02/23/2018 (Fri) 02:06:56
yes that would be Kara Hultgreen, she and handful of females got put into the navy fighter pilot program where they all failed out, at which point the officer in charge of the school made it clear that those trainees WILL pass. despite previously failing and making multiple safety violations that would have gotten anyone else dropped, herself and one other trainee squeeked by with a passing grade (after one on one instructor flight time, being allowed to perform dry runs on tests that nobody else could, etc)
in the carrier wing she was attached to she would continue to accrue safety violations, with the aviation guys in charge of guiding planes in literally told the skipper that she shouldn't be allowed to fly. while coming into a landing on her final flight, she managed to stall an engine on her tomcat, and disregarding standard operating procedure for what was a commonly known and easily fixable problem for the tomcat, she managed die crashing her jet into the ocean, with her copilot barely able to punch out in time.
the navy then initiated a cover up, saying that it totally wasn't due to lowering standards and that any pilot would have been unable to get out of that situation. they then took 12 pilots, put them in a simulator, and told them to get out of the same situation, except that they weren't allowed to follow any of the standard procedures to fix it. after 11 of those pilots crashed in the sim, the navy released those results as 'proof' that Kara did nothing wrong. this wasn't that long after the Tailhook scandal, so the navy was desperate to show how 'in with the times' they were women in the military and all. also clinton administration bullshit trying to open combat arms to females. of course the media played her up as a hero, and labeled anyone who said she never should have been flying in the first place as an evil misogynist. they never bothered reporting on the cover up when it came to light