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The Air Lovers crew consists of two passionate pilots. Each of us has our own very unique stories, talents, gifts and experiences. But what unites us both is our vision: Freedom in ease through a new “we” culture in aviation.

We open the space that allows pilots and other flight enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of flying together and connect (also (inter-) nationally) to create unparalleled and enriching flight experiences in the real world.

We enjoy and share fun flight experiences and the feeling of excitement and freedom that comes with flying. Flying with us becomes a completely new experience for pilots worldwide – even outside the airfield.

We see safety in aviation as a crucial ingredient for all of this and thus, contribute responsibly to this area of private pilot flying by offering innovative elements for flight trainings and enabling the open exchange of flight experiences, by promoting personal encounters amongst flight enthusiasts, and developing a flying community – all of this, across national borders.

Our clothes are intended to promote recognition among Air Lovers members and serve as a direct conversation enabler, for example if they – intentionally or unintentionally – happen to bump into each other at an airport or an aviation fair.

Anyone who also represents these values and would like to live this vision together with us is very welcome!

ALEX – Cheerful Storyteller, flying Event Manager and Merchandise Queen

Alex (Alexandra Schlösser) earned her PPL(A) in 2020 and has shown real persistence. In 2008 she began her flight training on a motor glider in Paderborn-Haxterberg, but had to pause after the first solos because life got in the way. Nevertheless, she never let go of aviation and so at the AERO in Friedrichshafen in April 2017 she met the guys from the flight school in Jesenwang (Bavaria, Germany). A discovery flight in the Alps, over the Kochelsee and Walchensee, took her flying heart by storm right away (again), so that she signed the training contract yet on the same day. Life intervened again. Nevertheless, she completed her flight training to the day after a total of 12 years. Since then, she no longer only dreams of flying, but actively pursues her favorite hobby with great passion.

In addition to being a pilot, Alex is an expert in event management, marketing and product development. She provides little surprises and extraordinary specials and experiences on our tours and events. Last but not least, Alex always ensures an extra dose of humor when dealing with others and within our team.

MONIKA – Voice of your Subconscious, flying Adventurer and Aviator Meetup Fairy

Monika (Monika Gietl) is a private pilot (PPL(A)) since 2018. She loves bringing people together and organizing meetups (online and offline). Together with a friend she started an aviator meetup in her local flight school “Air Munich Aviation” in Jesenwang (Bavaria, Germany) in order to provide a platform where pilots share their passions and flight experiences with each other and come together for flying. One of the highlights was a Top Gun theme party in 2019 which Monika organized together with Alex and two further friends. This group of pilots has grown to over 120 people until today. During 2019 and 2020, Monika lived in Minneapolis, MN, USA, gained further flight experience and made connections with local flight schools (like Inflight Pilot Training in Eden Prairie, MN), and with flight schools in California, Nevada and Hawaii. At that time, she was planning a U.S. flight tour around Vegas, NV with friends from Germany and the idea came up to connect her home base with the pilots from the U.S. flight schools for a students or flight instructors exchange.

On the other hand, Monika is also the calming and dreamy part of our team. She loves to work with her voice – which is a unique mix of powerful but gentle at the same time – for giving meditations and for creative visualizations. And one day she had the idea to combine that with programming the mind with standard flight procedures to gain more and more security in her own flight practice every day. So she implemented the first – as we call it – “Mental Flight Training” shortly after and we have received lots of positive feedback since then.

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Furthermore, as flight enthusiasts Alex and Monika love traveling above all and thus encourage other pilots to expand their limits. A large number of private pilots only rarely leave their known flight areas, and Alex and Monika want to convey that a border crossing – e.g. – into European foreign countries is no hurdle. This way they enable others to grow their comfort zones and experience the freedom that flying comes with.

In 2022, together as a team, we realized our first multi-day flight tour through Europe with other pilots who didn’t know each other until then.

The joint briefings before, during and after the flight trip and the numerous unforgettable moments and experiences have contributed to the fact that our flying group has grown together in no time and that the strengths of each individual team member of the Air Lovers crew could be perfectly incorporated.

The best compliment that the group could give us afterwards was that they would like to do this kind of flight trip with us at any time again because of the many wonderful experiences and the many learnings, and that they hope to do it again soon.

In this way, the talents, gifts and experiences of our team very naturally grew into the Air Lovers portfolio.