Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great day! My name is Michelle Gooris. I am a Dutch airline pilot currently living in Amsterdam and Milan.
At the age of 19 I started my training at CAE Aviation Academy Amsterdam and completed the Airline Pilot Training in 2013. Two years later I obtained my first job as a commercial pilot at one of the biggest low cost airlines in Europe. After gaining 500 flight hours I moved to a small charter company with main base Palma de Mallorca, which I currently work for.
While being unemployed during the economic crisis, I started a Youtube Channel and called it Dutch Pilot Girl. I decided to use my channels in order to shed some light on the aviation industry. By sharing my experiences I hope to motivate and inspire people to make their dreams of becoming a pilot a reality.
After spending a couple of years in the aviation industry, I learned that taking responsibility, motivation and perseverance are key factors when it comes to achieving goals. With the right mindset, you can achieve anything in life, really! The road towards it will make you a stronger person.
I received over 1000 questions in my ‘DutchPilotGirl’ mailbox from people asking me everything about becoming an airline pilot. I decided to write an eBook which contains everything you need to know and be aware of when you want to become an airline pilot. During the last years it became apparent that it’s loved by many! Become an airline pilot. Explained from Alpha to Zulu in a clear and comprehensible way.
After publishing the eBook I focused on building apps for pilots and published ‘Preflight by DutchPilotGirl’. The app is available on IOS & Android since mid 2019. Whether you are an aviation enthusiast, a student pilot, private pilot or flying commercially, the Preflight app will save you loads of time and effort while preparing your next flight. Preflight can be used to look up information about airports all over the world, Metars, Tafs, Notams, Volmets, Atis frequencies, sunrise, sunset, fuel uplift, unit conversion, flight times, flight distances, wind components, snow tam decoder, delay codes, max daily flight duty periods, abbreviations and a lot more.
We didn’t stop there! My team and I launched the Boeing 737 Type Rating Exam and Boeing 737 Limitations apps. They can be found under the name MyPilotApps.
I wish you only positive vibes and I hope to see you around! – Michelle