Flying Together: A Mother’s Day Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re proud to highlight Flight Attendant, Debbi Miller and Captain Ky Miller: a mother and son duo who fly for GoJet together. Read more to find out how this mom impacted her son’s career, and why they both choose GoJet.

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GoJet Captain Ky Miller and his mom, Flight Attendant Debbi Miller.

After flying together nearly eight times, both Debbi and Ky agree that while it’s uncommon to see a mother and son working the same flight, they thoroughly enjoy it.

“Ky and I have always had a wonderful relationship! When working together our relationship is that of a colleague, but I’m so very proud of him and that’s when it’s evident that I’m his mom,” Debbi said.

Before finding her passion as a flight attendant, Debbi held positions working as a picture framing worker and a substitute teacher. It was in 2005 when Debbi discovered the newly launched GoJet Airlines and decided to apply for a flight attendant position.

“I didn’t know much about GoJet,” Debbi said. “I saw that they were hiring and wanted to follow my passions and find job security. Mainlines weren’t hiring as much after 9/11, so I wanted to work within a regional airline.”

Untitled designNow, Debbi has just celebrated her 12-year anniversary, and credits GoJet’s company culture as one of the reasons why she’s maintained her longevity.

“GoJet has a friendly and inviting atmosphere. That’s one of the things that I really like about the company; as it grew over a period of time, it remained a small, warm and welcoming place to work,” Debbi said.

Debbi’s son Ky began taking flight lessons in high school, which solidified his desire to pursue aviation. Seeing his mother’s longevity with GoJet inspired him to work for the same airline.

 

“Watching my mom work as a flight attendant with GoJet for more than 12 years, launched my curiosity and interest in flying,” Ky said. I started to investigate everything from crew bases to policies and decided that GoJet was where I wanted to be.”

Ky has worked for GoJet for three years and he currently serves as a Captain. Debbi is very proud of her son’s career choice and feels good to know that she was able to positively impact and guide him.

“The thing I most enjoy about being a mother, is seeing my kids succeed and accomplish their goals,” Debbi said. “I think that parenting is one of those things that fuels our children’s drive and desire for success.”

Ky and Debbi don’t get to see each other much during the holiday because of their equally busy schedules. However, Ky recalls his favorite gifts he likes to give his mom on Mother’s Day.

“My mom really enjoys Bath and Body Works gifts! Spa and massage gift cards never fail to make her smile either.” Ky said.

Happy Mother’s Day to all GoJet moms! For more information about GoJet Flight Attendant and Pilot careers, visit https://bit.ly/2FqBphJ.

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