Maja's adventure with dancing in the wind tunnel started at the age of 10. "I went with my dad, who is a parachuter, to Moscow where the only wind tunnel in Europe was back then. I tried that "flying" and fell in love with it", recalls she.
Freestyle is one of the youngest disciplines under the aegis of the International Aviation Federation (FAI). It is a spectacular dance in the wind tunnel using acrobatic figures. In Poland, Maja Kuczyńska has got no competition in this discipline. She is the world junior champion and regularly takes high places in the senior competitions.
Her achievements have also been recognized by the Polish aviation circles. The new ambassador of The World Games 2017 took ninth place in last year's poll of the magazine "Skrzydlata Polska" for the best Polish athlete in aviation sports.
"What is my daily workout routine like? I need to keep fit, stretch and do gymnastic exercises. It's not every day that I train in the tunnel", says Maja. During the dance, the young athlete wears a special helmet and suit. It seems simple and easy at first glance, meanwhile, it requires the work of all the girl's muscles. Impressive figures and a smooth transitions from one to the other require a great effort. Every ill-considered hand or foot movement may end up with her hitting the wall of the tunnel.
The 10th edition of the Non-Olympic World Games 2017 in Wroclaw will include competitions in three aviation disciplines: canopy piloting, glider acrobatics and power parachutes.
Maja Kuczyńska, though she trains a discipline, which is not in the sports programme of next year's Olympic non-Olympic sports, represents all that is most important in the modern sport and the movement of The World Games - the search for new forms of competitive sports and creative modification of the existing disciplines.