Episode 92- Marcella Uchoa and breaking the Women’s World Record

Marcella Uchoa breaks the Women's world record

Marcella Uchoa on her way to breaking the women’s world record

On October 25th, 2018 Marcella Uchoa flew into the record books by flying 411 km across the Sertao, Brazil. She broke Seiko Fukuoka’s record of 402 km in Australia set in December of 2015. Marcella was in good company, team flying with Rafael Saldini, Frank Brown, Samuel Nascimento, Marcelo Prieto (the same group who flew 564 km to break the world distance record a few years back) as well as Sebastien Ospina, an ace pilot from Colombia.  How did she do it? What kind of dedication is needed? How have the Brazilians developed team flying in such windy conditions? The day was far from epic, and frequently very difficult but Marcella and the team powered through and nailed it. This is a really fun and inspiring story told by a really passionate pilot who I get the feeling is only getting started. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

  • Flying the Sertao
  • When to move up on wings
  • Flying- Love at first sight
  • Making smart moves
  • Balancing flying and school, family, and life
  • Quixada and getting it wrong
  • Flying with the A Team
  • Learning to fly as a group
  • The big day


Mentioned in this episode:

Rafael Saladini, Skywalk, Samuel Nascimento, Frank Brown, Donizete Lemos, Mitch Riley, Matt Henzi, Marcelo Prieto, Sebastien Ospina


Marcella Uchoa in Quixada

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