Yvonne Pope Sintes
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Yvonne Pope Sintes: Britain's first female airline pilot

30 December 2013 Last updated at 11:02 GMT

Yvonne Pope Sintes started out as an air stewardess but always dreamed of doing something different and went on to become the first British woman to pilot a commercial jet.

She has written a book called "Trailblazer in Flight" which looks at how she made it in the male dominated world of aviation.

Richard Westcott has been to meet her.