America's first woman combat pilot
Tuesday, 25 August
In 1993, Jeannie Leavitt became the first woman to fly a US Air Force fighter plane after the Pentagon lifted its ban on female pilots engaging in combat. After hundreds of F15 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, Leavitt went on to become the first woman to command a fighter unit. She talks to May Cameron.
PHOTO: Major-General Jeannie Leavitt in a recent picture (US Department of Defence)