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Unread post30 Jan 2018, 18:58

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Female Fighter Pilots:

http://fangirlblog.com/2018/01/the-evolution-of-women-in-the-star-wars-universe-rogue-one/

1- Jaldine Gerams (Blue Three) was played by actress Geraldine James.
2- I couldn’t find the name of the actress who played Lauren Goma (Blue Eleven). Goma is the only female character, besides Jyn, that I could spot that made it beyond the shield onto the beaches of Scarif.
3- The third female pilot in this sequence was X-Wing Pilot Wona Goban (Gold Nine) played by Gabby Wong.
4- One female pilot (Zal Dinnes) was profiled in the Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide but is not easily spotted in the film.

Gabby Wong (II): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4619619/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t47
Geraldine James: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0416524/
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The third female pilot in this sequence was X-Wing Pilot Wona Goban (Gold Nine) played by Gabby Wong.
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Jaldine Gerams (Blue Three) was played by actress Geraldine James.
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I couldn’t find the name of the actress who played Lauren Goma (Blue Eleven). Goma is the only female character, besides Jyn, that I could spot that made it beyond the shield onto the beaches of Scarif.
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One female pilot (Zal Dinnes) was profiled in the Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide but is not easily spotted in the film.
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Unread post30 Jan 2018, 19:21

Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer, Captain Niloofar Rahmani (Persian: نیلوفر رحمانی‎) following her applying for asylum in the United States and become a military pilot for the United States Air Force

Listening to Niloofar Rahmani talk about being a woman pilot from Afghanistan at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. :
https://www.facebook.com/aishaalayande/videos/10216111397396557/

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Niloofar Rahmani chatting with one of many people that stayed after her Keynote speech wanting more of her time. The Captain is the first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force.
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Vikki Greenleaf, Chairman of the FL Heartland chapter is giving Capt. Niloofar Rahmani an application to join the Ninety-Nines! We were honored to hear her story about coming to be in the Afghan Air Force and now here to Florida
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Unread post31 Jan 2018, 18:59

Aisha Alayande instagram :Having a lot of fun at the US Sport Aviation Expo. Honored to interview Capt. Niloofar Rahmani (Persian: نیلوفر رحمانی‎) about positive choices and mental health. http://www.instagram.com/p/BebLNF-A1vM/
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Unread post06 Feb 2018, 01:12

Margot Duhalde, Chile's first female fighter pilot and a WWII vet, has died on 5 February 2018 at the age of 97.

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SANTIAGO: Margot Duhalde, who flew Spitfires in World War II as Chile's first female fighter pilot, has died at the age of 97, the government said on Monday (Feb 5). Duhalde smashed gender tradition in Chile by learning to fly at age 16. Years later, she answered the call of French President Charles de Gaulle to fight the Nazis. A country girl from southern Chile of French Basque ancestry, Duhalde became her country's first female pilot - and the only woman aviator to join the Free French Forces of de Gaulle's government in exile. "Ever since I can remember, I wanted to fly," she told AFP last year. "According to my mother, I started saying 'plane' before I could say 'mummy.'" Duhalde convinced her parents to let her leave home in the town of Rio Bueno aged just 16 and go to Santiago to train as a pilot. She lied about her age and enrolled in a flying school. In 1940, she joined the French forces as a volunteer. She was recruited as a pilot, then just 20 years old, by the Free France consulate in Santiago. Duhalde headed to Buenos Aires and from there by ship to brave the war in Europe. She ended up being incorporated into Britain's Royal Air Force as it fended off the Nazi threat.
At first, Duhalde was made to look after the sick and help mechanics. But eventually, she was recruited into the British force's Air Transport Auxiliary to help with the war effort.
Her mission was to fly Spitfires and other aircraft from one British airfield to another to prevent them from being destroyed on the ground by the Germans. She never flew an actual combat mission.
Apart from the English weather, she faced the barriers of language and sexism at a time when women pilots were rare.
"The men always said that women were never going to be able to fly airplanes," she said in the interview. "But they had to swallow their pride, because really we flew just as well as they did."
The Ministry of Women's Affairs said on Twitter: "We regret the death of Margot Duhalde, Chile's first female pilot."
The cause of death was not given. For her service in the war, Duhalde was decorated by Britain, Chile and France, which inducted her into the Legion of Honor. Duhalde last flew a plane in 2007.
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Unread post07 Feb 2018, 00:47

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force First Female Fighter Pilot Finally Born
Although she has conducted many combat training her appearance has not been publicly reported ...

