Israel’s First Female F-35 Pilot

IAF F-35

Credit:Israeli Air Force

Stand for Israel has always stood for the Holy Land’s women of valor. And we have always stood for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces. So our spirits soared when The Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim told us about the Israeli Air Force’s first female pilot of the F-35 stealth jet:

Twenty years after the first woman took to the skies as Israel’s first combat pilot, the Israel Air Force has made history with its first female F-35 pilot.

Cpt. S. flew F-16s before she began flying combat missions in the advanced stealth fighter jet in the 116th squadron, nicknamed “Lions of the South” based out of Nevatim in southern Israel.

While there are several female F-35 pilots in the United States Air Force, it is believed that Cpt. S is only the second woman to fly the advanced fifth-generation stealth fighter jet in combat.

In early June, US Air Force Capt. Emily “Banzai” Thompson made history by becoming the first woman to ever fly the F-35A Lightning II in combat out of Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Israel was the first to use the F-35 in a combat arena in 2018, just months after it declared operational capability and, according to foreign reports, continues to use the jet for a range of missions…

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