Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 13:06
by snypa777
I'd like to show you a few of the RAF's newest weapons... Thought you would like these!

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 14:01
by TenguNoHi
The new "double" fuzed bunker buster!


First time I read that I thought it said "double fuzzed" LMAO!

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 14:24
by Asif
snypa777

Is that Chinook RAF? Not sure if it is. Also did they really have to stick a cross dresser [You sure that ain't a bloke!] at the front of the queue. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 14:55
by Whity
snypa777, great initiative. We need a seperate thread on this!

Asif... WTF, snypa777 posts these nice pictures here and you actually look at the chopper? ;-)

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 16:09
by snypa777
Hehe, thanks guys! ASIF, put that slide rule and spotters hat down for a second mate! I am sure somebody viewing will like that first, er, girl sitting on the "probe" :wink: That pic was part of a caption competition on another forum, the winning caption was;

"When they said we were going to get a ride on a big chopper, this is NOT what we had in mind!"

Asif, if you look closely, you can see on the right fuselage, an RAF roundel? Any takers?

Whity, a separate thread may be pushing the envelope on this forum, but hey, there is no nudity in the pictures, right? Just good clean fun!

Aaron, your mind works in nasty ways!!! :lol: (Like mine) :!:

More fun to follow, on an aviation theme of course!

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 17:26
by Asif
Asif... WTF, snypa777 posts these nice pictures here and you actually look at the chopper?


I dunno what you mean Whity. My type of girl is in gunsncuties_01.jpg. She the bomb!!! :lmao: Look She even got a pair of blue training bombs loaded up! :notworthy: .

If you think the girl heading up the probe queue is anything but not ugly I suggest you get down to your optician's...

Hehe, thanks guys! ASIF, put that slide rule and spotters hat down for a second mate!


snypa777. You calling me a spotter :twisted: . Wish to take this outside bad boy!!! No anoraks here mate. :crazypilot:

Asif,If you look closely, you can see on the right fuselage, an RAF roundel??? Any takers?


Not buying it.... That ain't no roundel... Plus all the add on accessories minus female entourage would lead me to believe this bad 'Chopper' is a MH-47 US Special Op's bird! A fine piece of woman :lol:

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 17:54
by snypa777
Ok, ok! I will put my spotters hat on then! Can ANYONE id that Helo and the service? Got to say you could be right Asif, all the extra goodies do put it in the special ops category.
Where are the roundels normally on
RAF Chinooks?

You are right ASIF, the gunscutie is the best of the bunch, Harooooga!!
Got to say that the cutie in the Tourist1 pic, with the yellow bikini top and oh so short pants really gets my hydraulics going!!!:drool:

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 20:12
by Asif
Can ANYONE id that Helo and the service?


For snypa777 our embedded spotter. The answer is: MH-47E Chinook US Spec op's. Possibly the 160th SOAR 'Nightstalkers'

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/ga ... 47e-29.htm
http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/ga ... 47e-3b.htm

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2006, 20:49
by snypa777
Hehe, as you can see, my spotters hat doesn't fit !!!
Thanks for the heads up!

Unread postPosted: 20 Apr 2006, 14:07
by Meathook
Damn, them babes are very nice...Salute to them all......

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2006, 01:50
by TC
Hmmm...I like that gal sitting on the Mk.84. It reminds me, and Meathook, you may remember this story of Ann-Margret performing for sailors during Vietnam. During a particular number she was singing, she kicked off her high heels, and kept singing. Then, she pulled down her pants, and kicked them off and kept singing along. Then, she pulled off her top, and thankfully, she wasn't wearing a bra. :wink: Lastly, to the delight of the already excited sailors, she ditched her panties, as the song was about to finish. As she was about to walk off stage, she stood there naked, and said...

"Remember what you're fighting for boys!" :D

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2006, 22:08
by Lieven
snypa777 wrote:a separate thread may be pushing the envelope on this forum, but hey, there is no nudity in the pictures, right? Just good clean fun!


OK, here's a seperate thread now... Keep it decent though ;-)

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2006, 22:58
by Whity
Great, a seperate thread... here I go:

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2006, 23:02
by Whity
And here's some more...

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2006, 23:57
by Guysmiley
BLU-109? Are you SURE there's a bomb in that picture? I've been studying it closely, and I'm pretty sure there isn't. I fear I may be suffering from target fixation... :D

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 01:24
by TenguNoHi
GAWD! The asian girl at the bottom. I wish I didnt have a thing for exotic women. It hurts sometimes... it hurts :(

These are good guys; keep em coming :D

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 13:37
by snypa777
Right, that`s it. I am moving to Isreal to join the IAF!!!! First one is for Aaron though! You have good taste my boy! :lol:

I think the IDF just put cute women in the military to make the enemy lay down their arms!

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 16:45
by TenguNoHi
Hey; does anyone else find that stigma true, that 90% of the enlisted chics are hot stuff, but as soon as a girl pins on some butter bars she turns fugly? No offense to any female officers out there; I've seen my fair share of exceptions. But a good 90% of the time, I don't know what it is!?

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 19:30
by PetervanStigt
Aw! Some nice looking gals out here. There is something quite intriguing about the combination of girls and weapons, especially in and around military planes. Keep ém coming guys...

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 20:32
by Whity
Handle with care!

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2006, 21:04
by PetervanStigt
What, the girl or what she's handling there? I love it when a woman knows what she's doing...

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 10:57
by snypa777
Some more fun! Fellas` the Russian military is doing very well in terms of equal ops` as well! They always have though....

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 11:42
by DeepSpace
Specially for Snypa777:
http://attach.high-g.net/attachments/7_143_138.jpg

And BTW, her name is Agam Rodberg. More.

I have a feeling this thread is going to be long :twisted:

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 14:08
by PetervanStigt
Let's hope so...

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 15:22
by snypa777
DAMNNN DEEPSPACE!!!

I just spilled my lemonade!!! Agam Rodberg, phew!! I just fell in love ! (again!).
She is an absolute honey! Exactly my type!

I mean it, I am booking a flight with El-Al right now mate! My future holidays are going to be in the eastern Med`! :lol:
May this thread live long and prosper!

On a serious note...Is it true that the IDF no longer put women on front line duty? I read somewhere that it was stopped as long ago as the 1950`s.
Men in front line units were too busy worrying about their female comrades. When the women got injured or worse, unit morale would disintegrate. Is the front line, ie, foot soldiers a good place for women to be?

A lot of countries have women soldiers though, even today. I am thinking the PRC, N.Korea. I wonder how it would feel to be actually shooting at women in combat. I imagine combat is bad enough as it is...I would be very uncomfortable with the thought.

Here is a toast to the IDF! With another picture.

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 16:02
by DeepSpace
snypa777 wrote:

On a serious note...Is it true that the IDF no longer put women on front line duty? I read somewhere that it was stopped as long ago as the 1950`s.
Men in front line units were too busy worrying about their female comrades. When the women got injured or worse, unit morale would disintegrate. Is the front line, ie, foot soldiers a good place for women to be?


Actually it is the opposite. Women in front line units is a relatively new thing with the IDF, and a few years back the IDF/AF flight course was opened to women (and since then a few fighter pilots and WSOs have finished it).

From Wikipedia:
Apart from the 1948 war of independence, when manpower shortages saw many of them taking active part in battles on the ground, women were historically barred from battle in the IDF, serving in a variety of technical and administrative support roles. During this period however, the IDF reputedly favored female instructors for training male soldiers in certain roles, particularly tank crews. This was on the basis that female instructors of similar age to the young conscripts were more likely to receive the full attention of their students. But after a landmark 1994 High Court appeal by Alice Miller, a Jewish immigrant from South Africa, the Air Force was instructed to open its pilots course to women (several served as transport pilots during the war of independence in 1948 and "Operation Kadesh" in 1956, but the Air force later closed its ranks to women fliers). Miller failed the entrance exams, but since her initiative, many additional combat roles were opened. As of 2005, Women are allowed to serve in 83% of all positions in the military, including Shipboard Navy Service (except submarines), and Artillery. Combat roles are voluntary for women.

As of 2002, 33% of lower rank Officers are women, 21% of Captains and Majors, but only 3% of the most senior ranks.

450 Women currently serve in combat units of Israel's security forces, primarily in the Border Police. The first female fighter pilot received her wings in 2001. In a controversial move, the IDF abolished its "Women's Corps" command in 2004, with a view that it has become an anachronism and a stumbling block towards integration of women in the army as regular soldiers with no special status. However, after pressures from feminist lobbies, The Chief of Staff was persuaded to keep an "advisor for Women's affairs".


And I'm glad you like our girls :lol:

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2006, 23:15
by TC
TenguNoHi wrote:Hey; does anyone else find that stigma true, that 90% of the enlisted chics are hot stuff, but as soon as a girl pins on some butter bars she turns fugly?


Actually, what I found was that when she sewed on Tech, was usually when her looks started going to hell. I've met some VERY good looking troops and officers, but typically the junior officers were pretty nice looking. You know, fresh from training, not married, no kids...

Don't believe me? Hell, just look up the Thunderbirds pics, and take a gander at "Fifi". A very pretty lady, who would look much better WITHOUT the "Defensive Jewelry".


Capt. Nicole "Fifi" Malachowski at a deployed location in Southwest Asia. She's the first female demonstration pilot on a U.S. military high performance jet team, the Thunderbirds. [USAF photo
]



Capt. Nicole 'Fifi' Malachowski is a United States Air Force Captain and the first woman pilot selected to fly as part of the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds. Malachowski remains the only female pilot of any United States Armed Forces aerial demonstration team. (USAF photo)


Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

Unread postPosted: 24 Apr 2006, 01:23
by TenguNoHi
You're right TC, Fifi is a looker; so were the 3 girls that appeared on the inside fold out of last years edition of Airman if anyone remembers that. (3 girls in Iraq walking back from a mission with an F-15 in the back ground.)

Like I said, I've seen my fair share of exceptions, but on a general consensus...

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 24 Apr 2006, 05:37
by cchief16
Are we talking about flightline women or the whole military? I've seen women more of a man then me on the line... but when they tell me to go to the hospital to get a shot im out of the door before they can tell me what shot I'm getting :thanks:

Unread postPosted: 24 Apr 2006, 22:35
by RyanCollins
Somebody knows if she's single? :drool:

Cheers :cheers:

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2006, 18:08
by PetervanStigt
I guess this one is only a military babe for this photo, doing something totally different for het money than flying... Too much of a model pose...

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2006, 20:40
by snypa777
Yeah, was thinking the same thing. Ahh well, I couldn`t afford her!

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2006, 15:20
by Meathook
But to dream is divine..she is hot, hell'va a pilot too...damn!

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2006, 21:37
by PetervanStigt
Yep, deadly eyes...

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 01:22
by Scorpion1alpha
Ummm.....nothing like babes in uniform. There are some hot ones posted here. :D

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 16:55
by snypa777
I don`t care what unit she is in!!! She can be in mine any time!

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 16:57
by PetervanStigt
Aw, that's painfully stunning! That will keep my hands occupied...

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 17:21
by snypa777
Peter you can tell she is a fun gal! Why use a napkin to wipe coffee off your chest when you can do it like that!! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 17:40
by PetervanStigt
WHoa!!! Y're bad...

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2006, 20:46
by RyanCollins
Jeeez!! :shock: Dude, that's my girlfriend!!!

Haha, I wish! :drool:

Unread postPosted: 02 May 2006, 19:37
by vafarmboy
I'm guessing by the necklace that she's in the bunny division.

Unread postPosted: 02 May 2006, 21:36
by Whity
Here's some more from all over the world...

Unread postPosted: 03 May 2006, 22:02
by Whity
Just tell me if I should stop posting... :)

Unread postPosted: 03 May 2006, 23:22
by snypa777
Forget that WHITY, keep `em coming son!

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2006, 06:29
by TenguNoHi
Ok everyone, you can thank me later! 8)

Just stay away from croatia! they have a special strategy in mind of their military!

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2006, 21:25
by cutlassracer
SMOKIN!

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2006, 09:42
by RoAF
Tengu no hi wrote:
Just stay away from croatia! they have a special strategy in mind of their military!


I believe that image dates from the time of the civil war. That grandma is wearing her head scarf under the helmet for tank crews. Maybe the soldiers were having a little fun at some farm where they were sheltering. BTW, that Kalashnikov is a Romanian-made variant and the camouflage jacket seems to be like those worn in the Hungarian Army - so it's clear that we're talking about some rag-tag troops from the civil war.

Otherwise, Croatia is a nice country.

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2006, 19:17
by snypa777
Ok, kind of on topic, depends on your tastes!!!

I just thought this picture was funny as hell!

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2006, 11:28
by MKopack
Here's a Tomcat RIO from VF-101 several years ago. Sarah was about to graduate and go on to her first fleet squadron, the Diamondbacks of VF-102.

Uncompressed view at: http://www.lucky-devils.net/fence/sd1.jpg



Mike

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2006, 17:49
by Scorpion1alpha
snypa777 wrote:I don`t care what unit she is in!!! She can be in mine any time!


Image

Whoa..... :shock: I though I had a naughty mind! I always appreciated a girl with talent! :D

Keep them co.... um, I mean, keep up with the post guys! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2006, 18:56
by Whity
Some more...

Unread postPosted: 09 May 2006, 15:59
by snypa777
I think the Croatian military would just make me surrender! That picture Aaron posted, I wouldn`t know whether to shoot her or escort her across a busy road junction, talking about the weather!
To get that "vision" out of my head, here are some more lovelies!

Unread postPosted: 14 May 2006, 19:21
by Scorpion1alpha
Is it just me or is Israeli chicks just naughty in nature? Not as if thats a bad thing. :lol: :D

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2006, 16:23
by LinkF16SimDude
Tell ya what.....some years back I had the great pleasure of going to Israel for a week or so to do the pilgrimage thing. I fell in love no less that 105 times in a 7-day period (yes....I kept count...). :wink:

- Airfare to Tel Aviv: $800
- Hotel in Jerusalem for a week: $600
- Being awe-struck by IDF babes toting automatic weapons and making Desert Brown look wicked sexy: Priceless! :salute:

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2006, 18:09
by falconfixer860261
Just remember guys - right now they look awesome but eventually they all: sag, bag, nag, rag, lag, and hag.

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2006, 18:20
by snypa777
Awww falconfixer, you just put me on a real downer!!! :cry: Well, back to the IDF girls to cheer me up!!!!

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2006, 21:29
by Whity
More IDF girls...

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2006, 21:30
by Whity
Time to join the IDF! ;-)

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2006, 16:23
by RoAF
Asians are not my favourites, but this one is nice.

You guys got carried away with that IDF thing and forgot about the US Army...so here goes:

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2006, 10:54
by Whity
OK, here are some of American finest...

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2006, 18:13
by snypa777
Nice one Whity, your first picture was awesome man!

Will seek some more piccies` for the fellas!!!!! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2006, 20:00
by Raptorman
TenguNoHi wrote:Don't believe me? Hell, just look up the Thunderbirds pics, and take a gander at "Fifi". A very pretty lady, who would look much better WITHOUT the "Defensive Jewelry".


Hey I know her! I met her at the welcoming party at McDill Airshow last year. All the ROTC guys that were there were crowding her though.



Capt. Nicole "Fifi" Malachowski at a deployed location in Southwest Asia. She's the first female demonstration pilot on a U.S. military high performance jet team, the Thunderbirds. [USAF photo
]



Capt. Nicole 'Fifi' Malachowski is a United States Air Force Captain and the first woman pilot selected to fly as part of the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds. Malachowski remains the only female pilot of any United States Armed Forces aerial demonstration team. (USAF photo)

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2006, 22:32
by snypa777
He he, here are some more before I head out! Some US gals` and , are we going overboard on the IDF girls? HELL NO!

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2006, 01:53
by CajunMaintainer
I have been away for a bit... wow... I mean... wow... great thread!!! Thanks for starting snypa!

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2006, 20:47
by RyanCollins
Snypa, DUUUUDE! Nice shots!!! :beer: This Bud's for you, great post!

Keep 'em coming!

:cheers:

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2006, 20:52
by RoAF
Anyone wants to be a teddy bear?

It's the same US Army babe I posted on the other page - just that in that pic she was holding an M-16 :shock:

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2006, 21:01
by RyanCollins
I wanted to be that bear... Lucky teddy bear! :lol:

:cheers:

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2006, 22:17
by snypa777
Cool pictures Ryan! Hey, we should have some Latin beauties in uniform too! I have not come across many though..get posting dude! hehe!

Hey RoAF, is that REALLY a US army babe, Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I am a bit dubious man! I can`t recall exactly what topic , but there is a thread on Militaryphotos.net, I seem to recall a few shots of that PARTICULAR recruit. Lets just say they were VERY un-military!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

And NO, I ain`t posting those! Somebody actually posted her errr, "stage name" and it wasn`t Private Smith I can tell ya! It was rather more, "Hollywood" shall we say!!!! Nice as hell anyway :lol:

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2006, 22:06
by RyanCollins
Well, snypa, I can't find a photo of Latin beauties, but I find this:

:cheers:

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2006, 13:07
by Rhoads
Lot of IDF chics pics here: http://www.serialno3817131.com/

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2006, 15:15
by s_ellebaut
Jessy at http://www.f-ocaldesign.be/portfolio/v/ ... ssy/pilot/

A photo shoot I did a couple of months ago. She's a model, not a real pilot ;)

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2006, 23:47
by Habu
Nice, but I'd rather see a real pilot who was really that hot. Though I'd never believe that Jessy was a real pilot anyway....those speed jeans are WAY too big for her! :P

Unread postPosted: 03 Jun 2006, 12:31
by snypa777
Thanks for all your shots guys! Enough to brighten up any bad day!

RHOADS, Ahhh, that`s where all those IDF pics come from! 8)

s_ellebaut, nice shots, pity she is`nt a the real deal though!

Here are a couple that are!

Unread postPosted: 21 Jul 2006, 14:05
by maddog2840
I was in Isreal a few years ago and was hanging around the pool. This IDF gal (Brunette, 5'5",Hot) walks in wearing her uniform and armed with an Uzi. She was on duty but taking a break. Right there she stripped the uniform and revealed the black string bikini. She streched out on a lounge chair and sunned herself for about twenty minutes. Got up, got dressed, picked up her weapon and went back to her post.

Also went to Tel Aviv one weekend and hung out at the beach. We staked out a table ordered beers and watched the crowd go by for hours. 16 to 60, deaf dumb and blind, all the ladies were stunners. We commented alot about it and there was a free round up on a bet to spot a "dog". It was never collected.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 00:51
by Scorpion1alpha
Image

The one on the right is GORGEOUS! She needs some loving.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 19:34
by TenguNoHi
Those are ROTC cadets.

I dont think they count. You know the stigma about once butter bars get pinned on a female right? Guess they dont call them "butter" bars just cause theyre golden color.

-Aaron

Beautiful female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2006, 16:20
by femalepilot
Capt. Kristen "Marshall" Kent, the fifth female pilot to graduate from F-15 fighter school.

RE: first female f-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2006, 16:23
by femalepilot
Alicia's F-16 ride

Beautiful female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2006, 16:28
by femalepilot
Capt. Christina "Shaq" Szasz F-16CJ fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2006, 16:55
by Bloke
NO DEFENSIVE JEWELRY!!!...

"FIGHTS ON FIGHTS ON!"

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2006, 17:16
by MKopack
Pilot safety: award of distinction
Combat Edge, March, 2005

On 10 Nov 04, Capt Christina Szasz was taking off on the third Surface Attack sortie of her initial F-117 qualification training at Holloman AFB, N.M.; only her seventh sortie in the aircraft.

At 150 feet above ground level, the left Bleed Duct Overheat light illuminated, along with the Master Caution light. Similar bleed duct leaks have resulted in the loss of two F-117s in the past, so the situation is treated very seriously and is a boldface procedure.

Capt Szasz applied the boldface, turning off the bleed duct switch associated with the light and went 100 percent oxygen on the regulator to avoid breathing possible smoke and fumes in the cockpit. She then maneuvered the jet away from populated areas and gained altitude while simultaneously dumping fuel to reduce gross weight for landing. The accompanying instructor pilot in the chase T-38 provided mutual support and backed up Capt Szasz with the F-117 checklist. Once on downwind, Capt Szasz referenced the Bleed Duct Leak checklist. The bleed duct overheat light had not extinguished when she turned off the switch; indicating a possible bleed air leak between the engine and the shutoff valve. This could mean the existence of high pressure air at 750[degrees] Fahrenheit burning through critical components in the engine bay which could quickly result in the loss of aircraft control. The checklist called for an engine shutdown and immediate landing.

Single engine flight is difficult in the F-117 due to thrust limitation, and the high density altitude at Holloman AFB. Following the checklist, Capt Szasz shut down the left engine and flew a perfect single engine approach and landing. When Capt Szasz activated the drag chute upon landing, she noted a distinct lack of immediate deceleration, indicating that the drag chute did not deploy. Realizing the need to slow the jet immediately, Capt Szasz quickly applied maximum braking, stopping the jet with just a thousand feet remaining.

Despite being very inexperienced in the F-117, Capt Szasz performed flawlessly in a worst-case scenario straight out of an emergency procedures evaluation, preventing further damage to the aircraft.

Source: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... _n13807539

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2006, 01:31
by Scorpion1alpha
TenguNoHi wrote:Those are ROTC cadets.

I dont think they count. -Aaron


Doesn't matter.....she still looks like she needs some good loving! :lol:

Female pilot--weapons loadout

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2006, 06:45
by ruderamronbo
I assume (hope) those photos are not recent. That -CJ has a HARM loaded and there hasn't been a SAM threat in Iraq for three years and never was one in Afghanistan. Time to leave the "great white hope" at home and drop real iron like the block 30/40s.

MSgt Ron Walters
53rd Test Support Squadron, Tyndall AFB
Ruderam intel emeritus

RE: Female pilot--weapons loadout

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2006, 07:40
by Roscoe
They're not...she's flying F-117's now, or didn't you read the article :)

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2006, 22:20
by Lieven
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RE: Female pilot--weapons loadout

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 00:32
by TC
A 117 pilot, eh? A beautiful woman in an ugly plane. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.

Then again, I once met a Hog driver who nearly caused TC a neck injury when he checked 6 to get another look at her. :shock:

"Sierra Hotel!"

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 04:48
by TenguNoHi
TC you better hope these beautiful women love ugly things or you're Sierra Oscar Lima,..... :twisted: :lol: 8)

Just kidding ol buddy; we know how TC is with the ladies!

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 11:42
by henkster312
Well guys,

I didn't know that the conversion from F-117 to F-16 was that short.

I saw her during the Hill AFB airshow in July flying a F-117.

I didn't have much time to talk to her but she seems to be nice.

That's all folks

Greets Henk

So I guess the guys are right that the pics are old even if you look at the numbers of the pictures it starts with 2002 so that will tell also.

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 12:44
by rickpump76
Shaq was at Shaw when I was there. That is my buddy launching her out in the above pics. She is pretty cool and down to earth. One hell of a fighter pilot too!! Those pics were taken in Turkey during ONW/OIF.

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 16:46
by Meathook
I agree...the "young" need an education too...I volunteer to help them out, damn cute huh :-)

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2006, 18:20
by indian_sukhoi
Awesome Pretty Babes. Especially those Russian and Israeli chicks :D

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2006, 00:38
by TC
TenguNoHi wrote:TC you better hope these beautiful women love ugly things or you're Sierra Oscar Lima


:lol: Crapitall, I should've seen that one coming! ZING! :lol:

But hey, if a girl can love a Warthog, then there is hope for TC. There is hope I say!

Actually, she transitioned from Vipers to 117s, not the other way around. She's currently at Holloman.

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2006, 02:07
by J.J.
Probably the best USAF shots related to a complete U.S. female air crew in OEF combat, called "Ladies night over Afghanistan" in the headline.

In the next couple of days I will post some further images of female OIF/OEF pilots (at first related to F-16s and F-15Es).

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2006, 03:14
by J.J.
Another rare USAF shot:

Female Pilots

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2006, 06:45
by wwb23
I think that I might have seen her while I was at Shaw, also. She was in the 78th (I think)? If that wasn't her, then they definitely had another hottie flying with them at that time.

As far as I've seen, most of the women fighter pilots out there are extremely nice, especially to maintainers. I've always enjoyed launch/recovery with one flying in my jet. And, at least in my experience, they are more than capable of saying that either they had a bad mission or that they screwed the pooch instead of trying to blame the jet/maintenance for something that's non-existence and will cause hours of work trying to track to down. Not that all male pilots do this, of course, but there are definitely some that are notorious among maintainers for doing this...

And another aside, we have a female (not sure if she's a pilot, but she is aircrew) from the ANG in a Tennessee C-130 unit TDY here right now. Besides being pregnant (and still flying!), she's good looking. And, from my conversation with her, she seems extremely cool and down to earth. Oh, and TC, she's married to a Hog pilot, if that helps... lol

Re: Female pilot--weapons loadout

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2006, 06:54
by wwb23
ruderamronbo wrote:I assume (hope) those photos are not recent. That -CJ has a HARM loaded and there hasn't been a SAM threat in Iraq for three years and never was one in Afghanistan. Time to leave the "great white hope" at home and drop real iron like the block 30/40s.

MSgt Ron Walters
53rd Test Support Squadron, Tyndall AFB
Ruderam intel emeritus


We (Block 50 units) would've started that sooner if they (Block 30/40 units) would've stepped up to do the SEAD/DEAD mission. Of course, now that CSIP has happened for a lot of units out there, we are all (well, Block 30s and up, anyway) able to start doing the same missions. Maybe that's one of the reasons that Spang went down to take over for Aviano in the Balkans not too long ago? Or why Spang has been flying Sniper pods? hmm...

Sorry for the off topic, here...

More Chick Fighter Pilots

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 02:51
by CFPA
Looking for more pictures of fighter chicks? With all your talk, it looks like you would enjoy the site.

www.fighterchicks.com

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 03:13
by BlueFoxGuitar
yes she was in the 78th, and I had the privilage of being her Crew Dawg plenty of times. The one thing I liked about her was that my jet never came back anything other than Code 1. I'm sure maybe I was just lucky, but it was nice to see her walking my way in the morning and then the expeditor telling me all I had to do was a Preflight and I was done. Sweetness.

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 04:30
by TenguNoHi
Looking for more pictures of fighter chicks? With all your talk, it looks like you would enjoy the site.

fighterchicks.com


Woo, finally a dating service site geared towared my type LMAO jk jk! :roll: 8)

Honestly though, I used to tell myself I'd find me a nice lil fighter chick to settle down with but I saw a centrifuge video from Columbus a few weeks back and I'll tell you what man; no matter how cute they are on the ground, past 5Gs I had to call and abort.

But to all those beautiful women out there serving, so to speak, my glass is in the air to you!

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 07:05
by wwb23
TenguNoHi wrote:Honestly though, I used to tell myself I'd find me a nice lil fighter chick to settle down with but I saw a centrifuge video from Columbus a few weeks back and I'll tell you what man; no matter how cute they are on the ground, past 5Gs I had to call and abort.


I saw that same video, I think. I would have to say, not that I'm much of a judge, but the guys weren't looking too good either. At least the women stayed conscious!!!! lol

Re: More Chick Fighter Pilots

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 14:24
by parrothead
Awesome :thumb: !!! Great to see women in the cockpit :D !

Re: More Chick Fighter Pilots

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2006, 03:32
by Scorpion1alpha
CFPA wrote:Looking for more pictures of fighter chicks? With all your talk, it looks like you would enjoy the site.

www.fighterchicks.com


Thanks for the link on one of my favorite subjects! :D

RE: Re: More Chick Fighter Pilots

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2006, 14:44
by Destro
Thats what I'm talking about!!! I would love to hear the stories behind some of the callsigns and how they got them!

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2006, 15:32
by Bloke
WTF?

No "Matrix" from the 492nd?

I'll have to get her to sign up, so you can read about the only "Fighter Chick" that has a Bonafide Guns kill on a Raptor! :lmao:

Way to go Matrix! :thumb:

Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2006, 16:03
by CFPA
Tell MATRIX to email CFPA@fighterchicks.com and check out the website. What base is she at? Do you know her last name?

I hope she has some footage of that Raptor kill. That's awesome!

RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2006, 18:45
by BlueFoxGuitar
I think its awesome to have Female Fighter Pilots. They have always been very respectful towards all the guys on the line, and they are very specific when describing a problem(which shows that some of them really know their Airframe). Plus it doesn't hurt to see a hottie walking down the line. I do know a guy that said he actually fell head over heels for one while at luke(during HOT training). When she came up to him, he forgot where he was and his instructor had to step in and begin the launch. He was razzed about that for a few weeks.

RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2006, 22:35
by Destro
Does the CFPA have either "Drone" or "Clam" as members?

RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2006, 23:02
by CFPA
Don't know of a Drone or Clam. I do know of someone who has the flying callsign of "Clam."
The CFPA is still very new so we're trying to find as many fighter chicks as possible...only have a handfull now. Where are Drone and Clam? Great callsigns by the way...especially Clam!

RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 01:35
by TC
$h*t! I hope they left it up to another female driver to name her "Clam". Surprised no one screamed sexual harrassment over that one. I have known of a couple drivers that started going by new names, due to their double entendre meanings.

At any rate, a good name! :wink:

C U Next Tuesday!

RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 04:11
by Destro
Nope, Clam was and is the only female pilot in the 119th FW. Got that name cause she got sick on some raw seafood at the DET at Langley. I think Clam flies with the callsign "Vapor". Drone is with the 120th. She got that callsign cause when she's in the airplane, its like an UAV just droning around wherever it wants. I'm not sure if Drone has been through FLUG yet, so don't know what callsign she flies with. I gotta give it to them, they are good sports about, definately team players. No gripes they just roll with it.

Eagle Drivers from Elmendorf, AK

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 06:09
by Rocky_LC
This is Major ??'s Fini Flight.... I think she's the one on the left...

Rocky

PS> (edit) - Damn - this pic was already up on "fighterchicks.com"!

RE: Eagle Drivers from Elmendorf, AK

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 18:42
by CFPA
The one on the right is the newest Thunderbird pilot, Combo. She'll start flying at Nellis with the team this fall.

RE: Eagle Drivers from Elmendorf, AK

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 19:17
by Destro
Jeeeezzz, the thunderbirds should just start flying the F-15 with all the F-15 pilots that they have on the team now!!!!! :D

Oh yeah, here's some pics of Thunderbird #3 at the Grand Forks AFB airshow. I was disappointed that they did'nt come up to the crowd afterward :cry:

RE: Eagle Drivers from Elmendorf, AK

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2006, 20:07
by CFPA
At least that would give the F-15 a mission!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 03:57
by 727Pro
before I say that was the most moronic thing ever posted on this site CFPA, I should give you a chance to explain or maybe retract the statement. the F-15 has several missions, all of which are performed with power and style. As much as I like the Viper, it is still no match for the Eagle.

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 04:47
by Destro
At least that would give the F-15 a mission!


before I say that was the most moronic thing ever posted on this site CFPA, I should give you a chance to explain or maybe retract the statement. the F-15 has several missions, all of which are performed with power and style. As much as I like the Viper, it is still no match for the Eagle.


Whoa Whoa, use a little SA here. I thought it was funny. You've never heard the C model Eagle community called "arrogant" or "Gucci"? The way I read it, it just a sticky jab from a Viper driver to the Eagle folks.

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 05:07
by Scorpion1alpha
727Pro wrote:before I say that was the most moronic thing ever posted on this site CFPA, I should give you a chance to explain or maybe retract the statement. the F-15 has several missions, all of which are performed with power and style. As much as I like the Viper, it is still no match for the Eagle.


727Pro, I believe just about everybody here could read that CFPA's statement was meant to be sarcastic and funny. Destro read it as such. I read it as such. I'm sure everybody else does too. NOTE: If I misread it as such, somebody please correct me on that.

I too still like the F-15. Little sarcastic/fun jabbing goes with the territory.

Oh, and welcome to the site CFPA and thanks for posting.

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 09:56
by akruse21
shitttt, calling the 15C gucci. Come on now, everyone knows my C models are the bastard child of the air force now and the E models are the gucci ones.

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 13:08
by CFPA
And people worried about girls flying fighters because we would get easily offended! Ha! 727Pro, you need to thicken your skin. :-) That was meant to be a sarcastic comment about the Eagle. But, if you want to start another posting, I'd be happy to tell you about all of my bomb-dropping missions in Iraq while the Eagle's flew CAP for the "threatening" Iraqi jets that were buried in the sand. But, no hositle feelings towards my brothers in the sky. Hey, a lot those lucky dudes are flying F-22s now....

Glad you guys have my back, so to speak (Destro, Scorpion...). Thanks!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2006, 16:06
by 727Pro
my apologies CFPA. I didn't realize it was a jab. I am obviously a big F-15 fan. :oops:

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2006, 00:44
by TC
Me too, but I got the joke. :wink:

The C model guys don't have a helluva lot to do, when the other pu$$ies bury their jets. :mad:

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

Unread postPosted: 10 Aug 2006, 11:40
by Meathook
When Eagles and Vipers engage a target, there is NOTHING left but a massive clean up for the poor slobs on the ground. Both kick serious a$$ and I for one am damn glad they are operated by the USAF, it is just a wonderful sight to behold when both are loaded to the teeth and go out "hunting"...damn good looking birds both. :notworthy:

Unread postPosted: 12 Aug 2006, 02:37
by CFPA
AMEN!

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 00:22
by Asif
Am I late?

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 00:39
by CFPA
Who is that? Any way you can get me in touch with her? It'd be cool to have an international CFPA. :-)

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 01:29
by TC
Looks like the ADF antennae just above and behind the radome. Is she Italian? If so, then Che la bella signora! :thumb:

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 02:54
by mohody
Nope, that's an MLU bird. Individual AIFF antennas and the landing lights on the nosegear door give it away :thumb: .

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 03:32
by DesignAndConquer
I love a woman who can kick my butt from over the horizon :inlove:

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 04:49
by Scorpion1alpha
Image

WOW WOW WOW!!! I'd just like to get in touch, period! :inlove:

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 05:15
by Destro
I looooooove this thread!!!! :D

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 05:30
by TC
Thanks for setting me straight mohody. As I was around neither the ADF, or the MLU jets, I simply saw the bird slicers, and assumed that's what it was.

Does anyone know where this young lady is from? I don't recognize her shoulder epaulets. Very pretty. She looks like yet another that I wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell with. Darn!

To Err is Human. To Forgive is NOT ACC Policy.

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 05:49
by LinkF16SimDude
TC wrote:Does anyone know where this young lady is from? I don't recognize her shoulder epaulets. Very pretty.

Looks to be Belgian, judging from the shoulder patch. The jet is "<a href="f-16_fighting_falcon_airframe-2564.html">FA-121</a>" which is with 1 Sqdn at Florenne, if the database is correct.

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 07:47
by Asif
LinkF16SimDude wrote:Looks to be Belgian, judging from the shoulder patch


Definitely both the jet [Database is correct] and the lovely lady are from Belgium.

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2006, 04:35
by TC
Belgian...ok, so now, all TC has to do is brush up on his French and try to charm the hell out of her! :wink:

Well, I guess a good start would be to tell her, "Vous êtes une très belle femme!" That MIGHT get me somewhere.

I wish...

To Err is Human. To Forgive is NOT ACC Policy.

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2006, 06:03
by LinkF16SimDude
TC...ya may wanna "bone" up (easy...easy big fella..) on your Flemish as well. Showing her ya care enough to speak what may be her native tongue could be a plus! :wink:

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2006, 11:03
by Cash
TC wrote:Belgian...ok, so now, all TC has to do is brush up on his French and try to charm the hell out of her! :wink:


Yep your gonna have to brush up your Dutch too, cause she's Flemish, but she flys for 1 Sqn, Florennes ab. ;)

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 00:13
by TC
:lol: It's kinda like living in L.A. again. You have to know a couple of different languages to get around the Foxtrottin' city! :wink: But yes, that's why I said that my French pickup line MIGHT get me somewhere with her. I knew the Belgians speak Dutch, French, and German. It's just my luck though, she speaks a language that I don't know. My Dutch is non-existant. Darn!

To Err is Human. To Forgive is NOT ACC Policy.

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 01:03
by allenperos
I tried real hard, came real close. I never made it to UPT? Is that what it's still called? GREAT!!

Gee whiz, became a C-ASMEL-I with acro-time, a degree from Riddle, started as a crew dog, flew a Tweet (did good), then was asked, "Do You Really Want to Fly Airplanes"???

Salute, Ma'am!! Please excuse the sarcasm, I mean that! I'm over it. Good luck to you!

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 01:29
by CFPA
HUH?

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 03:21
by mohody
:wtf: over???

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 03:34
by allenperos
CFPA, mohody, don't take my post too seriously. I wasn't implying anything except the fact I had a pilot slot in ROTC and never made it to UPT. These pilots deserve all the credit any of us would want after some of us had tried and failed, or, never had the inclination of pursuing anyway. :oops:

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 05:00
by Destro
Mohody,
You should pass the CFPA website on to Clam. She'd prolly be up for joining?

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 05:35
by CFPA
Definitely pass the website on to Clam if you can. Have her email us too. That'd be great!

And to Allenperos, no offense taken and I couldn't take your post too seriously because I couldn't decipher it. I'm just a dumb pilot and didn't understand what you were trying to say, imply, write, whatever...."C-ASMEL-I"???? WTFO?

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 05:47
by shiz302
Great thread, keep it up.

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 06:26
by Destro
...."C-ASMEL-I"?


Commercial rating- Airplane Single & Multi Engine Land - Instrument airplane?

CFPA-
Do you have "Vixen" as a member?

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 11:56
by allenperos
Destro - hhmm, who is this a picture of in the previous post?? You or "Vixen"?? Well, whoever she is, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!! Is she an IP?, a REO?, is this an incentive ride?, what?? :D

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 14:56
by CFPA
The only Vixen I know is from McEntire ANG and no, we're not in contact with her. Is that her above? Unfortunately, we're not in contact with any Guard or Reserve girls. It's harder to find them and know that they're out there. Pass the site on to any you may know. Kinda sad but right now, we've only been able to get a hold of around 22 Chick Fighter pilots (all active duty). There just aren't that many of us out there. Still no A-10 chicas yet either....

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 15:54
by Asif
Still no A-10 chicas yet either...


What you mean no A-10 Chicas.. :slap: Of course there are :D . I remember seeing some photos of a A-10 which got battle damage in OIF flying over Baghdad. Pilot was female. Capt. Kim Campbell, deployed with the 75th Fighter Squadron from Pope AFB, N.C

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/libra ... ccns01.htm

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 15:58
by CFPA
Not part of the CFPA yet (no pictures or info on our fighterchick.com website)....I know they're out there, just no response from any of them.

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 16:03
by Asif
Capt. Kim Campbell, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot deployed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, surveys the battle damage to her airplane. Her A-10 was hit over Baghdad during a close air support mission April 7.

Full story:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/S ... ry0016.htm

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2006, 19:16
by Purplehaze
Great story.....

Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2006, 00:54
by Destro
Destro - hhmm, who is this a picture of in the previous post?? You or "Vixen"??


Not me, sorry, I'm a dude. But Vixen is a driver from McEntire......a Swamp FOX!

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2006, 23:41
by Scorpion1alpha
Image

Mmmmm.....Vixen. What a cutie! :inlove: Oh hell.....they're all cuties!

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 00:19
by femalepilot
Female fighter pilot in the movie "Hot Shots 1"

Female F-15E Eagle pilot

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 03:31
by femalepilot
Who is she?!

I think she is Captain Katie Ekman Or Captain Katrina "Bo" Taylor, An F-15E female fighter pilot!

Operation / Series: Enduring Freedom:

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 03:46
by femalepilot
For more pictures,please see: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 09:33
by akruse21
and where were they deployed where it was so cold in support of OEF?

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 10:23
by Scorpion1alpha
Nice finds femalepilot. Wish somebody will tell these girls about CFPA. :)

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 14:31
by CFPA
That's Katie. She is, hand down, the nicest fighter pilot in the AF. Luckily, she's in the loop about CFPA, but unfortunately, she's out of the AF now. :-(

Katie "Bo" flew F-15Cs for an assignment in Kadena and then she became an F-15E pilot. She's really a great girl. Her brother is a Viper driver.

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 16:23
by Steve_Davies
CFPA

I interviewed Bo once; she seemed nice enough. What's she doing now she's out of the Air Force?

Re: Beautiful female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2006, 16:44
by sammie
Great promotional shots for the F-16 earlier. Anyone know why she ("shaq") chose to transition?

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2006, 00:13
by CFPA
She's getting her master's degree in Philanthropy (see what I mean? Nicest fighter pilot in the AF).

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2006, 04:24
by mohody
Destro wrote:Mohody,
You should pass the CFPA website on to Clam. She'd prolly be up for joining?


I was joking with Vapor about her being mentioned in this thread---she had no idea that f-16.net existed!! Anyways, I showed her both the thread and fighterchicks.

--as a sidenote she went over 1000hrs in the Viper on Saturday :salute:

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2006, 06:43
by Destro
I was joking with Vapor about her being mentioned in this thread---she had no idea that f-16.net existed!! Anyways, I showed her both the thread and fighterchicks.

--as a sidenote she went over 1000hrs in the Viper on Saturday


HaHaHa, good deal man.

1,000hrs for Vapor? Way to go! I saw her last April when we were sandbagging in Moorhead. You should show her where shes gonna be listed in the pilots section here for the <a href="f-16_pilots_flying-hours-1K.html">pilots that are over 1000 hrs in the Viper</a>. Thats an OPR bullet!!

Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2006, 21:17
by parrothead
I just have to say how much I love this thread - thanks for posting the pics :thumb: !!!

Congrats to Vapor, too - great accomplishment :D !

Unread postPosted: 23 Aug 2006, 10:49
by Opie150th
Drone flew some of the Jets I was crewing when I was out in the Kun. She's a really nice and professional Lady. She's very talkative on the com-cord. But a really cool person all together.

Fitz

Chinese female fighter pilots (J-7 or SU-27)

Unread postPosted: 07 Sep 2006, 01:56
by femalepilot
Here's a few pictures of beautiful (unknown) female fighter pilots from China.

Fighter Jet Babes!

Unread postPosted: 07 Sep 2006, 02:19
by femalepilot
A lovely female EA-6B pilot! I do not know her name. Any one knows?

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2006, 01:42
by Scorpion1alpha
Not bad, especially the last two. :)

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2006, 01:46
by Scorpion1alpha
It would help if those Navy chicks would take the bone dome off during preflight so it'll be easier to check them out. :P

Female Fighters Display Lethal, Effective Force

Unread postPosted: 09 Sep 2006, 01:58
by femalepilot
Capt. Gina Jennings

Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 00:30
by Scorpion1alpha
Nice femalepilot. :D

Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 00:55
by Destro
More female pilots,.........awesome!!! :D :D

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 20:53
by Lieven
This one was posted in the <a href="f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-6352.html">Aerobatics Team thread</a>:

Capt. Samantha Weeks, the 2007 Thunderbirds no. 6 pilot, flying the opposing solo position.

See also: <a href="news_article1832.html">Thunderbirds select 2nd female pilot for the 2007 season</a>

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Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 13:38
by Patriot
AAA :inlove: ......... OUH :inlove: ......... WOW :inlove: ......... HUH :inlove: ........

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 20:04
by Rubix
Oh my...

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 20:06
by Meathook
Guys...she is cute but not that cute,,,easy boys, I have seen better heads on "lettuce" but she isn't that bad at all
:-)

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 20:20
by falconfixer860261
Ahh Meathook - how quickly us oldtimers forget what it's like to be 18 and full of testosterone. We are more likely to now be more selective in our choice of beer instead of just drinking whatever is available like the young pups....Am I right????

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 20:21
by Meathook
True my man, True - Salute

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 20:23
by falconfixer860261
Just remember - somewhere out there is a guy she stood up at prom or dumped on because he wasn't captain of the football team. Or nagged at because he wanted to watch the superbowl instead of spending quality time. (Actually don't know this officer so this is all in jest) She's probably the nicest person you'd ever want to meet.

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 21:21
by Meathook
I know...but like you say, there's a bit of a..... you know the rest in many of them but you gotta love them or try too :-)

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2006, 04:29
by AmmoCapt
Dang, its been a long time since I've seen this thread. And man has it grown.

I checked out the fighter chicks page, and wouldn't you know, but it turns out that I went to college with Polar from the Kunsan chapter. We were in the same graduating class and AAS together. Good to see she is doing well.

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2006, 12:51
by Scorpion1alpha
Well, it looks like Shaq was in another photo recently in her F-117:

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2006, 23:34
by Mal68
Demonstration pilots?

Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2006, 08:57
by Scorpion1alpha
These caught my eye on fencecheck (credit goes to the corresponding photographer):

Although not pilots, I do like the angle which these pictures were taken. :D

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2006, 00:14
by TC
Wow!...Wow I say! 8)

Scorpion, This Bud's For You! :beer:

Unread postPosted: 25 Jan 2007, 03:17
by Opie150th
I am not sure if it is intimidating that these women could kick my a$$ or hot...... One thing is for sure, they have a drive and motivation that will put most to shame in a heart beat.

Unread postPosted: 25 Jan 2007, 05:25
by TC
Guys, here's another shot of the "Utterly Butterly Barnstormers". Holy Sierra! :shock:

D@mn I gotta get to England! 8)

Unread postPosted: 25 Jan 2007, 21:42
by Meathook
OK...I got to find these gals next month...niceeeeee

Female fighter pilots around the world!

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 15:45
by femalepilot
A Belgian AF female F-16 pilot!

Very attractive....!

She is the most beautiful female fighter pilot I have ever seen! Anyone knows her name? I can not read it on her uniform.

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 16:14
by Kaasjager.
Haha, I would like to pre flight her. :lol:

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 16:26
by curtmtG
I'm in love....

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 17:37
by Patriot
femalepilot wrote:She is the most beautiful female fighter pilot I have ever seen!


You probably, never saw the one below... :crazypilot:

But anyway, pretty nice BAF Viper pilot-girl :)

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 17:47
by Kaasjager.
Patriot wrote:You probably, never saw her :crazypilot:

Sorry, but i think the Belgian pilot is hotter.

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 18:55
by Lurch
I agree belgian pilot is hotter!!!!!! :thumb:

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 20:48
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:Guys, here's another shot of the "Utterly Butterly Barnstormers". Holy Sierra! :shock:

D@mn I gotta get to England! 8)


Nice!

I know where I would put the butter! :twisted: :P

Re: Female fighter pilots around the world!

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 21:01
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:A Belgian AF female F-16 pilot!

Very attractive....!

She is the most beautiful female fighter pilot I have ever seen! Anyone knows her name? I can not read it on her uniform.


Hey, isn't she the same girl (Belgian AF) from an earlier post here?

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Man, is she GORGEOUS! What a CUTIE! :drool: I'd sure like to ride in her backseat! :twisted:

I agree she is hotter than the T-Bird chick (sorry Nicole).

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2007, 21:33
by Lieven
Yes she is, and her name is Karen Vandenbroucke and I believe she's the second Belgian female F-16 pilot (first one was <a href="f-16_pilots_num2294.html">Annemie "Mie" Jansen</a>).

She's about 25 years old and flies the F-16 since she was 22. She has been flying missions over Afghanistan.

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 00:03
by TC
Lieven, I have to say you guys grow 'em nice in Belgium! She's a very beautiful lady, and if you know her, you can tell her TC says so. :wink:

Hell, maybe I should bypass England, and head onto Belgium! Looks like Dutch on her sign. Is that the language I should brush up on to try and impress her? :lol:

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 11:20
by Lieven
TC wrote:Lieven, I have to say you guys grow 'em nice in Belgium! She's a very beautiful lady, and if you know her, you can tell her TC says so. :wink:

Hell, maybe I should bypass England, and head onto Belgium! Looks like Dutch on her sign. Is that the language I should brush up on to try and impress her? :lol:


I don't know her personally but I bet she will come across this forum at some point and read this. So you'd better behave. ;-)

Yes, the language written on the sign is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_language">Dutch</a>.

Belgian female F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 15:51
by femalepilot
And some more pictures of Karen Vandenbroucke, the Belgian F-16 pilot.

I Love her, I really do!!!

Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 18:47
by femalepilot
Anyone has her name?

RE: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 18:52
by femalepilot
A female Tornado pilot

She is nice, but I do not know her name and I do not find another photo of her!

Holland female F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 18:59
by femalepilot
A Dutch female F-16 pilot: Captain Annemiek "Meip" Macco

Anyone has any other photos of her?

RE: Holland female F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 20:24
by femalepilot
Oh! Who is she? Maybe an F/A-18 pilot? Anyone knows her name?

RE: Holland female F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 20:45
by femalepilot
A female fighter pilot from Colombia:

RE: Holland female F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 22:52
by Scorpion1alpha
The Nighthawk driver is I recognize as Christina "Shaq" Szasz. You posted a few shots of her earlier in this thread.

I don't know where you're finding these photos but where ever you're finding them, keep posting! :D

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2007, 22:56
by Scorpion1alpha
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So Lieven, what does it say on the sign (I get the "Afghanistan" part :lol:)? Is "Meme" here call sign?

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 01:33
by Raptor_One
Maybe it's something like, "Regards, Karen." Some sort of closing line.

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 01:35
by Lieven
Scorpion1alpha wrote:So Lieven, what does it say on the sign (I get the "Afghanistan" part :lol:)? Is "Meme" here call sign?


Raptor_One wrote:Maybe it's something like, "Regards, Karen." Some sort of closing line.


Not sure what her callsign is but it's probably not 'Meme'. :)

The sign says: "Greetings from over Afghanistan. Godmother Karen."

She took this picture (and put up this sign) when she found out she was about to become a godmother.

A Girl from Denmark

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 10:17
by femalepilot
Lt Line Bonde, Denmarks first female f-16 fighter pilot: http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... 8709#88709

RE: A Girl from Denmark

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 10:30
by femalepilot
And here's a female Israeli F-16 pilot:

RE: Belgian F-16 Pilots

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2007, 10:52
by femalepilot
Lieven wrote:Yes she is, and her name is Karen Vandenbroucke and I believe she's the second Belgian female F-16 pilot (first one was <a href="f-16_pilots_num2294.html">Annemie "Mie" Jansen</a>).


Does anyone have more/better images of Lt. Anne-Marie Jansen?

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2007, 16:46
by Scorpion1alpha
Lieven wrote:The sign says: "Greetings from over Afghanistan. Godmother Karen."

She took this picture (and put up this sign) when she found out she was about to become a godmother.


So that's what it says. Thanks Lieven for the translation. :thumb:

Re: RE: Belgian F-16 Pilots

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2007, 16:53
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:Does anyone have more/better images of Lt. Anne-Marie Jansen?


Mmmmmm...Another GORGEOUS CHICK pilot! I'd sure like to fly between Karen Vandenbroucke and Anne-Marie Jansen! :D

RE: Re: RE: Belgian F-16 Pilots

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2007, 17:10
by TC
Scorpion1alpha wrote:I'd sure like to fly between Karen Vandenbroucke and Anne-Marie Jansen!


Somehow, I don't believe you are talking about an airplane ride there... :wink:

Yes, both are very lovely ladies, and if they are up there putting their @$$es on the line to keep my @$$ safe, my hat's off.

Alicia F-16 ride

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 18:46
by femalepilot
Alicia F-16 ride

Is she an F-16 fighter pilot or not?!

Re: RE: Re: RE: Belgian F-16 Pilots

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 19:01
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:
Scorpion1alpha wrote:I'd sure like to fly between Karen Vandenbroucke and Anne-Marie Jansen!


Somehow, I don't believe you are talking about an airplane ride there... :wink:


:whistle: :lol:

RE: Female Pilots

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 19:20
by femalepilot
Second Lt. Kristin L. Bass... another very nice female F-16 pilot!

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 09:51
by femalepilot
Anyone know her name? Perhaps this is a Japanese female fighter pilot?

France female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 13:11
by femalepilot
Aude Tissier a future French pilot

Does anyone have a more recent photo of her?

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2007, 16:56
by Scorpion1alpha
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Mmmm...tasty French pastry! :D

Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2007, 23:08
by Lieven
femalepilot wrote:Anyone has her name?

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Could this be Bitchin' Betty?

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See: http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... 7527#67527

RE: Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2007, 23:57
by TC
They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Must be true, because some of these women don't do it for me.

Then again, it is pretty hard to top those two Belgian ladies...

Re: RE: Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Feb 2007, 00:50
by KPDiamond17
TC wrote:They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Must be true, because some of these women don't do it for me.

Then again, it is pretty hard to top those two Belgian ladies...


I'm thinking the exact same thing

RE: Re: RE: Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Feb 2007, 01:21
by Purplehaze
As long as it is a split tail and can be picked up like a six pack it's all good! :lol:

Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Feb 2007, 16:22
by habu2
Lieven wrote:
femalepilot wrote:Anyone has her name?

Could this be Bitchin' Betty?


It might be Jackie Cochran?

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Unknown female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Feb 2007, 19:53
by Scorpion1alpha
Purplehaze wrote:As long as it is a split tail and can be picked up like a six pack it's all good! :lol:


LOL! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 07 Feb 2007, 01:26
by femalepilot
Major Jacquelyn S. Parker becomes first American female pilot to be combat qualified in the F-16. Anyone has newer/better photos of her?

I think she is a lovely F-16 lady pilot! I havn't ever seen a female fighter pilot has a long beautiful hair like her!!

Unread postPosted: 07 Feb 2007, 01:52
by femalepilot
Oh!... Romanian Mig-21 Female Pilot!

617 Sqn deployed to the 86th Romanian Air Force (RoAF) base, Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK). To take part in Ex Lone Foil, a Bilateral RAF/RoAF exercise designed to enhance interoperability and further align Romanian practices with NATO procedures. The RoAF, having hosted FAF, USAF and other RAF units over the past 2 years are taking NATO integration very seriously. A Flying Officer from RAF Lossiemouth, is given a briefing from the Romanian air base commander

Form the site: http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk

http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk/ ... 12B06E268E

What about Capt. Christina "Thumper" Hopper ...

Unread postPosted: 08 Feb 2007, 12:44
by CptM
What about Capt. Christina "Thumper" Hopper ...

Source: www.cannon.af.mil; <a href="http://attach.high-g.net/attachments/040629-f-0000w-111.jpg">Full size photo</a>

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 01:06
by Scorpion1alpha
Newest Thunderbirds:

Mmmm...Sam... :inlove:

OH YEAH...Liz... :inlove:

*AHEM...Clearing throat and shaking head out of daze*

Kreft use to be the PA officer at the 1FW at Langley. Checksixx might have seen her around before.

Nichole Malachowski... ehhh *Shaking hand horizontally*

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 05:38
by TC
Just make sure you're not breathing heavy there, Scorpion! :lol:

Actually, Major Weeks is even better looking in person than in the picture. She was an Eagle Driver at Elmendorf. Like Fifi, I met her when she came to Tyndall to shoot. Very nice lady. Glad to see she made it to the team.

Their PAO is a cutie!

As an aside, something I don't like about the Thunderbirds' flight suits, is that they don't embroider the pilots' wings into the suit. The Blue Angels do this, but the Thunderbirds don't.

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 05:47
by parrothead
If the Thunderbirds' mission is recruiting, I think they've just received some great assets to further that mission :thumb: !!!

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 09:29
by Roscoe
Those are some seriously white teeth...I smell some Photoshop :)

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 15:33
by LinkF16SimDude
Awww c'mon, Roscoe...that's just a demo of what 21st Century USAF dentistry can do these days! :wink: :)

Does Sam have a callsign?

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 17:23
by TC
Yes, she does, but it escapes me. The main reason I remember "Fifi", is because of the B-29, with which she shares her name.

I was thinking something like that last night Roscoe. I thought maybe they were wearing veneers, or, had some really Sierra Hotel dentists and orthodontists, growing up. :P

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 20:08
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:Just make sure you're not breathing heavy there, Scorpion! :lol:


:P

TC wrote:As an aside, something I don't like about the Thunderbirds' flight suits, is that they don't embroider the pilots' wings into the suit. The Blue Angels do this, but the Thunderbirds don't.


I agree. I think it'll look so much better if they have their pilot qual patch sewed on. Actually, make that everybody has their qualification badge/wings sewed on and then everybody will look great.

