Woman beats M4 protest tailbacks by jumping in plane to get to work

7/4/2022 7:40:00 PM

'I spoke to my line manager and said I think it will be quicker if I fly in and there will be less risk of hitting any traffic.'

Well, that's one way to get out of a traffic jam 🛫 Hundreds of people were caught up in traffic chaos on motorways today, due to a ‘slow-moving’ protest over rising fuel prices but this women had a plan to fly past the queues.

'I spoke to my line manager and said I think it will be quicker if I fly in and there will be less risk of hitting any traffic.'

Marine scientist Sarah Reid, who also works as a professional skipper and diver for ocean ecology, started to brainstorm other routes to work when she heard the news of the protest.She added: ‘My mum sent me a news article on Saturday to say that there was a protest happening.

Dad Steve flew with her, and made the return trip after dropping her off for work (Picture: Sarah Reid)After a quick check, they decided to take to the skies to avoid the worst of this morning’s traffic.A Grob G109B plane came to the rescue of Sarah’s travel disruption woes this morning (Sarah Reid)

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Demonstrators had ‘met in the middle’ at the Severn Bridge which caused the worst of today’s delays. Marine scientist Sarah Reid, who also works as a professional skipper and diver for ocean ecology, started to brainstorm other routes to work when she heard the news of the protest. Those taking part set off from various service stations this morning and were driving as slow as 30mph on motorways. And she came up with a novel way to beat the queues – by swapping the roads for the air. Little did Debra know that a kind member of the public had been feeding Fred to make sure he was okay for two weeks, but not before contacting the RSPCA through concerns for his welfare. ‘I hate traffic’, she told Metro. Video shared today shows how people have exited their cars to play football on the opposing empty carriageway.co. Videos were filmed by watching Russian tourists who bemoaned the lack of lifeguards or rescuers.

uk. It is not clear when the disruption will ease. She said: “We put up posters on lamp posts, posted on lost and found sites and trawled the streets looking for him but there was no sign. She added: ‘My mum sent me a news article on Saturday to say that there was a protest happening. ‘Originally I was going to get the train but then the plan changed and I needed to pick up a work car. Three men could be seen having a kickabout earlier today amid heavy traffic on the M4 Protesters gathered at service stations ahead of the protest (Picture: Cameron Smith/Getty Images) ‘We are seeking to return traffic to normal as soon as possible. Sarah, a marine scientist, took to the skies this morning to avoid M4 chaos (Picture: Sarah Reid) Dad Steve flew with her, and made the return trip after dropping her off for work (Picture: Sarah Reid) ‘So I spoke to my line manager and said I think it will be quicker if I fly in and there will be less risk of hitting any traffic. She scanned him for a chip and immediately saw he’d been registered as missing, so quickly popped him in the van and drove to the address on the microchip.’ Both Sarah and her dad Steve have power licences and a part-share ownership of an aircraft with others from the South Wales Gliding Club.’ Many have shared the protesters’ anger over rising fuel prices, but others affected by the disruption have instead taken to social to media to voice their frustration. One said: "People are rushing out of the sea.

After a quick check, they decided to take to the skies to avoid the worst of this morning’s traffic. Sarah flew from Usk Gliding Club to Nympsfield – where Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding club is based – and Steve made the return trip.30am rather than 7am this morning. “It was just too painful to lose him like that, it was such an unpleasant experience and I never want it to happen again. Sarah’s line manager Ash kindly picked her up before the pair continued onto her workplace. A Grob G109B plane came to the rescue of Sarah’s travel disruption woes this morning (Sarah Reid) The pair got a fantastic view of the roads below as they made the 10-minute trip (Picture: Sarah Reid) Sarah’s commute takes about 50 minutes on a normal day, but commuting by air was a simple 10 minute flight followed by a ten minute drive to the office. If people can’t get to work, they can’t get paid which many people will suffer from today. She described the experience, aboard the Grob G109B plane, as ‘amazing.” Read more. The shark bit her arm off.

’ She added: ‘There was a cold front that was approaching so on the way back my dad had to fly at 1000 ft to get back into Usk but on the way to Nympsfield we had great conditions and visibility of the traffic over the bridge! ‘My head office is just near Stroud but I’m actually here on training and usually live in Ballachulish in Scotland. That almost defies the aim of the protest.’ People got out of their cars to play football after M4 was brought to a standstill (Picture: Media Wales) Protesters set off from a series of service stations across England and Wales (Picture: Datawrapper) During the short flight, a trail of cars and lorries could seen from the cockpit as traffic started to build early this morning. Speaking on the protest, Sarah hoped it showed ‘if nothing else shows how much its affecting everyone. ⬇️.’ People today have spoken of their ‘frustration’ caused by the delays on the road today, .