1. Lt. Col Christine Mau
The top position among the best female fighter pilots is given to Lt. Col Christine Mau. At the time Lt. Col. Mau flew the F-35A for the first time, there were only 86 other (male) pilots certified to fly the F-35A in the entire U.S. Air Force. Not only becoming the first female pilot flew the F-35A she also made another great achievement in U.S Air Force history. In 2011, she was reportedly a member of the first all-female combat sortie while in Afghanistan. She and all-female maintenance and planning crew launched an F-15E Strike Eagle combat operation against insurgents in Afghanistan’s Kunar Valley. Lt. Col Christine Mau currently serves as Deputy Commander of the 33rd Operations Group at Eglin Air Force base in Florida
2. Jammie Jamieson
Not all the fighter pilots have the opportunity to fly the $150 million F-22 Raptor, the fifth-generation stealth tactical fighter aircraft. But Jammie Jamieson was the exception and the first operational female fighter pilot to fly the superior F-22. She was born in Tacoma and lived in Prosser from 1982 until she left for the Air Force Academy in 1996. She received her commission through the Air Force Academy in 2000 and a master’s degree in public policy in national security and political economy from Harvard University in 2002, Jamieson completed the F-15C Basic Course at Tyndall Air Force Base. After three years flying the F-15C in Alaska, she completed the F-22A Transition Qualification Course at Tyndall in 2008.
3. Captain Kim Campbell
Captain Campbell was born on June 6, 1975, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. An Air-force Academy grad, Campbell was one of just 50 women fighter pilots in the USAF in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997. She also holds a degree in International Security Studies from the University of the Reading United Kingdom, and a Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, which she undertook while on a Marshall Scholarship.
Captain Kim Campbell served as the A-10 pilot of the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in Iraq conflict. Her A-10 aircraft received a disastrous hit from AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery) when she was flying a combat mission in support of American ground forces over Baghdad on April 7, 2003. With determination and superb flight skills, she succeeds bring back safely the damaged A-10 to the base. For this action in aerial combat Capt. Campbell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
4. Patricia Yapp
Declared as the first Asian female fighter pilot to fly the Russian MiG-29. Patricia Yapp also the first female fighter pilot in RMAF (Royal Malaysia Air Force). She was born and raised in Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia. In 2000, she graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. After completing her flight training in 2002, she chose to be a fighter pilot and flew the Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft for four years. After this, she became an operational and tactical lead pilot with the No. 17/19 Squadron in Kuantan that flies the MiG-29N Fulcrum.
5. Mariam Al-Mansouri
Born in 1968, Racine, Wisconsin. Carey Lohrenz is the U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 Tomcat pilot. She was graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1990. In 1991 Lohrenz graduated from Aviation Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. In the same year she gets advanced jet training in Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. She received follow-on orders to the F-14 Fleet Replacement Squadron, Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124) at Naval Air Station Miramar, California.