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 20:14
by Scorpion1alpha
Roscoe wrote:Those are some seriously white teeth...I smell some Photoshop :)


Nah. All T-Bird members are required to use this to get their teeth in U.S. Air Force Thunderbird's pearly white standards:

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 21:13
by LinkF16SimDude
TC wrote:The main reason I remember "Fifi", is because of the B-29, with which she shares her name. :P

Ummm...ya know TC, admitting that she's the first thing that springs to mind when ya think of a 60+ year old prop-driven BOMBER might not be the best way to get your foot in the door. Just some food for thought, buddy...:wink: :lol:

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2007, 23:23
by TC
:lol: You might be right, there Link. Then again...

Fifi = Defensive Jewelry, which = No chance for TC.

But I do continue my search... :wink:

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2007, 03:08
by parrothead
Link,

It's all in how you spin it :P ! Fifi the bomber may be prop driven and 60+ years old, but she surely also projects an image of power and the threat of a mushroom cloud over you if you don't comply :lol: !

Unread postPosted: 17 Feb 2007, 05:53
by huggy
Weeks' callsign is "Combo".

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2007, 13:37
by Whity
Here's a random mix of some other female fighter pilots:

Unread postPosted: 18 Mar 2007, 11:32
by femalepilot
Nice female fighter pilot!!!!!!!!!!!
I do not know more!!!!!
[url]http://arthur-wen.spaces.live.com/[/url]

Capt Christina Szasz

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2007, 10:29
by femalepilot
Capt Christina Szasz is a female F-16 fighter pilot.

Hasanyone seen a new photo or read news about her nowadays?

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RE: Capt Christina Szasz

Unread postPosted: 24 Mar 2007, 05:29
by LinkF16SimDude
Don't know how old those Viper shots are but as of July '06 she was into Nighthawks. Go here and scroll down about 3/4 of the way.

Although now I'm a bit confused. Was she in Vipers before or after Nighthawks? :wtf: The Viper shots are clearly a pre-CCIP jet. I thought Shaw's jets had been thru CCIP by last summer?

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2007, 01:32
by femalepilot
A beautiful female Harrier pilot in the UK. She seems to be very lovely!

http://www.raf.mod.uk/careers/jobs/pilot.cfm

Unread postPosted: 01 Apr 2007, 16:42
by femalepilot
Major Marianne Mjelde Knutsen, a nice female Norwegian F-16 pilot with beautiful smile on her lips!

Has anyone seen another photo of her?

Unread postPosted: 01 Apr 2007, 16:59
by femalepilot
More photos of Major Marianne Mjelde-Knutsen...

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 20:53
by femalepilot
New images of Lt. Line Bonde , The Only F-16 Female Fighter Pilot in Denmark

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2007, 08:14
by parrothead
A cute redhead in an F-16 :D ? Now there's a reason to sign up :thumb: !

Where's Duke?

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2007, 14:40
by E24Dino
CFPA....Not sure if you will know or not, but what ever happened to Duke? I see pics and other rather dated info on her on several sites, but nothing up to date.
Is she still at Ramstein? It was my distinct pleasure to work with her and I was wondering if she is still around……A damned fine pilot and a sweet-heart! :wink:
I worked with her in the 523rd (Blk 30 POS!) @ Cannon when I was still in the AF. She was a pleasure to debrief when she had weapons problems.
We all had another call-sign for her at Cannon......Biscuits & Gravy..Nothing dirty about it either! :nono:
Anyone need further explanation just PM me and I will explain.

Unread postPosted: 12 Jun 2007, 19:22
by femalepilot
RAF Tornado female Fighter Pilot Lt. Jo Salter

Unread postPosted: 13 Jun 2007, 09:46
by femalepilot
US Air Force First Lieutenant Bobbi Doorenbos, a pilot assigned to the 185th Fighter Wing, Iowa ANG, Sioux City, sits in her F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter at Ahmed Al Jaber Airbase, Kuwait, in support of Operation Southern Watch 1998, prior to launch.

Unread postPosted: 16 Jun 2007, 17:09
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 16 Jun 2007, 17:20
by femalepilot
Does the Singapore Air force have female F-16 pilots?

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2007, 01:08
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:RAF Tornado Female Fighter Pilot Lt. Jo Salter


Hmmm...Something about her that don't look right...

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2007, 06:52
by LinkF16SimDude
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If the canopy sill is at her shoulders, she's gotta be a tiny li'l thing! :wink: Or maybe the seat's just at the bottom stop?

Re: France female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2007, 16:54
by nass
femalepilot wrote:Aude Tissier a future French pilot

Does anyone have a more recent photo of her?

Capitaine Aude Tissier was killed on duty 17 december 2003. Shared
the same table for one year in military college.

First french female fighter pilot : Caroline Aigle (a good name for a pilote (aigle means Eagle in French)) died a few days ago the 21 of August 2007 from a cancer. http://armee-de-lair.over-blog.fr/article-11919957.html. She was only 32.

Both had prepared competitive exams for offcier school in the military college of La Fleche.

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2007, 08:05
by Parkeran
Is it just me or is it hot in here? I think that one from sweden is hot! I'm sweating!

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2007, 05:19
by TC
Like those girls up there Scorpion! By the look on the face of that girl on the right, I think she may be...um...what's the word...SKILLED? :wink:

I'd love to find out while I'm still an E, and she's still technically NOT a Zero.

Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2007, 15:53
by femalepilot
Air National Guard Maj. Bobbi Doorenbos (among the first female F-16 pilots, she scrambled on September 11 to provide presidential protection)

I found a photo of her , but I am not sure?!

Please help me and post information and images from her! She is very nice!

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2007, 18:10
by Meathook
Nice photo, she looks pretty, nice to know she has these skills too

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2007, 19:50
by Patriot
OMG !

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 03:05
by VarkVet
She is very nice!


:ban:

Females are very formidable Fighter Pilots in the USAF and everywhere else around the world.

Leave the looks or your sexual preference off this site … COPY?

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 03:51
by Meathook
Why be that way Varkvet, kind of a hard stance isn't it.

The guy paid her a compliment in a couple of ways, I don't think there is anything wrong with that, she is very attractive, there is nothing wrong with that, is there?

Hell I see women in positions of power and control daily, I too think some are cute or nice to behold, that make me a bad guy? I sure hope not...I love women no matter what they do for a living he did not insult her nor did he make a rude comment, least I don't think so. You might be a bit over reacting but if that is what you choose, I guess go for it but why?

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 04:30
by sweetpete
Relax Varkvet. I agree with Meathook I dont think she would be offended if she saw these posts. This site is supposed to be a place to shoot the breeze and have some fun nothing wrong with admiring the pictures that are posted, but thats just me.

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 05:59
by ViperKeeper
Once again ...who cares ... if it were a male pilot would anyone have posted this??? NO

Female pilot ..why dont you start a site only about female pilot and stop posting every little thing you find about women pilots.

The only sexist poster in this thread is femalepilot.

BTW ..she didnt "scramble"... it was a planned flight!

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 13:18
by Purplehaze
Planned?.....Did we plan Sept 11?

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 13:41
by ViperDude
I worked with her on AEF deployment scheduling at the Guard Bureau, and she is as sharp as they come.

Cheers,

ViperDude

RE: Female F-16 Pilot provide presidential protection!

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 13:57
by Meathook
I really like that photo that was posted, both of her and the aircraft, it was nicely done getting both subjects so clear in the picture.

She is a good looking lady too, I like knowing women are being selected for flying slots more and more all the time, good for them (I think a good looking lady in a non-traditional role sparks the interest more then most care to admit).

I remember years ago when such a subject never was even considered but "women" in general have come a long way, good on them and the military for changing their attitudes.

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 17:13
by AfterburnerDecalsScott
Planned?.....Did we plan Sept 11?


Uuuuh, yeah....don't you pay attention to Rosie?

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 19:20
by femalepilot
I found some old images from her on http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 19:34
by Purplehaze
AfterburnerDecalsScott wrote:
Planned?.....Did we plan Sept 11?


Uuuuh, yeah....don't you pay attention to Rosie?


Sorry Scott....I missed that show........I won't miss anymore Sir I promise.

First Singapore female F-16 pilot takes the sky - Lt. Lynn

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2007, 23:15
by femalepilot
Anyone knows who she is? Is she the first female Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16 pilot?

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RE: First Singapore female F-16 pilot takes the sky - Lt. L

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2007, 01:14
by goatmilk
No photo, but I ran across this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRG3u-TpGnY

It's a vid on some JSUPT students going through pilot training at Vance, AFB. If you watch the vid, one of the students is a young blonde lady (anyone recognize or know her?). I'll refrain from judging her since some here seem to be a bit on the sensitive side :roll:

C'mon folks, I'm sure this thread wasn't started so we can have a congregation of sexist people. I think most here would agree that we have nothing but respect and admiration for these women who've accomplished so much in a profession that's dominated by males (let's not kid ourselves, it's been this way since the dawn of flight). Maybe soon we can even stop calling them 'female' fighter pilots and just fighter pilots if we haven't already. All the 'male' nurses out there know what I'm talking about :lol: Anyway, enjoy the video.

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2007, 04:11
by Scorpion1alpha
OK, my turn to be sexist: Doorenbos is one cute babe! ***wolf whistle***

Unread postPosted: 28 Nov 2007, 18:41
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 19:18
by dingodog
Ahhh...
Brazilian female fighter pilot!
She flies Tucanos!

how is she??

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i love this thread! :ontopic:
and you guys are nuts. :cheers:

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2007, 20:41
by RyanCollins
Yes, she's cute... but I'm in love with this girl :inlove: :

:cheers:

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2007, 23:25
by LinkF16SimDude
Defensive ornamentation on board....:wink:

Unread postPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 08:07
by dingodog
Ahhh

Keren Vandenbrouk

She's amazing!

Unread postPosted: 15 Dec 2007, 05:28
by TC
LinkF16SimDude wrote:Defensive ornamentation on board....:wink:


Hearts are breaking all over Belgium...and everywhere else, I guess.

BTW, she shouldn't be wearing that on the flight line anyway. Not only is it a safety issue, it also helps enhance the mental image for single guys like myself. :wink:

Oh well, I've already found that chicks definitely dig the flight suit. Oops! $h!t, now I've given the secret away!

Question about f-16 female pilot?!

Unread postPosted: 16 Dec 2007, 19:38
by femalepilot
Whity wrote:Here's a random mix of some other female fighter pilots:

PLease tell where you found this photo:
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Look at:http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/bass_k.html
Operation Noble Eagle (AFIE) -- Second Lt. Kristin L. Bass, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Fighter Wing at Ft. Smith, Ark., conducts a preflight inspection on her F-16 on April 4. Bass is the first woman fighter pilot assigned to the AANG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis L. Brambl) (VIRIN: 020404-F-7964B-019)
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Do you have HiRes of this photo? and know more about her?
Is she still flying f-16?
Please help me! Thanks!

Unread postPosted: 21 Dec 2007, 13:20
by femalepilot
http://www.flyingwithoutfear.com/fearofflyinghelp.html
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The world of aviation has always been at the leading edge of training and technology. Here we can see a young lady training for her Instrument and Multi- engine Ratings.
And now it's good to see that women are taking leading roles in training and development in all aspects of airline flying..
I have flown with many female co-pilots and their enthusiasm and committment shines through...
So if you hear that it's a lady captain and a lady co-pilot why should you feel any different from when it's a stereotypical man flying your plane ?

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2007, 14:27
by femalepilot
F-16 Female PIlots in Iraq:
U.S. Air Force pilot Capt. Caroline Jensen, from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, connects the communications receiver to her helmet ensuring she is in contact with personnel on the ground prior to taking off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Balad Air Base. Jensen is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Garcia, Released)
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Capt. Kerri Fulgham, a pilot with 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron
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Have you seen other f-16 female pilots in Iraq?

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2007, 14:39
by femalepilot
Cold anyone post a photo of Capt. Gina Jennings ,usaf female f-16 pilot?

RE: Re: France female fighter pilots

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2008, 17:09
by Scanor
Anyone know the callsign og Maj Marianne Mjelde of the RNoAF, An what sqadron she's on ??

And also I noticed a female Hog-driver with the name Gspot.. that sounds like an intresting story :P

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2008, 18:55
by ACMIguy
What's up with the tractor kill marking?

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2008, 09:51
by femalepilot
ACMIguy wrote:What's up with the tractor kill marking?

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Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2008, 09:59
by Roscoe
That's pretty funny...I know in a particular flight test my guys took a T-38 supersonic on the deck near Holloman (took a lot of dive-in smash) and blew a guy off his tractor.

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2008, 07:13
by ANYTIMEBABY!
hey, if any of these gals need a "safe zone to punch out" over LONG ISLAND, ill have STARBUCKS, FLOWERS, and MASSAGE OIL (FOR THAT NASTY RIDE ON THE SEAT), to help loosen any anxiety or stress associated with this type of A/C exit.....lol
P.s. ill fold the chute...

Re: RE: Fighter Chicks

Unread postPosted: 07 Feb 2008, 04:51
by Rexxxx
Destro wrote:Drone is with the 120th. She got that callsign cause when she's in the airplane, its like an UAV just droning around wherever it wants.


You sure it's not because when she's in the airplane, its technically an "unmanned" aerial vehicle (UAV)?

Unread postPosted: 25 Feb 2008, 20:38
by dingodog
Alice Taglioni in "Les Chevaliers Du Ciel"

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Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2008, 00:37
by femalepilot
dingodog wrote:Alice Taglioni in "Les Chevaliers Du Ciel"

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could you add a short video of her in this film?
and please post more photo of her in the film!

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2008, 10:22
by dingodog
Sure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sXBKy4FYzU

at 1:54

i'l take some snapshot from the movie and have them posted.

She's so beautiful!

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2008, 12:55
by dingodog
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Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2008, 19:07
by That_Engine_Guy
We talkin' pilots here or actresses? :shrug:

WHOLE different topic, but I vote for Jessica Biel! :inlove:

I'd be happy to check her motors; just to be certain she's getting the right thrust when she needs it. :lol:

Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2008, 18:38
by rickster25
fighter babes, never fails to bring out the best and worse in a man. :D

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2008, 02:01
by Scorpion1alpha
That_Engine_Guy wrote:WHOLE different topic, but I vote for Jessica Biel! :inlove:

I'd be happy to check her motors; just to be certain she's getting the right thrust when she needs it. :lol:


I can provide a large amount of lubricant her motor would need. Couldn't resist. :D

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2008, 03:08
by J.J.
Special thanks for all of these "sexy updates", guys! But please simply check out: http://www.fighterchicks.com/

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2008, 02:38
by J.J.
USAF´s first female African-American fighter pilot is currently assigned to the "Triple Nickel" at Aviano AB. And she has already logged more than 945 flying hours in the F-16, including 176 combat hours! :salute:

31st FW PA wrote:Meet the Air Force's first female African-American fighter pilot

by Senior Airman Justin Weaver
31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs


3/21/2008 - AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- While most fourth grade girls talk about being a ballerina, veterinarian, doctor or princess, Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell, née Ng-A-Qui, knew she wanted to take to the skies.

The Parker, Colo., native initially wanted to be an astronaut, but decided it would be more fun to fly a fighter jet.

"I fell in love with the idea of the freedom of flying and after my first flight lesson at age 14, I never looked back," said Major Kimbrell, who is currently the flight commander of Aircrew Flight Equipment.

It was that determination which led Major Kimbrell to become the first female African-American fighter pilot in the Air Force.

"I am still amazed that in this day and age there is still so much room for firsts especially for females and for African-Americans," Major Kimbrell said. "It is an important step for progression and although I am not fond of the spotlight I think it is important for people to know that this barrier has been breeched. Especially for the African-American community and for women to know what types of opportunities are available to them."

Up until only 15 years ago, piloting a multi-million dollar, multi-role F-16 combat aircraft was reserved solely for men. Then, in 1993, the secretary of defense permitted women to enter fighter pilot training. Although women have been entering pilot training since 1976, before 1993, government officials did not believe women had "what it took" for combat.

Major Kimbrell knew she "had what it took" and after graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1998 and went on to complete intense pilot training receiving her pilot wings in August, 1999.

"Pilot training was one of the best times in my life and I made some life-long friendships," Major Kimbrell said. "For two years, every move you make is graded and scrutinized."

Eager to make it as a fighter pilot in a field with a limited number of pilot slots Major Kimbrell pushed herself to constantly improve.

"I was in constant competition with myself, trying to do better, to make the grade," she said. "There were times when I didn't think that I was going to make it through. It was in those times I learned to be humble and realize there is a point in everyone's struggle - no matter how strong they are -- when they need help, and the key is to seek it out before it is too late."

There are more than 14,000 pilots in the U.S. Air Force -- about 3,700 of those are fighter pilots. But in that group, only 70 are women.

Pursuing a career in a male-dominated field was just one of several challenges Major Kimbrell had to overcome.

"I was never apprehensive about pursuing my dream, despite the challenges," said Major Kimbrell. "I don't think that I actually grasped how few of us there were. Honestly it was not something that I had time to concern myself with. There was the physical challenge of not having perfect eyesight, which at one point I was told would disqualify me from flying. There are continued challenges with flight gear, uniforms and equipment that are designed and optimized for men."

Another challenge Major Kimbrell faced throughout her career and growing up was the struggle of being an African-American woman, who at times was viewed as being different than other people.

"There are still a lot of unresolved racial issues in the U.S. and they spill over into every walk of life and every workspace," said Major Kimbrell, the only female pilot stationed at Aviano Air Base. "When I go somewhere new, people tend to look at me differently, mostly because of who I am and it is the subtle ways that people treat me differently that make it challenging. The unfortunate fact is that being a black woman is a constant struggle."

Dealing with that bias, whether malicious or not, has caused Major Kimbrell to try even harder to succeed in life.

"I have made it to this point in my life by setting goals and being determined to meet them no matter how long it takes," she said. "At the end of the day, if I have put forth the maximum effort, I can live with myself and that is one of the most important parts of this struggle."

Throttling through those challenges became worthwhile when Major Kimbrell received her first operational assignment to Misawa Air Base, Japan.

"The turning point in my career was when I arrived at Misawa. It was like a whole new world of options opened up to me," she said. "I flew my first combat sortie in 2001 in Operation Northern Watch. The sorties were actually anticlimactic until I recognized that people were actually shooting at us."

The most recent and as yet unresolved challenge is how having a baby and raising a family fits in with her career progression.

"The real turning point in my life was when I gave birth to my son in August of 2006," she said. "On that day my life took on an amazing new meaning."

Making the decision to have a baby could have been career-ending for Major Kimbrell. For safety reasons, women pilots can no longer fly once they become pregnant. They are kept out of the cockpit for nine months, plus recovery time.

"When a pilot is out of the jet for that amount of time a significant amount of retraining is required and it normally takes place outside of the squadron, back at the school house," said Major Kimbrell. "This has the potential to be detrimental to a woman's progression and continues to be a challenge for myself and other women fighter pilots."

Finding that balance between career and family is something Major Kimbrell strives for, and she credits the lessons she's learned from both aspects as defining who she is.

"While being a fighter pilot is exhilarating, I would not say that it defines me, I would say that is has refined me. I continue to learn and improve and it has really taught me to strive for perfection in everything that I do. It has taught me that sometimes you fall short of your goals but there is never a time to give up."

Female fighter pilots in the military have recently created a Web site to help bring together and strengthen the camaraderie of women pilots. The "Chick Fighter Pilot Association," http://www.fighterchicks.com, has three goals: Encourage and strengthen mutual support in our unique environment, help each other succeed and provide a professional and social network for women in fighter roles.

"It is very important that we have an open line of communication among the women of this community because there are certain daily challenges that we face that should not have to be tackled by each of us separately," said Major Kimbrell.

Major Kimbrell has flown the F-16, T-38, T-37 and T-3 and has logged more than 945 flying hours in the F-16, including 176 combat hours. Her military decorations include the Air Medal with one device, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one device, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.

Source (including five pictures: http://www.aviano.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123091118

See also: http://www.usafe.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123091118


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Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2008, 00:43
by femalepilot
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Could you please upload the scences of film (Les Chevaliers Du Ciel) include
Alice Taglioni to www.youtube.com ?
And please post more snapshots of her in movie?!
Thanks!She's so beautiful!

Unread postPosted: 16 Apr 2008, 00:40
by dingodog
Well,she's not a fighter pilot,but she sure is something!

Svetlana Kapanina

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It seems that the G-forces don't have much effect on her.

Unread postPosted: 16 Apr 2008, 02:10
by StolichnayaStrafer
I've seen her before- very nice! :D

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 03:55
by TC
Yeah, Svetlana is awesome...in looks AND flying abilities!

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 12:06
by Scorpion1alpha
dingodog wrote:Well,she's not a fighter pilot,but she sure is something!

Svetlana Kapanina

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Something about that look that's...naughty.

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2008, 10:35
by femalepilot
Could anyone post some information and photo about "Capt. Gina Jennings" , an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot in us air force ?

Unread postPosted: 03 May 2008, 08:06
by femalepilot
Fighter Wing returns home safely
Great Falls Tribune, MT - May 1, 2008
Carol J. Kohtz, the wing's first female F-16 pilot, also was exhilarated to use her flying skills in combat. "It was phenomenal," Kohtz said...
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080501/NEWS01/805010302
Could anyone post a photo of female f-16 pilot Carol J. Kohtz ?

Unread postPosted: 11 May 2008, 00:01
by magnum4469
Just have to add this one. :D

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2008, 18:17
by Enginetester
NOT IN MY AIR FORCE!!

Maybe I better just keep my mouth shut, but I'm old school and don't think women belong in combat roles.

I also don't believe women belong as race car drivers such as Danica Patrick. Notice how she ran a pit crew member over during Indy practice? Point taken.

And I don't believe women should have the right to play in the men's PGA golf tournaments, either. So go away Michelle Wie.

But then again, I'm also in the minority and think George Bush is one of the greatest President's we've had, and I thank him daily for his leadership during this war on terrorism.

I spoke my piece. Enough said!

Unread postPosted: 15 May 2008, 15:17
by Beowulf
femalepilot wrote:Does the Singapore Air force have female F-16 pilots?


Nop. The RSAF doesn't have any. There is one before she flies the Fokker 50 but Retier from the military already.

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2008, 03:36
by JochemP
Fighter Chick from Colombia GRUCO 11 Combat Group 11

Kfirs

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2008, 08:14
by huggy
Her Life Support folks need to be retrained on how to fit their pilots for a helmet.

Who is this "engine tester" neanderthal?

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2008, 05:48
by Gums
Salute!

Whoa, man!

If there was ever a jet made for women, it's the Viper. Can have short legs, no "linebacker" physical strength or a thick neck and sloped forehead ( like "engine tester" seems to have).

Fer chrissakes, get over it, "e-man"..

I don't care if it's a lesbian orangotang that practices a weird religion. If the sucker can fly the jet and protects my six, I am all for it/her/him.

A fighter pilot is an attitude. I have seen pencil-necked accountants that were better fighter pilots than many yutes I flew with. Same for the crewchiefs. Crying shame we couldn't have gotten lottsa them flying the jet that they loved and took care of so I wouldn't have to worry a lot when I pulled outta the chocks.

I am not a "diversity"/ affirmative action fighter pilot. But I will take anybody that does the job and meets the "standards" we have set.

later,

Unread postPosted: 05 Jun 2008, 10:28
by femalepilot
JochemP wrote:Fighter Chick from Colombia GRUCO 11 Combat Group 11

Kfirs

Could you post more photo from them,please?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2008, 03:04
by JochemP
femalepilot wrote:
JochemP wrote:Fighter Chick from Colombia GRUCO 11 Combat Group 11

Kfirs

Could you post more photo from them,please?


Without helmet. Cheers.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2008, 23:39
by JochemP
An IAF Viper pilot

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2008, 13:26
by femalepilot
F-15 Pilot taken on the ILA

Could anyone post more information and photo of her?

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2008, 13:37
by boff180
Flying with the 492ndFS part of the 48thFW at RAF Lakenheath.

The 48th have a few female pilots from what I hear day to day on my airband scanner.

Andy

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2008, 13:45
by femalepilot
Le capitaine Virginie Guyot, 33ans, a été sélectionnée fin février pour intégrer la prestigieuse Patrouille de France (PAF). Cette pilote de chasse sera la première femme à voler au sein de cette formation acrobatique de l'Armée de l'air.

Le capitaine Guyot arrivera à la Patrouille en novembre prochain et y restera deux saisons, d'abord comme "charognard" (second) en 2009, puis comme leader en 2010.

Virginie Guyot, issue de l'Ecole de l'air, a près de 1500 heures de vol à son actif. Elle vole sur Mirage F1 CR, à Reims, et a effectué deux missions en Afghanistan, dont l'une récemment à partir de Kandahar.


Could anyone post some photo of her?

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2008, 15:52
by boff180
Voila, Captain Virginie Guyot

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2008, 00:28
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:F-15 Pilot taken on the ILA.

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Could anyone read the name on her flight suit?

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2008, 01:26
by femalepilot
Could anyone take some snapshots from female fighter pilots in the movies and cinema and then post them?!

For example: The Andromeda Strain (2008)

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2008, 02:48
by outlaw162
femalepilot wrote:Could anyone read the name on her flight suit?


I can't read her last name, but that's not a pilot. That's a WSO.

Unread postPosted: 28 Jun 2008, 13:19
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:F-15 Pilot taken on the ILA

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Hmmm...I'd like to ride her back seat...uh, I mean...I wouldn't mind if she rode in the back seat of my aircraft!

Unread postPosted: 30 Jun 2008, 07:19
by DCB_MINDED
Her nametag says Staci Cotner.

Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2008, 22:40
by outlaw162
Some of my best friends are fighter pilots, but I wouldn't want my son to marry one.

regards, O.L.

Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2008, 23:09
by femalepilot
F-15E pilots, Raptor pilots train

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Captain Jaina Wright, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection before executing a dissimilar air combat tactics sortie against F-22 Raptor aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base June 18. Captain Wright and fellow Strike Eagle aircrew members conducted DACT training at Tyndall AFB June 16-20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Amanda

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Capt. Jaina Wright, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, climbs into the cockpit as Senior Airman Matthew Jones, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, makes final mechanical adjustments prior to take off. Captain Wright and fellow members of the 333rd, 334th, 335th and 336th Fighter Squadrons arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base Monday to conduct dissimilar air combat tactics training missions with F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall. The Strike Eagle units will return to Seymour Johnson AFB June 20 after completing nearly 36 DACT sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Amanda Ferrell)

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Could anyone post another phoo of her and other female F-15E pilots?

Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2008, 23:22
by femalepilot
<a href="http://www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123105368">4th FW pilot becomes first female to receive Gabreski Award</a>:

Could anyone post a photo of Capt. Shannon Lippert, an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot from the 4th Fighter Wing?

Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2008, 23:59
by outlaw162
I'll be the first to admit, I've been shot down by a number of women. Hope those Raptor guys had better luck. 'Spect they did.

regards, O.L.

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2008, 09:07
by femalepilot
Capt. Kristin Hubbard checks the landing gear on her F-16 Fighting Falcon during a base-wide exercise July 21 at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Captain Hubbard is a 36th Fighter Squadron pilot. The operational readiness exercise tests Osan AB Airmen's ability to execute combat operations, receive follow-on forces and defend the base from attack. (USAF photo/Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2008, 09:15
by femalepilot
Preparing for flight. Capt. Jennifer Wade puts on her flight helmet July 22 before a training mission during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Capt. Wade is a F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to Hill AFB, Utah. (USAF photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Anyone has any other photos of her?

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2008, 15:15
by femalepilot
Tornadopilotin Leutnant Ulrike Flender:
She is the first female fighter pilot in Germany.
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Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2008, 16:16
by Scorpion1alpha
I've seen better German babes. LOL! But I'm sure she's a very good fighter jock.

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2008, 18:00
by JochemP
Ejercito del Aire (Spain) Alferez Rocio Gonzalez

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2008, 19:52
by JochemP
FACH Fuerza Aerea Chilena Pilots Aircraft T-35D Pillan

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 15:15
by Asif
Capt. Vanessa Mahan pauses after returning from a mission Sept. 15 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Captain Mahan is a F-15E Strike Eagle weapons systems officer deployed to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing in Afghanistan from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. She is from St. John, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Keith Brown)

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 21:37
by parrothead
Keep 'em comin (STS) :thumb:

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2008, 20:17
by mwindianapolis
I wish i joined the AF!!!!!

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2008, 12:38
by femalepilot
F/A-18F Female Pilot:
Lieutenant Alex Dietrich has served in the Navy for seven years and has participated in two deployments. During the deployment featured in CARRIER, she served as a lieutenant, junior grade, but was promoted during that deployment to lieutenant. Her combat experience during her second deployment earned her an Air Medal and she hit the milestones of a thousand hours of flight time and one hundred night traps. She is currently on “shore tour,” working as the aide to Vice Admiral Harvey, a three-star admiral who serves as the chief of naval personnel in Washington, D.C.

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There is a video about her:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/carrier/full_episodes.htm :Then go to:Episode 2: "Controlled Chaos" : Then click on Chapter 5: "Women Pilots" (13:32)

Due to contractual restrictions this video is not available in my country ,This is a flash video and you could save it by a software like "Dreamingsoft Flash Player",
Could anyone download this video and then upload it to (a site like youtube.com,...) for me, please?

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2008, 20:07
by TC
One Air Medal out of two 6 month deployments? That's it? :? Hell, I have 2 out of one 4 month deployment, and I'm about halfway to a third.

They must not get that many combat missions, because it takes 20 combat missions to earn one, unless you and your crew do something that would waive the 300 points you need, but would still not warrant the awarding of a DFC.

Nice looking gal, but I like that Strike Eagle WSO more. She reminds me of a girl that I used to fly with.

RE: Female Pilots

Unread postPosted: 27 Oct 2008, 04:47
by Gamera
http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pino ... light.html

"Monessa Catuncan: A Filipina takes flight"

Saturday, 25 October 2008 12:11 Billy Dela Cruz/AJPress 379 1 2 3 4 5 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UNITED States Air Force F-16 fighter pilot Monessa Catuncan doesn’t just maneuver an aircraft whenever she’s on air—she also carries the Philippine flag and the pride of the country it represents and the people in it.

Re: RE: Female Pilots

Unread postPosted: 27 Oct 2008, 13:22
by ATC
Gamera wrote:http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/379-monessa-catuncan-a-filipina-takes-flight.html

"Monessa Catuncan: A Filipina takes flight"

Saturday, 25 October 2008 12:11 Billy Dela Cruz/AJPress 379 1 2 3 4 5 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UNITED States Air Force F-16 fighter pilot Monessa Catuncan doesn’t just maneuver an aircraft whenever she’s on air—she also carries the Philippine flag and the pride of the country it represents and the people in it.


So this zoomie is more proud of her Philipino heritage than US. Not very impressive behavior from an officer of the USAF.

Re: RE: Female Pilots

Unread postPosted: 27 Oct 2008, 18:52
by StolichnayaStrafer
ATC wrote:So this zoomie is more proud of her Philipino heritage than US. Not very impressive behavior from an officer of the USAF.


Notice she was not quoted as saying anything of the sort. I think the newspaper decided to pitch that angle for "Pro-Philipino" purposes. No harm, no foul really- does some good for one of our allies to get a PR hero to relate with. Sure sounds like she earned those wings well though. 8)

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Unread postPosted: 28 Oct 2008, 02:14
by TC
Regarding the flag thing, it does sound a little blown out of proportions. Hell, sometimes on local sorties, I have two flag patches, one is Scottish, and the other is Republic of Ireland, and I will wear either one under my American flag patch. A couple of my pilots have something similar. One has a Puerto Rican flag, and the other has a Mexican flag. We'll wear them on locals, because no one else is coming on the jet. We don't wear them on combat missions, though, because we can't misrepresent citizenship of a nation other than the U.S. Plus, it's out of uniform anyway. :P

It's cool if she wants to be proud of her heritage, and display a Filipino flag. It's obvious that she hasn't forgotten which country her uniform represents, and gives her a really cool toy to play with. :thumb:

Unread postPosted: 28 Oct 2008, 06:58
by femalepilot
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Unread postPosted: 29 Oct 2008, 20:02
by Habu
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Unread postPosted: 29 Oct 2008, 21:05
by TC
Wow! I still remember her as an LT at Tyndall. She's still a babe! Of course, she's a babe with defensive jewelry (hence, her married name "Weeks"). She and her hubby are both AF officers (he's Intel, but we won't hold that against him).

Married AND an officer. D@mn! That's a Fraternazation "Double Whammy" for an "E" like me. :P

Unread postPosted: 29 Oct 2008, 21:29
by Habu
Haha! No kidding! It's funny though, I've seen several E-O marriages. Wife is a 2LT in the Army, husband is a Gunny in the Marines. My training NCO is a SSG, husband is a CPT in the Marines.

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 02:55
by TC
Oh, don't get me wrong Habu, there's been several times in my time in, that I would've liked to have punched my "O-card", so to speak, but I have to think at what cost. I've seen it first hand, and it's not very pretty.

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 03:41
by Habu
Oh yes, agreed. Which is why I'm going E to W! :-D

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 04:21
by TC
I wouldn't mind going E to W, but then, that would mean I'd have to transfer from the AF to the Army, and I don't want to go through Enlisted Basic Training again, just because I switched branches (or do you have to do that?), ON TOP OF going to WOCS immediately afterward. Plus, IIRC, it would be a very limited job choice for someone with my qualifications...either MX Officer or Chopper pilot.

Perhaps you could clear up any misconceptions there?

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 04:38
by Habu
Well remind me again what your current rank and MOS is. There's 25 MOS's in the Army that have WOs. They have the largest MOS base for WOs of the armed services. I'm going for 153A, which is of course, Rotary Wing Pilot. But there's several 15 series MOSs that are MX.

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 17:42
by TC
Yeah, see the Army doesn't even have an equivalent MOS to my AFSC. My AFSC is 1A231 (about to be 1A251), Aircraft Loadmaster. If I were to do it, not only would I have to change branches of service (an @$$ pain in itself), but I'd also have to change jobs.

Unread postPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 17:59
by Habu
Well, wait till the C-27 is online soon. They'll have loadmasters, I'm sure!

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2008, 01:30
by TC
I'd rather have "STD" in my medical records than "Turboprop" in my HARM records! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2008, 05:31
by viperloader
TC wrote:One Air Medal out of two 6 month deployments? That's it? :? Hell, I have 2 out of one 4 month deployment, and I'm about halfway to a third.

They must not get that many combat missions, because it takes 20 combat missions to earn one, unless you and your crew do something that would waive the 300 points you need, but would still not warrant the awarding of a DFC.

Nice looking gal, but I like that Strike Eagle WSO more. She reminds me of a girl that I used to fly with.


Dude for one, you're not a fighter pilot. Two, how many bombs have you dropped or hours do you have in the seat or traps (day or night) or anything else a rated Officer deals with (Navy or AF)? Don't get me wrong bro, I know droppin warheads ain't everything, and what you do is tough and you do it in war, but you oughta take into consideration everything before you spout off about your accomplishments and put down somebody else (especially pilots).

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2008, 06:06
by parrothead
Viperloader,

Please believe me when I say that I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers here. I've known TC for quite a while now and I'm confident that he did not mean to demean in any way in his last post here. If anything, he's rather annoyed that the pilot in question does not have more air medals than he does :)

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2008, 06:37
by Habu
TC wrote:I'd rather have "STD" in my medical records than "Turboprop" in my HARM records! :lol:

Not sure what HARM records are, but alright!

Unread postPosted: 01 Nov 2008, 02:11
by TC
"Host Aviation Records Managment". They are the folks who handle all aircrew records, i.e., airframe(s) operated, hours flown, aviation certifications/qualifications, currency, etc.

To ViperLoader...Parrothead has it right. No, I'm not in the Navy, and have never served day one on an aircraft carrier. That's why it puzzles me that someone who has spent a total of one year, in a flying billet, in a combat support area, would only have, and I quote, "AN Air Medal".

I have no idea what a CVW's flying schedule is like, but it seems to be pretty d@mn busy. I don't know how many times their pilots cross the fence, so again, had she earned more than one Air Medal for a total of 1 year in a combat-deployed status, it would've made more sense to me.

Then again, maybe it was just some p!$$ poor wording in the article, and they meant to say that she had earned 4, 5, or 6 AMs. That would make a helluva lot more sense to me, but again, I'm basing that off of my own deployed experience.

Again, I wasn't bragging about anything. I simply used myself, because I can't understand the discrepancy with her medal count. Kind of like why I couldn't understand seeing this A1C from the Med Group the other day, who had a Commendation Medal w/2 OLCs. 3 AFCMs as an A1C?...and an A1C from the Med Group at that?

I've waited a long time to use this one... :wtf:

Unread postPosted: 01 Nov 2008, 04:53
by viperloader
I didn't mean to sound like a dick bro. I guess I took what you said the wrong way. Anyway, I've been all over the world and still see "kids" runnin around here with as many ribbons as i've got! Now they have up to four as soon as they get outta basic.

Unread postPosted: 01 Nov 2008, 17:27
by TC
Yeah, if you shoot like Wyatt Earp, and don't p!$$ your TI off, you can graduate Basic with 4. I could've shot like Wyatt Earp, but my rifle was a major POS (hey, it's Colt, what do you expect?). :lol:

However, if I see that skinny little $h!t from the Medical Hobby Shop running around in his Blues on Monday, I have half a mind to remember his name from his nametag, and then go find out why an A1C who works in a medical job already supposedly has 2 less AFCMs than my Pops had when he retired as a Master.

I can't believe that nobody has called this kid out yet. If an A1C will have any "extended tour" medal, it would most likely be an Achievement, not a Commendation, and most certainly not 3 of them.

I'm throwing the bull$hit flag on this one.

Unread postPosted: 01 Nov 2008, 22:50
by F16guy
Just curious....Would this post have received 19 pages of replies if it had been titled Ugly Female Fighter pilots...or Female Fighterpilots...or Fighter pilots...
I'll be happy as long as we don't start one called "Beautiful fighter pilots" and everyone's picture is posted.

Also, are the jokes still the same. How do you tell if a female fighter pilot is at a party (in the room, etc...)? Don't worry, she'll tell you.
Or...Never ask if a pilot in the room is a fighter pilot. If she is you'll already know and if she isn't you don't want to embarrass her...

I'm just sayin'..

Unread postPosted: 02 Nov 2008, 03:53
by TC
F16guy wrote:Never ask if a pilot in the room is a fighter pilot. If she is you'll already know and if she isn't you don't want to embarrass her.


:lol: To which I'd have to paraphrase Jake Grafton in "Flight of the Intruder":

"Oh, you're a fighter PILOT? Listen @$$hole, fighter PUKES make movies. CARGO guys make HISTORY! :lol:

I know he really said BOMBER pilots, but then, my ride starts with a "C", not a "B". :wink:

Sad thing about this thread, and I have mentioned it a couple times on some of the earlier pages on this thread, is that, simply because a female happens to be wearing a flight suit with a pair of wings on it, does not automatically qualify her as "BEAUTIFUL".

When I think of "Beautiful", I think of a girl that I wouldn't mind rolling over and seeing in my bed. Some of these women, I think I'd have to gnaw my arm off to keep from waking them up...then gnaw off the other, so I'd never do something that stupid again! :wink:

Unread postPosted: 02 Nov 2008, 04:19
by StolichnayaStrafer
ALL women pilots have a quality of beauty all of their own. 8)

Some people just don't see it. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 02 Nov 2008, 04:30
by TC
StolichnayaStrafer wrote:Some people just don't see it.


No, some people are just DELUSIONAL! Trust me buddy. I've known enough female drivers to know that, if I were an O instead of an E, there's some that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.

Now, when where talking about ladies like "Fifi", Sam Weeks, Bobbi Doorenbos, or Karen Van der Brouke, that's a completely different story!

But no, just because they occupy the "Box Office" instead of the "Cockpit", does NOT automatically qualify them as good looking.

Here's an analogy. Roseanne Barr and Rosie O'Donnell are "female" (and I use that term very loosely) Hollywood Celebrities. Since they are stars, does that automatically make them beautiful?

Unread postPosted: 06 Nov 2008, 07:41
by rickster25
guys, there's a beautiful Filipina-American Viper pilot with the 34FS "Rams" at Hill AFB... she's CPT MONESSA CATUNCAN...does anyone knows her aircraft s/n?
here's the article... http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/379-monessa-catuncan-a-filipina-takes-flight.html ... :)

Unread postPosted: 06 Nov 2008, 14:14
by Habu
rickster25 wrote:guys, there's a beautiful Filipina-American Viper pilot with the 34FS "Rams" at Hill AFB... she's CPT MONESSA CATUNCAN...does anyone knows her aircraft s/n?
here's the article... http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/379-monessa-catuncan-a-filipina-takes-flight.html ... :)


See page 18 of this thread.

Unread postPosted: 06 Nov 2008, 15:20
by rickster25
thanks Habu... :beer:
what's her aircraft s/n with the 34FS Rams? :?:

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 06:21
by Habu
In that pic? Dunno.

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 06:57
by TC
rickster25 wrote:what's her aircraft s/n


You mean, what's her CREW CHIEF'S aircraft's tail number, that just happens to have her name on the left side of the canopy rail, which she may or may not even get to fly all that often?

There's another misconception about fighters that I'd like to clear up. Just because the left side of the canopy says "Capt. Bob Smith", doesn't mean that Captain Bob Smith flies only that jet. He may fly any jet in that squadron, and may only very rarely, if ever get the luck of the draw and fly the bird that happens to have his name on it.

Some unlucky drivers have the dubious honor of having their names placed on a hangar queen that only gets off the ground when MX puts jacks underneath it. :lol:

But, even though it has the pilot's name on it, it's still his Crew Chief's bird.

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 07:04
by Habu
^ w3rd for word!

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 12:01
by femalepilot
Did anyone watch the movie "The Adromeda Strain"-2008?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iu3YZrvL38
There is an F-16 female pilot in this movie !
Could anyone post some snapshots of her?

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 13:54
by Habu
I didn't even know they remade it.

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2008, 21:02
by rickster25
TC wrote:
rickster25 wrote:what's her aircraft s/n


You mean, what's her CREW CHIEF'S aircraft's tail number, that just happens to have her name on the left side of the canopy rail, which she may or may not even get to fly all that often?

There's another misconception about fighters that I'd like to clear up. Just because the left side of the canopy says "Capt. Bob Smith", doesn't mean that Captain Bob Smith flies only that jet. He may fly any jet in that squadron, and may only very rarely, if ever get the luck of the draw and fly the bird that happens to have his name on it.

Some unlucky drivers have the dubious honor of having their names placed on a hangar queen that only gets off the ground when MX puts jacks underneath it. :lol:

But, even though it has the pilot's name on it, it's still his Crew Chief's bird.


thanks for the info, TC :beer: ...so let me rephrase my question, what is CPT CATUNCAN's Crew Chief's Viper tail number? Any photos? :?: :)

Unread postPosted: 12 Nov 2008, 13:59
by rickster25
i managed to find a pic of her crew chief's Viper but can't read out the serial number? Any hawk-eyed guys help? http://www.asianjournal.com/data/PDF/20 ... 0%2011.pdf :?

Unread postPosted: 12 Nov 2008, 14:18
by Habu
Pic is too lo-res to tell the number.

Unread postPosted: 15 Nov 2008, 22:14
by goatmilk
Habu wrote:
rickster25 wrote:guys, there's a beautiful Filipina-American Viper pilot with the 34FS "Rams" at Hill AFB... she's CPT MONESSA CATUNCAN...does anyone knows her aircraft s/n?
here's the article... http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/379-monessa-catuncan-a-filipina-takes-flight.html ... :)


See page 18 of this thread.


WOW! :shock: Truly an inspiration, not only for women, but for Filipino-Americans like me who are striving to be fighter pilots. Capt. Catuncan, you are my new hero! :thumb:

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2008, 20:59
by femalepilot
http://www.standard.net/live/news/147025/
Capt. Kerri “Polar” Fuhs, 4th Fighter Squadron, climbs into an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a training mission at Hill Air Force Base on Oct. 21. Fuhs spent several months in Iraq and will deploy again in early 2009.
I heard before about :Capt. Kerri "Polar" Fulgham from the 4th EFS Are they the same pilot?!

Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2008, 09:19
by TC
Same lady, just with "Defensive Jewelry" on her left hand now. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2008, 06:49
by Habu
Defensive is a relative term.

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2008, 23:57
by LinkF16SimDude
TC wrote:Same lady, just with "Defensive Jewelry" on her left hand now. :wink:

Well...at least she didn't have to change any of her monograms...so she's got THAT goin' for her. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 00:39
by TC
I did think of that when I saw her initials. Then, it made me think that it would make a divorce almost just as painless as marriage.

Well, unless you're Sam Kinison, maybe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW9_wlfiRJY

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 11:41
by Whity
Good looking Spanish Harrier II pilot

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 11:51
by Whity
And another good looking aviator (USA).

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 11:56
by Whity
Reviving the thread with some more military babes...

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 12:48
by Whity
And some more...

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 13:47
by Habu
Hm, dunno if they're pilots or passengers. They seem a bit haphazard to me.

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2008, 15:45
by outlaw162
I can't control it.

I just keep hearing Rick Moranis saying:

"I bet she gives great helmet."

regards, OL

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 00:14
by LinkF16SimDude
Prolly passengers or dressed for a photo op. The Spanish gal has new patches and no rank insignia. Neither does the second lady. Plus....whoever fitted her suit and harness needs to be re-qual'd.

Still...neither are harsh on the Mk I eyeball. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 02:35
by TC
Yeah, the Spanish girl is definitely just an airshow groupie. The second girl was prolly some extra for that stupid @$$ Stealth movie from a couple years ago.

Ok, I admit it, I didn't watch it, but it looked really HOMO!

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 02:45
by TC
I like that gal that's running past the Harrier!

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 02:56
by Habu
Not even Jessica Biel could get me to watch that steaming pile.

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 06:34
by LinkF16SimDude
Harrier? What Harrier? I don't see no stinking Harrier! :wink: :D

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 06:39
by TC
:lol: Ok, allow me to rephrase that. I like the girl with the prominent...um...nametag. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 09:15
by F16guy
Both were not pilots and the second gal looks like she is going for a Helo or prop ride even if she is wearing earrings.

Not that I wouldn't give a ride to the first gal, though. I mean a flight. In the back seat....

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2008, 09:59
by TC
F16guy wrote:Not that I wouldn't give a ride to the first gal, though. I mean a flight. In the back seat....


...of your plane or your Chevrolet? :lol:

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2008, 08:02
by F16guy
Thats outlandish sir, this is a flying forum...of course the backseat is in my Chevy.

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2008, 10:36
by TC
As well it should be. :lol:

Unfortunately, I drive a "Li'l Deuce", so I have no backseat. However, there is the bed of the truck, so that should work even better.

Unread postPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 03:24
by Scorpion1alpha
Image

:D

I can look at this Brit sleep all day!

Unread postPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 03:32
by Scorpion1alpha
Habu wrote:Not even Jessica Biel could get me to watch that steaming pile.


I, unfortunately, made the mistake of watching that movie. I wish I could get those 2 hours of my life back.

Unread postPosted: 26 Nov 2008, 05:48
by goatmilk
rickster25 wrote:guys, there's a beautiful Filipina-American Viper pilot with the 34FS "Rams" at Hill AFB... she's CPT MONESSA CATUNCAN...does anyone knows her aircraft s/n?
here's the article... http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pino ... light.html ... :)


When I saw her picture she looked really familiar. Today, I remembered watching a youtube video a very long time ago and recalled seeing a female filipino/asian UPT student in the video. I looked up the video again, and sure enough it's Capt. Catuncan during UPT (or at least I'm 99% positive it's her). The host student calls her "Mo". She appears at 0:43. UPT 06-06 class spoofing MTV Cribs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLHgmTuIus

Unread postPosted: 26 Nov 2008, 21:06
by rickster25
goatmilk wrote:
rickster25 wrote:guys, there's a beautiful Filipina-American Viper pilot with the 34FS "Rams" at Hill AFB... she's CPT MONESSA CATUNCAN...does anyone knows her aircraft s/n?
here's the article... http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/379-monessa-catuncan-a-filipina-takes-flight.html ... :)


When I saw her picture she looked really familiar. Today, I remembered watching a youtube video a very long time ago and recalled seeing a female filipino/asian UPT student in the video. I looked up the video again, and sure enough it's Capt. Catuncan during UPT (or at least I'm 99% positive it's her). The host student calls her "Mo". She appears at 0:43. UPT 06-06 class spoofing MTV Cribs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLHgmTuIus


Thanks for the vid, kabayan. She was still a 1LT then. :cheers:

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:22
by skybolt101
Pakistan Air Force Female Pilot in F-7

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:24
by skybolt101
Pakistan Air Force Female Pilot

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:26
by skybolt101
Lady fighter pilots of Pakistan Air Force after completing a mission on F-7 fighter aircraft at Operational Conversion Unit, PAF Base, Mianwali - Pakistan - 17 March 2008.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:28
by skybolt101
Flg. Off. Hina Tahir of No. 18 OCU flew the chase sortie on F-7P aircraft on 03 Dec 2007, becoming the second lady pilot to fly single cockpit fighter aircraft in the history of PAF.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:29
by skybolt101
First batch of female cadet pilots from GDP course pose in front of a T-37. Currently (June 2005) there are 10 female cadets in two batches of 5, undergoing training at the flying wing of PAF Academy, Risalpur.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:34
by skybolt101
Flying Officer Nadia Gul,Flying Officer Saba Khan, Flying Officer Mariam Khalil and Flying Officer Saira Batool alongwith another female officer of PAF

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:36
by skybolt101
The first ever batch of lady pilots Flying Officer Nadia Gul,Flying Officer Saba Khan,
Flying Officer Mariam Khalil and Flying Officer Saira Batool after earning coveted
flying badges in Pakistan Air Force after the Graduation Ceremony of
116th G.D (P) Course held at PAF Academy Risalpur - Pakistan on Thursday (30-3-2006)

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:37
by skybolt101
The first ever batch of lady pilots Flying Officer Nadia Gul,Flying Officer Saba Khan,
Flying Officer Mariam Khalil and Flying Officer Saira Batool with their Flying Instructor

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:43
by skybolt101
Female pilots from Pakistan Air Force

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:43
by skybolt101
Female pilots from Pakistan Air Force

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:45
by skybolt101
Female pilots from Pakistan Air Force

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2008, 21:45
by skybolt101
Female pilots from Pakistan Air Force

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2008, 23:13
by TC
For all who enjoy the...er..."Scenery", I have merged the Female pilots and Babes in the Military threads into one big thread. Feel free to post pics of any women here, fly girls or otherwise...as long as it's...TASTEFUL (giggity). Enjoy, and Hey, Let's be careful out there!

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2008, 23:19
by Habu
Haha! I thought something was up when I got the email with a different thread title.

Unread postPosted: 12 Dec 2008, 00:41
by TC
Yup. Just TC trying to make life a little bit easier for all of the users.

Unread postPosted: 18 Dec 2008, 02:25
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:Feel free to post pics of any women here, fly girls or otherwise...as long as it's...TASTEFUL (giggity).


Hehehe.

He said "tasteful".

Hehehe.

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2008, 14:46
by lillybas
It means

Greeting from above afghanistan

Dear grandma (meme means grandmother) :)

Karen

Unread postPosted: 21 Dec 2008, 02:13
by TC
For those who missed the pic the first time around, your mods are on the job!

By the way, welcome to you. I have also have a couple of "hero shots" that I took of myself flying over OEF and OIF. However, I think that the boys on the site would be in complete agreement that mine are nowhere near as good looking. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2008, 06:48
by Scorpion1alpha
lillybas wrote:It means

Greeting from above afghanistan

Dear grandma (meme means grandmother) :)

Karen


*EDIT*

Oh, I get it now. Silly me.

Welcome!

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2009, 18:11
by femalepilot
Hello, Could anyone post a photo and some information from USAF F-16 pilot Captain Sheryl Ott?

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2009, 08:21
by F16guy
"Double" Ott.

I'll see what I can scrounge up but they are not recent if I have anything. Don't even know if she is still in.

Unread postPosted: 05 Jan 2009, 01:38
by F16guy
Here is a link to Codeone Magazine with the Women Warriors of Osan.

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/archives ... index.html

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 18:59
by femalepilot
Is this photo F-16 pilot Capt. Julie Moore?

I read about her at http://www.shaw.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123065274

Could anyone post some other photos of her?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 21:43
by StolichnayaStrafer
That's an awesome picture! :o

Looks like she could be flying with the 64th or 65th Aggressors(65th Eagle in background) at Nellis now... I'll drink to that good thought!!! 8)

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2009, 01:16
by TC
If the photographer could've been good enough to pan down another inch or so, he could've photographed her...um...NAME TAG. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2009, 02:58
by StolichnayaStrafer
Those Aggressor Wing patches are pretty cool too. 8)

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2009, 05:14
by TC
Of course Stoli! I was talking about her...um...PATCHES! Uh yeah, yeah! That's the ticket! :wink:

Actually, the Aggressor morale name tags do look pretty cool. Around the "PowerPoint Experts, Corcoran Marauder Warriors" side of the base, however, I can safely assume that they have to wear their standard USAF wings.

Hell, we can't even wear our Friday patch outside of the squadron anymore. :evil:

Wait a sec. We can't wear our Friday patch INSIDE the squadron either. All we can wear is a squadron color T-shirt under our flight suit on Fridays.

If there is a happy, fun time to be had, you can bet your @$$ the AF will hunt it down and kill it, lest someone should actually enjoy what they were doing.

G**dammit I miss the Reserves! :mad:

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2009, 09:35
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:Actually, the Aggressor morale name tags do look pretty cool. Around the "PowerPoint Experts, Corcoran Marauder Warriors" side of the base, however, I can safely assume that they have to wear their standard USAF wings.


I believe Aggressors drivers are authorized to wear the "Russian Wings" patch on their flightsuits only to signify their role, no matter where they are. ABUs, blues, or Class A uniforms, only the standard USAF wings are authorized.

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2009, 14:07
by femalepilot
Hi,
Could anyone take screenshots and upload the sences of the film "The Andromeda Strain 2008" that contain the female f-16 fighter pilot in this film?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/fullcredits#cast
I guess the f-16 female pilot is "Lt. Amy Deacon " actress : Nicola Anderson!

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 14:36
by Elliboom
My wife would kill me if she knew I posted this, but here she is after a deployment exercise.

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 19:03
by Habu
Ha! What does she do?

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 19:05
by StolichnayaStrafer
Why would she kill you? It's a decent photo of a pretty gal- and you are proud to have her as your wife, I would care to wager. 8)

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 20:18
by Habu
Women are like that. They're highly self conscious.

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 20:52
by TC
Elliboom wrote:here she is after a deployment exercise.


Oh yes, the wonderful, amazing MobEx's. Those are always my favorite. Right on up there with poking a stick in my eye, or hitting my toes with a hammer.

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2009, 21:15
by Elliboom
When the picture was taken she was an enlisted Medical Lab Tech, now she's a nurse. But as always she is still my wife.

Unread postPosted: 15 Jan 2009, 04:20
by Habu
That's cool man! I trust you're in the AF as well, yesnot?

Unread postPosted: 15 Jan 2009, 13:10
by Elliboom
Habu wrote:That's cool man! I trust you're in the AF as well, yesnot?


Sort of, ANG

Unread postPosted: 15 Jan 2009, 18:18
by Habu
That's still AF. I'm ARNG.

Unread postPosted: 15 Jan 2009, 23:01
by TC
It's the AF without playing all the silly, BS "AF games". It's what we all aspire to be, well, except for the needle d!ck, d0ucheb@gs.

I was in AFRC for 4, before I got out. Now, I'm on AD, and d@mmit I miss the Reserves!

Good picture Elliboom. You're a lucky guy, no doubt.

Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2009, 10:27
by femalepilot
I found her photo in:
http://www.trmilitary.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=11360&sid=232eda06ee40c9743534ea58f3827632&start=180

I do not know Turkish, Could anyone translate these sentences to English?

"Hangi ülkenin olduğunu çıkaramadım kadın pilot bir F-16 uçağının kokpitinde. Oldukça fazla g kuvvetine maruz kalmış olmalı. Maskesinin izi yüzüne çıkmış."


Anyone know more about this photo? Has already seen her before? And Could tell her name and more information and photo of her?

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2009, 12:48
by r2d2
femalepilot wrote:I do not know Turkish, Could anyone translate these sentences to English?

"Hangi ülkenin olduğunu çıkaramadım kadın pilot bir F-16 uçağının kokpitinde. Oldukça fazla g kuvvetine maruz kalmış olmalı. Maskesinin izi yüzüne çıkmış."


