BlueTales, JetBlue, Sister Sister! A Pair of Siblings share the Cockpit

Here’s a cool story from the latest JetBlue online publication “BlueTales”. Sisters Pia and Anna-Maria Kymalainen who both fly for JetBlue Airlines were recently paired together for a first-of-a-kind flight in JetBlue’s history - Pia as Captain and Anna-Maria as First Officer on a A320. These young ladies are from Finland and come from an aviation family. I’m guessing it wasn’t a surprise when both decided to get their tickets, worked their way into corporate flying and were later hired by JetBlue.

Pia and Anna-Maria Kymalainen

Pia and Anna-Maria Kymalainen; Courtesy

“It was a long time goal for both sisters to fly together and that dream recently came true. The women recently operated flight 1480 from FLL to DCA making them the first ever sister-sister flight crew at JetBlue!”

Courtesy Girls with Aluminum Wings

Courtesy ‘Girls with Aluminum Wings’

JetBlue reports “We love to see women like Pia and Anna-Maria showing young women that there are opportunities for them across all aspects of the aviation industry, and are proud of the work the JetBlue Foundation does in working to increase the number of women in the pilot ranks. In 2013, we created the JetBlue Foundation as a way to encourage and advance careers in aviation, specifically among underserved communities including women.”

Read the full story at  BlueTales » JetBlue » Sister Sister! : A Pair of Siblings share the Cockpit.

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