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Carol Vorderman to fly round world solo.

Old 21st Jul 2013, 00:06
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G-SPTT ...GINFO, so thats her real name then???
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Old 21st Jul 2013, 00:36
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She was a presenter on How 2 from 1990-96.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 01:25
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Explanation Carol Vorderman Christian Name Carol Jean Married and Divorced Patrick King 1990 - 2000 two children still carry the King surname Katie and Cameron. Just a rouse to throw the public off the trail
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 11:28
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It doesn't explain anything, aircraft ownership proves nothing! The OP stated:
I wish her good luck and pleasant WX for her flight. Always found Carol a stunning girl but only just heard that she is a pilot too.
Of course she is not a pilot yet, just a wannabee with a desire to follow the flight path of doomed aviator Amelia Earhart; maybe that requires a little more consideration!
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 11:41
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I have no idea who you've mistaken for her, but Wikipedia doesn't mention her being involved on How (How (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Her first TV appearance was on Countdown in November 1982 - the first programme on Channel 4. She was a junior civil engineer before that.
Well, if it's not on wiki then it can't possibly of happened!

Good luck to her, sounds like a great adventure.

Also, she is definitely mentioned as one of the presenters of how 2, so perhaps you just need to brush up on your reading skills

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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 13:27
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RTN11, my comment was about who presented the programme made by Southern Television in 1977 in response to Chevvron's comment. Your comment is about a different programme name (How 2 was a revival and not a continuation of How), made by a different production company, in a different decade and does nothing to explain who Chevvron may have mistaken for Carol Vorderman
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 08:21
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Flying footwear

Trying to run before you can walk comes to mind...

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Carol Vorderman flies into RAF Fairford for the Royal Air Tattoo...as she prepares for ambitious 29,000 mile solo flight around the world | Mail Online
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 08:28
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You sure she didn't change shoes before getting out of the aircraft?
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Old 3rd Aug 2013, 08:58
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Maybe they'll be a fashion line in hi-viz jackets to be photogenic for the rag trade?
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Old 4th Aug 2013, 10:30
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Well, as Eve Jackson was planning to fly solo around the word in a microlight with under 70 hours logged, I don't see why Ms Vorderman shouldn't plan something similar in a much more suitable aircraft for the job. In the end she only :-) got to Australia.

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Old 4th Aug 2013, 13:00
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You sure she didn't change shoes before getting out of the aircraft?
No need, she was legally a passenger!
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 17:56
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Daredevil Carol Vorderman begins her flying countdown in a live tv first | presscentre

Ugh, just came across this vomit inducing tripe!

Daredevil Carol Vorderman begins her flying countdown in a live tv first

- Kicks off World Record plans with her first solo flight on This Morning.
- Carol admits it will be a 'nervous moment' as she reaches 1000ft.
- Determined to get full commercial pilot licence to complete around the world mission.
I may be missing something, but why is she a dare-devil? And, why does she need a 'full commercial pilot licence' to fly solo around the world?

Finally, what height does she normally fly dual circuits at?
Personally my most nervous moment was when the wheels lifted off the ground and I realized I was by myself. 1000' looked exactly the same.

(Away to throw up)
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 18:18
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Could someone be paying her to do the round-the-world trip? In which case it might be aerial work...
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 19:00
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It's all very well everyone getting worked up about a rich celebrity going off on a round-the-world jolly, but there's another lady doing something far more worthy who should be getting this kind of attention. Obstetric surgeon Dr Webster is using a C182 to visit ~25 countries through Africa to provide medical training to gynecologists and midwives throughout the region, as well as donate equipment in the training locations. The flight has currently made it from the UK as far as Guinea Bissau and is planned to continue to Cape Town.

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Old 20th Aug 2013, 20:09
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I'd say an IR and the training experiences she will pick up doing it would be far more useful than a CPL.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 09:44
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At this point, it seems that the purpose of Ms V's flight is self-publicity.
We may learn more on the TV show featuring her first solo but I doubt it.....

If you choose to do some good work on your travels, that's way higher on my scale of worthy causes that simply flying around the world as a publicity stunt just to raise your celebrity status.

Mind you, she is a good looking woman for her age.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 12:58
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First solo looked good - it looked like a nice, stable approach and a well controlled landing.

I'd have been well happy if that was one of my student's first solo.

Well done Carol!
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 14:24
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Carol Vorderman flying solo on This Morning video: Watch as Carol squeals with delight making live TV history | Mail Online
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 16:22
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Obviously a massive PR stunt. Still though, has to be said, everyone is nervous enough on first solo but I can only imagine what it would be like on approach knowing that every move I made was live on national television. Well done.
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 17:43
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She's a very experienced live TV presenter going back to the birth of Channel 4 so knowing the cameras were there wouldn't have fazed her. They interviewed her about an hour before the flight but between then and the actual solo she did the usual several circuits with her instructor. She did nothing more for the cameras till after the flight. I thought her instructor during the sortie and Carol afterwards said all the things we need saying to encourage more people to take up flying so good luck to her, we need more female PPLs (and CPLs) It certainly brought back memories of my own first solo though my instructor sprang it on me which was probably just as well.
Interesting discussion after the flight about whether she'll use a single or a twin for the round the world attempt.
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