This is from a Turkish military/defence forum.

The forum user says
:A female pilot whose nationality is unknown by me is in the cockpit of a F-16'' and suspects that ''the print of the O2 mask on her face is due to high G maneuvers."

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2009, 13:55
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:
Image


r2d2 wrote:The forum user says ''A female pilot whose nationality is unknown by me is in the cockpit of a F-16


I'm wondering if this is the same Karen from the Belgian AF?

She's cute! :D

RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2009, 23:48
by LinkF16SimDude
Definitely an EPAF gal. Dutch, Belgian, Norwegian, Danish....you pick. Shoulder boards are a clue.

RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 19 Jan 2009, 02:36
by ptplauthor
Definitely an EPAF gal. Dutch, Belgian, Norwegian, Danish....you pick. Shoulder boards are a clue.


Using my Stevie Wonder-esque skills at photo-interpretation, I think she's Danish. I looked through the patches on the site--the closest match is to Eskadrille 730 at Skrydstrup AB .

She's a very good looking pilot.

FWIW, the first time I looked at this thread, I was at school, the teacher caught me--I had to come up with a quick excuse, but didn't get in trouble.

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 19 Jan 2009, 03:41
by TC
Scorpion1alpha wrote:I'm wondering if this is the same Karen from the Belgian AF?


Yes, I believe it is her. Looking muy bien too!

Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 01:45
by femalepilot
Female F-16 instructor pilot Maj. Windy Hendrick

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 02:49
by LinkF16SimDude
Don't think she flies. Note the absence of wings and oak leaves. May have just been a "hero shot" ("heroine shot"?) as a reward for her work. ICBWT. But a hottie nonetheless. :wink:

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 02:58
by TC
Fighter and bomber guys "sanitize" their flight suits before they fly. I think I can just make out a subdued Major leaf on her left shoulder, but unfortunately, the shadow hits her flight suit in just the wrong place.

She may very well be the real deal. Never heard of her, but female fighter jocks aren't that uncommon anymore either.

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 22:31
by LinkF16SimDude
If Tucson was in a combat zone and we were strikin' targets south of Nogales, I'd agree with ya regarding sanitization. But it's not, and we're not. She's indeed an officer. Maybe just not a flying officer, which may explain the lack of rank insignia on the bag. Her BDUs are prolly a different story. However if this was just a heroine shot or an incentive ride (902's a coupe, BTW), I'd expect to see unit patches at the very least.

Or maybe I'm just all wet. :shrug:

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 22:40
by TC
Allow me to rephrase my previous post then...As a practice, fighter and bomber guys typically sanitize their flight suits before flying. It's in keeping with the concept of "Train like you Fight/Fight like you Train". Tyndall and Homestead are not the AOR either, but every Eagle and Viper Driver I saw in Life Support would pull the patches off of their flight suits before jumping in the crew bus.

In AMC, crews typically do not sanitize, except in a couple of specific missions, which I will decline to discuss.

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2009, 13:55
by Scorpion1alpha
If she's an IP, she can instruct me! Got that MILF look. :inlove:

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2009, 19:07
by Gamera
http://cinematoday.jp/movie/gallery/T0006924
http://cinematoday.jp/movie/T0006924

Screen caps from the 2008.12.13 movie "Sora he -Sukui no tsubasa RESCUE WINGS-".

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2009, 19:07
by LinkF16SimDude
Scorpion1alpha wrote:If she's an IP, she can instruct me! Got that MILF look. :inlove:

...and no defensive jewelry. Tally Ho!! :thumb:

RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2009, 03:42
by TC
No rings allowed on the flightline, so we'd have to wait to see her around the squadron to know. I do, however, like how she doesn't wear an undershirt under her flightsuit. Muy excellente! 8)

Re: RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2009, 10:23
by femalepilot
TC wrote:No rings allowed on the flightline, so we'd have to wait to see her around the squadron to know. I do, however, like how she doesn't wear an undershirt under her flightsuit. Muy excellente! 8)

Could you tell more about her or send another photo of her ,please?

RE: Re: RE: Female F-16 instructor pilot

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2009, 20:27
by TC
Well, unfortunately, I can't. I don't fly in the Viper world, or the AZ ANG. However, I'm sure someone out there could enlighten the class.

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2009, 16:25
by thegreekness
dude - I want to fly in THIS squadron...

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2009, 18:46
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:Hi,
Could anyone take screenshots and upload the sences of the film "The Andromeda Strain 2008" that contain the female f-16 fighter pilot in this film?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/fullcredits#cast
I guess the f-16 female pilot is "Lt. Amy Deacon " actress : Nicola Anderson!


There are some cockpit shots of her before F-16 Fighter Jet crashed:

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"The grisliest ends in the film are reserved for women with one committing self-immolation and a (union rule) female fighter pilot trapped screaming in the cockpit of a crashing F-16!"
Could anyone post some screenshots of her before her flight?

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2009, 22:37
by darkvarkguy
Twice as good!

Unread postPosted: 17 Mar 2009, 18:28
by Gamera
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yqsbc547/54396865.html

Don't know/recognise her serial number and unit.

Unread postPosted: 18 Mar 2009, 04:28
by TC
That's Karen Vandenbroucke from the Belgian AF.

Unread postPosted: 20 Mar 2009, 00:56
by triple111
snypa777 wrote:Ok, kind of on topic, depends on your tastes!!!
We always have one man in the squad on the look out for enemy aircraft!
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I just thought this picture was funny as hell!

*CANT* *BREATHE!!!!*
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 20 Mar 2009, 01:07
by cdr_sky
TC wrote:
Scorpion1alpha wrote:I'm wondering if this is the same Karen from the Belgian AF?


Yes, I believe it is her. Looking muy bien too!


i dont think so, look at rank and also eyebrow, my tip is Anne-Marie Jansen

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2009, 06:00
by Scorpion1alpha
cdr_sky wrote:
TC wrote:
Scorpion1alpha wrote:I'm wondering if this is the same Karen from the Belgian AF?


Yes, I believe it is her. Looking muy bien too!


i dont think so, look at rank and also eyebrow, my tip is Anne-Marie Jansen


Look at the visor cover. It has "Karen" written on it.

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2009, 04:49
by Scorpion1alpha
I like Maj Melissa "SHOCK" May (Scarlet Headed Ovulating Commie Killer :lol:)

Here a write up on some of her exploits at Iraq in 2003: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2007/ ... n_071229w/

She's a cutie.

Unread postPosted: 31 Mar 2009, 10:32
by femalepilot
It would be nice if anyone post some photo new F-16 female fighter pilots in 2008 and 2009!!! :oops:

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2009, 18:09
by Gamera
http://www.kfbb.com/news/local/42511232.html

"Two Women Excelling in Male-Dominated Professions at the Montana Air National Guard"

Story Published: Apr 5, 2009 at 11:19 PM MDT
Story Updated: Apr 6, 2009 at 6:11 AM MDT
By KFBB News Team

March was Women's History Month around the nation and the Montana Air National Guard says its proud to have two pioneers in historically male-dominated professions. Captain Carol Kohtz and SSgt Tiffany Sinner though say they'd like to be seen as just one of the guys.

http://www.alamogordonews.com/opinion/ci_12046990

"Base celebrates women in history"

Posted: 04/02/2009 12:00:00 AM MDT
Hollogram
By Tech. Sgt. Christopher D. Flahive, 49th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Team Holloman members celebrated the accomplishments of women throughout history with a luncheon at the Desert Sands Enlisted Club March 19.

Col. Jeff Harrigian, 49th Fighter Wing commander, presents a... (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Flahive)

female F-16 Falcon pilot honors in Women’s History Month

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2009, 18:17
by femalepilot
Capt. Sarah Eccles walks away from a F-16 Falcon with her gear after a flight at Osan AB South Korea. Capt Eckles is the only female fighter pilot assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron here. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Stephenie Wade) :oops: :D

Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 15:56
by femalepilot
Scorpion1alpha wrote:
femalepilot wrote:
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r2d2 wrote:The forum user says ''A female pilot whose nationality is unknown by me is in the cockpit of a F-16


I'm wondering if this is the same Karen from the Belgian AF?

She's cute! :D

I found this blog about belgian F-16 pilot Karen VandenBroecke:
http://www.aereo.jor.br/?p=3354
and these images:
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http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/f-16belga-2.jpg
http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/f-16belga-3.jpg
In the firt image n the tail of the F-16 aircraft is written "Matrix" and on the helmet of this female pilot (in previous post) is written "Matrix" ,too!
Is this F-16 aircraft flown by Lt. Karen VandenBroecke?
Anyone know?

RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 13 Apr 2009, 16:01
by Scorpion1alpha
Good observation femalepilot. I'm also wondering now.

RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 13 Apr 2009, 17:10
by thegreekness
the Belgian pilot is really cute....and a badass.

RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 13 Apr 2009, 18:32
by femalepilot
Could anyone post some other shots of Lt. Karen VandenBroecke ,please?

Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2009, 19:06
by cdr_sky

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 00:19
by thegreekness
nice. A little stalker-ish...but nice - definately a hottie

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 00:53
by ptplauthor
A little stalker-ish...


:lmao:


I nearly got in trouble looking at this thread a few months ago--I was supposed to be looking at the Venezuelan F-16s for an assignment, but I got sidetracked, and once my friend started looking at it too, he gave it away, the teacher came over and wondered what we were doing.

Our stereo reply: "Research of course"
It's a good thing that teacher had a sense of humor.....but he told us to concentrate on the plane itself....we did (eventually)

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 01:57
by thegreekness
lol - Karen Vandensomething (broeke, brouke, how spelled?) prolly has a Facebook fanclub by now :D

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 02:00
by ptplauthor
lol - Karen Vandensomething (broeke, brouke, how spelled?) prolly has a Facebook fanclub by now Very Happy


You could always start one :D but we already got a fanclub going here.

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 02:52
by thegreekness
Yeah.....someone should probably change the name of this thread to "the Karen thread" :wink: ....

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 16 Apr 2009, 20:02
by femalepilot
Dear "cdr sky",
Thanks for these images, but they are very old!
That would be nice if anyone could post a new photo of her!

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2009, 08:29
by cdr_sky
femalepilot wrote:Dear "cdr sky",
Thanks for these images, but they are very old!
That would be nice if anyone could post a new photo of her!


yeah mby sombody from privat collection :wink:

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2009, 08:47
by cdr_sky
Inge Huygebaert, Hercules, 20 Squadron/15 Wing

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Unread postPosted: 27 Apr 2009, 11:11
by heds
Admire these women

Unread postPosted: 27 Apr 2009, 12:45
by PhillyGuy
heds wrote:Admire these women


Worship... :lol:

RMAF Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2009, 19:17
by femalepilot
Out on the tarmac, I watch as Captain Patricia Yapp Syau Yin RMAF, 33, climbs the rung of the ladder and into the cockpit of the MiG-29 Fulcrum for a combat air tactics drill....

At the control tower’s go-ahead, Yapp, who reigns as the first ever woman to become a qualified MiG-29 fighter pilot (source: RMAF) and a member of the RMAF’s Tedung Selar fraternity, salutes and rips away from the tyre-scorched runway. The sudden quiet as it rockets into the sky becomes quite deafening....

Source: http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.a ... =lifefocus

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2009, 20:15
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:
femalepilot wrote:Hi,
Could anyone take screenshots and upload the sences of the film "The Andromeda Strain 2008" that contain the female f-16 fighter pilot in this film?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/fullcredits#cast
I guess the f-16 female pilot is "Lt. Amy Deacon " actress : Nicola Anderson!


Please Watch:
First: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbQToKbzXzo&feature=PlayList&p=103F64D9B5B05186&index=7
Second: http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/vid/4068/
Third: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOGZZCvLkBQ&feature=PlayList&p=103F64D9B5B05186&index=8

The movie is "The Andromeda Strain" and the Female F-16 Fighter Pilot in the cockpit is "Nicola Anderson" as "Lt. Amy Deacon" !
That would be nice if anyone upload other video of female fighter pilots like this!

Other images of this actress:
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Unread postPosted: 23 May 2009, 23:57
by thegreekness
Nice. I might even watch the movie now....

Denise Quinones played Lt. Rachel Torres, F-18 pilot in the "Aquaman" tv-show-pilot. (Show never aired, but the pilot-episode is on iTunes)

Moon Bloodgood (great name) plays A-10 pilot Blaire Williams in "Terminator Salvation"

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 02:29
by VarkVet
Moon Bloodgood (great name) plays A-10 pilot Blaire Williams in "Terminator Salvation"


Both of them are lacking in the T and A department.

Now if moon had a set that matched the size of that gun muzzle on 673 ... I might go see that movie!

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 15:20
by femalepilot
thegreekness wrote:Nice. I might even watch the movie now....

Denise Quinones played Lt. Rachel Torres, F-18 pilot in the "Aquaman" tv-show-pilot. (Show never aired, but the pilot-episode is on iTunes)

Moon Bloodgood (great name) plays A-10 pilot Blaire Williams in "Terminator Salvation"


Watch Lt. Rachel Torres, female F-18 pilot in "Aquaman":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMG7E8gKdHM
She is an attaractive female hornet fighter pilot!

That would b e nice to see some screenshots of female A-10 pilot Blaire Williams in "Terminator Salvation"....
Anyone could post any screenshots ?

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 15:40
by femalepilot
Teniente alférez Rocío González Torres , Spanish female 'Top Gun' fighter pilot, flies the F/A-18 Hornet.

20 años de la mujer en las Fuerzas Armadas, spot piloto.
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hS4vPbQDQ4

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 17:44
by Gamera
From The Time, May 23, 2009

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 344981.ece

"The Top Gun girl and the Tornado fast jet"

Squadron Leader Elle Hillard is a woman in a man’s world as she flies her Tornado bomber into combat

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 18:58
by thegreekness
Both of them are lacking in the T and A department.

Thats b/c they're in flightsuits :D - Google <A href="http://images.google.com/images?q=Moon+Bloodgood">Moon Bloodgood</a> -

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2009, 22:39
by VarkVet
thegreekness wrote:Thats b/c they're in flightsuits :D - google bloodgood -


I stand corrected ... "Shwing" :shock:

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 20:40
by femalepilot
Watch the nice female co-pilot in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUipeDZmp5o

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 03:54
by TC
Re: the actresses playing Hawg drivers...at least they could've helped the one girl put her hair up properly, and given her a set of combat boots to wear instead of those Vans skater shoes.

Oh yeah, and the Tornado pilot up there is not attractive at all. She looks like she just smoked a nickel bag.

RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 18:36
by thegreekness
tru dat...

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 18:43
by StolichnayaStrafer
Then again, which would you prefer on your wing in combat- a swimsuit model, or a pilot who will do their job well? :idea:

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 18:56
by thegreekness
obviously the pilot. but THIS thread is about the "swimsuit models" :wink:

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 22:09
by TC
I definitely care more about her job performance than her looks, but I'd at least want her to appear like she didn't just come from a Tom Petty concert. :lol:

Smoking $h!t = Bad for you.

Drinking the bong water = VERY bad for you!

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 22:58
by StolichnayaStrafer
Due to the inherent nature of this Forum, I was just keeping things in perspective.

:crazypilot:

Besides, I certainly didn't post that pic- nor would I have in this thread. :whistle:

However, nothing in the thread title mentions looks either. :P

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 03:49
by thegreekness
However, nothing in the thread title mentions looks either.

good point. but come on...

Smoking $h!t = Bad for you.
Drinking the bong water = VERY bad for you!

lmao :lmao:

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 04:13
by TC
StolichnayaStrafer wrote:nothing in the thread title mentions looks either.


C'mon Stoli! Rosie O'Donnell ALLEGEDLY has female anatomy, but that doesn't mean we want to look at her in this thread...or anywhere else for that matter.

When this thread was brand new, I thought that was just understood, but some people have posted some real woof woofs.

Good rule of thumb: If you don't want to see her naked, then a flight suit isn't going to make her look any prettier.

You can't polish a turd.

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Nice Female Figher pilot

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 16:06
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:Oh yeah, and the Tornado pilot up there is not attractive at all. She looks like she just smoked a nickel bag.


:lmao:

Yeah, that Tornado pilot looks...well...I...nah...

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 16:12
by Scorpion1alpha
Don't remember seeing this mentioned here, old news maybe but the RAF's Red Arrows now has a female demo pilot:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-New ... 5215280619

Jury's still out with me. Maybe have to see her with the hair down or something.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 17:37
by darkvarkguy
She's cute but hair down and makeup would definately make it even better I'm sure.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2009, 21:31
by TC
Not bad. Not bad at all. Actually kinda reminds me of a girl I used to fly with...and she DID look good with her hair down!

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2009, 00:03
by StolichnayaStrafer
TC wrote:
StolichnayaStrafer wrote:nothing in the thread title mentions looks either.


C'mon Stoli! Rosie O'Donnell ALLEGEDLY has female anatomy, but that doesn't mean we want to look at her in this thread...or anywhere else for that matter.

When this thread was brand new, I thought that was just understood, but some people have posted some real woof woofs.

Good rule of thumb: If you don't want to see her naked, then a flight suit isn't going to make her look any prettier.

You can't polish a turd.


Which is WHY I made this statement...

Besides, I certainly didn't post that pic- nor would I have in this thread. :whistle:


To that end, NONE of the pictures I would have can go in this Forum- we'll just leave it at that! :twisted:

Unread postPosted: 14 Jun 2009, 12:54
by femalepilot
French female fighter pilot. Anyone see her in another site? What is her name?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anfraf70/2860346511/

Unread postPosted: 17 Jun 2009, 07:34
by rickster25
can we request or provide inputs to the decal makers to produce a decal sheet of USAF F-16C piloted or crewed by female pilots or crewed by them? :?: :2c:

Unread postPosted: 30 Jun 2009, 03:08
by Scorpion1alpha
Hard to give a hotness rating of that French Mirage driver unless there's a shot of her up close. :(

Unread postPosted: 30 Jun 2009, 08:44
by safeside
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Where' the bombs? :P

Unread postPosted: 30 Jun 2009, 22:38
by TC
Nice bombs. The large, air-dropped explosive devices aren't bad either.

Unread postPosted: 14 Jul 2009, 00:01
by Scorpion1alpha
BC glasses are (NOT) hot!

Unread postPosted: 14 Jul 2009, 00:05
by Scorpion1alpha
Don't know which unit these gals are in, but they sure look good...marching...

:D

Unread postPosted: 14 Jul 2009, 00:24
by outlaw162
Who's the old guy with the expensive diagonal camera lens?

OL

(Love amateur photography, sometimes you get lucky and get a good shot)

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2009, 16:01
by femalepilot
Female fighter pilot joins Israel's top guns
Lt Mira Yitzrak Rabin F-16 fighter pilot:

http://my.opera.com/enicommira/blog/show.dml/3066041
http://my.opera.com/enicommira/albums/show.dml?id=712242

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2009, 17:05
by darkvarkguy
Wow, what a babe! Her Opera profile doesn't say anything about flying Vipers though.

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2009, 18:23
by TC
I'm going to take a risk here, and throw a BS flag. Unless the IDF/AF's policy has changed recently, I was under the impression that Israeli pilots could not identify themselves by name until retirement.

Besides, not only is she saluting with the wrong hand, her hand is way the hell off. I mean, c'mon! Every Israeli officer I've ever saluted has returned my salute with a very sharp, RIGHT HANDED salute, just like we and mostly the entire world does.

This has gotta be some little cupcake that they dressed up in an Israeli uniform. Prolly some swimsuit model that they gave a Viper ride to...

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2009, 19:16
by darkvarkguy
I agree, her profile page has lots of random Military aviation pictures (including Helos) with no specific mention of being a pilot of any kind. It did refer to her as being an officer in the Reserves but not knowing how to salute?

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2009, 06:04
by Gamera
First female presidential helo pilot finishes tour

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer – Thu Jul 16, 2:48 pm ET

WASHINGTON – More history was made at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama climbed aboard his helicopter: An all-female crew was waiting to take him to Andrews Air Force Base.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_ ... le_pilot_2


Maybe the picture is flipped left-side-right?

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2009, 08:36
by femalepilot
Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton Killed In Airshow Practice Accident

On Friday, July 10 Chandy Clanton was piloting her Zivko Edge 540 during a training flight near Tarkio, MO when she crashed into a bean field. She was killed instantly. All who knew and loved Chandy are grieving her death. The family requests your thoughts and prayers.

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Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2009, 21:23
by TC
Gamera wrote:Maybe the picture is flipped left-side-right?


No, the pic is correct. Unlike fixed wing aircraft, Helo AC's sit in the right seat. Plus, as you can see on the door, the Presidential Seal reads correctly.

femalepilot wrote:Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton Killed


Very sorry to hear about this. This is really terrible news.

I'd seen Chandy fly several times. She was a very attractive young lady, and a great pilot. She always put on a great show, whenever I saw her fly.

I will definitely miss seeing her performances, and that beautiful smile on the airshow circuit.

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 00:07
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:Female fighter pilot joins Israel's top guns
Lt Mira Yitzrak Rabin F-16 fighter pilot:
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Yeah, I also think she's a sham...

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 00:10
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton Killed In Airshow Practice Accident


My condolences and Godspeed to the pretty lady.

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 01:41
by TC
Something else I just noticed about our phony Israeli "fighter pilot". Take a look at her epaulets. The left one has insignia on it. The right one does not. She's also wearing a couple of non-standard pins on her shirt.

Yeah, this girl is full of $h*t. Hot, but full of $h*t.

Seriously though; Why come on the internet, and post something that you know people who aren't even from your own country can call you out on?

If she's an Israeli pilot, then I'm a Swedish gynecologist (Giggity!).

Be for real or Beefaroni, you know?

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 05:29
by LinkF16SimDude
TC wrote:If she's an Israeli pilot, then I'm a Swedish gynecologist (Giggity!).
:lmao: AHHHH HAAA HAAA!! OHHHH Jesus! Ah ya kill me. Ya really do.

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 07:24
by TC
"No, No No! There's TWO O's in 'Goose' boys!" :lol:

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2009, 12:40
by Elliboom
femalepilot wrote:Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton Killed In Airshow Practice Accident


I have met Chandy many times personally, her and her father were both big supporters of the military and our Guard unit especially. Her father Harry had the most beautiful P-51 in the world painted up like a Nebraska ANG bird fro a few years, that is until he crashed it at the same airshow about 5 years ago. Sadly this is the 4th person that has been killed flying for her father, I don't know how this one will affect Harry, but I am guessing his aerobatic competition days are done.

Unread postPosted: 21 Jul 2009, 14:12
by femalepilot
Chandy Clanton
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Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2009, 17:10
by Lieuwe
Gamera wrote:
First female presidential helo pilot finishes tour

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer – Thu Jul 16, 2:48 pm ET

WASHINGTON – More history was made at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama climbed aboard his helicopter: An all-female crew was waiting to take him to Andrews Air Force Base.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_ ... le_pilot_2


Maybe the picture is flipped left-side-right?


HAH Finally a woman wanting to go somewhere having to wait on the man! Normally with me and my girlfriend its the other way around and I am left sitting in the car grumbling waiting for her to go to the bathroom even though she knew we would be leaving at two O'clock for a month!

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2009, 03:48
by TC
There's a difference: That pilot was going for a guaranteed promotion, and good marks on her performance report. You weren't. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2009, 05:59
by Lieuwe
Well in a way I .... euh .... I'll just shut up ;)

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2009, 19:26
by femalepilot
Maj. Nicole Malachowski
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She is very beautiful in green flight suit!
Anyone what s she doind nowdasy? Flying F-15E or F-16 ? deployed in Iraq or else?

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2009, 21:28
by TC
Hmm...looks like she shouldn't have cut so much of her hair off. She looked a lot better the last time I saw her in person.

As for where she is? That's a patch from The Goat on her left arm. She's married to a Strike Eagle WSO, so she'll continue to fly Mudhens. Flying F-16s was simply a temporary thing while assigned to the Thunderbirds.

A member of this site who doesn't come on very often anymore, "Bloke", once presented her with a shirt at a Thunderbirds airshow which said: "VIPERS SUCK! I'M A MUDHEN GIRL!" :lol:

Can't tell what squadron patch is on her right arm. I think Meathook crewed -111s there. He may recognize the squadron.

As for who's deployed where or when? No way. We don't do that here. Bad guys have computers too. :nono:

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2009, 05:04
by LinkF16SimDude
Ya gots some high Fighter Babe standards there, TC. I, OTOH, am not so picky. She makes OD Green look downright sexy! :wink:

And one :offtopic: remark: that's Patty Wagstaff's Extra 300 and flight suit in the background. When I lived in Tucson in '97, I came outta the locker room at the gym I frequented and there was Patty Wagstaff on one of the stair machines! Got a wave and a smile from her! I was floored!

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2009, 03:00
by Scorpion1alpha
LinkF16SimDude wrote:I, OTOH, am not so picky. She makes OD Green look downright sexy!


Although I I think Sam Weeks is cuter, I do think Nicole fills out the flightsuit better (nicer/fuller curves at the hips) and a nicer, fuller and shaplier a$$.

Not that I make an effort to notice these things or anything.

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2009, 03:44
by Habu
Just for you, Scorpion:

Unread postPosted: 01 Aug 2009, 23:40
by Scorpion1alpha
Habu wrote:Just for you, Scorpion:
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Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2009, 07:29
by TC
LinkF16SimDude wrote:Ya gots some high Fighter Babe standards there, TC.


Oh, not saying I wouldn't want to...well, you know :wink:

I'm just saying that she looked better with longer hair.

Oh yeah, Patty Wagstaff...*schwing!*

Patty Wagstaff on a stairmaster...*SHA-WING!*

Don't suppose there was any way to zoom that pic in, is there? I'd really like a better view of her hiney.

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2009, 17:07
by femalepilot
Female F-14 RIO : Lt Ashley "Ciao" Augostini

Source: mapsairmuseum.org

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2009, 17:43
by femalepilot
Subteniente (A) Carolina Sandoval : Fach A-37 Female Pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2009, 18:39
by TC
Wow! The Dragonfly crew actually showed up for a photo op in poopy suits.

They're either both really cold, or they have absolutely zero respect for themselves. :lol:

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2009, 01:37
by Scorpion1alpha
That Carolina Sandoval chick is pretty cute. The flightsuit she's wearing has got to go though...which would be fine by me. :D

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2009, 09:56
by Whity
Probably just a model, but at least she wears a uniform.

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2009, 21:25
by TC
Yeah, she's a model from the Dillon Aero calendar. I posted the same pic awhile back in the Motifakes thread in the "Air Force Life" forum.

Female Aerobatic Pilots

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2009, 22:14
by femalepilot
Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton

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Langley Flying School Instructor Naomi Jones wins 3 Gold Metals and Ephrata Apple Cup in Aerobatic Competition

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Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2009, 22:34
by femalepilot
Captain Monica “Moose” Marusceac, Female Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier pilot:

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Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2009, 00:48
by Scorpion1alpha
That Naomi Jones is a hottie!

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Can anyone guess why I like these photos?

:twisted:

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2009, 03:29
by Gamera
http://club.mil.news.sohu.com/r-shilin- ... 9-900.html

2009-08-03:
Babewatch. PLAAF.

] Can anyone guess why I like these photos?

Sir, no, sir!

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2009, 07:54
by Habu
Uh, it's a good looking Harrier? Cuz she looks a bit mannish.

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2009, 22:28
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2009, 15:48
by femalepilot
Female Trainee fast-jet pilot and Britains first female fighter pilot.

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2009, 22:14
by femalepilot
Source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/superexpress3021/49276835.html

Could you read the name on her flight suit? Is she an F-16 pilot?

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2009, 23:33
by Scorpion1alpha
Habu wrote:Uh, it's a good looking Harrier? Cuz she looks a bit mannish.


:lol:

Gamera wrote:] Can anyone guess why I like these photos?

Sir, no, sir!


Here's a hint: look at where the zipper ends on the front of her flightsuit.

What does it look like?

:D :P

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2009, 23:41
by Scorpion1alpha
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Not bad at all!

Unread postPosted: 10 Aug 2009, 05:16
by LinkF16SimDude
femalepilot wrote:Could you read the name on her flight suit? Is she an F-16 pilot?

Capt. Elise Chambers. Not sure if she's a driver (that's an unfamiliar set of wings on her name tag) but she's got Shogun patches from Misawa and that's a Viper behind her.

Unread postPosted: 10 Aug 2009, 12:33
by Elliboom
LinkF16SimDude wrote:
femalepilot wrote:Could you read the name on her flight suit? Is she an F-16 pilot?

Capt. Elise Chambers. Not sure if she's a driver (that's an unfamiliar set of wings on her name tag) but she's got Shogun patches from Misawa and that's a Viper behind her.


I zoomed in and they look like flight doc wings to me.

Unread postPosted: 11 Aug 2009, 21:14
by TC
Yeah, that's a Viper squadron, and she is a Pe<ker Checker, not a Driver.

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2009, 06:11
by Gamera
Probably old news.

The Czech Air Force JAS-39D 9244 in the 2009 Czech Air Force calendar.

A lot of humans are blocking the views though. 8(

Source: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/camokenny/ar ... &l=a&fid=5

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2009, 22:33
by TC
Just for the record, when my current enlistment ends, I will be enlisting in the Czech Air Force.

Now, where did I put that recruiter's phone number?...

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 03:12
by Scorpion1alpha
That's an "official" 211 Squadron calendar of the Czech Air Force?!? Man, you'll never see an "official" USAF calendar with that kind of "scenery".

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 15:50
by Gamera
http://mil.news.sohu.com/20090813/n265920261.shtml

Before 1 August 2009:
PLAAF fighter female pilots' parachute training.

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 18:47
by cdr_sky
hehe, only one woman pilot in CZAF, but she is not on callendar:)

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 21:16
by Scorpion1alpha
cdr_sky wrote:hehe, only one woman pilot in CZAF, but she is not on callendar:)


Too bad it isn't this one (love where the front zipper ends :P):

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Or this one:

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Or the Crew Chief:

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Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 23:40
by StolichnayaStrafer
:shock:

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2009, 23:56
by TC
I love the Czechs...I had a great couple of nights in Prague a few months ago. Gotta get back there. The women are amazing, no doubt as you can see for yourself in the above pictures.

The second girl (donning the helmet) looks like a modeling shot. Wearing makeup while flying is bad.

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2009, 02:48
by Gamera
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 1p4ia.html
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 1p2me.html

14 August 2009:
Major WANG Hui Rong (31), ROCAF, based at Chia Yi AB.
The only SAR helo female pilot, since 2000, at Chia Yi AB. Nearly 1,900 flight hours.
Unmarried.

ROCAF SAR squadrons have 11 heloes and 37 pilots.

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 1p368.html

ROCAF E-2T AWACS operating in disaster areas, as comm relay between ground controls and SAR heloes.

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2009, 22:44
by cdr_sky
TC wrote:I love the Czechs...I had a great couple of nights in Prague a few months ago. Gotta get back there. The women are amazing, no doubt as you can see for yourself in the above pictures.

The second girl (donning the helmet) looks like a modeling shot. Wearing makeup while flying is bad.


all r models on photos, czechs ve only one girl in cockpit - Katerina Hlavsova, she fly on L-39 222.sq

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Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2009, 09:40
by Gamera
Old news, but I don't really follow Japanese movies, or their actresses.

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/entertainments ... 008-n1.htm

On 6 January 2009, Takayama Yuuko (16), who played the JASDF SAR helo female pilot main character in the movie "Sore he -Sukui no tsubasa- Rescue Wings", which opened in middle December 2008, had a meeting with the governor of Niigata Prefecture.

Her father bought the farm when he was one of the four crew whose JASDF MU-2S 73-3229 crashed into a mountain on 14 April 2005.

http://www.stardust.co.jp/section3/prof ... ayuko.html

Her official profile.

Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2009, 08:18
by Gamera
Probably old news:

http://www.imbc.com/tv/drama/air/index.html

From what I can figure out via Yahoo! Babel Fish, a Korean two-episode TV special, titled in English as Air Force, and aired on 15-16 November 2000, about ROKAF fighter pilots training as KF-16 pilots.

The protagonists include a KF-16 female pilot:

http://www.imbc.com/tv/drama/air/peo_02.html

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2009, 22:19
by femalepilot
Angol pilótahölgy a Fulcrum kabinjában:
http://www.jetfly.hu/rovatok/jetfly/angol_040901/

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Pénteken délelőtt a megszokottnál is mosolygósabb volt Helen White százados, a Dragon Nest 04 gyakorlat női pilótája. Általában egy Tornado F3 első ülésében található....

Anyone now Hungarian? If anyone translate it, Please discribe the story for us!

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2009, 15:00
by femalepilot
This is Uruguaya AirForce A-37 Female Pilot María Eugenia Etcheverri (Maria Etcheverry ):
http://www.saorbats.com.ar/GaleriaSaorbats/05FAU_CEIBO/images/A-37B%20FEMALE%20PILOT%20CLOFTING%20IMG_5700_jpg.jpg
Could you post another photo of her ,please?

Unread postPosted: 31 Aug 2009, 16:01
by femalepilot
China Female Fighter pilots:
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Unread postPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 06:51
by femalepilot
Female F-16 Pilot in Japan:
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Ayone know her name?

Unread postPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 22:21
by femalepilot
India's female pilots flying MiG-29 : (2008-03-20 )
http://big5.china.com.cn/news/txt/2008-03/20/content_13101991.htmImage

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2009, 03:55
by Gamera
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiap ... ter.pilot/

"Pakistan's female fighter pilots break down barriers"

September 14, 2009 -- Updated 1939 GMT (0339 HKT)

* Story Highlights
* Ambreen Gul is one of seven women trained to fly F-7 supersonic fighter jet
* To become a Pakistani fighter pilot takes three years of training
* Some female pilots wear hijabs, others go without the Muslim headdress

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2009, 14:06
by femalepilot
Female pilot, Second Lieutenant Kuritin bus service is close to signing the audience smile, even after we got off the love machine:
Please watch: http://www.wetwing.com/reno/military/military.html
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Anyone has any news about her ,nowdays?

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2009, 10:33
by Gamera
http://www.twgc.org/redirect.php?tid=363&goto=lastpost

28 November 2007:
Article in Chinese about ROC military female soldiers, such as the first ROCA female helo pilot, the first ROCAF jet fighter female pilot, the first ROCN female captain, &c.
No photo though. 8(

http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/ ... 5090618101

6 September 2005:
Yahoo! Taiwan article in Chinese about the same women.
No photo though. 8(

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!PzF3BsOZH ... l=f&fid=19

Finally, a photo, and the helmets look over-sized, IMO.

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2009, 17:16
by johnwill
Those helmets look like something used in a movie. The photo of the pilot in the cockpit shows a different, more realistic, helmet.

The CCK IDF in the photo looks great too.

Unread postPosted: 24 Sep 2009, 17:24
by femalepilot
USAF Female Fighter Pilots in Japan:
[img]http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/kikai373/imgs/c/7/c718e3cf.JPG[/img]
[img]http://www.aopa.jp/japanese/freport/report/iwakuni090505/image4.jpg[/img]
Anyone know their names?

Unread postPosted: 24 Sep 2009, 17:26
by femalepilot
USAF Female Fighter Pilots in Japan:

Unread postPosted: 25 Sep 2009, 18:12
by thegreekness
I cant believe how much I missed during beast....OMG (on the Czech pilots)

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2009, 03:57
by Scorpion1alpha
That Eagle driver is a cutie! The Marine one is too, but I'm not sure she's a driver.

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2009, 04:37
by Gamera

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2009, 05:33
by Scorpion1alpha


Links don't work. :(

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2009, 06:09
by Gamera
Links don't work.


Links work at my end. Maybe their Sohu server hates your server? 8(

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2009, 09:08
by TC
Hey female, the first one of those pics is neither Air Force, nor a pilot. She's a Marine and a nonner.

The second one, though, is an Eagle Driver with Last Fighter, er, Kadena. She has a "Fighting Cocks" patch on her right arm. As Chico would say, "Lookin' GOOD!"

Unread postPosted: 27 Sep 2009, 10:34
by femalepilot
Hi, anyone who can read the name written on the flight suit of the female Eagle driver?

http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/kikai373/ ... 18e3cf.JPG

Unread postPosted: 27 Sep 2009, 11:12
by Gamera
Friendship Day 2009 at Yokota AB, Toukyou.

Friendship Day 2007 at Yokota AB, Toukyou. Is she really a F-16 driver?

BTW, rumours are true: Misawa AB has Gundam and Zaku II. See bottommost photo in:

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2009, 23:51
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:
Links don't work.


Links work at my end. Maybe their Sohu server hates your server? 8(


It wouldn't surprise me. LOL.

Was able to check them out on another computer. The first one was posted here already, but the 2nd one, she looks pretty good.

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2009, 06:18
by TC
Nope. As mentioned before, that blonde Captain standing in front of 91-0477 is a Flight Doc, not a Driver.

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2009, 23:17
by femalepilot
From danskekampfly.dk

Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2009, 14:58
by femalepilot
Female Helicopter Pilots

Helicopter pilot tells of Taliban attacks
One of the only two females to fly Chinook heavy lift helicopters in combat recalls difficult missions and close calls

Flight Lt Eleanor Lodge

A female helicopter pilot has described flying daring missions during which Taliban bullets smashed through her cockpit missing her by inches. RAF Flt Lt Eleanor Lodge – callsign Vortex 434 - is one of only two females qualified to fly the Chinook heavy lift helicopter in combat. The 25-year-old from Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, has flown 400 hours, including more than 100 missions to evacuate wounded soldiers, since 2006 coming under fire as often as any pilot in her squadron...

Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 851176.ece

Sergeant Jody Reilly
Trial begins in helicopter pilot's ***** bias suit against State Police:
Sergeant Jody Reilly: The first female helicopter pilot in the Massachusetts State Police

See her photo at the controls of a helicopter in 2001 below.

Source: http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaki ... _in_6.html


Care Flight pilot Kristi Grant
Truckee woman is first female Care Flight pilot Kristi Grant, a Care Flight helicopter pilot stationed in Truckee

Care Flight pilot Kristi Grant poses for a photo in the cockpit of the helicopter she flies on the Renown Regional Medical Center's rooftop helipad on August 27.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/article/20090929/TT/ ... /Lift-off-

Unread postPosted: 20 Oct 2009, 12:04
by Scorpion1alpha
The 1st and 4th Chinese female pilots are cute.

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2009, 13:17
by Elliboom
I have been trying to stay out of this discussion as much as possible, mostly because since I actually wear the uniform of the USAF, and most of these women are Officers in our own branch of service and deserve the admiration and respect that comes along with that. However I cannot be silent any longer. That Eagle driver at the top of the page is right up my alley. Plus I love the color red and think it looks great with a flight suit. So combine a fine looking woman and a green bad along with the red had and shirt, and for my money there is no one on this thread better. That is all.

Unread postPosted: 29 Oct 2009, 09:42
by Scorpion1alpha
Rejoice! Glad you can publicly join us and enjoy this thread brother.

Unread postPosted: 05 Nov 2009, 05:24
by Gamera
Female advisor invades Iraqi air space

Posted 11/4/2009 Updated 11/4/2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Air Force Capt. Kacey Grannis, 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron Mi-17 pilot, briefs an Iraqi air force pilot prior to a helicopter mission Oct. 30, 2009. U.S. Air Force instructor pilots assigned to the 721st AEAS train, advise and assist Iraqi helicopter pilots around the clock to develop their own air force. Captain Grannis is deployed from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and hails from Sturgis, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar)

See: http://www.centaf.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123175974

Unread postPosted: 05 Nov 2009, 13:12
by Elliboom
I love how when we hit the ground in the AOR we are told over and over not to discuss our location, our names or out mission on any form of electronic communication becasue the bad guys WILL intercept it and go to the US and kill our families. However the USAF PA folks can fell free to post names, missions, locations, and pictures right on their public website.

Unread postPosted: 06 Nov 2009, 02:08
by Gamera
21 September 2009:
Komatsu Air Show, at Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture.
USMC Captain. Possibly F/A-18 female pilot.

See: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/porpor934/25064610.html

March 2009:
NAF Atsugi open house, at NAF Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Possibly USN ASW helo female pilot.

See: http://www1a.biglobe.ne.jp/mediaeye/ind ... _news.html

September 2007:
Matsushima Air Show, at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.
Female dri... pilot of #4 (729), Blue Impulse Jr, JASDF.
And the "female" announcer nicknamed Kazurin.

See: http://digphoto.blog67.fc2.com/blog-entry-169.html

Unread postPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 16:04
by Gamera
Red Arrows get female pilot

Page last updated at 06:08 GMT, Thursday, 12 November 2009

Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore from Lincolnshire previously served as a Flying Instructor, teaching students to fly the advanced fast jet trainer at RAF Valley, before flying the Tornado GR4 on operations in Iraq.

[...]

See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8355531.stm


The article contains a video.

Unread postPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 18:09
by StolichnayaStrafer
The sound wasn't working for me. :?

However, she's a pretty cute pilot- bet her Dad(and family) are very proud of her too! :salute:

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2009, 05:14
by Gamera
IAF to Have Women Fighter Pilots; No-Child Condition Applies

New Delhi | Nov 17, 2009

In remarks that could stoke controversy, a top Indian Air Force official today said women may be recruited as fighter pilots provided they do not become mother till a certain age.

Source: http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?669650

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2009, 09:53
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:21 September 2009:
Komatsu Air Show, at Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture.
USMC Captain. Possibly F/A-18 female pilot.

See: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/porpor934/25064610.html


Not a bad looking Navy chick.

Unread postPosted: 18 Dec 2009, 09:45
by Scorpion1alpha
Maj. Tammy Barlette of the Arizona Air National Guard's 214th Reconnaissance Group and became the 1st unmanned aircraft pilot from a reserve component to graduate from the Air Force WIC (MQ-1 Predator).

Very fit body and shapely hips and legs on her. I'm going off of memory, but I think her callsign is "G-Spot". :D

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2009, 05:22
by Gamera
First female Tornado crew in Afghanistan

Sunday 20 December 2009

She might be the only female Tornado pilot in Afghanistan, but Juliette Fleming, known as Jules, insists she is just ‘one of the boys’ amongst her colleagues from 31 Squadron, Royal Air Force Marham in Norfolk. The 30 year old from Bury St Edmunds joined the RAF ten years ago, and after a tour in Iraq last year, Christmas 2009 will see her flying as part of the Tornado Force on Operation HERRICK.

[...]

Source: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.cfm? ... 0BAEF27CA1

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 04:02
by Gamera

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 04:37
by StolichnayaStrafer
Scorpion1alpha wrote:Image


I just don't get the UAV controllers wearing flight suits. It is an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp". :shrug:

She is cute though.

Unread postPosted: 26 Dec 2009, 19:48
by Roscoe
So do missile operators in their holes...

Unread postPosted: 27 Dec 2009, 23:53
by LinkF16SimDude
I believe any flight-qualified personnel, male or female, officer or enlisted, is authorized to wear the bag. Guess it doesn't matter if your platform is occupied or not. :wink:

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2010, 17:01
by Gamera
She loved to climb mountains

First Posted 02:35:00 01/29/2010
By Joselle Badilla, Julie Alipala
Inquirer Mindanao

1Lt. Angelica Valdez, co-pilot of the crashed Nomad plane, was just 26.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerhe ... -mountains

Female F-16 Pilot in Misawa

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2010, 10:18
by femalepilot
Usaf Female F-16 Pilot deployed in Misawa:
I found her photo at:
http://air.hm-glamour.com/?eid=915657
Anyone know her name?
And Could anyone tell us more about her ,please?

RE: Female F-16 Pilot in Misawa

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2010, 11:13
by Gamera
http://funzu.com/index.php/crazy-pics/b ... 12010.html

"Beautiful Female Military Around the World"

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 17:13
by Scorpion1alpha
New USAF Thunderbirds #8, Advance Pilot/Narrator Capt Kristin Hubbard:

Cutie!

I think I'll go to a T-Birds show sometime this year and listen to her. :P

Unread postPosted: 12 Feb 2010, 22:17
by LinkF16SimDude
Another first? The first female narrator? :thumb:

Unread postPosted: 14 Feb 2010, 09:50
by cdr_sky
she came from 36th Fighter Squadron

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2010, 04:46
by Gamera
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/ ... n_021110w/

"Two Air Force pilots to get Stinson Trophy"

Posted : Thursday Feb 11, 2010 12:11:28 EST
Staff report

Two female Air Force fighter pilots are set to receive the Stinson Trophy from National Aeronautical Association later this month.

Honored will be Lt. Col. Jean Havens and Lt. Col. Jeannie Leavitt.

Leavitt became the U.S.’s first female fighter pilot, rising to be a squadron commander.

Havens, an F-16 pilot, was among the Air Force’s few female instructor pilots. She has spent much of the past three years focused on rebuilding the Iraqi air force.

(Article has no photo though.)

F-16 Pilot 1st Lt. Amy Ringwald

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2010, 21:57
by femalepilot
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amy Ringwald, from the 35th Fighter Squadron, sits in the cockpit of her F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft before a mission during exercise Beverly Bulldog 05-01 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Feb. 25, 2005. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Michael Holzworth) (Released)
Camera Operator: SSGT MICHAEL HOLZWORTH, USAF Date Shot: 25 Feb 2005

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amy Ringwald, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot from the 35th Fighter Squadron, prepare to taxi out for a mission during exercise Beverly Bulldog 05-01 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Feb. 25, 2005. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Michael Holzworth) (Released)
Camera Operator: SSGT MICHAEL HOLZWORTH, USAF Date Shot: 25 Feb 2005

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RE: F-16 Pilot 1st Lt. Amy Ringwald

Unread postPosted: 02 Mar 2010, 03:59
by Gamera
ttp://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/603722

"First female air force general, Jeanne M. Holm, dies"

February 28, 2010
By Valerie J. Nelson

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Jeanne M. Holm, who played a pivotal role in opening up the military to women and who was the first female general in the Air Force and the first woman in any military branch to become a two-star general, has died. She was 88.

Unread postPosted: 12 Mar 2010, 05:22
by jaws
femalepilot wrote:Female F-16 Pilot in Japan:
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I think it might be Captain Kristin Hubbard, the new #8 Thunderbird Advance pilolt/narrator. Her hair is shorter and curly but compare the smile in the images with the T-Bird bio picture here

http://thunderbirds.airforce.com/team_officers.html#[/url]

Unread postPosted: 12 Mar 2010, 08:10
by cutlassracer
Whoever she is, she's a Fiend in this pic.

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2010, 14:50
by roal
Belgium fighter pilot,
Karen Voudenbrouke

Unread postPosted: 21 Mar 2010, 03:39
by RyanCollins
Yes, roal... I think most of users here (including me) loves Karen... She is a beautiful woman... and she flies a Viper!!!

Cheers :D

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2010, 15:56
by Gamera

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2010, 16:01
by Gamera
And she flies a Viper!

On second thought, so female pilots don't necessarily need to have short hair, or somehow net or tie their long hair, when they wear a helmet?
Same if (an air force allows) a male pilot has long hair?

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2010, 16:43
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:Same if (an air force allows) a male pilot has long hair?


I have never seen a male pilot with "long hair". USAF AFI doesn't allow it and in my overseas assignments, never seen foreign AF male pilots with "long hair" either.

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2010, 18:43
by Gamera
http://mytown.asahi.com/miyagi/news.php ... 1003240001

24 March 2010:
JCG (Japan Coast Guard) helo female pilots, at Sendai AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Capt. Betsy Dombert

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2010, 23:54
by femalepilot
AF women fighter pilots: Turning dreams into reality for Women's History

Unread postPosted: 26 Mar 2010, 02:00
by outlaw162
deadseal?

OL

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2010, 20:35
by VarkVet
outlaw162 wrote:deadseal?

OL


:lmao:

Seals do have "split-tails" :)

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2010, 04:32
by Gamera
Capt. Betsy Dombert,

in this context, WRT her bag, what's a "DIME"?

Unread postPosted: 01 Apr 2010, 08:34
by roal
Karen Voudenbroucke Belgium F-16 pilot

Unread postPosted: 01 Apr 2010, 09:09
by LinkF16SimDude
Gamera wrote:Capt. Betsy Dombert,

in this context, WRT her bag, what's a "DIME"?

Last name "Dombert" may sound a little like "Dimebag"..so..."Dime". But that's just me a speckyoolatin'.

Unread postPosted: 10 Apr 2010, 22:09
by jaws
Gamera wrote:Capt. Betsy Dombert,

in this context, WRT her bag, what's a "DIME"?


Callsign

Unread postPosted: 12 Apr 2010, 16:08
by Gamera
http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/News/Tn201004130016.html
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/flash ... 12090.html

12 April 2010:
Colonel Kashiwara Keiko (53), JASDF.
Houfu Minami AB, Houfu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
JASDF first female base commander.

JASDF has 44,000 personnel. 2,300 are female. Kashiwara is highest rank. She enlished in April 1979.

KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 28 Apr 2010, 11:10
by roal
Does any one know her name?

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 06 May 2010, 05:31
by Gamera
First female boss of the Snowbirds takes command on Thursday

Published on May 4th, 2010

Lt.- Col. Maryse Carmichael makes herself at home again with a Snowbird tutor jet.

The first female boss of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team based at 15 Wing in Moose Jaw will officially take command on Thursday.

Source: http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/News/Local/201 ... Thursday/1

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 11 May 2010, 09:39
by Gamera
Female A-10 pilot [sic] mentors young ladies at Girls, Inc. event

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Released today or yesterday by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:

Capt. Jennifer Schoeck, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, addresses students from Lawrence Intermediate School as part of the Girls, Incorporated "Girls and Women in Sport" event April 25, 2010.

Source: http://warthognews.blogspot.com/2010/05 ... es-at.html

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 14 Jun 2010, 08:20
by Gamera
The girl from the catering corps who is now one of only two women flying the lethal Apache helicopter.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... istan.html

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2010, 03:26
by Gamera
http://www.westernwheel.com/2010/news/l ... actor-6574

Pilots take aim at tractor

14 July 2010 (9 hours ago) by Tamara Neely - Staff Reporter

Captain Riel Erickson, a fighter pilot with the Canadian Air Force, and her colleagues are buying raffle tickets in hopes of wining a vintage tractor to use for target practise.

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2010, 14:49
by Gamera

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2010, 14:26
by Gamera
22 July 2010:
Technical Sergeant Ookami Yuu (27), of Nakatsu City, Ooita Prefecture.
Naha Kyuunantai, based at Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture.
JASDF first helicopter female flight engineer.

Joined JASDF. Became helicopter mechanic.
Attended Kyuunan Kyouikutai flight engineer course at Komaki AB.
2009 December, assigned to current squadron.
2010 May, passed flight engineer certification.
As of 2010 July, about 80 JASDF flight engineers. Ookami is first woman to attend flight engineer course.

http://www.asagumo-news.com/news/201007 ... 072213.htm

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2010, 17:11
by Gamera

RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2010, 08:59
by Gamera
http://www.wtkr.com/news/dp-nws-woman-c ... ?track=rss

"First woman takes helm of U.S. carrier strike group
Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, Rear Admiral Nora Tyson becomes the first female strike group commander"

10:26 PM EDT, July 29, 2010
By Hugh Lessig, hlessig@dailypress.com | 247-7821

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/bio.asp?bioID=425

U.S. Navy Biographies - REAR ADMIRAL NORA W. TYSON

Tyson reported for flight training in Pensacola, Fla., after serving a brief tour ashore in Washington.
She earned her wings as a naval flight officer in 1983.

(She's a naval aviator all right.)

Re: RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2010, 08:33
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/bio.asp?bioID=425


Uhhh...is that a female?!?

RE: Re: RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2010, 09:42
by Gamera
] Uhhh...

Aye, sir, by Ferengi standard.
And you better get out of town before the Super Hornets with brilliant bombs from her CVBG arrive.

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2010, 11:37
by StolichnayaStrafer
Pretty darn good service record, being the first to command a CV group is a major milestone in history! 8)

Smooth sailing to you, Admiral. :salute:

Re: RE: Re: RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2010, 13:12
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:Aye, sir, by Ferengi standard.
And you better get out of town before the Super Hornets with brilliant bombs from her CVBG arrive.


:lol:

RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: KC -135 pilot

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2010, 06:20
by Gamera
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/art ... hter+pilot

Woman to become Alabama Air National Guard's first female fighter pilot

By Jenn Rowell • August 7, 2010

Pilot Sara Ferrero will be in Alabama next fall flying one of the F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 100th Fighter Squadron.

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 08:47
by Scorpion1alpha
Capt. Jessica "MACH" Hietpas, dark grey Eagle Driver of the 389th Fighter Squadron at Mt Home AFB. Currently training with Tyndall's 43rd FS at Combat Hammer by being a target for (Red Air) and with (Blue Air) the F-22s.

Apparently, the F-22s made her a true believer when she was Red Air (and very confident when she was Blue Air with them).

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Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2010, 22:16
by pushoksti
Oh harro.

German Female Tornado Pilots

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2010, 00:01
by femalepilot
German Female Tornado Pilots:

The second image is Lt Ulrike Flender, anyone know the first image?

Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2010, 23:30
by femalepilot
Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael

Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael and Flt Lt James Porteous walk from their aircraft after a QRA mission around the Falklands Islands, at RAF Mount Pleasant, 15th September 2009
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QRA crews scramble to their jet after the claxon sounds, Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael Weapons Systems Officer ) and pilot Flt Lt Sam Cowan, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 17th September 2009
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Weapons Systems Officer, Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael with her Tornado F3 in a QRA shed at RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 16th September 2009.
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Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael, a Weapons Systems Officer on Tornado F3, reads a copy of Cosmopolitan whilst waiting for a shout on QRA duty at RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands
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Unread postPosted: 23 Aug 2010, 04:38
by Gamera
(Just wondering: what are their callsigns?)

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2010, 17:07
by Gamera
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... ale_pilot/

Meet Flt Lt Kirsty Moore - the Red Arrows first female pilot

9:30am Monday 23rd August 2010

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2010, 20:11
by Gamera
(Old news.)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-storie ... -21874407/

RAF's first all girl combat helicopter crew is Helmand bound - exclusive

By Beth Neil 5/12/2009

And these girls are about to make history by becoming the first all-female RAF combat helicopter crew to serve on the front line in Afghanistan.

Unread postPosted: 21 Sep 2010, 03:34
by Gamera
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kelly-McGil ... eakingnews

Top Gun's Kelly McGillis Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Civil Union

Sep 19, 2010 10:34 AM ET

Unread postPosted: 21 Sep 2010, 03:37
by Gamera
Sir!

] Vipers and gils :)

Gals? Gills? Girls?

Unread postPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 00:15
by LinkF16SimDude
Gamera wrote:http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kelly-McGillis-Weds-1023272.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Gun's Kelly McGillis Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Civil Union
Well punch me in the solar plexus and....(wait for it....)....take my breath away! :wink:

Unread postPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 03:09
by fiskerwad
Well, maybe she saw the sequel:

http://www.spike.com/video/top-gun-2-brokeback/2688617

fisk

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2010, 21:37
by femalepilot
USAF Female Fighter Pilot in Japan:
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/maruimarui21/60630148.html

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Anyone Know her name? Is she an F-16 pilot or F-15 ?

Female NYPD Bell412 Helicopter Pilot

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2010, 18:09
by femalepilot
Detective Erin Nolan, the first female NYPD pilot qualified to operate a large Bell 412 air-sea rescue Helicopter:

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703674704575234220104616034.html

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NY-AF138_GARDNE_G_20100509190105.jpg

Watching over Lady Liberty: Detective Erin Nolan pilots one of the NYPD's Bell 412 air-sea rescue helicopters. She is the first woman in the department qualified to command one
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http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NY-AF139_GARDNE_G_20100509170942.jpg

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 05:43
by TC
LinkF16SimDude wrote:Well punch me in the solar plexus and....(wait for it....)....take my breath away! :wink:


LMAO! :lol:

You know, it's funny...The one from Top Gun whom everyone has been expecting to come out of the closet is still married to a girl (Guess Who :wink: ), and the one (in 1986, anyway) no one would've expected to come out of the closet is now ALSO married to a girl!

All kidding aside though, if she's happy then so be it. Like Chris Rock said about gay marriage, "Gay people have just as much right to be miserable as heterosexual people!" :lol:

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 21:50
by LinkF16SimDude
TC wrote:You know, it's funny...The one from Top Gun whom everyone has been expecting to come out of the closet is still married to a girl (Guess Who) :wink:.......
Val Kilmer? I always had an inkling. Musta been the spikey hair. :wink:

(OK, settle down Iceman fans. Both of ya. That's called bein' facetious.)

