Major Caroline Jensen is the right wing pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 3 jet. During high school, she participated in swimming and track, serving as captain for both teams. She entered the Air Force in 1998 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Before joining the team Major Jensen served as a T-38 instructor pilot and assistant flight commander for Air Force Reserve Command’s 340th Flying Training Group, 80th Flying Training Wing, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. She has logged more than 3,100 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with 200 hours of combat experience in the F16C. Major Jensen is in her third season with the team and hails from River Falls, Wis.
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by Maj. Darrick B. Lee U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Public Affairs April 12, 2013 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be … Continue reading
The Thunderbirds typically perform during air show season, from March to November of each year. The months in between are the training season, where new pilots hone their skills and mesh with the rest of the team to ensure safe, … Continue reading
By Tech. Sgt. Alice Diddle U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds,” performed alongside the Royal Canadian Air Forces air demonstration team the “Snowbirds,” at the Abbotsford … Continue reading
By Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Public Affairs 3/16/2012 – NELLIS AFB, Nev. – In today’s Air Force, women are a common presence in the cockpits of the service’s premier aircraft and on the flight … Continue reading