My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is what you make of it.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Leonardo da Vinci.
'That flying contraption you've drawn looks great, but it could do with a couple of jet engines on it.'
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Heights - it might sound crazy (especially as I was a pilot for 21 years) but I'm terrified by heights. The worst bit about flying aircraft was always climbing the ladder to get in - once I was inside, I was fine. I think this was because the height then became more like depth and I was OK with that.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the piano.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. An eagle. I love flying and would love to be able to soar without a aircraft around me.