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 01:20
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:You know, it's funny...The one from Top Gun whom everyone has been expecting to come out of the closet is still married to a girl (Guess Who :wink: )


LinkF16SimDude wrote:Val Kilmer? I always had an inkling. Musta been been the spikey hair. :wink:


Surely you guys aren't talking about these guys right? (And no, I didn't call anyone "Shirley".)

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Shameless and obligatory TOP GUN reference.

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 04:58
by TC
The man in the Ray Bans, FTW!

"You can be my wingman anytime!" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 05:07
by TC
femalepilot wrote:Anyone Know her name? Is she an F-16 pilot or F-15?


Your pictured pilot is indeed an Eagle Driver. Two things gave it away for me, so to speak. She is walking away from a line of parked F-15s. Plus, she's wearing a "Surrendering Chickens" (18th Wing, Kadena AB) patch on her left sleeve.

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 14:08
by Gamera
http://www.saabgroup.com/en/About-Saab/ ... t-is-born/

The first female Gripen [sic] pilot is born

10 October 2010, in News

This week, the South African Air Force created aviation history.
One of the four South African Air Force (SAAF) pilots to successfully complete the first Operational Conversion Course (OCC) instructed by local SAAF pilots, is a woman.

("The first Gripen female pilot"...)

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 21:36
by femalepilot
Gamera wrote:http://www.saabgroup.com/en/About-Saab/Newsroom/Press-releases--News/2010---10/The-first-female-Gripen-pilot-is-born/

The first female Gripen [sic] pilot is born

10 October 2010, in News

This week, the South African Air Force created aviation history.
One of the four South African Air Force (SAAF) pilots to successfully complete the first Operational Conversion Course (OCC) instructed by local SAAF pilots, is a woman.

("The first Gripen female pilot"...)


I read in some forum that there are some news video of her in these sites: ETV News, DSTV 403 abd SABC TV
But I couldn't find them!
If anyone is from South Africa ,please tell us how we could watch news video of her,
and please post some new photo of her!
Thanks.

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2010, 16:10
by femalepilot
The forums that said they watched news video of Major Catherine Labuschagne ,SAAF female Gripen Pilot:
http://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewt ... f=2&t=2904
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread. ... lot!/page2

Unread postPosted: 14 Oct 2010, 22:32
by Scorpion1alpha
TC wrote:The man in the Ray Bans, FTW!

"You can be my wingman anytime!" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!


Can you imagine if Maverick said this to Iceman instead:

"You can ride in my backseat anytime!"

SHUTTERS

Unread postPosted: 11 Nov 2010, 17:47
by Scorpion1alpha
SSgt. Katherine Cook, 90th AMU aircraft armament specialist.

She can work my Raptor anytime.

Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2010, 06:04
by Gamera
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/11/ ... -revealed/

Indentity [sic] of one of the Chinese female taikonaut candidates revealed

November 14th, 2010 by Tony Quine

Sources in China have confirmed the identity of one of the two female Air Force pilots currently vying to become China's first woman in space.
Captain Wang Yaping, 32, a Transport Pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), and another currently unidentified colleague were selected in March, from a pool of fifteen female candidates, and joined five male jet fighter pilots to form China's second taikonaut group.

Unread postPosted: 22 Nov 2010, 16:46
by Gamera
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... ombat.html

A MODEL has swapped beauty queens for battle scenes after ditching the catwalk to fight the Taliban.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Stunning Jodie Millward, 20, has binned her glamorous career to battle alongside Brit forces in war-torn Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

The Miss England semi-finalist, who has joined the RAF as an aircraft mechanic, is following in dad Austin's footsteps after he served in the force for 32 years.

Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2010, 17:07
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/3240291/Beauty-goes-from-catwalk-to-combat.html

A MODEL has swapped beauty queens for battle scenes after ditching the catwalk to fight the Taliban.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Stunning Jodie Millward, 20, has binned her glamorous career to battle alongside Brit forces in war-torn Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

The Miss England semi-finalist, who has joined the RAF as an aircraft mechanic, is following in dad Austin's footsteps after he served in the force for 32 years.


Not only is she stunning, but I have the utmost respects for her.

Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2010, 01:51
by LinkF16SimDude
Senior Airman Nicole Kazimer, a C-130 Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.

NOTE: No defensive jewelry.:D

Link says: Tally Ho! I'm a rollin' in hot!! :crazypilot:

Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2010, 19:57
by Scorpion1alpha
No bad there. Looks a little young for me though. Eh, I guess I can overlook that though.

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2010, 15:22
by Gamera
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 2iolt.html

Major ZHAO Ya Hui, S-70C female pilot, SAR Squadron, 455th Composite Wing, ROCAF, based at Chia Yi AB.
On Saturday, 11 December 2010, she pilots a S-70C at Hsin Chu AB (499th Composite Wing) open house.
ROCAF SAR Squadron(s) have five female pilots.

Unread postPosted: 10 Dec 2010, 00:46
by LinkF16SimDude
:offtopic: Just noticed somthin'. Since April of '06 when this thread started, it's had almost 310,000 views! :shock: (gee...wonder why? :wink: ) That's around 5500 views per month or roughly 185 per day. Wonder if that's some kinda forum record? :?:

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2010, 17:10
by Gamera
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1352

http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1352

2010/12/06

According to Google Translate, seems the ROKAF has its first HH-60 SAR helo female pilot.

Unread postPosted: 24 Dec 2010, 02:41
by VarkVet
Due to procedural changes in the USAF … we may want to change the title of this forum topic!

We don’t want to offend anyone. Gives “check six” a whole new meaning!

Unread postPosted: 24 Dec 2010, 04:01
by Gamera
Can't seem to find an English article about that ROKAF helo female pilot.

OTOH...

http://www.helihub.com/2010/11/23/serbi ... ter-pilot/

"Serbian Air Force inducts first female helicopter pilot"

23 Nov, 10

Serbia has recently inducted Anja Krneta as the first female helicopter pilot in their air force.

Unread postPosted: 26 Dec 2010, 12:39
by discofishing
So the thread about DADT (Flame in?) seems to have disappeared but this thread is allowed to stay? Interesting...

Unread postPosted: 27 Dec 2010, 15:55
by Gamera
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 69,00.html

3 women to finish [Israeli] Air Force cadets' courses

Fighter pilot, transport pilot, and navigator to stand tall at this week's graduation ceremony

Published: 12.25.10, 21:38 / Israel News

Three young women will finish Air Force cadets' courses this week to become a fighter pilot, a transport pilot, and a navigator.
They will be the first women to finish in a year and a half.

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2011, 17:26
by Scorpion1alpha
VarkVet wrote:Due to procedural changes in the USAF … we may want to change the title of this forum topic!

We don’t want to offend anyone. Gives “check six” a whole new meaning!


That is just wrong!

Well, if the services are going to be forced to openly accept them by law, this guy should be the posterboy:

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Of course, these legendary guys don't have to hide it anymore (but then they're Navy, so I don't know if they ever did):

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Shameless and obligatory Top Gun reference

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2011, 11:19
by Gamera
http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/11/01/ ... 338098.htm

2011-1-9

Two HKGFS (Hong Kong Government Flying Service) SAR helo female pilots. 8D

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2011, 05:57
by Gamera
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=58177

All Female Catapult Team on Lincoln Launches Success in Support of OEF

Release Date: 1/26/2011

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) -- Fourteen female Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Air department formed an all-female catapult crew to launch aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Jan. 23.

Unread postPosted: 02 Mar 2011, 09:24
by Gamera
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123244669

First female CV-22 [sic] pilot completes training

Posted 3/1/2011

1st Lt. Candice Killian prepares to fly a CV-22 Osprey.
Lieutenant Killian is the first qualified female CV-22 pilot.

(The writer meant "first CV-22 female pilot".)

Unread postPosted: 03 Mar 2011, 18:20
by LinkF16SimDude
:lol: I think she needs to call Life Support about that helmet!

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 06:17
by Gamera
It's a she!

2011/03/21

Caught on camera today at Korat, Thailand was a female RSAF [sic] F-16 fighter pilot. While she tried to avoid eye contact, we still managed to capture a picture of her.

Source: http://alert5.com/2011/03/21/its-a-she/

IMO, to quote the novel "A Piece of Cake" by Derek Robinson: very expressive eyebrows. 8P

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2011, 06:57
by 1st503rdsgt
I remember when an F/A-18 buzzed the hell out of my unit by Lake Habbania. I saw a big dark shape banking toward us and realized that it wasn't the usual Cobra or Apache. I covered my ears and yelled down through the turret hole that some dude was buzzing us not 50 feet above our 1151. Then the Marine air controller in the back seat (can't remember what they were actually called) told me it was was a chick. She did a few more flybys, and it was the best airshow I ever had. Totally would have sh!t myself had I been an insurgent.

Unread postPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 04:05
by Gamera
Libya: first female British Typhoon pilot in action

23 Mar 2011

The first female British Typhoon pilot flew into action on Wednesday as the RAF readied itself for another day enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ction.html

Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 15:00
by falnorcon16
Japan:

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British Hellicopterpilots / gunners:



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An American::

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Another American:

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Pakistan:

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US pilot: Nicole Malachowski


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F/A-18 Pilot: Lt. Pamela Lyons Carel

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Fighter pilot from Peru:

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Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 15:40
by falnorcon16
Norway's former minister of defence Mrs Kristin Krohn Devold ( Minister between 2001 - 2005 ):

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She was so much better looking and likable than Rumsfeld ... :-)

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Kristin Krohn Devold visits Afghanistan and the Norwegian base:

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In KAbul

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Don't know where this is taken

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Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 15:44
by falnorcon16
Norwegian soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan:

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Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 15:52
by Gamera
I just used the Search function, and am a bit surprised no one has mentioned USN Lieutenant Kara Spears Hultgreen (1965-1994) in this thread. R.I.P.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Hultgreen

Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2011, 23:46
by Scorpion1alpha

Unread postPosted: 01 Apr 2011, 04:53
by Gamera
F-15E Strike Eagles Female Pilots

Posted 3/31/2011 Updated 3/31/2011

3/31/2011 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A team of female Airmen [sic] made history here March 30 when the F-15E Strike Eagles of "Dudette 07" blazed down the runway to provide close air support for coalition and Afghan ground forces.

The two-ship formation consisted of all females, two pilots and two weapons system officers, but more importantly, it marked the first combat mission flown from Bagram to be planned, maintained and flown entirely by females.

Source: http://www.bagram.afcent.af.mil/news/st ... =123249381

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2011, 12:08
by Gamera
R.I.P.

http://www.daylife.com/photo/04Om7RE8xR ... ife&q=Siri

Undated file photo of Norwegian [Air Force] Lieutenant Colonel Siri Skare, who was killed in Mazer-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on April 1, 2011.
The U.N. Security Council condemned an attack on the U.N. compound in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday that left at least 12 people dead, including seven U.N. staff.
Norway's U.N. mission said on its Twitter page that Lieutenant Colonel Skare, 53, was among those killed.

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2011, 11:20
by Whity
Another female RSAF pilot

Unread postPosted: 24 Apr 2011, 15:38
by Gamera
http://www.theitem.com/news/local_news/ ... 72e29.html

Courage and continuity: Women fighter pilots

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:00 am | Updated: 8:25 am, Thu Apr 21, 2011.

BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE

For three women at Shaw Air Force Base, their dreams of becoming fighter pilots came true.
Today, they are three out of the 58 female active duty fighter pilots in the Air Force.
Currently, there are 2,689 Air Force active duty fighter pilots.

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2011, 10:21
by Gamera
http://www.saabgroup.com/en/About-Saab/ ... pen-pilot/

21 April 2011, in News

Captain Anna Dellham recently completed her first Gripen solo flight to become the first female Gripen pilot in the Swedish Air Force.

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2011, 02:15
by Gamera
Korea's 1st Female Navy Patrol Pilot Goes to Work 2011/05/05

The Navy has commissioned its first female pilot of a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.
Lt. Jg. Lee Joo-yeon (26) finished her copilot training for a P-3C aircraft on April 22 and completed her first flight mission Tuesday after a year of basic aviation training.

Source: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/htm ... 00402.html

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2011, 11:50
by Gamera
SAR helo female pilot of 1st SAR Squadron, East Sea Fleet, PLAN. 2011/06/09

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2011-06/0 ... 510103.htm

Unread postPosted: 12 Sep 2011, 16:55
by Scorpion1alpha
A day late, but I just saw this and think it is important to recognize her in remembrance of September 11th, Heather “Lucky” Penney. She (and her vice commander) was willing to give their lives by ramming United Flight 93 with their F-16s.

Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-1 ... story.html

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2011, 05:07
by LinkF16SimDude
Unless they're on Star Trek, most women with a green complexion don't look this good!! :)

http://airman.dodlive.mil/nighttime-on-base/

See also: <a href="http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-5967-postdays-0-postorder-asc-start-450.html">Windy Hendrick</a>

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2011, 03:35
by Scorpion1alpha
Ahhh, Windy Hendrick. That MILFy IP with the Arizona ANG. :inlove:

Here is a short video of her "A Reason to Serve":

http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/vi ... n-to-serve

Patriotic too so that ups her hotness level. :inlove:

Unread postPosted: 15 Nov 2011, 04:04
by Gamera
12 November 2011 CCK AB open house, ROCAF
JING Zhi Hui (16), in her father's flight suit and equipment. Her father Colonel JING Yuan Wu is CO, 7th Squadron, 427th Composite Wing, ROCAF. 77th Class.

Air displays were cancelled due to weather. 8(

Sources:

Unread postPosted: 19 Jan 2012, 05:03
by Gamera
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/8w-8e/ ... p?id=12537

First female Globemaster pilot – just 25 years old

Jan. 18, 2012

(Personally, I'd write the title as "First Globemaster female pilot".)

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2012, 18:10
by Gamera
Female prime minister of Thailand wore an air force pilot's flight suit when she, the deputy prime minister, and defense minister attended an air force exercise in Thailand. (23 January 2012)

Source: http://www.newsclip.be/news/2012124_033436.html

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2012, 07:58
by Scorpion1alpha
Gamera wrote:http://www.newsclip.be/news/2012124_033436.html

23 January 2012:
Female prime minister of Thailand wore an air force pilot's flight suit when she, the deputy prime minister, and defense minister attended an air force exercise in Thailand.


Hmmm...she can prime my minister anytime!

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2012, 16:18
by Gamera
2012/02/26 - First squadron female commander in ROCAF
Lieutenant Colonel CHEN Yue Fang.
CO, 101st Squadron, 10th Group, 439th Composite Wing, based at Ping Tung AB.
Commands 10 C-130s.
18 years in ROCAF.
Three years ago, became first female main pilot of ROCAF C-130.
Husband (Major?) YU Tai Sheng is C-130 navigator.

Sources:

Unread postPosted: 04 Mar 2012, 14:25
by Gamera
Red Arrows' first female pilot takes ground role
4 March 2012

The first woman to fly with the Red Arrows display team is to move to a ground-based role.

Flt Lt Kirsty Stewart - previously Moore - 33, joined the Lincolnshire-based unit in 2010.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-17249660

Unread postPosted: 21 Mar 2012, 20:02
by femalepilot
US Air Force Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski, the commander of the 333rd Fighter Squadron
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USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Pilot Maj. Caroline Jensen:
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Major Catherine Labuschagne first female pilot of Gripen, South African Air Force:
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Capt. Claire Merouze, First French Female Rafale Fighter Pilot
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Captain Khoo Teh Lynn is Singapore’s first female fighter pilot. She joined the air force at 18 and today flies the F-16 fighter jet, which will be on display at the Singapore Airshow 2012
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Betsy Hand, 77th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, situates her gear inside the cockpit of her F-16 Fighting Falcon before climbing into the aircraft, Jan. 31, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Betsy Hand, 77th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, talks with other F-16 pilots before launching during an Operational Readiness Exercise, Jan. 31, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
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Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2012, 18:43
by LinkF16SimDude
femalepilot wrote:US Air Force Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski, the commander of the 333rd Fighter Squadron
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Wasn't sure if Fifi ever got back to flyin' Mudhens. Guess that answers that.

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Maj. Caroline Jensen

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2012, 21:06
by femalepilot
USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Pilot Maj. Caroline Jensen:
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tacota LeMuel, Thunderbird 3 dedicated crew chief, signals one-minute, in preparation for Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot, to gear up for a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2012.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot, adjusts her mask before a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2012
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot, taxis out for a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2012
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot, adjust her G-suit in preparation for a training launch at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2012
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Caroline Jensen, Thunderbird 3, Right Wing pilot, is greeted by her dedicated crew chief, Staff Sgt. Tacota LeMuel, on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 12, 2012.
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Tunisienne Female Fighter Pilot

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2012, 18:29
by femalepilot

1Lt. Nicola Baumann Tornado female fighter pilot

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2012, 19:47
by femalepilot
1Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot with the 459th Flying Training Squadron, climbs into the cockpit of a PA-200 ECR Tornado in Germany in this undated photo. Baumann became just the second female fighter pilot in the history of the German Air Force back in 2007 after completing the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
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1Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot at the 459th Flying Training Squadron in the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, readies her PA-200 ECR Tornado for takeoff at a base in Bavaria, Germany
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1Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot with the 459th Flying Training Squadron, prepares for a PA-200 ECR Tornado flight in Germany
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1Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot with the 459th Flying Training Squadron, receives a pre-flight brief from a student Mar. 19, 2012 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
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1Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot with the 459th Flying Training Squadron, poses for a picture during an air show in Germany
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1Lt. Nicola Baumann flying the German Air Force's PA-200 ECR Tornado in flight over Germany
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Dreaming big earns German pilot distinction in her own right
3/28/2012 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Becoming a fighter pilot is tough, no matter what gender you are. Add in the history-making nature of trying to become one of your country's first female fighter pilots, the pressure can get ramped up in a hurry.
For 1st Lt. Nicola Baumann, an instructor pilot assigned to Sheppard's 459th Flying Training Squadron and only the second female to become a fighter pilot in the history of the German Air Force, it isn't about gender, but about living out your dream.
From the tender age of three when she flew on a plane for the first time, Baumann knew a career including flying was in her future.
Initially a flight path to Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, seemed like the clear choice.
"I always thought if I was going to be a pilot, it would be for Lufthansa because the German Air Force wasn't open to women at that time," Baumann said. "Becoming a fighter pilot seemed like too big a dream."
The problem was there was just one requirement she could not meet in her quest to becoming a pilot for the commercial airlines.
"I had my mind set on Lufthansa until I was 15 or 16 and I realized I had stopped growing and I was only five foot, three inches, which is just too short for their personnel or company regulations," Baumann said. "So I gave up on it for awhile."
After letting the initial disappointment of not meeting the height requirement wear off, she ran into another pilot, who told her she could still fly and just needed to look around for different opportunities.
"I looked into all kinds of options and found out the German Air Force had just opened up to women and their (height) regulation was five feet three inches," Baumann said. "So I applied and it worked out."
With flying in the family DNA (her mom flew hang gliders and younger sister Nena is a pilot with Lufthansa), she still didn't tell her parents she applied for the military.
"I applied first without telling anyone," said Baumann. "I was afraid of my (parents) reaction because my mom despised the thought of me in the military."
In Germany, an individual initially applies to join the Air Force in a particular job position. Before actually joining the service, the individual knows whether or not they will receive the desired job and can decline entry into active duty if they do not.
Although her dad was surprised at her acceptance, Baumann, just 20 years old at the time and fresh out of high school, got ready for the long training road standing in front of anyone's pursuit of a fighter pilot career.
In 2004, Baumann officially entered the German Air Force, attending the GAF Academy, a one-year school focusing on officer training.
She then spent a year in academics to prepare her for pilot training. Courses like English training, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape and other technical training set her up for the 53 weeks of training at the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard and where she ultimately earned her wings.
At the end of the training cycle, Baumann landed in the 322nd Squadron in Bavaria, flying Tornados with Capt. Ulruie Flender, Germany's first female fighter pilot. Flender graduated pilot training about 10 months ahead of Baumann, also at ENJJPT.
"It was really neat," Baumann said. "We did a cross-country flight with the first two female WSO's (Weapons Systems Officers)...it gave us a real sense of satisfaction."
Being a fully-qualified fighter pilot has nothing to do with gender; rather, it is proved by how well a pilot can actually fly.
"The guys I fly with have never had an issue with me being female," Baumann said. "If you perform well and can fly, you are accepted. If you don't, you will have a hard time whether you are a woman or a man."
Getting the chance to be an instructor pilot at ENJJPT has been rewarding for her.
"I really like it," Baumann said. "I remember my own training very well, so I try to sympathize with the students. It's really nice when they get that glimpse of understanding."
Baumann isn't too caught up in the historical context in which she serves.
"I was always happy and proud to be a fighter pilot," Baumann said. "I never looked at much in the historical sense...if we had opened the forces ten or twenty years earlier, I would have just been one of many."
Getting the chance to fly the next generation of fighters in Europe would be ideal for Baumann, but just being able to fly as a profession is the bottom line.
"I always wanted to be a pilot, not a feminist or somebody who paves the way," Baumann said. "I just wanted to fly airplanes."

Dutch Female F-16 Pilot Lieutenant Manja Blok

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2012, 13:03
by femalepilot
Lieutenant Manja Blok
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How a 'dumb blonde' took on the Serbs
It is not entirely true that the Dutch put up no resistance against the Bosnian Serbs prior to their capture of the United Nations "safe area" of Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. The Dutchbat commander, Colonel Thom Karremans, called for close air support on five different occasions between July 6 and July 11. His first four requests were turned down by his U.N. superiors for a variety of bureaucratic reasons.
Then, at literally the eleventh hour, the cavalry arrived in the form of two NATO F-16 fighters flown by Dutch pilots. One of the pilots, Lieutenant Manja Blok, has since become something of a celebrity in Holland, as you can see from the magazine cover above. She aimed two bombs at a couple of Serb tanks advancing into the enclave, causing some minor damage.
"Give 'em hell" shouted the Dutch ground controller, as she dived in to release her bombs. "Good luck, girl...They are all bad guys!" (An English translation of the pilot chatter, as well as an interview with Manja Blok.
It is ironic that the job of stopping the macho, testosterone-infused General Ratko Mladic fell to a woman. Manja later explained to Dutch TV that she and other pilots had been frustrated by the restrictive rules of engagement which pretty much confined them to fruitless patrols over the combat zone. When she returned from her mission over Srebrenica, her fellow top guns were green with envy.
"Dumb blonde!" someone yelled, as she got out of the fighter jet. "Good job!"
Unfortunately for the residents of Srebrenica, thousands of whom were systematically slaughtered by Mladic's men, Manja arrived on the scene too late to make a difference. Shortly after she dropped her bombs from an altitude of 15,000 feet at 2:40 p.m., the Serbs threatened to kill 30 Dutchbat hostages they had previously captured. The Dutch government caved immediately and called off the air strikes. (Taking peacekeepers hostage is one of the many charges against Mladic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.)
Manja made clear that she did not agree with the restraint shown by her superiors toward the Bosnian Serbs. "Nobody wanted to take the lead, nobody wanted to take responsibility ... People always complained about how little resistance we offered, that we were too late, with too little force, we were only there with two F-16s. That's right, but it that wasn't because of us [pilots]!"
When Mladic met the British general Sir Rupert Smith in Belgrade a few days later, on July 16, he was still angry about the incident, complaining that one of the bombs had nearly hit him. "What a pity it missed," was Smith's laconic reply.
As it turned out, Manja's efforts did virtually nothing to stop the Serb advance. It was a case of much too little, far too late. The Bosnian Serbs raised their flag over Srebrenica shortly before 5 p.m. Mladic took a triumphant stroll through the streets of the town shortly afterward, as you can see on this clip. Dutchbat peacekeepers on the ground did not fire a single shot at the Serbs as they entered the "safe area."
In my next post, I will describe in more detail why and how Dutchbat's earlier requests for close air support were turned down, at a time when they might have made a difference.

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2012, 16:07
by femalepilot
Former Bozeman resident Kristen ”Marshall” Kent was the fifth female pilot to graduate from F-15 fighter school

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http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/local-fliers-set-high-goals/article_ad4f281f-4264-51ca-b1d6-5cc23ad03a82.html

US Female F-16 Pilot in Korea

Unread postPosted: 14 May 2012, 12:02
by femalepilot
Sarah, is stationed in Korea, flying F-16 fighter jets and she recently took this picture of herself in her jet with the TOMS flag! Pretty awesome.
http://www.toms.com/blog/taxonomy/term/802
Anyone know her full name?

Maj Caroline Jensen Thunderbird No. 3

Unread postPosted: 05 Jun 2012, 16:21
by femalepilot
Maj Caroline Jensen Thunderbird No. 3
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Col. Jeannie Leavitt F-15E Pilot

Unread postPosted: 07 Jun 2012, 04:06
by femalepilot
Col. Jeannie Leavitt F-15E Pilot
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UT Grad Becomes First Woman to Command Air Force Fighter Wing
In 1993, Jeannie Leavitt became the Air Force’s first woman fighter pilot after a restriction banning females from flying in combat missions was dropped. This week, 20 years after she first joined the Air Force, she infiltrated the boys’ club yet again.
After logging more than 2,500 hours in an F-15 Strike Eagle and more than 300 hours in combat, Leavitt, BS ’90, has earned the honor of becoming the first woman to command an Air Force combat fighter wing.
A 1997 Outstanding Young Texas Ex, Leavitt studied aerospace engineering while on the Forty Acres and was a distinguished graduate of UT’s ROTC program.
In her new position, Leavitt, 45, will oversee the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, which houses more than 5,000 active duty men and women and 12,000 base civilians.
The 4th Fighter Wing is one of just three elite units with access to F-15E’s, the premier jets of the Air Force—a testament to Leavitt’s capability and incredible skill set. But she’s nothing but humble.
“I don’t see it as a ‘first’ sort of thing,” she told the Associated Press. “I see it as an incredible opportunity, an incredible honor, to lead a unit with its history and heritage.”

Unread postPosted: 02 Jul 2012, 18:49
by femalepilot
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Women in combat: Air Force Col. Jeannie Leavitt (center) talks with Capt. Ryan Roper (l.) and Capt. Jordan Richardson at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro N.C. She is the first female jet fighter pilot in US history and the first woman to command a fighter wing squadron. This is the cover story of the July 2 issue of The Christian Science MonitorWeekly magazine
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/0701/Women-in-combat-US-military-on-verge-of-making-it-official

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2012, 16:44
by femalepilot
Lt. Col. Colonel Stephane Wolfgeher F-16 Pilot
by Master Sgt. Cynthia Dorfner
To say Wolfgeher comes from a military family is definitely an understatement. She grew up an Army “brat” “” her father retired as a colonel; she has a brother in the Missouri Army National Guard; and she’s married to an officer in the Naval Reserve. With all of those military men in her life, it only makes sense this F-16 pilot would have no issues in a profession dominated by males. Still, it’s safe to say she’s holding her own.
When did you decide to join the Air Force? I always figured I was going to be in the military. I applied for both Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships, and the Air Force came through first with my school of choice. It was my way to pay for my education, but I don’t think I ever really considered anything else but being the in the military for a career.
Did you always want to be a pilot? No. Growing up “in the Army,” I didn’t really know anything about flying. During my field training between my sophomore and junior year of college, I met some aviators and was really impressed with them ““ with their confidence, their intelligence and their interaction with other people.
How did you end up as a fighter pilot? I studied hard, I “chair flew” my missions (practiced my flights on the ground in my head by visualizing how it would go, what I would do, what I would say), and I strove to help others. It was a way to cement the concepts in my own mind.
How was that for you … entering a field that was dominated by men? I never had anyone tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a female. The men (and women) I was going through training with didn’t seem to have any issues “” if anything, it was the older “generation” that sometimes had problems with women in aviation. I realized it was important for me to succeed and show those that felt women didn’t have the qualifications that we could succeed in the fighter business.
Do you ever feel pressure to succeed in your field because you’re a woman? Yes. I was one of the first few females in the F-15E and we were under the microscope. We had to prove we were there because of our abilities and not just because of some “quota.” We were also enough of a “novelty” to make others take notice.
Do/did you have a female mentor in your life? When you say female mentor, I think military career mentor. When I started out, there wasn’t really anyone in “front” of me to look up to. I looked up to the men in my career field because they were fighter pilots and leaders and that is what I wanted to be. I didn’t care if they were men or women. If you mean any female I looked up to, I would have to say my mother, grandmother and sister. They valued competence and intelligence and saw no barriers to what I wanted to become.

Maj. Allena Lewis F-16 Pilot

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 13:01
by femalepilot
Maj. Allena Lewis F-16 Pilot

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Allena Lewis hands her flight bag to U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephen Lewis after completing combat training during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2012. Allena, a pilot, is assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, and Lewis, a crew chief, is assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
http://www.defense.gov/PhotoEssays/PhotoEssayImage.aspx?id=82767&name=U.S.,%20Multinational%20Airmen%20Continue%20Training%20During%20Red%20Flag-Alaska%2012-2

Lt Tessa du Toit (the first female Navigator of Gripen fight

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 20:40
by femalepilot
Lt. Tessa du Toit (the first female Navigator of Gripen fighter jet in South Africa Air Force)

http://www.pilotspost.com/arn0000089

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died.

Unread postPosted: 24 Jul 2012, 12:24
by femalepilot
Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died.
Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride
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Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2012, 00:22
by StolichnayaStrafer
A great pioneer, may she rest in peace. :salute:

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2012, 22:09
by femalepilot
Chineese Female Fighter Pilots
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IRIAF Female F-5 Pilot

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2012, 16:44
by femalepilot
IRIAF Female F-5 Pilot , Bushehr Air Show 2012 , Iran.

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2012, 16:43
by femalepilot
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laura Tanski pauses for a photo in front of her Apache Block III helicopter, Aug. 16, 2012, at Marshall Army Airfield on Fort Riley, Kan. Tanski is one of less than 20 female Army aviators who fly for the 1st Infantry Division's...

Re: IRIAF Female F-5 Pilot

Unread postPosted: 29 Aug 2012, 23:23
by LinkF16SimDude
femalepilot wrote:IRIAF Female F-5 Pilot , Bushehr Air Show 2012 , Iran.

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Hmmmm....
- Very ill-fitting helmet
- Visor down so ya can't really see much
- Intake covers still in place

Do I detect the odor of fish? :wink:

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2012, 20:10
by femalepilot
Serbian Female Pilots:

Unread postPosted: 10 Sep 2012, 03:56
by Scorpion1alpha
femalepilot wrote:Serbian Female Pilots:

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I wouldn't be surprised if the one in blue is actress or model instead of a real pilot, but man, she's hot! The one in OD is pretty good too.

Unread postPosted: 10 Sep 2012, 19:47
by LinkF16SimDude
Yep. Most authentic lady pilots, if they have long hair, have it pulled back in a bun type config, just like the appearance regs say they gotta.

Macedonia Air Force Female Pilot

Unread postPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 19:27
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 20:23
by femalepilot
Maj. Heather Penney F-16 Pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 22:48
by LinkF16SimDude
Hmmmm....no defensive jewelry. Link's in hot!! :lol:

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2012, 23:09
by Scorpion1alpha
LinkF16SimDude wrote:Hmmmm....no defensive jewelry. Link's in hot!! :lol:


Heather "Lucky" Penny! Looks good in civvies. Also notice the ankle tattoo? Maybe she has a little "wild side"? Find out for us Link! LOL!

A friend just e-mailed me this photo:

A couple of very impressive SMSgts.

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2012, 04:26
by LinkF16SimDude
I'm standing to..... :wink:

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2012, 21:26
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2012, 05:00
by LinkF16SimDude
:lol: Gotta love the call-sign. His GIB should be called "Kleenex".

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2012, 08:56
by Asif

Col. Dawn Dunlop, former 412th Test Wing commander, had her fini-flight on F-22A no. 4132 on March 12th, 2012 at Edwards AFB. [USAF photo by David Henry]

Canadian CF-18 Female Fighter Pilot

Unread postPosted: 14 Oct 2012, 12:54
by femalepilot
Canadian CF-18 Female Fighter Pilot (Unknown Name):
From: http://www.forces.ca
Anyone know her? :roll:

USAF Col. Jeannie Leavitt F-15E Pilot

Unread postPosted: 15 Oct 2012, 09:01
by femalepilot
USAF Col. Jeannie Leavitt, First Female F-15E Fighter Pilot

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo after flying the final sortie of fiscal year 12 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2012. The 4th Fighter Wing flew 19,074 hours during FY12 successfully meeting Air Combat Command’s standards.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, shakes hands with Col. Michael Koscheski, 4th Operations Group commander, after flying the final sortie of fiscal year 12 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2012. Air Combat Command allotted 19,074 flying hours to the 4th Fighter Wing for FY12 to allow aircrew to train and remain combat ready.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Senior Airman Joey Landry and Airman 1st Class Thomas Lampirez, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, after flying the final sortie of fiscal year 12 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Sept. 26, 2012. The four fighter squadrons from the 4th FW flew approximately 72 sorties a day to meet Air Combat Command flying hour requirements.
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Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2012, 14:55
by femalepilot
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kathryn Gaetke, 14th Fighter Squadron pilot, returns to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2012. In August, Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing’s 14 FS and 35th Maintenance and Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

Unread postPosted: 02 Dec 2012, 11:26
by femalepilot
Maj. Kathryn Gaetke, 14th Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares to exit her F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft after completing a mission during Keen Sword 2013 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8, 2012. Gaetke was one of the first pilots to land after completing a simulated mission objective for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2012, 19:06
by femalepilot
1st. Lt. Leah Murakami ,The first Asian female fighter pilot in the U.S. and the first female F-16 pilot assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing.

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Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2012, 09:46
by LinkF16SimDude
She's wearing Captain's bars...

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2013, 23:03
by femalepilot
Belgian F-16 Pilot Lt. Karen Vandenbroucke

Source: http://www.xflight.de/pg_org_pic_out_014.htm

Nothing said about these photos, not sure, perhaps another female viper pilot in Belgian Air Force...

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2013, 16:56
by femalepilot
French Female Fighter Pilot lieutenant Vick Loynet

Unread postPosted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:09
by femalepilot
Captain Claire Mérouze is the first woman to take control of the Rafale.

Unread postPosted: 22 Feb 2013, 00:38
by biting_bee
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This is Sonja Zietlow
Former pilot of the German Lufthansa. Abandoned job for TV shows.
A real pilot would never give up his job for TV shows!
She never flying for german Luftwaffe. This Picture is from a german TV Show!

Greetings Bee

Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2013, 12:48
by aaloo89
thia is nice pic.

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2013, 07:16
by femalepilot

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2013, 23:40
by stormshadow
Turkish AF, but dont know name.

Capt. Claire Merouze , first Rafale's female pilot

Unread postPosted: 19 Mar 2013, 11:36
by femalepilot
Capt. Claire Merouze , first Rafale's female pilot

Watch her news video ,please:
7 jours BFM: femme pilote
Low resolution : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjNbaxiJBcc
High resolution : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy3gt4_7-jours-bfm-femme-pilote-10-03_news

RE: Capt. Claire Merouze , first Rafale

Unread postPosted: 21 Mar 2013, 18:40
by LinkF16SimDude
Found a video profile on FiFi from last year...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... YYmaxZNNg#!

Venezuela's Female F-16 Pilot

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2013, 21:41
by femalepilot
Venezuela's Female F-16 Pilot?! Anyone know more about her?

Mujer venezolana piloto de F-16: http://www.militar.org.ua/foro/aviacion-militar-bolivariana-de-venezuela-t36134-675.html

Air National Guard F-16 Pilot Maj. Windy Hendrick

Unread postPosted: 24 Mar 2013, 09:46
by femalepilot
Air National Guard F-16 Pilot Maj. Windy Hendrick

Watch her videos ,please:
ONE PART OF THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD'S MISSION (00:26)
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/view/one-part-of-the-guards-mission
A FIGHTER PILOT ON THE FLIGHT LINE (00:37)
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/view/a-fighter-pilot-on-the-flight-line
THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD OFFICER PATH (00:50)
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/view/the-air-national-guard-officer-path
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (00:37)
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/view/it-runs-in-the-family-ang
A REASON TO SERVE (00:33)
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/inside/view/a-reason-to-serve

PAF WOMEN FIGHTER PILOTS

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2013, 19:31
by femalepilot
PAF WOMEN F-7 FIGHTER PILOTS: Flying Officer Ayesha Omar Farooq & Flying Officer Anam Faiq
http://tribune.com.pk/story/523690/paf-flurries-iron-butterflies/

Through Airmen's Eyes: Female fighter pilot stands alone

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2013, 21:11
by femalepilot
Through Airmen's Eyes: Female fighter pilot stands alone

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First Lt. Clancly Morrical, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, stands by her F-16 Fighting Falcon March 13, 2013, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Morrical is Osan’s only female pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexis Siekert)

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123342052

Unread postPosted: 31 Mar 2013, 07:24
by julieflys
The first thread I open after joining... Really?

I guess there isn't a place for me as an intelligent, self-respecting, woman here at this site. You all feel the need to post trashy pseudo porn pictures objectifying women? Your lives aren't worth something more real and productive to you than this? So stereotypical. :( How disappointing. :( I miss gentlemen, and I'm only 30!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2013, 19:20
by femalepilot
Venezuela's first female T-27 Tucano instructor pilot: Primer Teniente María Eugenia Pérez Sánchez “Genia”

http://www.aviacion.mil.ve/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1023

Unread postPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:30
by femalepilot
Capitaine Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet, French Mirage fighter pilot

http://www.ornais-de-paris.org/chrystel-nadeau-gonnet-tete-dans-nuages
Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet, head in the clouds

At 32, the Orne is among the few female fighter pilots in France. A passion for the sky and aviation born on the slopes of the aerodrome of Alençon. Course.
This is what is called passing in gale. Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet has already flown on a few occasions, the Alençon airfield aboard her Mirage F1. A hello to members of the Aero Club, which more than 800 h / km, takes no more than four seconds. " They know it's me, I warn you , "she smiled. A nod to those who have seen it evolve to become a fighter pilot in 2005.

It is in the Orne, where she grew up, that Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet began flying on its own. " As a teenager, I wanted to get high , she recalls. Stealing was like a dream for me. " Upon entering high school Alain, in Alencon, she attended the Wednesday afternoon noon to get his patent Initiation in Aerospace. A sesame learning to fly in the flying club of the city. She got her private pilot's license, two years later, at age 18 just ...
" As a woman, I had not thought about it "

While participating in the Tour de France Young Drivers In 1999, she crosses paths with Laloix Philippe, a former fighter pilot and member of the Patrouille de France. He encourages them to take the examination of the Air Force, the best school, he said, to learn to fly. " As a woman, I had not thought of , "recalls Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet. It must be said that they are still a dozen then, since 1999, to have hoisted in the cockpit of a Mirage ...! An exciting and demanding job, both physically and mentally speaking, warns the young woman. " We must stay focused at all times, calculate all provided with all ten steps ahead . "

Today, she wears jeans, heels and lipstick. But his work clothes, this is the G-suit, helmet and combat vest. No less than ten pounds of equipment on each flight. To achieve thread, it took him a steely resolve. " In life, we must provide the means to achieve its ambitions, put the odds on his side , "she says. So, before you enter the competition, it is not possible to pass only once and each test is eliminatory, it puts the odds on his side.
Pulls, rope, run, run: for one year, she trains firefighters Caen, while preparing its license Economics and International Business at the University. In June 2011, the results fall. Restraint. Only 48 women candidates! " The aircraft is a very masculine world, but as a woman, there is accustomed , she admits. should make its way, but it's the same for men, everyone should be accepted in the squadron. "

"Finally, all these sacrifices were worth."
The basic training of a fighter pilot takes four and a half years on average. Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet her classes in Salon-de-Provence, before a theoretical one-year training and flight training on TB30 in Cognac. In 2004, she joined the school Hunting Tours for its first flights on jet aircraft, jet alpha. After hundreds of hours of flight, she obtained her pilot's license to hunt, in July 2005. " I received my badge from the hands of Defense Minister in person, Michele Alliot-Marie , "is she recalls. In April 2009, after three years as an instructor and a year at the School of Operational Transition Cazaux, she morphed into squadron of Mirage F1, on the basis of Reims. " I felt that finally, all the sacrifices, all those years of work were worth . " Today, after several missions and more than 1,500 flight hours, Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet will start from Cognac pass on his knowledge to young recruits. His contract with the army continued until 2016. It may be to other horizons fly.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2013, 04:02
by femalepilot
Lt. Annemie (Anne-Marie) "Mie" Jansen, The First Belgian Female F-16 pilot Retires :

http://www.mil.be/aircomp/news/index.asp?LAN=nl&ID=3874
http://www.flying-zone.be/histoire/2_hist_anniv_2013_OCU.php

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 07:31
by stormshadow
A-M Jensen, crashed with F-16 on CZ CIAF 1996 in Hradec Kralove:

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2013, 15:07
by shrimpman
julieflys wrote:The first thread I open after joining... Really?

I guess there isn't a place for me as an intelligent, self-respecting, woman here at this site. You all feel the need to post trashy pseudo porn pictures objectifying women? Your lives aren't worth something more real and productive to you than this? So stereotypical. :( How disappointing. :( I miss gentlemen, and I'm only 30!


WTH was that? :) I think someone needs to see a shrink...
Women in flight suits are pseudo porn trash... no comment,

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2014, 19:32
by femalepilot
DEA Female Helicopter Pilots:
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration’s aviation division)

DEA Pilot's Eyes Are In The Skies For Drug Cases
http://www.shsu.edu/~pin_www/T@S/sliders/2012/angelawarner.html

As a military pilot, criminal justice graduate student Angela Warner came under enemy fire when evacuating wounded soldiers in Iraq. As the first female helicopter pilot and supervisory agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s aviation division, the door once came off her helicopter while doing surveillance of marijuana fields in Kentucky.

A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Warner, who is based out of Houston, supervises special agent/pilots who patrol the skies to collect evidence in narcotics cases in South Texas, New Mexico, Mexico and Central America.

While continuing her work at the DEA, Warner enrolled in Sam Houston State University’s online master’s program in criminal justice leadership and management, hoping the classes will prepare her for the next promotional exam in the next highest civil service position with the agency, a GS-15, in 2014. Only the senior executive service, obtained through a selection process and appointment by the DEA administrator, is higher; the highest position with DEA is the administrator and is a U.S. Presidential appointment.

“I absolutely think I will pass, with as much writing and reading that I’ve had to do (in class), my critical-thinking skills have been sharpened,” Warner said. “SHSU is one of the top two or three criminal justice schools in the country and is right up the street. You can make this program as much or as little as you want. I am finding it very challenging.”
Warner constantly travels for her job and online courses are the only way she is able to complete a degree program. She is hoping in the future to pursue a doctorate online, preferably if a blended course can be developed at SHSU.

She joined the DEA in 1999 after spending 10 years as a deputy sheriff in Harris County, where she worked mainly in outlying jail facilities in districts two and four.

“The county was the perfect stepping stone into federal law enforcement,” Warner said. “You have the opportunity to network with other law enforcement agencies. I thought I wanted to transfer to the Houston Police Department Aviation Division, but the feds have more opportunities for helicopter pilots – DEA, FBI and Customs.”

Warner began her federal career on the ground in Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked on some of her most successful narcotics cases, before joining the aviation division in 2005.

“We do a lot of counternarcotics surveillance,” Warner said. “The South Central Aviation Resident Office includes Waco and South Texas, West Texas, New Mexico, all of Mexico and Central America.”

Using fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters equipped with surveillance cameras, the DEA special agent collects evidence in drug cases from above, much like a video camera captures it in a patrol car except that the equipment they use is much more sophisticated and is able to read documents, license plates and street signs from high altitude. The South Central Office has specially equipped aircraft, including fixed wing planes and helicopters.

Angela Warner“We film it and when the organization is taken down, we have the drug buy, their car, their license plate and their location,” Warner said. “It also captures GPS data and altitude too.”

The evidence captured in the field may include a drug buy, a marijuana field or a suspect fleeing police.

In November, when a truck driver was gunned down outside Houston by Mexican cartel members while hauling a load of marijuana, the shipment was being tracked by DEA pilots as part of its undercover operations, Warner said.
Flying also has its hairy moments—like in Iraq and Kentucky.

”We heard this tink-tink-tink, and we realized we were taking fire,” Warner said of the military mission. “After we had dropped off the wounded and returned to base, we looked through the panel and saw a bullet round had hit between me and the co-pilot and blew out a radio. It was one of those things (where) a little more to the left or right and we wouldn’t be here.”

In Kentucky, Warner was doing surveillance of a marijuana field when she heard a loud bang. After putting the helicopter in autorotation, she looked down to see the copter door in the middle of a field. She later would land and pick up the missing piece.

“Thank God we were out in the middle of Kentucky,” said Warner. “If we had been in Houston, it probably would have struck a car driving in the middle of rush hour traffic or a building.”

Warner is anxious to share her experience as a female supervisor in a male-dominated field with other women. She recently returned from the International Law Enforcement Center in Bangkok, where she was an instructor and panelist teaching leadership skills to 46 Southeast Asian female police executives.

“It was absolutely phenomenal,” said Warner. “In going to Southeast Asia, I assumed we would have to spoon feed these women basic lessons in leadership, but these women were already in leadership roles and were principals in law enforcement agencies. I was truly amazed and truly humbled by the level of education and experience sitting in that audience. I probably learned as much from them as they did from me.”

DEA Helicopter Lands at Farine
http://www.irvingisd.net/districtweekly/weekly203.htm

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2014, 00:52
by femalepilot
Female helicopter pilots flying for Helijet in Canada:
http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article ... yG98PmSzk-

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2014, 13:52
by femalepilot
Breaking sound, gender barriers
Capt. Gina Jennings is all smiles in her drab green flight suit. And why shouldn't she be? She's living out her childhood dream. Sitting at a picnic table outside the low, beige building housing the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, her speech halted every few moments by the roar of a jet speeding down the runway, she says "Ever since I've been little I've always wanted to fly."

[...]

"Twenty years ago, you wouldn't have seen women flying fighter jets," she said. "It's nice seeing society open these roles up to women."

Full article: http://www.theitem.com/


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Breaking sound, gender barriers: Capt. Gina Jennings is all smiles in her drab green flight suit.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2014, 22:34
by femalepilot
Captain Mariam, the 1st Emirati female fighter pilot to serve in UAE Air Force.

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Captain Mariam the 1st Emirati female fighter pilot to serve in UAE Air Force. She flies F16's.

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Captain Mariam the 1st Emirati female fighter pilot to serve in UAE Air Force. She flies F16's.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 25 Sep 2014, 22:21
by pron
Mariam was leading the strike mission against IS this week for the UAE part.

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https://twitter.com/UAEEmbassyUS/status ... 24/photo/1

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2014, 00:09
by sergei
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Татьяна Казачкова

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 05 Nov 2014, 13:15
by femalepilot
Denmark Air Force first female F-16 Fighter Pilot Lt. Line Bonde

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http://viborg-folkeblad.dk/viborg/unge-kvinder-vil-flyve-jagerfly

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http://www.midtfynsposten.dk/midtfynsposten/Rotary-kommer-vidt-omkring/artikel/903007


Also see: "Danmarks første kvindelige jagerpilot"

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2015, 08:26
by femalepilot
Russian Air Force Former and only female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot Major Svetlana Protasova

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Майор ВВС Светлана Протасова, 1996 год.
Russian Air Force Former & Only Female Mig-29 Fighter Pilot Major Svetlana Protasova

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 15 Jun 2015, 10:03
by femalepilot
Female T-6 Texan II instructor pilot


Capt. Tonya Hansen, T-6 Texan II instructor pilot in the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard
344th Recruiting Squadron and Team Sheppard partner to enhance recruiting mission
http://www.rs.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123443930
“I thought I’d never fly again.”
http://www.laughlin.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123408980
First U.S. female ENJJPT graduate retires
http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123434910

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 15 Jun 2015, 13:59
by femalepilot
Roni Zuckerman, the first female jet fighter pilot for the Israeli Air Force, flying F-16 , now a UAV operator, is at the end of her eight month of her first pregnancy, but nonetheless she continues as a reservist at the UAV squadron, where she executes missions for hours on end
http://www.iaf.org.il/4411-42230-en/IAF.aspx
Advanced pregnancy has not stopped Captain Ronnie, a UAV operator, from coming to the UAV squadron and executing missions. As if her challenging missions were not enough, her husband is also busy during the operation serving as a control officer in the IAF situation room. "In some sense, we are protecting the country today so that our children will have a country tomorrow", says Captain Ronnie, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) operator who operates the "Hermes 450". These days, she is at the end of her eight month of her first pregnancy, but nonetheless she continues as a reservist at the UAV squadron, where she executes missions for hours on end, as part of Operation "Protective Edge", in order to protect the State of Israel.
In addition to the challenges of executing the missions of the squadron, Ronnie deals with other concerns. "They say it's not good to be under stress during pregnancy and directing fighter jets or seeing our soldiers on the ground injured is not the most calming", she says. "The technology allows me to execute the missions without being put in physical danger, so when we have a mission, I try to stay calm as much as possible and as far as I'm concerned that's enough".
It's Worth It
The work in the squadron demands from Captain Ronnie spending long hours in the UAV control room. "It is not easy sitting in the UAV control room for hours on end when you're in the advanced stages of pregnancy", she adds. "But from the first moment of the operation, I had no doubt that I would go to the squadron and take part in the effort. When they told me that the squadron would have trouble completing with mission without me, it further solved my dilemma".
As part of her job as a UAV operator, Captain Ronnie accompanies the ground forces and helps them by watching the event from above. Among other things, her job includes combing the territory where the forces on the ground operate, directing them to enemy forces and identifying potential threats. "You can say unequivocally that I saved the lives of soldiers when I identified a squad of terrorists who were about to launch a rocket towards the tanks or a terrorist waiting for them" she says. "Ultimately, the satisfaction that I get from knowing that I protect the citizens of the state and the soldiers in the field is worth all the difficulties and the physical pain".
Ronnie met her husband, Major Omer, when they attended the flight school, each in his/her own piloting course. These days, he serves as a fighter pilot in the "Bat" squadron and serves as a control officer in the IAF situation room.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Jun 2015, 18:47
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Jun 2015, 13:03
by femalepilot
Unknown Female F-16 Pilot

http://www.wellsmartservice.com/medicine-can-learn-to-go-with-the-flow/

‘Strapping on the jet’, or getting hooked up for flight, is a multi-step ordeal that requires a connection to an air supply, a G-suit that modulates air pressure in your legs and chest to be able to tolerate higher G-forces of flight, as well as your parachute, ejection seat, various communications, and so on. Once seated and hooked up in the small cockpit, the connection between the jet and the pilot then becomes an intimate relationship. When in the air, this closeness becomes very apparent, as the slightest breath or movement on the stick provides instantaneous response. The agile, fully electrified Viper seems to come alive under the direction of the pilot.
Stationed at a base that certifies pilots for the Viper, I saw many bright young pilots amped to make their mark by thinking perfection was the answer; however, they were corrected again and again by their elder commanders to relax and not think so much. They called the state of doing too much ‘overflying’ or ‘man-handling’. It was as though the best performance from the F-16 airframe was attained by simply allowing the intention or the state of being to rule: being more and doing less. Over-applying an order that maneuvered the Viper created the need for overcorrection by the same magnitude, creating a see-saw, or push-pull effect.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2015, 21:28
by femalepilot
USAF F-16 Pilot Capt. Jennifer Wade in full flight gear inside the cockpit

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2015, 04:26
by 35_aoa
these FAIPs (and second tour IP's as well) look 15 years old.......good on them!

actually, for that matter, the Lt Col looks waaaaaaaaaaaay younger than any Navy O-5 I know, which has been a trend I've noticed.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2015, 22:47
by femalepilot
Aloha 2015 - Hollywood Actress Emma Stone As USAF Female F-22 Pilot Allison Ng.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1243974/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 11:24
by femalepilot
Unknown USAF Female F-16 Pilot Selfie in cockpit

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 12:31
by femalepilot
Boeing-737 Pilot Captain Alina Arkhipova from Latvia
Боинга-737 женщина пилот Алина Архипова
http://www.subbota.com/2013/05/31/5000-chasov-v-nebe/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2015, 14:14
by femalepilot
VFA-81 SUNLINERS F/A-18E Superhornet Female Fighter Pilots

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Lt Camille "PINC" Wilson (callsign is PINC) United States Navy VFA-81 SUNLINERS F/A-18E Superhornet Pilot
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Lt Danielle "PURPLE" Thiriot (callsign is PURPLE) United States Navy VFA-81 SUNLINERS F/A-18E Superhornet Pilot (US Navy's primary carrier based fighter-attack aircraft)

http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wcrew-hw/2012-13/releases/20121116npjx0g


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VFA-81 “Sunliners” Female F/A-18E Pilots Lieutenants Danielle Huber and Camille Wilson
http://www.norfolknavyflagship.com/oceana/photos/cvw/collection_6f43c710-d390-11e2-bf7b-0019bb2963f4.html
Commander, Carrier Air Wing 17 Capt. Rick LaBranche completed his last flight, June 5, with the VFA-81 “Sunliners” before visiting each of the air wing’s squadrons located at Jacksonville, Fla. and Lemoore Calif., prior to reporting to his next assignment at the Navy War College, Newport, R.I. Members of the four-plane launch, (l-r) lieutenants Chad Theirault, Danielle Huber and Camille Wilson join LaBranche for a photo following the flight. Photos by Marshall Lefavor
http://www.norfolknavyflagship.com/oceana/photos/cvw/collection_6f43c710-d390-11e2-bf7b-0019bb2963f4.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2015, 04:13
by sprstdlyscottsmn
keep em comming!

