French, British Jet Teams Welcome First Female Pilots

May 27th, 2009

Both the French and British military jet teams have welcomed their first female pilots onto their teams this year.

Commandant Virginie Guyot (right) will be flight lead for the French Patrouille de France beginning next year. As is tradition with the French military jet team, she is flying the number 4 position this year in preparation for taking over as lead next year.

Flight Lieutenant Kristy Moore (left) will join the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 air show seasons. She will join the team in September to begin training. Moore joined the RAF as a pilot in 1998. She is currently flying the Tornado GR4, a two-seat attack aircraft.