TV star and ‘airshow junkie’ Carol Vorderman here for tattoo

Swindon Advertiser: Carol Vorderman touched down on board the first arrival at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, to open the show – and to get in some practice for her own flying venture next year Carol Vorderman touched down on board the first arrival at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, to open the show – and to get in some practice for her own flying venture next year

TV PRESENTER Carol Vorderman touched down on board the first arrival at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo to open the show.

The former Countdown presenter landed at RAF Fairford in the first of more than 160 aircraft expected at the world’s biggest airshow, which takes place this weekend.

She has announced plans to fly solo around the world, following the flightpath of her heroine, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

“I’m an airshow junkie. We try to get to lots of the airshows, and I’ve been coming to RIAT for the past five or six years,” she said.

“The Air Tattoo is the big one. It’s very special because of all the military aircraft that come every year, but mainly I just love the noise.”

Carol has cut back on her TV work to spend more time learning to fly in preparation for her round-the-world flight, building up her hours with a flying school in Gloucestershire.

She flew in to the Gloucestershire Airbase ahead of the event in the Diamond DA40 light aircraft that she owns with her boyfriend, former Red Arrows pilot Graham Duff.

Carol started learning to fly last summer, and once she’s gained her pilot’s licence hopes to set off on the 29,000-mile journey next year, with Graham following in a support aircraft.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust which, in turn, awards grants in support of the RAF family, including serving personnel and Air Cadets.

Since the trust was established in January 2005, the trustees have awarded more than £1.8m to a wide range of projects and initiatives.

With weekend weather set on scorching, tickets are selling well. Saturday is nearly sold out, as are the enclosures.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is held over Saturday and Sunday. Admission starts from £40. To buy tickets, visit air tattoo.com. All under-16s go free and there is free parking.

For full information and tickets visit www.airtattoo.com.

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10:15am Thu 18 Jul 13

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Carol Vorderman lost my respect when she sold herself to the loan companies so they could imply that the consolidation loans made financial sense because she is a mathematical genius.

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Carol Vorderman lost my respect when she sold herself to the loan companies so they could imply that the consolidation loans made financial sense because she is a mathematical genius. http://www.thisismon ey.co.uk/money/cards loans/article-159847 9/Vorderman-slammed- over-TV-ads.html LordAshOfTheBrake

10:39am Thu 18 Jul 13

Hearditallbefore says...

Agreethere mate.
Agreethere mate. Hearditallbefore

6:32pm Thu 18 Jul 13

Morsey says...

And the Tory party!
And the Tory party! Morsey

6:42pm Thu 18 Jul 13

The Jockster says...

Doubtless ms Vorderman won't have to slum it with the plebs in the scorching heat and the even more scorching portaloos :)
Doubtless ms Vorderman won't have to slum it with the plebs in the scorching heat and the even more scorching portaloos :) The Jockster

9:18am Fri 19 Jul 13

Wiltshirereader says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
Carol Vorderman lost my respect when she sold herself to the loan companies so they could imply that the consolidation loans made financial sense because she is a mathematical genius.

http://www.thisismon

ey.co.uk/money/cards

loans/article-159847

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over-TV-ads.html
AGREE AGREE AGREE!!!!
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: Carol Vorderman lost my respect when she sold herself to the loan companies so they could imply that the consolidation loans made financial sense because she is a mathematical genius. http://www.thisismon ey.co.uk/money/cards loans/article-159847 9/Vorderman-slammed- over-TV-ads.html[/p][/quote]AGREE AGREE AGREE!!!! Wiltshirereader

9:29am Sun 21 Jul 13

RichardR1 says...

Splitting up her family and then blaming her work, claiming she really loved her husband but?
Splitting up her family and then blaming her work, claiming she really loved her husband but? RichardR1

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