My journey as a pilot began many years ago at the age of four, when the opportunity arose for me to step into the flight deck of Concorde….
It all started back in December 1997 when I strapped skies to my feet for the first time. My Mum, Dad and I were on holiday in Courchevel and I just couldn’t wait to join them on the slopes…
I completed my secondary education at St Catherine’s School, whilst simultaneously pursuing an international sporting career…
As well as aviation and sport, I enjoy participating in voluntary work and community projects. Other interests include art, website design, travelling and learning more about the world…
I'm a highly determined and hard working individual who has successfully balanced the demands of an international athletic career with those of secondary education. My enthusiasm and passion for flying have lead me to pursue my ambition of becoming an airline pilot. In March 2015, I graduated from FTE Jerez as Best Overall Pilot on my course. Later in 2017, I will undergo an A320 Type Rating with one of Europe's leading airlines. I aspire to apply my professional attitude and discipline developed as an athlete to the flight deck environment as a First Officer, with a view to developing my career as a Captain. Beyond the flight deck, I aim to use my sporting and aviation backgrounds to make a difference. I hope I can inspire young people, especially women, showing them they can achieve anything they put their mind to.
UK CAA CPL(A) & PPL(A) holder with SEP, MEP, Instrument & Night Ratings. I hold current EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate and a Radio Telephony Operator's Licence.
Fluent English & French; basic understating of Spanish and German.
Student Committee Careers Development Rep and Course Mentor for 162 at FTE Jerez. Individual Sports Mentor, House Games Captain and Form Rep at St. Catherine's School.
I'm a keen sportswoman who enjoys a wide variety of activities including skiing & cycling. I also enjoy painting and driving. I tend to thrive in a diverse social environment and enjoy working with different people.
The last fourteen months or so have been very busy as I have undergone intensive integrated flight training at FTE Jerez in Spain. As the time has flown so quickly, it is only now I have been able to reflect on how much my life has changed and how far I have come in such a short space of time. Read more about Excellence, Friendship and Respect[…]
Last Friday marked the end of Phase 1 of my training towards becoming a commercial pilot and obtaining my ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence). After 16 weeks of intensive studies, a week of mocks, a week of revision and then a week of EASA ATPL exams, I have some free time to catch up on everything. Read more about To New Beginnings![…]
Announcing the end of my athletic career should not be done without a fair amount of thank yous to those who helped along the road to my sporting ambitions. I am writing them in a separate post because thanking all those who believed in me is important, as without their support, I would not have Read more about Thank You[…]
Nineteen years ago I put on skis for the first time whilst on holiday with my parents, and I absolutely loved it; a typical beginning to most ski racers’ careers. I showed significant potential by progressing very quickly through the ESF system. By the age of 6 I had competed in my first GS race Read more about Chasing Dreams[…]
It’s that time of year again where people reflect on their ski seasons as they draw to a close, each telling their own stories of their ups and downs as they strive to achieve their ski racing goals. My season ended prematurely due to a knee injury sustained during training shortly before the British Champs. Read more about Reflections[…]
Last Sunday marked the beginning of my winter season, as I left the UK with 4 months worth of belongings and flew to Salzburg, Austria. Since returning from NZ, I have been busy training at the Surrey Sports Park with my coach, Tom. On Saturday, I had a fitness test and I am really pleased Read more about Winter![…]
I have had a very exciting summer, most of which was spent in New Zealand! I had an unforgettable 9 weeks there and was very sad to leave as it is an incredible country! I just wanted to post a quick blog before I have my dinner and settle down to watch the X Factor Read more about Make A Champ Campaign Launch[…]
It has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. But these days, short and quick updates seem to be more effective if published on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. So blogs end up being a bit neglected, particularly when exam time draws near. Nonetheless, they are still very Read more about British Team Selection and Goal Setting[…]
I’m a little late in announcing this on my website, but I have been selected for the 2014 World Junior Championships! So I’ve achieved 2 of my goals for this season: Selected for WJC Compete in a European Cup
The last time I wrote an update for the Ladies Ski Club was after my first races of the season in Val Thorens. Seeing as January is now coming to an end, I thought it would be good to write another one, and why not post it on my blog? Enjoy! December, January and a Read more about Ladies Ski Club Update: December, January and a Europa Cup![…]