Top 6 Best Female Fighter Pilots in the US. To be a fighting pilot is not an easy job. You have to meet a very high level of physical and mental fitness. Due to extreme environment in a small cockpit, it is not an easy task for women. So many countries do not allow women to join the air force as fighter pilot. But in USA women have proved that they are as good as the males. Here are the top six female fighter pilots of USA. Most of them involved in air striking and combat missions.
6. Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell
She is the first African American women fighter pilot in the history of USA. During Northern Watch combat missions she flew F-16 Fighting Falcons. Shawana Rochelle is working as Lieutenant colonel at Nellis Air Force Base. She serves as Mission commander and MQ-9 Pilot of the 78th attack squadron. She is on No. 6 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US.
5. Katie Higgins
In 2014, she became the first female pilot in Blue Angels team which is one of the most famous Navy Squadron for Flight. Katie Higgins is highly qualified as she is bachelor of Political Science and Masters in International Security. After joining the Force she got training from the Naval Air Station Pensacola. She is married and mother of two sweet kids. She is on No. 5 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US.
4. Carey Lohrenz
She is the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot in the United State’s Navy. After graduation from the University of Wisconsin, she also graduated from Aviation Officier School Naval Station Pensacola. She gets the advance training for Jets from the Naval Air Station Miramar. Carey Lohrenz received the orders to the F-14 Fleet Squadron at Naval Air Station Miramar. She is on No. 4 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US.
3. Captain Kim Campbell
She was born in Hawaii, United States on 1975. In 1997, she got the Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy of United States. She also got International Security Studies from Reading University United Kingdom and Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College UK. Captain Kim flew A-10 during Iraq war and hit by Anti Aircraft Artillery. But she brings back her jet safely to the base with demonstration of superb fighting skills. She was awarded with Distinguished Flying Cross for her services in Iraq War. She is on No. 3 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US.
2. Jammie Jamieson
Jammie Jamieson was the first female pilot to fly the fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor. She was born in Tacoma and joined the air force academy in 1996. In 2002, she got Master degree in Security and Political economy from Harvard University. From Tyndall Air Force base, she completed her F-15 training. She flied the F-15 for three year. Then she joined and completed the Transition Qualification Course of F-22A at Tyndall in 2008. She is on No. 2 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US.
1. Lt. Col Christine Mau
She is on No. 6 in our list of best female fighter pilots in the US. She was the first female pilot to fly F-35A. On that time only 86 other certified F-35A male pilots are in the entire U.S Air Force. She is also the member of the first female combat sortie in Afghanistan. In Kunar Valley of Afghanistan, she and other female crew launched F-15E strikes against insurgents. Currently, she is serving in Eglin Air Force base in Florida as Deputy Commander of the 33rd Operations Group.