The trip of a lifetime!

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to have a flight with the Red Arrows, and they have kindly given me permission to write about it. Flying in a fast jet has been on my bucket list since I was a child. When I was told, aged 16, that my eyesight would not allow me to join the RAF, I thought that this would never happen, but that didn't stop me hoping that one day an opportunity might arise. Fast forward a number of years, and finally I was offered the chance to fly in a jet and, what's more, it was going to be with the Reds. On the morning of the flight, with excitement mounting, there was a flurry of kit issue, safety briefings and a medical. They were all a bit of a blur. Unknown to me,


Today I got a rather surprising email. There are a set of awards called the #BeAGameChanger awards run by the Women's Sports Trust. They are intended to recognise people and organisations who have done the most to progress women's sport. I was lucky enough to be nominated in the Sporting Role Model - Individual category and I am even more stunned to have been placed 'Highly Commended' in this year's awards. I really am truly humbled to find my name on the same list as some amazing athletes. What's more, I am delighted to see greater recognition for Aerobatics as a sport and for it to be featured alongside mainstream sports - this rarely happens and I just hope that we can continue to raise a

The Cap is nearly back!

We've just had great news - our lovely Cap will shortly be ready for us to fly again! She's had a lot of work, especially as we took the plunge to get the engine overhauled. It was a big decision but we think it was the right one - let's hope we notice the difference! We're really excited to be getting her back but I'm also rather apprehensive as I haven't flown her for a while. Couple this with the fact that I'm starkly aware of the need to run the engine in properly and it makes those first flights rather daunting. I know that we've been flying other things whilst the Cap's been away so have stayed current and have been doing some circuits in the Pitts, but nothing is ever quite the same w

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