Donna Knighton – An aerospace woman

by Cathy Hansen, special to Desert Lightning News Pilot Donna Knighton is a CFI/CFII with 2,000 hours of safe flight time, and holds experimental aircraft...

Just 10 women make up elite cadre of B-2 pilots

In the B-2’s 30 year history, there have been nearly 700 people airborne in the two-person cockpit of the $2.2 billion stealth bomber. About...

Just 10 women make up elite cadre of B-2 pilots

In the B-2’s 30 year history, there have been nearly 700 people airborne in the two-person cockpit of the $2.2 billion stealth bomber. About...

WASP pilots based at Las Vegas Army Air Field during WWII

The Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, was an organization that existed from 1942 through 1944, composed of women trained as pilots. The WASPs began...

Female CO will command aircraft carrier for first time

The Navy announced back on Dec. 23, 2020, that Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), marking the first...

Breaking Barriers: First KC-46 all-female flight

A flight crew from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, tied back their hair, laced up their boots and made history as the first all-female...

Just 10 women make up elite cadre of B-2 pilots

In the B-2’s 30 year history, there have been nearly 700 people airborne in the two-person cockpit of the $2.2 billion stealth bomber. About...

To hell with ‘it’

Have you had a life altering moment? Not like dodging a car accident that made your heart skip a few beats. I’m talking about a...

Navy’s first Black female tactical air pilot earns ‘Wings of Gold’

Few people are labeled the "first" at much in the U.S. military, but Navy Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle is not your average sailor. As...

Just 10 women make up elite cadre of B-2 pilots

In the B-2’s 30 year history, there have been nearly 700 people airborne in the two-person cockpit of the $2.2 billion stealth bomber. About...