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Carole Hopson | Press Kit

Press | 2021


Black News Channel - 11.11.21 Frequent Flyer News - 10.21.21
Interview with First Officer Carole Hopson CBS Saturday Morning - 10.16.21 Columbia University Day of Giving - October 2021 Columbia Magazine - Fall 2021 This Pilot Wants to Get 100 Black Women to Take Flight
OPRAH MAGAZINE - FALL 2021 (available on newstands nationwide)
Their Second Act
OPRAH DAILY - 6.30.2021
18 of the Best Books to Pick Up This July AOPA Live - 6.17.2021
AOPA Live The Tamron Hall Show - 4.22.2021
This Black Female Pilot Is on A Mission to Enroll 100 Black women in Flight School by 2035 Thrive Global - 4.22.2021
Carole Hopson: “Reinventing yourself is not easy” AV Web - 4.11.2021
United Opens Own Flight School, Targets Women, Minorities NPR - 4.8.2021
Calling All Pilots — We Need You Again People Magazine - 4.8.2021
Black Female Pilot Starts Initiative to Enroll 100 Black Women in Flight School AOPA Pilot - 4.8.2021
Flying Moms: Caring for Your Children While Pursuing an Aviation Life The Seattle Times - 4.6.2021
United Airlines plans to hire and train 5,000 pilots, including some with no flying experience ROI-NJ.Com - 4.5.2021
Wings of a dream: Former exec wanted to learn to fly — after 20-year journey, she’s an officer with United and hoping to help inspire others Authority Magazine - 3.31.2021
Author Carole Hopson: Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life United Airlines - 3.24.2021
Above the Clouds: Carole Hopson highlights her journey from the halls of corporate America to her dream job flying above the clouds.

The Points Guy - 2.13.2021
Flying high: The living legacy of aviation leader Capt. Patrice Clarke-Washington




Press | 2020


AOPA - 6.11.2020
More Than Words: Aviation Industry Professionals Discuss Racial Injustice

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS - 6.2020
Throughout the month of June, Carole moderated the Courageous Conversations Town Hall series hosted by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. Watch now.

LA TIMES - 3.20.2020
Escapes: If travel’s off the table, what’s left? Plenty

MM. LA FLEUR - 3.11.2019
So, What Do You Do? Part 4: Carole Hopson, Airline Pilot

UNITED HUB - 3.11.2020
Steps Toward the Sky

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - 3.10.2020
Newsletters: How long will we have to stay home?
AFAR MAGAZINE - 2.20.2020
Where Are All the Black Women Pilots?





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Short Bio

Carole Hopson flies the Boeing 737 for United Airlines as a First Officer, based in Newark, NJ. After a remarkable 20-year career as a journalist and executive, she followed her dream to become a pilot and share her passion with others as a flight instructor, while raising her family. Despite what appeared like success, Carole always yearned to follow a childhood passion. Walking away from executive-level positions, she went to flight school with gusto and completed flight training at the peak of her corporate accomplishments. True to her roots as a writer, Carole has published her first novel: A Pair of Wings: A Novel Inspired by Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman, the first American to earn the French civilian pilot’s license. 

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