Interviews with prominent people, influential and related to international aerobatics.
Gonzalo O’Kelly is President and Chief Pilot of the aerobatic team, Jacob 52. It is one of the fewer teams in the world formed by five civil pilots flying aerobatic formation with Yak 52s, and the first civil formation aerobatic team created in Spain. Jacob 52 was formed in 1999 when Gonzalo - persuaded by a friend who already owned one - bought a Yakovlev Yak-52. He convinced a few other friends to do the same and created the Jacob 52 Association, an organization with the aim of expanding the sport of aerobatics.
Claude Bessiere, known as Coco in the world of aerobatics, was born in the middle of the 20th century in Angles, west part of France. He started flying aerobatics in 1976, and he competed for several years as a top-level athlete.
Silvia Carré. Catalan aerobatic pilot, 38 years old, graduated in Translation and Interpreting, and she is the mother of two sons. She was one of the 20% of the world population who suffered from aerophobia. Nevertheless, 8 years ago forced by her family she overcame the fear of flying airplanes by taking a special designed course to get rid of that dread. In 2011 she got the private pilot license and discovered the world of aerobatics.
Surprisingly, nowadays flying is one of her passions. Last October she competed in her first aerobatic championship, the Pyrenees Cup and Championship of Catalonia in the primary category.
Having a young spirit, and being a friendly and forthcoming person she is the perfect example of self-improvement.