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Unread post31 Aug 2019, 23:24

Meet Fullam's Five Family Member Serve As Fighter Pilot in U.S. Air Force: Erin, Jay & Haden Fly A-10 Deployed at Kandahar
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Unread post07 Sep 2019, 01:14

Sophie Farrer, John F. Kennedy High School senior and Air Force Junior ROTC cadet earns her pilot's license
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JFK Air Force JROTC cadet earns pilot's license has earned her wings:
Farrer recently completed the private pilot license training course at Kansas State University as part of the Flight Academy Scholarship Program — an Air Force-level initiative created in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage, according to a press release from the Guam Department of Education. “Always prepare for the worst and hope for the best, do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. You can do anything in life, if you want it badly enough…words from my mentors, John Shimizu and Roke Matanane,” Farrer said, noting that she faced a number of challenges while at KSU but will always remember her time there. Farrer is one of 150 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world who received the Chief of Staff of the Air Force scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 1,600 cadets applied for the scholarship, which is valued at approximately $20,000. Air Force Junior ROTC has been charged by the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force to bring back the “luster of aviation” to high school students and to increase diversity in aviation fields. Graduates of the program who earned their private pilot license do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, and completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs.The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community, while instilling values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and sense of accomplishment. There are more than 120,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC programs at more than 880 high schools in the U.S. and overseas.
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Unread post15 Sep 2019, 02:47

Famous Female Aerobatic Pilot Patty Wagstaff Escaped From Horrifying Plane Crash

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Famous aerobatic pilot is OK after plane flips at St. Augustine airport
National Aviation Hall of Fame member Patricia “Patty” Wagstaff is OK after the 1958 Beechcraft she had just landed at St. Augustine’s airport went into a grassy ditch and flipped with a passenger on board.
The pilot whose aircraft flipped upside down after a Wednesday landing at St. Augustine’s Northeast Florida Regional Airport has been identified as National Aviation Hall of Fame member Patricia “Patty” Wagstaff.
The veteran daredevil and aerobatic pilot, familiar to many who attend local air shows, received only minor injuries in the incident. In a Twitter post the 68-year-old pilot, inducted in 2004 into the hall of fame, assured everyone she and her passenger are OK, saying the plane had a mechanical problem after landing.
“People have been asking and I wanted to let everyone know that my passenger [one of our instructors] and I are doing fine,” she tweeted.
The 1958 Beechcraft K35 Bonanza aircraft, with distinctive V-tail and retractable landing gear, had just landed at 5:30 p.m. at the airport when the incident occurred, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The initial FAA investigation into the crash indicated Wagstaff and 59-year-old Port Orange resident Jeffrey Rochelle were on board when the aircraft veered off the runway into a grassy median, then went into a ditch and flipped onto its roof. The incident occurred at the south end of St. Augustine’s airport on U.S. 1.
Minor injuries were reported, but no one was transported to the hospital, the Highway Patrol said.
Wagstaff, of St. Augustine, gained her pilot’s license in 1980 and earned a spot five years later on the U.S. Aerobatic Team, according to the hall of fame. She was the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and won it three years in a row. She won the Betty Skelton “First Lady of Aerobatics” Award, flies as a stunt pilot for films and television and coaches other aerobatic pilots at her Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School at St. Augustine’s airport.
Rochelle also is a highly trained pilot. A flight instructor at Evolution Flight Services, he is a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with about 4,500 hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. He is a graduate of the Air Force “Top Gun” Fighter Weapons School and was a member of USAF Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, according to the flight services website.
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Unread post16 Sep 2019, 02:39

Meet Lieutenant Karen Vanessa Velázquez Ruiz, The First Female Pilot To Fly F-5 Fighter Plane At Mexican Military Parade Day 16 Sep. 2019

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Unread post19 Sep 2019, 01:53

