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If you close your eyes and imagine a fighter pilot, you’ll probably imagine a man. Or Tom Cruise. But as a child, Mandy Hickson saw herself in that jet and was willing to put the afterburners on to get there. Her journey into the Royal Air Force had more than its fair share of turbulence, but her determination, will-power and sheer brilliance in a cockpit culminated in her leading an entirely male dominated Front Line Tornado Squadron on operations. Now a human performance coach specialising in cultural change and debriefing, Mandy is a renowned worldwide motivational speaker.

Mandy Hickson

Royal Air Force Pilot, Awards Host, Motivational Speaker & Performance Coach

Courage Inspiring Lives / Stories Motivation

Mandy Hickson

If you close your eyes and imagine a fighter pilot, you’ll probably imagine a man. Or Tom Cruise. But as a child, Mandy Hickson saw herself in that jet and was willing to put the afterburners on to get there. Her journey into the Royal Air Force had more than its fair share of turbulence, but her determination, will-power and sheer brilliance in a cockpit culminated in her leading an entirely male dominated Front Line Tornado Squadron on operations. Now a human performance coach specialising in cultural change and debriefing, Mandy is a renowned worldwide motivational speaker.

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