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Unread post10 Jun 2021, 13:26

Female F-16 pilot training graduate

U.S. AIR FORCE 1ST LT. GENEVIEVE ZASADA of Watertown recently graduated F-16 Pilot Training at Holloman AFB in Washington, D.C. on February 12. Lt. Zasada is a graduate of Watertown High School and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College before earning her BBA at the University of Hawaii with a degree in finance. Her parents, Paul and Fay Zasada, reside in Watertown. She is assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron in Washington, D.C.

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Unread post20 Jun 2021, 02:48

She Was a Pioneering Navy Submarine Officer. Now She's Headed to Space
18 Jun 2021 Karli Goldenberg

"Lt. Cmdr. Kayla Barron, one of the first women to serve on a Navy submarine, is now one step closer to being one of the first women to walk on the Moon. Barron, 33, who commissioned as a Navy officer in 2010, was selected by NASA out of a pool of approximately 18,000 people to join the 2017 astronaut candidate class...."

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Unread post28 Jun 2021, 23:39

Lockheed Martin's First Female F-35 Production and Training Pilot Takes Flight
28 Jun 2021 LM PR

"On June 7, 2021, Monessa “Siren” Balzhiser took flight as Lockheed Martin’s first female F-35 Production and Training Pilot. The former United States Air Force F-16 pilot joins the ranks of an elite group of female F-35 pilots that have paved the way before her.

Balzhiser joined Lockheed Martin in 2018 and was eventually selected to fly the F-16 as a production and training pilot. When Balzhiser was asked if she was interested in flying the F-35, she initially thought it was a joke, but once the shock and humor subsided, she immediately agreed to take on the challenge of flying the world’s most advanced 5th Generation fighter aircraft....

...Balzhiser took her very first flight in the F-35 at Luke Air Force with her mentor and F-35 flight instructor, Lt. Col. Kristin “Mother” Hubbard, flying as her wingman.

While the number of female F-35 pilots in the community is steadily growing, there is still the misconception that flying fighters is not accessible to women in the industry. Christine Mau, the very first woman to ever fly the F-35 once said, “flying is the ultimate equalizer.”

“The jet really doesn’t know if a pilot is male or female—it doesn’t. It just expects you to perform the way you need to,” said Balzhiser. “Many people don’t realize that females are doing this in the industry—we’re doing it out in the operational world of the fighter communities.”

A Flight to Remember
“It was amazing and a bit surreal,” she said. “If you can imagine every emotion that you can think of happening in one location—nervousness when stepping out to the jet, to the pure excitement of being strapped into one of the most powerful fighter jets in the world, to scared of messing up, to a huge adrenaline rush—it was just all encompassed in my one little glass cockpit.”

One of the biggest differences between learning to fly the F-35 and F-16 is that a pilot’s first flight in the F-35 is truly solo. In preparation for her first flight, Balzhiser spent the six-weeks prior with the 56th Training Squadron and 61st Fighter Squadron as part of a Senior Officer Course. The training consisted of rigorous amounts of academics for each system on the F-35 and 12 simulator scenarios.

Balzhiser and her classmates not only had to demonstrate their ability to identify and respond to any kind of situation requiring emergency procedures, but also how to handle all the sensor capabilities in the F-35. All the academics and simulation training eventually culminated into a check ride in the simulator from a squadron evaluation pilot. Once Balzhiser passed her check ride, she was cleared for take-off.

“My initial thought once I took off of the ground was, in one word, “WHOA.” The biggest transition that I am still getting used to in the jet is how smart the F-35 is—Its ability to engage and disseminate the information that it’s gathering and then display it back to the pilot – it takes a lot of focus and multitasking ability. With my background in the F-16 and the number of flying hours that I had, flying the F-35 came naturally. It is extremely easy to fly.” she said."

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Unread post29 Jun 2021, 23:18

Lockheed Martin's First Female F-35 Production and Training Pilot Takes Flight
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Unread post13 Jul 2021, 22:32

RSAF female fighter pilots
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Unread post13 Jul 2021, 22:35

RSAF female fighter pilots

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Unread post14 Jul 2021, 09:10

Female Mirage 2000 Fighter Pilot

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Unread post14 Jul 2021, 09:26

Rafale Female Fighter Pilot Capitaine Caroline Paillier

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Unread post05 Aug 2021, 21:48

RAF and German Air Forces join forces in Romania to enhance interoperability
Female Eurofighter Typhoon pilot
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Unread post12 Aug 2021, 20:44

female US military pilot tried on the F- 35 fighter helmet

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Unread post21 Aug 2021, 08:35

US Navy F/A-18 Hornet Fighter pilot

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Unread post21 Aug 2021, 23:19

Female F-35 Fighter Pilots Alaska Aug 2021
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Unread post08 Sep 2021, 18:07

Ардана Ботай: Аспан әлемінде бәріміз теңбіз

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Unread post09 Sep 2021, 11:23

femalepilot wrote:Female F-35 Fighter Pilots Alaska Aug 2021


Whoa, they don't really even need to make up a cool nickname for these two... Eissman and Cannon... :D
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Unread post11 Sep 2021, 20:06

Interview with Heather Penney - a former fighter pilot with an unimaginable mission on 9/11

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