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Unread post06 Apr 2019, 08:14

spazsinbad wrote:
Fighter pilot embodies ‘Captain Marvel’ spirit
22 Mar 2019 Giancarlo Casem, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

"EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base, California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide with the release of the new film “Captain Marvel,” which also involved filming at Edwards AFB....

…[Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop. Dunlop currently serves as the Office of the Secretary of Defense Special Access Programs director. She is also the highest ranking female fighter pilot in the Air Force today. Earlier in her career, Dunlop served as the 412th Test Wing commander, the first woman ever to command a Test Wing.] “My advice for young people: always give your best, communicate your goals and seek feedback on how to reach them, and don’t easily accept a ‘no’ answer from someone not empowered to give a ‘yes,’” Dunlop said. “I’ve had a hugely rewarding career, and if I can do it anyone can.”

Photo: "From left to right: Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Academy commandant of cadets, Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop, Office of the Secretary of Defense Special Access Programs director, and Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, pose for a photo at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 1, 2019. The generals were accompanied by more than 80 fellow female Airmen to film an Air Force Recruiting Service television commercial. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit)" https://media.defense.gov/2019/Mar/19/2 ... 65-005.JPG (2Mb)


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Oh wow, Hollywood and female pilots now bureaucrats, the twin threat to real female warriors and pilots
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Unread post06 Apr 2019, 10:43

Ill-fitting gear could put female pilots’ lives at risk — but a redesign is on the way
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/04/ill-fitting-gear-could-put-female-pilots-lives-at-risk-but-a-redesign-is-on-the-way/
For decades, most female pilots in the Air Force have been forced to wear flight suits and other gear that was designed for men, and extensively altered to fit their bodies. It’s not an ideal situation, to say the least. Using ill-fitting flight equipment can be uncomfortable for women. It can make relieving themselves difficult. It could even lead to pilots experiencing hypoxia or suffering injuries when ejecting, putting their lives at risk. But finally, the Air Force and Air Combat Command are working on redesigning the flight gear worn by women. AFWERX Vegas — the Air Force’s nonprofit work space near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that was set up to foster collaboration between the military, academia and the private sector — has held several workshops with female aviators, aircrew flight equipment personnel, and experts to come up with solutions, the Air Force said in a Monday release.The root of the problem, the Air Force said, is that most flight equipment used by pilots was built using body measurements and proportions taken in the 1960s — when only men were allowed to fly planes in the service. This has created multiple issues with G-suits, flight suits, urinary devices and survival vests. There’s not much variety in the sizes available. So air crew often have no choice but to order the wrong size and tailor it until it fits women. Not only does this waste time and money that could otherwise go towards the mission, it often doesn’t work all that well — and can be dangerous. For example, anti-gravity G-suits have bladders that fill with air and apply pressure to a pilot’s body, to keep them from losing consciousness while accelerating. But if that G-suit doesn’t fit right, the pilot could suffer hypoxia, and could even lose consciousness. “All the bladders on my G-suit need to be modified,” Capt. Lauren Ellis, executive officer for the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, said in the release. “It’s a lot of work for the aircrew flight equipment, or AFE, airmen. Even after they’re modified, the proportions don’t fit.” Poorly-fitting life-saving gear such as harnesses and survival vests could also endanger women’s lives. If a pilot has to eject, even when wearing gear that fits, the process is so powerful that they can be injured. But the wrong size gear could get an ejecting pilot seriously injured, or even killed, Ellis said. There are also more practical problems with mismatched flight suits. The zippers on flight suits are designed for men, and don’t unzip low enough for women to use their urinary devices in the right way. This means that even if a woman finds a flight suit that fits her, it still isn’t completely right. “There are flight suits that were designed with longer zippers for women, but they’re almost never available,” Ellis said. “It’s common for females to have to wait months ot receive the flight suit they’ve ordered, which causes them to have to wear the male one.” And it’s not only women having problems with flight suits that don’t fit, Ellis said. Both men and women who are either very tall or very short have a hard time finding the right suit. Last year, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein spoke about the need to provide women with gear that fits them properly. “We have women performing in every combat mission, and we owe it to them to have gear that fits, is suited for a woman’s frame, and [one] can be in for hours on end,” Goldfein said at a breakfast with reporters in March 2018. Aside from redesigning gear, the Air Force has also set up a centrally-managed equipment facility called the Battlefield Airmen Rapid Resource Replenishment System, or BARS, to ship necessary equipment directly to female air crew. The Air Force said this will allow women to get gear that fits them in a reasonable time period. “BARS is a step in the right direction,” Ellis said. “Everyone deserves to have equipment that fits them. There are certain things we have to adapt to, but as long as we’re trying to improve and modernize our gear, we can be a more ready and lethal force.”
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Capt. Valerie Vanderostyne with the South Dakota Air National Guard conducts a pre-flight check of the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Air Force is working on redesigning gear used by female aviators so it fits better, is more comfortable, and is safer. (Regina Garcia CanoAP)
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Capt. Valerie Vanderostyne, left, and Capt. Shanon Davis, both with the South Dakota Air National Guard, chat alongside an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. The two are part of a select group of five women from around the country who can pilot F-16 fighter jets. Vanderostyne and Davis are the first two female fighter pilots that have been with the South Dakota Air National Guard in its 70-year history. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)
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Unread post13 Apr 2019, 20:47

