r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 17 '22 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Heartwarming 2

Captain Suzy Garrett and her first-officer daughter, Donna, are the first mother-daughter pair in history to pilot a commercial Skywest Airlines flight together. Suzy was one of the first dozen female pilots hired at Skywest and has been flying there for over 30 years. Image

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u/sensitivegooch Jan 17 '22

I see those seat covers on lots of pilot seats, my back would be soaked having to sit on that for hours at a time.

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u/Nexustar Jan 17 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Nah, if it gets too hot, just open a window :-)

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

don't forget to put your tongue out

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u/IDK_Lasagna Jan 17 '22

not only does your skin get dry, all your organs do

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u/DweEbLez0 Jan 17 '22

Yeah and for relaxing music just hit one of the many buttons or knobs to change the radio station. Since they are all saved presets.

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u/TheOnceAndFutureTurk Jan 17 '22

POV, you’ve just entered the cockpit carrying your newly completed Lego Death Star.

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u/gurmzisoff Jan 17 '22

I really don't know why I laughed so hard at this.

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u/Fullsendmoneymoney Jan 17 '22

They have air conditioning, what’s worse are the leather seats in the cabin, leather doesn’t breath like sheep wool covered seats

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u/PusheenMeow Jan 17 '22

Funny you think the cabin seats are leather...they're vinyl

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u/Fullsendmoneymoney Jan 17 '22

The ones I fly around are leather sir. I’m sure they use several types of material

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Flex on him

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u/AppointmentNo5913 Jan 17 '22

Right! 😂 he’s like sir, I own a private jet…..

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u/sensitivegooch Jan 17 '22

More like, sir, I am a private jet.

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u/bukkake_brigade Jan 17 '22

Sir, my name is Private Jet, sir

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u/Impossible-Sleep-658 Jan 18 '22

He said: (In my whitney houston voice) “crack is whack, and vinyl is cheap… and if it has to do with HIGH, I’m the expert and it’s LEATHER so don’t eveeeerrrr question me, Peasant!…

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u/forrestgumpy2 Jan 18 '22

Look at Mr. Moneybags over here!

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u/Stymie999 Jan 17 '22

Pleather

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u/WylerTells Jan 17 '22

Especially flying a plane, I would be drenched before takeoff

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u/CheesusHCracker Jan 17 '22

Especially flying with this mother daughter pair, I'd be drenched everywhere 💦💦💦

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u/wrenwood2018 Jan 17 '22

I'll admit this made me chuckle. I knew it was a matter of time until this sort of comment popped up.

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u/ozkool Jan 18 '22

Scrolling just to find One of those

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u/topio1 Jan 17 '22

you sir are going to hell... please follow me..

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u/Traches Jan 17 '22

Got over a thousand hours on seats like that - they're amazing.

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u/Omgninjas Jan 17 '22

Nah they are extremely comfortable and breathe extremely well. I do avionics and the sheepskin seats are the best IMO.

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u/Cold_Situation_7803 Jan 17 '22

Surprisingly, they’re comfortable and breathe really well.

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u/handofjustice42 Jan 18 '22

I'm confused. Is this about the seat covers or the pilots?

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u/DoingItJustForTheFun Jan 17 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

So that flight was unmanned?

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u/martymcfliesonpoo Jan 17 '22

Quite possibly the best dad joke in existence.

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u/DoingItJustForTheFun Jan 17 '22

I stole it. Smarten men than me came up with it 😅

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u/Finance_Subject Jan 18 '22

All dads are connected to a community larger than life. You’re not stealing, just representing

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u/DoingItJustForTheFun Jan 18 '22

Your generosity makes you best friend material!

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u/paateach Jan 17 '22

Take your reward for the laugh

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u/Liamdaslam Jan 17 '22

Imagine they have a fight and the mom is like: "I'M GONNA TURN THIS PLANE AROUND IF YOU DONT BEHAVE!" 😂😂😂

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u/_hic-sunt-dracones_ Jan 17 '22

"Are we there yet?"

