First female F-35 pilot completes flight mission

First female F-35 pilot completes flight mission

The first female F-35 test pilot has completed flight mission at Edwards Air Force Base in California, on 14 December 2018.

Major Rachael Winiecki of the 461st Flight Test Squadron (FLTS), said: “I may be the first female developmental test pilot (in the F-35), but (test pilots) are just one small part of the test enterprise.

“I am grateful for the women who have broken barriers previously, they built the path. I look forward to the day when sorties like this are a regular occurrence.”

“Major Winiecki was selected to become an F-35 test pilot based on her exceptional flying ability and the important voice she brings to the F-35 development as a prior A-10 (Thunderbolt II) pilot,” Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton said.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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