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Trailblazers: AETC honors first women pilots in Air Force history

By Capt. Kenya Pettway, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs / Published June 29, 2020

In 1975, the chief of staff of the Air Force announced the establishment of a test program for female pilots and navigators. Although women had already proven their ability to fly military aircraft, such as the WASPs had in World War II, this test program would establish a precedent for the future of Air Force female pilots. The candidates were all Air Force officers from various career fields, including a nurse, engineer, and maintenance officer.

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