Melanie Astles

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Melanie Astles is a six-time French Aerobatic Champion in five separate levels, from Espoir in 2007 – to Elite/Unlimited in 2020 and reigning British Unlimited Champion.

She made history as the first woman to compete in the famous Red Bull Air Race as a Challenger Cup pilot. In 2022 she will join the prestigious WCAR (World Championship Air Race) in the premier “Aero GP1” class.

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.