DOB: 30 May 1982
To Dream, To Fly, To Inspire…
Mélanie Astles is five-time aerobatics French Champion at 5 different levels, from Espoir in 2007 to Unlimited in 2015 and she finished several times in the top ten ranking of the aerobatics European and World Championships.
As a Challenger Cup pilot, she entered history as the first and only woman to compete in the famous Red Bull Air Race.
In 2019, she became the first woman pilot British Champion, as well as finishing 2nd in the Unlimited French championship and ranking 7th woman in the aerobatics Unlimited world championship.
Mélanie’s story is above all made of passion, perseverance and overcoming the odds. When she quit school at 18 to enter active life, nobody could imagine that this young lady would one day see her dream of becoming a pilot come true. Like every successful life path, it is, to a large extent, thanks to the exceptional people met along her way that she owes her success.
Passionate, self-willed and hard-working, Mélanie puts all her heart towards pursuing her sporting and aviation objectives. She loves to share her dreams with the public and inspire people to find their own path, by way of her social network, or at aviation meetings during which she performs worldwide every year. Taking all disciplines together, she totals up 4000 flight hours.
“Wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight when we pursue them.”
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