Melanie, a ‘local girl’, was brought up on a farm in Hampshire, where she rode and broke horses in for a hobby as well as being a helping hand on the farm – being a girl in the 60’s farming was not to be her destiny as brothers were to take over the farm. So with an adventurous spirit, she took off first to Germany and then on to Australia.
Returning from her travels she landed a job in a local Estate Agents and is currently the relocation and housing adviser for the Danish Ministry of Defence, as well as finding houses for private clients.
In her spare time she is actively involved with the Trust and acts as Secretary – and in her words ‘general dog’s body’ from driving the support vehicle to watching over the static Saunders Roe Skeeter AOP Mk12 – the non-flying aircraft within the Historic Aircraft Flight.
For many years she has been the Executive Administrator for the British Air Displays Association. Last year she took on her first major public event fundraising role as project manager for Blackbushe 75. Now that the children have grown up and flown the nest, she has decided to learn to fly.