Gwen is working towards her EASA-PPL at Glamston Flying School – U.K.
She always wanted to be a pilot and loves flying.
Her dream job is to fly commercially with an airline, eventually earning a Captain’s position.
Gwen is mum of a 10 years old son. She wishes to prove to him that you can achieve your dreams even if others say otherwise.
Gwen’s Testimony (2020)
“My interest in aviation started when I first saw the Red Arrows display team at Cosford UK. I was 8 years old, and from that moment all I wanted to be was a pilot. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to start flying training and it soon became just a dream. I gave birth to my son, who’s now 10 years old, when I was 20, and he was diagnosed as Autistic at 2 years old. His resilience and strength, and the way he manages his condition every day, is what gave me the courage to start my PPL training.
In 2016 I became a member of the Ninety-Nines, and in August that year, I had the privilege of meeting other members of my section at Gamston Airport (EGNE). It was a fantastic experience and I learned so much from my 99s sisters! Over the past few years, the 99s and my flying school have encouraged and inspired me to continue my flying career offering constant support and advice.
I managed my first solo on May 4th 2018 in a Cessna152, I also fly the 150.
Learning to fly has been an incredible experience! And one I'll never forget! I love flying. I love the freedom it brings, the feel of the wind on the aircraft, its indescribable! The views are breath-taking! It is a challenge, and there are points in the training that will test you, but over coming them will bring you a sense of achievement like nothing else. The excitement of getting into the aeroplane and taking-off never gets old! And I feel privileged to have the experience of it!”