Sky is the limit for one of the first female Apache pilots
https://www.army.mil/article/227154/sky_is_the_limit_for_one_of_the_first_female_apache_pilots
Leslie Herlick was the first female warrant officer in her battalion after being assigned to 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). She went to flight school after the ban against women flying combat helicopters was lifted 26 years ago.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- When she joined the Army, Leslie Herlick was too short to join the Military Police.
But sitting in the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter several years later, she could be as tall as she wanted.
Herlick is now the training resource coordinator for Fort Campbell's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. She doesn't talk about her past very much and many who know her have no idea that she was among the first women to take to the skies after Congress lifted a restriction that kept women from flying combat helicopters.
That was in 1993.
Herlick saw an ad in the Army Times looking for women to apply for flight school and decided that's what she wanted to do. It never occurred to her that she might not be accepted.
"I've always liked to do things that maybe other people say they want to do, but I do them," Herlick said. "I'm willing to try."
Then assigned to 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 23-year-old was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School before attending flight school from the fall 1994 to May 1995 at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
While many of the other students had experience working with motors or even servicing aircraft, Herlick had a lot to learn. And she did.
She learned to fly using instruments, tactic and night vision goggles. She trained on simulators and in small bird TH-67 training helicopters, Huey utility helicopters and OH-58 Kiowa utility choppers.
After getting their wings, graduates were asked to select the helicopters they most wanted to fly.
Herlick selected the Apache and based on her grades and performance, she got her wish.
She spent more time learning to shoot Hellfire missiles and everything else she needed to know. Her young son learned all the parts of helicopters along with her as Herlick studied through November 1995.
"He grew up with mom doing that stuff, so it was never a big deal to him," she said. "He'll tell me now, 'I didn't realize the stuff you did,' because it was normal to him."
Proving herself
Herlick's first duty station as a pilot was 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
She was the first female warrant officer in her battalion. Because being a woman in PsycOps was so common, Herlick didn't realize that for some it would make a difference.
"Some of the pilots had never worked with women before," she said. "I really had to prove myself more than a new male coming in. It wasn't enough to be just as good as them. I had to be better."
But Herlick isn't one to back down from a challenge.
"It took a lot of months and hard work to show them I was one of them," she said.
Pilot in command
Herlick shies away from being called a "pioneer." She points out she wasn't the first woman to fly an Apache helicopter and those women who came after her deserve more credit than she does because they flew in combat.
Herlick did win the acceptance of the men who doubted her and three years after being stationed in Fort Campbell she worked her way from the front seat of the helicopter as a co-pilot gunner to the back seat where she was the pilot in command.
In February 1999 she as assigned to the 1st Armored Division, 501st, and stationed in Germany.
She flew a NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo in 2000.
In October of that year she spent some of her time on the ground talking to women who didn't have the same rights as American women. They shared their stories of devastation and loss. Herlick and several other military women shared their stories of empowerment.
She would later go on to other careers that allowed her to help women, veterans and children.
11 days after 9/11
Herlick was just 11 days away from giving birth to her second son when Sept. 11, 2001, changed the trajectory of the United States Army.
She had already submitted her resignation and flying combat missions was no longer an option. She says the women who did are the ones who deserve recognition.
"I had already planned to get out because I wanted to be able to raise my kids and see my kids grow up and take them to football practice and softball," Herlick said.
In the ensuing years she had several careers.
She worked at Survivor Outreach, providing support for Gold Star Families. She was a victim advocate for the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, providing support for sexual assault victims and helping them through the process of reporting assaults to the military. She worked at a Department of Veterans Affairs call center, providing veterans and Families with information to help them get benefits and guide them through the process.
Herlick also earned bachelor's and master's degrees and decided to become a teacher. She taught second, third and fifth grades at Sango Elementary School in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
Career opportunities led her back to Fort Campbell in 2014.
Coming full circle
Herlick's Army career began right out of high school when she left the Detroit area behind.
At 5-foot-4 "and a half" she was just shy of the height she needed to pursue her first career choice in military law enforcement, but she knew she wanted to be airborne.
After basic training, she went to Fort Bragg for advanced individual training and attended airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia. She became a jumpmaster, with 42 jumps over her career.
Herlick started work in PsyOps, "winning the hearts and minds of the enemy" in 1989 and took part in Operation Just Cause in Panama in December of that year.
She was disappointed that she couldn't jump or be with the combat units because she was a woman and eventually the desire for more freedom led Herlick apply for flight school.
She was still a pilot in command when she left the Army and while there are few visible reminders of that past in her office at division headquarters, it's always a part of her.
Now her presence is felt in a different way.
Herlick helps plan and carry out training, looks at needs and comes up with ways to address them.
She doesn't waste time wondering what her life may have been like if she were a little taller or dwell too much on things she has done. She's too busy looking ahead.
"That was a long time ago," Herlick said. "I'm more about what I'm doing now."
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Unread post02 Oct 2019, 20:49

