Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Madeline Swegle has made history as the US Navy's first Black female tactical aircraft pilot.



Soaring through the glass ceilings of both her gender and race, Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle has made history as the US Navy's first Black female tactical aircraft pilot. Her completion of the tactical air training program paves the way for her to fly fighter jets such as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter or the EA-18G Growler, according to the Navy Times. The Navy has been criticized for the lack of diversity in its aviation programs. A 2018 investigation from Military.com found that of 1,404 Hornet pilots, just 33 were female and 26 were Black.

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