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-US Air Force: First female F-35 test pilot completes flight mission

Jan 09, 2019 - ENP Newswire

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A routine F-35 Lightning II flight test mission recently marked a significant event in Air Force history at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Maj. Rachael Winiecki, 461st Flight Test Squadron developmental test pilot, completed the first flight mission led by a female.

'I may be the first female developmental test pilot (in the F-35), but (test pilots) are just one small part of the test enterprise,' Winiecki said.

She said although aviation t...