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A picture of Sarah on a racing bike, taken during a triathlon in Austria

A wish for wings PART 3…

Professionally, I graduated into AirUK (now KLMuk) onto the ATR72, then Fokker 50 and BAe146, and they too supported my gliding so I secured time off for summer competitions. I borrowed a PW5 for the World Air Games in Spain and basically flew it like as ASW24. I led for most of the week, dropping to third on the penultimate day, then daftly did an “all or nothing” attempt...

Sarah on the top of the podium at the Women's Worlds, with her gold medal round her neck, holding up her trophy, and with a camera person filming and an official looking on

A wish for wings PART 2…

By the summer, it was time for the Junior Nationals again. This time I was in Imperial’s top cross-country machine, their ASW19 “96” (still with no averager!) and did a lot better. I managed to tailgate Steve Jones a couple of times and started to see how he ran the energy lines. I even beat him on one day, mainly through naivety as a warm front approached....

Selfie of Sarah in her glider

A wish for wings PART 1…

I always wanted to fly. We often have dreams of flight but too few of us get to make that a reality. My obsession with the sky began on our first overseas package holiday to the Med, aged three. Despite, or maybe because of, my mum’s terror of flying, my dad would have a word and get his little girl (and him, of course) an invitation to the flight deck....

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