Go Red Three!

The Red Arrows have just recruited their first female pilot, Flt Lt Kirsty Moore

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8350286.stm

I remember being part of the generation who were told that women just couldn’t bear up to G forces as well as men.  Amusingly enough there’s a little aside in the article that says “and then we redesigned the flight suits to suit women and after that, they could.”  So all that time I’d been thinking it was a genetic thing, and actually it was just that women were trying to do the job in equipment designed for men, like trying to drive a car when the seat was set too far back for them to reach the pedals.

My daughter, Air Training Corps cadet that she is, is going to be stoked to hear this! 🙂

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