Mandy Hickson - Cleared for Take off (this link will open in a new browser window)

Mandy's route to the top was tumultuous in every sense - awarded a RAF flying scholarship at 17, long before she even passed her driving test, she went on to win aerobatic competitions whilst still a student. However, despite her prowess in the skies, she failed the computer-based tests, taken by all potential RAF pilots. Undeterred, her self-belief and dogged determination persuaded the RAF to take her on as a test case, thereby overcoming seemingly insurmountable hurdles.

CDSM Mandy Hickson - Cleared for Take off (this link will open in a new browser window)