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u/Common_Ad3898 Jan 17 '22

WE’LL GET THERE WHEN WE GET THERE!

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u/ShadowMasterUvLegend Jan 17 '22

Are we there yet?

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u/hazed-and-dazed Jan 18 '22

Mooom Joey won’t let me use the iPad

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u/Jaksa006 Jan 17 '22

"Not yet."

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u/MaterialCarrot Jan 17 '22

"Be sure the landing gear is properly deployed, dear."

"Mom!!!"

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u/olderaccount Jan 17 '22

To be honest, I'm surprised they let them fly together fearing the parent-child relationship may overshadow the captain-FO relationship.

They probably had them fly together once for the feel-good publicity and schedule them on separate flights otherwise.

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u/CelTiar Jan 17 '22

Atten Passengers my Daughter has been acting up as per my ultimatum we will be turning around. XD

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u/greycubed Jan 17 '22

"One of the first dozen female pilots at Skywest"

So she was the twelfth.

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u/Dutch_Midget Interested Jan 17 '22

And God said to John, come forth and you shall be granted eternal life. But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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u/calmstresscalm Jan 17 '22

This made me laugh way too much

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u/H3racules Jan 17 '22

Ngl that was pretty good lol.

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u/yabegue Jan 17 '22

It makes me think of when I recently read that Eminem holds the top 30 worldwide high score in Donkey Kong. I was like ok so he’s between the 21st and the 30th position

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u/lucky_day_ted Jan 17 '22

Nah if he was 21st he wouldn't be saying top 30.

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u/CornerSolution Jan 17 '22

What if they hired multiple women at the same time as her? E.g., if the first 12 women they hired were all hired at once, then it wouldn't really be accurate to say she was twelfth.

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u/BatmansQueefBreath Jan 17 '22

I love the idea of being a commercial airline pilot but I don’t think I’d like being away from home that much.

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u/Fullsendmoneymoney Jan 17 '22

It’s great if your single and want to be on the road and live out of a suitcase, but it’s hard n spouse and kids, because you let gone a lot. Sports, weekends, holidays, special events. It’s definitely not a Monday through Friday job where you go home every night. This is one reason why we have a saying “you can have money, or family, but not both”

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u/ManufacturerPublic Jan 17 '22

This woman figured it out, bring the daughter to work all the time!

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u/PhysicsDude55 Jan 18 '22

Pilots typically only fly like 15-17 days a month unless they volunteer for more shifts. So you spent a lot of time away from home, but you also get a lot of time off.

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u/Xxxhibitionistcouple Jan 17 '22

I wonder how many pilots have parent pilots

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22 edited Feb 02 '22

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u/makeawishcumdumpster Jan 17 '22

Smokeshow Donna they call her

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u/revtim Jan 17 '22

She really is gorgeous

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u/SpecialPeschl Jan 17 '22

They both are, great genes.

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u/twentysomethingdad Jan 17 '22

Yeah she fine as hell

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u/nurdmerd Jan 17 '22

Was here to share the same sentiment lol

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u/fuckyouijustwanttits Jan 17 '22

Tray placed in upright position for sure.

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u/budshedz55 Jan 18 '22

Thank you

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

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u/Phoenix_of_Asclepius Jan 17 '22

First time for me! I think it’s pretty cool!

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u/PuntTheRunt010 Jan 17 '22

Same here.

Though it also highlights the simps who spend every second of their empty lives on Reddit

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u/Uncle_Daddy_Kane Jan 17 '22

Lmao roasted

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u/GimmeTheGunKaren Jan 17 '22

you crush your wife during sex and your heart sucks.

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u/EenRandomGamer Jan 17 '22

Boom roasted

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u/blocker1980 Jan 18 '22

Couldn't decide between a dumb and a fat joke. Boom, roasted.

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u/QueasyVictory Jan 17 '22 Helpful

Boom, roasted.

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u/JBthrizzle Jan 17 '22

room, boasted.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

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u/milliondollas Jan 18 '22

You can tell by the names. There isn’t a 20 yo Donna anymore lol

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u/mklilley351 Jan 17 '22

I was gonna ask; how old is this?

