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 Milano.

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 economical crisis, I started a Youtube Channel and called it Dutch Pilot Girl. The amount of positive feedback was overwhelming after I uploaded a simple video of a solo flight. I never expected to reach this many people! So I decided to use my channels in order to help other people 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.

Last year 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 I think you need to know and be aware of when you want to become an airline pilot.  Become an airline pilot. Explained from Alpha to Zulu in a clear and comprehensible way.

Do you have questions of your own? Perhaps a nice story to share? Feel free to tell me more!

I wish you only positive vibes and I hope to see you around! – Michelle

Instagram: @dutchpilotgirl