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2015, 04:54
by charlielima223
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http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/07 ... ol/117664/

I don't know if anyone of the original 8 women passed Ranger School as of yet. Last I heard some of them were allowed to retake the Mountain Phase of the course.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2015, 05:10
by popcorn
Has this been posted.?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2015, 06:11
by popcorn
Going retro... :D

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 19:05
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-16 Pilots at 13th Fighter Squadron in Misawa airbase Capt. Michelle Hamland and Capt. Jessa Charron

http://www.misawa.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=22447?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 19:41
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 20:04
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-15E Pilot Capt. Christy “Roxy” Meress and Maj. Tracy Schmidt

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 13:48
by femalepilot
British Royal Air Force Female Tornado Fighter Pilot
http://www.fraccaroli.eu/html/tlp_2005_tornraf-mirage.htm

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 14:25
by popcorn
"AMAZING GRACE" :salute:
FIRST FEMALE PILOT HERO OF THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE: 1LT MARY GRACE BALOYO was a former Aviation Cadet of the Philippine Air Force Flying School of Class 1997… As an OV-10 Bronco combat pilot, she’s a veteran of the country’s numerous counter-Insurgency Campaigns in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, straffing rebels with machinegun fire, air to ground rockets and high explosive bombs... During the Camp Abu Bakar campaign in Maguindanao Province, she's one of the Bronco attack pilots that supported military operations which decimated the Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels and earned her the Distinguished Aviation Cross Medal for her bravery... Eight Gold cross, three Military Merit and two Distinguished Aviation Cross medals earned in earlier campaigns in her colorful military career added to the sparkling ribbons already shining pinned in her chest - the most decorated female pilot in the Philippine Air Force during that time, earning her the nickname, “Amazing Grace”…

“Amazing Grace” met her destiny on 26 March 2001 while flying an OV-10 Bronco, part of a three-plane formation… Bound for home, 1LT Baloyo and her senior co-pilot started experiencing a left engine trouble, the situation was made further complicated when they concluded that they may not make it back to Danilo Atienza Air Base at Sanley Point Cavite… They then decided to radio Clark International Airport, the nearest airfield within their reach and declared an emergency…. Clark tower personnel vectored the troubled Bronco to land at runway 20… But the disabled Bronco already beyond the pilots’ control started to plummet towards the ground… The co-pilot ordered 1LT Baloyo to eject, at 300 feet from the ground he ejected and his parachute opened but 1LT Baloyo did not follow, as the young officer ignored the order to eject… Amid heavy rains and near zero visibility, she knew that their plane was over a populated area… Over the residential subdivision of Fil Homes, Green Meadows and Leman, home of more than 200 families... Ejecting, Baloyo knew, would send the crashing Bronco right at the heart of the area killing civilians in what could have been a greater disaster… And so, she decided to stay in her cockpit, maneuvering the plane away from innocent civilians as the plane plummeted to the ground and exploded in flames in a vacant lot, the nearest house was just 10 meters from it... 1LT Baloyo, “the Amazing Grace” made a decision and it’s a sacrificial one, she refused to leave her plane and decided that she alone and no else will go down with it... Her plane crashed near Barangay Mabiga in the town of Mabalacat at 3:48 PM…

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2015, 15:31
by femalepilot
Swati Sahni, 31, Senior First Officer, Flight Operations, IndiGo

Swati Sahni wanted to become a fighter pilot. That didn’t happen because the Indian Air Force doesn’t recruit women in combat roles. She was disappointed because a woman can fight back as well as a man. But, it wasn’t long before a lucrative opportunity came knocking, and she joined IndiGo, the airline, five years ago. “It was the best decision I made, for two reasons. First, I feel very content working with India’s most professional and modern airline, and second, it gives me an opportunity to travel, which I absolutely love,” says Sahni, who finds that being a hub for travellers, Delhi offers great options for direct connectivity. Taking vacations, she says, is a lot easier since numerous destinations can be covered from her home base. Like most pilots, Sahni too works odd hours. Does she regret being away from home? Not one bit. She has all the support she needs from her husband, who encourages her to work harder and better. “He understands that I love my job,” she says, adding, “When we’re not working, we like to spend time together, maybe over a quiet meal. With Delhi being the epicentre of all kinds of culinary choices, from street food options like the Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk to the upscale Cyber Hub in Gurgaon, we are never disappointed. It increases our happiness quotient since we’re spoilt for choice,” she says. Living in a multicultural setup, with a cosmopolitan population like Delhi’s, it has helped the pilot appreciate various cultures, closely and equally. “Whether it’s Diwali, Eid or Christmas, everything is celebrated with the same fervour. That ethos makes an individual more aware of diversity, appreciating the little things each culture has to offer,” she says. Coming from a south Delhi Punjabi family, Sahni finds herself easily adaptable to change. She has learnt to act according to any situation she finds herself in. Besides flying, the other things that have taught her this valuable virtue are the ever changing seasons of Delhi, each bringing with it, its own set of challenges and pleasures. “Whether it’s the hot summers or cool winters, they teach you to brave all kind of extremities. Similarly, it’s taught me to live and work with the same spirit,” she says. No flight of fancies, this girl.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Go-Girl/2015/04/11/article2759295.ece

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2015, 15:42
by femalepilot
This is your captain speaking… and his daughter: Father-daughter pilot team fly together for the first time

Senior First Officer Laura Elliott and her dad Captain Peter Elliott took to the skies together for the first time to take passengers from Birmingham to Tenerife.

http://www.catersnews.com/stories/real-people/this-is-your-captain-speaking-and-his-daughter-father-daughter-pilot-team-fly-together-for-the-first-time/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2956983/Father-59-30-year-old-daughter-finally-fly-pilots-Thomas-Cook-flight-Tenerife.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Sep 2015, 18:39
by femalepilot
Watch these 3 video clips about China's female J-10 fighter pilots
http://www.aparat.com/v/GY0uA
http://www.aparat.com/v/8RoYI
http://www.aparat.com/v/EcdD6

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2015, 14:38
by femalepilot
Female fighter pilot selfie from cockpit in full flight gear wearing MBU-12/P Oxygen Mask
( Notice her brown hair emerged from back of her flight helmet and feminine and girlish eyes behind her visor )

http://www.gentexcorp.com/shop-aircrew-respiratory-mask/oxygen-masks/mbu-12-p/mbu-12-p-oxygen-mask

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2015, 18:55
by SnakeHandler
femalepilot wrote:This is your captain speaking… and his daughter: Father-daughter pilot team fly together for the first time

Senior First Officer Laura Elliott and her dad Captain Peter Elliott took to the skies together for the first time to take passengers from Birmingham to Tenerife.

http://www.catersnews.com/stories/real-people/this-is-your-captain-speaking-and-his-daughter-father-daughter-pilot-team-fly-together-for-the-first-time/


"Set heading 350"

"DAD, DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!"

:D

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2015, 18:56
by SnakeHandler
femalepilot wrote:Female fighter pilot selfie from cockpit in full flight gear wearing MBU-12/P Oxygen Mask
( Notice her brown hair emerged from back of her flight helmet and feminine and girlish eyes behind her visor )

http://www.gentexcorp.com/shop-aircrew-respiratory-mask/oxygen-masks/mbu-12-p/mbu-12-p-oxygen-mask


That's an incentive flight. She's sitting in the back of the D-Model...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2015, 19:36
by femalepilot
French Female Fighter Pilots

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 18:51
by snypa777
Wow, I started this thread 9 years ago and its still going strong, thanks for all the input guys, especially from FEMALEPILOT. Keep em flying mate. :D

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Nov 2015, 00:53
by popcorn
Why do French flight suits seem less baggy and more fashionable? :D

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Mar 2016, 20:25
by femalepilot
Hi,
Anyone from Poland?
Could you upload and share this video in youtube ,please?

http://player.pl/programy-online/top-wi ... 30100.html

The video is about ppor. Urszula Brzezińska , one of the few female Mig-29 fighter pilots in polish air force and only could be watched in Poland

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 May 2016, 14:34
by femalepilot
Captain Zoe Kotnik, 79th FS F-16 Pilot at Shaw AFB in Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Langley AFB, flew F-16C Fighting Falcon for Air Power Over Hampton Roads 2016


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Anyone has seen other photo of her in Langley airshow?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 20 May 2016, 14:43
by SnakeHandler
[quote="femalepilot"]Captain Zoe Kotnik, 79th FS F-16 Pilot at Shaw AFB in Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Langley AFB, flew F-16C Fighting Falcon for Air Power Over Hampton Roads 2016

The jet is from the 79 FS. She is not, reference patches. Thanks PA...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2016, 20:16
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2016, 09:36
by femalepilot
I am not sure... Is she a female fighter pilot in F-16 cockpit?!
Does anyone know her / his ?
The F-16 pilot belongs to South Carolina Air National Guard...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2016, 14:30
by femalepilot
Please watch F-16 B-Course - 15-ABH :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imS_u_lAhqk



Anyone know the real name of only female F-16 pilot of this class call sign "Fatham" deployed to Kunsan AB South Korea showing at 06:44 ?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 19:00
by femalepilot
Anyone know more about USAF F-16 pilot Capt Kathleen ‘Crunk’ Klein , scrambled from Griffith AFB in upstate New York , that intercepted Santa’s flight and launched the AIM-9 to shot down it...?

Read Complete Story : http://auxnewsnow.com/2015/12/santa-shot-down-by-usaf-cap-locates-wreckage/

Full story:
Santa shot down by USAF, CAP locates wreckage
By Tom Highway - 25Dec15
PETERSON AFB, Colo. — A spokesman for NORTHCOM announced the downing of Santa Claus by 1st Air Force F-16 fighters scrambled from Griffith AFB in upstate New York.
“NORTHCOM and 1st Air Force deeply regret the error,” the statement began. “Unfortunately, Santa crossed into American airspace ahead of schedule and without clearance or current IFF codes, and the ‘do not engage’ order from higher was not communicated quickly enough to prevent this regrettable tragedy.”
“As soon as the error was understood, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida, was notified, and Civil Air Patrol assets were immediately deployed for search and rescue,” the spokesman continued.
Adding to the tragedy, Santa’s flight was being live-streamed via a GoPro Live Feed, sponsored by Red Bull and Google, and millions of children around the world watched the shoot-down in real time. The USAF has stated that the electronic signals emanating from the broadcast equipment may have interfered with the proper operation of the Santa’s dated IFF equipment. The IFF transponder was originally been installed during the Cold War, and hadn’t been updated since the Soviet Union dissolved in the late 1980s. The result was the F-16 LINK system aboard the fighters were unable to positively identify the sleigh as ‘a friendly’.
In an official statement, Red Bull said, “Red Bull is a proud sponsor of hundreds of extreme events every year. Our equipment is proven and modern and could not have caused this tragedy.”
Noted scientist, Bill Nye, stated: “I suspect that the long-wavelength radio signals and the from the broadcast equipment and the millimeter radar wavelength combined with the metal of the sleigh’s runners to produce a feedback that scrambled the aging IFF equipment.”
But communications weren’t necessarily the only point of failure in the cascade of errors leading to the shoot down. Capt Kathleen ‘Crunk’ Klein was in command of the two-ship of F-16 Fighting Falcons that intercepted Santa. She launched the AIM-9 that brought down the sleigh and will receive official credit for the kill.
Her wingman, Lt. Derrell ‘Sunflower’ Gregory, told ANN, “I thought there was something odd about the configuration of the bogey and I wanted to make another pass, but Crunk was pretty fired up about the intercept, so she launched on it. She’s Jewish, so she may not have really been tracking the fact that it was Christmas Eve.”
Capt Kathleen “Crunk” Klein’s F-16 on the flight line at Griffiths AFB, NY following her unfortunate encounter with St. Nick.
But Capt Klein was unequivocally enthusiastic about the incident. “Oh, I’m absolutely going to have that [expletive] put on the nose,” she said. “Who likes men and has an air-to-air kill? THIS girl!” she said, pointing at herself with her thumbs.
After Santa’s onboard signal was lost, Red Bull made the decision to shift sponsorship, and the cameras, to the CAP ground team from New York Wing’s Ulster County Flight. The wreckage was discovered quickly, thanks to a fortunate gift. “Lucky for us, Santa was giving someone either an EPIRB or a Breitling Emergency watch, and it activated when he impacted the terrain,” said Capt Felix Cannon, commander of the ground team that discovered the wreckage. “I can’t really say what it was, because there were presents and shards of wood and I don’t even know what laying around. And, unfortunately, it turned out to be a recovery mission.”
Red Bull’s shift of the live video to the ground team lead to further childhood mental trauma as the wreckage was surveyed. Sixteen year-old Cadet Becky Hammond was one of the first team members on the scene. “I gave up believing in Santa a few years ago, and I’m glad I did,” she said. “This was horrible. There were reindeer guts everywhere.”
“I know I should be sad,” said Marc Brady, a ground team member. “Santa was always good to me when I was a kid. But actually having a ‘find’ is exciting. Plus, I managed to get a carcass tied the van – I think it’s Blitzen. I’m looking forward to some reindeer jerky!”
An Air Force spokesman stated that the ANG Pararescumen from the 106th Rescue Wing in Suffolk County, Long Island, will be assuming the Santa mission. “It’s early in the planning, but since this requires the ability to hover, carry heavy loads, drop to rooftops, and to enter non-permissive environments – like New Jersey and Oklahoma – PJs and their MH-53 helicopters seem suited to the task. We’re already using Global Hawks to track who’s naughty and nice in the Middle East, so that part of the mission is a simple extension of GWOT taskings.”
A spokesman for the 106th, MSgt Bill Pender said he and his fellow PJs were looking forward to the mission, “It’s a chance to get out and reward all the good little boys and girls. And, if things go pear-shaped, the red suit will hide blood pretty good.”

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 19:22
by durahawk
femalepilot wrote:Anyone know more about USAF F-16 pilot Capt Kathleen ‘Crunk’ Klein , scrambled from Griffith AFB in upstate New York , that intercepted Santa’s flight and launched the AIM-9 to shot down it...?

Read Complete Story : http://auxnewsnow.com/2015/12/santa-shot-down-by-usaf-cap-locates-wreckage/

Full story:
Santa shot down by USAF, CAP locates wreckage
By Tom Highway - 25Dec15
PETERSON AFB, Colo. — A spokesman for NORTHCOM announced the downing of Santa Claus by 1st Air Force F-16 fighters scrambled from Griffith AFB in upstate New York.
“NORTHCOM and 1st Air Force deeply regret the error,” the statement began. “Unfortunately, Santa crossed into American airspace ahead of schedule and without clearance or current IFF codes, and the ‘do not engage’ order from higher was not communicated quickly enough to prevent this regrettable tragedy.”


"Griffiss" AFB is closed and flying operations ceased in 1995.To my knowledge, F-16's were never based there.This is an entirely fictional (satire) story, although shooting down Santa may have been a clue...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 15:03
by ygbsm
Griffis isn't closed! See google map images: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Griff ... 75.4052573

This is how things like this get covered up. I talked to a guy who thought he went to pilot training with Crunk and he said she was always aggressive. If she had gotten a F-15E for an assignment, at least she would have had a back seater telling her to hold her shots. Her wingman has some responsibility here too.

Sad.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2016, 19:01
by femalepilot
ygbsm wrote:Griffis isn't closed! See google map images: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Griff ... 75.4052573

This is how things like this get covered up. I talked to a guy who thought he went to pilot training with Crunk and he said she was always aggressive. If she had gotten a F-15E for an assignment, at least she would have had a back seater telling her to hold her shots. Her wingman has some responsibility here too.

Sad.


Do you know Capt Kathleen “Crunk” Klein ?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2016, 19:48
by ygbsm
femalepilot wrote:
ygbsm wrote:Griffis isn't closed! See google map images: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Griff ... 75.4052573

This is how things like this get covered up. I talked to a guy who thought he went to pilot training with Crunk and he said she was always aggressive. If she had gotten a F-15E for an assignment, at least she would have had a back seater telling her to hold her shots. Her wingman has some responsibility here too.

Sad.


Do you know Capt Kathleen “Crunk” Klein ?

I know of her. At least her actions will highlight the need for better F-16 Link in 4th and 5th gen fighters.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2016, 23:14
by popcorn
The whole War on Christmas thing is escalating...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 03:34
by ygbsm
What about the war on women? Think how much less a female fighter pilot makes than a male.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 03:48
by popcorn
ygbsm wrote:What about the war on women? Think how much less a female fighter pilot makes than a male.

How much less?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 03:54
by ygbsm
You have to compare base pay, flight pay, housing, meals, per diem, separation pay, and aviator bonus, but I'm sure it adds up.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 03:56
by ygbsm
Oh, I forgot combat pay.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 04:09
by popcorn
You seem to claim that for the same rank women get paid less? I was hoping you had actual comparative figures.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 04:36
by ygbsm
You have to compare base pay, flight pay, housing, meals, per diem, separation pay, and aviator bonus, but I'm sure it adds up.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 04:43
by popcorn
ygbsm wrote:You have to compare base pay, flight pay, housing, meals, per diem, separation pay, and aviator bonus, but I'm sure it adds up.

Which air force are you referring to?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 05:21
by ygbsm
The same one that shot down Santa.

This is becoming quite sad.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 05:27
by popcorn
ygbsm wrote:The same one that shot down Santa.

This is becoming quite sad.

You make a claim and when asked to substantiate it you cannot and resort to evasion. Sad indeed.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 06:07
by 35_aoa
There is not a difference in pay when comparing a male and a female aviator of the same rank, time in service, and (if applicable), deployment status.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 07:11
by popcorn
35_aoa wrote:There is not a difference in pay when comparing a male and a female aviator of the same rank, time in service, and (if applicable), deployment status.

Thank you. I knew that to be the case but was curious to see how he would justify his position to the contrary.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 08:17
by 35_aoa
popcorn wrote:
35_aoa wrote:There is not a difference in pay when comparing a male and a female aviator of the same rank, time in service, and (if applicable), deployment status.

Thank you. I knew that to be the case but was curious to see how he would justify his position to the contrary.


Could be that ygbsm was just pointing out that pay varies based on a number of factors. Rank being potentially the biggest, followed by time in service at that rank, then some other factors such as total years in flight status, deployment status (tax free is a pretty significant pay bump), and then you get into various special pay categories such as imminent hazard duty pay, flight deck pay (USN/USMC LSO's), career sea pay (again USN/USMC only). In short, and probably not a surprise to anyone, not every aviator in the DoD makes the exact same paycheck (duh).

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 09:32
by popcorn
35_aoa wrote:
popcorn wrote:
35_aoa wrote:There is not a difference in pay when comparing a male and a female aviator of the same rank, time in service, and (if applicable), deployment status.

Thank you. I knew that to be the case but was curious to see how he would justify his position to the contrary.


Could be that ygbsm was just pointing out that pay varies based on a number of factors. Rank being potentially the biggest, followed by time in service at that rank, then some other factors such as total years in flight status, deployment status (tax free is a pretty significant pay bump), and then you get into various special pay categories such as imminent hazard duty pay, flight deck pay (USN/USMC LSO's), career sea pay (again USN/USMC only). In short, and probably not a surprise to anyone, not every aviator in the DoD makes the exact same paycheck (duh).

Sure but not based on gender. He specifically referred to a "war on women" and female fighter pilots making less than male ciunterparts.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 09:58
by 35_aoa
popcorn wrote:Sure but not based on gender. He specifically referred to a "war on women" and female fighter pilots making less than male ciunterparts.


Fair enough, and I would argue that there is absolutely no difference in compensation between male and female aviators of equivalent seniority and status.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 12:56
by durahawk
35_aoa wrote:
popcorn wrote:
35_aoa wrote:There is not a difference in pay when comparing a male and a female aviator of the same rank, time in service, and (if applicable), deployment status.

Thank you. I knew that to be the case but was curious to see how he would justify his position to the contrary.


Could be that ygbsm was just pointing out that pay varies based on a number of factors.


Could also be that he is a Troll and you guys are taking his bait. There is a reason why I didn't respond when he said Griffiss isn't closed. I am from upstate NY (originally) and I can tell you for sure it is. The few tenets still there at the research park are not F-16 units, operational or otherwise.

The base was closed by BRAC 1993.

As for female military pilots, it is probably one of the few professions where they make exactly what there male counterparts do.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 13:49
by ygbsm
You guys really don't get it, do you? Do I have to explain:

- Crunk (if she exists) didn't shoot down Santa (if he exists...lol)
- Griffiss is closed as a base, but it still has a runway, hence the fun of spoofing a conspiracy theory
- there is no war on women or inequality of pay. This was having fun with a political myth
- there is no F-16 Link. I was really hoping to turn this into a sarcastic discussion of F-16 Link in 4th and 5th gen fighters, but the forum let me down

I wonder if anyone at AuxNewsNow was paying attention to this thread (or even cares). I would like a grade on perpetuating a totally silly discussion with those that think they are being logical. I'd give myself a B. I would take the point reduction for repeating the laundry list of pay and how "I'm sure it all adds up."

I am worried about the lack of intelligence of many a reader of this forum. Let this be a lesson to those who seek truth (and justice?) through this forum. Warfighting is real and warfighters are the one who make it happen. Neither will be represented accurately on a unclassified and uneducated forum.

I do have to apologize to femalepilot (unless she gets it) because she may be very young and therefore very concerned about the fratracide of Santa by a beloved role model. Otherwise, she funny too.

But this IS NOT a plea to stop the thread...just the illogical discussion. PLEASE, PLEASE keep the pictures coming of our women in and out of uniform.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 14:00
by durahawk
ygbsm wrote:You guys really don't get it, do you? Do I have to explain:

- Crunk (if she exists) didn't shoot down Santa (if he exists...lol)
- Griffiss is closed as a base, but it still has a runway, hence the fun of spoofing a conspiracy theory
- there is no war on women or inequality of pay. This was having fun with a political myth
- there is no F-16 Link. I was really hoping to turn this into a sarcastic discussion of F-16 Link in 4th and 5th gen fighters, but the forum let me down

I wonder if anyone at AuxNewsNow was paying attention to this thread (or even cares). I would like a grade on perpetuating a totally silly discussion with those that think they are being logical. I'd give myself a B. I would take the point reduction for repeating the laundry list of pay and how "I'm sure it all adds up."

I am worried about the lack of intelligence of many a reader of this forum. Let this be a lesson to those who seek truth (and justice?) through this forum. Warfighting is real and warfighters are the one who make it happen. Neither will be represented accurately on a unclassified and uneducated forum.

I do have to apologize to femalepilot (unless she gets it) because she may be very young and therefore very concerned about the fratracide of Santa by a beloved role model. Otherwise, she funny too.

But this IS NOT a plea to stop the thread...just the illogical discussion. PLEASE, PLEASE keep the pictures coming of our women in and out of uniform.


So it was all for the common good. You're a real hero.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 20 Sep 2016, 23:00
by femalepilot
ygbsm wrote:
femalepilot wrote:
ygbsm wrote:Griffis isn't closed! See google map images: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Griff ... 75.4052573

This is how things like this get covered up. I talked to a guy who thought he went to pilot training with Crunk and he said she was always aggressive. If she had gotten a F-15E for an assignment, at least she would have had a back seater telling her to hold her shots. Her wingman has some responsibility here too.

Sad.


Do you know Capt Kathleen “Crunk” Klein ?

I know of her. At least her actions will highlight the need for better F-16 Link in 4th and 5th gen fighters.


Thanks, I searched web to find other information or image of her, but I couldn't find anything....
Do you have any photo or info about her?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2016, 07:24
by femalepilot
First Female Polish Mi-24 Attack Helicopter Pilot Lt. Mariola Andrasik (Porucznik Mariola Andrasik jest pilotem śmigłowca. To jedyna w Polsce kobieta-pilot, która zasiada za sterami śmigłowca bojowego Mi-24)
http://www.tvp.info/27073281/pierwsza-w-polsce-kobietapilot-smiglowca-mi24-lata-12tonowym-czolgiem
Unfortunately the video could only watched inside Poland...
Could any of polish members help us and upload it to Youtube ,please?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 21:04
by charlielima223
femalepilot wrote:First Female Polish Mi-24 Attack Helicopter Pilot Lt. Mariola Andrasik (Porucznik Mariola Andrasik jest pilotem śmigłowca. To jedyna w Polsce kobieta-pilot, która zasiada za sterami śmigłowca bojowego Mi-24)
http://www.tvp.info/27073281/pierwsza-w-polsce-kobietapilot-smiglowca-mi24-lata-12tonowym-czolgiem


I will see your Hind pilot and raise you an Apache pilot.

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Who says the USAF has the monopoly on the best looking women in the US Armed Services?

Former NFL Cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles, Rachel Washburn attached to US Army Special Forces

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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2016, 18:56
by femalepilot
Col. Bobbi Doorenbos received her wings following graduation from a 12-month pilot training course in 1996 at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas and become one of the U.S. Air Force’s first female jet fighter pilots after she graduated from Iowa State University. She flew the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Iowa Air National Guard and earned her stripes as a combat pilot before reverting to part-time Guard status. Converting to civilian aviation, she trained with and flew commercially for American Airlines. But after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the military recalled her. In 2002, Col. Doorenbos began a decade-long tour in the Washington, D.C. area that landed her in high-profile jobs at the Pentagon and White House. Along the way, she served a combat tour flying F-16 jet fighters during the invasion of Iraq...

http://www.efortsmith.com/features/index.cfm/aid/281/Air-Guard-Commander-is-living-a-lifelong-dream

Colonel Doorenbos attended Iowa State University, graduating with a B.B.A. in finance in 1992. She was selected for pilot training by the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Fighter Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, and received her commission through the Academy of Military Science in 1995. As an F-16 pilot in Iowa, she flew missions in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and participated in drug interdiction efforts near South America. In 2002, she transitioned to the National Guard Bureau at Andrews AFB, Maryland, where she worked on the Crisis Action Team following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.She also continued flying the F-16 with the Washington, D.C., Air National Guard, participating in Operations NOBLE EAGLE and IRAQI FREEDOM. She has held a number of positions at NGB including executive officer for the deputy director, ANG; chief of the Deployments Execution Branch (ANG/A3XO); White House fellow; executive officer/speechwriter for the ANG director; chief of the Airborne ISR Division (NGB/A2C); and most recently, special advisor to Vice President Joe Biden for Defense Policy and Intelligence Programs. She is currently on military leave from American Airlines. Colonel Doorenbos is a senior pilot with more than 1,200 hours in the F-16C.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 20 Oct 2016, 22:11
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 03 Nov 2016, 23:56
by femalepilot
A female pilot with the Chinese air force flies the Chinese-made JH-7 fighter-bomber in Northern China on August 26, 2016. The two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather JH-7 is also known as the FBC-1 Flying Leopard.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2016, 23:41
by femalepilot
ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 : German Air Force Female Eurofighter Fighter Pilot Hauptmann Antje Werner

She is an exot in the testosterone-loaded men's war of the combat pilots. Hauptmann Antje Werner (name changed for security reasons) from Wittmund (Lower Saxony). Since 2008, she flies the Eurofighter 156,000 hp at the Bundeswehr.
German:
Die ILA 2016 : Gestatten, Frau Kampfpilotin (Foto: Andreas Klug)
Sie ist ein Exot in der testosterongeladenen Männerriege der Kampfpiloten.Hauptmann Antje Werner (Name aus Sicherheitsgründen geändert) aus Wittmund (Niedersachsen).Seit 2008 fliegt sie Eurofighter umgerechnet 156 000 PS bei der Bundeswehr.

http://www.berliner-kurier.de/berlin/kiez---stadt/innovation-en-masse-die-ila-in-xxl-24164618-seite2

Anyone know her real name?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 24 Dec 2016, 20:30
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 : German Air Force Female Eurofighter Fighter Pilot Hauptmann Antje Werner

She is an exot in the testosterone-loaded men's war of the combat pilots. Hauptmann Antje Werner (name changed for security reasons) from Wittmund (Lower Saxony). Since 2008, she flies the Eurofighter 156,000 hp at the Bundeswehr.
German:
Die ILA 2016 : Gestatten, Frau Kampfpilotin (Foto: Andreas Klug)
Sie ist ein Exot in der testosterongeladenen Männerriege der Kampfpiloten.Hauptmann Antje Werner (Name aus Sicherheitsgründen geändert) aus Wittmund (Niedersachsen).Seit 2008 fliegt sie Eurofighter umgerechnet 156 000 PS bei der Bundeswehr.

http://www.berliner-kurier.de/berlin/kiez---stadt/innovation-en-masse-die-ila-in-xxl-24164618-seite2

Anyone know her real name?


I also see this female Eurofighter pilot in German fighter pilots graduation in this article:

New skirmishers in the Eurofighter (Neue Himmelsstürmer im Eurofighter)
http://www.luftwaffe.de/portal/a/luftwaffe/start/!ut/p/z1/hVDBboMwDP2WHTguTglQthuIberGqg6mteRSBUiBjSYoTWGa9vELqtTD1AofLPk9-9l-QGEDVLC-qZhupGCtqTPqbUM_fo_tO9uOVraHF29p-pKQOXnyCHzAeqqFGhpfiQBDWnLIjMb8qsarBylQoCVHhRRcj1lzoRuTK8W0VKiTSrcjc1TKMKgpIcOzKMTeedXsN_CdMCSu40aLMBkFP1nPvs-zrBifhqxmomz5ShbBCXgGWrUyP7kRiJz4FVDFd1xxhY7KwLXW3eHewhYehgHtWMFzKb_MmXsLXxqq5UHD5n_vhAsPzpRNBLr9o79cuv1PzNe3SXDzB1zYMv4!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/#Z7_B8LTL2922DP260IQSSKR373GM6

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Dec 2016, 23:12
by popcorn
Niloofar Rahmani, first female Aghani AF pilot, seeking US asylum and hoping to fly for the USAF.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/27/polit ... ot-asylum/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 15:58
by femalepilot
Lea Gabrielle Potts : Former US Navy Female F/A-18C Hornet fighter pilot for twelve years

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2017, 21:56
by femalepilot
Maj. Marianne Mjelde Knutsen : Norwegian only female fighter pilot flying F-16 (Norges eneste kvinnelige jagerpilot)

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2017, 00:22
by femalepilot
Unknown Turkish Air Force Female F-16 Fighter Pilot ( Türk Hava Kuvvetleri Kadın/Bayan F-16 Pilot)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRTdvrWhjvQ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRTxb3iB0nc/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2017, 03:59
by sprstdlyscottsmn
I love these posts, keep it up

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 19:52
by femalepilot
Cristina Gonzalez Odriozola: Female Helicopter Flight Instructor/Pilot at Benitez Aviation Flying School & Puetro Rico Heli Tours

Captain Gonzalez is currently the only female helicopter flight instructor in Puetro Rico...
http://puertoricohelitours.com/en/team/cristina-gonzalez/
http://benitezaviationflyingschool.com/meet-cristina-a-women-in-the-aviation-industry/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 01:34
by popcorn
Boeing 737 pilot Malin Rydqvist. Check out the link. :wink:

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/social-news/sexy- ... m/1705149/
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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 20:12
by femalepilot
Image taken from Offical Portuguese air force website:
https://twitter.com/fap_emfa
https://www.facebook.com/PortugueseAirForce

I'm not sure... Anyone know anything about that Portuguese air force has female F-16 fighter pilot?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Mar 2017, 15:02
by femalepilot
Col. Bobbi Doorenbos: U.S. Air Force Air National Guard First Female F-16 Fighter Pilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Mar 2017, 15:59
by geokav
Great thread.
And an Italian Typhoon pilot as well.... :)
https://www.facebook.com/AirbusGroupCar ... =3&theater

And a female Concorde pilot...
http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/group ... armer.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2017, 14:50
by femalepilot
Capt Caroline Paillier : French Air Force Mirage F-1 Lady Fighter Pilot
(Capitaine Caroline Paillier, la féminin pilote de chasse au Armée de l'air)

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 22:42
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2017, 21:53
by femalepilot
Danish Female F-16 Fighter Pilot?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2017, 20:40
by femalepilot
I'm not sure?! Is she a lady fighter pilot gestures from F-16 cockpit before take off in Operation Max Thunder 2017, Kunsan, South Korea?
A US pilot gestures from an F-16 jet fighter before taking off during Operation Max Thunder
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/794285/World-War-3-Operation-Max-Thunder-US-South-Korea-joint-military-exercises-North-Korea

Does anyone have more details about this photo?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2017, 16:04
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2017, 17:44
by femalepilot
여성 전투기 조종사 황윤지 대위 Captain Hwang Yun-ji : South Korea's Air Force Female F-5E Tiger II Fighter Pilot

https://topclass.chosun.com/board/print.asp?catecode=L&tnu=200803100001

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 25 May 2017, 10:46
by femalepilot
女警察直升机 : Chinese Female Police Helicopter Pilot

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Unread postPosted: 26 May 2017, 13:25
by femalepilot
UK British Actress Fiona Dolman as RAF Tornado F3 Fighter Pilot Flight lieutenant Sarah Kyte staring in 90 min TV movie "Strike Force (1995)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114567/

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Unread postPosted: 26 May 2017, 19:46
by femalepilot
Swiss Police Female Helicopter Pilot
A member of the ground crew speaks to a female pilot alongside a Swiss Air Force helicopter at it's base in Thusis, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. As policy makers and executives debate the latest remedies to draw a line under Europe's worst crisis since World War II, Swiss officers are now using the World Economic Forum as a testing ground for plans to turn the entire country into a fortress.
http://www.gettyimages.com/event/davos-the-world-economic-forum-2013-159989568?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#an-armed-police-officer-stands-on-the-snowcovered-rooftop-of-the-picture-id159868290

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Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2017, 14:49
by femalepilot
Spanish Female F-18 Fighter Pilot in Ämari Air Base, Estonia during exercise Spring Storm 2017
https://twitter.com/hashtag/ah64

Unfortunately there is no more details... Anyone know her?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2017, 19:36
by femalepilot
Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Major Patricia Yapp Syau Yin, Asia`s first female MiG-29 fighter pilot:

PERBEZAAN gender sama sekali tidak menghalang Kapten Patricia Yapp Syak Yin untuk melakar sejarah sebagai juruterbang wanita pertama di dunia yang memandu jet pejuang MiG29 buatan Rusia.

http://www.utusan.com.my/rencana/forum/tak-perlu-gubal-akta-gender-1.374456
https://www.malaysiaworldnews.com/2017/06/07/war-jet-fighter-pilot-patricia-tells-her-experiences/
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/02/rmaf-female-pilots-conquering-the-skies/
http://sabahkini.com/sabahan-is-asias-first-mig-29-female-fighter-pilot/

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Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2017, 20:00
by femalepilot
Col. Robyn Slade stands proudly with her T-38 Talon she flew at initial pilot training
http://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/1189881/a-life-of-service-air-force-colonels-journey/

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jun 2017, 23:05
by femalepilot
Female fighter pilot .... but with no details...

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Unread postPosted: 24 Jun 2017, 13:39
by snypa777
femalepilot wrote:Female fighter pilot .... but with no details...


Wow 11 years ago i started this thread!! Thanks for keeping it going FFP and highlighting the outstanding contribution of women aviators globally.

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Unread postPosted: 30 Jun 2017, 10:58
by femalepilot
Maj Christina Hopper Conquered Race, Gender, And The F-16
http://taskandpurpose.com/maj-christina-hopper-conquered-race-gender-f-16/
Maj. Christina Hopper’s family is about as military as it gets. The legacy of service in her family made being a military brat a key part of her identity. Born in Norway while both her parents were stationed there with the Air Force, Hopper didn’t move to the United States until she was 4 years old.Her trajectory, following in her parents’ footsteps to the military, was normal, expected almost. But Hopper’s story deviates from the typical military brat-turned service member in that she didn’t only join the Air Force, she became the first black female pilot to fly a fighter jet in combat. And although Hopper is considered a trailblazer, she told Task & Purpose that she felt like one of the crew from day one, and that the uniform always came before race and gender.An Iraq War veteran, Hopper separated from the active-duty Air Force in 2008 with almost 1,000 hours in the F-16. Today, she is a mother of three, military spouse, and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve as a T-38 instructor, where she trains the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots. Hopper continues to enhance her legacy through the “Vance Supergirls,” a mentorship group for female aviators.Recently, she sat down with Task & Purpose to talk about her inspiring journey and the challenges she faced in her military career.
What made you decide to join the military?
I grew up in a family where both my parents served in the Air Force. I was sort of around aviation my whole life. When I was a junior in high school, my mom asked me if I wanted to go to the academy. Then it came time to get an appointment letter from a congressman, and I told her I don’t think I want to go into the Air Force. I got a scholarship to the University of Texas — a partial swimming scholarship and then eventually an ROTC scholarship, but I started with just the academic scholarship. I saw the familiar blue uniform and just wanted to ask them some questions. I thought, I could just sign up, and then if I don’t like it, I’ll quit.
But you didn’t quit. So what made you choose flying specifically?
I got to my junior year in college and my commander asked me why I didn’t put in an application for pilot training. And I thought maybe you had to have an engineering degree, and I was psychology. But she just said all you have to do is get a degree and your commission. So that was the course I started pursuing.
Why did you pursue the F-16?
So I prayed about it, and then I had this very vivid dream. I felt like God was telling me that I should not only go apply, but that I would fly fighters. I didn’t have any flying background or aviation experience, but as I went through training, the doors started opening. There were a lot of people who helped me along the way to get ready, so I did well enough in my class to get F-16s and that was how I got my start.
At the time, you were one of two African-American women among only 50 total female pilots. How did that impact your early career?
I think the impact was that female pilots were so new that there were logistical-type challenges. But as far as fitting in socially, I was very surprised. I think a lot of female pilots will say the same thing, that the guys accepted us. And there were maybe some guys who were opposed, but I didn’t see that. Our challenge was equipment, making sure that our equipment could be personalized for females.
Did you ever experience any sort of discrimination in the Air Force?
I heard rumors about what it could be like, and that made me a little nervous. But I felt, in my community, that it was like a fraternity or a brother and sisterhood. The guys were looking out for me. I didn’t get that sense of feeling like an outsider. From my perspective, I think it was very positive.
You flew more than 50 combat missions while on active duty, how was that?
While I was on active duty, I did one deployment to Iraq. It started September of 2002, during Operation Southern Watch, flying missions out of Kuwait. That quickly led into Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was supposed to be a three-month deployment that ended up becoming five-and-a-half months. We were part of the initial push, supporting the Army and Marines.
What did your missions look like? Do you have any that stick out in particular?
Basically we were carrying air ordnance in order to protect our troops. I didn’t have any super scary incidents. But during the first three days, we had one of the worst recorded sand and thunderstorms, and when we went to the tanker, it was very turbulent. My aircraft was struck by lightning. It electrocuted my threat warning system. That day, my flight lead and I had to decide if we would press forward to the target, and we decided we would. We were able to drop our bombs on a road intersection with a bridge that was a key in a fight between Army troops and the Iraqi Republican Guard. It was one of those missions where you could feel the positive impact that you’re making from the air.
What were some of the biggest challenges for you personally being a female fighter pilot?
It’s crucial when you’re the first that you perform well. The question is, Is she going to be competent? And I don’t know if it was my perceived scrutiny, or if it was actual scrutiny, but I felt the need to do well. A little bit later in my career, having children while on flying status became a challenge as well though.
Is it hard to juggle both your career in the military and having a family?
When I first left pilot training, I had an eight-year commitment. I met my husband shortly after pilot training and we both had felt like I shouldn’t have children until my commitment was up. When we met I was 25, so I’d be having children when I was 31 or 32. It’s something you really have to think about. Eventually my husband and I decided that I should leave active duty and go into the Reserves, and that family piece definitely played into that.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 04 Jul 2017, 16:19
by femalepilot
Royal Danish Air Force female fighter pilot climbs to her F-16 Fighting Falcon
Danske Flyvestation kvindelige F-16 jagerpilot
http://eyestothe-skies.tumblr.com/post/143799298678/royal-danish-air-force-female-fighter-pilot

Anyone has more information about her?

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Unread postPosted: 04 Jul 2017, 17:17
by femalepilot
Royal Danish Air Force First Female Fighter Pilot Lt. Line Bonde Fly F-16 (DANSKE officerer Magazine: Aug 1, 2006)
Danmarks første kvindelige jagerpilot, Line Bonde
http://www.dr.dk/NR/rdonlyres/90E2810F-BD4C-45B7-923A-1A7D5898AC21/327210/...
Ny fane & q-officer solo på F-16: Buketten af markens vilde blomster havde kollegerne plukket, som traditionen byder. Den havnede i favnen hos Danmarks første kvindelige jagerpilot, Line Bonde, i samme øjeblik, hun satte benene på jorden efter sin første vellykkede solotur i et F-16-fly. INE, som er hendes pilotnavn, undgik heller ikke en tur i branddammen, som traditionen også byder, og således var alt ved det gamle i så henseende på Fighter Wing Skrydstrup, som først på sommeren lagde fly og luftrum til den noget usædvanlige øvelse, der fik stor mediebevågenhed. Skrydstrups chef, oberst Søren Wilhelm Andersen, selv F-16-pilot, var naturligvis på pletten for at gratulere sin kvindelige kamppilot. (Foto: Jørgen Kølle)

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Unread postPosted: 04 Jul 2017, 17:51
by femalepilot
Royal Danish Air Force First Female Fighter Pilot Lt. Line Bonde Fly F-16 (Flyvevåbnet Magazine: Aug 17, 2006)

Danmarks første kvindelige jagerpilot (Flyvevåbnet: 3. ÅRGANG NR. 17 AUGUST 2006)
http://forsvaret.dk/FST/Nyt%20og%20Presse/Publikationer/Bladet%20Flyvevbnet/FLV17-aug2006.pdf

Højt flyvende - men jo rdbundne pigedrømme
INE lægger stor vægt på, at hun ikke vil forskelsbehandles, blot fordi hun kvinde. Det måtte hun sande, da kollegerne uden at lægge fingrene imellem smed hende i branddammen. Kvinder i Forsvaret vækker ikke opsigt i dagens Danmark. Og sådan bør det også være, selv om den kvindelig soldat tilfældigvis er jagerpilot. Det mener Line Bonde, der som den første kvinde i landet har fløjet solo i et F-16-kampfly. Det var en stolt og rank kvinde, der den 5. juli mødte pressen efter sin første solotur. Line Bonde var i højere grad stolt over at have nået solostadiet i sin langvarige uddannelse, frem at være stolt over at være første pige ved rorpinden i et kampfly. Line Bonde med pilotnavnet INE er opvokset i Billund. Så flyvemaskiner har for hende været et dagligt syn. Alligevel var det først efter gymnasiet ved et Stud Luft-arrangement, at følelserne for de brølende jetjagere blev vakt. Benhårdt arbejde har bragt hende – som alle andre piloter frem til F-16-cockpittet, hvorfra hun i dag nyder udsigten i ”LEGO-perspektiv”. Rollemodel ikke noget for mig - Under uddannelsen i USA var der en del kvinder blandt piloteleverne. Så for mig er det ikke noget nyt at være pige i en ellers mandsdomineret verden, som eskadrillen jo er, forklarer INE afslappet, mens hun retter sit halvvåde hår efter den obligatoriske tur i branddammen og fortsætter: Bliver mandejargonen for meget, er det jo ikke andet at gøre end at tage til genmæle. Ligesom alle andre steder. INE lægger tanken fra sig om at skulle være rollemodel for kvinder.

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2017, 10:07
by femalepilot
New F-16 Female Fighter Pilot:
2nd Lt. Ariel Knepper received her wings and is now a U.S. Air Force pilot! Next stop is New Mexico where she'll be flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2017, 10:07
by femalepilot
New F-16 Female Fighter Pilot:
2nd Lt. Ariel Knepper received her wings and is now a U.S. Air Force pilot! Next stop is New Mexico where she'll be flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2017, 16:14
by femalepilot
In Memory Of Patricia Langley Dwight (December 9th, 1939 - June, 19th, 2017): She was a reporter and photographer for the newspaper's that soared in a fighter jet plane and dove to the depths of the sea in a submarine, all in search of a good story ...

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Unread postPosted: 24 Jul 2017, 16:32
by femalepilot
A beautiful screenshot from cockpit footage of french air force female fighter pilot in full flight gear!!!
Découvrez la vidéo du JT TF1 le Groupe des répétitions du défilé aérien du 14 Juillet
https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/443793/
Source:
https://lnkd.in/d5D73PD
https://www.facebook.com/DevenirAviateur/

Unfortunately I haven't access to this nice movie...
Could anyone help us to download and watch its original video?

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Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2017, 11:13
by femalepilot
Australia’s first female RAAF pilots : Robyn Clay-Williams and Deborah Jeppesen
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXEq6Vmj_UI/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2017, 15:24
by femalepilot
https://www.gereports.com.au/2017/07/25/the-raafs-first-female-pilots/
http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/09/raafs-2fts-hosts-female-pilot-forum/

Flying in the jet stream of the RAAF’s first female pilots

At age 16 Deborah Hicks was the youngest female pilot in Australia to fly solo. By the time she finished high school she had decided on a career in medicine when in 1987 Ros Kelly, then Minister for Defence, Science and Personnel opened up the Royal Australian Air Force to aspiring women pilots. Robyn Williams was one of the RAAF’s first female engineers, and had for years optimistically positioned herself for the moment when women could take their place on the RAAF flight deck. Hicks (now Jeppesen) and Williams (now Clay-Williams) became the first women to get their wings in the RAAF, graduating the gruelling 14-month pilots’ course on 30 June 1988. In the lead-up to this week’s Creating Careers and Connections for Women in Aviation forum, sponsored by GE Women’s Network and the International Aviation Women’s Association, the women reflect on the thrills and challenges of their aviation breakthrough—and where it led them.“I grew up with a passion for flying,” says Jeppesen. She and her brothers, David and Peter, learned to fly their parents’ ultralight aircraft from a young age. Although her brothers pursued careers as military pilots, flying Harrier jets and FA-18 Hornets, Deborah didn’t consider it—the doors were closed to women. Some years later, when the rules first changed to allow women to apply for pilot training, though still not to fly in combat, Peter rang Deborah: “If they’re going to take female pilots, it might as well be you.” She didn’t waste any time and applied.Four women and 30 men would be in the intake of No.144 Pilots Course. By then Williams had achieved her electronic engineering degree. She had run a section of 70 personnel performing avionics maintenance on the C-130 Hercules and B-707 aircraft, before becoming a Divisional Officer in the Defence Force Academy.The right stuff: “It’s important to do stuff because you love doing it, not because you want to be the first.” Robyn Clay-Williams.Williams had fixed on becoming a pilot when she first flew as a 10-year-old passenger on a school excursion to Canberra. She wrote to Reginald Ansett and told him of her dreams. And when, on leaving school, she was refused an RAAF pilot traineeship because she was female, had vigorously pursued electronic engineering with the Air Force in anticipation of ultimately sitting at an RAAF aircraft control panel.On entry to the RAAF pilots’ course, the women immediately experienced the thrill of flying the RAAF trainers. Williams had previously managed to pay the exorbitant cost of a dozen private flying lessons in light aircraft, but she says nothing compared to flying military planes. “They fly so much better, they handle really nicely. And on your very first flight in the course you do aerobatics—it may be the instructor who’s flying, but it’s really awesome!” Unexpected early difficulties for the female trainees included that uniforms, flying gloves and change-room facilities hadn’t yet been conceived of or sized for women pilots; and that the publicity and attention they received for being first sometimes antagonised their male colleagues.Overriding every other consideration was the competitiveness of the course; the class was repeatedly told that 50% of their cohort would fail. Pressure was intense, with a heavy learning load and constant testing of pilot knowledge and skills. Making a mistake in safety-related procedures meant mandatory failure. “You do not want to fail!” recalls Clay-Williams. “It’s your dream. This isn’t a gender thing—it’s everybody. You put so much pressure on yourself.” She says that if you failed a ride you were allowed one retest, but people often made mistakes on the retest because they were so anxious. “That was one of the hardest parts—you were only ever two rides away from being scrubbed.” Says Jeppesen, “The training continuum on the pilot’s course is a lot more positive now,” for many reasons, including evolving attitudes to effective training, and because pilot training is expensive. Jeppesen and Williams were the only two women of No. 144 Pilots Course to graduate. Robyn Williams achieved dux of the entire course, and had she been male, she would have been given the opportunity to train for flying fighter jets. “I thought they couldn’t stop me—if I duxed it, I’d get my choice.” Jeppesen was set on flying helicopters, which were also combat aircraft.Instead, the women were offered one of two non-combat postings: No. 34 Squadron in Canberra, to fly VIPs around the country and overseas in the Falcon 20 (Mystere) aircraft and later the Falcon 900; or flying HS-748 aircraft in the School of Air Navigation in East Sale, Victoria. It wasn’t really a choice. Navigation training was a more senior posting, so Flight Lieutenant Williams went to country Victoria. Officer Cadet Hicks went to Canberra to fly for Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and then Paul Keating; Governor General Bill Hayden, and foreign ministers and other VIPs. She later flew Hercules aircraft in No. 36 Squadron, transporting military personnel and equipment within Australia and to Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia. “We were really looking forward to going to our squadrons,” says Jeppesen, “And we both had very positive experiences. We were well accepted by other pilots and aircrew.”
Jeppesen left the RAAF in 1994 when she and her husband, David, also an RAAF pilot, moved to Hong Kong to fly commercial aircraft for Cathay Pacific. Deborah ultimately decided not to fly commercial; instead she retrained as a psychologist, drawing on her aviation experience to study in the fields of neuropsychology, stress and emotional self-regulation.She now work s primarily in Defence, profiling military and political leaders for whole-of-government policy and engagement planning, trains elite special forces in performance optimisation and stress mitigation, and is undertaking PhD research with Australian National University into the interpersonal attributes of military advisors in Afghanistan.
“I’m intrigued by human behaviour, and my experiences in the RAAF have shaped where I’ve gone with psychology,” says Jeppesen. “Once you’re in the military, you’re never out of the military. You keep connections through common experiences. In terms of career development, it can be very positive,” she says. Williams dedicated 24 years to developing her career within the RAAF. Following a stint in Europe where she trained as a test pilot, she returned to Australia to work for Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU). Her role came to encompass reviewing the contracts for Australia’s purchase of 12 new C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft. “There weren’t many people jumping to do it,” she says, “because it was reviewing piles and piles of technical documents.” But when it was decided to send a pilot to the US to test fly the aircraft, Williams’ knowledge of the specifications tipped her for the opportunity. “It was a fabulous job. Probably the best job I’ve ever had and ever will have,” she says of the posting that was supposed to take her to Atlanta for a year, but was extended to five years as she provided input for tweaks to the aircraft that would make the Hercules better suited to Australia’s needs. With a team of engineers she then tested each aircraft on the ground and in flight before accepting them. “I signed for the very last one when I was seven months pregnant,” who met her husband, David Clay, while working in the US. The RAAF she came back to had changed markedly over those five years. “When I left, it was a very male-dominated Air Force, struggling to modernise. The organisation I came back to was much more forward thinking, with a lot more opportunities for women,” says Clay-Williams. The right stuff: “Do it for the flying, but also for the camaraderie. My engineering course—we’re still like family.” Robyn Clay-Williams
Clay-Williams now applies her experience as a test pilot to researching human factors that influence health care, at the Australian Institute for Healthcare Innovation, at Macquarie University. “Test flying is essentially research,” she says. “Test pilots use similar research planning, analysis and reporting methods to academics. The ability to prioritise and make decisions under pressure that you learn in flying also stands you in good stead as a junior academic, where these qualities are very useful but perhaps less common” The fact that there hasn’t yet been a woman fighter pilot in the RAAF ranks doesn’t surprise or particularly beset either Jeppesen or Clay-Williams. The reasons, they say, are likely to be both complex and simple: “It could be that the role just doesn’t appeal to that many women,” says Clay-Williams. Jeppesen notes that instructors like Flight Lieutenant Sue Freeman, a UK pilot who flew Tornados for the RAF, are now helping to provide a career-path line of sight for women training at Air Force Base Pearce in Perth. “I see no reason why women pilots can’t do exactly the same roles as men,” she adds. The ADF emphasises that there are no longer any barriers to women training for deployment—the Government removed gender restrictions from ADF combat roles in 1993. “Robyn Williams certainly had the potential to become a fighter pilot when she went through training,” says Jeppesen. “If it had been open to her, I have no doubt Robyn would have succeeded at the time.”

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Unread postPosted: 11 Aug 2017, 00:57
by femalepilot
Blood Drive To Honor Fallen Upstate Soldier Capt. Kimberly Hampton :
http://wspa.com/2015/08/14/blood-drive-to-honor-fallen-upstate-soldier/
The Blood Connection will honor the memory of Army Captain Kimberly Hampton with blood drives in Greenville, the Upstate and Western North Carolina this week.Hampton was serving in Iraq when her helicopter was hit by ground fire on January 2, 2004.For her parents, Dale and Ann Hampton from Easley, the annual blood drive is a way to serve those in need while honoring their daughter’s legacy of service and other fallen soldiers.
The blood drive started Friday, August 14th and continues on Saturday, August 15th at these locations:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Walmart Dorman, 141 Dorman Centre Drive, Spartanburg, SC
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Walmart Union, 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, SC
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Walmart Toccoa, 3886 Highway 17 South Eastanollee, GA 30538
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Walmart Greenville, 3925 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC
2 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Walmart Travelers Rest, 9 Benton Road, Travelers Rest, SC
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Etowah Lions Club, 447 Etowah School Road, Hendersonville, NC
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Maple Street Theater, 132 Maple Street, Rutherfordton, NC
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – NC State Bluegrass Festival, 1885 US 70 West, Marion, NC

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 17:35
by femalepilot
WAVES personnel flight training in the chill chamber, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 15 Oct 1943
http://ww2db.com

WAVES: The United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve), better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAVES

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Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 16:34
by femalepilot
Minding the Gap: Women in Aviation

https://www.skiesmag.com/features/minding-gap-women-aviation/

Contessa Bishop recalls sitting with her father in the kitchen of their family home when she was around 10 years old, listening to him guess about what the future might be like if she became a pilot.The picture he painted was a complete fantasy, she said, full of ideas she later debunked. She remembers him guessing pilots worked only half the year for enormous sums of money, flying all over the world to new and exciting places.“I made the decision [to become a pilot] based on fiction, based on not really knowing why or what I was choosing,” said Bishop, who now flies Bombardier Q400s for Jazz Aviation LP and is an accomplished flight instructor.“But the cool part is that the more involved I got the more it really fed my soul, [and] the more I fell in love with aviation.”Bishop joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets at age 13, earned a glider licence, and studied at Conestoga College and Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre in Southern Ontario, where she earned her commercial pilot’s licence with instrument flight rules and flight instructor ratings.Her career launched soon after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and survived two industry downturns. She spent time as a college-level flight instructor and cargo pilot, and worked in corporate and airline operations, before landing at Jazz about four years ago.It took more hard work and resilience to arrive here than she could have predicted at age 10, but Bishop will tell you the journey was worth it. “There’s a part of me that feels like I’m just getting going. I get so many more ideas of where I want my aviation career to go,” she said. “[It’s been] worth it on so many different platforms–the growth it’s afforded me, the professional and personal development, the friendships gained and the sights that I’ve seen.”
Out of the Ordinary
Bishop’s story is remarkable in part because of her tenacity and perseverance, but also because she found a foothold in the Canadian airline industry, where only about five per cent of pilots are women.The proportions are not significantly better elsewhere in aviation and aerospace. A mere six per cent of private pilots in Canada are women, according to the Brampton Flight Centre, a prominent flight school near Toronto.Only 15 per cent of Canadian air traffic controllers are women, according to Canadian Women in Aviation, a conference Bishop helped organize this year to encourage and inspire women in all aspects of aviation.Women fill vital roles throughout the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), serving as pilots, air combat systems officers, aviation technicians, aerospace control operators and a long list of other occupations. Still, they make up only 18.7 per cent of total personnel, a number the Air Force is trying to grow.Despite these statistics, there is a growing awareness of women’s essential contributions to Canada’s aviation, aerospace and defence sectors, and how crucial they will be to any future success.Attitudes and misconceptions that served as barriers to women entering the industry are beginning to change, and there are efforts around the world to help them engage with aviation and pursue the many rewarding careers associated with flying.“It’s not even just necessarily getting the message out about aviation,” said Bishop. “Aviation is my choice, but we can lead by example when we do what serves us.“If the next young child, I don’t care which gender, wants to choose engineering, then they should have that free will choice–that ability to choose to contribute to the world in whatever way suits them.”
Opportunity Knocks
With Boeing predicting a massive global pilot shortage requiring as many as 617,000 new commercial airline pilots by 2035, some are noting a tremendous opportunity for women to enter the industry.“It is a great time for anyone who would like to become a pilot, particularly women. There are tremendous opportunities and the road is easier right now to a job at the end,” said Julie Pomeroy, general manager of the Brampton Flying Club.Pomeroy is also an accomplished pilot and flight instructor who earned her commercial pilot’s licence in 1978, inspired in part by her father, William Pomeroy, who introduced her to flying at a young age.But it was the late Rick Wynott, chief flight instructor and general manager at Brampton Flying Club when Pomeroy was growing up, who became an early mentor.“His passion for aviation was infectious,” said Pomeroy, who has been general manager since 2005. “He made flying fun, and he helped to reduce the barriers to obtaining a licence.”Pomeroy began her career at Brampton Flying Club, working several years as a flight instructor and flight test examiner before spending about a decade working for Central Airways in Toronto as chief flight instructor, operations manager and eventually vice-president of administration.She left aviation for 13 years to start a canoe and kayak outfitting business, but returned to Brampton as general manager after Wynott passed away in a diving accident.“I don’t think I had anything stand in my way,” said Pomeroy when asked about barriers to her success. “It was quite the opposite when I started out. I was lucky to have parents that were supportive. My father wanted me to fly, and I think that is an important factor for young girls.”Supporting women in aviation is a key goal for the Brampton Flying Club, in part because there is such a huge demand for pilots.“I think it’s simple: the aviation industry needs pilots, managers and flight instructors. There are many jobs available to both men and women right now,” said Pomeroy.“We need to see women as owners of aviation businesses and in the boardrooms, but bottom line: the industry needs pilots. There is a huge untapped market there, with women. It just makes good business sense to tap into it.”
Changing the Culture
A key barrier to women in aviation can be simple awareness of the variety of rewarding careers available. There’s a belief among some in the industry that girls aren’t socialized to pursue aviation and mechanical trades, as well as a sense that high school guidance counsellors don’t recommend aviation because they’re poorly informed.“There’s little awareness there, right from the get-go,” said Joy Parker Blackwood, a private fixed-wing pilot and president of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation, an organization devoted to attracting young women to the industry.“So it’s harder as they get older if they don’t know there’s a possibility. And then when they find out that, ‘Well, I don’t know that I want to be a pilot,’ or, ‘That’s going to cost too much money,’ what people fail to tell them too is all the other opportunities that are in all sectors of aviation–whether it’s air traffic control, maintenance, being an educator, an engineer, research. The list is endless of the other opportunities, and the jobs you can have.”Changing aviation and aerospace’s perception problem is a key focus for the Northern Lights Aero Foundation, which highlights the achievements of prominent women each year through its Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award gala. The gala recognizes up to eight women annually for contributions in specific disciplines, with the hope of inspiring young women and girls. Past inductees to the Northern Lights Wall of Fame include Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first woman astronaut; Judy Cameron, the first female pilot hired by Air Canada; and Tracy Medve, president of Kelowna, B.C.-based KF Aerospace and former president of Canadian North Airlines. “I believe it’s core, essential,” said Blackwood when asked how important it is to have examples for young women to look up to and potentially have as mentors. “Women don’t have a lot of mentors in the industry, because the numbers are still low … it’s key to know how people took their path. Also, there are several women-only organizations in Canada and around the world because women still need this mutual support.”
A Wealth of Options
Aviation’s perception problem is also a key concern for Nav Canada, the company that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service. Women occupy about 25 per cent of the company’s leadership positions, but only 16 per cent of its technical occupations group–which includes air traffic controllers, flight service specialists, pilots, technologists and engineers.“The issue in the past is that the industry hasn’t naturally attracted many women,” said Lyne Wilson, director of talent acquisition and organizational health for Nav Canada. “So what we’re trying to do, and to get better at, is attract more women.” To this end, Nav Canada has introduced recruiting initiatives and created internal women’s councils to better understand and address the issues women face. The company has also tried to be more family-friendly, and together with its unions, through the collective bargaining process, offers various forms of leave to parents who need time away from work to care for young children. In addition, all employees have access to peer support programs where they can speak about work-related stress and challenges in their personal lives. “Whether it’s at the senior leadership level or in an operational role, we want to continue to increase the number of women within the organization,” said Wilson. “We see their role increasing in the future.”
Mechanically Inclined
Carolyne Mounsey worked for Bombardier while she was in her early 20s, studying biotechnology at Seneca College in Toronto and preparing for a career as a lab technician. The aviation bug bit her, and she was never the same.“It’s one of those things where once you get bit, that’s it–you’re done,” said Mounsey. “I had the experience and I decided that I couldn’t leave aviation alone after that.”When her first career didn’t pan out as she hoped it would, Mounsey returned to aviation, intrigued by its endless learning opportunities and the chance to work on heavier-than-air flying machines.“It’s a profession where you never stop learning and there is, in my opinion, not a whole lot of room to get bored,” she said. That was the really big attraction for me.” Mounsey returned to school and earned an aircraft maintenance technician diploma from Centennial College, then completed a two-and-a-half-year apprenticeship in corporate aviation and landed a job as an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) at a major airline. Her second career is just starting–when she spoke with Skies, Mounsey had been with the airline less than a month–but the job is feeding a passion that won’t go away.“I don’t know really how to put it,” she said, trying to explain what hooked her during that stint at Bombardier. “Airplanes, they’re super cool.”
There are relatively few women AMEs working in Canada.
Mounsey’s college program reflected the imbalance: In a class of about 125 people, only seven were women, she said. Mounsey made friends with some of the other female students and they formed a small community within the program. But she also had a larger peer group that was mixed, she said. Her gender was never an issue.“We all just hung out together and treated each other as equals,” she said. Still, the idea that mechanical work is for men and not for women has popped up occasionally.“I’ve been told that I can’t do this job, and it turns out that I’m not so bad at it,” she said. “But that being said, I think that attitude is dying off … in my experience actually working with people around my age, and younger, and a bit older, that kind of attitude is disappearing.”
Leading the Way
When MGen Tammy Harris was named the first female deputy commander of the RCAF earlier this year, it was the latest in a long list of “firsts” in her exemplary career.Harris was also the first woman to command an RCAF wing: 9 Wing Gander, N.L. She was the first woman to command a major Canadian Armed Forces base, CFB Borden, Ont., and the first female commander of the Canadian Forces Support Training Group.But Harris is quick to say her gender has had no impact for her as a leader in Canada’s military.“Leadership challenges are the same for me as they are for my peers–male,” said Harris. “We’re challenged by the resources you have, by the enemy you’re up against, by the weather, by the aircraft we’re flying.“So the challenges are all the same. What makes a difference is your experience and how you lead in those types of opportunities. My being a woman has had no impact, one way or the other, for me as a leader in the RCAF. It’s gender-neutral for me.”As deputy commander, Harris will help guide a Canadian military focused on reducing its gender gap and improving its diversity. The percentage of women in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Regular Force and Primary Reserve combined is 15.2 per cent, with a goal to increase that to at least 25.1 per cent by 2026.At 18.7 per cent, the RCAF has the second-highest proportion of women in the CAF. The Royal Canadian Navy is highest with 19.5 per cent and the Canadian Army is lowest with 12.8 per cent. Still, the RCAF is focused on increasing the role of women as it moves forward.“If I’m in a command position and I’m challenged by a difficult new problem, I want to have a team that’s offering me advice and solutions that have different experiences–different ways of thinking, different ways of looking at things,” said Harris. “And that’s what diversity gives us. It becomes a force multiplier in today’s very complicated, contemporary security environment.”The CAF are actively recruiting women, with the promise of challenging career opportunities, excellent training and rewarding pay and benefits. There are also attempts to make the CAF more family-friendly for both women and men, with continual reviews and amendments to personnel policies aimed at achieving a better balance between military service and family responsibilities.Canada’s military goes as far as to say it has a “moral obligation” to support its members and their families, and to ease the difficulties of juggling career and home.To give women a chance to learn about military life before they join, the CAF is launching a new Women in Force Program (WFP) where they can talk with current CAF members and experience different facets of a military lifestyle. This includes fitness training, hands-on demonstrations of occupations and tactical skills.Two 10-day events are scheduled for August at CFB Borden and one at Saint-Jean Garrison, Que. Two three-day events are scheduled for October in the same locations.“I think the contribution of women in the next 10 to 20 years will be extremely important,” said Harris. “The current security environment is continuously evolving and changing … and female leaders have a great role to play in ensuring that our most vulnerable populations abroad have a voice at the peace table.”
The Future
Given the desperate need for pilots and the desire for more diversity in air traffic control and defence, it appears likely women will play a larger role in Canada’s aviation industry as it moves forward. The success of all these sectors will rely on women to a significant degree, and opportunities abound.An ultimate sign of progress may be arriving in a time when gender is known to be irrelevant and is no longer used as a qualifier. Instead of seeing women pilots, women executives, women air traffic controllers and women AMEs, we will see people doing their jobs, and doing them well.“That’s where I’d like to go with it,” said Contessa Bishop, the Jazz Aviation LP captain who began dreaming of being a pilot when she was 10 years old.“We can all just be human and just do our jobs and take gender off of the table.”

