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Carole Hopson | Press Kit

  • Press | 2024
    Let's Get Lit: Essence Top 15 Book Picks for Summer 2024 Essence Magazine Fiction Reviews Publishers Weekly 9 essential rules for packing a carry-on The Washington Post Historical Fiction | Prepub Alert, August 2024 Titles Library Journal
  • Press | 2023
    New Jersey Monthly | March 2023 The Sky Is the Limit Flying Together Magazine | February 2023 Leaders are Readers Business Spotlight Magazine | January 2023 Pilot and Pioneer
  • Press | 2022
    Vice News | 9.3.22 Airlines Hope Diversity Will Solve the Pilot Shortage AIN Online | 3.22.22 WAI Draws Crowds in Return of a Live Show Travel Noire | 3.16.22 Carole Hopson Wants To Help Other Black Women Become Pilots Through Jet Black Foundation Flying Magazine | 3.2.22 Carole Hopson Propels Bessie Coleman’s Legacy Forward The New York Times | 2.23.22 The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit Shondaland | 2.21.22 Black History Now: Carole Hopson Wants to See Black Women Pilots Take Flight WAAY | 2.21.22 Two of the most influential Black pilots ‘united’ in mission to diversify aviation Ebony | 2.9.2022 United Airlines has vowed to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half the students being women or people of color, increasing the number of black airline pilots. AOPA | 2.1.22 Carole Hopson - Bringing More Black Women To The Flight Deck Fox 10 Phoneix | 1.28.22 United Airlines officials aim to solve pilot shortage with new pilot school at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Smithsonian Magazine | 1.21.22 For Pilot Bessie Coleman, Every ‘No’ Got Her Closer to ‘Yes’
  • Press | 2021
    Flying Magazine - 12.30.21 Four Good Flying Reads About Perseverance The Washington Post - 12.28.21 13 professional travellers give their resolutions for another Covid year Black News Channel - 11.11.21 The Washington Post - 10.28.21 4 flight attendants (and a pilot) share their skin-care tips for flying with masks Frequent Flyer News - 10.21.21 Interview with First Officer Carole Hopson CBS Saturday Morning - 10.16.21 PR Web - 10.16.21 “Leading Ladies Of… Aerospace” To Host Second Virtual Summit On Women Shaping The Future Of The Aerospace Industry 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 - 6.30.202118 of the Best Books to Pick Up This July AOPA Live - 6.17.2021AOPA Live The Tamron Hall Show - 4.22.2021This Black Female Pilot Is on A Mission to Enroll 100 Black women in Flight School by 2035 Thrive Global - 4.22.2021Carole Hopson: “Reinventing yourself is not easy” AV Web - 4.11.2021United Opens Own Flight School, Targets Women, Minorities NPR - 4.8.2021Calling All Pilots — We Need You Again People Magazine - 4.8.2021Black Female Pilot Starts Initiative to Enroll 100 Black Women in Flight School AOPA Pilot - 4.8.2021Flying Moms: Caring for Your Children While Pursuing an Aviation Life The Seattle Times - 4.6.2021United Airlines plans to hire and train 5,000 pilots, including some with no flying experience ROI-NJ.Com - 4.5.2021Wings 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 - 3.31.2021Author Carole Hopson: Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life United Airlines - 3.24.2021Above the Clouds: Carole Hopson highlights her journey from the halls of corporate America to her dream job flying above the clouds.The Points Guy - 2.13.2021Flying high: The living legacy of aviation leader Capt. Patrice Clarke-Washington
  • Press | 2020
    AOPA - 6.11.2020More Than Words: Aviation Industry Professionals Discuss Racial InjusticeCOURAGEOUS 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 - 3.20.2020Escapes: If travel’s off the table, what’s left? PlentyMM. LA FLEUR - 3.11.2019So, What Do You Do? Part 4: Carole Hopson, Airline PilotUNITED HUB - 3.11.2020Steps Toward the SkyNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - 3.10.2020Newsletters: How long will we have to stay home? AFAR MAGAZINE - 2.20.2020Where Are All the Black Women Pilots?

Press Kit

You can download Carole's official press kit here.

Press Contact/Literary Agent

Jessica Friedman, Sterling Lord Literistic

jessica@sll.com

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, contact her PR representative, Jessica Friedman, at Jessica@sll.com.

Short Bio

Captain Carole Hopson flies the Boeing 737 for United Airlines, 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 written her first novel: A Pair of Wings, the first American to earn a French civilian pilot’s license. 

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