Michelle Gooris’ selfie game is strong.
The 25-year-old RyanAir pilot shares her view from the cockpit – and her jetsetting adventures on her days off – on Instagram, where she’s known by over 54,000 followers as @dutchpilotgirl. She also writes a travel blog of the same name.
Gooris hopes to show people what a pilot’s life is really like, and to combat misconceptions about who can be one. Here’s how she does it.
Michelle Gooris is a 25-year-old pilot from the Netherlands.
She started training at CAE Aviation Academy Amsterdam when she was 19.
She takes epic cockpit selfies on the job.
When she’s not flying around the world, she’s a tourist just like everyone else.
She takes stunning vacations.
And she’s definitely not afraid of heights.
Still, the job isn’t all jetsetting.
“I noticed the general idea of being a ‘pilot’ is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions,” Gooris wrote on her blog, Dutch Pilot Girl.
Gooris wanted to share her story to show that anyone can become a pilot as long as they give it their all.
“This industry is about passion and the will to work hard for your goals in life,” she wrote.
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