US F-16 Fighter Pilot Capt. Jessica Charney Rescued from Cockpit: South Carolina Air National Guard’s Exercise Pilot Extraction https://youtu.be/TMjyH9PDyyk

US F-16 Fighter pilot Capt. Jessica Charney hosts young students on South Carolina Air National Guard’s McEntire STEM day
https://youtu.be/caeeYLoBVjg

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1812613/af-week-in-photos/
More than 2,000 students and teachers from South Carolina participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics events during McEntire STEM Day, hosted by the South Carolina National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, April 5, 2019. STEM Day provides an up-close opportunity to work with Swamp Fox Airmen to perform hands-on learning and view the inner workings of aircraft and advanced-technology systems while being enlightened to STEM educational opportunities.
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Unread post17 Apr 2019, 11:16

END OF AN ERA: DELTA’S DC-9 COMPLETES FINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT January 06 2014
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/dc-9-completes-final-scheduled-flight/
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The two pilots for flight 2014 complete final checks on the flightdeck before the last departure of the DC-9.
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Unread post19 Apr 2019, 05:38

PLAAF Female J-10 Fighter Pilot He Xiaoli (女飞行员 何晓莉:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xewfszk9gkI

http://www.globaltimes.cn/galleries/2657.html
http://military.workercn.cn/32825/201904/18/190418092644518_3.shtml
按照飞行计划,本周连续进行三天跨度长达10余小时的飞行训练,其中还包含跨昼夜等实战化训练课目。 “既是表演队,更是战斗队。”政委何延国介绍,飞行表演展示的是军队力量,飞行员都是从空军作战部队优秀飞行员中选拔出来的,他们常年保持战备值班能力和实战训练水平。 “你说一下开关车的程序。”4月10日,上午飞行。下达简令前,曹振忠队长随机点名提问,女飞行员何晓莉立即起立,回答流利准确。 这是何晓莉今年休假后的首次飞行。9日下午,她扎进健身房恢复体能训练。“三代战机对飞行员身体素质要求更高,飞行员需要着重训练抗荷肌群,每天要保证1.5小时的体能训练时间。”在一旁指导体能训练的航医刘达告诉记者。
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He Xiaoli, a female pilot, double-checks cockpit instruments before canopy is closed on April 10, 2019.
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4月10日飞行日,飞行员何晓莉在座舱盖落下前再次检查飞机状态。柳军 摄
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Unread post21 Apr 2019, 23:56

Unknown Female F-16 pilot
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Unread post22 Apr 2019, 02:10

