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What it Was Like to Be One of the First Female Fighter Pilots


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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #1 Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:48 AM

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What it Was Like to Be One of the First Female Fighter Pilots

 

 


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


Pogo68 #2 Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:17 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 10 May 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

What it Was Like to Be One of the First Female Fighter Pilots

 

 

 

Article forgets Shults' commanding officer, Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner.

In 1974 she was one of 6 female Naval Aviators in the US Navy and was assigned to an A-4E squadron before converting to the A-7 Corsair II in 1976.

In 1990, she became the first woman to command an active duty US Navy squadron when she assumed command of VAQ-34.

She retired in 1997.

Among the people who served under Captain Mariner in VAQ-34 was one Lt. Tammie Jo Shults.

https://airandspace....s/fight-fly-sea

 

 


Edited by Pogo68, 11 May 2018 - 05:29 AM.

DICTA BOELCKE for WoWP
    1. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking.
    2. Always continue with an attack you have begun
    3. Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights
    4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses
    5. In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind
    6. If your opponent dives on you, do not try run away from his attack, but fly to meet it
    7. When over the enemy's lines, always remember your own line of retreat
    8. It is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #3 Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

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good addition Pogo....

seems the article had a cutoff date

my guess is Rosemary would have been categorized as a Trailblazer (1974)

I'll propose to Kelly Kennedy to write an article to compliment this one.

thanks for the education

Rosemary Bryant Mariner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Bryant_Mariner

 


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


wscarter007 #4 Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:05 AM

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There are many female pilots that can fly as good and in many cases better then their male counterparts. 

Worland #5 Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

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I always felt sorry for the female pilots when I was in the AF. They had to endure an openly hostile work environment and constant sexual harassment.

SonicPariah #6 Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:05 AM

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We literally would not be here without our brave and tireless female pilots.

 

I, for one, feel lucky and honored to be in a world that they helped protect.






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