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Old 25th Jun 2015, 15:10
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Sussex
Age: 78
Posts: 4,177
This is a very accomplished and dedicated lady. Accomplished by not only having become a celebrity, but perhaps more pertinent to our purposes being a trained engineer and pilot. Dedicated because she is on a mission to encourage young people, especially girls, to aspire to such demanding pursuits themselves. The RAF badly needs such aspiration to take root and this appointment will hopefully assist in that.

Just think of what triggered your determination to pass all the tests, jump through all the paper hoops, deal with all the setbacks that stood in your way. Chances are that someone inspired you to be like them, emulate them, succeed like them. I see that her attempts to inspire are not limited to HM Forces but to the Aero Industry as well. Don't know about others, but she inspires me:-

Countdown on for high fliers of the future - Fleetwood Weekly News

BBC iPlayer - Carol Vorderman: Flying Engineer
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