VISION OF CFPA
The CFPA is for
mentorship, learning, friendship and fun. This is simply a
way to keep in touch & hear about things we're doing and
We can provide
information on things like, um, mastering the piddle pack,
or the lovely women's "big hip" flight suit with
the extra long zipper. The piddle pack and poopie suit alone
warrant a support group!
Our goals include:
1) Encourage and strengthen mutual support in our unique environment
2) Help each other succeed, and 3) Provide a professional
and social network for women in fighters.
We are a small group, but the point of the CFPA is not
to set ourselves apart. We are, first and foremost, Fighter
Here's a Toast
Our thoughts and
prayers go out to the friends, family and squadron mates of
the first French female fighter pilot, Major Caroline Aigle.
She died of cancer on August 21st at the age of 32.
Major Aigle (Eagle
in French...) was rated as fighter pilot in 1999 and served
in that specialty until last year, logging 1.600 hours mainly
on Mirage 2000. In the same time, she managed to be the mother
of two babies, the last one born some weeks before her death.
After a spell in a headquarters, she was due to take command
of a squadron next year.