WOW: Two an identical twin pilots fly Alaska Airways!

Do you know that the chances of being flown on an Alaska Airways flight with an identical twin brothers have doubled?

Alaska not too long ago welcomed a brand new pilot to the staff, who occurs to be the an identical twin brother of an present Alaska pilot.

Double look!

Alex and his brother Alan are credited as the primary Alaska Airways encounter with two an identical twin pilots. Alan has simply accomplished his simulator coaching and can work for an airline primarily based in San Francisco whereas his brother Alex relies in Los Angeles.

The brothers ought to thank their dad and mom for his or her love of aviation – from the age of three, dad took them to recognizing each Sunday, and mother took them together with her on enterprise journeys overseas.

13 year old Alan and Alex
13-year-old Alan and Alex. © Alaska Airways

Alaska Airways was Alan’s first selection when he deliberate to maneuver away from regional airways. Working for a similar airline as his brother was additionally tempting.

So how doubtless are you to see two brothers fly a airplane collectively? Properly, because of the complexity of operations in Alaska, pilots who’re additionally relations not often fly collectively, particularly for the reason that two an identical twin brothers are each first mates. Nonetheless, the brothers wish to expertise it.

Alex commented on this:

“We by no means flew professionally collectively as a result of we at all times flew completely different planes. The objective is for considered one of us to be promoted to captain and fly the identical airplane so we will fly collectively.”

As quickly as they fly collectively, the 2 brothers have one particular request – to get their mother on board:

We’ve to get her on considered one of our flights.

Alaska Airlines First Officers Alan and Alex
Alaska Airways first officers Alan and Alex. © Alaska Airways

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