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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

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

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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