Carole Hopson Author, First Officer United Airlines


Carole Hopson, a pilot, author, and mother, has charted a truly unique and inspiring path to success in the aviation industry, all while writing a forthcoming novel, The Only One in the World, based on the life of pioneering Black aviator Bessie Coleman.

Carole flies the Boeing 737 for United Airlines as a First Officer, based in Newark, NJ where she lives with her husband and two teenage sons. 

In addition to her book, Carole has launched her purpose project, called 100 Pairs of Wings, which aims to send 100 African-American women to flight school by the year 2025.

 Watch Carole Hopson's 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum promotional video