History of Women’s International Competition

Convention Center Room A2 Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

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Frauke Elber

In the early days of soaring, there were several women-only clubs here in the US and in Europe. But women’s competition only started in 1947 in Poland. This encompassed women from the socialist countries. Later, these competitions opened up for pilots from the West and were then called Women International Contests, which in 2001 led to the officially FAI-recognized Women World Championships.

It was a hard-fought way to this recognition.