About The Speaker...
Sally Smith is a journalist and writer who has worked for various publications and media, including the Daily Mail and BBC News. She was named Business Writer of the Year, has a Churchill Fellowship and has had books published by Pelham Books, Rigby Books and the History Press.
Sally has also spent a lifetime involved in travel, unconventional sports and in various areas of aviation. A hugely experienced skydiver, she started and ran the world’s first ever all girl parachute display team; was British freefall champion and member of the British Parachute Team. She is also an experienced balloonist, ran a hot air ballooning school for many years; was a commercial balloon pilot, was a member of the Australian Ballooning Team and was second overall female at the World Ballooning Championships.
About Their Talks...
Sally’s talk is informal and friendly, but bursting with information and enthusiasm about a subject she knows so well! It is all about the part British women have played in the development of aviation, based around the characters and adventures of the women featured in her latest book Magnificent Women and Flying Machines (see below). Her talk is geared for everyone rather than just aviation enthusiasts, and is backed up throughout by pictures and photographs; she brings with her a projector and self supporting screen. Ideally, Sally prefers daytime rather than evening events, and her talk lasts about an hour.
£100 plus travel (negotiable).