WW2 Hurricane Booked for Combined Ops
She will be basing the aircraft at Headcorn Airfield and will be displaying during the IMPS military and aircraft show.
IMPS President, Jim Baxter said "This is a real coup, as there are few Hurricanes flying, and Anna is the only woman to fly a Hurricane since 1945. Anna Walker is a commercial pilot and has been flying for over 30 years."
She was introduced to flying by her father in her native Brazil. At the age of thirteen she started gliding and moved on to power-flying as a tug pilot.
Joined the famous Tiger Club at Redhill in 1988 where she underwent formation and aerobatic training. Started taking part in aerobatic competitions in 1992 in her Bücker Jungmann, winning 3 out of every 4 competitions entered. This led on to display flying in 1993 and Anna now regularly displays, in addition to her own Bücker, a Beech Staggerwing which belongs to the Fighter Collection based at Duxford. Also flies the Aircraft Restoration Company Harvard T6G and the Scandinavian Historic Flight Mustang P51D. For the 2009 season Anna will be displaying the Historic Aircraft Collection Hawker Hurricane. She is possibly the first woman pilot to fly this type since 1945 when the ATA girls used to ferry them.
Holds a French Mountain Flying licence and lands her ski equipped Piper Super Cub on glaciers in the Alps.
In 2001 Anna founded Skytricks, an aerial advertising business based in England. Working with a team of select performers and exciting aeroplanes, the company runs sponsored aeroplanes for advertising and corporate entertainment. Skytricks also provides banner towing, stunt flying /aerial film coordination and air-to-air photography.
"We are delighted that Anna will join us and Rob Davis's Mustang and other classic warbirds at Combined Ops at Headcorn Aerodrome on 14th and 15th August 2010."
|Get more information about IMPS Combined Ops event on 14th and 15th August 2010|