The Philippines' First Combat-Ready Female Fighter Pilot is Ready to Fly

She will pilot the Italian-made AS-211.

The Philippine Air Force on Thursday said the first Filipina fighter pilot would take to the skies, making history for women in the military.

First Lieutenant Laiza Mae Camposano-Beran will fly the Italian-made AS-211, five years after graduating from the Philippine Air Force Flying School.

Beran, who hails from Tulunan, Cotabato, is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Sinaglahi Class of 2015.

This story originally appeared on Reportr.World. Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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