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 15 years completed more than 1200 jumps.
I have been part of the Brittany Ferries Air Display Team and the Daily Express Girls Demo Team (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.
About my talk...
I have 3 light hearted PowerPoint Presentations on Skydiving, how I came to have a book published at the age of 70, and on my Nursing Adventures. Which would you like to see first?
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.
My fee is £60 plus 45p a mile from Bridgwater in Somerset.