木曜日の築城基地---航空自衛隊初の女性戦闘機パイロット---まさか築城で見れるとわ
Japanese woman first place F15 female pilots finally appearance for the first time looks very beautiful:
The first female fighter pilot of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, after three years of training was finally born. At present, Japan has a large number of empty female ground crew, but also some transport aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft, helicopter pilots. Fighter pilots are the first to appear. At the Japan Aerostar Construction Base, a F-15DJ of the 23rd Squadron of the Aviation Education Corps Aviation Education Aviation Corps has been engaged in combat training here. The front seat is the female pilot manipulation. The site of the 23rd Squadron was the Sunita base and training at the fortification base demonstrated that the female pilot had begun field training. Sitting in the front seat also shows that it is trained as a fighter pilot. Instead of the back seat of the weapon operator.Recently, this Japanese woman pilot has conducted many combat training at the fortification base. Specific surname, since the air has not been publicly reported.
日本女人地位低下 第一名F15女飞行员终于首次出场 长得很漂亮
中国的邻国日本,拥有近1.3亿人口。由于众所周知的原因,日本女人是亚洲地位最低的女性之一。特别是结婚后的女人,大部分除了要上班以外,回家后还要全身心的服侍家人。 虽然大多数日本女人,也有一份稳定的工作。不过工资水平和所从事岗位的重要性,与男性相比有很大的差距。 然而日本航空自卫队第一位女性战斗机飞行员,经过3年训练终于诞生了。目前日本空自有大量的女性地勤人员,也有部分运输机和反潜机,直升机的飞行员。而战斗机飞行员是首次出现。 在日本航空自卫队築城基地,一架航空教育集团飞行教育航空队第23中队的F-15DJ已经在此进行作战训练。前座就是这名女飞行员操纵。第23中队的驻地是新田原基地,而在築城基地训练,说明这名女飞行员已经开始进行外场训练。坐在前座也说明是作为战斗机飞行员来训练。而不是后座的武器操纵员。 近日,这名日本女飞行员,已经在築城基地进行多次作战训练。具体姓氏,空自尚没有公开报道 。 目前世界各国空军,美国在女性飞行员上取得了很大的成功,空军和海军多型飞机,都有女战机飞行员的加入。欧美女性体形壮硕,从身体上比较适合于战斗机的高G机动。 新加坡韩国等国也有多位女战斗机飞行员。中国在这方面经过几年的努力,目前也有一些女战斗机飞行员。而作为一个人口大国,日本在这方面显然要慢很多。毕竟在国人印象里,日本女人除了比较温柔贤惠外,还有很多从事的工作受到男人们的喜爱,但是在伦理上也被很多人唾弃。
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Unread post07 Feb 2018, 07:05

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This Air Force Pilot Landed a Damaged A-10 Warthog Using Only 'Cranks and Cables'

By Capt. Stacie N. Shafran,
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) --
Maj. Kim Campbell, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot here, shared her story with Women's History Month luncheon guests about a mission in which her A-10 was hit by enemy fire over Baghdad. While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, then Captain Campbell and her flight lead were flying over downtown Baghdad during a close air support mission April 7, 2003. "We were originally tasked to target some Iraqi tanks and vehicles in the city that were acting as a command post, but on the way to the target area we received a call from the ground forward air controller or FAC, saying they were taking fire and needed immediate assistance." The FAC ultimately turned out to be a member of the captain's squadron. Once over the target area, they descended below the clouds to positively identify the friendly troops and the enemy's location. "We could see the Iraqi troops firing RPGs, or rocket propelled grenades, into our guys," she said. "It was definitely a high threat situation, but within minutes my flight lead was employing his 30 mm Gatling gun on the enemy location." The two-ship formation of A-10s then made several passes over the enemy location, employing 30 mm bullets and high explosive rockets. "Yes, there was risk involved, but these guys on the ground needed our help," Major Campbell said. "It's what any A-10 attack pilot would do in response to a troops-in-contact situation. That's our job; to bring fire down on the enemy when our Army and Marine brothers and sisters request our assistance."

