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@Droog I cannot speak in terms of actual numbers about the female pilots. I found an article that stated that 4.9% of the current US combat pilots are female. I also found individual articles that reference women are currently piloting B-2's, A-10's, F-15's, and F-22's (until they got grounded) in combat currently. So they are not just flying cargo missions, many are regularly pulling up to 12g's in some hardcore jets. Female pilots from the UK and US have graduated from Top Gun school as well. The carrier ratings are not disclosed, but I imagine it would fall in line with that 4.9% figure. That isn't a bad thing, because the vast majority of male pilots are not carrier rated either. I bet a fair number of these women have had to overcome some great challenges to get to where they are, now they are equals, F1 will be no different. A remarkable person is not defined by gender, only their abilities.



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