"Yvonne Kershaw, a 64-year-old grandmother from Petworth in West Sussex, landed the Virgin Atlantic flight from Cancun in Mexico.
Mrs Kershaw joined the airline in 1990 and was granted command of the Boeing 747 aircraft three years later."
" 'What you need is passion about your job, determination and skill.'
Mrs Kershaw learned to fly at the age of 19 and after flying small aircraft around Europe and north Africa she gained her commercial pilot's licence and flew executive jets."
From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-40804199
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