If Women were meant to fly, the sky would be pink..!!
Summary: My life as one of the first women pilots in Africa, and the first female Chief Pilot in Nigeria in the 80’s and 90’s. The ups and downs of existing in a man's world, and my determination to make a difference.
In this episode: I reflect on my years with Bristow’s as I am encouraged to broaden my horizons I find myself in the palace of the Emir of Kano And I make the very difficult decision to leave Bristow Helicopters.
In this episode, I have a heated argument on the ramp with the CEO of Shell Oil, and I transport a recently deceased oilman out of Port Harcourt on his final journey home to the US.
In this episode * I have another horrible few weeks as I battle more weather and aircraft technical issues. * I have an argument with two storm cells * And I learn a valuable lesson when dealing with an attempted armed robbery
In this episode: The King Air becomes my home, as I ramp up the hours. More incidents help to shape my command experience. And I keep learning good lessons
Happy New Year to all listeners. In this episode *My new co-pilot is rostered with me as permanent crew *We take on more charter contracts in a now very busy operation *I experience several incidents that start to demand more of me as a Captain
In this episode Planning for the new charter department takes shape. I set off to the Uk for my King Air training and ferry flight, and after my return, I set about choosing staff and flight crew for my new department. From all the crew at the pinkskypodcast, we wish you, your families and friends, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Here’s to a brighter, positive and hopeful 2021.
I meet the Shell Training Captain/Operations Manager to discuss my Bristow/Shell command, a small ceremony is held to award me my 4 bars, I become A Shell Captain, the first woman to achieve this in Nigeria, And I come up against the bureaucracy that tries to take away what it just gave you.
Pink Sky Inspired conversations with Gemma Lea
In this episode, I will be telling a side story about a very special Lifesaving flight that I was a part of early on in my career with Bristow Helicopters.
•In this episode My flight rostering goes crazy as I fly as often as I can to build my Left-hand Seat hours, some passengers clutch their pearls as I take control of flights, and I get the opportunity to lend my voice to our Helicopter safety videos for the very first time.
I land in Houston for 2 months of intensive training for my ATPL, I am reminded of blatant and institutional racism whilst in the US, and I return to Nigeria with a renewed sense of optimism and excitement as I can almost reach out and touch my command.
In this episode I prepare for 2 months in the US to obtain my ATPL, I experience an interesting medical issue that I could only laugh at years later, and political upheaval rocks the country.
Hello and welcome to the new season of If women were meant to fly, the sky would be pink, season 2 Episode 1, Back On Board - I am Enid Otun. •In this episode: I am still uncertain about job offers and leaving for greener pastures, I seem to experience more sexist abuse as I become a more senior crew member, the Lagos Flying Club gains a dedicated and enthusiastic student with just one problem, and I welcome more women pilots into our slow growing fold.
Our 20th Episode and the end of Season 1. In this episode: Aviation Accidents are on the increase and I lose some very good friends, I am offered another job and a contract is hard to refuse, and I experience my first piranha fish encounter on a company boat trip which puts me off fish for life.
IN 2019, having just run a PB in the Cambridge Half Marathon, Suze was pretty shocked to discover she in fact had advanced stage 3 bowel cancer. She was only 36, fit and healthy, forced to re-evaluate her life in an instant. In an attempt to organise her own feelings and stop other people facing the same dilemma, she began writing about her experiences, first for True Stories Live and then in her very own Blog ‘Let’s talk about poo’. During treatment, Suze found that her continued commitment to fitness and exercise had a positive impact on the severity of her chemo side effects and has since added ‘encouraging other cancer patients to exercise through treatment’, to her list of aims for the blog and Instagram account, alongside getting people talking openly about poo. https://www.letstalkaboutpoo.com/