Second Lt. Morgan Eckert, a 14th Student Squadron student pilot, puts on her G-suit Oct. 1, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4797158/student-pilot-showcases-paintings-columbuss-art-walk
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Second Lt. Morgan Eckert, a 14th Student Squadron student pilot, puts on her G-suit Oct. 1, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Eckert commissioned through the ROTC detachment at Indiana State University. Now, in phase two of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Class 19-18.
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Unread post23 Apr 2019, 01:50

2nd Lt. Madeleine Wawrzyniak, a student pilot assigned 71st Student Squadron, performs a preflight check on a T-6A Texan II March 28, 2019, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The T-6 is the primary trainer designed to train student pilots in basic flying skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)
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2nd Lt. Madeleine Wawrzyniak, a student pilot assigned 71st Student Squadron, performs a preflight check on a T-6A Texan II March 28, 2019, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
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Unread post23 Apr 2019, 07:18

PLAAF Female J-10 Fighter Pilot He Xiaoli (女飞行员 何晓莉:)
http://www.cannews.com.cn/2019/0422/194564.shtml
组图:中国蓝天仪仗队女飞行员的飞行日准备
9日下午,何晓莉今年休假后的首次飞行,她扎进健身房恢复体能训练。“三代战机对飞行员身体素质要求更高,飞行员需要着重训练抗荷肌群,每天要保证1.5小时的体能训练时间。”
Flight day preparation for female pilots of the China Blue Sky Ceremony:
On the afternoon of the 9th, He Xiaoli made her first flight after taking a vacation this year. She entered the gym to resume physical training. "Three-generation fighters have higher requirements for the physical fitness of pilots. Pilots need to focus on training anti-load muscle groups and ensure 1.5 hours of physical training time per day."
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飞行员接收飞机后,地勤人员还需再次确认飞行员装具准备情况。: http://upload.cannews.com.cn/2019/0422/1555899786857.jpg
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飞行员何晓莉在座舱盖落下前再次检查飞机状态。: http://upload.cannews.com.cn/2019/0422/1555899786301.jpg
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飞行员在空勤食堂就餐。: http://upload.cannews.com.cn/2019/0422/1555899786945.jpg
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航医刘达(左三)在指导飞行员进行体能训练,这是飞行一大队大队长井飞(左二)和航医刘达进行单手俯卧撑对抗。
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何晓莉正在练习仰卧挺身动作,着重对腰背肌群进行锻炼。
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Unread post23 Apr 2019, 23:58

Familiarization flight in F-16 Fighting Falcon
[url]https://www.holloman.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1820407/laissez-les-bon-temps-rouler/[/url[
U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha Anderson, 54th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment apprentice, prepares for a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a temporary duty assignment with the 8th Fighter Squadron, March 29, 2019 to April 12, 2019, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. Anderson said the FAM flight was invaluable to her AFE career, because she now knows exactly how fliers need to be fitted. (Courtesy photo)
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U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha Anderson, 54th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment apprentice, prepares for a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a temporary duty assignment with the 8th Fighter Squadron, March 29, 2019 to April 12, 2019, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. Anderson said the FAM flight was invaluable to her AFE career, because she now knows exactly how fliers need to be fitted.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha Anderson, 54th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment apprentice, poses for a photo before a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a temporary duty assignment with the 8th Fighter Squadron, March 29, 2019 to April 12, 2019, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. Anderson said she experienced the gravitational pull of six times her body weight during her FAM flight.
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Unread post26 Apr 2019, 09:13

Major Mandisa Nomcebo Mfeka: South Africa's (SAAF) First Black Female Fighter Pilot
https://highwaymail.co.za/318352/listen-malverns-female-fighter-pilot-soars-dreams/
Watch her interview video:
https://youtu.be/RfVfd5T_C_I

Listen her radio interview:
https://youtu.be/m3acYNuDxeI
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Unread post29 Apr 2019, 02:17

巴基斯坦空军的特技飞行员也被中国美女吸引
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Unread post29 Apr 2019, 05:47

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Unread post05 May 2019, 16:30

BRIGADIER GENERAL KRISTIN E. GOODWIN B-2 Pilot
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Methodical rise preceded spectacular fall for Air Force Academy commandant
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