SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – For the first time in the history of South Korean Air Force, three female majors – Park Ji-won, Park Ji-yeon, and Ha Jung-mi – were appointed as squadron leaders, 15 years after Korea saw its first female air force pilot.
The leaders will be in charge of aiding their respective commanders, directing the missions and training of the unit, and planning drills and the education of junior officers.
FA-50 pilot Maj. Park Ji-won said she first dreamed of becoming a pilot watching Top Gun.
“I take great pride in the fact that I’m protecting South Korean airspace on a domestic fighter plane, the FA-50,” she said. “I will give my everything to carry out all missions, with no mistakes, and to lead the squadron.”
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