Alena Netušilová has been named as FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) Champion Pilot of the Year 2023, for winning the 18m class at the 2023 FAI Women's World Gliding Championships in Soria, Spain. This was her second World Champion title, which contributed to the overall victory of the Czech Women's national team.

She has been competing in the European and World Women’s Championships since 1993 and has stood on the podium no less than six times, and twice won the title of World Champion. Alena is one of the few female glider pilots in the world who can achieve excellent placings at competitions alongside male pilots. In total she has flown 4500 hours and over 120,000km in competition.