All flights cancelled

Just three weeks ago, everything looked pretty great. I had just completed my PPL theory, work was going well, we were about to go to New York for a few days and I was finally about to start my official PPL flight training.Oh, how things have changed… That goes for everyone in most parts of … More All flights cancelled

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No way… Norway?!

Over two years ago, I published a blog entitled “Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!” While I still live by the latter, last summer has showed me that I cannot judge people by their professions. I did indeed fall in love with a pilot, and while it happened so naturally … More No way… Norway?!

My world has never been so small… and I loved it!

For the past four and a half months, I have been living on the island of Texel where my daily life evolved around skydiving and flying. About 99% of my time was spent at either three places: the dropzone (Paracentrum Texel), our house in Oosterend (shared with 14 other trainees) and De Kievit (where we … More My world has never been so small… and I loved it!

Free fallin’

My first skydive was a tandem on 9 September 2016 at Ground Rush Adventures, Swakopmund, Namibia. I was hooked and I did another tandem the same day. The following hours and days, I relived the experience in my head and talked my travel buddy’s ears off about it (he was a skydive student going for his A licence … More Free fallin’

Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!

Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with aviation and I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot. When my eyesight wasn’t perfect anymore at age 11, this dream faded. Instead, I decided to become a lawyer because my mum said I could argue very well and the job would fit me. Ally McBeal inspired … More Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!

Plot twist!

A little history This is a photo of my apartment in The Hague. I moved here after 4,5 years of living in different countries, moving into a new apartment every (half) year or so and after a turbulent time in Egypt. When I moved into this apartment, I was longing for some peace and quiet, a place … More Plot twist!

The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling

Being born in the Netherlands to parents from Hong Kong meant that I travelled in planes since I was a little baby. I really hope for my fellow passengers that I wasn’t one of those crybabies. I have no fear of flying and, as a child, I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot (even … More The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling