Donatella Ricci

Scientist by education, pilot and flight instructor for passion, author and keynote speaker. Donatella Ricci is a professional in the aeronautical industry.

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World Record

As of November 2015 Donatella Ricci is gyroplane World Altitude Record holder: altitude 27.556 ft / 8.399 m.

'The views from up there are uniquely magnificient and breathtaking'

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Astronaut Selection

Donatella's passion for flight brought her to high profile positions in the Italian aviation industry.

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Founded by Donatella, Flydonna is an international ladies pilot meeting held in Italy, ladies involved in aviation for profession or passion.

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Hot Air Balloon

Hot-air balloon pilot, first female President of the Italian Hot Air Balloon Federation.

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Donatella Ricci's Book

'Record Flight'

May 2017

"Record Flight On Gyroplane"
Introduction by Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
A book for everyone!

From September 2017 in English as well!

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The Record Flight

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The Way Up!