Idaho Pilot Becomes First Woman To Fly F-35 Jet For Marine Corps

Idaho Pilot Becomes First Woman To Fly F-35 Jet For Marine Corps
Capt. Anneliese Satz puts on her flight helmet prior to a training flight aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, March 11. Satz graduated the F-35B Lighting II Pilot Training Program June and will be assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 in Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ashley Phillips)

Idaho pilot becomes the first woman to fly an F-35 jet for the US Marine Corps.

Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, a 29-year-old completed her training program this past June at South Carolina’s Air Station Beaufort. Satz’s training lasted four years, taking her to bases in Florida, Texas, and Mississippi.

Marine Corps Times:

Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz just made a name for herself June 27 at the Marine air station at Beaufort, South Carolina, for being the first female Marine to complete the F-35B syllabus.

It’s a historic feat for the Corps, as she joins a relatively small field of Marine F-35 pilots.

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The Corps’ high-tech stealth fighter pilots were only manned with 86 pilots as of February, according to data obtained through a government records request. The field is authorized to have 263 pilots.

Satz arrived at Beaufort, South Carolina, with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in July 2018 and took her first flight in the F-35 in October, according to a Marine Corps release.

“The first flight in an F-35 is by yourself,” she said in the command release. “The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience.”

She’s not new to flying, though: She earned her commercial pilot license flying a Robinson R44 Helicopter before becoming a Marine, according to a release. More

Kim Kardashian wannabes take note, this is what a real role model looks like. Thank you for your service, Capt. Anneliese Satz, you make us proud. Your hard work and training have paid off. God Bless her and all who have served yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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