Global One (G1)— For the first time ever a team of female pilots will take part in a US Navy ceremonial flyover.
The aeronautic display will honor the death of retired Capt. Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first woman to fly a tactical fighter jet.
This type of displace is known as a missing man flyover, traditionally held in honor of pilots or military personnel.
Mariner graduated with an aeronautics degree from Purdue University at just 19-years-old.
She joined the navy in 1973 and was one of eight women who were the first group of females to be admitted into military pilot training.
That was just the beginning of first’s for Mariner. She made history as the first woman to fly a tactical fight jet and command a military aviation squadron.
Mariner went on to serve in the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
On Jan. 24, Mariner lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
She was 65-years-old.