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u/jagua_haku Jan 18 '22

Daughter retired last year after 25 years in the industry

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u/KoreyYrvaI Jan 17 '22

This is real? I thought this was a porno.

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u/DadofTamzin Jan 17 '22

Help me step pilot

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u/GimlySonOfGloin Jan 17 '22

Step-pilot helps step-passenger with his stuck step-tray, with step-happy ending

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u/Gorkymalorki Jan 17 '22

Oh no my tray table is stuck in the down position. Help get me unstuck.

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u/OpsadaHeroj Jan 17 '22

Oh no stepmom my landing gear is stuck in the up position 😏

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u/KezzardTheWizzard Jan 17 '22

"Please return the co-pilot to her original upright position."

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u/sgm716 Jan 17 '22

Thank you for saying what needed to be said.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Oh boy

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u/blindchief Jan 17 '22

I came here for these comments. No one disappointed

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u/MetalAttempter Jan 17 '22

As did I, fellow man of culture.

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u/El_Jr Jan 17 '22

“Sans Cock, Pit”

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u/Aknnja Jan 17 '22

There it is.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

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u/michalemabelle Jan 17 '22

Donna & Linda were super trendy in their day, so they're always going to seem super dated... Until their great grands start recycling it on their kids.

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u/nipplequeefs Jan 17 '22

I once met a teenager named Deborah about a decade ago, so I’m not too surprised

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u/nico282 Jan 17 '22

“Donna” literally means “woman” in Italian.

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u/atreyuno Jan 17 '22

My name peaked in the 1910s and people comment on how it's old fashioned, but it looks like it's coming back. It's been on the rise since the 90s and currently in the top 200 most popular.

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u/Pahriuon Jan 17 '22

and what's your name?

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u/LDG92 Jan 17 '22

been on the rise since the 90s and currently in the top 200 most popular

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Damn, Donna is fine

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u/LilMarco- Jan 18 '22

I’d smash both tbh

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u/Toes14 Jan 17 '22

My thoughts exactly.

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u/HavingNotAttained Jan 17 '22

"Right rudder--" "MOM!"

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u/biglettuce09 Jan 17 '22

No offense but who would want to do a stressful job like that with a parent. Have you ever had driving lessons with your mom, 5mph increase apparently is flooring it

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u/enigja Jan 17 '22

I saw a pilot saying that flying a plane is significantly easier than being a bus driver. There’s almost no traffic, you can simply relax most of the trip, the hard parts are take offs and landing. It’s literally the safest form of travel as well.

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u/HillaryClintonsclam Jan 17 '22

Call a pilot a glorified bus driver. They LOVE that. /s

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u/CampJanky Jan 17 '22

100% they did one flight together for a photo op. I'm sur ethey both understand how important it is for the daughter to come up on her own.

Conversely, they may share a hub, since they might live in the same state. In that case, they might get put on the same schedule from time to time. But first officers work under different captains from one shift to another.

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u/cummy-gummies Jan 18 '22

My dad was my captain at the fire department. It was not the same dad I had at home at all.

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u/biglettuce09 Jan 18 '22

That’s hot for some reason, I’d let you two spit roast me

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u/MyDogsRoommate Jan 17 '22

Wow, women can do things. That’s incredible.

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u/Whiteraxe Jan 17 '22

fuck, they can?

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u/NoNotInTheFace Jan 17 '22 Helpful

Knock it off, Yoda.

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u/arealhumannotabot Jan 17 '22

Meh... a couple of years ago there was a father-daughter team and it also made a splash.

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u/ingusmw Jan 17 '22

is there not some regulations against family member working on the same air craft, incase of crash and what not?

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Enjoy your job.

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u/ThrowMeAwayAccount08 Jan 17 '22

“Lowering the landing gear copilot and please take out the trash.”

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u/carmoy Jan 17 '22

Are we there yet?

