August 27th, 2018
Giulia Grigoletti, Canadair pilot, at FlyDonna 2018
She comes from the city of Romeo and Juliet, and although she is called as the romantic protagonist of Shakespeare's drama, the 32 year-old Giulia Grigoletti is one of the three women pilot of fire-fighting aircraft CL-415, better known as Canadair, the amber-colored biturbine with bright colors that draws water from the sea and lakes to launch it on wood fires.
Not enough is the passion to drive a beast of over twenty tons, manoeuvering in turbulence, a few meters above obstacles and smoke to extinguish a forest in flames, but also high standing qualities are needed.
And in fact Giulia, born under the astrological sign of the Cancer, puts determination in the first place of the levers that have allowed her to get to wear the blue flight suit - so to a certain extent elegant, but like all suits a purely male clothing- and flies daily to new burning targets.
She has always been a sporty girl, she has a history of riding and a great passion for mountain biking, which she has practiced at competitive levels for many years. Before the Canadair, the diploma at the aeronautical technical institute and several years of collaboration with flying schools.
Surely a young woman with a lot of passion, but also and above all with clear ideas.