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Soaring higher into aviation

Written by Lucy Elias, WOAW Acitivity Organizer Richard Branson once said, “there is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passion in a way that serves the world and you.” Growing up with an opportunity to frequently travel have always given me a sense of freedom and of purpose. I started collecting airline memorabilia and model planes from my flights at the age of eleven (11) years …

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Georgina Hunter-Jones, professional helicopter pilot by design

On a day-to-day basis, as a professional helicopter pilot, my life is varied. Some days I teach flying on the Schweizer 300 or Robinson R44, other days I will fly the JetRanger into a wedding venue or a race meeting. About once a week, I fly the London heliroutes (along the river though the capital) with a group of people. On another day I might ‘moonlight’ into fixed wing, doing, “a loop and a roll …

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Megan puts out fires – literally

Megan Grant had never heard of aviation rescue and firefighting until it came up as she browsed through the seek.com.au website at her previous work one day. Today, she is an Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter based at Darwin Airport, Northern Territory, Australia. She tells iWOAW about her unique aviation job. A day in the life of an aviation rescue fire fighter My role is an operational in nature. I work a four-day-on four-day-off shift …

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Daphne - TSB Aviation Accident Investigator

Daphne, a real life Sherlock Holmes who makes flying safer

Daphne Boothe wanted to be become an aviation accident investigator. She tells iWOAW how she made her way to her dream job and what she does. From Royal Canadian Air Cadet to engineer to airline pilot to gain the required experience My plan to embark on a career in aviation started when I joined Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Winnipeg. Through the Air Cadets, I earned my glider licence and by the time I was …

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Jacqueline Pulido, A320 pilot

Jacqueline Pulido, from airline brat to A320 pilot & instructor

You could say that Jacqueline Pulido was born into aviation. Her parents met at Mexicana Airlines, fell in love, dated, and got married. Her mom was a flight attendant but decided to stop flying when she was 3-4 months pregnant with Jackie. She did not return to flying however she was a true aviation lover. Her support inspired Jacqueline to continue in her career and sustained her during setbacks. Jackie and her sisters were involved …

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