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| AND FINALLY| W hat does it take to learn to fly an aeroplane? Apart from a love of heights and a real sense of responsibility, there is so much flying time you have to accrue, medicals to pass and lots of exams to take. But if you’re a bit unsure, then your first option is to book yourself an ‘experience’ flight offered by companies all over the country (try www. Or if the thought of going in a real plane is a bit daunting at first, then you could try a flight simulator, which gives 282 | JUNE 2013 you all the thrills without any of the danger and you can take a friend to hold your hand! Go to After your first experience, you may find you have been bitten hard by the flying bug so how do you take it further? Your next option is to do a private pilot licence (PPL) course. You must complete a minimum of RECORD FLYER EDITH COOK, AGED 31, WAS THE FIRST BRITISH WOMAN TO FLY SOLO BACK IN JANUARY 1910 ‘If the thought of going in a real plane is daunting at first, try a simulator, you’ll get the thrills without the danger’ 45 flying hours, five hours of which can be completed on a flight simulator. Most people need more flying time to get good at it, so realistically budget for around 55 hours. You’ll have 25 flying hours with an instructor operating the plane alongside you and 10 hours supervised solo flight time. Once you become competent (and confident) you will then be required to fly solo on a cross-country flight, where you have to make two landings at two different aerodromes. Therefore, learning to land the aircraft safely is imperative! > WORDS: Georgina Maric | PHOTOGRAPHS: Getty Images IN FLIGHT LEARNING TO FLY A PLANE MAY SOUND IMPLAUSIBLE BUT LOTS OF WOMEN ARE TAKING TO THE SKY

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013