My love of aviation started when I had my first flight in a glider age 10. I spent my weekends and school holidays on the airfield and on my 16th birthday I soloed. My love of gliding has grown over the years, I now fly my late father’s glider from The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth.
After college I went to Newcastle Aviation Academy to do a Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering, a few years later I did the part time top up with Kingston University, whilst working at British Airways, to gain a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Aircraft Engineering.
I started my aviation career in 2009 with British Airways at Heathrow, working my way up from unlicensed mechanic to licensed aircraft engineer. During my time at BA I worked on 777-200/300, 767-300, 747-400, A380 and 787-8/9’s. In 2017 the opportunity came along to join Airbus to work on the A400M.
In 2020 I won a ground school scholarship from British Women Pilots’ Association so I am now training for my PPL(A), as well as furthering my gliding qualifications. I am an active member of the BWPA community and volunteer for STEM events with organisations such as The Royal Aeronautical Society, using my flying and engineering experiences to encourage young people into aviation.