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 18:09
by femalepilot
Patricia Yapp is first Asian woman fighter pilot to fly the MiG-29

http://www.star2.com/people/2017/08/18/patricia-yapp-is-the-first-asian-woman-fighter-pilot-to-fly-the-mig-29/
https://www.karyahati.com/20178111
http://www.sarawakiana.net/2017/05/video-juruterbang-wanita-tudm-pecah.html



Mejar Patricia Yapp does not take the country’s independence and sovereignty for granted.“Merdeka is an important day. We should respect the warriors who fought for our independence and sacrificed for the greater good.“It is our obligation to maintain Merdeka not only by words but by actions,” says 41-year-old Yapp who made history as the first Asian woman fighter pilot to fly the MiG-29.Sabah-born Yapp is probably the most well-known woman fighter pilot in Malaysia, and she has been named one of Malaysia’s Ikon-ikon Negaraku.The mother-of-two says she is proud to be listed among the country’s most eminent individuals.“I feel honoured and blessed to be chosen as one of the Negaraku icons,” says Yapp, adding that she feels lucky to be a Malaysian and to be able to do her part in ensuring the country’s security.Yapp first became interested in flying when her elder brother Captain Ignatius Yapp became a pilot. But her father objected.So, in 1996, Yapp moved to Kuala Lumpur from her hometown in Sandakan to study law. But by the second semester, Yapp knew it was not a path she wanted to pursue. She then applied for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) cadet programme without her parents’ knowledge. She only told her parents of her change in career plans after successfully completing the first stage of the selection process, and they relented.In 2000, Yapp graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. After completing her flight training in 2002, she chose to be a fighter pilot and flew the Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft for four years. After this, she became an operational and tactical lead pilot with the No. 17/19 Smokey Bandits Squadron in Kuantan that flies the MiG-29N Fulcrum air superiority jets. She also performed in the squadron’s aerobatics displays at air shows. Yapp, who qualified as a flight instructor in 2014, has now served with the RMAF for 20 years.“Training has been part and parcel of my life in the military. We learn how to shoot not only on the ground but also in the air. We perform jobs that require utmost accuracy. Performing in air display, flying formation, firing missiles … they are all about being disciplined. Learning to control our emotions and anxieties, and being disciplined in the flying world are very important,” says Yapp.“In Sabah, when I was young, we were very happy to hold the Malaysian flag and wave it to each other. Now, I still do carry one but on my shoulders while flying the flag up in the air,” says Yapp who usually takes part in Merdeka celebrations each year by performing in a flypast.Though the country has gone through various changes, Yapp believes Malaysians are still united, and it’s most evident during sporting events.“We cheered for Misbun Sidek before and now we are cheering for Datuk Lee Chong Wei,” she adds.Yapp believes that the country’s future lies in maintaining a strong family institution.“Let go of unnecessary political issues, just focus on patriotism as a single entity,” she stresses.

http://www.sarawakiana.net/2017/05/video-juruterbang-wanita-tudm-pecah.html

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd6uyTEmJKY[/YouTube]

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 23 Aug 2017, 17:59
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2017, 20:14
by femalepilot
Lady Pilots at Bristow Helicopters:

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 17:48
by femalepilot
Kona to Hawaiian Airlines & Lounge Lady Pilots

https://ameblo.jp/kokorogaodorutabi/entry-12299435332.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 18:22
by femalepilot
USAF F-15C female pilot at Kadena's air base, Japan. Any one know her?
築城堤防/ランウェイ07
ちょうど2年前の8月は嘉手納のF-15と共同訓練してました
その中に女性パイロットさんがいました。
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXhVZp0Btto/?taken-by=wolf8515

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 19:50
by SpudmanWP
Apparently her name is "Barry" :mrgreen:

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 20:07
by femalepilot
SpudmanWP wrote:Apparently her name is "Barry" :mrgreen:

"Barry" is male name and according to this photo and its instagram post this is an F-15C lady pilot...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2017, 20:10
by femalepilot
Unknown Female Aerobatic Pilot!!! Anyone know more about her?
Please watch the video of her flying skill at this address:
https://v.qq.com/x/page/n0540op9evp.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 15:38
by SpudmanWP
femalepilot wrote:
SpudmanWP wrote:Apparently her name is "Barry" :mrgreen:

"Barry" is male name and according to this photo and its instagram post this is an F-15C lady pilot...


I know and it was a joke.. Notice the name on the plane?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 22:24
by femalepilot
Meet Rabia, a female fighter pilot trainee for Pakistan on Episode 3 of "Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India & Pakistan" 9pm, 28 August on BBC2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b093t5nr/dangerous-borders-a-journey-across-india-pakistan-series-1-episode-3
https://twitter.com/seankeyes

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 09:39
by femalepilot
Unknown gorgeous female fighter pilot! Anyone know her?
In instagram written that: Spanish F-5 / Typhoon Or Turkish F-5 lady pilot ?!


https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ--JfIgyQ8/?taken-by=worldfighterstr
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYdn0XkF19o/?taken-by=harbiye_adaylari

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 11:25
by botsing
femalepilot wrote:Unknown gorgeous female fighter pilot! Anyone know her?
In instagram written that: Spanish F-5 / Typhoon Or Turkish F-5 lady pilot ?!

It's the backseat of a Spanish F-5, so it might be a "ride" instead of a pilot.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 18:29
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-16 Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Tracy Sailer LaTourrette

When Afterburner team member Tracy LaTourrette graduated from the Air Force Academy, there had never been a U.S. female fighter pilot. She became one of the first pioneers to break through the gender glass ceiling within the high-stakes environment of aerial combat. Tracy (or “Jackie O” as we know her) helped to forge a trail of excellence for the generation of female warriors that would follow her. In the days after the attacks of 9/11, Jackie O was flying above us in an F-16 ensuring the safety of our country. The simplest way to improve any team is to add members with diverse core competencies and new problem-solving skills. Our world is safer because of the diverse teams that protect it.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 19:28
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-16 Pilot Capt. Jessica Rhyne, the Wild Weasel chick at Russian MAKS 2003 airshow in Moscow .

http://simhq.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1327724/Re_Female_Fighter_Pilots_ready.html

Also See USAF Husband and wife F-16 pilots pose with members of the Russian Knights aerial demonstration team at Russian MAKS 2003 airshow in Moscow :http://www.eucom.mil/media-library/photo/19196/eucom-photo

Secretary of Defense William Cohen (left) talks with Capt. Jessica Rhyne (right), a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, during his visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 12, 1999 :http://osd.dtic.mil/photos/Feb1999/990112-D-9880W-195.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 20:41
by femalepilot
A Lady Helicopter Pilot in Mexican Federal Police, Captain Berenice Torres shining in the Book:
The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits By Mihaela Noroc


https://books.google.com/books?id=ar8yDwAAQBAJ

"Captain Berenice Torres is a helicopter pilot for the Mexican Federal Police. This brave woman, who is also a mother, is part of a special forces unit to fight drug cartels, or to rescue people from natural disasters. When she talks about her work, the passion in her eyes is impressive."

http://bust.com/arts/193530-these-photos-show-the-diverse-beauty-of-women-around-the-world.html
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/59d50bbfa7ea436b47b36d65/mexico/#2b3cc2093d0f
http://mymodernmet.com/mihaela-noroc-atlas-beauty-book/
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/913455814605774848
https://www.positive.news/2017/lifestyle/29485/photography-book-aims-to-challenge-conventional-ideas-of-female-beauty/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 21:21
by femalepilot
Czech Air Force First and Only Female Fighter Pilot Kateřina Hlavsová Flying Aero L-39 and L-159 Alca :

Lákají mě nadzvukové stroje, tvrdí půvabná pilotka stíhaček (22. dubna 2009)
Kluci touží být popelářem, hrát fotbal, lítat se stíhačkou... Jenže co když po tom zatouží i holka? Poručice Kateřina Hlavsová je první ženou v naší armádě, která bude s největší pravděpodobností za pár let pilotkou nadzvukového gripenu.
Entire article: https://video.idnes.cz/?idvideo=V090408_192051_ona_ony_nep
I am tempted by supersonic machines, says the charming pilot of fighters: The boys want to be a garbage collector, play football, fly a fighter ... But what if the girl wants it? Katerina Hlavsová is the first woman in our army, most likely in a few years, a supersonic gripen pilot.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 21:25
by femalepilot
To be Continue...
https://ona.idnes.cz/lakaji-me-nadzvukove-stroje-tvrdi-puvabna-pilotka-stihacek-p4u-/spolecnost.aspx?c=A090415_123604_ona_ony_jup
Poručík Kateřina Hlavsová - pilotka bojového letounu AČR
* Narodila se před 25 lety. / * Po studiu Univerzity obrany (dříve Vojenské akademie) momentálně létá v Náměšti nad Oslavou u 222. výcvikové letky na proudových letounech L-39. / * Za 2 až 4 roky chce pilotovat L-159 a později snad nadzvukový stroj Gripen. Při troše štěstí zkusí i F-16 či F-18.
Katka je jemná a na první pohled skoro křehká blondýnka, která se nerada vystavuje novinářům i fotografům, po žádné popularitě ani obdivu netouží a rozhodně nepůsobí nadmíru autoritativně. To ovšem neznamená, že se pod plavou hřívou neskrývá chladný rozum.
Kde se vzalo vaše nadšení pro stíhačky?
Prostě mě zaujaly na první pohled, když jsem viděla ukázky na CIAF v Hradci Králové. Od sedmnácti jsem létala v aeroklubu na větroních, ale jakmile jsem narazila na stíhačky a zjistila, že ve světě je pro ženy takový druh létání dostupný, můj zájem se ubíral jediným směrem. Nakonec mi přálo štěstí, protože rok před maturitou na Vojenské akademii otevřeli obor pilot i pro dívky.
Vaše maminka je zubní lékařka, táta obchodní ředitel, sestra koketovala s modelingem, studuje architekturu. Nikdy jste nepřemýšlela o jiné, řekněme pro ženy běžnější, profesi, než je stíhací pilot?
Nooo, snad ani ne. Možná se mi chvíli líbila patologie nebo chirurgie, ale nepředpokládala jsem, že bych zvládla tolik "šprtání", asi jsem spíš technický typ.
Co všechno musíte umět?
Po škole jsou piloti vlastně strojaři. Ke strojírenským předmětům v prvních ročnících přibývají i letecké předměty a v posledních dvou letech i samotný výcvik na Z-142 a L-39. Obory, které by člověk měl znát, jsou aerodynamika, termodynamika, navigace, řízení letového provozu, motory a draky, ale i radionavigace nebo leteckotechnické zabezpečení. Člověk musí vědět, nejen jak to funguje v letadle, ale taky potřebuje mít přehled, jak to chodí na letišti a co dělají součinné profese.
Vysoká odbornost je jedna věc a motivace druhá. Co vás na pilotování stíhaček láká a baví nejvíc?
Baví mě snad všechno. Od navigačních, přístrojových nebo nočních letů až po bojové úkoly, jako jsou údery na pozemní cíle, vzdušná podpora nebo manévrovací vzdušné boje, ty jsou asi nejzáživnější. Celkově je výcvik na proudovém letounu velmi pestrý a neustále létáme něco nového. To je přesně to, co jsem hledala.
Adrenalin?
Ve vzduchu se ho najde dost. Těžko to k něčemu přirovnat, ale třeba atrakce v zábavních parcích už mě dneska moc neberou. Ale i v letadle si člověk zvykne, některé postupy se opakují a adrenalinu postupně ubývá i tady.
Doplňujete si ho někde jinde?
Dá se potkat ve sportu. Snažím se každý rok trávit na horách aspoň tři týdny v kuse a pak víkendy. Začala jsem jezdit na prkně, protože na lyžích to není takový zážitek. Není nad freeride, ježdění mimo vytyčené a upravované sjezdovky. Jinak si myslím, že adrenalinu zas tolik v životě není. Snad jen na silnici, když narazíte na nepříjemného řidiče…
Jezdíte rychle?
Snažím se dodržovat předpisy. Jezdím v mondeu a snad nejsem špatný řidič. Hodně koukám kolem sebe, sleduju provoz a předvídám, což možná v takové míře jako já moc lidí nedělá.
Když odlétáte tady v Náměšti doslova ještě pár let, pak v Čáslavi na L-159 dalších několik roků, a když absolvujete ve Švédsku zdárně přeškolení na gripeny, tak jste s trochou štěstí na konci svého snu. Co pak?
Gripen je sice jediný nadzvuk, a to nejlepší u nás, ale mě láká třeba i svézt se na F16 nebo F18. A protože směrem na západ už není ženská v jejich pilotní kabině nic výjimečného, není to utopie.
Co na vaše ambice nejbližší okolí?
Naši vědí, kam to chci dotáhnout. Tátu to baví, dokonce už se mnou letěl a byl spokojen. Ségra s mamkou už to vzaly, znají mě. No a přítel lítá s vrtulníkem a taky by se rád proletěl na proudovém stroji.
Přítel s vrtulníkem a vy na gripenu? To nejsou úplně vyrovnané pozice. Nebude žárlit?
Na stroj snad ne. Ale asi mu není úplně příjemné, že jsem tady celý týden mezi samými chlapy. Já jsem ale strašně vděčná, že nemusím být se ženskýma. Mužský kolektiv je klidnější, nikdo se s nikým nehádá… A když, tak za dvě hodiny je to zas dobrý.
Děláte taky takové ty ženské věci, jako je třeba návštěva kosmetiky nebo nakupování?
Na kosmetiku nechodím a ke kadeřnici tak jednou za rok. Nakupuju ráda, ale po půlhodině mě to přestane bavit. Takové to klasické trajdání po městě není nic pro mě. Zdá se mi to ztráta času, to raději vypadnu někam do přírody nebo za sportem.
Co kamarádky? Jdete s nimi někdy na kafe nebo na víno?
Jdeme. Spíš než drby si říkáme, co je nového. Mám čtyři nebo pět dobrých kamarádek, některé studují, jiné pracují, většinou v kanceláři. Jdu někam buď s nimi, anebo s klukama z práce.
Berou vás kluci skutečně jako parťáka, nebo hraje roli to, že jste ženská, a třeba víc si vás hýčkají?
To by museli říct oni. Mně se zdá jejich přístup většinou stejný ke mně jako ke kolegům, ale jednou jsem ženská a to neodpářete. Dozvěděla jsem se, že třeba neříkali zpočátku tolik sprostých slov.
Nezkoušejí s vámi flirtovat?
Ne, nevšimla jsem si toho. Ani na škole to tak nebylo. Asi mají těch ženských okolo dost.
Naučili vás chlapi něco? Myslím kromě odborných dovedností.
No, máme takový debaty, nechtěla bych to příliš tady rozvádět, ale ženské si někdy myslí, že jsou mužský hrozný, bůh ví, co jim vyvádějí za zády. Já jsem přišla na to, že si nemají co vyčítat. A mimochodem, mužský drbou ženský úplně stejně.
To je rozčarování, ne?
Pro mě ne, já jsem na to zvyklá. Kromě toho si myslím, že jsme všichni stejní.
V čem máte proti kolegům pilotům výhody a nevýhody?
Možná by tou nevýhodou mohla být stavba ženského těla, která může hůř odolávat přetížení. Trenažéry na přetížení v ČR nemáme. Na ty se jezdí pouze do Švédska v rámci výcviku na gripeny, kde je zátěž o něco větší než 8 G, kterého maximálně dosahujeme už nyní na L-39 nebo na L-159. Hodně pak záleží na tom, jak se pilot naučí s velkým přetížením bojovat. Jsou na to různé triky zatínání svalů a dýchání, tzv. anti G manévry. Od toho mají ve Švédsku centrifugu, kde se dá hodně dobře simulovat větší přetížení a člověk zjistí, jak se ochránit, aby "neusnul" - to znamená neupadl do bezvědomí. Výhody moc nevidím. Možná důsledná disciplína. Už když jsme lítali v aeroklubu a řekli nám, že za tuhle linii ne, stejně se našel vždycky někdo, kdo to zkusil. Mně to ani nenapadlo.
Říká se, že ženy mají horší prostorovou představivost. Platí to?
Výjimka potvrzuje pravidlo. Zatím jsem se neztratila. Ale i kdyby, tak od toho je tam řídicí věž, aby mi řekli, že vylétávám z prostoru…
Co je pro vás jako pro pilota stíhaček nejtěžší?
To se nedá jednoznačně vymezit. Asi to, že na všechno musí být člověk dopředu připraven. Musím být vždy o krok před letadlem, jakmile se zpozdím, už to nedoženu. Všechno musím mít promyšlené a dopředu vědět, co budu dělat. Před každým letem se proto dělají ještě na zemi dohovory ve dvojici, co a jak v jaké situaci. Ve vzduchu už to nikdo nevymyslí, a když ano, je to risk.
Máte strach?
Nemám. Nebo ho možná umím překonat. Ono na strach vlastně není nahoře čas. Musíte řešit hodně věcí najednou a soustředíte se na ně. Potvrzují to i lidé, co měli z létání strach přesně do doby, než zkusili pilotovat. Najednou o něm nevěděli.
Máte vůbec někdy v životě strach?
Pouze na silnici, když se mě snaží řidiči blbci zabít.
A pláčete někdy?
Snad jedině kvůli smutné události v rodině. Jinak to nemá smysl.
A co takhle vtip? Žertujete?
Tak to ráda a hodně. I na účet mužských. Někdy si z někoho udělám legraci a řeknu mu to až po měsíci, kdy už to zase taková sranda není.
Jak vypadá váš běžný den?
Spíš týden, který trvá pět pracovních dnů. Nejsme jen piloti, ale i vojáci, takže každé pondělí a pátek máme pozemní přípravy, jednou za čas i střelby. Tyhle dva dny, kdy se nelétá, můžeme také v rámci služební tělovýchovy hodinu a půl sportovat. Máme k dispozici tělocvičnu nebo jezdíme do sportovního centra plavat atd. Od úterka do čtvrtka jsou náročné letové dny. Od sedmi do sedmi mám tři až čtyři lety denně. Jeden trvá asi hodinu, ale když se trénuje na vedení nebo střelba, tak i hodinu dvacet. Ve vzduchu můžeme být maximálně čtyři hodiny denně, tedy pokud nejde o cvičení či pohotovost, kde platí jiné předpisy.
Víkendy býváte doma v Pardubicích, ale jak tady, na vojenské základně, trávíte večery?
Když létám, většinou si večer už jen něco přečtu, sedím u počítače nebo si zahraju jen tak pro zábavu na elektrické klávesy. Mám pokoj sama pro sebe, ale bez televize. Ani ji nechci, raději kouknu na film na notebooku. Nejraději jsem ale venku na kole nebo na bruslích. Dřív se striktně dodržoval osmihodinový spánkový režim, ale dnes už záleží na svobodné vůli každého. Mně stačí většinou šest hodin.
Co ale není úplně na svobodné vůli, je strava pilotů, že?
Když létáme, jsou dvě jídla denně povinná. Máme jídelnu, kde je pro nás strava upravena, abychom nejedli moc mastné a kořeněné recepty. Jíme hodně masa a ryb. Předchází se tím kolapsům ve vzduchu. Stávalo se, že se někomu po těžkém jídle udělalo tak špatně, že se třeba musel z letadla vystřelit.
Když jsme u těch kolapsů, kontrolujete si technický stav letadla před startem?
Přeberu ho před letem od technika a zkontroluji spíš informativně pro sebe hydrauliku, světla. Udělám si motorovou zkoušku, a když něco nefunguje, upozorním technika, který závadu buď odstraní na místě, nebo se let odloží.
Máte poslání, které vás může postavit do skutečné bojové situace, v níž by šlo o život. Jak jste se s tím srovnala?
Rychle. Dělám práci, která mě baví, a to je nejdůležitější.
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Katerina Hlavsova:
* Born 25 years ago.
* After studying the University of Defense (formerly the Military Academy) he is currently flying in Náměšť nad Oslavou at the 222nd training squadron on the L-39 jets.
* In 2 to 4 years, he wants to pilot the L-159 and later the Gripen supersonic machine. Lucky F-16 or F-18 will try.
Katka is a gentle and at first glance a fragile blonde woman who does not like to be exposed to journalists and photographers, she does not deserve any popularity or admiration and definitely does not act too authoritatively. This does not mean, however, that cool motif does not hide beneath the swollen mane.
Where did your enthusiasm for fighters take?
I was simply interested at first glance when I saw shows at the CIAF in Hradec Králové. From the age of seventeen, I flew in the aero club on gliders, but once I hit the fighters and found that the world was available to women for this type of flying, my interest was moving in the only direction. In the end, I was lucky, because the year before graduation at the Military Academy opened the pilot and for the girls.
Your mum is a dentist, daddy business director, sister flirting with modeling, studying architecture. Have you ever thought about other, more worthy, professions than the fighter pilot?
Nooo, maybe not. Perhaps I liked pathology or surgery for a while, but I did not expect to have done so much of the "stuttering", I'm probably a technical type.
What do you have to know?
After school, pilots are actually engineers. Mechanical objects in the first years are also increasing in airborne subjects and in the last two years the training itself on Z-142 and L-39. Fields that one should know are aerodynamics, thermodynamics, navigation, air traffic control, engines and dragons, as well as radionavigation or aviation engineering. One has to know not just how it works on an airplane, but also needs to have an overview of what it is doing at the airport and what do co-operative professions do.
High expertise is one thing and the other motivation. What makes you the most joyful pilgrims piloting and fun?
I enjoy everything. From navigational, instrumental or night flights to combat tasks such as strikes on ground targets, air support, or maneuvering aerial combat, these are perhaps the most amazing. Overall, jet training is very varied and we are constantly flying something new. That's exactly what I was looking for.
Adrenaline?
He finds enough in the air. It's hard to compare, but maybe the attractions in the theme parks are not taking me much today. But even in a plane you get used to, some procedures are repeated and adrenaline is gradually decreasing here.
Do you add it somewhere else?
She can meet in the sport . I try to spend at least three weeks in the mountains every year and then on weekends . I started riding on the planks, because it is not such an experience on skis. It is not above the freeride, riding out of the set and adjusted slopes. Otherwise, I think adrenaline is not so much in life. Perhaps only on the road when you encounter an unpleasant driver ...
Do you drive fast?
I try to keep the rules. I drive in the monde and maybe I'm not a bad driver. I look around a lot, watching the traffic and anticipating, which may be so much as I do not do many people.
When you fly here in Náměšť for literally a few more years, then in Čáslav on the L-159 for several more years, and when you have successfully trained in gripes in Sweden, you are with some luck at the end of your dream. What then?
Gripen is the only superskirt, and the best of us, but I'm also tempted to ride on F16 or F18. And because there is no exception in the direction of the west in the pilot cabin, it is not a utopia.
What about your ambition closest to your surroundings?
Our people know where I want to reach. Daddy loved it, even he was flying with me and was satisfied. Ségra and mom have taken it, they know me. Well, a friend flies with a helicopter and would like to fly on a jet machine.
A helicopter friend and you on a gripen? These are not completely balanced positions. Will not it be jealous?
Not on the machine. But I guess it's not all that pleasant to be here all week between the guys. But I am very grateful that I do not have to be female. The men's team is quieter, nobody is worrying about anyone ... And when, in two hours, it's good.
Do you also do those feminine things, such as visiting cosmetics or shopping?
I do not go to the cosmetics and hairdresser once a year. I like to buy, but after half an hour it stops talking to me. This is not a classic trail in the city for me. It seems to me a waste of time, I prefer to go somewhere into nature or sport.
What friends? Do you ever go with them for coffee or for wine?
Let's go. Rather than gossip, we say what's new. I have four or five good friends, some are studying, others are working, mostly in the office . I go somewhere with them, or with boys from work.
Do the boys actually take you as a partner, or do you play the role of being feminine, and perhaps even more pampered by you?
That would have to say they. It seems to me that their approach is the same to me as my colleagues, but once I'm a woman and you do not deny it. I knew that maybe they did not say so many nasty words at first .
Do not they flirt with you?
No, I did not notice it. Not even at school. They probably have plenty of women around.
Did the guys teach you something? I mean, besides professional skills.
Well, we have such a debate, I do not want to divorce too much here, but women sometimes think they are male, God knows what they are doing behind their backs. I came to see that they have nothing to blame. And by the way, the male gossip of a woman is just the same.
This is disillusionment, is not it?
For me, I'm used to it. Besides, I think we are all the same.
What do you have advantages and disadvantages to pilots against your fellow pilots?
Maybe the disadvantage could be the construction of a woman's body that may be more resistant to overloading. We do not have training simulators for congestion in the Czech Republic. They are only going to Sweden for grip training where the load is slightly above 8 G, which we are now reaching the L-39 or the L-159. Much depends on how the pilot learns to fight with great overload. There are different tricks of muscle and breathing, called anti G maneuvers. From this, they have a centrifuge in Sweden where it is possible to simulate a lot of overloading and one learns how to protect themselves so that they do not "sleep" - that is, do not fall into unconsciousness. I can not see the benefits. Possible discipline. Even when we flew in the aero club and told us that no such line was found, there was always someone who tried it. It did not happen to me.
It is said that women have a worse spatial imagination. Applies to?
Exceptions prove the rule. So far I have not lost. But even if there is a control tower to tell me that I'm flying out of space ...
What is the hardest for you as a jet fighter?
This can not be clearly defined. I guess everything must be ready for everything. I have to be always a step ahead of the plane, as soon as I'm late, I'm no longer there. Everything I have to think and know in advance what I'm gonna do. Before each flight, therefore, conventions on the ground are made in a couple of what and how. In the air no one will ever make it up, and if it is, it is a risk.
Are you scared?
I do not have. Or maybe I can overcome him. It is not up to you to fear. You have to deal with a lot of things at once and focus on them. This is confirmed by the people who were afraid of flying just before they tried to pilot. Suddenly they did not know about him.
Do you ever have a fear in your life?
Only on the road when the driver tries to kill me.
And you cry sometimes?
Perhaps only because of a sad event in the family . Otherwise it does not make sense.
How about a joke? Are you kidding?
He likes it and a lot. Even for the men's account. Sometimes I make fun of someone and I will tell him only after a month when it's not so funny again.
How does your current day look like?
More like a week that lasts five business days. We are not just pilots but also soldiers, so every Monday and Friday we have ground preparations, once in a while and shooting. These two days when he does not fly, we can also sport for one and a half hours in the gym. We have a gym or a swim in the sports center, etc. From Tuesday to Thursday there are demanding flight days. From seven to seven I have three to four years a day. One takes about an hour, but when he is training for guidance or shooting, then an hour twenty. In the air we can be up to four hours a day, so if it's not a practice or emergency, where other regulations apply.
You are at home in Pardubice for weekends, but how do you spend the evenings here at the military base?
When I'm flying, I usually read something in the evening, I'm sitting by the computer, or just playing for electric keyboards. I have a room for myself but without television. I do not even want her, I'd rather watch the movie on my laptop. But I prefer to go outdoors by bike or skating. First, the eight-hour sleep regime was strictly observed, but today it is up to everyone's free will. It's enough for me for six hours.
But what is not entirely free will is the pilots' diet, is not it?
When flying, two meals a day are mandatory. We have a dining room where our diet is adjusted so that we do not eat too much greasy and spicy recipes. We eat a lot of meat and fish. This prevents collapses in the air. It happened that he'd been bad enough for somebody after a heavy meal to have to fly out of the plane.
When are we at these collapses, are you checking the state of the aircraft before the start?
I'll pick it up before the flight from the technician, and I'll check for myself rather hydraulically, lights. I will do a motor test, and if something does not work, I will alert the technician who will either remove the fault on the spot or the flight is postponed.
You have a mission that can put you in a real combat situation in which life would be. How did you deal with it?
Fast. I do a job that I enjoy, and that is most important.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2017, 21:19
by femalepilot
F15 Eagle in Action :Looks like a female fighter pilot behind the visor...!!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWbCjnlxVM

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2017, 21:35
by femalepilot
An unknown female Euro-fighter pilot published in a russian website and just said that : "Air International 2013-06"
Anyone know more about her?
http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft20728-4.htm
http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Arts/Art7380.htm

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Oct 2017, 18:17
by femalepilot
Taiwan's First Mirage 2000 Female Fighter Pilot Lt Jiang Qinghua (蔣青樺)

https://www.ydn.com.tw/News/235014
我國首位幻象女飛官蔣青樺 完成單座飛行訓練
我國首位幻象女性飛行官蔣青樺中尉,歷經2個月的密集訓練,並經考核官鑑定合格後,昨日實施首次單座飛行訓練;飛行落地後,由聯隊長柳少將頒發單飛臂章。柳少將除肯定蔣青樺尉努力學習的態度,並勉勵其持續秉持積極心態,邁向下一階段的挑戰。
China's first illusion of female flying officer Jiang Qinghua complete single-seat flight training
China's first illusion of female flight officer Jiang Qinghua Lieutenant, after 2 months of intensive training, and after passing the assessment of qualified personnel, the implementation of the first single-seat flight training yesterday; flight landing, by the team leader Liu Shao issued a solo armband. In addition to Chiang Kai-shek, Jiang will continue to uphold the positive attitude and move towards the next stage of the challenge.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 01 Dec 2017, 12:37
by kerax
I think women should wear uniforms. Then women look more serious :)

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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 01:04
by femalepilot
空军飞豹低空突防 男女飞行员比翼齐飞!
China's Air Force Flying Leopard low penetration training: JH-7 Male and Female pilots fly together!
http://www.zhanhuo001.com/retu/20171201/1512110810_79233200.html
PLA air force under the Northern Theater Command conduced a combat training above the Jiaodong Penninsula, East China on Nov. 27 : https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/936847202646835202

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 22:25
by femalepilot
South Korean Air Force F-16 Married Couple Fighter Pilots Husband & Wife Capts Wing Jung Yoon-suk (정윤석) and Park Eun-ji (박은지)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUQN-MSBWfk/
http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/bbs/view.html?b_bbs_id=10002&num=6898
http://kookbang.dema.mil.kr/kookbangWeb/m/view.do?ntt_writ_date=20170519&parent_no=5&bbs_id=BBSMSTR_000000000006&nav=1&nav2=2

사랑합니다 항상 변함없이 내 옆을 지키는 든든한 당신을
존경합니다 조국 영공수호 한 몸 바친 당당한 군인 그대를
이해합니다 전투조종사로서 흘려온 땀과 눈물, 남모를 희생을
약속합니다 군인의 다짐, 사랑의 서약 끝까지 함께 지켜갈 것을
오는 21일은 둘(2)이 하나(1) 되는 ‘부부의 날’이다. 군인 부부는 평범한 사람들과 조금은 다른 삶을 산다. 공군에 단 10여 쌍밖에 없을 정도로 희귀한 ‘조종사 부부’는 더욱 그렇다. 이들의 일상은 밤낮과 휴일을 가리지 않는 ‘비상대기 근무’와 한순간도 긴장을 늦출 수 없는 ‘출격 임무’의 반복이다. 사진 속 공군20전투비행단 정윤석·박은지 대위는 지난해 12월 결혼식을 올린 KF-16 전투조종사 부부다. 한창 사랑이 꽃피는 신혼, 여유로운 저녁과 평범한 주말은 한 달에 손가락으로 꼽을 정도로 드물다. 그러나 두 사람은 “후회는 없다”며 밝게 웃는다. 함께 군인의 길을 걸어가는 행복, 같은 전투조종사로서 창공을 누빈다는 남다른 자부심이 부부의 가슴속에 넘쳐흐르기 때문이다.
I love you I will always keep you safe
I admire your patriotic army.
I understand that sweat and tears flowed as a combat pilot, sacrificed to a mother
I promise. I will keep my commitment to the soldiers, the pledge of love, to the end.
The 21st is the 'Couple's Day' where two (2) are one (1). Soldiers and couples live somewhat different lives than ordinary people. It is more like the rare "pilot couple" that there are only about 10 pairs in the Air Force. Their everyday life is a repetition of 'emergency standby duty', which can be done day and night and holiday, and 'dashing duty', which can not slow down at any moment. In the photo, Air Force 20 Fighter Wing Jung Yoon-suk and Park Eun-ji are KF-16 combat pilots who married last December. Newborns in love in the midst of love, a leisurely evening, and an ordinary weekend are rare enough to be touched with a finger in a month. However, they both laugh brightly, saying that there is no regret. The happiness of walking along the path of a soldier, and the pride of being in the air as a combat pilot is overflowing in the heart of the couple.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 12:14
by femalepilot
South Korea Female KF-16 Fighter Pilot at inauguration flight of Air Force Chief of Staff Mr. Lee Wang Keun
Anyone know her name and rank?
http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/bbs/view.html?b_bbs_id=10044&num=210801
http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/news_detail.asp?newsId=03611286616059464
http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/09/12/0200000000AKR20170912136500014.HTML
Lee Wang Keun Air Force Chief of Staff, KF-16 fighter plane .. first flight after inauguration
20 North Korean Air Defense Core Base 20 Airborne Operation Position Situation Map
Local provocation response training check ... Strong response to enemy provocation
The Air Force chief Lee Wang-geun has been in control of the air operations since his inauguration on June 12, while the North's six-way nuclear test, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM_) The Chief of Staff, who visited the 20th Fighter Wing, the core air defense base in the Northwest region, boarded the KF-16 fighter to check for local provocation. The Air Force said that the Air Force was "in the air" to ensure that the enemy was guided by the enemy and immediately released the precision guided bomb SPICE-2000 and JDAM at the enemy's provocation point, Not only checked the pilots' mission procedures and responses to local provocations through command flight, but also confirmed the airspace defense posture of the Air Force "The chief of staff said to the operatives," If the enemy provokes anytime and anywhere, it should be able to punish immediately, "said the chief of staff, I want all the power including the power to be ready for the best combat preparedness. "We also asked the mission pilots to" strive for the defense of Korea's airspace with the belief that "if you fight with a sense of responsibility and responsibility, Things ".
이왕근 공군참모총장, KF-16전투기 탑승..취임 후 첫 비행
서북지역 영공방어 핵심기지 20전비 공중작전태세 현장지도
국지도발 대응훈련 점검… 적 도발에 대한 강력한 대응의지 과시
[이데일리 김영환 기자] 북한의 6차 핵실험, 대륙간 탄도미사일(ICBM_ 발사 등 강도 높은 군사도발이 거듭되고 있는 가운데 이왕근 공군참모총장이 12일 취임 후 첫 지휘비행을 통해 공중작전태세를 점검했다.이날 서북지역 영공방위 핵심기지인 제20전투비행단을 방문한 이 참모총장은 국지도발 대응태세를 점검하기 위해 KF-16 전투기에 탑승했다. 적의 서북도서 도발을 가정한 상황부여에 따라 조종사들은 2기 편대로 즉각 출격해 적기를 요격해 공중우세를 확보했다. 이후 적의 도발 원점에 정밀유도폭탄 SPICE-2000과 JDAM을 투하해 목표 지점을 타격하는 과정을 참모총장이 공중에서 직접 점검했다.공군은 “참모총장은 지휘비행을 통해 국지도발에 대한 조종사들의 임무절차와 대응능력을 점검한 것은 물론, 빈틈없는 우리 공군의 영공방위태세를 확인했으며 특히 적 도발에 대한 강력한 대응의지를 대내외에 과시했다”고 자평했다. 이 참모총장은 작전요원들에게 “언제 어디서든 적이 도발하면 즉각 응징할 수 있어야 한다”면서 “엄중한 현 상황 하에서 비상대기전력을 비롯한 모든 전력은 최상의 전투준비태세를 유지하기 바란다”라고 당부했다. 또 임무 조종사들에게 “투철한 사명감과 책임감을 갖고 ‘싸우면 반드시 이긴다’라는 필승의 신념으로 대한민국 영공방위에 혼신의 노력을 다할 것”을 주문했다.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Dec 2017, 16:40
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Australia’s first female fighter pilots graduate

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/12/australias-first-female-fighter-pilots-graduate/
https://www.facebook.com/defenceaustralia/posts/1997357673867144
https://www.facebook.com/senatormarisepayne/photos/a.1429019763984265.1073741830.1419031998316375/2063413210544914/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalAustralianAirForce/

Australia’s first female fighter pilots have completed their operational conversion course on the F/A-18 Hornet, Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne announced on Sunday.
“I congratulate the six graduates of our most recent Royal Australian Air Force fast jet pilot course – including the first two female pilots to graduate from this course,” Senator Payne said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning.
The six pilots successfully completed High Sierra, the three week intensive exercise that marks the culmination of 2OCU’s six-month long classic Hornet ‘opcon’.
“Air Force fighter pilot selection and training is comprehensive and rigorous, and only a select few ever graduate as qualified fighter pilots,” Senator Payne said.
“Years of dedication and hard work has brought these pilots to this point in their careers – and I wish to take this opportunity to thank them for providing such a fine example of the career opportunities and aspirations that can be realised in today’s Air Force.”
The RAAF’s first woman pilots were awarded their ‘Wings’ in 1988, while females have been able to apply for selection to fly fast jets since 1995. A small number of woman pilots have been selected for fast jets, commencing training on the Hawk lead-in fighter trainer, but until none have graduated as fast jet pilots.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2017, 22:02
by femalepilot
Airline pilot Shannon Hutchinson

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdVDhy8hVWT/

Giving thanks to an amazing year doing something I enjoy. Wishing you all the best as we look forward to 2018. Be brave. Be yourself. Go forward boldly in the direction of your dreams and live with kindness and love. .
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Nietzsche

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 15:47
by femalepilot
여성 F-16조종사
Unknown South Korea's Air Force (Rokaf) Female F-16 Fighter Pilot

http://www.kduflight.com/?p=4263

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 18:04
by femalepilot
아파치헬기 조종사 김영은
South Korea Female Apache helicopter pilot Kim Young-Eun

http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/bbs/view.html?b_bbs_id=10168&pn=1&num=527&pf
http://m.gukjenews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=848551

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 19:13
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十堰空中急救女直升机飞行员机长,王玲。
Shiyan Air Emergency Rescue Female Helicopter Pilot Captain Wang Ling


探访十堰直升机基地女驾驶员:颜值出众却偏偏靠技术吃饭
十堰空中急救女机长

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 20:06
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https://www.wxwenku.com/d/104532645
http://www.twoeggz.com/news/5957068.html
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2017-12-26/doc-ifypxmsr0900123.shtml

Shiyan air emergency woman captain
Wang Ling said that every rescue is a race against time, fighting death and looking at life after being saved, and the sense of mission in my heart will be even stronger.
Qin Chu Network News (Shiyan Evening News) text, map reporter Zhang Jianbo reported: "North High Speed ​​Yunyang Baisanguan section of a driver sudden cerebral infarction, request air rescue!" "Received, start immediately!" Planning routes, Report to the Air Traffic Control, Boarding Check, Calibration System ... Two pilots roared through the rescue helicopters parked at People's Hospital Health Square after a series of skilled and tense procedures.
This is the 27th morning of our city air base for emergency rescue hospital (City People's Hospital) for an aerial helicopter rescue, the pilot is a female pilot, named Wang Ling. Neat short hair, a meter seven tall, handsome face, if not dressed in flight uniforms, sitting in the driver's seat, who will not be the beauty and the pilot linked.
Before starting the aircraft, the crew should check the instrument of the aircraft. As the captain, not only should they be brave, they should also be careful.
Wang Ling, a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, is 32 years old and has studied underwear at university. These seem to be incompatible with the word "pilot." "Since childhood, I especially yearning for the blue sky, especially admiration of military personnel, especially the" rushed to the sky, "I feel very handsome pilots." Wang Ling said that the bones of the entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to do the idea of ​​a female pilot. By chance, she saw Shanghai Jinhui navigation recruitment of flight trainee information, will no longer sit still.
Wang Ling introduced: "Because it was at their own expense to learn to fly, at the time, people around feel incredible, that I have a good job, and are 25 years old, but also the family, but also toss what? But I do not want that Calm down, determined to challenge myself. "So, she signed up and through physical examination, to join the pilots students ranks.
Each takeoff and landing are required ground, air cooperation, in order to ensure flight safety.
In China, helicopter female pilots are extremely rare. According to incomplete statistics, the number of female pilots is less than 5% of male pilots. In this area almost dominated by men, Wang Ling overcame the unimaginable difficulties of ordinary people. Physical, strength, skill training, as well as mechanical, aerodynamics and other theoretical studies, both strength and subject, are the same as male students, there is no specialization.
After several months of theoretical study, Wang Ling boarded the plane for the first time and conducted real-flight training under the guidance of faculty members. "The first solo flight, without instructor guidance, completed the take-off and landing alone, and I was so excited that I did not fall asleep one night." From the first flight to the blue sky, every point in the cockpit harvested, accumulated, She is pleased that this year is already the 7th year Wang Ling has been in contact with the aircraft for a safe flight of 700 hours.
Check the plane, do a good job before take-off, regardless of the day has not received attendance, this is a daily must do.
At the beginning of 2016, Wang Ling passed the test to win the captain. To become a captain, of course, the responsibility is also heavier, the captain to be responsible for flying on duty, the helicopter is also equipped with a copilot, the flight, the two need to work closely together in order to ensure flight safety. "This process is not easy, a lot of male captain of the female captain or admire the strong execution, strong decision-making ability, mental endurance, these are the captain's essential requirements for the girls, able to Become a captain, undergo more training than the captain, pay more. "Wang Ling said.
During backup, Wang Ling and colleagues studied the topography of Shiyan together.
In addition to flying technology, pilots also need to know astronomy and geography. After being dispatched to Shiyan this year by units, Wang Ling and crew had time to study the maps, including the layout of expressways around Shiyan and tunnels, mountains and high-voltage lines. "Received a rescue mission, the captain of the mind to immediately jump out of position, confirm the location, emergency assistance tight on the tight time."
Since the beginning of this year, Wang Ling and its crew successfully transplanted many cerebral infarcts, myocardial infarction and aortic dissection patients from Zhushan, Yunxi and Yunyang areas.
Wang Ling said frankly: "With the establishment of Shiyan air rescue collaboration mechanism, a 'ground-air combination of multi-linkage' of the three-dimensional rescue network began weaving in Shiyan, Shiyan air emergency is gradually becoming the norm, air 120 intervention will make the mountains First aid even more powerful, but also to bring real people to help.
Original: http://www.10yan.com/2017/1228/511585.shtml
十堰空中急救女机长
王玲说每一次救援都是与时间赛跑,与死神抗争,看着一个个被挽救的生命,心里的使命感也会更强烈。
秦楚网讯(十堰晚报)文、图 记者 张建波报道:“呼北高速郧阳区白桑关段一驾驶员突发脑梗,请求空中救援!”“收到,立即出发!”规划航线、向航管报告、登机检查、校准系统……两名飞行员通过一系列娴熟、紧张的流程之后,停放在人民医院健康广场的空中救援直升飞机呼啸而去。
这是27日上午我市空中急救基地医院(市人民医院)进行的一场空中直升机救援,执机机长是一名女飞行员,名叫王玲。 利落的短发,一米七几的身高,俊俏的脸庞,如果不是身着飞行制服,坐在驾驶位上,谁也不会将这位美女和飞行员联系在一起。
起动飞机前,机组人员要检查飞机的仪表,作为机长不仅要胆大,还要心细。
王玲是浙江宁波人,今年32岁,大学学的是服装设计,这些似乎和“飞行员”三个字都沾不上边。“从小就特别向往蓝天,特别崇拜军人,尤其是看了《冲上云霄》,感觉飞行员特别帅。”王玲说,骨子里的进取心让她萌生了做女飞行员的想法。一次偶然的机会,她看到上海金汇通航的招聘飞行学员信息,就再也坐不住了。
王玲介绍:“由于是自费学习飞行,当时,周围的人都觉得不可思议,说我已经有不错的工作了,而且都25岁了,也该成家了,还折腾什么呢?可我不想就这样平平淡淡过下去,决心挑战一下自己。”于是,她报名并通过体检,加入到飞行员学员行列。
每一次起降都需要地面、空中协合配合,才能保证飞行的安全。
在中国,直升机女飞行员算是凤毛麟角。据不完全统计,女飞行员人数不及男飞行员的5%。在这个几乎被男性垄断的领域,王玲克服了常人难以想象的困难。体能、力量、技能训练,还有机械、空气动力学等理论学习,无论是强度还是科目,都和男学员一样,没有特殊化。
经过几个月的理论学习,王玲首次登上飞机,进行实飞训练,在教员的指导下操作。“首次单飞,没有教员指导,独自一人完成起飞降落,我激动得一晚上没睡着觉。”从第一次飞上蓝天开始,在驾驶舱里的每一点收获、积累、成长,都让她感到高兴,今年,已经是王玲接触飞机的第7个年头了,安全飞行700个小时。
检查飞机、做好起飞前的准备,不管当天有没有接到出勤任务,这是每天必须做的事情。
2016年初,王玲经过考核荣升机长。成为机长,责任当然也更重了,机长要对当班飞行活动负责,直升机还配有一位副驾驶,飞行途中,两人需要紧密配合,才能保证飞行的安全。“这过程挺不容易,很多男机长对女机长还是很佩服的。执行力强、决策力强、心理承受力强,这些都是机长的必备要求。对女孩子来说,能够成为机长,经受的磨炼比男机长更多,付出也更多。”王玲说。
备勤期间,王玲和同事们在一起研究十堰的地形。
除了飞行技术,飞行员还要上知天文下知地理。今年被单位调派到十堰以后,王玲和机组人员一有时间就研究地图,包括十堰周边高速公路布局以及隧道、高山、高压线等。“接到救援任务,机长脑海里要马上跳出方位,确认位置,紧急救援紧就紧在时间上。”
今年以来,王玲和其机组人员成功从竹山、郧西、郧阳区等地空中转运救治多名脑梗、心梗、主动脉夹层重症病人。
王玲坦言:“随着十堰空中救援协作机制的建立,一张‘地空结合、多方联动’的立体救援网络在十堰开始编织,十堰空中急救正在逐渐成为常态,空中120的介入,会让山区急救如虎添翼,也能给老百姓带来实实在在的帮助。”

