Thursday, May 7, 2015

Female F-35 pilots begins training

Lt. Col. Mau readies for sortie.
Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The first female F-35 pilot has started training. Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat fifth-generation fighter following 14 virtual training missions in the full mission simulator at the F-35 Academic Training Center. She's formerly an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. She joins 87 other F-35A pilots trained over the last four years here. (Source: 33rd Fighter Wing, 05/06/15)