As noted here before, US Air Force pilots are not always found in airplane cockpits.
A US Air Force article documents the experience of F-16 pilot Capt Sarah Eccles — currently an Air Liaison Officer, or ALO.
Eccles apparently volunteered for the ALO tour because it got her near her husband, a C-17 pilot stationed at a base nearby.
Eccles was recently covered in a separate article on female fighter pilots.
According to the Air Force Times, the all-female F-15E Strike Eagle combat flight orchestrated as part of Women’s History Month “spark[ed] debate” over the issue of women in combat. The article is largely composed of reader inputs to the Times’ calls for comment. Most of the comments support lifting restrictions, and most (including women) also say the standards should be the same for men and women.
The ironic part of that statement is men and women aren’t currently held to the same standard; for example, in every service women have different Read more