My Covid Story

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....


Maria’s story: from dentist to flight attendant and back again

Certified dentist and flight attendant Maria Pandolfi, 27, shares how she manages to combine both professions as she navigates COVID-19. ...


Flight attendant Romina in maternity leave limbo: “The virus had a huge impact”

Stewardess Romina had been flying for a decade. But during the pandemic, her employer closed its base in Rome, leaving hundreds of workers in financial limbo. ...


Precious’s Story: From cabin crew to pilot and COVID-19 philanthropist

From waitress, to cabin crew, to pilot, Precious Sibalo’s inspiring journey to the cockpit began with turbulence but now she’s cruising at a steady altitude....


Rochelle’s story: from Emirates cabin crew to soap business in Philippines

Emirates stewardess Rochelle shares how she managed to open her zero-waste soap refill business in the Philippines during the pandemic....


Corporate Pilot Kristupas: “It’s time to take advantage of new opportunities”

While commercial aviation struggles to overcome pandemic restrictions, pilot Kristupas Sulija believes that new prospects in corporate aviation come to light....