First Female Pilot Joins Famed USAF Thunderbirds:
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., June 17, 2005 — U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” officials announced their new pilots
for the 2006 demonstration season which includes the first female demonstration pilot in the 52-year history of the Thunderbirds.
Capt. Nicole Malachowski, of the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, joins the team as the first female demonstration pilot
on any U.S. military high performance jet team.