My name is Maria and I am 24 years old and I am Greek.
I am one of those “unlucky” people who caught the “aviation bug” but cannot afford to develop their passions. However, having a deep love for flying I had managed to structure a financial plan to finance my training and follow my dream but due to covid-19 and the terrible consequences my plan failed and I had to start over.
Today just around 8% of pilots globally are women. Since it is a male-dominated industry I am keen to work hard and promote gender equality being one of the very few women working not only as a pilot but also in aviation in general. I strongly believe that it is about time to break the stereotypes and prove that women are just as cable as men and can do anything including flying an airplane.
I believe it is an injustice for someone to not having the chance to follow their dreams due to financial barriers and unpredictable circumstances like the current pandemic and the challenging times we all experience.
I would therefore ask you to kindly consider making a donation and helping me to raise the funding. It does not matter how small because every single contribution will help.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, hope you and your beloved ones stay healthy and strong, and hopefully one day I will be able to say hello to all of you from the sky.