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SHE’S THE FIRST FEMALE AIR GUARD PILOT

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WSET) — At 20,000 feet in the sky,
history was made as the
first female pilot in the Air National
Guard flew an F-35A Lightning II plane on her inaugural flight.

It took three years of training for 1st Lt. Kelsey Flannery to
reach the achievement, but she had to jump through many
more hoops than just training before she could fly.

The process started when she interviewed in 2019 for the
134th Fighter Squadron, or the "Green Mountain Boys."
Out of hundreds of applicants, Flannery was a member of
the small group selected to continue in the squadron as a
new pilot.

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posted by Bob Karm in Air National Guard,AIRCRAFT,Aviation record,Aviator,HISTORY,Inaugural and have No Comments