Pilot Eva Claire Marseille captivates her 72,000 followers on Instagramwith stunning photos and videos from the pilot’s seat, plus her glamorous vacation snapshots. On her blog, Fly With Eva, she also writes about finding her way to the industry and excelling even when passengers scoff at having a female pilot.
Here’s what her life is like.
Eva Claire Marseille wanted a career that was challenging and allowed her to travel the world.
She studied journalism and loved writing, but slowly began to doubt if it was what she really wanted to do.
“What if I ended up glued behind a desk, feeling envious when writing about the people who lived the kind of life I wanted to have?” she wrote on her blog.
Having always admired pilots and envied their jobs, she decided to become one, herself.
It took two years of searching to find a job after finishing flight school, but she couldn’t be happier.
In between piloting flights throughout Europe, she travels the world.
After long days sitting on the flight deck, she likes to stay active.
She’s an avid kickboxer and also practices yoga.
With 72,000 followers, her Instagram presence keeps growing.
People love her videos of clouds from cockpit.
And her adventurous vacation photos.
She hopes to encourage others to take the leap and pursue their passions — especially young girls who might want to be pilots someday.
“When young girls are never exposed to women in the flight deck, they pick different role models, in other professions,” she wrote. “The idea to choose for a career as an airline pilot simply does not occur to a lot of girls. It is in our nature to be inspired by someone of our own gender. Female pilots of my generation are by no means pioneers in this profession, but because we are really out there as female pilots (on social medial and featured in articles), we become more visible to the new generation; I hope it leads to more girls choosing for this profession!”
This article originally appeared in Business Insider.