Maria Fagerstrom is better known as Maria the Pilot due to her huge and loyal following on social media, with 521,000 Instagram followers alone. Usually found flying a Boeing 737 somewhere above the skies of Europe, Maria – like many pilots – has been spending much more time with her feet on the ground in recent months. In the last few weeks she’s been gearing up for her return … [Read more...] about Meet Maria the Pilot
Some people are born for aviation, like William Jeffrey Edwards, known as ‘Jeff’. Jeff lived out the ‘Top Gun’ dream based on an aircraft carrier, flying the Grumman A-6 Intruder (below) as navigator. Pictured above is Jeff (centre) with President George H. W. Bush taken aboard the USS Forrestal, around 1989/90. Jeff has also faced horrific scenes of destruction that go … [Read more...] about Meet Jeff: A-6 Intruder Navigator, turned Air Accident Investigator
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