Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Female Fighter Pilot Got Her Start With CAP

We wanted to share this story about a USAF pilot who got her start in aviation with Civil Air Patrol ...

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Air Force 1st Lt. Brittany Trimbel, a pilot with the 36th Fighter Squadron, was profiled recently in Stars and Stripes Okinawa as part of Women’s History Month. Trimbel is the only female F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot stationed at Osan Air Base, Korea, but becoming a pilot was not something she had initially dreamed of doing even though her dad was an Air Force F-4 pilot. It wasn’t until she took a Civil Air Patrol orientation flight that she began to change directions in her career path and give up pursuing a degree in pre-med to follow her heart and father's footsteps as a pilot. Find out more about Trimbel and her flying career in this story written by Staff Sgt. Amber E.N. Jacobs of 18th Wing Public Affairs.