Squadron Leader Virgine Guyot is currently the "slot" of the "Patrouille de FRance". She will become leader of the team next year.
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i attend technical aviation high school here in croatia ( http://zts.skole.t-com.hr/ ), IRE course (instruments, radio systems, electrotechnic), and i do aeromodeling. but that's unfortunately all. i'd really like to fly (both gliders and planes), but it's too much expensive for me . and i love aviation more than anything...especially russian .
"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.
First female helicopter crew takes on Taliban
From left: Stephanie Cole, Michelle Goodman, Joanna Watkinson and Wendy Donald at their US training base
THE RAF is to fly its first all-woman combat helicopter crew into action in southern Afghanistan.
The four women are expected to fly a number of missions taking troops and supplies to the frontline against the Taliban in Helmand. They will also airlift casualties to the hospital at Camp Bastion.
The Merlin crew includes Flight-Lieutenant Michelle Goodman, 32, from Bristol, the first woman to win the Distinguished Flying Cross. She and her co-pilot, Flight-Lieutenant Joanna Watkinson, 28, from Reading, have been preparing in California for the difficulties of flying in Afghanistan. The hot air, dust and high altitude pose particular problems for helicopters.
Loadmasters Sergeant Stephanie Cole, 24, from Wiltshire, and Sergeant Wendy Donald, 31, from Liverpool, have also been training at the US airbase at El Centro.
Alongside their main role of ensuring that the troops and supplies are properly loaded on board, they will man its 7.62mm machineguns.
All four would have expected tours of duty in Afghanistan at some stage in their careers. It is coincidence that a full complement of female helicopter crew will, for the first time, be in Helmand simultaneously.
Goodman and Watkinson have been training in evasive flying to avoid Taliban missiles while Cole and Donald practised their gunnery skills. All four women are aware that they might be shot down or forced to ditch the aircraft in hostile territory and have prepared for the possibility.
Goodman, a veteran of four Iraq tours, said: “Obviously we always bear it in mind but when you’re in the middle of a dangerous sortie you just get on with your job.
“If we thought about the threat continually we would never be able to do our jobs. It’s only when we compare notes during the de-brief that you know the full extent of what happened on a dangerous mission.”
Goodman won her DFC in 2008 for the night rescue of a soldier wounded by mortar fire in Iraq. She said she was expecting some “banter” from the infantry about female aircrew picking them up.
Watkinson’s husband is an RAF navigator. Her grandfather was an RAF pilot and her grandmother was one of the first women to be commissioned into the army.
“When I was younger, I always just thought that it was one of those make-believe dreams that you could one day be a pilot,” she said.
“There will be people that will always turn round and say, ‘Oh, you can’t do that, you’re a girl’. I’ve had a few people tell me that in the past and I’d like to see them one day and go, ‘hah, told you’.”
"Ainsley Earhardt named one of the 15 hottest Newswomen in US"
November 22nd, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
She grew up in South Carolina, and she graduated from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. She has lived in Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and New York. She completed the Austin, Texas half-marathon, went skydiving with the U.S. Army｡ｦs Golden Knights and flew in an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
"FIRST FEMALE TORNADO CREW IN AFGHANISTAN"
First Female Crew in Afghanistan - Sunday 20 December 2009
At Dyess AFB in 2000, they formed an all-female B-1B crew for a special flyby at the dedication of a monument for a WASP ferry pilot killed in a WWII accident near the base.
There were several female crew mewmbers, as both pilots and "backseaters".
There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.
Does anyone know the status of females in the Russian air force? Are they allowed to be pilots?
Any information will be helpful.
"Beautiful Female Military Around the World"
"She loved to climb mountains"
First Posted 02:35:00 01/29/2010
By Joselle Badilla, Julie Alipala
1Lt. Angelica Valdez, co-pilot of the crashed Nomad plane, was just 26.
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Two female pilots:
The pilot Belgian F-16, Karen Vandenbroucke
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, with french Virgine Guyot pilot of Patrouille de France.
"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.
"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.
"Legacy of WWII women pilots finally takes wing"
Saturday, 22 May 2010 14:00
Written by Joan Lownds
On the icy Thanksgiving morning of Nov. 23, 1943, Hazel Ah Ying Lee, a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), attempted a landing of the new bomber she was test-flying solo to Great Falls, Mont. She collided with another pilot flying too close because he didn't have his radio on, and both planes exploded into flames. Ms. Lee, 32, one of the 1,074 elite “flygirls” in the pioneering program, was killed in the crash.
She sure looks cute in that flightsuit though.
"1st female fighter pilot [sic] chosen to command wing"
Posted : Wednesday Jun 2, 2010 16:25:11 EDT
By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer
Col. Dawn Dunlop, the first woman to fly the F-22 Raptor, will soon achieve another milestone when she becomes the first female test pilot to lead an Air Force wing.
(IMO, "fighter female pilot", not "female fighter pilot".)
"Exclusive: Flying Above Afghanistan on F-15E Fighter Combat Mission
First Journalist to Ever Fly on a Combat Mission in Bomb-Laden Air Force Fighter Jet"
BAGRAM, Afghanistan, May 26, 2010
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK By MARTHA RADDATZ
] She sure looks cute in that flightsuit though.
BTW, if I get to be a SLB (self-loading baggage) in a jet fighter, I guess I'd barf during the first roll or turn. 8D
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1st female fighter pilot chosen to command wing
Col. Dawn Dunlop, the first woman to fly the F-22 Raptor, will soon achieve another milestone when she becomes the first female fighter test pilot to lead an Air Force wing.
Dunlop is set to take command of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on June 4.
A 1988 Air Force Academy graduate, Dunlop began her aviation career as a T-38 Talon instructor pilot and was among the first women flying Air Force fighters once the ban on female fighter pilots was lifted in 1993.
After flying operational F-15E Strike Eagles for 2 1/2 years, she was accepted into the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards in 1997 and began flying F-15 tests mission the following year.
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.
The girl from the catering corps who is now one of only two women flying the lethal Apache
Last updated at 10:02 PM on 12th June 2010
By Christopher Leake
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"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, firstname.lastname@example.org | 247-7821
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.)
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