Six years ago Laura Koerbin’s flying instructor jumped out of the aircraft she was learning in, engines still whirring, and told Laura that she had control. The moment had arrived for Laura to reach for the skies alone. Since that first taste of freedom flying solo, Laura has clocked up 1850 hours of unique and diverse time in the air over the vast expanse of South and Western … [Read more...] about Flying the Outback with Laura Koerbin
Described as “America’s most powerful flight attendant” and mentioned in the same sentence as “Joe Biden’s running mate” as possible Democratic nominee for vice president, Sara Nelson is a woman making waves. Nelson’s profile rose dramatically when she played a pivotal role in ending the US Government shutdown in January 2019. Now, she’s fighting the largest battle yet – … [Read more...] about Sara Nelson is a woman to watch, but who is she?
Fourty-two years and counting of flying more than ten different aircraft types, and roles spanning systems pilot, first officer, captain, training captain, chief training captain, and base training captain – that’s one impressive CV, and it belongs to Obet Mazinyi. It’s no surprise that @pilot_obet has a huge and loyal following on Instagram. He takes his followers right into … [Read more...] about 42 Years and Counting – Pilot Obet’s Incredible Flying Story
The truth is it’s not easy to come by women who have a true passion for aviation. From around the age of four I have been drawn to the airline world. Even at that young age, I remember reaching the roads leading into Gatwick airport, my tummy fluttering with butterflies. All these years later, and I still get that feeling. When I stumbled across @SkywardsFreak on Instagram, I … [Read more...] about Meet Skywards Freak
Emergency services are feeling the strain as they pull out all the stops to keep the public safe. Meanwhile severe travel restrictions, social distancing and lockdown has left the airline industry parked on stand until the world can begin to move again. Amidst these worrying and uncertain times, pockets of magic are appearing. Meet Laura Skillicorn. I met Laura in our … [Read more...] about Laura Swaps Cabin Crew for 999 Call Handler