Maldon: District councillor proves the sky is the limit and becomes pilot (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Maldon: District councillor proves the sky is the limit and becomes pilot
A Maldon district councillor has achieved her lifetime ambition of being able to fly.
Anne Beale, 58, who represents the Heybridge East ward, was granted her microlight pilots licence after five years of training, which means she can now take to the skies unaided in her own fixed-wing aircraft.
Since the age of nine, Miss Beale has been fascinated with being in the air and even once applied for a position as cabin crew for British Airways.
The grandmother-of-three, of Hillary Close, Heybridge, decided that it was time to achieve her dreams when she hit her 40’s and began training in Rochester, before moving to clubs near to Harlow and Clacton.
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