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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

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

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

Press Contact

Candace Williams-Brown

404.786.7723 (mobile)

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Media Inquiries

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve booked an interview with Carole. Thank you! Our team has a number of resources for you, including:


  • Short bio (below)

  • Website + social media links

  • Link to approved photos

  • Links to past interviews and features (above)

If you require any other assets, feel free to contact her PR representative, Candace Williams-Brown, at

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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