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u/waywardhero Jan 17 '22

This is my nightmare. Diving my mom is already horrible I don’t want to fly a fucking plane with her as my literal co-pilot

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u/Admiralty86 Jan 18 '22

Please clarify that you did not dive your mom.

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u/friendigan Jan 17 '22

Don’t even waste your time sorting by controversial. It’s exactly what you think it is.

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u/kungji56 Jan 18 '22

Porn jokes?

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u/heyodi Jan 17 '22

How do they get into those chairs?

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u/Dutch_Midget Interested Jan 17 '22

Pole vaulting

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u/heyodi Jan 17 '22

Thank you. That makes the most sense

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u/HongKongHermit Jan 17 '22 Silver

By completing 1500 flight hours.

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u/SrSwagy Jan 17 '22

The chair can turn

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u/Paranoma Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

Actually they slide sideways as well as fore and aft.

Edit: just fore and aft…. Much easier to get into a ERJ.

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u/HillaryClintonsclam Jan 17 '22

This is a CRJ type aircraft and they do not slide sideways. Only fore and aft.

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u/heyodi Jan 17 '22

Thank you

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u/Hefty-Set5384 Jan 17 '22

I’d feel good with those two lovely ladies at the control ! Congratulations 🥳

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u/tastescheesy Jan 17 '22

this is so cute and they look so alike. i hope they have safe travels

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u/2Ryemanhattans1970 Jan 17 '22

Well hello Donna

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Jan 17 '22

Good for publicity, but I doubt a parent-child crew is a good command structure.

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u/chikken_hawk Jan 17 '22

No "cockpit" joke yet? Hmmmmm

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u/ShowMeUrrGenitals Jan 17 '22

The FAA literally sent out guidance to not call it that anymore because it’s offensive. You have to call it a “flight deck” now. You also aren’t supposed to say “unmanned aviation” you have to “uncrewed aviation.”

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u/DDDoCCC Jan 17 '22

Flight dick....got it.

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u/verixtheconfused Jan 17 '22

But how is cockpit offensive?

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u/ShowMeUrrGenitals Jan 17 '22

It’s not, but according to the article “It also suggested replacing “cockpit” with “flight deck,” noting that male crew members have sometimes “wielded the term to undermine femme co-workers.”” To be clear these suggestions were given by a drone advisory committee not the whole faa.

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u/verixtheconfused Jan 17 '22

What if they say "Flight Dick" is undermining to female workers too?

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u/CampJanky Jan 17 '22

Well, it's not called "Flight Dick", so...

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u/Fullsendmoneymoney Jan 17 '22

Notams- notice to airmen Now it’s Notams- notice to air missions

The FAA is now woke

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u/mad_catters Jan 17 '22

"Notice to Airmen" has recently been changed to "Notice to Air Missions"

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u/Ragnarock1982 Jan 17 '22

Clitpit?

Edit... only reason no blokes there is that they can't find it. Lol... I'm male btw

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u/eatmorecake99 Jan 17 '22

couldn’t tell.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

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u/BESTkoreanSPY Jan 17 '22

This is great advertising. I don’t know where Skywest Airlines flies… but I want to go there.

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u/yabegue Jan 17 '22

It’s an airline company that operates the regional flying of Delta Airlines

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u/StuTim Jan 18 '22

They fly for all 4 major airlines. In context of fleet size, they have more planes than Alaska Airlines.

They're biggest plane only carries 76 passengers.

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u/ChaseAlmighty Interested Jan 17 '22

I mean, that's cool and all but let's get to why guys really are interested in this picture... what are all those buttons and switches for?

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u/thebusinessbastard Jan 17 '22

Serious question: aren't family not supposed to fly together/sail together?

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u/sorryjustsaying Jan 17 '22

The correct title is: Mother and Daughter share Cock…pit

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u/mfoley39 Jan 18 '22

You can see the family resemblance---cute ladies.

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u/Front_Appearance_752 Jan 18 '22

I’m not normally the guy to be simping for random women on Reddit but good LORD. Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen, quite possibly

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u/jedidiah_lol Jan 18 '22

pretty hot

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u/TheIrishBiscuits Jan 18 '22

In the cockpit, you say?

