloted by this mother daughter flight crew,” passenger Dr. John R. Watret tweeted. “Great Flight. Inspiring for young women.”

Watret — who is chancellor of the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida — learned about the crew’s familial bond after a woman boarding the aircraft asked a flight attendant if her two kids could visit the pilots.

Dr. John R. Watret — who is chancellor of the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida — learned about the crew’s familial bond after a woman boarding the aircraft asked a flight attendant if her two kids could visit the pilots.

Dr. John R. Watret — who is chancellor of the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida — learned about the crew’s familial bond after a woman boarding the aircraft asked a flight attendant if her two kids could visit the pilots. (iStock)

He said he overheard the family talking about the “mother and daughter” flying the plane, according to a university release.

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

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

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“The first officer had a great role model for becoming a pilot – her mother,” Watret said. “It’s good for aviation and inspiring for all of us.”

This story was originally published in the New York Post.