After her last rocket pass, the captain was maneuvering off target when she felt and heard a large explosion at the back of the aircraft. "There was no question in my mind," she said. "I knew I had been hit by enemy fire." The jet rolled violently left and pointed at Baghdad and it wasn't responding to the captain's control inputs. This is when the pilot's flight training kicked in and she was able to react quickly. After realizing both of her hydraulics systems were impaired, Major Campbell said she had to put the jet into manual reversion, as the back-up system. She said that manual reversion is a system of cranks and cables that allow the pilot to fly the aircraft under mechanical control. "It was my last chance to try and recover the aircraft or I would be riding a parachute down into central Baghdad," she said. Luckily, the jet responded and started climbing out and away from Baghdad. Not wanting to eject over Baghdad, the two-ship maneuvered south to get out of the city. Anti-aircraft artillery fired at the jets from every direction. "I couldn't do much to keep the jet moving so I was hoping that the theory of 'big sky, little bullet' would work in my favor," she said. "Amazingly we made it out of Baghdad and above the clouds with no further battle damage."

Due to the design of the A-10, Major Campbell said she couldn't see the damage to her jet, even with the use of her cockpit mirrors. Her flight lead flew closely beside her and performed an initial battle damage check. He told her she had hundreds of small holes in the fuselage and tail section on the right side as well as a football sized hole on the right horizontal stabilizer. She then ran several emergency checklists and knew she had a decision to make. "I could stay with the jet and try to land it or get to friendly territory and eject," she said. With several positive factors on her side at that moment, such as the jet responding well and an experienced flight lead on her wing providing support, Major Campbell said she was confident she could get the jet back safely to her deployed home at base in Southwest Asia, nearly an hour away by flight. As she approached the base, the crash recovery team was waiting for her, along with the rescue helicopters in case she had to eject. Fortunately, she was able to safely land the jet and stop it, using the emergency procedure for alternate breaking. "I was impressed," said Lt. Col. Mike Millen, chief of the 355th Fighter Wing Commander's Action Group and an A-10 pilot. "Kim landed that jet with no hydraulics better than I land the A-10 every day with all systems operational." During the time of this incident, Colonel Millen was the chief of safety for the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing.

After she landed, Major Campbell said her jet became the center of attention, as everyone was eager to see the damage, including her two crew chiefs. "Both of my crew chiefs did tremendous work on that jet and it performed better than I ever could have expected," Major Campbell said. "We put an incredible amount of trust in these guys and they do great work." As part of her presentation, Major Campbell, a 1997 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, showed the luncheon crowd photographs of the jet's damage. "I am incredibly thankful to those who designed and built the A-10 as well as the maintainers who did their part to make sure that jet could fly under any circumstances, even after extensive battle damage," said Major Campbell. The major also explained that the next day she was returned to flying, and in fact supported a search and rescue mission to help find a downed A-10 pilot near Baghdad. "I never really had time to think about the fact that I was going back to Baghdad where just the day before I had escaped a possible shoot down," she said. "In my mind, the only thing that I could think about was that I had a job to do. I knew that the search and rescue alert crews were there for me the day before and I was going to do the same for this pilot."

Major Campbell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. This medal is awarded in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight." A year and a half later, Major Campbell deployed again, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She has amassed 375 combat hours during her career. "Major Campbell's story was nothing short of phenomenal," said 2nd Lt. Sandy Spoon, chief of force management operations, 355th Force Support Squadron. "It provided everyone, not just females, a small glimpse of the sheer awesomeness the A-10 provides at the warfront. Major Campbell also drove home the realization that everything we are able to do is because someone else has done his or her job right. "From a female perspective, I found myself walking away from the presentation extremely empowered, not only from her words, but from her actions amidst extreme adversity," she said. "As a woman, I have always felt I needed to work that much harder to make my mark and it makes me proud to know that if there was ever a mark to be made, Major Campbell is living proof."
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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 17:31

Captain Zoe Kotnik ,US 55th Fighter Wing, talking to the air show crowd in front of her F-16C, on static display at Langley Air Force Base
April 24th, 2016
F-16C, Shaw AFB, Fighting Fifty Fifth
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Unread post12 Feb 2018, 23:14

USAF Female F-16 Fighter Pilot Capt Sara Ferrero checks over the maintenance log prior to launching for a Green Flag sortie
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A newly mission-qualified F-16C pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron checks over the maintenance log prior to launching for a Green Flag sortie at Nellis AFB, Nevada in late 2012.
She is Captain Sara "SHOT" Ferrero , who fly F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 187th Fighter Wing and was Alabama Air National Guard's first female fighter pilot in 2010.
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Unread post14 Feb 2018, 01:17

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Air Force sends 1st Filipina pilot for training in the U.S.

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – 2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, who was among the Top 10 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy in 2017, is the first female aviator from the Philippine Air Force to be selected for the Aviation Leadership Program (ALP) in the United States.

