Life

By Sarah Francis


Meet the glamourous female pilot whose is living the high life jetting around the world in style.

Flavia Lucilio, 29, fell in love with flying as a child thanks to her father who was also a pilot.

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Now the blonde bombshell flies up to fours times a week and has taken routes across South America, Asia, East Europe, Africa and the Middle East, having worked for an airline since 2009.

Photos of the pilot from Itapolis, Brazil show her in front of national monuments and sunbathing on idyllic shores as well as behind the cockpit.

Flavia said: “Being a pilot is very exciting. The job is thrilling and the views outstanding.

“I am able to visit new places, learn cultures and meet new people.

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“During days off and leave I also make use of the staff travel benefits to go a new destination and enjoy.

“For me it’s a big honour to be a lady in this majority-male career.

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“My father influenced me a lot in being a pilot since he is an aviation enthusiast and holds pilot license as well.

“I have one young brother and my father always provided us the same opportunities, being a girl was never a limitation or excuse.

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“I was enchanted by the airplanes, aviation atmosphere and the art of flying and I thought that it could be my environment as well.

Flavia started her training at 17-years-old and landed her first job at 19 as a flight instructor. At 21-years-old she got her first airline job jetting around South America.

She has since spread her wings and worked in Hong Kong, flying across Asia, and now in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

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She added: “I often get feedback from women all around the world saying how my achievements as a pilot support and inspire them to pursue their dreams and to be more confident in themselves.

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“If I am able to inspire people in a good way, I am definitely very happy because I reckon that’s the kind of feeling and energy we need in the world nowadays.”