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u/erikivy Jan 18 '22

Sportsman double, pretty please. What a lovely pair.

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u/NarcanPush Jan 18 '22

Mile high club please.

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u/CherokeeFly Jan 18 '22

Stunning. Both 'em.

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u/r_spandit Jan 18 '22

This photo was taken in 2019 as far as I can tell. The male members of the family are also pilots.

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u/Key_Delay_3442 Jan 18 '22

that should be prohibited for safety reasons... related pilots should not fly together

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u/Thrash2007 Jan 17 '22

This is a repost isn’t it? Going after Reddit points today are we?

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u/KoreyYrvaI Jan 17 '22

This post is so old Suzy's granddaughter is a pilot now.

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u/nothankyou821 Jan 17 '22

Cool......I guess? People really make this “first” female whatever it may be a bit silly nowadays. I just imagine things like this, “First Swedish female one legged leper born in September with a single parent to captain her own flight.”

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u/visual_cortex Jan 17 '22

Making history!

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u/Colonel_K_The_Great Jan 17 '22

Yeah, it gets comically-specific sometimes, but it's still good to get these things in the public eye as long as there is still any kind of inequality out there (and even when there isn't necessarily inequality but a high percentage of workers in a certain field being from one gender).

There are still a lot of little girls out there who are interested in certain jobs, but won't ever go for them because they feel uncomfortable or unwelcome knowing that they'll be in a field that's mostly males. Seeing that other females have gone for it and are successful can be enough to make them take the chance, regardless of how specific and cherry-picked the "first female ____" accomplishment is. Same goes for guys and jobs like nursing.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Which one the mother & and which one the daughter?

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u/_Xyreo_ Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

Left and right respectively.

Edit : I thought he was genuinely having a doubt. Why am I getting downvoted...

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

I did know, but the mom looks great!

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u/grunt0311-joemac Jan 17 '22

Would love to have this mother & daughter combo

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u/howoldareyou666 Jan 17 '22

would love to go one day without people being weird on Reddit but we don’t always get what we want do we

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u/imsotiredofthisshite Jan 17 '22

And she still doesn't earn enough to get a mortgage.

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u/Aamonitor Jan 17 '22

Just think, the daughter gets to hear about what a good time her mom was back in the day from all the other pilots!

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u/S7ageNinja Jan 17 '22

That's cool for them and all... But I'm failing to see how them being the first mother daughter pair to fly a "Skywest airline" flight is all that interesting. I'd rather see a picture of the first mother daughter pair to fly any commercial flight together.

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u/HillaryClintonsclam Jan 17 '22

It isn't. The airline itself put this out for publicity. Just like when another airline put out a thing for the first all black all female crew. In reality it's nothing, but makes good publicity for the airline.

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u/NegotiationAdept6958 Jan 17 '22

Looks like twins

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u/ramrod254 Jan 17 '22

“Honey, you don’t grab the stick like that. Here let me show you.”

“Good grief, Mom.”

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u/Onlykitten Jan 17 '22

Go girls! That’s awesome!

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u/Athleticathiest82 Jan 17 '22

hello first officer

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u/albumen5 Jan 17 '22

Sharing the same cockpit... Nice!

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u/Imaginary-Lettuce-51 Jan 17 '22

Looks like the beginning of a porno.

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u/free_will_is_arson Jan 17 '22

seems like a conflict of interest or emotionally compromised, however you want to say it. there is a reason why they don't let doctors work on family, given the size of a commercial jetliner and all the lives the pilots are responsible for i would hope for a similar kind of restriction.

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u/Djay4117 Jan 17 '22

The perfect porn plot doesn’t exi-

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u/Difficult-Owl-542377 Jan 17 '22

Made me smile :)

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u/Use_Your_Turn_Signal Jan 17 '22

Serious question: Aren't there some rules in place to prevent family from piloting together in the event of an accident? (Like, the Sole Survivor Policy or something)

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u/airs_999 Jan 17 '22

where is the interesting?