Archive | April, 2011

Military Fly Moms

by Linda Maloney The 1986 movie Top Gun inspired not only a generation of boys to follow in the contrails of “Maverick” and “Goose,” but many girls also determined to dogfight and soar high above the clouds in supersonic aircraft. A few months before my first son was born, I packed away my flight gear […]

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WASP Vi Cowden and her Congressional Gold Medal

Vi Cowden Takes Her Final Flight

We are sad to hear of WASP Vi Cowden’s passing. Here are some news links with additional information: Female World War II pilot “will be sorely missed” Final Flight: WASP Vi Cowden    

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All-female F-15 crew

All-female team launches historic mission over Afghanistan

by Tech. Sgt. Michael Voss 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 3/31/2011 – BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — A team of female Airmen 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, […]

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1st Lt. Candice Killian prepares to fly a CV-22 Osprey. Lieutenant Killian is the first qualified female CV-22 pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stefan Bocchino)

First female CV-22 pilot completes training

by Stefan T. Bocchino 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 3/1/2011 – KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — After nearly three years of flight training with the Air Force, she recently became the first qualified female pilot of the CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. It started with pictures of aircraft in her grandfather’s home. Then it was on […]

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WASP Vi Cowden and her Congressional Gold Medal

Second to None: Inspiring stories of Extraordinary Women

by Barb Garwood, American Airlines Pilot and one of WMA Founders “Second to None” is a documentary produced by Farmers Insurance for March’s Women’s History Month with six 15 minute episodes about significant achievements women have accomplished in our country despite major obstacles. The series is designed for use in elementary, middle and high schools. […]

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