We don’t often get to see the casual side of commercial airline pilots, but Maria Pettersson isn’t an ordinary airline pilot. She’s also an internet sensation who inspires her 200k+ followers on Instagram with her yoga loving, globe-trotting exploits.
The 32-year-old Swede from Gothenburg is a commercial pilot with Ryanair. She says she started her Instagram page after moving to Italy (she now lives in Palermo, Sicily) so that she could share her adventures with her family back home. But since then she’s amassed an impressive internet fanbase and it’s easy to see why when you look at her pictures. Whether she’s doing yoga on the beach in some far-off tropical paradise, paddle-boarding through turquoise waters, or posing for a picture while sitting in the cockpit on her Boeing 737NG, Pettersson is living the life that most of us can only dream of. Head on over to Instagram to catch up on her latest adventures.