January 13, 2012

Future JetBlue Pilot Shows Off His Stuff

Owen, pictured above, took a very momentous JetBlue flight to Boston last summer. That is when his obsession and love for JetBlue began. Since then, the 3 1/2 year-old eagerly looks forward to trips to visit his grandma and JetBlue Airport Operations crewmember, Julie, at our Long Beach station, so he can see ‘his’ airport and visit ‘his’ JetBlue planes. Sometimes he catches “Mr. Tom” (Thomas, our General Manager in Long Beach) in his office to score some candy and other JetBlue goodies. He often refers to JetBlue as ‘his work’ and pretends that he’s going to work to fly ‘his’ JetBlue planes.

For the holidays, a few crewmembers planned a special surprise for Owen. The husband of one crewmember facilitated an amazing makeover to a kids pedal plane, converting it into Owen’s very own JetBlue plane! One day, Owen was lucky enough to be given a beautiful model plane, which is his most prized possession.

Complete with his pilot uniform, JetBlue lanyard, and personal Airbus 320, Owen is well on his way to being a future JetBlue pilot!

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20 Comments on “Future JetBlue Pilot Shows Off His Stuff”

  • Posted by Robyn Colledge on January 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    This is such a great photo, Owen is so photogenic, I love the uniform and the air plane is awesome. I have heard him speak reverently about granny’s “fragile” jet blue plane ( her model plane)

  • Posted by Kimberly on January 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    So adorable! He should be JetBlue’s new mascot!! :-)

  • Posted by Shannon Shoenberg on January 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    What a great gift for a little boy!! He’ll make a great pilot one day ;)

  • Posted by Miriam on January 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    It would be wonderful to board a jet blue flight in 2033 and have this cheerful little guy as my pilot! : ) What a fun gift for a BIG fan!

    We love flying with Jet Blue!

  • Posted by Unkie on January 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

    This little man represents a remarkable story of survival by divine intervention. There is so much more that could be said.

  • Posted by KMills on January 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    That is one special little boy.

  • Posted by Aunt Jill on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Looking good “O” – representing our favorite airline – jetBlue :)
    I foresee a wise jetBlue marketing employee getting an idea in their heads of using this for advertising – a cute little kid talking about jetBlue and his jetBlue airplane… – it’ll make you love jetBlue more or want to give jetBlue a shot if you haven’t already- Just sayin’

  • Posted by Megan on January 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Such a great story and an adorable boy! Love Jet Blue and Owen!

  • Posted by KSmith on January 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    What an adorable picture!!

  • Posted by Lynne on January 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Cutest Jet Blue pilot I’ve ever seen!

  • Posted by grace on January 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    what a sweetheart! wonderful!

  • Posted by MMorales on January 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Owen, When are you flying your plane to Hawaii? I want a ride!

  • Posted by Rachel on January 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Great Idea! Owen as Jetblue’s mascot and marketing should have a campaign around him. Little people are consumers too! You would not believe how influencial “little ones” are on their parents. How could you say “no” to that face!

  • Posted by Kattya on January 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Go Owen! Shoot for the sky! Hope to see you in your own blue uniform some day!

  • Posted by Myron on January 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Now that’s a jetBlue flight I wouldn’t want to miss. What a sharp little pilot he is! You GO Owen!

  • Posted by T. Shubin on January 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Who wouldn’t want to fly with that cutie!

  • Posted by Mary Ann on January 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    There is nothing like this little boy seeing his dream come true. What a wonderful family and friends this young man has. Fly high little guy!!

  • Posted by D.Cassidy on January 15, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Now there is one happy kid. What a great job you did on the plane Jim. Your Dad is smiling too knowing that you put a smile on that little boys face. GO BLUE.

  • Posted by Dylan Garrison on June 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Looks like a real pilot :)

  • Posted by Tanek Mcdowell on June 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

    So sweet !

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