<< Back to news articles 23rd November, 2011

Gracefield Chopper Pilot Hero!

Flt Lt Michelle Goodman was born in Bristol on 22nd November 1976. She attended Gracefield School for 7 years before joining Bristol Grammar School at the age of 11. At Bristol Grammar School she obtained 10 GCSE's and stayed on through sixth form to complete A-Levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

After 5 years of training she was finally on the front line in May 2005 as a Limited Combat Ready pilot. Michelle's first operational detachment was on Op TELIC in Iraq in January 2006 and since then she completed a further 3. On Michelle's third detachment she received a Distinguished Flying Cross for a rescue that she conducted into Basra city on the night of 1st June 2007.

Flt Lt Goodman is currently serving with 78 Squadron and is hoping to train as an instructor next year before going out to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK.