IAF first: Female pilot appointed flight squadron commander

Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Nurkin appoints Major T. to position of aviation squadron commander.

Mordechai Sones,

The new squadron commander
The new squadron commander
IDF spokesperson

Commander of the Israeli Air Force Maj. Gen. Amikam Nurkin today appointed Major T. to be commander of an aviation squadron.

T., a transport pilot by training, will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and will be the first woman pilot in this position and the first woman to achieve this rank.

In addition, the Commander of the Air Force appointed Major M., an airborne flight controller by training, to command the control unit in operational headquarters. Major M.was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, becoming the first female air controller to be promoted to that rank.


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