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.
Meet the the first female Marine to pilot an F-35B aircraft. https://t.co/DjnBIk0Y3t
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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.
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.
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)
Meet the first female Marine F-35B pilot https://t.co/thQYflBkWr pic.twitter.com/JLPIEAX3v9
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The F-35B is an ultra-sophisticated stealth fighter.
I was this exact same way:👇
“At each of my training schools I did my best,” Satz, said in a command release. “I truly believe that showing up prepared and working diligently are two major keys to success.” pic.twitter.com/hM6skrqpym
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