First Female Pilots

30 Jun 1988

On receiving their wings from No 144 Pilots Course at No 2 Flying Training School at Pearce, Western Australia, Flight Lieutenant Robyn Williams and Officer Cadet Deborah Hicks became the Air Force’s first female pilots. Williams went on to qualify as a flying instructor, underwent test pilot training in Britain and led the resident RAAF project team taking delivery of new C-130J Hercules transports.