My dad was a Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang pilot in WW2 – he passed his love of flying over to me. Unable to learn to fly due to the costs involved, I took the next best route and learned how to fall out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft. My first jump was at the age of 31 – and I had a malfunctioning canopy on 12th jump – my second free-fall! Undeterred, I persevered and over the next 17 years completed more than 1200 jumps. I have been part of the Brittany Ferries Air Display Team and the Daily Express Flying Crusaders (affectionately known as the Tumbling Tarts!) – including demos onto Normandy Beaches, Biggin Hill Air Show, Paris Air Show and even Wembley Stadium (it looks very small from the air!) I have taken part in Women’s British Record Jumps – and competed at National Level.Views: 671 | Enquiries: 10
Nurse, health visitor, mum & grandma - started Skydiving at the age of 31. Completed 1200 jumps over 17 years including record-holding jumps, demos into Airshows, Wembley Stadium and competing at National Level.
Offers an in-depth & often amusing overview entitled: Falling With Style
Powerpoint presentation - lots of exciting slides plus I bring my Jumpsuit, Log Books and Medals
What people say about my talk: Thank you so much for your talk on Monday, it was excellent, I don’t think I’ve seen our members so engaged for some time. John Morgan Probus Club of Mendip in Somerset.
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