11 - 14 May, 2020 | Estoril Congress Center, Estoril, Portugal
Mandy Hickson, Former Royal Air Force Fast Jet Pilot & Motivational Speaker at Hickson
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Mandy Hickson

Former Royal Air Force Fast Jet Pilot & Motivational Speaker

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Agenda Day 3

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

8:50 AM Big Idea’s Speaker – Mandy Hickson

Flying a multi-million pound fighter jet in hostile territory is not an everyday career, and comes with a high degree of pressure and responsibility. It’s a dream job that takes years of ambition, training and commitment but, for Mandy Hickson, it was a dream that became reality. Find out about Mandy’s incredible journey to become one of the UK’s first female, fast-jet pilots and how she overcame many obstacles to develop the skills to succeed in such a demanding career. Mandy served in the RAF for 17 years as a pilot, flying Tornado GR4s. Since leaving the RAF, she continued her support for the services in the Volunteer Reserve (VR), through flying on the Air Experience Flight. She has also supported her local community as a School Governor, President of her local Tennis Club and as an Ambassador for the Sport and Physical Activity Alliance for Hampshire County Council. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the Victory Services Club, London and on the Advisory Board for Positive Planet UK and the Women’s Entrepreneurship & Venture Incubator Program, giving focus on encouraging entrepreneurship in non-traditional sectors.