25 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
    • 5.0 • 3 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 E2 Challenges Ahead

    S2 E2 Challenges Ahead

    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.

    • 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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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