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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.

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

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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.

    S3 Ep4 Alive & Kicking

    S3 Ep4 Alive & Kicking

    Let me just say that it’s great to be back. It has been almost 2 months since my last episode, work and personal commitments kept me busy. It was also a time for some reflection. Looking back on your past is an interesting but sometimes complex task. I think I almost overwhelmed myself with the content of my aviation career, as well as re-living the highs and lows of a life past. But no matter, I am back, with the next installment. 

    In this episode
    I learn the outcome of the Twin Otter crash in Abuja and why it happened, new customers come on board as we launch our new services, and our new charter jet finally arrives in Lagos.
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    S3 Ep3 let The Fun Commence

    S3 Ep3 let The Fun Commence

    In this episode:
    ·     I re-write the complete company operations manual, along with processes and company operations procedures, 
    ·     staff, and re-train the flight operations team and flight crew 
    ·     and start to transform the aspirations and fortunes of this new charter company.  
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    • 15 min
    S3 Ep 2 The Female Chief Pilot

    S3 Ep 2 The Female Chief Pilot

    In this episode
    ·     The decision about my future must be made, as the offer will not remain on the table for much longer
    ·     The deed is done,
    ·     And I start the next phase of my journey.
     
     
     
     
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    S3 Ep 1 The Next Phase

    S3 Ep 1 The Next Phase

    In this episode
    ·     I have a critical career decision to make at Bristow Helicopters.
    ·     Do I go ahead, take a chance, and make history as the first Female Chief Pilot in Nigeria or do I stay safe?
    ·     Is loyalty to my company an insurmountable stumbling block to leaving?
    ·     Whilst all that is happening in my head, I spend my weekends at the Lagos Flying Club, going back to basics.
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    • 18 min
    S2 E12 Would I Should I Could I

    S2 E12 Would I Should I Could I

    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.

    • 16 min
    S2 E11 Death of Reason

    S2 E11 Death of Reason

    In this episode
    I have a heated argument on the ramp with the CEO of Shell Oil.

     I transport a recently deceased oilman out of Port Harcourt on his final journey home to the US.

    • 15 min

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LancasterToLacLeman ,

When women fly...

What a fabulous podcast! Thank you for sharing your story. I’d love to have you on the When Women Fly podcast launching Fall 2020.

Bravo with this one!

Steve_717 ,

Very proud coworker

Enid ... I just binged your podcasts (12, I believe) while out walking today. I probably did an extra couple of miles just to keep listening. I am so proud of you for doing this. I love hearing your back story. Of course I’ve known you for a few years while at ARINC/Collins (didn’t you come to Cairo during that project?). But the trials and tribulations of your life are incredible ... what a success story for sure! I can’t wait for more episodes!

Love to you & Lucy!
Steve Andrews
(From across the pond)

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