Ashley: Pilot

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All-American girl Ashley hails from Austin Texas. Despite always having had a love for travel and flying, she only realized she could make a career of it after a chance conversation with another student in her accounting class at university. Once her classmate had revealed that there was a piloting course at their university Ashley decided to enroll. She took the course like a duck to water and has been flying planes ever since.

Often people are surprised when Ashley tells them what she does for a living. Naturally she wishes more girls were in the business and hopes to inspire other young women by letting them know that it is possible to be a girly girl, love fashion, wearing high heels, pretty dresses and doing a male dominated job at the same time. In short: don’t judge a book by its cover because in this day and age, if a girl puts her mind to it, she can be whatever she wants to be.


Ashley is the proud owner of an impressive collection of shoes. When she travels she loves to find unique pieces from local artisans, designers and shoe makers. She is a firm believer fashion is a true representation of a country and its culture, history and traditions. Over time, she has created her own unique style by mixing and matching different cultures and trends. 

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