Visiting Shiyan helicopter base female driver: Yan value superior but just rely on technology to eat
Shiyan Guang Telecommunications (Reporter Jiang Wei Figure / Jiang Yimin) 32 years old, flying helicopters for 7 years, safe flight 700 hours, involved in many air rescue work, successfully robbed the wounded and critically ill patients in many cases. Paste these labels is a female pilot, Wang Ling.
In China, helicopter female pilots are rare, accounting for only 5% of male pilots. As a female captain, what mentality does she have? What is the origin of her and Shiyan? With these questions, our reporter carried this morning to Wang Ling Interview.
Mountain rescue high difficulty, courage is the key
City People's Hospital out-patient building before the orange helicopter, Captain Wang Ling is carrying out daily routine backup inspection. 175's height, a pilot uniform, neat short hair, plus a sunglasses. A little pear-edged smile, live off a chivalrous tenderness. So handsome! This is Wang Ling's first impression to many people.
In 3000 meters altitude, Wang Ling no time to care about this. Safe landing, successfully completed the task of transporting sick and wounded, so she no time to distraction.
On November 20, 2017, Wenxing Village, Anji Township, Yunxi County, Hu Qingshu, a 62-year-old farmer, had a sudden heart attack and was in urgent need of transfer because of a serious illness. Shiyan 120 immediately dispatched Jinhui navigation helicopters, starting from the base city People's Hospital, on-duty captain Wang Ling described the day's rescue situation.
"Fog Ridge Village name sounds very misty feeling, from the air to see, it is indeed the case, the high mountain forest dense fog in winter, visibility is not high. Plus is a temporary task, there is no time for the place Pre-investigation, landing point choice encountered problems. "Wang Ling introduction, the village's terrain is like a pit surrounded by mountains, the plane landed safely, we must find an open space.
"In this case, the captain should stand up, down and down, where to drop, must be made in a very short period of time." After careful view, with many years of experience, Wang Ling overcoming poor visibility Of the difficulties, eventually found a small playground in the village as a landing point, and controlled a smooth landing of helicopters, the wounded were transported in time, turning the corner.
This is not the first time she experienced this moment of life and death, both to ensure efficient and rapid, but also to ensure safe sailing, the formation of the captain is not easy.
Give up design work, study flight at their own expense
32-year-old Wang Ling, Ningbo, University is a fashion design, after graduation also engaged in clothing-related work, these and "pilots" do not touch the words. "My perception of the pilots comes from movies, TV series, like" Rush to the Sky. "We read the design, are particularly interested in new things and I just want to challenge myself." Wang Ling said the bones Enterprising motivates her to think of being a female pilot.
By chance, she saw the Shanghai Jinhui navigation recruitment flight trainee information, could not sit still. Wang Ling introduced: "Because it was at their own expense to learn to fly, at the time, people around feel incredible, that I have a good job, and are 25 years old, but also the family, but also toss what? But I do not want that Go safely down and want to go out and break in. "
In 2011, as one of the first eight helicopter flight pilots in the second phase of Shanghai Jinhui Navigation, she joined the flying family. "Girls are not sensitive to mechanics, they are generally slow to get started, especially some stress subjects, and they have a great test on the body." To this end, she insists on exercising every day and improves her performance through running and jumping exercises. After passing the medical examination, after several months of theoretical study, then March 22, Wang Ling officially boarded the plane for real training. "Girls are really timid to be smaller, but this can not be a reason behind the boys, boys can accomplish, I have to do." With this tenacity, Wang Ling successfully completed from the "guide fly" to "solo" And on June 1, 2011, she took part in the flight practice exam and oral examination organized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Two days later, she successfully got the certificate of completion and also spoke as a representative of a flight student.
This year, Wang Ling has been the seventh year of contact with the aircraft. She said it is still quite risky to see pilots flying in the movies, but operating helicopters is relatively safe. Because civil aircraft need a fixed runway, a certain length can be landed, while the helicopter's flexibility is relatively large, as long as the site meets the conditions of landing, can operate. In addition, helicopter activities in the low-altitude area, that is, a few hundred meters from the ground to two or three kilometers distance, as long as the visibility, cloud base high standards, can fly.
Rob the patient pressure, in close cooperation to be efficient
At the beginning of 2016, Wang Ling reached the standard of carrying out 500 hours of flying. After her assessment, she was promoted to captain. The captain is the head of a helicopter and is responsible for flying on duty. Helicopter also has a copilot, the flight, the two need to work closely together in order to ensure flight safety. In addition, in the process of transporting the wounded, emergency response capabilities of medical personnel are also very important. To control the wounded and sick should not cause unnecessary interference to the flight.
"At that time, the patients who were transported by Shenwu Ridge were in a particularly bad condition when they first got on board the aircraft. We clearly felt that he was very uncomfortable in the front row. To be honest, in that case, we were very cautious. Our medical service in Shiyan The staff was good and soon the patient was restored to calm. "Eventually, the helicopter took only 20 minutes to get to the downtown hospital, and the road transport required nearly two hours.
Wang Ling said frankly: "With the development of society, air emergency is gradually becoming the norm .As a prefecture-level city, especially a mountainous city in central China, Shiyan 120 emergency system has entered the village into the village, the intervention of the air will make the mountain first aid Even more powerful, but also to bring real help to the people. "
Stay on call, only for mission
In 2017, Wang Ling was the busiest year for her work. She often traveled to and fro many cities to fly missions to more than half of China. In one year, the flight time is over 200 hours. As of the end of December, her safe flight time accumulated to 700 hours. In the second half of this year, with the founding of Shiyan Base, Captain Wang Ling repeatedly prepares his back in Shiyan base and travels back and forth to Shanghai, Wuhan and Yichang. Shiyan landscape, humanities have left her a deep impression.
"I regret to now have no chance to take a look at Wudang Mountain, because standby state, you do not know what time will have the task, is determined not to leave .Daytime did not fly the aircraft, except the office, downtime Ping, gym, where have not been. Even eating is in the vicinity of the hospital to solve, that is a bit salty. "
Captain Wang Ling daily work flow roughly like this: 8:00 am ready to attendance, to the hospital, to see the weather conditions in the end is not suitable for the voyage, the aircraft will be prepared in advance; check the aircraft, do a good job before take-off Preparation; After the co-pilot into the cabin to do the preparatory work, check the instrument. "It is a must-do day regardless of whether or not attendance is given on that day. It takes one or two hours a day to check the plane. After we have done a good job in this area, we can start at any time if there is a sudden rescue mission. Otherwise it will directly affect the patient's life safety. "Wang Ling said that at present, this type of aircraft can only travel during the day, her working condition will remain until half an hour before sunset.
After get off work, take off the uniforms of Wang Ling and other girls is no different, she will pick up the magazine to study the old line, take a look at the latest trendy clothing, or shopping, watching movies.
In the eyes of friends, we all feel her job is "tall", Wang Ling will always find opportunities to popularize general aviation knowledge with friends.
She told reporters: "Do not feel that helicopter rescue is far away from us. We hope that through our efforts, more people will know us and accept helicopter rescue and finally help those in need."
Original :http://www.10yan.com/2017/1225/510893.shtml
十堰广电讯(记者 蒋巍 图/姜益民)32岁,飞直升机7年,安全飞行700小时,参与多次空中救援工作,成功抢运伤员和危重病人多例。贴上这些标签的是一位女飞行员,王玲。
在中国,直升机女飞行员凤毛麟角,人数仅占男飞行员的5%。女性在成为飞行员之前,要经历什么磨练?作为女机长,她又有什么心路历程?她和十堰,又有着什么样的渊源?带着这些疑问,本台记者今天上午对王玲进行了专访。
山区救援难度高,胆大心细是关键
市人民医院门诊大楼橘红色直升机前,机长王玲正在进行日常的备勤检查。175的身高,一身飞行员制服,干净利落的短发,再加上一幅太阳眼镜。带点梨涡浅笑,活脱脱一个侠骨柔情。好帅啊!这是王玲给很多人的第一印象。
而在3000米的高空,王玲可没工夫关心这个。平安起降,顺利完成接送伤病员任务,让她无暇分心。
2017年11月20日,郧西县安家乡神雾岭村,62岁老农胡庆树突发心梗,因病情严重急需转院。十堰120立即调度金汇通航直升机,从基地市人民医院出发,当班机长王玲这样描述当天的救援情况。
“神雾岭村名字听起来就很飘渺的感觉,从空中看,也确实是这样,山高林密,冬天的雾气很重,能见度不高。加上是临时任务,也没有时间对该地点进行前期勘察,在起降点的选择上遇到了麻烦。”王玲介绍,村庄的地形就像一个坑,四周被高山包围,要让飞机安全降落,必须找到一个开阔的场地。
“遇到这种情况,机长就要站出来,降与不降,降在哪儿,都要在极短的时间内作出决策。”经过细致的查看,凭借多年的经验,王玲克服能见度差的困难,最终找到了村小的操场作为降落点,并操控直升机平稳着陆,伤员得以及时转运,转危为安。
这已经不是她第一次经历这种生死时刻,既要保证高效快速,又要确保航行安全,女机长的炼成绝非易事。
放弃设计工作,自费学习飞行
32岁的王玲,宁波人,大学学的是服装设计,毕业后也曾从事与服装相关的工作,这些和“飞行员”三个字都沾不上边。“我对飞行员的认知都来自于电影、电视剧,像《冲上云霄》之类的。我们读设计的,对新鲜事物特别感兴趣。我就想挑战一下自己。”王玲说,骨子里的进取心让她萌生了做女飞行员的想法。
一次偶然的机会,她看到上海金汇通航招聘飞行学员的信息,就坐不住了。王玲介绍:“由于是自费学习飞行,当时,周围的人都觉得不可思议,说我已经有不错的工作了,而且都25岁了,也该成家了,还折腾什么呢?可我不想就这样安安稳稳地过下去,想出去闯一闯。”
2011年,作为上海金汇通航第二期第一批8名直升机飞行学员中的一员,她加入了飞行大家庭。“女生对机械的敏感度不高,上手普遍慢,尤其是一些应激科目,对身体的考验很大。”为此,她每天坚持健身,通过跑步,跳操来提升体能。体检合格后,经过几个月的理论学习,当年3月22日,王玲正式登上飞机,进行实飞训练。“女生确实胆子要小一些,但这不能成为落后于男生的理由,男生能够完成的,我也必须做到。”靠着这份韧劲,王玲顺利完成从”指导飞“到”单飞“的过程,并在2011年6月1日,参加了中国民用航空局组织的飞行实践考试和口试,两天后,她顺利拿到了结业证书,还作为飞行学员代表讲话。
今年,已经是王玲接触飞机的第7个年头了。她说,电影里看到飞行员执行飞行任务,还是有蛮高风险的,但是操作直升机相对来说比较安全。因为民航飞机需要固定的跑道、一定的长度才可以降落,而直升机的灵活性相对来说比较大,只要场地符合降落的条件,都能操作。另外,直升机活动的区域在中低空,也就是离地面几百米到两三千米的距离,只要符合能见度、云底高的标准,都可以飞行。
抢运病人压力大,紧密配合才能高效
2016年初,王玲达到了执飞500个小时的标准,经过考核,她荣升机长。机长是一架直升机的负责人,要对当班飞行活动负责。直升机还配有一位副驾驶,飞行途中,两人需要紧密配合,才能保证飞行的安全。此外,在转运伤员过程中,医务人员的应急处理能力也很重要,要控制好伤病员,不能给飞行带来不必要的干扰。
“神雾岭当时转运的病人,刚开始送上飞机的时候,情况也特别不好,我们在前排能明显的感受到他很难受,说实话那种情况下也很心焦。我们十堰的医务人员很不错,很快就让病人恢复了平静。”最终,直升机来回只用了二十分钟,就将病人送到市区医院,而公路运送需要近两个小时。
王玲坦言:“随着社会的发展,空中急救正在逐渐成为常态。作为一个地级市,尤其是一个中部的山区城市,十堰120急救体系已经进乡入村,空中120的介入,会让山区急救如虎添翼,也能给老百姓带来实实在在的帮助。”
随时待命,只为达成使命
2017年,是王玲最为繁忙的一年,因为工作需要,她经常往返多个城市,执行飞行任务,足迹遍布大半个中国。一年里,飞行时间超过200小时。截止到12月底,她的安全飞行时间累计达到700小时。今年下半年,随着十堰基地的成立,王玲机长也多次在十堰基地备勤,来回奔波在上海、武汉、宜昌等地。十堰的山水、人文都给她留下了深刻的印象。
”很遗憾到现在还没有机会去武当山看一看,因为备勤状态下,你也不知道哪个时间会有任务,是坚决不能擅离职守的。白天没开飞机的时间,除了办公室,停机坪,健身房,哪儿都没去过。连吃饭都是在医院附近解决的,就是有点咸。“
王玲机长每天的工作流程大致是这样的:早上8点开始备勤,到医院后,看天气状况到底适不适合出航,机务也会提前做好准备工作;检查飞机、做好起飞前的准备;之后和副驾驶进机舱做准备工作,检查仪表。“不管当天有没有接到出勤任务,这是每天必须做的事情。检查飞机每天要花一到两个小时,把这块工作做好后,万一有突发救援任务,我们可以随时出发,不然会直接影响病人的生命安全。”王玲说,目前这个型号的飞机只能昼间出行,她的工作状态会一直保持到日落前半小时。
下班后,脱下制服的王玲和其他女孩子没什么不一样,她会拿起杂志研究老本行,看看最新的潮流服装,或者逛街、看电影。
在朋友眼里,大家都感觉她的职业很“高大上”,王玲也总会找机会跟朋友普及通用航空的知识。
她对记者说:“大家不要觉得直升机救援离自己很遥远,希望能通过我们的努力,让更多的人认识我们,接受直升机救援这种新事物,最后能够帮助到需要帮助的人们”。

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2018, 18:05
by femalepilot
Indian Air Force Women Fighter Pilots on Republic Day 2018
प्रजासत्ताक दिन 2018: राजपथावरील परेड
https://twitter.com/oldschoolmonk
https://www.facebook.com/pudharionline/posts/1703582562996984

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2018, 09:41
by zaltys
femalepilot wrote:Czech Air Force First and Only Female Fighter Pilot Kateřina Hlavsová Flying Aero L-39 and L-159 Alca :

Lákají mě nadzvukové stroje, tvrdí půvabná pilotka stíhaček (22. dubna 2009)
Kluci touží být popelářem, hrát fotbal, lítat se stíhačkou... Jenže co když po tom zatouží i holka? Poručice Kateřina Hlavsová je první ženou v naší armádě, která bude s největší pravděpodobností za pár let pilotkou nadzvukového gripenu.
Entire article: https://video.idnes.cz/?idvideo=V090408_192051_ona_ony_nep
I am tempted by supersonic machines, says the charming pilot of fighters: The boys want to be a garbage collector, play football, fly a fighter ... But what if the girl wants it? Katerina Hlavsová is the first woman in our army, most likely in a few years, a supersonic gripen pilot.



I know her, she is really nice person and delight to speak to.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2018, 18:46
by femalepilot
zaltys wrote:
femalepilot wrote:Czech Air Force First and Only Female Fighter Pilot Kateřina Hlavsová Flying Aero L-39 and L-159 Alca :

Lákají mě nadzvukové stroje, tvrdí půvabná pilotka stíhaček (22. dubna 2009)
Kluci touží být popelářem, hrát fotbal, lítat se stíhačkou... Jenže co když po tom zatouží i holka? Poručice Kateřina Hlavsová je první ženou v naší armádě, která bude s největší pravděpodobností za pár let pilotkou nadzvukového gripenu.
Entire article: https://video.idnes.cz/?idvideo=V090408_192051_ona_ony_nep
I am tempted by supersonic machines, says the charming pilot of fighters: The boys want to be a garbage collector, play football, fly a fighter ... But what if the girl wants it? Katerina Hlavsová is the first woman in our army, most likely in a few years, a supersonic gripen pilot.



I know her, she is really nice person and delight to speak to.


Could you share us any new information, news, photo or video from her ,please?
Is she still flying L-159 light attack aircraft? and Don't turn to fly JAS 39 Gripen?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2018, 18:58
by femalepilot
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/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Jan 2018, 19:21
by femalepilot
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/

http://www.facebook.com/NilofarRahmaniOfficial/photos/
http://www.facebook.com/SportAviationExpo/photos/a.10150557545946826.424327.174729276825/10155884523701826
http://www.facebook.com/FLHeartland99/photos/p.2047055052245665/2047055052245665/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 18:59
by femalepilot
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/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 06 Feb 2018, 01:12
by femalepilot
Margot Duhalde, Chile's first female fighter pilot and a WWII vet, has died on 5 February 2018 at the age of 97.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42954634
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/chile-s-first-female-fighter-pilot--a-wwii-vet--dies-at-97-9931296
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.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Feb 2018, 00:47
by femalepilot
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。
https://twitter.com/hosnon211/statuses/954624707881459712
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1814658755270719&set=pcb.1814657981937463
http://k.sina.cn/article_6407421151_17de97cdf001002fw5.html?cre=tianyi&mod=wpage&loc=9&r=32&doct=0&rfunc=0&tj=none&tr=32

Anyone know more news about her?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 Feb 2018, 07:05
by neptune
https://www.military.com/air-force/air- ... ables.html


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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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 Feb 2018, 17:31
by femalepilot
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
http://www.instagram.com/p/Be4OrErBFw0/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 12 Feb 2018, 23:14
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-16 Fighter Pilot Capt Sara Ferrero checks over the maintenance log prior to launching for a Green Flag sortie
https://atthemerge.com/1130/pilot-shortage-story-time/
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.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Feb 2018, 01:17
by popcorn
https://www.rappler.com/nation/195836-f ... ip-program

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.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 02:58
by femalepilot
USAF Female F-16 Fighter Pilot Capt Sara Ferrero strapped into cockpit of her fighting falcon aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
http://www.instagram.com/p/BUa6DH3A7pi/

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Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 17:27
by femalepilot
A Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot Entering Cockpit of her JF-17 Thunder aircraft
https://world-defense.com/media/paf-flying-off-1st-lt-jft-cockpit-png.84/

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Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2018, 10:43
by femalepilot
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.
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/standard-template-biography-snowbirds.page?doc=captain-sarah-dallaire/ivdi3xgx
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/24_heures/2015-2016/chronique.asp?idChronique=393647
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/24_heures/2015-2016/archives.asp?date=2015-12-30
http://www.facebook.com/iciradiocanadap ... 3477456649

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 postPosted: 24 Feb 2018, 00:05
by femalepilot
Avani Chaturvedi, 24, becomes India’s first woman to fly a fighter jet solo

https://www.vogue.in/content/avani-chaturvedi-24-becomes-indias-first-woman-fly-fighter-jet-solo/

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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Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2018, 01:46
by femalepilot
First officer Dulce Nowell, Guatemala Beechcraft King Air 250 Female pilot
http://www.instagram.com/p/Bfr21IcnD8F/

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Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2018, 02:38
by femalepilot
Kazakhstan’s first and only Female military pilot Lt. Ardana Botay fly L-39 war jet for the first time in the history of the Kazakhstan Air Force on Tuesday 07 March 2018
Казахстана женщина истребителем Л-39 летчик лейтенант Ардана Ботай


Kazakhstan’s first woman war pilot lives her dreams
https://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/kazakhstan-s-first-woman-war-pilot-lives-her-dreams/1081118
Woman who pilots a war jet in Kazakhstan
https://akipress.com/news:603299/
Женщина-военнослужащая Казахстана управляет истребителем
http://www.inform.kz/ru/pervaya-zhenschina-voennosluzhaschaya-kazahstana-upravlyaet-istrebitelem_a3175544

AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan’s first and only woman war pilot Ardana Botay said on Tuesday her childhood dreams have come true."I remember me and my dad were flying to Almaty in a passenger plane when I was a child. Then I realized how important it is to have a right and quick decision-making process in a pilot's life. Pilots are guardians of the sky,” Botay told reporters.She started her aviation education at age of 16.She graduated from Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Academy and now works for Kazakhstan Air Force as a war pilot since 2010, Anodolu news agency reported.
АСТАНА. КАЗИНФОРМ - В войсковой части 53898 Военно-воздушных сил СВО ВС РК достойно проходит воинскую службу старший летчик инструктор лейтенант Ардана Ботай, передает МИА «Казинформ» со ссылкой на пресс-службу Министерства обороны РК.Ардана Ботай с детства мечтала стать военной летчицей и хотела управлять истребителем. Ее мечта сбылась. Шестнадцатилетней девушкой поступила в государственный авиационный центр, где освоила новые легкомоторные самолеты ТЛ-2000, Diamond-42 и Techam-P 2002. Высшую летную специальность получила в Академии гражданской авиации Республики Казахстан. По завершению обучения свою летную карьеру Ардана начала в январе 2010 года с должности помощника командира экипажа военно-транспортного самолета Ан-26. В настоящее время проходит воинскую службу в войсковой части 53898 г. Балхаш. «Только сейчас понимаешь, что нельзя не любить небо, в котором паришь, словно птица. Я с детства мечтала летать. Помню, как мы с папой летали в Алматы на пассажирском самолете. Тогда я впервые убедилась, что самое главное в работе пилота - это постоянный процесс принятия правильных решений и быстрое умение сориентироваться в любой ситуации, ведь летчики - защитники неба», - говорит о своем военном деле Ардана Ботай. Необходимо отметить, что в истории казахстанских Военно-воздушных Сил впервые за штурвалом самолета Л-39 летает первая женщина - военнослужащий, которая в настоящее время совершенствует свои профессиональные навыки в летной деятельности и в пилотировании.

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Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2018, 11:21
by popcorn
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-nav ... t-carrier/

Aviator vying to be Navy's first female CO of an aircraft carrier

A naval aviator is in the running to become the Navy’s first female commanding officer of an aircraft carrier in the service’s history.

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt is the executive officer of the carrier Abraham Lincoln, one of 11 aircraft carriers stationed around the world. She reported to the Lincoln in September 2016 and is the first woman in naval history to hold the title of executive officer aboard a nuclear warship.

Now Bauernschmidt is looking to make history again as the Navy’s next aircraft carrier commanding officer, the first ever female to do so.

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Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2018, 15:07
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Now THAT'S impressive!

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Unread postPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 21:42
by femalepilot
Indian Coast Guard chopper crash lands in Maharashtra, woman pilot injured

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/mar/10/indian-coast-guard-chopper-crash-lands-in-maharashtra-woman-pilot-injured-1785075.html
By PTI | Published: 10th March 2018 05:54 PM |
MUMBAI: An Indian Coast Guard helicopter on a routine patrol crash landed in Raigad district of Maharashtra this afternoon, injuring a woman pilot, the Navy said.All the four crew members of the Coast Guard in the chopper were rescued from the scene of the accident by the Navy and flown to naval hospital 'Asvini' at Mumbai, a Navy officer said, without elaborating."A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard, during a routine patrol off the coast south of Mumbai, crash landed six nautical miles north of Murud near Alibaug at 1448 hours today," the Western Naval Command said in a statement.The incident took place near Nandgaon village in Murud area."One ICG woman pilot has suffered injuries and is being treated at the naval hospital in Mumbai," it added.The officer said the Navy launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking 'C' chopper on a search and rescue mission and located the ICG helicopter.One ICG Chetak helicopter and an Air Force Mi 17 chopper were also part of the search operation, the officer said.

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Unread postPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 22:22
by femalepilot
Unfortunately Turkish private jet carrying 11 crashes in Iran on 11 Mart 2018 and all Eleven presumed dead

Hurriyet said both pilots on the plane (Challenger 604-type business jet) were women as was the crew member, meaning all those on board are female: Captain Beril Gebeş , Co-pilot Melike Kuvvet and flight attendant Eda Uslu with 8 female passengers (Mina Basaran with her friends).
Melike Kuvvet was one of the first female pilots of the Turkish Air Force, flew in the AS532 Cougar type helicopter and pilot Beril Gebes, a former Turkish Airlines pilot who previously flew with the carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-turkey-airplane/eleven-presumed-dead-after-private-turkish-plane-crashes-in-iran-idUSKCN1GN0MH
http://www.kokpit.aero/iran-dusen-ucagin-kadin-pilotlari
http://www.yenicaggazetesi.com.tr/thynin-ilk-kadin-pilotlarindan-gebes-iranda-dusen-ucaktaydi-186478h.htm
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/291153-turkish-private-jet-carrying-11-crashes-in-iranhttps://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/turkish-private-jet-carrying-11-crashes-in-iran-10034936http://www.posta.com.tr/iran-da-dusen-ucagin-pilotlari-belli-oldu-haberi-1391459
https://theworldnews.net/tr-news/iran-da-dusen-ucagin-pilotu-melike-kuvvet-turk-hava-kuvvetleri-nin-ilk-kadin-pilotlarindan-biri-cikti
http://www.yenihaberden.com/konyali-melike-kuvvet-jetin-dusmesi-sonucu-vefat-etti-432838h.htm

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Unread postPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 16:20
by optimist
From a picture above, NOW THAT''S A WET SPOT
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Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2018, 00:24
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:Unfortunately Turkish private jet carrying 11 crashes in Iran on 11 Mart 2018 and all Eleven presumed dead

Hurriyet said both pilots on the plane (Challenger 604-type business jet) were women as was the crew member, meaning all those on board are female: Captain Beril Gebeş , Co-pilot Melike Kuvvet and flight attendant Eda Uslu with 8 female passengers (Mina Basaran with her friends).
Melike Kuvvet was one of the first female pilots of the Turkish Air Force, flew in the AS532 Cougar type helicopter and pilot Beril Gebes, a former Turkish Airlines pilot who previously flew with the carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet.


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Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2018, 00:31
by femalepilot
R.I.P Pilot Melike Kuvvet's Memorial by her closest friend Prof. Elçin Yakupoğlu at the university

http://www.sayfahaber.com/haber/pilot-melike-kuvvetin-okulunda-yas-var-514759.html

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Unread postPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 03:17
by femalepilot
Captain Sarah Dallaire, Canada's second female Snowbird pilot shows cockpit of CT-114 Tutor to children at The Sky's No Limit: Girls Fly Too running

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/abbotsford-event-inspires-girls-to-work-in-aviation-1.3837881

Eight-year-old Maya, centre, sits in the cockpit of a Canadian Forces Snowbird with a friend while Captain Sarah Dallaire shows them the basics of flying. Maya sat in Captain Sarah Dallaire's seat while Canada's second female Snowbird pilot explained how she looks over her right shoulder to stay in formation with the other iconic planes. Growing up in Quebec City, Dallaire said there were no big events like Girls Fly Too. Instead, she attended all the air shows with her family. "I was always looking up," she said. "And now I can have that view looking down and it's the best in the world." This weekend, Dallaire is helping girls in Abbotsford see that they can fly with her if they choose.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1088573/attiser-passion-vol-jeunes-filles-pilotes

Captain Sarah Dallaire realizes her dream and encourages those who want to become pilots to try the adventure.
La capitaine Sarah Dallaire réalise son rêve et encourage celles qui veulent devenir pilotes à tenter l'aventure.
À 29 ans, Sarah Dallaire est capitaine et pilote pour l'escadron de démonstration aérienne, les Snowbirds. Une performance de la pilote Maryse Carmicheal, que Sarah Dallaire a vue à l'âge de 12 ans, a suffi pour lui insuffler un objectif qui deviendra réalité. « Elle était à ma sélection pour rejoindre les Snowbirds et ce moment-là était incroyable pour moi, parce que c'est vraiment le moment où j'étais avec Maryse Carmicheal, celle qui m'a inspirée et je réalisais maintenant mon rêve », partage celle qui a participé à une mission aérienne au Koweït en 2014.

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Unread postPosted: 26 Mar 2018, 19:16
by femalepilot
María Noel Martínez, Dash 8-Q400 pilot and First Woman became Captain in LC PERU Airlines

TE PRESENTAMOS A MARIA NOEL MARTÍNEZ: PRIMERA CAPITANA LC PERÚ
http://blog.lcperu.pe/tag/maria-noel-martinez/

Conoce a la mujer peruana que es capitán y piloto de un avión
https://trome.pe/familia/conoce-mujer-peruana-capitan-piloto-avion-fotos-78913

Inspired by her father and great uncle also pilots, María Noel Martínez made the dream of entering aviation a reality.
Life stories . By chance a passenger looks at the cabin of the plane that, in a few minutes, will take him to Huánuco and to his surprise who is in charge of the aircraft is the captain and pilot María Noel Martínez (32), the only woman with this position in the airline LCPerú . She is Uruguayan by birth and nationalized Peruvian. Since he decided to fly over the air, he defies stereotypes and demonstrates that he can perform this task with excellence. Fasten your belts. Here, her story.
Are you the only female pilot?
In this airline I am the only captain, but there are four first officers more.
It's an unusual job, is not it?
We are still the minority, but more and more women dare to be pilots. And it is that being it is no longer work only of men, they now decide what they like and what they do not.
How did you decide to do this work?
My dad is a pilot and since I was little I liked airplanes.
Then it comes from family ...
Yes, because my great uncle also is and hopefully when you have children also opt for this work. I have two younger brothers who say they will follow the same steps.
Where did you form?
I'm from Uruguay, but I studied in Argentina. Since my dad was flying here in Peru, we decided to stay and live in Lima.
How long have you been here?
Ten years and since 2012, flight. I am already Peruvian nationalized and all my friends are from here.
What did your father tell you when you made the decision to be a pilot?
He was glad, but my great uncle did oppose, he even offered to pay me another career as long as I left the plane.
Why?
He said it was a job for men and that he could suffer a lot. I did not want that for me.
And have you suffered any kind of discrimination?
At work, no, on the contrary I think that sometimes they treat me better. The most surprised are the passengers when they learn that the person driving the plane is a woman. There is still that belief that we drive cars badly and therefore, airplanes.
What is the greatest satisfaction you have experienced?
When I promoted to captain, they made me a very nice meeting, my dad was there.
Regarding your parent, what advice has he given you?
Never depend on anyone and be very independent.
Have you offered any professional recommendation?
I do not remember one at this time, but I always call it when I have any doubts. He is a great counselor.
Has being a pilot allowed you to know many cities?
It's relative, because sometimes I do not get off the plane, sometimes I do.
What is the place you liked the most?
Ayacucho. And regarding the climate, which site is better? Huánuco I like it a lot, it's a special place.
Have you ever been in a dangerous situation while flying?
Not until now. Day to day things like weather problems and bad weather, but for that we are prepared and trained. I'm not afraid.
Do you love to fly?
Yes, I love my job. When you like something you do not feel heavy, you have fun. So you have to come to work at dawn ... Yes, it's part of the job and one gets used to it.
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Inspirada en su padre y tío abuelo también pilotos, María Noel Martínez hizo realidad el sueño de incursionar en la aviación. Historias de vida. De casualidad un pasajero mira la cabina del avión que, en unos minutos, lo llevará hasta Huánuco y para su sorpresa quien se encuentra al mando de la aeronave es la capitán y piloto María Noel Martínez (32), la única mujer con este cargo en la aerolínea LCPerú. Ella es uruguaya de nacimiento y nacionalizada peruana. Desde que decidió sobrevolar los aires, desafía los estereotipos y demuestra que puede ejercer esta labor con excelencia. Abróchese los cinturones. Aquí, su historia.
¿Eres la única piloto mujer?
En esta aerolínea soy la única capitán, pero hay cuatro primeros oficiales más.
Es un trabajo poco común, ¿no es así?
Aún somos la minoría, pero cada vez más mujeres se atreven a ser pilotos. Y es que serlo ya no es trabajo solo de hombres, ellas ahora deciden qué les gusta y qué no.
¿Cómo decidiste realizar esta labor?
Mi papá es piloto y desde pequeña me gustaban los aviones.
Entonces viene de familia...
Sí, porque mi tío abuelo también lo es y ojalá que cuando tenga hijos también opten por esta labor. Tengo dos hermanos menores que dicen que seguirán los mismos pasos.
¿Dónde te formaste?
Soy de Uruguay, pero estudié en Argentina. Como mi papá volaba aquí en Perú, decidimos quedarnos a vivir en Lima.
¿Cuánto tiempo llevas aquí?
Diez años y desde el 2012, vuelo. Ya estoy nacionalizada peruana y todos mis amigos son de aquí.
¿Qué te dijo tu padre cuando tomaste la decisión de ser piloto?
Se alegró, pero mi tío abuelo sí se opuso, hasta se ofreció a pagarme otra carrera con tal que deje la aviación.
¿Por qué?
Él decía que era un trabajo para hombres y que podría sufrir mucho. No quería eso para mí.
¿Y has sufrido algún tipo de discriminación?
En el trabajo no, al contrario creo que a veces me tratan mejor. Los más sorprendidos son los pasajeros cuando se enteran que quien maneja el avión es una mujer. Todavía existe esa creencia de que manejamos mal los carros y por ende, los aviones.
¿Cuál es la satisfacción más grande que has vivido?
Cuando ascendí a capitán, me hicieron una reunión muy bonita, estuvo mi papá.
A propósito de tu progenitor, ¿qué consejo te ha dado?
Que nunca dependa de nadie y sea muy independiente.
¿Te ha ofrecido alguna recomendación profesional?
No recuerdo una en este momento, pero siempre lo llamo cuando me surge alguna duda. Es un gran consejero.
¿Ser piloto te ha permitido conocer muchas ciudades?
Es relativo, porque a veces no bajo del avión, otras sí.
¿Qué lugar es el qué más te ha gustado conocer?
Ayacucho.
Y respecto al clima, ¿qué sitio es mejor?
Huánuco me gusta mucho, es un lugar especial.
¿Alguna vez estuviste en una situación de peligro mientras estaba volando?
No, hasta ahora. Cosas del día a día como problemas meteorológicos y mal tiempo, pero para eso estamos preparados y entrenados. No tengo miedo.
¿Amas volar?
Sí, amo mi trabajo. Cuando algo te gusta no lo sientes pesado, te diviertes.
Así tengas que venir a trabajar en la madrugada...
Sí, es parte de la labor y una se acostumbra.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2018, 18:08
by femalepilot
Pakistan Female F-7PG Fighter pilots
پاکستانی پاک فضائیہ فائیٹر پائلٹ خاتون لڑاکا جنگجو
Paf F-7 pilot Lt. Fatima Ali Naqvi
https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9VjDKHIAT/
https://twitter.com/MB_EjectEject/status/978284095317921794
Unknown Female F-7 Pilot
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg3UUfOh_k6/

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Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2018, 20:37
by femalepilot
Pakistan Female F-7PG Fighter pilot Lt. Fatima Ali Naqvi

Lt. Fatima Ali Naqvi(nee Tariq) on 25 JANUARY 2012 (as named Flying Officer Fatima Tariq on that time's news) was ejected safely from her F-7 fighter jet while flight training alongside her instructor Wing Commander Waqar Ahmed.


She wrote on "martin-baker.com":
http://martin-baker.com/2018/03/26/fatima-ali/
“Hello team Martin-Baker, I am an ejectee of F7 aircraft Tie-Club membership number #5687.
I ejected on January 2012, due to bird hit on short finals and my engines flameout. I was unable to land out of that approach but ejected safely, even the reaction time was very less but this seat saved me.
Now 8 years have passed I am still flying as an active pilot and 100% healthy. I have 2 kids by the grace of GOD all because of the people who are putting their best to make these seats for pilots and giving them another chance to live.”
Also: https://twitter.com/MB_EjectEject/status/978284095317921794

PAF Aircraft Crashes Near Mianwali - Pilots Safe
http://www.historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20030#p137150
JANUARY 25 - According to local news channels, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft has crashed in an area called Chamra in the vicinity of Mianwali.The two pilots (an instructor and a trainee) Wing Commander Waqar Ahmed and Flying Officer Fatima Tariq ejected safely. The wreckage of the aircraft is on fire. According to a news channel, the crashed aircraft was a two-seater FT-7P jet fighter trainer. The two-seater FT-7P is trainer version of single-seater F-7 fighter interceptor. Tail section of crashed FT-7P appears to be sporting of emblem of PAF Squadron No. 19 Aircraft crashed in an open field around 10:20AM. The two pilots received minor injuries during ejection process and have been shifted to PAF base Mianwali hospital. The aircraft experienced technical problem after takeoff probably from PAF Base Mianwali.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 23:44
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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 06 Apr 2018, 00:49
by femalepilot
Meet the first women fighter jet pilots of the Indian Air Force
http://elle.in/culture/indian-air-force-three-women-fighter-jet-pilots/
http://www.facebook.com/IndianMilitaryPhotos/photos/pcb.1917201785016781/1917200818350211/
Navigating everyday India’s multiple identities is not for the faint-hearted. As we straddle the dichotomy of our culture and patriarchy, occasionally there comes a story that makes your heart soar. In 2016, the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first batch of women fighter jet pilots — Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh.It was in October 2015 that the government, spearheaded by the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, took the decision to open the fighter stream for women on an experimental basis. “The IAF has had women pilots for over 20 years — in the transport and helicopter stream. But it was time the IAF paved the way for women to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling and open up the fighter flying stream for them,” says Air Commodore LK Chawla, the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Ambala.The IAF has been at the forefront of empowering women. While they were always enrolled in the medical branch, in 1992 the IAF started the induction of women to other branches initially in Ground Duties, and later to train for flying transport aircrafts and helicopters as well.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2018, 23:52
by femalepilot
US Navy VFA-211 Female F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter pilot
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgsBpWVlYYv/
"Gearing Up" U.S. Navy flight crew (Pilot and Weapons Systems Operator) of an F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron VFA-211 "Fighting Checkmates" from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, don their G-Suits and Helmets while on top of the aircraft before climbing into the cockpit and departing PDX.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2018, 23:30
by femalepilot
Jessica Megan Anderssen ,Opearation Manager and Tour Helicopter pilot
at South Africa's Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape's Helicopter Pilot Training centre
http://www.instagram.com/p/Bdo3MVoh3FV/
http://www.instagram.com/p/BdxYth3lSp8/
http://www.instagram.com/p/BeCtKSdHx3b/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2018, 01:42
by femalepilot
Pretty lady pilot at the control of her helicopter
http://www.instagram.com/p/Bhj03-YFCyi/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Apr 2018, 20:27
by sprstdlyscottsmn
What makes this one a "Pretty lady pilot"? Most your posts are very matter of fact and this one seems a bit personal.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2018, 05:23
by popcorn
Tammie Jo Shults, Southwest 1380 pilot. :salute: :notworthy:

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Apr 2018, 05:41
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Bravo Zulu Tammie Jo! :notworthy: :notworthy: :thumb: :thanks: :salute:

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 20 Apr 2018, 23:18
by femalepilot
USN Female F-18 pilot
War missions in Afghan skies: 7 months of exemplary cooperation between France and the USA.
https://www.gettyimages.ie/license/948134710
USAF Female F-16 pilot
SKOREA-US-MILITARY-EXERCISE
https://www.gettyimages.ie/license/670508488
Both unknown female fighter pilots...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2018, 00:25
by femalepilot
Казахстана женщина истребителем Л-39 летчик лейтенант Ардана Ботай
Kazakhstan’s first and only Female military pilot Lieutenant Ardana Botay made her first solo flight in the L-39 combat training aircraft and become the country’s first woman fighter pilot.

Самостоятельный полет совершила первая женщина-летчик Военно-воздушных сил Казахстана Ардана Ботай, сообщила пресс-служба министерства обороны РК.«На базе войсковой части 53898 Военно-воздушных сил СВО ВС РК старший летчик инструктор лейтенант А. Ботай совершила свой первый самостоятельный вылет на учебно-боевом самолете Л-39», - говорится в сообщении, распространенном в субботу.«Первое, что мы стремимся привить молодому летному составу, - это ответственность, терпение и способность самостоятельно принимать верные решения. Летчик должен быть уверенным в своих силах, и сегодня лейтенант Ботай с этой задачей справилась», - отметил командир эскадрильи майор Самат Мукаев, готовивший летчицу к самостоятельному вылету.Как пояснили в минобороны, самостоятельный полет – «один из важных этапов в карьере каждого летчика».

First Kazakhstan Air Force woman pilot to solo on L-39
Самостоятельный полет совершила первая женщина-летчик Военно-воздушных сил Казахстана
http://alert5.com/2018/04/18/first-kazakhstan-air-force-woman-pilot-to-solo-on-l-39/
Первая женщина - летчик ВС Казахстана совершила самостоятельный полет
https://tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/pervaya-jenschina-letchik-vs-kazahstana-sovershila-342078/
В ВВС Казахстана появилась первая женщина-летчик
https://topwar.ru/140086-v-vvs-kazahstana-poyavilas-pervaya-zhenschina-letchik.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2018, 18:19
by femalepilot
Unknown Female A-10 fighter pilot
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot greets a crew member after taxiing during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)
TUCSON, AZ, UNITED STATES
02.13.2018
Photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4142505/d-m-executes-cactus-flag-18-02-readiness-exercise
http://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Photos/igphoto/2001878147/

Anyone know her name?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 20:22
by femalepilot
femalepilot wrote:Unknown Female A-10 fighter pilot
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot greets a crew member after taxiing during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)
TUCSON, AZ, UNITED STATES
02.13.2018
Photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4142505/d-m-executes-cactus-flag-18-02-readiness-exercise
http://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Photos/igphoto/2001878147/

Anyone know her name?


I found two other images of her but steal don't know anything about this A-10 lady fighter pilot...

ROK,US train to fight at Buddy Wing 15-8
By Airman 1st Class Dillian Bamman, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published December 20, 2015
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2344206/gift-exchange
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/185369/rokus-train-fight-buddy-wing-15-8
http://www.osan.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/640033/rokus-train-to-fight-at-buddy-wing-15-8/
Buddy Wing 16-2 takes flight over Osan skies
By Senior Airman Kristin High, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published February 25, 2016
http://www.pacaf.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/683792/buddy-wing-16-2-takes-flight-over-osan-skies/
http://www.osan.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/672795/buddy-wing-16-2-takes-flight-over-osan-skies/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 20:48
by femalepilot
Unknown German Female Tornado Flight Crew in ILA Berlin Airshow 2018
It's written on her flight suit: "Franzi Straun Tornado wartungs und waffenstaffel"
I don't know she is pilot or weapon system officer...
and the last image is an Eurocopter Tiger Attack helicopter Female Flight Crew
https://www.ila-berlin.de/en/media/images?field_press_media_category_target_id=282

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Apr 2018, 20:45
by femalepilot
Czech Air Force First and Only Female Fighter Pilot Kateřina Hlavsová Flying Aero L-39 and L-159 Alca :

Kateřina Hlavsová, vojenská pilotka
https://www.dama.cz/clanek/zeny-v-uniforme-proc-se-rozhodly-pro-muzskou-profesi-a-jak-je-bere-okoli
Blondýna s pronikavě modrýma očima Kateřina Hlavsová je jedinou pilotkou vojenských proudových letounů neboli stíhaček v Česku. Dříve létala na stroji L-39ZA, což je bojová verze proudového albatrosu, která může nést kanon, bomby a rakety, dnes pilotuje letoun letoun L-159 Alca. Jestli se v Česku někdy dočkáme pilotky gripenu, bude to s největší pravděpodobností právě Kateřina. Cesta na gripen je každopádně dlouhá a náročná a Kateřininy šance bohužel snižuje i velikost české armády a počet těchto strojů. „Počet pilotů gripenů je pevně daný. Když někdo vypadne, náhradníků, kteří splňují náročná kritéria a mohou začít létat okamžitě, tedy aby plnili úkol ochrany vzdušného prostoru České republiky, je hned několik,“ říká. Navíc Kateřina je žena, kterou jednou možná čekají mateřské povinnosti a ty se s tímto typem létání kombinují - jak vlastně? „Sama nevím. Jsem první žena v české armádě na této pozici. Takže pokud tato situace někdy nastane, uvidí se, co mě čeká,“ odmítá plánovat. Jako malá od dětství sportovala. Nejprve hrála hokej, potom jí učarovala letadla. „Miluji pohledy z výšky. Když třeba dole na zemi prší, stačí vystoupat pár stovek metrů a už jste nad mraky, kde pálí slunce, je modro a můžete se kochat. Já jsem typický kochař, i když v Alce na to teď moc času nemám,“ směje se. čkoli letadlo L-159 Alca existuje ve dvou verzích, jednomístné a dvojmístné, Kateřina létá nejčastěji sama. Dvoumístné verze slouží dnes spíš pro trénink s instruktorem. Každého laika, který slyší slova vojenský pilot a s armádou nemá nejmenší zkušenosti, nejspíš napadne, co Kateřina vlastně celé dny dělá, když v Česku vládne mír a zahraničních operací se čeští piloti zatím neúčastní. „V každé zemi v době míru se vojáci musejí připravovat a v letectví to platí dvojnásobně,“ říká. Její pracovní týden sestává z pěti dnů, přičemž pondělí a pátek je věnován pozemní přípravě, úterý, středa a čtvrtek jsou letové dny. „Dva dny, kdy se nelétá, můžeme využít třeba na trénování fyzické kondice. Máme k dispozici tělocvičnu, kterou můžeme využít, chodíme běhat,“ popisuje. Od úterka do čtvrtka od sedmi do sedmi absolvuje Kateřina obvykle dva lety denně, v rámci nichž musí splnit nejrůznější úkoly - od navigačních až po bojové, jako jsou údery na pozemní cíle, vzdušná podpora nebo manévrovací vzdušné boje. Měla by křehká blondýna morální problém udeřit na reálné cíle v rámci válečné operace? „Můžu jen spekulovat, nikdy jsem v žádné takové nebyla. Pro vojáky jde primárně o splnění úkolu, emocionální souvislosti jim často docházejí až potom. Vím, že v současných válečných operacích se municí spíš šetří, mimo jiné z důvodu ochrany civilního obyvatelstva. Někdy tak stačí jen průlet nad územím nepřítele, aby se na čas stáhnul,“ dodává. Před dvěma lety byla vyslána na čtyři měsíce do Afghánistánu. Pracovala na postu operačního důstojníka jako podpora vrtulníkové jednotky. To zahrnovalo plánování a zabezpečení letů, do vzduchu se tam ale nepodívala. Co se přípravy na základně v Čáslavi týká, jeden let trvá asi hodinu. Vojenští piloti musí dodržovat správnou životosprávu, nařízený je dostatek spánku i nenadýmavá strava. „Máme tady na základně jídelnu, kde pro nás jídlo upravují, abychom nejedli moc mastné, kořeněné recepty a jídla, která by mohla způsobit žaludeční potíže. Předchází se tím kolapsům ve vzduchu.“ Ptám se Kateřiny na mýty, které kolují ohledně vojenských pilotů. „Že nesmíme mít žádné plomby,“ směje se.„Protože když jsou špatně udělané, jsou v nich vzduchové bubliny a máme s tím údajně při změně tlaku problémy. Nevím, nezažila jsem to.“ A zřejmě ani nezažije, protože Kateřinina maminka je zubařka. Co mnoho lidí neví a co mýtus není, je že piloti musejí splňovat určitý výškový limit.„Nejde každopádně o výšku jako takovou, ale o výšku sedu, která je rozhodující pro bezpečnost. Pokud by v letadle selhal systém katapultáže, tedy odhození překrytu, a pilot by se musel vystřelit skrze něj, záhlavník na pilotově sedačce by ho měl ochránit před zlomeným vazem. To ale jenom za předpokladu, že je hlava pilota pod úrovní záhlavníku. “Ačkoli je Kateřina Hlavsová vůbec první pilotka v české armádě, kolegové ji prý berou normálně. „Na zemi se chovají jako gentlemani, třeba mi podrží dveře, což mě potěší. Ve vzduchu rozdíly neděláme, tam jsme si všichni rovni,“ říká. Nemá pocit, že by měla mezi muži nějakou nevýhodu, a ani si nestěžuje, že by musela dřít víc než oni.
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Translated to English:
Kateřina Hlavsová, military pilot
Blonde with blond blue eyes Kateřina Hlavsová is the only pilot of military jet fighters or fighters in the Czech Republic. Previously, flying on the L-39ZA, a combat version of current albatross, which can carry a cannon, bombs and rockets, the aircraft is currently flying the L-159 Alca. If we ever get gripen pilots in the Czech Republic, it is most likely Catherine. The gripen route is, in any case, long and demanding, and Kateřiny's chance unfortunately reduces the size of the Czech army and the number of these machines. "The number of gripen pilots is fixed.
When someone drops out, substitutes who meet demanding criteria and can start flying immediately to fulfill the task of protecting the airspace of the Czech Republic are few, "he says. In addition, Catherine is a woman who may have been expecting maternity duties and you are combining this type of flying - how in fact?
"I do not know myself. I am the first woman in the Czech army in this position. So if this situation ever happens, see what's waiting for me, "refuses to plan. As a child she has been sporting. She first played hockey, then scared her aircraft. "I love the view from above. If it rains down, just climb a few hundred meters and you are already above the clouds where the sun is burning, it is blue and you can enjoy it. I am a typical chauffeur, although I do not have much time in Alca, "he laughs. Although the L-159 Alca is available in two versions, single and double, Catherine flies most often. Two-digit versions serve today more for training with an instructor. Every layman who hears the words of a military pilot and the army does not have the slightest experience, he probably thinks about what Kateřina does for days, when Czech peace and foreign operations are governed by Czech pilots not yet participating. "In each country at peacetime the soldiers have to prepare and in aviation it is double," he says. Her working week consists of five days, with Monday and Friday dedicated to ground preparation, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are flight days. "Two days when it's not flying, we can use it to train physical fitness. We have a gym that we can use, we go to run, "he describes. From Tuesday to Thursday from seven to seven, Kateřina usually has two flights a day, in which it has to carry out a variety of tasks - from navigation to combat, such as strikes on ground targets, air support or maneuvering aerial combat. Should a fragile blonde have a moral problem to strike at the realistic goals of a war operation?
"I can only speculate, I've never been to such a thing. For soldiers it is primarily about accomplishing the task, emotional connections often occur afterwards. I know that in the current war operations, ammunition is being saved, among other things, to protect the civilian population. Sometimes it's just enough to fly over the enemy's territory to stay away for the time, "he adds. Two years ago she was sent to Afghanistan for four months. She worked as an operative officer to support a helicopter unit. This involved flight planning and security, but she did not look into the air. As concerns preparation at the base in Čáslav, one flight takes about an hour. Military pilots must adhere to the right diet, ordered to have enough sleep and indulgent food. "We're at the base of the dining room, where our food is made for us, so we do not eat too much greasy, spicy recipes and food that could cause stomach problems. It prevents collapses in the air. "I ask Catherine about the myths that circulate about military pilots. "We must not have any seals," he laughs. "Because if they are badly made, there are air bubbles in them, and we have problems with pressure change. I do not know, I did not experience it. "And apparently she will not even experience it because Catherine's mother is a dentist. What many people do not know, and what a myth is not, is that pilots have to meet a certain height limit. "In any case, it is not the height as such, but the height of the saddle, which is crucial for safety. If the aircraft failed the ejection system, ie the dropping of the overlap, and the pilot would have to fire through it, the headboard on the pilot's seat would protect him from the broken jaw. But only if the pilot's head is below the level of the head. " Although Kateřina Hlavsová is the first Czech pilot in the army, her colleagues say she is normal. "They behave like gentlemen on the ground, maybe they hold my door, which will please me. We do not make the difference in the air, we are all equal, "he says. She does not feel she has a disadvantage among men, and she does not even complain that she has to do more than they do.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Apr 2018, 20:54
by femalepilot
Air Force Female pilot with her husband pose for family photo on T-38 Talon aircraft She Flys
AF Joint Spouse Retention improves thanks to McConnell Airman
By Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs / Published December 22, 2017
http://www.mcconnell.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1403761/af-joint-spouse-retention-improves-thanks-to-mcconnell-airman/
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The day comes when that final project is due for class. The project is ready and prepped for presentation or thrown together within twenty-four hours. Either way it has to be ready without delay. Despite being an academic project, sometimes there are cases where it could be implemented in real life. Such is the case for Capt. Millie Hale, 22nd Air Refueling Wing executive officer, when an idea of hers, which was just an academic project, proved to have a great effect, not just in her own life, but also for many dual-military spouses serving in the Air Force. Hale, a student in Squadron Officer School, explained that her final research project involved a change that she would like to make in the Air Force. Her capstone presentation was on joint spouse retention and her simple idea made its way to Air Force headquarters. “They read my proposal, and they called me, asking if I could do a teleconference,” said Hale. “I ended up doing two teleconferences on it to explain my idea.” In the National Defense Authorization Act in 2009, the Career Intermission Program was passed. This program allows the military to grant up to three years to members who desire to take a pause from the military and attend to personal or professional needs outside of the service such as going to school, raising a child, writing a book or whatever that individual’s dreams might be. It also allows the military member to take a leave of absence and return with the same rank as when they left. The Navy implemented the idea in 2009, but the Air Force did not adapt it until 2015. At Squadron Officer School in 2016, Hale explained how the Air Force can allow joint spouses to stay together by letting them take on the CIP, which would not force couples to worry about being separated during their time of service. “One of the biggest challenges we have faced as a dual-military couple is being stationed apart,” said Ralph Hale, 22nd Operations Group executive officer and Millie’s husband. “Knowing that the Air Force Personnel Center is taking steps to help alleviate that challenge, makes it easier for us to focus on our duties at McConnell because we don’t have to worry as much about where we will move next.” Millie said it was a culmination of brainstorming over her years in service. She shared a story about Lieutenant Jens Meinke, a German air force instructor pilot from Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training in 2012, which provided the inspiration to form an idea for her joint spouse retention project. The instructor was assigned from the German air force to come to America and teach international and American pilots how to fly. His wife was also in the German air force, so when he moved to America she followed him to the U.S. They were dual military and the German air force moved the instructor’s wife to the United States with him. Even though she didn’t have a job in the United States, she was able to receive a full salary from the German air force. “The German air force considered it was their fault that she was there without a job,” said Hale. “There was no intent to punish the couple for her not having a job in the United States at the same time he did.” Millie said she thought it was a very unique approach to see the German air force so dedicated on keeping dual military spouses together at all costs. “That really stuck with me,” said Millie. “So when I was offered the opportunity to look into the joint spouse issue, it seemed like an easy solution. Luckily, a lot of people above me thought it was a great idea as well.” The Air Force has now implemented Hale’s idea into the Career Intermission Program and are currently working on keeping joint spouses together during their time of service.“It's incredible to me that she was able to take an Air Force wide concern and work hard enough on her idea to be able to have an Air Force wide influence,” said Ralph. “I love that she was able to make a positive difference.”

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 30 Apr 2018, 18:49
by femalepilot
Indian Women Fighter Pilots Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth & Mohana Singh poses in front of Mig-21 Bison.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhMBJCcBJFL/
supriya.dravidI have never been the type to get star struck until I met the @indianairforce’s three women fighter pilots. Avani, Bhawana and Mohana are in their early 20s and have proved that the sky is not the limit, it is just a starting point. In our April issue, @elleindiaofficial was given access to photograph these formidable women. We are the only publication to do so, and what a day it was to celebrate these incredible young girls.

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Unread postPosted: 04 May 2018, 16:37
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2018, 16:48
by femalepilot
Female German air force instructor pilot at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program
http://www.sheppard.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001912279/
A German air force instructor pilot gives a tour to new Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program student pilots at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 2, 2018. The ENJJPT program is the only internationally manned and managed pilot training program in the world. A total of 14 NATO countries participate in this unique program. These countries include, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, The United Kingdom and the United States of America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2018, 16:53
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2018, 23:58
by popcorn
"Col. Carol Danvers" and Brig Gen. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2018, 01:44
by white_lightning35
popcorn wrote:"Col. Carol Danvers" and Brig Gen. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt.


If only Brie Larson wasn't such a sjw in real life; then Captain Marvel would be my hero. :inlove: :drool:

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2018, 03:13
by Corsair1963
Female crew takes over aircraft carrier's catapults, likely a first in the ship's history!

