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
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