There are influencers of all kinds that serve the aviation community, whose profiles are full of fun content — from flying small airplanes to restoring vintage aircraft to sharing personal journeys, tutorials and more. If you’re looking to stay inspired this year and keep up with pilot life, follow these aviation influencers on some of the more popular social media channels.
Aviation Influencers on YouTube
Corporate Pilot Life
See what it’s like to fly a Gulfstream or Hawker while jetting business clients around to various exoctic locations. Corporate Pilot Life features the experiences of those pilots that serve VIP customers.
With millions of views, Cory Robinson has become a popular pilot/YouTuber, whose videos revolve around backcountry flying, motivational advice and journeys to fun pilot destinations like Kitty Hawk and Washington DC.
Great Michigan Bush Co.
This group of pilots makes videos around small airplanes, from Cessna to Piper to Stinson and beyond. With a special focus on bush flying in Michigan, this unique channel has a mission of finding the best grass strips throughout the upper midwest.
One of the most iconic brands in the industry regularly posts YouTube videos. Sure, some videos are promotional, but they do cover a range of subjects like flying tips, professional pilot advice and technology tutorials.
Fly With The Guys
Based out of Deer Valley Airport in Arizona, this channel shares their perspective from one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States. Find instructional videos for private pilots, personal experiences about life as a student pilot and much more.
This YouTuber has racked up a massive, 4 million views through a regular series of private pilot life and small planes like Cessna 172s, avionic reviews for top gear like Garmin G1000s and personal, scenic videos of flights along ocean beaches.
These two brothers claim to have “aviation in their blood.” Their videos include content like vintage plane restoration of a Piper and instructionals on how to get your pilot license, among other relevant topics. They also conduct interviews with interesting people in the aviation world.
Aviation Influencer Blogs
The Cranky Flier
This blog is run by Brett Snyder, who has worked in the aviation industry for years and has held just about every job. There are a number of articles around private aircraft, travel adventures and tourist information.
You can’t go wrong with one of the most enduring pilot organizations in general aviation. Find timely stories, conversation, and inspirational insights that share “the spirit of aviation.”
Aviation Influencers on Facebook
Inflight Pilot Training
Take a look into the process of becoming a private pilot, scenic photos of Minnesota from the air and fun shots of our students — give us a follow to stay up to date with our close-knit community!
With a diverse range of content, from jumbo jets to experimental craft, drones and beyond, Sam Chui’s profile is worth a visit.
Aviation Influencers on Twitter
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) News
It’s important to know the happenings from one of the top governing aviation bodies in the world. Make sure to give the FAA a follow so that you can keep track of official industry statements.
Another important organization within the general aviation community is AOPA, committed to providing advocacy, networking, products and services for pilots. Their Twitter is constantly updated with fantastic links to videos, blog posts, interviews and other industry news.
Aviation Influencers on Instagram
Beech Baron Pilot
The official account of popular “Baron Pilot,” this Instagrammer posts Beechcraft-specific content, including views from the cockpit. He also posts a new video every Sunday, so you know the content is fresh.
Captain Rola Hoteit
One of the fastest growing pilot profiles on Instagram comes from this A320/A330 captain and mother who posts stunning aerial photos, as well as peeks into her life from her perspective.
As a media person for Cessna and Beechcraft, you can guess what type of content you’ll find on this Instagram profile. She shares many of the newest and coolest airplanes from these two brands as well as her own experiences being a pilot.
Searching for more great aviation influencers?
Searching for more great aviation influencers to follow in 2021? Check out our similar post, The Best Pilots to Follow on Instagram, or follow us on social media to stay up to date with the happenings of the general aviation community.