Following their move to the UK in 2015 and birth of daughter Gwen the year after, Patricia and Jonathan set up their company Metal Seagulls, which is based in Haverfordwest Airport and specialises in building, maintaining and operating light aircraft.
“Running a business is one thing, but running a business where you are wanted, where people want you, it’s another,” she said.
“Pembrokeshire we have found to be the place where you are you are made welcome. Welsh people are just amazing people.
“Since we moved, we haven’t looked back”.
The company has hired two young female staff members to join the team and help begin their careers in engineering and aviation.
Patricia was recently made a professor by University of South Wales Trinity St David, and wants her achievements in aviation to inspire others, particularly young women.
Statistics show aviation remains a male-dominated industry. In 2021, just 5.8% of commercial pilots were women, according to the International Society of…