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AVIATRIX PROFILES 14 AUGUST 2012

COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTS KUCKI LOW


KUCKI TRAINING A STUDENT PHOTOGRAPH: K LOW. PRIVATE COLLECTION SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTS KUCKI LOW FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR & SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST FEMALE AIRLINE PILOT KUCKI LOW’s life story is an adventure filled with fascinating twists and turns. She triumphed over much adversity and succeeded against all odds to become not only a successful flight instructor but South Africa’s First Female Airline Pilot. Today she reaches audiences worldwide, inspiring them with her talks and her book, This Is Kucki Your Pilot Speaking. Drawing on her own life experiences, she takes audiences on an exciting journey filled with laughter and introspection. She invites them to fly with her as she demonstrates how to use JOY as your compass to make your life SOAR, triumph over adversity, and live a happy, fulfilled and extraordinary life. Born in Austria, she immigrated to Namibia with her parents in 1953. The early and untimely death of her parents catapulted her into the “real world “ forcing her to fend for herself. Although Kucki only spent three productive, close years with her parents, the lessons learned in that time lasted a lifetime. She was working as a photographer when, by chance, her passion for flying was ignited after a late-evening desert photoshoot from the passenger seat of a Piper 140. Not one to let details like a lack of formal education stand in the way of her dreams, she committed to doing whatever it took to overcome her obstacles and find a way to get paid for what she really loved to do - FLY! After nine years in aviation and close to four thousand flying hours, she left her career behind and started a new life with her husband and son in Vancouver, Canada. She is now an author and international speaker who shares with great enthusiasm and pizzazz, her flight plan to a passionate, fulfilling and extraordinary life at any age. SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

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KUCKI’S PHOTO ALBUM PHOTOGRAPHS: K LOW. PRIVATE COLLECTION SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

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KUCKI IN THE NEWS NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS: K LOW. PRIVATE COLLECTION SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

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ABOVE: KUCKI LOW SIGNING COPIES OF HER BOOK: THIS IS KUCKI YOUR PILOT SPEAKING. PHOTOGRAPH SOURCE: www.lifesoar.wordpress.com

KUCKI @ CONFERENCES & BOOK SIGNINGS IN JOHANNESBURG/2011 PHOTOGRAPHS & PDFS: K LOW. SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

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KUCKI @ BOOK SIGNINGS POSTER: K LOW SOURCE: www.kuckilow.com

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