Pia Bergqvist joined Flying in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft. She has taught many people to fly, worked in aircraft sales and for the past eight years contributed to several aviation publications as an aviation journalist.
For four years, she owned a Cessna 170 named Peppermint Patty, which took her on many adventure flights such as whale watching in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Baja peninsula in Mexico and camping in the deep canyons of Idaho.
Pia lives with her 16-month old son, Benjamin in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in southern Sweden, and lived in Canada and Switzerland prior to moving to the United States in 1997. When she's not flying, she enjoys running, hiking, yoga, horseback riding, and playing with her son and her friends.