Airline Pilot Introduces The Latest Addition To The Flight Crew… His Daughter!

A pilot makes an announcement standing next to his first officer.

In an adorable announcement before takeoff, a Southwest Airlines pilot was thrilled to say that a familiar face would be joining the team: his own daughter! Captain Johnson proudly introduced the young woman, now his first officer, to his passengers in the sweetest way. Everyone was touched by the announcement, quickly erupting into cheers. The pilot’s daughter looked pretty moved, as well!

“I’ve been here for almost 25 years, and not once have I flown with somebody that I’ve known for their entire life,” he said in his speech. “So I’d like to introduce you to one of Southwest’s newest first officers, and my daughter, Marian.”

Southwest Airlines shared the most beautiful clip of the captain introducing his daughter on their first flight together as fellow pilots. Commenters loved seeing the cute family moment!

“Don’t cute the FO any slack Captain,” one user joked.

“Lawyers raise lawyers, plumbers raise plumbers, and pilots raise pilots!!” added another. “Great job, dad!!”

A pilot makes an announcement standing next to his first officer.
Screengrab from TikTok

It’s beautiful to see this pilot who inspired his daughter to fly finally get to watch her achieve her dreams. What a proud moment this must have been for them both!

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