Carol Vorderman: 'Why I'm flying solo round the world'
17 July 2013 Last updated at 14:27 BST
Carol Vorderman is planning to fly around the world solo, following the flight path of doomed aviator Amelia Earhart.
The flight, which is 29,000-miles in length, will include overnight stops in Cuba, Mexico, Sudan, Malaysia and Pakistan.
The television presenter, 52, hopes to complete the trip that Earthart never finished - Amelia mysteriously disappeared whilst flying over the Pacific in 1937.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, she said, "It's something I've always wanted to do since I was about 12... but back in the day the RAF didn't take women pilots".