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Carol Vorderman hangs out on ramp of C-130 above North Sea and calls it ‘heaven’ despite it looking terrifying

Carol Vorderman has a real passion for flying, so it’s no surprise then that she felt right at home hanging out on the ramp of a huge C-130 plane while in the air above the North Sea.

The former Countdown star, 59, was on board to watch the aircraft help fuel other fighter jets mid-air.

It looked like Carol was filming something, as she was seen with a microphone in front of a camera while positioned on the ramp – with the fact she was hanging out the back of a plane not seeming to faze her in the slightest.

Taking to Instagram, the presenter shared her experience with fans and joked it was ‘a bit breezy’ up in the sky.

She revealed: ‘On the ramp of a huge C-130 above the North Sea waiting for some F35s to air, to air refuel from us.’

She then shared a snap of one of the planes being refuelled in the sky, before telling her followers she feels ‘so happy’ when up in the air.


The presenter was loving being up in the air (Picture: Instagram)
Carol took photos while mid-air to share with fans (Picture: Instagram)

In another stunning shot, Carol is seen sitting out on the ramp, while one of the F35 planes hovers in the distance. She gushed: ‘No filter, just heaven.’

Heaven or terrifying? We’re torn.

In 2013, fans will remember Carol made her first solo flight live on This Morning. It was the first time she had piloted a plane by herself and she announced her plans to fly around the world singly-handedly, following the intended flight path of aviation pioneer Ameila Earhart.


It had been a childhood dream of Carol’s and one that spurred her on to get her pilot’s license. She planned to take her world trip in 2017, but her flight was put on hold following the death of her mum Jean.

Earlier this year, Carol donated her beloved plane, which she fondly calls Mildred, to aid NHS staff and deliver PPE (personal protective equipment) amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Carol tweeted in April: ‘My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventures BUT I want to tell you that right now she is being used by the amazing people at @BAESystemsAir to ferry PPE to where it’s needed by our #NHS around the country…. #GoMildred #NHSThankYou.’

The star also set up a project during lockdown to help teach children maths while schools were closed, as she wanted to help parents with kids at home as well as adults who may be struggling with figures.


Credit: Original article published here.

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