Dudette 07 Flight: 29 March 2011, 8 years ago:
All Female F-15E Crew Launches Historic Mission over Afghanistan
https://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/455th-Air-Expeditionary-Wing/News/Display/Article/274204/all-female-team-launches-historic-mission-over-afghanistan/
Pilots: Maj(s) Christine Mau and Tracy Schmidt and WSO: Capt(s) Kimberly Volk and Jennifer Morton
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Maj. Tracy Schmidt, 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Capt. Kimberly Volk, 389th EFS weapons system officer, Maj. Christine Mau, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing executive officer and an F-15 pilot, and Capt. Jennifer Morton, 389th EFS WSO, pose for the camera before their mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 29, 2011.
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Maj. Christine Mau, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing executive officer and an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, briefs (foreground to background) Capt. Kimberly Volk, 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron weapon system officer, Maj. Tracy Schmidt, 389th EFS F-15 pilot, and Capt. Jennifer Morton, 389th EFS WSO, prior to their mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 29, 2011. Major Mau and her team flew the first combat mission to be flown, planned, and maintained entirely by females.
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Staff Sgt. Tamara Rhone, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, talks to Maj. Christine Mau, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing executive officer and an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, prior to the aircraft's launch at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 29, 2011.
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Unread post05 Oct 2019, 23:41

Celebrating Piedmont Airlines' 70th, retired Capt. Bill Wilkerson, Capt. Lori Cline & Capt. Tony Rankin recreated an epic pic from a B727 Piedmont trip in 1986!
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Unread post07 Oct 2019, 05:27

femalepilot wrote:Dudette 07 Flight: 29 March 2011, 8 years ago:
All Female F-15E Crew Launches Historic Mission over Afghanistan
https://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/455th-Air-Expeditionary-Wing/News/Display/Article/274204/all-female-team-launches-historic-mission-over-afghanistan/
Pilots: Maj(s) Christine Mau and Tracy Schmidt and WSO: Capt(s) Kimberly Volk and Jennifer Morton



Update on Christine Mau......

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Unread post10 Oct 2019, 01:48

Meet Lt. Ebru Daşdemir, Turk Air Force Only Female F-16 Fighter pilot Student Rocks Among Men:
Yalnız kadın F-16 savaş pilot adayı

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Unread post12 Oct 2019, 01:41

First female Cobra Fighter Pilot
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Anyone know more ,please?
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Unread post14 Oct 2019, 02:30

Meet Nigeria's First Female Fighter Pilot Lt. Sanni Kafayat:
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Unread post15 Oct 2019, 01:35

Meet Republic OF China's First Female Mirage 2000 Fighter pilot Lt Jiang Qinghua
三立新聞 台灣亮起來 - 首位幻象2000女飛官 蔣青樺 (2019)
ROCAF (中華民國空軍) First (首) Mirage (位幻象) Female Flying Officer (女飛官 ) Jiang Qinghua (蔣青樺)
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Unread post21 Oct 2019, 00:50

Second Female Fighter Pilot of Nigeria's Air Force Born!
Flying Officer Oluwadamilare Oke
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Unread post09 Nov 2019, 05:49

Spanish Female F-18 Fighter Pilot Capt Rocío González Torres
la capitán Rocío González Torres, mujer piloto de combate del ejército del aire, miembro de la patrulla Águila
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