United Arab Emirates

1979 - Present

Mariam Al Mansouri

*Photo Source: The National

In September 2014, she became the United Arab Emirates’ first female fighter pilot, was amongst the first women to join the UAE’s air force and became famous for flying an F-16 and leading the nation’s air strikes targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. She received the Mohammed Bin Rashid Excellence Award and the Pride of the Emirates Medal.
The National. 2014. “Emirati Woman Who Reached for the Skies”.
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/emirati-woman-who-reached-for-the-skies.