first female fighter pilot in the world

Kara Spears Hultgreen (5 October 1965 – 25 October 1994) was a lieutenant and naval aviator in the United States Navy and the first female carrier-based fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. She died just months after she was certified for combat, when she crashed her F-14 Tomcat into the sea on final approach to USS Abraham Lincoln. All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. She flew fighter and bomber planes becoming the first Turkish, female aviator and the world´s first, female, combat pilot. For a full list of record titles, please use our Record Application Search. During her flying career, she achieved some 8,000 hours, 32 of which were combat missions.



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