All the Way Up: Female Pilots on Instagram

In celebration of Orville Wright’s birthday, this Saturday 8/19, we pulled together a list of ‘grammers enjoying the fruits of his—and fellow father of modern aviation, brother Wilbur Wright’s—labors.

Aircraft have certainly come a long way, but there are still “cloud ceilings” to break. Women make up only about 5% of aviators, as Elle reported, in their story on female pilots featuring Instagram juggernauts, and best friends, Malin Rydqvist, Maria Fagerström, and Maria Pettersson.

From planes and helicopters to fighter jets, hop in the cockpit with these badass aeronaut women.

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Eser Aksan Erdogan

Location: Holland

Followers: 81,500

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Eva Claire

Location: Barcelona & Hong Kong based

Followers: 66,841


Helen van Dam

Location: Spain

Followers: 93,595

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Jessica Ambats

Location: Malibu, CA

Followers: 10,350

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Lindy Kats

Location: Italy

Followers: 71,825


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