AT Aviation Sales are the UK’s leading GA aircraft sales company. Based at Dunkeswell airfield, AT is home to a constantly varying sales fleet, from PA28s, to cubs, to Yaks, to Cirrus, to modern twins and helicopters.
I fly under the AT Aviation banner, displaying and flying a selection of their historic aircraft, most notably the Yak 50 seen on the circuit during the 2016 display season.
Having been in operation for over 24 years, Bristol Groundschool is Europe’s leading provider of modular distance learning courses for the EASA Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL). Their first-to-market, innovative and intuitive training materials have set the standard for ground school study in the aviation training market, with a proven success rate far in excess of traditional classroom-based or iPad-only learning.
Universally recognised as being Europe’s leading EASA ATPL distance learning specialist, Bristol Groundschool are my choice for my ongoing route to commercial flying.
BGS are also one of the key members of the Wings Alliance…
Wings Alliance is a new initiative in aviation training designed to provide individuals wanting to become a commercial pilot with the opportunity to complete their EASA training through an alliance of ‘approved’, high quality, Flight Training Schools; creating a credible, cost-effective and supported route to airline employment.
For those embarking on the route to becoming commercial pilots, the Wings Alliance provides a genuinely effective alternative to traditional and expensive ‘integrated’ training routes, enabling students to choose their own partner flight schools for each stage of their training, and to complete their licenses via a ‘modular’ route for a fraction of the cost of the ‘integrated’ alternatives, whilst still providing the foothold into the industry required to gain a job.
My ongoing commercial flight training is with the Wings Alliance!
The Light Aircraft Association has been been ‘Making Dreams Fly’ since 1946, through a pioneering and innovative approach to make aircraft ownership truly achievable. The strong sense of community in an Association that is inclusive of all types of aircraft from the home-built, vintage or classic to the inspirational cutting-edge, and that truly supports its members, makes flying a real adventure.
As the LAA’s first appointed ambassador, my aim is to encourage and introduce more people to the fun side of flying!
Hercules Propellers are a UK manufacturer of bespoke wooden propellers. We have been working together extensively to create the very best, most efficient, highest performance propeller to work with my aeroplane, under the stresses of not only extreme aerobatic flight, but on long transit cruises. We have most definitely cracked it and I now fly with by far the best Pitts propeller available, and the best possible support behind it.
Hercules are experts in propeller design and development, as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, producing everything from extremely high performance aerobatic and racing propellers, to exceptional cruise props, to beautiful exact reproductions of historic First World War propellers. Click on the logo above to check out their new website!
Airbox Aerospace are a top-class company who provide and actively support all my in-flight navigation. I run their ‘Runway HD’ software on an iPad mini that straps to my leg on transit flights between shows – I have to say it’s by far one of the most impressive and useful pieces of in-flight technology I have ever tried.
I choose to run CAA mapping over the top of OS mapping (which is particularly brilliant for navigating to private displays at country house hotels!), as well as a full set of Pooley’s approach plates…which all sits right there on my knee!
Runway HD has revolutionized navigation for me, reducing the in-cockpit workload on long flights by a vast, vast amount. I can spend most of my time looking out the window without having to worry about continuously checking the map!
Whether I’m waiting to compete in a competition, or flying in the next slot at an Airshow I absolutely must be able to start my aircraft every time. To make this happen I need a battery that provides excellent cranking power and “forget about it” reliability.
With these demands I looked at the available batteries and decided on the Concorde RG25XC, a superb battery with excellent support from the team at the factory. I’m massively looking forward to this reliability for the 2016 season.
I love video. Taking high quality in-flight footage is absolutely essential for me, both for making those fabulous and entertaining show videos you can see on the videos page, but for self-critiquing my experimental and practice flights.
I use GoPro HD video cameras, mounted in various different places around the aeroplane to cover all the angles. All supplied and supported by my fantastic friends and sponsor, Extreme Sports Camera Hire.
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In 2014 airshows in the UK drew in over 5.7 million spectators. As an outdoor spectator activity, airshows are second only in popularity to football.
In 2014 I personally flew in front of over 1.5 million spectators during the course of the year. Many more people saw video footage and still images of the aircraft both online and in conventional print media.
During the course of each airshow my aeroplane has complete, uninterrupted attention for the whole 8 minute display, an unrivalled opportunity to have your logo prominent in the eyes of a vast number of people, and recorded in personal photographs and video by the majority of them.
Many thousands also see images of the aircraft, hear and watch my many radio and television interviews over the course of the season.
As the UK’s only dedicated female aerobatic pilot, as well as being the youngest solo pilot on the airshow circuit, I bring a very unique set of opportunities to reach, inspire and engage with both crowds as a whole and individuals on a personal level. I find it easy interact and engage with young, dynamic, socially aware segments of society, working hard to overcome the traditional view of display pilots being an isolated elite.
My image presents a fresh, youthful and enthusiastic impression to those watching – an angle that creates a very valuable route to engagement.
If you would like me to help promote your company, please get in touch.