By Rebecca Drew
MEET the stunning blonde Instagram pilot who shares her jet-setting lifestyle with her 750K followers.
Envy-inducing pictures show smoking-hot travel blogger and trained commercial pilot, Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach, also known as Pilot Madeleine, from Munich, Germany, in the cockpit, practicing yoga as the sunsets, lounging by the pool and outside the Taj Mahal, India. Other breath-taking images show her enjoying breakfast in an exotic location and taking a dip under a waterfall.
Incredible video footage shows Madeleine, who currently works full-time as a travel blogger until a suitable job in aviation arises, enjoying the waters and islands in the Maldives.
“I’ve always been into aviation and wanted to become a pilot since I was twelve-years-old. Aviation runs in my family and two of my cousins are pilots,” said Madeleine.
“I finished flight training a few years ago. When I finished, unfortunately there were no good pilot jobs available.
“That’s when I decided to do my MBA in business and at the same time I started with Instagram, YouTube and my blog. I was soon able to live of it so I decided to pursue travel blogging instead of working for a low-cost airline.
“I have absolutely nothing against that but I was just lucky to have another option. If more suitable pilot jobs become available I would of course go back into aviation anytime.
“I hope to show my followers and readers how beautiful our world really is. There are so many stunning places and I want to visit all of them and of course share my experiences with my audience.”
Madeleine currently only flies privately and sometimes hires planes when she travels. She said the best thing about her line of work is that she can work from anywhere in the world but she ran into problems whilst training as a pilot due to her gender.
“I haven’t ran into any gender issues in travel blogging but definitely in aviation. As a blonde girl it is not easy all the time as you are constantly underestimated by your flight instructor and colleague,” she added.
“I want to encourage people to go for their dreams and never give up.
“People often comment on how I am living the dream, that’s probably one of the most common comments I receive of people who see my profile for the first time.”
For more information see www.instagram.com/pilotmadeleine