Merci Martè

Profession:Owner Infinit Air

Hometown: Barcelona Spain

Aircraft name :08 Heat Stroke

Year started racing: 2016

Mercè Martí was born in Barcelona September 9th, 1968 and her life has been always linked to the sports. She obtained good results in athletics and participated in several international races. Her spirit brought her to fly for the first time when she was 17th and instantly she decided that flying would be part of her life. She went to the United States in 1989 to obtain her Commercial Pilot License, IFR and Multiengine Ratings. Once she obtained the licenses she returned to Spain to convert all her American FAA Licenses to European EASA. In 1992 she came back to the States to get her Instructor Ratings CFI, CII, MEI and create a pilots’ school “Cardinal Wings” in Kentucky, where she worked as a co-manager and Flight Instructor. Returned to Spain she worked as commercial pilot for a Cargo Company flying a Fairchild Metroliner and two years later for a Spanish Airline (Spanair) flying the MD-80. Mercè has been always combining her passion of flying with air races, preparing flight expeditions and conferences. Also she is involved as a reporter for national TV and radio programs in Spain. Currently she is in front of her aviation company Infinit Air founded in 2000 specialized in aerial work activities such surveillance flights and photography www.infinitair.com. From 2012 to 2016 shared activity as a Regional Account Manager for Shell Lubricants for Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece achieving great results. Her sportive activity has brought Mercè to be one of the 100 Big Spanish Adventurers of all times, published in “La Revista”, a special Sunday Supplement of “El Mundo” newspaper. Mercè was awarded with the FAI Gold Medal and has been inducted into “The Forest of Friendship” at the Amelia Earhart Museum in Kansas EEUU in 1996. In 2004 was awarded by the Spanish Geographical Society for her trip with a 1930 biplane Bucker.