Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Two F-16 women fighter pilots in Norway

Just found this on a website called F-16.net, which has a message board as well as info about F-16s and their pilots.
Here in Norway there have only been two as far as I know. I am not sure if we have anyone currently flying the F-16 in Norway. I know one of them is not flying F-16 anymore but has gone over to rotors and is flying the Sea King rescue hellicopter. The first female F-16 pilot in Norway got her wings in 1992 (the one that is currently flying the Sea King)

In Norway of course, the market for fighterpilots are smaller than most other countries and is a pretty exclusive club wether you are female or male.

Mette Grøtteland who got her wings in 1992 is currently flying the Sea King:

Mette Grøtteland

Marianne Mjelde ( Don't know if she is still flying )


and the response from a member of the website:
There's plenty of countries with female Viper drivers. Norway, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, USA, ROKAF,...

Here's some of the information you'll find on them on F-16.net:
Women in and out of Uniform

First female RoKAF F-16 pilot

Female F-16 pilots

First Danish female F-16 pilot takes the sky

First Danish female F-16 pilot takes the sky - Line Bonde

USAFs first female African-American fighter pilot

Thunderbirds' first female pilot announced with new 2006 pilots

First female RoKAF F-16 pilot

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, surely great fun to master this skill. Congratulations!