24 episodes

My life as one of the first women pilots in Africa in the 80’s and 90’s. The ups and downs of existing in a mans world, and my determination to make a difference.

If Women were meant to fly, the sky would be pink..!! Enid Otun

    • Aviation
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

My life as one of the first women pilots in Africa in the 80’s and 90’s. The ups and downs of existing in a mans world, and my determination to make a difference.

    S2 E1 Back On Board

    S2 E1 Back On Board

    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.

    • 11 min
    Ep 20 To The Rescue

    Ep 20 To The Rescue

    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.

    • 14 min
    Pinkskyinspired conversations with Susannah Close

    Pinkskyinspired conversations with Susannah Close

    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/

    • 47 min
    Ep 19 Nose Up

    Ep 19 Nose Up

    In this episode: I am promoted to Senior First Officer, there are more fun and games at the Lagos Flying Club as students learn to fly, and I suffer a series of setbacks on a personal level and fight to be exonerated.

    • 15 min
    Ep 18 Caught Short In Niger

    Ep 18 Caught Short In Niger

    In this episode, more encounters and emergencies as I near Senior First officer promotion. I get the opportunity to join a ferry crew bringing our HS125 back from the UK, and I am faced with a terrified student at the Lagos Flying Club.

    • 16 min
    Pinkskyinspired Conversations with Faye Rackham

    Pinkskyinspired Conversations with Faye Rackham

    She’s a mum, artist and jack of all trades. When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with her daughter in their mini zoo and sketch when she gets the chance. Faye has three passions in life, nature, anything prehistoric and Tina Turner. Her art reflects her enthusiasm for these subjects and when she’s not working on pet commissions, she likes to create her own style of colour pencil artwork and the occasional watercolour or ceramic piece. Faye was diagnosed at 34 with autism (Asperger’s) and the late diagnosis has transformed her life. She grew up feeling like she was an alien, she never fit in to the norm or to those around her, but she now understands that she’s simply from another planet! As an advocate for young girls with autism she feels that too many slip under the radar or are misdiagnosed and therefore do not get the support they require. Faye’s new moto and one she tries to live by is ‘BE YOUR trueSELF’

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

G. Ashby ,

If women were meant to fly, the sky would be pink

Fascinating podcast! Beautifully written and presented and an amazing story

ava.powell ,

A truly Inspirational woman!

I love this podcast! Enid is a wonderful storyteller and her journey is fascinating and inspirational 🙌🏾💜 🌈

StoneCliffFarmer ,

Empowering

So wonderful to hear your extraordinary life story unfold Enid. I’ve never aspired to be a pilot and don’t particularly like flying but I find your resilience & determination are truly inspiring for my own career & you make me laugh which is always a bonus! I look forward to hearing more.

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