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Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:48 pm

Female fighter pilots. How common are they in your country ? ( I'm talking about fighter pilots, not hercules transport plane and that sort of thing )

In Norway, according to my sources there is only two that is flying the F 16. First female fighter pilot in Norway got her wings in 1992. Norway does'nt have that many fighters and fighter pilots as a whole, though, so it's a pretty exclusive club....



On a side note, in 1995 Norway got it's first female submarine captain. She was also the first female submarine captain in the world at the time.
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:23 pm

I believe there are a crap load in the USAF . As well, the USAF Thunderbirds i believe have two Women in their 6 plane formation .
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Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:23 pm



Quoting CF188A (Reply 1):
I believe there are a crap load in the USAF

that's not a nice way to talk about ladies now is it?

We have had a few, but I believe no active ones at the moment.

In our Navy women aren;t allowed in the submarine department. The reason is that you don't want a few women in a place like a submarine which doesn;t come up for a long time. The only solution would be an all female crew I believe Big grin
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:55 pm



Quoting CF188A (Reply 1):
As well, the USAF Thunderbirds i believe have two Women in their 6 plane formation .

Niki left...did they get another?
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:07 pm



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 3):

Niki left...did they get another?

This past season Maj Nicole Malachowski (#3) and Maj Samantha Weeks (#6) were on the team.
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Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:12 pm



Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 2):
We have had a few, but I believe no active ones at the moment.

I thought that there is a female currently driving the V-11, our nice little Gulfstream. I know that there are at lease 2 female Apache helicopter pilots in the RNLAF and that 1 female F-16 pilot is being trained now.

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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:49 pm

I believe there are two flying our CF-18's.
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:18 am

The only female fighterpilot currently flying F 16 in Norway is pilot Marianne Mjelde:
















The first female fighter pilot in Norway, pilot Mette Grøtteland who got her wings in 1992, does'nt fly fighters any longer. She traded her fighter wings with rotorblades and is currently pilot on a SeaKing rescue hellicopter. her picture is belove and also a video of her pilotong the hellicopter:





See video of Mette here:

http://www.aftenbladet.no/webtv/?id=564717

 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:36 am

Speaking of women....

How about these Japanese pilots.....



Or British Hellicopterpilots / gunners:






A nice American chopper pilot...






This could turn out to be a very nice tread....
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:42 am



Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 2):
that's not a nice way to talk about ladies now is it?

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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:05 am

We had our first in the '90's IIRC, but due to attrition (I mean retirements, not crashes!) there are only a few at any particular time.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:16 am

Anyone of you boys, seen an aircraftcarrier around here...?  Smile

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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:59 am



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 8):
A nice American chopper pilot...

It's nit picking I know but she's not a pilot.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:42 am



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Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:05 am



Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 4):
This past season Maj Nicole Malachowski (#3) and Maj Samantha Weeks (#6) were on the team.

I saw them both in person after last summers show at Otis and #3 was definitely a #10! That pix (still on web USAF site) is nowhere as good as she really looked, IMHO...even after just finishing a show on a warm day and being a bit tired, she was quite impressive.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:25 am



Quoting J_Hallgren (Reply 14):

Agreed!
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:08 am



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 8):
Speaking of women....

How about these Japanese pilots.....

I wish I was posted on that aircraft!!!!
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:19 am

Physically a woman's body is more suited for the rigors of high G flight due to their stronger pelvic muscles which should make it easier to force blood to their head performing the G-1 exercise or movement. In older stick and rudder acft the advantage was for a man due upper body strength but with fly by wire flight controls that point is negated
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:33 am

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 8):
Speaking of women....

How about these Japanese pilots.....


Doubt the pilots are real fighter pilots. They no not have name tags on their flight suits. I doubt the Japan Military allows bright hair colours.

The one on the left has the military woman look though...

[Edited 2008-01-22 00:37:30]
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:10 am

The first German female jet pilot just graduated at Holloman and now flies Tornado ECRs at 2./32th Fighter Bomber Wing at Lechfeld AB.
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:12 pm



Quoting Ceph (Reply 18):
I doubt the Japan Military allows bright hair colours.

Why do you think so... ?
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:17 pm

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 19):
The first German female jet pilot just graduated at Holloman and now flies Tornado ECRs at 2./32th Fighter Bomber Wing at Lechfeld AB.

Wasn't there a female pilot at the end of WW2 who did some time in an Me262? Or is that an urban legend.

Found it: Hanna Reitsch

http://www.greyfalcon.us/Hanna%20Reitsch.htm

[Edited 2008-01-22 08:21:43]
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:28 pm



Quoting Arrow (Reply 21):
Wasn't there a female pilot at the end of WW2 who did some time in an Me262? Or is that an urban legend.

Found it: Hanna Reitsch

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Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:30 pm



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 8):
This could turn out to be a very nice tread....

I normally would expect something like this on a forum about networking hardware :|

Quoting CF188A (Reply 9):
Thank you mother!!! .... with a lowercase "m" .... bring on lecture two

it's not getting any better MoFo

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 22):
If you want me to include Nazi-Luftwaffe, then ok ...

hey, those were Germans all the same  Wink
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:56 am



Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 23):
hey, those were Germans all the same Wink

Well, for good reasons we try to distance us from them as far as possible  Wink
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:35 pm

Guys, I thought that woman's career is in the kitchen and in the bedroom, please explain to me all this.  Embarrassment
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:18 pm

Keep the pictures coming!!

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 4):
This past season Maj Nicole Malachowski (#3) and Maj Samantha Weeks (#6) were on the team.

Nicole just finished her second year, so unless something changed she's done. Oh, by the way, she's my future wife. But she doesn't know it yet.  Smile

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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:23 pm

I know two female bomber pilots- fantastic to fly with- much more professional than a lot of males I've flown with. They just take a little longer to get airbourne when scrambled as they have to make sure that their lipstick is OK...

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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:26 pm

The first fighter pilot for the Turkish Air-force was Sabiha Gokcen in 1937, that is why the second airport in Istanbul (SAW) is named after her.
Here are the latest; current number 16 and number 17, fighter pilots at graduation; Burcu Arpaci (25) and Sule Kilickaya (25) both married to fighter pilots:



Over 50 other female pilots in TAF.

[Edited 2008-01-23 10:29:58]
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:55 pm

As requested... More pictures...

A US pilot I think:




Pakistan:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3509/pakistanigirlan4.jpg

US fighter pilot Capt. Caroline Jensen in Iraq:

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9804/usafcaptcarolinejensenlg8.jpg

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kerri Fulgham, a pilot with 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, inspects the exterior of a F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to takeoff from Balad Air Base, Iraq, Oct 23, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Garcia) :

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/7823/usafcaptkerrifulghamvy4.jpg

Pakistan:



US pilot: Nicole Malachowski
http://www.jetphotos.net/img/2/9/6/8/97434_1185860869.jpg

Second Lt. Kristin L. Bass, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot



http://www.patricksaviation.com/uploads/photos/14324.jpg

F/A-18 Pilot: Lt. Pamela Lyons Carel



RAF Harrier pilot:



Fighter pilot from Peru:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5963/fapmb3391tf8.jpg

US Airforce ?

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5633/usaf16mk2.jpg
 
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RE: Female Fighter Pilots - How Common?

Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:05 am

We had our first fighter jet female pilot just some months ago.

Her name is Stefania Irmici and she's currently flying the Tornado



A couple of female pilots are flying the helicopters in the IAF, at least other two are flying the C-27J/C-130J, while at least one is flying the Seaking helicopter in the Navy.

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