Gonzales, the daughter of a carpenter from Pagadian City, will attend the ALP from February 2018 to May 2019, where she will receive 164 hours of flight training in the T-6A Texan II aircraft, as well as 239 hours of flight operations ground training.
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"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post18 Feb 2018, 02:58

USAF Female F-16 Fighter Pilot Capt Sara Ferrero strapped into cockpit of her fighting falcon aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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Unread post18 Feb 2018, 17:27

A Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot Entering Cockpit of her JF-17 Thunder aircraft
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Unread post23 Feb 2018, 10:43

2nd Canadian Snowbirds Female Pilot Captain Sarah Dallaire
Captain Sarah Dallaire made history by becoming second Canadian Snowbirds Female Pilot and she will be flying as Snowbird 2 in the inner right wing position at 2018 air show season.
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Captain Sarah Dallaire was born in Québec City and grew up in Lévis, Québec. At an early age, Sarah accompanied her family to air shows and quickly became an aviation enthusiast, dreaming about flying.
In 2001, this dream solidified into a goal, inspired by Captain Maryse Carmichael the first Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) woman pilot to fly with the Snowbirds. Sarah had now only one thing in mind; becoming a military pilot. That same year, she joined the 776 Air Cadet Squadron in Lévis.
Although an avid dirt bike rider and figure skater, Sarah maintained her objective to become an aviator. In 2007, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces through the Continuous Education Officer Training Program as a RCAF pilot. Captain Dallaire received her military pilot wings on the CT-155 Hawk in 2012, in the presence of her role-model, Lieutenant-Colonel Carmichael.
Captain Dallaire was later posted at 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School as a qualified flying instructor on the Harvard II. She also served as the Deputy Operation Officer and Deputy Flight Safety Officer. In 2014, she deployed to Operation IMPACT in Kuwait for 6 months working with 437 Squadron.
Following her dream, Captain Dallaire applied to join the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and, in 2017 she was selected and posted to 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron. She brings over 1200 hours of jet flying experience to the team flying as Snowbird 2 in the inner right wing position. She is thrilled to start the 2018 air show season and meet Snowbirds fans from across North-America so she can encourage them to follow their dreams whatever they might be.
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Unread post24 Feb 2018, 00:05

Avani Chaturvedi, 24, becomes India’s first woman to fly a fighter jet solo

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Avani Chaturvedi: First Indian woman to fly fighter jet:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43151117

Avani Chaturvedi, 24, has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet solo. She flew a Mig-21 Bison for 30 minutes earlier this week, the air force said. "It is the breaking of a glass ceiling," spokesperson Anupam Banerjee told the BBC. He called it a "big day" in the history of the country's armed forces. Ms Chaturvedi was one of the first three female fighter pilots to be inducted into the Indian air force. The air force tweeted a photo of her standing next to the aircraft after her flight. It took place on Monday 19 February but the news was not made public until Thursday. Ms Chaturvedi graduated in June 2016 along with two other women, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, who will also undertake the same flight soon as part of their training. Mr Banerjee said the air force is committed to creating a "level playing field". "This is one more step towards that commitment," he added. Before 2016, women made up just 2.5% of India's armed forces, working in mainly non-combat roles. Neighbouring Pakistan has about 20 female fighter pilots - the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) began inducting women into combat roles in 2006.
In January, we spoke about how Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were the first set of Indian women ready to take on solo flights in fighter jets. Earlier this week, one of them, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi, made history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft—a MiG-21 Bison—by herself. Chaturvedi undertook the solo sortie on February 19 from the Indian Air Force base in Jamnagar, Gujarat.“Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight,” an Indian Air Force official confirmed in a statement to PTI. The MiG-21 Bison has the highest landing and take-off speed in the world, clocking in at 340kmph. The flying officer’s feat has finally put India in the list of over 20 countries that have women serving in combat positions in their respective air forces, including North Korea, USA, Israel and Germany. The Indian government declared in October 2015 its decision to open the fighter pilot positions to women. Soon after, in June 2016, Chaturvedi, along with Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, were commissioned as flying officers. All three have been training since to fly the MiG-21 Bison, and Kanth and Singh will soon follow Chaturvedi with their own solo flights on the fighter jet.The IAF has been inducting women in various positions since 1993, however, the fighter stream had been off-limits until recently. Following Chaturvedi’s achievement, the IAF is already prepared with the next batch of three women trainee pilots for the fighter stream.
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