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  1. FLYING HIGH

    • Driven by a passion for fast, fun machines, Sharon Chapman faces her greatest fear head on.


      Sharon puts her foot down and the “pop-pop-pop-pop” of her F‑TYPE engine echoes through Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard. As a pilot, motorcycle racer and F‑TYPE owner, Sharon’s daredevil attitude has made her something of a local celebrity.

      "THE FIRST TIME I GOT IN AN F-TYPE AND I HEARD THAT ENGINE?
      I WAS LIKE, 'TRUE LOVE'."

      Sharon Chapman
       
      Top Left
      Sharon's thrill-seeking attitude drew her to the Jaguar F-TYPE.
      Top Right
      Simply beautiful from every angle.
      Bottom Left
      Snug and stylish, the interior of the F-TYPE is an exciting place to be.
      Bottom Right
      Configurable Dynamics let you personalize your drive.

      It’s clear she loves to have fun in her car but, for Sharon, thrill-seeking is something that came to her later in life. “I’m a mom, and I always have to be safety first.” Driving her F‑TYPE was something of a gateway for Sharon. It gave her confidence to tackle one of her greatest obstacles. “I was terrified of flying.”

      Sharon arrives at the hangar and prepares for a morning flight.

      Sharon and her husband Chris were unable to enjoy traveling. “I thought I was going to die when I set foot on a commercial plane. When we got married, we were given a trip to Europe by his mother,” she explains. “I said, ’You tell her no thank you’.” Her anxiety had completely crippled her, until her husband came up with a solution. “He suggested I take flying lessons.”

    • The lessons were a success. Shortly after receiving her pilot’s license, Sharon and her husband took their first overseas trip, to Dubai. “We’d waited 12 or 13 years to go on a trip out of the country – the lessons worked. I felt in control. I wasn’t scared.”

      Left
      At the hangar, Sharon poses with her plane.
      Right
      A post-flight bike ride.

      Besides being able to conquer a 14-hour flight, Sharon also bought herself a bright yellow dual cabin plane that she flies at least once a week.

  2. “IF I’M ABLE TO DRIVE MY F‑TYPE, RIDE MY BIKE AND FLY MY PLANE, THEN IT’S BEEN A PRETTY GOOD DAY.”

    Sharon Chapman

    • Having come full circle, her fears are now her therapy. “If I’m able to drive my F‑TYPE, ride my bike and fly my plane then it’s been a pretty good day.” A little overwhelmed with emotion, she explains, “To go from being afraid of flying to being a pilot is so important to me.” She beams a big smile. “But you know what? And I did it. I did it all by myself.”

      Top Left
      Preparing to take off in the F-TYPE.
      Top Right
      The aerodynamic shape of the F-TYPE conveys speed, even when it's parked.
      Bottom
      After an early morning flight and an afternoon bike ride, Sharon caps off the day with an evening cruise.
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      Powerful, agile and utterly distinctive. A true Jaguar sports car.

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