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.


Thank you for all your comments on the previous photo! โค๐Ÿ˜˜โœˆ๏ธ My new base will be Brussels (Zaventem)! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒธLast week in Barcelona, I will miss the great weather ๐ŸŒŠโ˜€๏ธbut I am so ready for a new adventure! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

A post shared by Michelle โœˆ๏ธ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:48pm PDT

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.


The tans will fade but the memories will last forever. ๐Ÿ˜˜There will be an article on my website ๐Ÿ’ป soon about this crazy ๐Ÿ’paradise island๐Ÿ you should all visit. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ โ˜€๏ธMy month off is over so where shall I go next year? ๐ŸŒˆโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A post shared by Michelle โœˆ๏ธ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Jun 29, 2017 at 4:20am PDT

And she’s definitely not afraid of heights.

Still, the job isn’t all jetsetting.


Suit & Tie. Looks always very chique. Please let this piece of clothing not change who you are… ๐Ÿ˜˜ #business #businesswoman #women #girl #pilot #uniform #blonde #b737 #boeing #luxe #work #aircraft #aviation #drinks #suit #tie #success #jetset #happy #awesome #life #lifestyle #lifegoals #goals #girlpilot #inspire #people #airline #voecomelas #misscopilot

A post shared by Michelle โœˆ๏ธ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Nov 27, 2016 at 7:48am PST

โ€œI noticed the general idea of being a โ€˜pilotโ€™ is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions,โ€ 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.

โ€œThis industry is about passion and the will to work hard for your goals in life,โ€ she wrote.

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Read the original article on Business Insider UK. ยฉย 2016. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter.


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