I met Samantha Williams when she was a PR for Mazda UK at PFPR Communications, and she helped me with information for my Essential Guide to the MX-5/Miata.
These days, she has her own PR company, Revved Up Communications, and has not only got a pilot's licence, but has also taken up aerobatics.
It shouldn't be a surprise that a female enjoys flying planes, there have been plenty of women pilots, including brave members of the ATA during WWII in the UK, as Sam mentions, and the WASPs in the US. Over her career, Sam has also met some excellent female drivers, pilots and even an engineer for the Toyota F1 team.
Click here to read her amazing story of boats, cars and planes. As she says: "From my first solo flight 11 August 2010 at 19:15 I felt an overwhelming sense of freedom and seeing the world from a slightly different perspective."