Queen of the skies! Highflying Patrycja becomes first women in history to win daredevil acrobatic gliding comp
A Polish acrobatic pilot has become the first women in history to win the World Glider Championship in Advanced Aerobatics.
Highflying Patrycja Pacak took gold after soaring into an early lead in the second round of the event held in Deva, Romania.
With a stunning series of spins and death-defying tricks the 25-year-old beat off competition from 30 other pilots from 12 different countries, scoring a whopping 7224.64 points.
Picking up her Roland Küng World Advanced Aerobatics Trophy, the delighted Częstochowa lass said: “The atmosphere is amazing but when it comes to rivalry between men and women we are all equal.
“The competition was tough but that made me fight harder.”
Queen of the skies Pacak, began her gliding adventures in 2010 after joining her local aeroclub in Częstochowa.
She told reporters: “At first it was just elementary aerobatics and simple manoeuvres, yet step by step I improved, gradually, but steadily, I took on more advanced aerobatics, in which I have now achieved success.”
Following her history-making win, Patrycja says she is now preparing for future competitions.