My Covid Story

Captain Farah’s story: “I don't want the new generation to suffer”

Captain Farah Khan Pethe reveals how she has used the experience, skills and knowledge gained during her extensive aviation career to help people in India.   ...


The pandemic rollercoaster: from cabin crew to COVID-19 nurse to pilot

A cabin crew member and a pilot, Silke Anckaert shares her challenging experiences during the pandemic.  ...


Student pilot Joanne launches sustainable soap business during pandemic

Student pilot Joanne Milne was forced to discontinue her training during Covid, but managed to use lockdown time wisely and set up a soap-making business....


American Airlines Captain publishes poetry book to help pilots during Covid

Captain Linda Pauwels has released a haiku poetry collection dedicated to supporting pilots made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...


Wizz Air expands: plans to hire 4,600 pilots by 2030

Wizz Air has optimistic predictions over the potential demand for the flight crew. The company plans to hire 4,600 new flight crew members by 2030....


Pilot Elaine sets up candle business: aviation messages hidden on labels

The candle-making business has rescued US-based private pilot Elaine Standohar from an emotional rollercoaster amid the COVID pandemic.  ...


Emirates cabin crew Kristina on how COVID affected inflight duties

Emirates Business Class flight attendant, Kristina shares her experience of being an active cabin crew member during a global health crisis.   ...


Husband and wife aircraft mechanics create successful aviation brand

Mark and Lisa Krzywinski, lost their jobs as aircraft mechanics during COVID-19. But the spouses went on to establish a successful aviation-themed brand....


Chris’s story: from pilot to cookie company entrepreneur

After being placed on furlough by an airline, Chris’s pilot career was paused. However, he has since gone on to establish a successful cookie bakery in the US....


Pilot Greta: what is it like to be a freshly licensed aviator amid pandemic?

The pilot Greta Adlyte shares her bumpy COVID-19 experience in brief....