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.

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.

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

Instagram: @dutchpilotgirl