Saturday, January 26, 2013

Female aviators help museum

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Four female aviators visited Naval Air Station Pensacola to help the National Naval Aviation Museum gather material for an exhibit honoring the contributions women have made to naval aviation since World War I. The four, who flew in aboard an E-2C Hawkeye patrol plane, provided video interviews for the exhibit. The crew is part of the Carrier Airborne Early Warning System of the USS Carl Vinson. Women have been flying in combat positions in the Navy since the 1990s. The exhibit will open later this year. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, story, 01/25/12)