The Israeli Air Force’s only female F-35 fighter pilot is named the new deputy commander of the 116th Squadron, which flies the fifth-generation stealth aircraft.
The pilot, 26, who can only be identified by her rank and first Hebrew initial — Cpt. “Shin” — initially served in the 116th Squadron after completing her training in December 2016.
She then moved to the Air Force’s 107th Squadron, which became operational last August, the military says.
Congratulations to Capt. S., who was appointed today to be the deputy commander of an IAF #F35 squadron. For her, the sky is not the limit.
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