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/mil ... story.html

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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2018, 16:50
by femalepilot
Two young Flight Instructor pilots and married couple Max and Romy Giana at Giana Helicopter Flight School 1989
http://www.instagram.com/p/BiRYMdXHuUh
https://www.giana-heli.com/azienda/la-nostra-storia

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Unread postPosted: 13 May 2018, 19:04
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Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 May 2018, 19:22
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
http://www.ourjiangsu.com/a/20180426/15 ... 7448.shtml
https://twitter.com/pioneer_team
https://www.instagram.com/pioneerteamformation/
https://www.instagram.com/fly_aerobatics/
http://wemedia.ifeng.com/58741200/wemedia.shtml

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 May 2018, 19:27
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 May 2018, 19:35
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
https://www.facebook.com/pg/PioneerTeamFormation/
http://billytzphotography.com/kavala-ai ... -portraits
https://www.gjczz.com/p/7bmuJxJi/zheng- ... hi-de-kan/
https://www.voloacrobatico.com/single-p ... aggio-2018

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 13 May 2018, 20:31
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
https://www.fromtheskies.it/pioneer-tea ... show-2017/
https://www.fromtheskies.it/formation-a ... er-team/2/
http://a.mini.eastday.com/a/180504024327978.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2018, 11:20
by enesbaba123

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2018, 16:44
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017


https://www.voloacrobatico.com/single-post/2018/04/23/Il-Pioneer-team-in-Cina-a-Zhengzhou-dal-27-aprile-al-1-maggio-2018
http://www.sohu.com/a/138296556_600491
https://kknews.cc/military/xm9mx3q.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2018, 16:49
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
https://www.voloacrobatico.com/single-post/2018/04/23/Il-Pioneer-team-in-Cina-a-Zhengzhou-dal-27-aprile-al-1-maggio-2018
http://www.sohu.com/a/138296556_600491
https://kknews.cc/military/xm9mx3q.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2018, 16:54
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
https://www.voloacrobatico.com/single-post/2018/04/23/Il-Pioneer-team-in-Cina-a-Zhengzhou-dal-27-aprile-al-1-maggio-2018
http://www.sohu.com/a/138296556_600491
https://kknews.cc/military/xm9mx3q.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2018, 16:59
by femalepilot
Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
https://www.voloacrobatico.com/single-post/2018/04/23/Il-Pioneer-team-in-Cina-a-Zhengzhou-dal-27-aprile-al-1-maggio-2018
http://www.sohu.com/a/138296556_600491
https://kknews.cc/military/xm9mx3q.html

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 22:56
by femalepilot
Hi,
Could anyone download this file from the address below ,please?

ed2k://|file|Im.Schleudersitz.-.Deutsch ... 405A85BD|/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2018, 09:23
by basher54321
Been a while since I have seen one of these - pm me if you get no joy

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2018, 10:59
by popcorn
Ayla Holdom Is The Only Female Helicopter Pilot On The UK Police Force.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Jun 2018, 02:17
by popcorn

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Jun 2018, 23:21
by femalepilot
Captain Sarah Dallaire, Canada's second female Snowbird pilot

SOIREE WITH THE SNOWBIRDS
https://porthawkesburyreporter.com/soiree-with-the-snowbirds/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 18 Jun 2018, 23:52
by femalepilot

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 01:34
by white_lightning35
http://www.businessinsider.com/this-for ... rce-2018-6

Recruitment numbers must be soaring now. 8)

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 20:07
by femalepilot
Unknown French Mirage Female Fighter pilot (Femme pilote de chasse)
Anyone know more about her ,please?
Source:
http://pics-aeronef.discutfree.com/t890p25-femme-pilote
http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/09/02/00/30/dsc_0510.jpg

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 20:19
by femalepilot
France Mirage F1 Female Fighter Pilots (Femme pilote de chasse)
Two instructors, two female student pilots, debrief by walking
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjyyf79gokp/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkKuS3XAl9G/
The lady pilot (2nd from right) is lieutenant Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet, but I don't know who's that another lady pilot from left.. Anyone has more info about this pic ,please?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 11 Jul 2018, 01:21
by femalepilot
JROTC applauds first female cadet pilot Andria Webb , youngest pilot

https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2015/12/23/jrotc-applauds-first-female-cadet-pilot-youngest-pilot/77846300/

Christmas came early for 2015 Hurricane High School graduate Andria Webb.Webb, a cadet in Washington County’s JROTC program, passed her “checkride” last week and became the first female participant in the program’s decade-long existence to earn her pilot’s license.“I’ve always wanted to fly since I knew about it,” Webb said Tuesday during an interview at the JROTC’s offices at Dixie High School. “My dad would take me out at night to look at the sky, and I saw those lights going across and I asked him, ‘What’s that?’ And he said, ‘That’s a plane.’ And right away, I said, ‘I’m going to do that,’ and he was like, ‘All right, sweetheart, whatever.’”If there was perhaps a tone of disbelief in her father’s voice, Webb didn’t stop believing in her declaration.“I was going to try and graduate early (from high school) and then go get my pilot’s license. But then I found (the JROTC program) and I decided to take advantage of it,” Webb said. When she injured ligament and bone in both arms while playing soccer, she ended up having to sit out her preparations for a year. But now she plans to continue on and obtain all the available pilot ratings – instrument flight, instruction, multi-engine planes, commercial, airline transport – and possibly gain on-the-job training as an airplane mechanic in the interim. There is still one more delay to overcome – Webb leaves next week to serve as a missionary in Milwaukee for a year and a half. “I’ll figure out the rest of my life when I get back,” she said. Retired Air Force Col. Glenn Whicker, the senior aerospace science instructor who directs the JROTC program, lauded Webb’s accomplishments and her drive to succeed. “I never had a female student pilot in the Air Force, and Andria is the first female JROTC cadet to make it all the way to licensure in my 10 years here! Yes, I’m proud!” he wrote in an email after Webb completed the final requirement of the FAA’s “practical test standards” for becoming licensed, something she financed herself. On Tuesday, Whicker praised Webb as well as Pine View High School senior Justin Lewis, who gained his pilot license in October, barely past the first quarter of the year. Lewis was both the youngest JROTC cadet to get his license and the fastest to complete all the requirements after starting the flying portion of his training in January, Whicker said.“I just blew through it,” said Lewis, who plays baseball for his school. “It’s almost like a miracle. Everything just lined up for me.”Lewis said he plans to attend Utah Valley University, which gives college credit to high school graduates who have already completed pilot ground school and obtained their licenses, according to Whicker. But Lewis’ ultimate aim is to be a fighter pilot in the Navy or Air Force.“I’ve always, since I was a child, been interested in the military. … When they brought the airshow down here in 2012, a couple years ago, that’s really what sparked an interest in me,” he said. Lewis is a special assistant to Whicker in the leadership program, having served as the cadets’ senior enlisted adviser while Webb said she “goofed off” and mostly just enjoyed the JROTC for its access to the skies. Lewis said his first big cross-country flight remains memorable because it was also his first real experience with night flying. After visiting the Grand Canyon at sunset, he and Whicker turned back toward the lights of St. George. “We had to fly back at night and everything was pitch black,” Lewis said. “When we came back into town, we were ready for the landing and (Whicker) was showing me how to use the radio. … Before I knew it, it’s like ‘Bam’ we hit the runway.” A failed landing light was the culprit for catching Lewis by surprise, and a lesson in the importance of using instruments in low visibility situations. Webb had a little more excitement when a brake failed as she and Whicker were landing after a training flight. “It was just the left brake. We had the right brake,” the pair joked. “It was pretty hard to get it stopped.” Whicker said they had to alternate between using the functioning brake and the left rudder to keep the plane straight while coming to a stop. Webb said she wasn’t scared as Whicker took control and relied on her for assistance, but her voice became animated as she talked about it. “He said, ‘Help me,’ so I’m, like, there and I’m, like, trying to do the rudders and not touch anything else. … And I’m pushing on the brake, on the right, trying to get my foot up there, keeping my left one down on the rudder, before we realized the left brake wasn’t working, then I, like, dropped it, like, trying to get both of them (on the rudder), and I was pushing …” she said, ending with an excited squeak that broke her calm demeanor. “That wasn’t scary,” she said again. After Lewis and Webb completed their solo flights, they added their own severed neckties to a makeshift memorial on the JROTC classroom wall. There are 13 hanging in a row, now, representing cadets from Hurricane, Dixie, Desert Hills and Pine View. Only Snow Canyon High School has yet to field a cadet in the program who has soloed in a plane, Whicker said. New JROTC wing at PVHS Beginning next year, the JROTC cadets will be meeting in separate groups and competing against each other. The Air Force recently approved a second wing that will be located at Pine View High. The second wing is not only a sign of the JROTC’s continued growth and success since it began at Dixie in 2006, but also a convenience for the program as it continues to grow. Pine View and Snow Canyon now have five-period class schedules, but Dixie, Hurricane and Desert Hills still have four, Whicker said. “This year has been really a challenge to make the scheduling work,” Whicker said. “We had to add quite a few sections of classes in order to accommodate the 5-by-5 schedules. … And the cadets who wanted to come to the program, they have to actually sacrifice two class periods to come to one JROTC class.” Now, with the Pine View wing set to open in August, it and Snow Canyon can create a program that works with their schedules, and the other three high schools can continue to work with their four-class schedules at Dixie. Retired Senior Master Sgt. Doc Thomas, a fixture in Dixie’s program for eight years, will open the Pine View program while the district looks for a new senior instructor that will be Whicker’s counterpart. Whicker said one retired lieutenant colonel has already flown to St. George to investigate the opportunity earlier in the week. “I don’t think they’ll have any trouble finding anybody. St. George is such a primo spot,” he said. The JROTC is a leadership program administered by the Air Force that doesn’t require military commitment of its cadets, although students who have gone on to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Academy at West Point have earned particular praise. Whicker said he tries to keep tabs on all the students as they move on with their careers. “These guys made the most of their high school career. I’ve been really proud of them. I wish I’d had the opportunity (to get my pilot’s license) in high school,” he said. “I really get a kick out of seeing a high school student do something big like that.”

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 21:32
by femalepilot
Mujer piloto de un EC-725 Cougar
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=177498352856189&set=gm.2031537177106289
Anyone know more about her?

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 21:52
by femalepilot
Fernanda Pinette, Mexico City's Female Air Ambulance Helicopter Pilot
http://www.eluniversalqueretaro.mx/nacion/13-01-2018/ella-es-fernanda-la-mujer-condor-de-la-cdmx
Ella es Fernanda, la mujer "condor" de la CDMX
Fernanda Pinette lleva 20 anos con agrupamiento COndores; atiende emergencias, tralados de enfermos y monitoreos
Despues de 20 anos como parte de los Condores, Fernanda Pinette ha realizado distintas actividades dentro de la Direction General de Servicios Aereos; fue paramedico y piloto.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 19:17
by femalepilot
A former air force pilot who's now a British Airways first officer on Boeing 777s reveals the differences between flying 'ejection seat' planes and huge airliners
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5945791/Sophie-Polwin-used-Canadian-Air-Force-pilot-flies-Boeing-777s-British-Airways.html
British Airways Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin has flown fast Hawk jets for the Canadian Air Force
The 36-year-old says that it's a real buzz flying 250ft above the ground at eight miles a minute
She has also flown military transport planes and counts the Canadian Prime Minister as a former passenger

‘It’s hard not to get the blood flowing when you zip into a G-suit, clip an oxygen mask to your face and tear around the skies at eight miles a minute pulling 4G at 250ft above the ground!’ British Airways Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin, 36, is waxing lyrical about her flying experiences – but don’t worry, she’s not describing flights for the national carrier. Ms Polwin, originally from Canada, is telling MailOnline Travel about how exhilarating it is to fly ‘ejection-seat’ fighter aircraft in the Canadian Air Force, where she served before transitioning to civilian airliners.She adds: ‘Formation flying was also genuinely exciting. There is something about being feet from another aircraft and relying on hand signals or pre-briefed manoeuvres to relay what is going to happen next. Formation landings and touching down side by side on the same runway were particularly awesome and satisfying.’ Ms Polwin is one of hundreds of ex-armed forces pilots flying with BA.
She says: ‘The airline is very proud of its people who have served, or continue to serve, and through its ‘managed path’ scheme it bridges the gap for those who are coming out of the forces and looking for a second career with the airline.‘In the military I flew the Slingsby Firefly for my primary flight training, followed by the Harvard II (T-6) for my basic flying training. I was then selected for jets and moved on to the Hawk 115 for Advanced Flying Training. ‘After graduating on the jet with my military wings, I became a “pipeline instructor”, which means I stayed within the training system I had just graduated from and taught on the Harvard II. ‘My final posting within the Canadian Air Force was at 437(T) Squadron in Trenton, Ontario, on the Airbus 310 (known as the CC-150 Polaris). This fulfilled a multi-role of transport, tanking and VIP operations. 'I was incredibly fortunate to have flown the Prime Minister and Governor General of Canada, on separate occasions, safely returned troops home after deployments in Afghanistan and delivered fuel to multi-national fast jets over the southern Mediterranean in support of Operation Ellamy in Libya in 2011. ‘Being an airborne gas station (callsign Petrol) in that environment was nerve-wracking because we had a critical role to serve whilst having to stay out of harm’s way and ensure that we didn’t run out of fuel ourselves. It was fascinating to have other countries and aircraft we hadn’t refuelled before coming up alongside and requesting a top up.’ Ms Polwin lives in Lincolnshire with her husband, who is a fast jet pilot. He flies Typhoons with the RAF. And his squadron took part in the Libya operation. Ms Polwin says: ‘Disappointingly we weren’t in theatre at the same time.’ She says that the main difference between flying a jetliner and a military aircraft is the handling. She continues: ‘The key difference between flying a fighter jet and an airliner, such as the B777, is the raw handling of the aircraft. Airliners have slimmer margins for things such as service ceiling (how high the aircraft can climb before running out of energy), G Force tolerance, angle of bank and many other elements. Airliners are very much automated and can even be landed without the pilot touching the controls. This is called an autoland and is used when the visibility at the airport is below a certain limit. Of course the pilot is then needed to taxi and park the aircraft, and communicate with air traffic control! Fundamentally, flying an airplane is the same no matter what the aircraft type.’ The transition from one to the other, meanwhile, was tricky. She says: ‘Transitioning from a military aircraft to the B777 certainly wasn’t easy, just as doing anything for the first time is expected to take practice. There’s a lot more to operating the B777 than simply flying, such as working as a team with the other members of the crew, learning about the complexities of the company and delivering top notch service to customers. 'There is a lot to learn and absorb in a tight timeframe but this is achieved with state-of-the art flight simulators, fully digitised manuals and experienced colleagues to guide and mentor trainees. After almost two years, I still feel that I am learning something on every trip, so the training never stops! ‘I must say that I was nervous and excited the first time I took off at the controls of the B777. The simulator is very realistic but being in the aircraft for the first time is a completely different experience. I think I was too busy to be nervous for long as there are so many checks to follow before the aircraft can get airborne. Also, Heathrow is such a busy airport that despite the taxi time being quite long, there is always a conversation going on over the radio or other aircraft to look out for.’ And if something should go wrong, she feels her military training puts her in good stead to deal with it. She says: ‘Having been a military pilot I would like to say that I can remain calm under pressure and am good at working with a team. The military taught me core values such as integrity and respect, but I also learned to use my voice if I felt strongly enough about something. All good tools for a safe and effective operation.’ And her favourite seat? Business class, of course. She says: ‘That’s 4K. If I can’t be in the flight deck, I love to look out the window or follow the aircraft’s flight path on the in-flight entertainment system. It’s fun to see where the aircraft is and then look out the window and be able to identify a feature or a city that we’re flying over. On the routes that go quite northerly across the Atlantic, Greenland is absolutely stunning on a clear day.’

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 00:59
by femalepilot
Agents of Change, Top 20 Under 40
Influencing the future of Canadian aviation and aerospace
https://www.wingsmagazine.com/news/agents-of-change-t0p-20-under-40-15757?jjj=1531018800163
Leah Marcoux
Assistant Chief Flying Instructor, KF Aerospace Defense Programs
Southport, MB

Leah Marcoux, age 30, has spent nine years building her aviation career with KF Aerospace, currently serving as assistant chief flying instructor for Grob Operations within the organization’s Defense Programs division. She helps manage the flight training for approximately 200 student pilots and navigators annually for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), based in Southport, Manitoba. Marcoux joined KF Aerospace’s instructor team in 2009 and was promoted to assistant chief flying instructor in 2011. Her position is only one of two in Canada, where she manages a staff of civilian flight instructors and military students, while working in concert with the CFI and various DND staff members. She manages to maintain her civilian qualifications in addition to her RCAF supervisory training duties. She now instructs students on the Grob 120, which is fully IFR and aerobatic certified. As a Class I flight instructor, she helps these students to often realize their dreams by graduating as winged military pilots with the RCAF, ready to be deployed around the world. As a former air cadet, Marcoux gives back to the cadet program by serving as a board member, helping to select cadets for power flying scholarships. The training aspect of KF Aerospace took on even more importance in May 2018, when it aligned with CAE to form SkyAlyne Canada, a 50/50 joint venture that will focus on developing military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the RCAF through the NATO Flying Training in Canada program managed by CAE, and the Contracted Flying Training and Support program managed by KF Aerospace. The two companies will continue to manage these programs as currently contracted, while SkyAlyne focuses on building synergies between the two programs. The move will give KF Aerospace more power to provide RCAF with access to world-class training, which becomes particularly critical as the Canadian government works toward determining its next generation fighter jet.
Cecily Kennedy
Chief Pilot, Fast Air ,Winnipeg, MB

Cecily Kennedy, age 37, has been in Canada’s aviation industry since 2002. After becoming an assistant chief pilot in 2013, she moved to Fast Air in 2016 to serve as its chief pilot. Founded in 1995, Fast Air today holds Manitoba’s largest charter fleet of turboprop, rotary wing and business jet aircraft (20 aircraft in total) operating out of a private terminal at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The company also provides expertise in sales, avionics, maintenance, aircraft management, charter services and an FBO location. Kennedy is current on the Hawker 800, King Air 200 and 350 aircraft, while also providing expertise as an Approved Check Pilot. In this capacity, and serving as chief pilot, she ensures that the training standards for up to 40 pilots is managed and maintained to meet Fast Air’s standards. “This position is especially challenging with the high turnover of flight crews at this time. In addition to this, she has gained the respect of the flight crews for her ability to get things done on their behalf,” explains Dennis Lyons of Fast Air. Kennedy recently became involved with the Elevate Aviation program, based out of Edmonton, AB, to help provide opportunities for young woman in Canadian aviation. She has already hosted one group of aspiring aviation youth from Manitoba at Fast Air, showing them firsthand what career opportunities are available. In May 2018, Elevate received $426,000 in funding from the Federal government to expand its program across the country.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 01:33
by femalepilot
Parisa Alvandi, Iranian Female Aerobatic Pilot
خانم پریسا الوندی خلبان هواپيماي فوق سبك
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiEUyGjg6y3/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BirwPkpgo6f/
https://www.instagram.com/parisaalvandi/
https://www.instagram.com/alvandiparisa/

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 20:04
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Nice Aviators

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2018, 06:22
by femalepilot
Female power on display during Ferguson Fire
Montanan,19, plays instrumental role in fighting fire from way above

Ann Hansen, Female copilot of a Sikorsky CH-54A Sky-crane firefighter helicopter
https://www.mariposagazette.com/articles/female-power-on-display-during-ferguson-fire/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ROCthefires/permalink/2129959923993902/
Ann Hansen is young, but she isn’t letting that stop her from living her dream, even if it is a dream fraught with danger. Hansen, 19, was in Mariposa over the last few weeks battling the Ferguson Fire — just not as a firefighter on the ground. She is a copilot of a Sikorsky CH-54A Sky-crane helicopter. Along with her captain, Gregg Deacon, she has been flying into dangerous areas near the fire and dropping water and retardant to douse the flames. “At most times out here, people ask if I’m with my dad or grandpa,” said Hansen in an interview while stationed at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport. “I look young for my age, like I’m still in high school.” Indeed, Hansen looks like she could still be in high school. But don’t let the youthful face fool you. She’s up to the task. “I’ve been very impressed with her, especially considering her minimal amount of experience,” said Deacon, the pilot. “It’s a complex aircraft and our mission is complex. She’s monitoring a lot of instruments and dealing with most of the radio calls. She’s doing a lot of multitasking. And we go into some difficult types of places.” Hansen is from Philipsburg, Mont. It was there that she developed an interest in flying. Her father worked as a ranch manager. Every year, Hansen would be inspired by watching crop dusters fly overhead. Adding to her interest in flying was the fact that her father also wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Only he never took the opportunity. “I always had that in my head growing up,” she says of wanting to fly a helicopter. Ten days after she graduated high school, she started in flight school at Rocky Mountain Rotors, in Belgrade, Mont. Shortly thereafter, she transferred to Jerry Trimble Helicopters flight school in Oregon. “I never had any previous aviation experience,” Hansen said. “It was overwhelming.” She stuck with it, and in a short period of time, she became certified to become a helicopter co-pilot. “My parents are thrilled with it,” Hansen said, acknowledging that in a way, she is fulfilling her father’s dream of flying. She now works for Helicopter Transport Services and has the opportunity to work on fires as well as other special projects. “It just depends where they need me to go,” said Hansen. “The challenge is fun.” She admits there is danger in what she does. Engines could fail on the copter, or worse. “Everything we do has a little risk,” Hansen said. “(But) it’s fun, for one, and you’re helping with something.” Hansen’s end goal is to become a “PIC,” or a pilot in charge. Essentially, it’s the rank of captain. “There is still a lot to explore,” she said. There may be plenty to explore, but for someone who is only 19, Ann Hansen has already experienced quite a bit.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2018, 11:01
by femalepilot
Rocaf (Taiwan's air force) future female fighter pilot Lt. Peng Pui-en (彭寵恩克紹箕裘)
She finished her AIDC AT-3 basic flight training and would be starts her F-5E/F fighter training and follow the father's flight general road, determined to become an F-16 fighter pilot.
https://www.ydn.com.tw/News/245853
繼承父志 空官校長之女彭寵恩克紹箕裘
空軍官校飛行勳章頒授典禮中,18位新科飛官有位特殊人物,懷抱著對飛行的嚮往並承襲父親的榮耀,報考飛行常備軍官班,順利通過各項考驗,成為壯志凌霄的女飛官,她就是空軍官校校長彭明陽少將女兒─彭寵恩。
彭寵恩受訓期間,飽受挫折,常遭教官責難。彭寵恩說,當時教官講的她都懂,但無論再怎麼努力就是做不好,可是她卻要求自己一定要突破難關;言談中透露出她面對壓力的緊張,也凸顯她想證明自己能力的決心。
談到從軍後最大成就,彭寵恩不假思索地回答,是父親給她的肯定。幼時因父親工作關係,家人聚少離多;及長為得到父親的肯定,她決定跟隨父親的腳步加入空軍,並在歷經2年努力後單飛成功,才終見父親臉上驕傲且燦爛的笑容。
授階典禮上,由「校長爸爸」主持,親自為女兒彭寵恩掛階,當時父親只說了一句「妳很棒,我以妳為榮」,讓她深深感動,覺得一切的努力都值得了。未來,彭寵恩將前往臺東學習F-5E/F戰鬥機飛行,並循父親的飛將軍之路邁進,立志成為F-16戰鬥機飛行員。
https://www.ydn.com.tw/News/243001
空軍官校日前舉辦「106年下半年晉任暨飛行常備軍官班106年班結業典禮」,共有7人完成相關基本、飛行術科訓練,其中兩人為現役軍官,5人在典禮中獲授予少尉階級,而校長彭少將的女兒彭寵恩也由父親授階,正式成為空軍新科少尉,寫下父女齊心報國,共同捍衛空防的佳話。

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2018, 11:22
by femalepilot
UAE air force fighter pilot Captain Fatima Al Mansouri dreams of being the first Arab astronaut
الكابتن طيّار فاطمة المنصوري: أحلم بأن أكون أول رائدة فضاء عربية

https://zahratalkhaleej.ae/article/558090/
http://www.anazahra.com/?p=558127
http://www.latifamagazine.net/News_View.aspx?News=459
لم تكتفِ بعشق المركز الأول إنما سعت إليه بإرادة وعزيمة من فولاذ، وحلقت نحو حلمها بالتعليم والمثابرة والقفز على أي حاجز قد تواجهه فتاة طموح، هي الكابتن طيّار فاطمة المنصوري، من أوائل الفتيات الإماراتيات اللاتي التحقن بالسلك العسكري، كما تسعى إلى تمثيل الدولة في السلك الدبلوماسي، وليس ذلك ببعيد عن فاطمة التي لا تؤمن بالمستحيل. عن خطواتها الأولى في عالم الطيران وتحديداً انضمامها إلى كلية خليفة الجوية، تقول فاطمة المنصوري «إنها وضعت نصب عينيها الدخول إلى تلك الكلية المرموقة، من باب الشعور بالانتماء إلى الوطن وضرورة التضحية والبذل من أجله»، مؤكدةً «أن المسؤولية الملقاة على عاتق العسكري، سواء أكان رجلاً أم امرأة، تختلف بالتأكيد عن مسؤولية الشخص المدني». وتضيف المنصوري: «تعلمت بأن النجاح والتفوق والتميّز لا تأتي مُصادفة، بل نتاج عمل وجُهد ومُثابرة، كما أن الصبر والعزيمة وتشجيع قادتي وزملائي، ساعدتني على تجاوز الصعوبات ومختلف العقبات». وعن مفاتيح نجاحها في مشوارها في عالم الطيران الذي حققت فيه السّبَق، توضح الكابتن طيّار فاطمة قائلة: «قيادتنا الرشيدة تسعى دوماً إلى المركز الأول وجعلتنا دائماً نسعى إليه، لأن الرقم واحد يَسري في دمنا». وتعود المنصوري إلى ذكرياتها في بطولة العين للاستعراضات الجوية، وتقول: «بدأت علاقتي بالبطولة خلال دراستي في الكلية الجوّية، وعبر مشاركتي في فعالياتها أتيحت لي فرص كثيرة، من بينها الطيران مع الفرق المشاركة في الاستعراضات، كما خضت تجربة صعود طائرة «إيلوشن 76»، وهي مخصصة لتدريب روّاد الفضاء على الطيران، وتمرينهم على ظروف انعدام الجاذبية». بدايات فاطمة تمتد إلى مرحلة الطفولة، وعنها تُحدّثنا قائلة: «منذ نُعومة أظافري حلمت بالالتحاق في الحياة العسكرية، وقد تلقّيت دعماً معنوياً كبيراً من سمو الشيخة فاطمة بنت مبارك «رئيسة الاتحاد النسائي العام»، «الرئيس الأعلى لمؤسسة التنمية الأسرية»، «رئيسة المجلس الأعلى للأمومة والطفولة» (أم الإمارات)، كما دعمني صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، ولي عهد أبوظبي، نائب القائد الأعلى للقوات المسلحة، بشكل خاص، ووجّهني إلى الطريق السليم، حيث التحقت وأنا في الـ13 من عمري بمدرسة «خولة بنت الأزور العسكرية»، ومنذ تلك المرحلة وحياتي مليئة بالمثابرة والمنجزات، لكنها في الوقت ذاته لا تخلو من التحديات والصعاب، ودائماً أقول إنّ التحديات مفتاح النجاح». وتُتابع قائلة: «دائماً أنظر إلى السماء، وأرى نفسي رائدة فضاء، ويوماً ما سوف أذهب إلى هناك.. فالإمارات دخلت مجال الفضاء عبر إنجاز وكالة الإمارات للفضاء، ومن خلالها سوف أحقق حلمي. فأنا أؤمن بأن الإنجازات الكبيرة تبدأ بحلم، وأحلم بأن أكون أوّل رائدة فضاء عربية». وعن موقف أسرتها من انضمامها إلى الحياة العسكرية، تكشف المنصوري عن أنها كانت تواجه معارضة في البداية، لكنها مُعارضة تنبَع من الخوف عليها من خوض تجربة تحتاج إلى قوة إرادة كبيرة، وقوة جسدية وفكرية، «لقد اجتزت تلك الفترة بنجاح، وما دمنا نعرف أن التحديات موجودة يومياً، علينا أن نتجاوزها بالطاقة الإيجابية التي نواجهها بها». بعيداً عن الطيران لفاطمة اهتمامات وأنشطة في العمل التطوعي والبيئي، وعنها توضح قائلة: «نحن أبناء وبنات الإمارات، نُمارس العمل الخيري الذي غرَسهُ فينا الوالد القائد المغفور له، الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان (طيَّب الله ثراه)، فأنا متطوّعة مع جمعية «تكاتف» في مبادرات عديدة، منها الإنسانية والتراثية والبيئية والمجتمعية، وذلك لنشر الوعي المجتمعي عبر تلك المبادرات، كما تم تعييني سفيرة للبيئة لدى «هيئة البيئة» في أبوظبي، لكي أمثل الإمارات التي تُولي البيئة أهمية قصوى، ومن مهامي أن أكون مُدركة لما تواجه البيئة من مخاطر، ومدى أهمية التنمية المستدامة، وحق العيش على كوكب نظيف». على الرغم من الانشغالات المتعددة والمسؤوليات التي تتولاها المنصوري، إلّا أنها تبقى حريصة على ممارسة هواياتها، حيث تقول: «هواياتي ومُغامراتي لها حصّة من وقتي والوقت عندي مثل الحياة، ومن هواياتي الرسم، التصوير، القراءة، التجديف، الزراعة والقفز من الطائرة، وكوني طيّاراً أحب السفر لاكتشاف العالم، وأفضّل السفر إلى المدن التي لم أكتشفها، مثل القطب الشمالي والمدن الثلجية، لأرى الظواهر الكونيّة الرائعة، ولا شك في أن روح المغامرة هي الأهم بالنسبة إليّ في السفر، حيث اكتشف نفسي وأواجه مخاوفي». بكل فخر تقول المنصوري، إن مُلهمتها هي والدتها التي تكون دائماً إلى جانبها، وهي مدرستها التي تخرجت منها «تعلمت منها المبادئ والأخلاق ومعاملة الناس معاملة حسنة، فوالدتي كانت تحضّني ولا تزال على السعي نحو تحقيق أحلامي وطموحاتي من دون المساس بهويّتي، وأنا فخورة بما تعلمته منها». تختتم الكابتن طيار فاطمة المنصوري؛ لا تزال صُور الطفولة في «ليوا» عالقة في ذهنها، وعنها تقول «أحنّ إليها، إنّ للنخلة أثراً كبيراً في حياتي، فأنا مُحبّة للطبيعة وأقضي وقتي منذ صغري في مزرعتنا في ليوا لقطف التمور والثمار والخضراوات، ما زلت أزورها كل فترة لأنها بدايات الطفولة، وبعض الأحيان أزورها للحصول على السلام الفكري والنفسي، أو لاتخاذ بعض القرارات الحاسمة في حياتي.. فهناك أبدع وأتجدّد».
Not only the love of the first place but sought by the will and determination of steel, flying to her dream of education and perseverance and jump on any barrier faced by an ambitious girl, Captain pilot Fatima Mansouri, one of the first Emirati girls who entered the military wire, and seeks to represent the State in the diplomatic corps , Not far from Fatima, who does not believe impossible. For its first steps in the aviation world, namely its accession to the Khalifa Air College, Fatima Al Mansouri «says she has set her eyes on to the prestigious college, from the door of a sense of belonging to the homeland and the necessity of sacrifice and giving for him», saying «that placed on military responsibility, whether responsibility Whether a man or a woman, is definitely different from the responsibility of a civilian. " "I have learned that success, excellence and excellence are not a coincidence but a result of work, effort and perseverance, and patience and determination and encouragement of my leaders and colleagues helped me overcome the difficulties and the various obstacles," she said. As for the keys to her success in her flying career, Captain Fatimah explains: "Our wise leadership always seeks first place and always makes us seek it, because the number one is in our blood." "I began my relationship with the tournament during my studies at the Air College, and through my participation I had many opportunities, including flying with the teams participating in the reviews. I also experienced the flight of the Ilyushin 76 , It is intended to train astronauts to fly, and exercise them on conditions of zero gravity. Fatima's beginnings go back to childhood. "From an early age, I dreamed of joining military life. I received great moral support from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, Top Motherhood and childhood »(or UAE), also supported me by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, deputy Supreme commander of the armed forces, in particular, and Ugena to the right path, where I joined and I am in the 13 years old school« Khawla girl Azzur military », and since that stage and my life full of perseverance And achievements, but at the same time is not without challenges and difficulties, and always say that the key to success challenges ». "I always look at the sky, I see myself as an astronaut, and one day I will go there. The UAE has entered space through the completion of the Emirates Space Agency, and through it I will achieve my dream. I believe that great achievements begin with a dream, and I dream of being the first Arab astronaut. " As for her family's position on joining the military life, Al-Mansouri reveals that she was initially opposed, but an opposition that stems from her fear of experiencing an experience that requires great will, physical and intellectual strength. "I have successfully passed this period, Exist every day, we have to overcome them with the positive energy we face. " "We, the sons and daughters of the UAE, practice the charitable work instilled in us by our late father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and I am a volunteer with the Takatof Association," she said. I have been appointed Environment Ambassador to the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi to represent the UAE that attaches the utmost importance to the environment. It is my duty to be aware of the environmental challenges facing the environment. Risks, and the importance of sustainable development , And the right to live on a clean planet ». Despite her many preoccupations and responsibilities, Mansouri remains eager to practice her hobbies. "My hobbies and adventures have a share of my time and time, like life. My hobbies are painting, photography, reading, rowing, farming, jumping off the plane, being a pilot I love to travel to discover the world, to travel to cities I have not explored, such as the North Pole and the snowy cities, to see the magnificent cosmic phenomena, and the spirit of adventure is the most important thing for me to travel, where I discover myself and face my fears. "Al Mansouri proudly says that her inspiration is her mother, who is always on her side, the school she graduated from. "I learned the principles and ethics from her and treated people well. My mother was always preparing to pursue my dreams and aspirations without compromising my identity. Of which". "I love her, I love nature and I spend my time since I was young in our farm in Liwa to pick dates, fruits and vegetables, I still visit her," said pilot Fatima Al Mansouri. Every period because it is the beginning of childhood, and sometimes I visit it to get intellectual and psychological peace, or to make some crucial decisions in my life .. There is a brilliant and renewed ».

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Cool hat...

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 23 Aug 2018, 12:20
by Gamera
Thursday, 23 August 2018:
F-15.
5th Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture.

JASDF first fighter female pilot.
Second Lieutenant Matsushima Misa (26).
Height 1.59 m.

Grew up at Yokohama City.
As primary school student, inspired by movie Top Gun.
Graduated defense university, and trained as transport pilot.

23 August, Nyuutabaru AB, completed F-15 training course, and received certificate.
Five other male pilots completed same course.

24 August, Nyuutabaru AB, began duty.

JASDF now training three other fighter female pilots.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... i.view-000
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 2-ann-soci
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/miyazaki/2 ... 01627.html

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Unknown Female F-16 viper pilot
Anyone know more ,please?

Louisville Pilot On Third Gulf Tour
http://www.wave3.com/story/1199858/louisville-pilot-on-third-gulf-tour/
(LOUISVILLE, March 25th, 2003, 11:55 a.m.) -- A Louisvillian who received the distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts in the first Persian Gulf war is right in the middle of conflict again. Lt. Colonel Rob Givens, a fighter pilot out of Cannons Air Force Base, is back for his third tour of duty. WAVE 3's Connie Leonard recently sat down with his proud parents.Lt. Colonel Rob Givens keeps in touch with his family via email as frequently as possible. Most times, he keeps it light. His father, Roy, recently shared an excerpt with us. "I am tired but OK -- I am finally losing some weight." A moment of humor in the face of danger. Roy Givens would expect nothing less from his son, Rob, a who is now serving with the 524th fighter squadron. Rob tries to stay strong for his parents, as well as his wife Carla, and their two boys -- 6-year-old Morgan and 4-year-old Mitchell. You may remember Rob as the talented pilot with the Air Force Thunderbirds. In fact, he once showed our own Jackie Hays his skill with the F-16. Now he's back in the cockpit for his country. Again. TV footage shows Robs' squadron taking out targets in Iraq almost daily. They're pictures his mom Anna could sometimes do without. "Every time something like this happens I think, oh no, not again -- let someone else go." This isn't the first time Rob has dropped bombs in Iraq. He was among the first in battle in the Persian Gulf war, and he went back for a tour of duty several months later. This time he's second in command, providing air support for the ground forces. But his previous war experience doesn't bring much comfort to his family. I have a lot of fears," Anna says. "I have trouble sleeping at night. I just think about him all the time." They tell themselves it's a life Rob loves. He's an outstanding officer born to fly. But he's always a son first.Roy says the family tries "to just take it one day at a time -- that's all we can do. One day at a time."The Givens have a farm where they usually stay at...but, they can't receive rob's e-mail there so...they are staying in town. They just returned from a visit to Clovis, New Mexico to see their daughter-in-law and their grandchildren.They say when this conflict is over Rob is hoping to become a squadron commander and eventually move his family back to Louisville.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2018, 10:54
by spazsinbad
Captain MARVEL Trailer & USAF 4 Star General Goldfein Reaction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9gHr4BWEXQ


Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 02 Oct 2018, 01:59
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Unknown RAAF Female F/A-18 Hornet Fighter pilot:
Anyone know her?
https://www.instagram.com/ourrouteto25000ft/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoVeRgOl9rK/
An incredible weekend at the Women in Aviation International Australian Chapter National Conference. It’s not everyday you get to meet one of the two first Australian female fighter pilots #goals! Super thankful to be this years recipient of the Australian Chapter Scholarship! What a way to start the long weekend #WAI #NationalConference #FemalePilot #FighterPilot #RAAF #girlboss #Aviation #Flying #Award @wai_australia

https://www.facebook.com/downunderaviaitonnews/photos/a.1194240620587987/1381680408510673/
At the recent Townsville Open Day some may not have been aware of a very interesting aspect of the event. DUAN learned that the first RAAF fast jet female pilot in training was in attendance with the 76 SQN display. Having the first female fast jet pilot in the RAAF training system is a big milestone for the RAAF and also a great step forward for women in the Air Force regarding diversity in the fast jet cockpit. There has not yet been an official female fast jet pilot in the RAAF but there has been a number of females onboard F-111s as B/Ns in the past. RAAF female aircrew do routinely fly the jet powered C-17 Globemaster and the C-130J Hercules transports. The trainee fast jet pilot on the Open Day spent her time explaining the 76 SQN Bae 127 Hawk lead in fighter trainer jet to the general public. The 76 SQN pilot graciously on the day took a few moments out of handling the long general public queue to let DUAN take some photos of her .

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Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2018, 21:54
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Swedish Female Fighter Pilot trainee Veronica Novak training to fly Jas 39 Gripen
Kvinnan som är herre i luften. Blivande stridspiloten Veronica Novak är på väg in i männens värld. Bild: PIA MOLIN

Veronica Novak -- en pionjär i luften
LINKÖPING Först drömde hon om att bli konsertpianist. Men som 13-åring ville hon bli flygare. Drygt tio år senare är Veronica Novak på väg att bli Sveriges första kvinnliga Jas-pilot.
http://www.corren.se/nyheter/veronica-novak-en-pionjar-i-luften-4619566.aspx
I utkanten av den stora flygplatsen Malmen ligger ett grönt oansenligt tvåvåningshus. En trappa upp i en sal med nakna lysrör råder stillhet. På väggarna hänger inglasade bilder på Jas 39 Gripen och modeller av skolflygplanet SK 60. En välvuxen krukväxt kämpar med att sprida hemtrevnad.
Det är förmiddag och teorilektion på flygskolan.
Blivande stridspiloter lär sig hur is på planet påverkar flygegenskaperna. En i gänget med gröna overaller har långt mörkt hår uppsatt med en tofs i nacken.
Kvinnan från Järfälla är en av åtta som klarat av att passera nålsögat till den eftertraktade flygutbildningen.
Efter hårdra tester valdes hon och de andra i klassen ut till en utbildning som efter tre till fyra år gör dem till fullfjädrade Jas-piloter.
-- Pilot har varit en dröm sedan jag var 13. Varför vet jag inte. Det kan hänga ihop med att min pappa ville bli pilot när han var ung, men han hade för dålig syn.
Under tonåren tog Veronica Novak både certifikat för segelflyg och för motorflygplan. Vägen till flygskolan gick via naturvetenskaplig linje på gymnasiet, lumpen i ett år som flygmekaniker och militärhögskolan.
Hon var på väg hem från det tillfälliga jobbet som brevbärare när hon fick besked att hon var uttagen.
-- Det tog en stund innan jag fattade att det var sant.
Stämningen på flygskolan är avspänd och trygg, fjärran från en strikt hierarkisk miljö. Lärarna ser som sin uppgift att lotsa eleven genom den kostsamma utbildningen. De visar varje övning, eleverna flyger och efteråt diskuterar de hur det gick.
Endast de bästa duger
Det är en markant skillnad från utbildningar i till exempel Tyskland och USA. Där tas fler elever in än vad som behövs. En stor del sållas bort under utbildningen.
Något som chefen för grundutbildningen, Per Amelin, inte ger mycket för:
-- I USA sätter lärarna upp en dödskalle på väggen för varje elev som de fockat. Ett sådant system har vi inte råd att ha i Sverige. Här plockar vi från början ut de som är bäst lämpade för att bli piloter, säger han.
Teori varvas under det första året med 150 flygtimmar. I juni får eleverna de eftertraktade guldvingarna, ett märke att sätta på bröstet som bevis på att de genomgått grundutbildningen.
I väntan på nya lokaler och bostäder för flygeleverna på Malmen bor de tillfälligt på vandrarhem och i lägenheter runt om i Linköping.
När utbildningen är klar -- efter två år i Linköping och ett vid Jas-flottiljen F7 Såtenäs i Lidköping -- placeras Veronica som stridspilot vid flygbasen F21 i Luleå under tio år. Det blir långt till pojkvännen i Göteborg, också han militär.
-- Bara att hoppas att han kan flytta med, säger hon.
I det framtida svenska försvaret ingår uppdrag i utlandet. Något svenska piloter måste ställa upp på.
-- Jag har tänkt mycket på det. Om vi går ut på internationella uppdrag ser jag inte det som ett problem, säger Veronica.
En i gänget
Ärtsoppan i värnpliktsmatsalen är full med matiga små fläsktärningar. Pannkakor med jordgubbssylt och en sallad slinker ned innan genomgången inför eftermiddagens två flygpass.
Flyguniformen med g-byxorna och de knähöga kängorna åker på. Byxorna har inbyggda blåsor som fylls när kroppen utsätts för kraftig acceleration. Det skapar ett tryck över benen för att förhindra att blod samlas i nedre delen av kroppen så piloten tappar medvetandet.
Trots att det är sommarvarmt ute är långkalsonger och underställ ett måste.
Veronica har sitt klädskåp bland männen. Men duschar i ett rum bredvid.
-- Jag vill vara en i gänget. Det känns som det skulle bli mer isolerat om jag stack i väg till ett eget omklädningsrum.
När saknaden efter tjejkompisar blir för stark ringer hon sin bästa kompis Marie-Therese i Göteborg.
-- Ibland önskar jag att det fanns några fler tjejer här, för det är klart att det ibland blir lite väl mycket killsnack.
-- Men hittills har det inte varit några egentliga problem med att vara ensam tjej. Jag har aldrig mött de som är negativa men jag kan tänka mig att det var värre för ett tiotal år sedan när kvinnor i flygvapnet var ganska nytt.
Prick klockan 12 är det samling. Det sprakar till och en kvinnoröst ljuder i internteven. Meteorologerna på Malmen informerar om flygvädret som blir klart. Sikten god med bara enstaka cirrusmoln.
Eleverna ska träna på att flyga i så kallad rote. En lärare flyger det ena planet och en elev det andra. Över en bestämd punkt ska de få kontakt och träna på att följa efter varandra.
Veronica granskar flygkartan. På väggen bakom henne sitter en almanacka från Slitz med en lättklädd Linda Rosing bredvid en brandman med bar överkropp.
Tyst maskin
Veronica bestämmer möte i luften ovanför en liten sjö vid Hjo i Västergötland. Därefter tränar de över Vättern innan det blir dags att flyga hem.
Hon knäpper sin uppblåsbara flytväst runt magen och sätter på flyghjälmen. På plattan vid hangarerna står de ombyggda skolflygplanen SK 60 på rad. Emblemet med de tre gula kronorna mot blå botten och gul ring omkring pryder sidorna.
Allt inom flyget är ännu inte anpassat för kvinnor. Som till exempel syrgasmasken som sitter ihop med hjälmen:
-- Den är egentligen för stor för mig men det finns inga mindre. Masken får inte läcka och det var ett pyssel att få till den, klippa lite här klippa lite där. Smågrejer, men det funkar.
Tillsammans med en tekniker synar hon planet och kontrollerar att allt är som det ska. Flygteknikerna kommer numera från ett civilt företag, efter kritik mot försvarsmakten som tidigare använt värnpliktiga till så kallad grå arbetskraft.
13.05 drar första motorn igång i hennes SK 60 med ett högfrekvent ljud, därefter andra. Hon får tummen upp från teknikern och rullar sakta iväg längs en gul linje som leder fram till start- och landningsbanan. Flygbränslet från de varma motorerna luktar mjukt och sötaktig.
Jas 39 Gripen lyfter en bit bort lastad med teknik från Försvarets materielverk på andra sidan flygfältet. Ljudet från jetmotorn är starkt och hårt.
Veronicas skolflygplan är som en viskning i jämförelse. När hon och hennes kamrater lyft hörs åter fågelkvitter från skogsdungen bredvid.
Fler kvinnor
Utbildningschefen Per Amelin följer hennes plan med blicken.
-- Jag tänker inte så mycket på att vi har en kvinna i gruppen. Hon smälter bra in. Men det är klart att hon kan känna sig ensam emellanåt och saknar en tjejkompis. Speciellt när hon inte vill spela innebandy för femtielfte gången i rad eller snacka bilar.
Med hjälp av rekrytering försöker försvaret få kvinnor att inse att det finns en framtid i det hårt mansdominerade pilotyrket. Men få söker och få klarar att uppfylla måtten.
En stridspilot måste ha vissa mått för att kunna sköta reglage och pedaler och en viss vikt för att katapultstolen ska fungera på rätt sätt.
-- Det är olyckligt att det inte är fler kvinnor i kåren. Tyvärr har vi inte så många att välja på, säger Per Amelin.
Veronica landar svettig efter 50 minuter.
-- Det låter inte som så lång tid, men det är krävande att vara koncentrerad och på helspänn hela tiden.
Hon funderar på om hon varit rädd någon gång.
-- Inte i luften. Jag kopplar bort allt och fokuserar på det som ska göras. Men så fort det händer en ovan situation tänker jag till extra mycket.
Veronica berättar om en övning i navigation som hon fick avbryta för några månader sedan när hon stötte på dåligt väder.
-- Jag var inte beredd och det blev ett stressmoment. På väderbriefingen hade de sagt att molnkanten skulle vara längre österut.
Efter flygpasset får Veronica snabb återkoppling av sin flyglärare och tankar kroppen med en banan och två stora glas vatten.
Ophra Winfrey brusar i bakgrunden på teven i kafferummet, i tidningsstället samsas glansiga flygmagasin med jakttidningar.
-- Inte så många Vecko-Revyn och tjejtidningar här, kommenterar hon på väg ut till nästa flygpass.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2018, 22:04
by femalepilot
Swedish Female Fighter Pilot trainee Veronica Novak training to fly Jas 39 Gripen
Dagen då flygarna fick vingar
LINKÖPING På onsdagen fick den första kullen av elever på flygskolan på Malmen vingar.- Du kommer att upptäcka att det är i flygvapnet du får dina bästa vänner och dina vänner för livet, sade flygveteranen Erik Ersbacken som fick sina vingar för 60 år sedan, till nya flygvapenpiloten Veronica Novak.
http://www.corren.se/nyheter/dagen-da-flygarna-fick-vingar-4634929.aspx
Några saker förenade alla flygare som samlats på SK60-plattan vid flygskolan. Alla kom ihåg den dag de fick sina vingar.
Alla kom ihåg hur man dagen före sett till att göra hål i uniformen så att man snabbt kunde sätta på sig sina märken.
- Själv stod jag som Er 29 juni 1978, sade flygvapeninspektören Andersson.
- Då hade jag inte en tanke på att jag skulle stå där jag gör i dag.
Jan Andersson medgav att han varit lite orolig för etableringen av flygskolan på Malmen.
- Men jag oroade mig i onödan.
Ett 20-tal veteraner
Ett 20-tal äldre män tittade inte utan viss nostalgi på ceremonin.
Ulf Björkman, 80, och Sven-Erik Ersbacken, 86, mindes sin examensdag som om det vore i går.
- Det var på Ljungbyhed för exakt 60 år sedan och vi var den största kullen flygare dittills, 119 stycken, berättade Ulf Björkman.
De har decimerats med nästan 20 procent på grund av haverier, men även åldern har tagit många.
- Den tidens flygsäkerhet var ju en helt annan, sade Sven-Erik Ersbacken.
Han minns med stor förtjusning de flera hundra timmar han tillbringade i det klassiska stridsplanet Mustang.
Veronica Novak, den andra kvinnan som genomgått grundläggande flygförarutbildning i flygvapnet, berättade, med färskt "flygförarmärke m/36" på uniformen, att hon haft en underbar examensflygning med avancerad flygning ovanför Vättern.
Flygarsnack
Mötet mellan de två veteranerna som flugit det mesta från öppna propellerplan till jet och Veronica Novak, blev först lite trevande men snart var flygarsnacket igång.
- Du kommer att upptäcka att det är i flygvapnet du kommer att få dina allra bästa och trognaste vänner.
Lite avundsjuk
Samtalet kom att handla både om kamratskap och de flygplan veteranerna fått flyga.
- Lite avundsjuk blir jag ju när jag hör om alla de flygplan ni fått flyga, sade Veronica Novak.
- Det var ju mer flygning på något sätt
Om ett år väntar Jas 39 Gripen och fortsatt grundläggande stridsflygsutbildning men veteranerna var inte så avundsjuka.
- Hon får ju bara flyga Gripen hela livet.
Flyguppvisning
Så bjöds de nya flygarna och de gamla och alla gäster flyguppvisning både med 37 Viggen och 39 Gripen och team 60.
Förutom Veronica utexaminerades också Erik Seeman, Fredrik Juhlin, Johan Bergkvist (bäste elev), Mårten Malm, Magnus Ericsson, Mats Iggborn och Magnus Nordlander.
Trots att det skiljer 60 år mellan examensdags för Ulf Björkman t v och Sven-Erik Ersbacken t h och Veronica Novak, tog det bara några minuter innan flygarsnacket kom igång. Bild: JARL ASKLUND

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 21 Oct 2018, 22:20
by femalepilot
Beechcraft King Air 200 Ambulance pilot styrmann Hege Øvestad

https://www.banett.no/pluss/2018/09/21/I-kveld-skriver-Synn%C3%B8ve-Sissel-og-Hege-historie-17562702.ece
https://www.instagram.com/hegeovestad/
Kaptein Synnøve Egeness Lilleli, sykepleier Sissel Aanes og styrmann Hege Øvestad er første helt kvinnelige
I kveld skriver Synnøve, Sissel og Hege historie
Så vidt de vet selv har det aldri før vært et rent kvinnelig mannskap på et ambulansefly i Norge.

Re: Women in and out of Uniform

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2018, 01:23
by femalepilot
Beechcraft King Air 200 Ambulance pilot Kaptein Synnøve Egeness Lilleli

https://www.banett.no/pluss/2018/09/21/I-kveld-skriver-Synn%C3%B8ve-Sissel-og-Hege-historie-17562702.ece
Kaptein Synnøve Egeness Lilleli, sykepleier Sissel Aanes og styrmann Hege Øvestad er første helt kvinnelige
I kveld skriver Synnøve, Sissel og Hege historie
Så vidt de vet selv har det aldri før vært et rent kvinnelig mannskap på et ambulansefly i Norge.
https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i/vm1vJw/hoeyre-pilot-melder-seg-ut-av-partiet-i-protest-mot-hoeie-hoeie-tar-ikke-ansvar
Høyre-pilot melder seg ut av partiet i protest mot Høie: - Høie tar ikke ansvar
Gruppeleder i Brønnøysund Høyre og ambulanseflypilot Synnøve Egeness Lilleli melder seg ut av regjeringspartiet i protest mot helseminister Bent Høies håndtering av ambulanseflysituasjonen i Nord-Norge.
To av åtte ambulansefly var ute av beredskap sist helg, fordi flygerne hadde meldt seg uskikket til å fly. Og ifølge de siste oppdateringene fra Lufttransport, publisert i Nordlys torsdag, er fem ambulansefly ute av drift på grunn av mannskapsmangel frem til neste uke.
Verst er situasjonen i Finnmark.
Ambulansefly måtte leies fra Sverige – helseministeren ser alvorlig på konflikten
Brudd i forhandlingene
Sist fredag brøt forhandlingene mellom Flygerforbundet og selskapet som skal fly for Luftambulansetjenesten HF fra neste sommer, Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance, sammen. Usikkerheten som oppsto etter forhandlingsbruddet, førte til tvil om pilotene som var omfattet av forhandlingene, var skikket til å fly, opplyste Flygerforbundet til NTB.
Flygerne opererer ambulansefly fra baser over hele landet; Kirkenes, Alta, Tromsø, Bodø, Brønnøysund, Ålesund og Gardermoen.
Synnøve Egeness Lilleli er ambulanseflypilot for Lufttransport, som i dag, og frem til kontrakten løper ut sommeren 2019, skal levere ambulanseflytjenesten.
– Jeg kan ikke lenger stå inne for Høyres politikk. Dette går på tvers av det jeg kan akseptere av arbeidsrettigheter og sosial profil i et anbud som aldri skulle vært ute. Og da er jeg nødt til å bryte med det, sier Lilleli til VG.
Uholdbar situasjon
Hun viser til et sitat Bent Høie (H) ga til Nordlys, hvor helseministeren sier:
– Jeg mener helseforetaket har håndtert situasjonen godt.
I et brev til Helseministeren, Høyres hovedorganisasjon og Høyres stortingsgruppe, skriver Lilleli at «Norsk flygerforbund (..) har tidlig i anbudsprosessen vært inne og påpekt for Helsedepartementet at en virksomhetsoverdragelse må ligge inne i anbudet for å sikre en forsvarlig drift og overgang.»
Men:
– Nå har Babcock sett bort ifra det, og folk er redde for jobbene sine, sier Lilleli.
Administrerende direktør i Babcock, Marius Hansen opplyste overfor NTB før helgen at alle dagens flyvere kan søke seg over til selskapet, og at fristen for dette er forlenget.
– Sliter på familieliv
Lilleli sier situasjonen for pilotene etter bruddet i forhandlingene før helgen, er svært uholdbar.
– Det sliter på familieliv og fritid å tenke på at vi ikke har en jobb å gå til. At avtalen ble trukket kan ikke tolkes annerledes enn det at de ikke ønsker at vi skal fly for dem, sier Lilleli.
Ifølge Nordlys har 12 piloter allerede sagt opp jobben i Lufttransport.
Til Nordlys sier administrerende direktør i Lufttransport, Frank Wilhelmsen, at det er naivt å tro at selskapet kommer til å klare å levere nok ambulansefly i beredskap frem til kontrakten løper ut neste sommer.
– Høie har ikke tatt ansvar, og peker på at helseforetaket har håndtert situasjonen godt. Det er ikke tilfellet. Det er skapt et kaos, sier Lilleli.
Høie: - Leit
Helseminister Bent Høie (H) sier det er leit at Lilleli har valgt å melde seg ut av Høyre.
– Jeg opplever at hun har gjort en god jobb for partiet, og håper hun kommer tilbake i Høyre, sier Høie til VG.
Han sier at han forstår at situasjonen er vanskelig for henne som pilot. Men:
– Det er slik at forhandlinger om lønns- og arbeidsvilkår er et spørsmål mellom partene. Det verken kan eller skal jeg gripe inn i, sier Høie.
Helseministeren opplyser at han nå følger beredskapsituasjonen i Luftambulansetjenesten tett.
– Hvordan kan helseforetaket ha håndtert situasjonen godt, når bereskapen er svekket?
– Nei, det er ikke greit i det hele tatt. Jeg har vært opptatt av at helseregionen har satt inn tiltak for å kompensere for situasjonen som har oppstått, og opplever at de isolert sett har håndtert situasjonen som har oppstått godt. Så lenge de setter inn nødvendige tiltak, så er det ikke nødvendig for meg å gripe inn.Høie opplyser til VG at han fredag blant annet skal møte Luftambulanseforetaket HF for å se på langsiktige tiltak for ambulanseflyberedskapen.
https://www.banett.no/nyheter/2016/05/26/D%C3%B8gnberedskapen-skal-opprettholdes-12794264.ece
Døgnberedskapen skal opprettholdes
Ambulanseflyet i Brønnøysund skal ikke skjæres ned fra 2019.
Mandag denne uken møttes direktørene i de fire helseforetakene i Norge for å diskutere framtidens luftambulansetjeneste. Til neste år skal alle ambulanseflyene ut på nytt anbud, og endringene som gjøres blir gjeldende fra sommeren 2019. De fire direktørene skulle derfor bli enige om hva de ønsker at Luftambulansetjenesten bestiller inn av beredskap.
Lukter på nye ambulansefly
Må finne løsninger før ny avtale er på plass innen juli 2017.
For Helgeland var det mest kritiske spørsmålet om ambulanseflyet i Brønnøysund skal opprettholdes med døgnberedskap. BAnett får torsdag bekreftet hos kommunikasjonsdirektør Siw Sandvik hos Helse Nord at det ikke blir gjort endringer på flyet i Brønnøysund fra 2019.
– Døgnberedskapen oppretholdes, og kostnadene dette innebærer skal fordeles gjennom en avtale mellom Helse Nord og Helse Midt, sier Sandvik.
Det er Luftambulansetjenesten ANS, som eies av helseforetakene, som skal utarbeide og lyse ut flykontraktene på anbud. Luftambulansetjenesten sendte tidligere i år ut et strategidokument som beskriver flere ulike løsninger for ambulanseflyene i Norge i perioden 2019 til 2030.
Kunne blitt dagfly
Et av forslagene som lå på bordet var å redusere flyberedskapen i Brønnøysund fra døgnkontinuerlig til at flyet kun skal operere på dagtid. Dette forslaget ble møtt med unison motstand fra kommunene på Helgeland. Kommunestyrene i alle 18 kommunene på Helgeland sendte derfor ut et felles innspill til høringen, der det ble krevd at døgnberedskapen opprettholdes.
BA erfarer at nettopp døgnberedskap i Brønnøysund var gjenstand for diskusjon på møtet mellom direktørene. I bestillingen fra direktørene ligger det nå to nye jetfly, ett på Gardermoen og ett i Tromsø. Ett av løsningsforslagene i strategidokumentet var at døgnberedskapen fjernes i Brønnøysund, fordi jetflyet i Tromsø gir utvidet dekning.
Men en avtale mellom Helse Nord og Helse Midt betyr altså at beredskapen skal opprettholdes på dagens nivå også i framtiden - i tillegg til at Tromsø får et jetfly. Alta, som i dag har ett døgnfly og ett dagfly, mister sitt dagfly fra sommeren 2019 - fordi jetflyet i Tromsø kompenserer for dette.
Jubel hos varaordføreren
Varaordfører Torstein Moe mener dette er en seier både for Helgeland, og Sør-Helgeland.
- Det er en fantastisk hyggelig nyhet for alle oss som bor her, og for de som har et hjerte for Helgeland og Sør-Helgeland. Vi gleder oss over budskapet. All ære til de som har stått på for dette. Dette betyr mye for oss, som står uten sykehus. Fly og helikopter er da blant de viktigste tiltakene for å kompensere for dette, sier Moe.
Han mener et fly med dagberedskap ikke lenger kan regnes for å være en del av akuttberedskapen.
- Meg bekjent så blir folk syke både på ettermiddag og kveld. Hadde man fjernet døgnberedskapen, så hadde man vært over på en annen type tilbud. En bestilt transportløsning, sier Moe.
Optimist for fremtiden
Kommunestyrene på Helgeland var derfor svært tydelige på at de ønsket døgnberedskapen opprettholdt.
- Dette - kombinert med det nye konseptet for et distriktsmedisinsk senter i Brønnøysund - gir meg troen på at vi går en lysere framtid i møte når det gjelder helse på Sør-Helgeland, mener varaordfører Moe.
https://www.banett.no/pluss/2018/05/04/H%C3%B8yre-pilot-melder-seg-ut-av-partiet-i-protest-mot-helseministeren-16625940.ece
Høyre-pilot melder seg ut av partiet i protest mot helseministeren
Synnøve Egeness Lilleli reagerer på Bent Høies håndtering av ambulanseflysituasjonen.

Re: Women in and out