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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Victoria Neuville

Like most pilots, "Toria" Neuville was already flying while still in her teens and by the time she was twenty, she had announced her intention to make flying her career. Unfortunately, flight training and the accumulation of flight time hours is highly expensive. But by hook and by crook, Neuville held her course over the years, even when medical issues threatened to de-rail her progress.

The worst of these was a detached retina that left her blind in part of her left eye and therefore grounded from being behind the controls of any aircraft. But Neuville didn't even consider giving up her dream. Multiple surgeries and healing treatments later, she was -- just as she said she would be -- back in the air, hanging upside down doing aerobatics.

Sometimes the process of doggedly getting where she's determined to go takes so long that it masks how in-your-face a woman really is.  Don't be fooled.

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