Saturday, 27 July 2013

Today we toured the A-10 ThunderBolts which was such a fun expereince! Our tour was led by the only female A-10 pilot in theater which as a gender specialist I thought was pretty awesome. Technically, the position is not considered a combat role and is open to women, although clearly there is some disparity in the numbers.

We were given a tour of the plane and of the cockpit, it's weapons systems and some of the technology. One of the coolest things I learned about this jet is that it is the only fighter plane ever built that was designed around the gun (note the picture below!)


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