WAG Blog #3 - 21 August 2009

It is good to see “new blood” in the sport and one of the new French Women's Team pilots making her debut at WAC is Aude Lemordant of France. Aude is 27 years old, a pilot for Air France on the Airbus, and flew her first aerobatic competition only recently, in 2005. Here she is in her beautiful aircraft, the CAP 232 F-GODV. There are a total of 8 women competing at WAC this year (2 from France, 2 from Russia, 2 from the USA, 1 from Germany, and 1 from Switzerland). This will be the first time in several WACs we will be able to present the FAI Challenge Trophy to a winning Women's Team as there have been insufficient women in recent years to declare a Women's Team Championship. The woman who wins the Women's World Champion title (held six times by Svetlana Kapanina) will win the Royal Aero Club Trophy.