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01-14-08, 12:30 PM
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Chick Fighter Pilot's Association
by Joe Katzman at January 11, 2008 9:10 AM


Capt. Allison "Angel of Death" Black. Maj. Melissa "SHOCK" May. Not to mention STAC, Schwing, CUDA, Lex, G-spot, Fifi, Hak, Torch, Snake, Shaq, Blaze, Tuzzi, and many others. If it flies, they fly it. Stealth fighters, F-16s, bombers, special forces gunships, you name it. Gannett's Air Force Times has a few stories for you. (Hat Tip: Spoook86)

Master Sgt. Kimberly Sulipeck, with 450 hours on AC-130H gunships in Afghanistan, nails it:

"If you’re new to the system, you prove yourself whether you’re male or female... You do your job, do it right, and that’s the way it goes."

Or, there's the motto of the CFPA itself:

"We are a small group, but the point of the CFPA is not to set ourselves apart. We are, first and foremost, Fighter Pilots. That's our priority."

Yup. I don't see women in navy shipboard service as a good idea for number of reasons. On the other hand, I watch the combat line blurring in the Army without much worry. But I'm positively enthusiastic about the idea of women in the Air Force. It's an excellent place on many levels, including physiology that can be an advantage. And every day, women in America fly combat missions that prove the soundness of the concept

Visit fighterchicks.com to meet more... and let's not forget my favorite A-10 pilot, Capt. Kim "Killer Chick" Campbell.

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Ellie