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Meet Michelle Gooris, a glamorous female pilot from the Netherlands, who takes over Instagram! 

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Michelle Gooris, a 25-year-old pilot from the Netherlands.
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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.

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She started training at CAE Aviation Academy Amsterdam when she was 19.

 

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Now, she works for RyanAir.

 

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She takes epic cockpit selfies on the job.

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When she’s not flying around the world, she’s a tourist just like everyone else.

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She takes stunning vacations.

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And she’s definitely not afraid of heights.

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Still, the job isn’t all jetsetting.

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“I noticed the general idea of being a ‘pilot’ is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions,” Gooris wrote on her blog, Dutch Pilot Girl.

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Source: 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.

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“This industry is about passion and the will to work hard for your goals in life,” she wrote.

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Source: Meet Michelle Gooris, a glamorous female pilot from the Netherlands – INSIDER