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


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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