Women Can Fly (Seven Miles a Minute)

Sally Dearman-Cummings

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Paid: £180. Negotiable for small or local groups
27th May 2019
Adventure | Flying | Humour And Interest

In short: One woman's journey from jumping from the landing window, to jumping out of aeroplanes, to becoming a civil pilot, to being the first woman through the fast jet flying training system of the modern Royal Air Force.

Longer: Following in her brother's footsteps, jumping from the landing window, off the garden fence, and out of perfectly serviceable aeroplanes, Sally saw the light and became a pilot, first civil and later military. In this talk she shares what led her to becoming the first woman through the RAF's fast-jet flying training system, some animal facts relating to military flying, and how to attract or repel noisy jets depending on your proclivity.

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About Sally Dearman-Cummings

Sally spent much of the first half of her life to date jumping out of aeroplanes and flying them, privately and for the RAF, and much of the second half raising her children. Once she found they were more mature than her she relaxed somewhat and began talking about her experiences.

In 1984 Sally flew herself to Royal Air Force Cranwell for her Initial Officer Training as an already established parachutist and private pilot. After six years' service as a fighter controller she transferred to the pilot branch where she became the first woman through the RAF's fast-jet flying training system before re-training as a rotary pilot (Search and Rescue). Sally left the Royal Air Force after the birth of her first child in 1995. After the birth of her second child in 1996 Sally joined the Met. Office, forecasting and presenting the weather for the BBC. Following the arrival of her third child in 2006 Sally moved into her present roles as stress counsellor, relationship and self-development coach and public speaker.

Sally has developed three talks that require no electronic support: 'Women Can Fly (Seven Miles a Minute)'; 'From Fast-Jet to Wobbly-Head'; and 'The Householder Path to Enlightenment'. They are each independent but best served in chronological order.


3 May 2019 Hi Sally Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such an entertaining talk yesterday. Both highly amusing and informative, everyone was buzzing after you left, we all felt energized! Your reputation is going before you; now ______ have asked for your contact details which I have duly passed on. Again thanks so much, have a great holiday, all the best, Carole Sheridan, Wisbech Centre WI

18 April 2019 '...you were so brilliant when you spoke to the ladies of the Wimblington WI, I was mesmerised!' A member of Wimblington WI

20 Mar 2019 Dear Sally Many many thanks for the inspirational talk this morning. So many members came back to me saying how much they had enjoyed it and wanted to know if you would come back again? Programme secretary, Beccles U3A

"Sally is a scintillating speaker who totally engages her audience with a mixture of humour, wisdom and authority." Dr Eva Chapman, Devon.

"Sally combines the qualities of intelligence, clarity and humour within her public speaking, and the listener is left in no doubt that she has given of herself to impart vital knowledge" Tony Plews, London.

"Sally is totally awesome and inspiring. I could sit at her feet and listen to her for ever!" Susanna Ferrar, London

"Sally is one of the most entertaining speakers I know. She'll keep your audience on the edge of their seats, as well as deliver a high energy, powerful content." Faye Kitariev M.A., bestselling author of Choreography of Awakening

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