Carol Vorderman flew into Cranfield Airport for a short visit to the University. Image: Cranfield University

TV host and honorary RAF Group Captain, flew in for a short visit to the University

Carol Vorderman flew to Cranfield from Cambridge International Airport in the University’s Slingsby T67 Firefly.

While at the University, she visited some of the campus facilities, including the Cranfield Aerospace Solutions G-cueing technology, the autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang and the digital wind tunnels.

The tour also included a visit to the University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC). This academic facility is home to the flying classroom and engineering laboratory.

Speaking about her visit, Carol said:

“I had always heard about Cranfield but had little appreciation of how enormous and advanced the research at the university is. It really is incredible.”

Carol obtained her pilot’s licence in 2014. Later that year, after attending air shows and supporting the RAF charities, Carol became the first female honorary group captain in the RAF Air Cadets.

Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace at Cranfield, said:

“It was fantastic to welcome Carol onto campus. She is such a powerful advocate for aviation and getting young people interested in STEM subjects.

“I was delighted to show her the work that Cranfield University is doing to reimagine the future of aerospace and aviation.”

Carol Vorderman flew into Cranfield Airport for a short visit to the University. Image: Cranfield University