Piloto instructora del C-130 se certificará en misiones polares en la Antártida

The Fifth Antarctic Campaign that began this Sunday, January 22, becomes a new challenge for the women military pilots of the Colombian Air Force.


This is how Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Silvana Díaz Bohórquez, the first woman in command and instructor of the C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Military Transport Air Command- CATAM, will receive the necessary knowledge transfer to become certified in polar missions on the White Continent.


Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Díaz, who entered the Marco Fidel Suárez Military Aviation School in 1999 as a member of the Officers' course 75, is part of the C-130 crew that will carry out this Air Campaign completely autonomously, under the natural conditions of this type of missions such as icing, heavy winds and low visibility; thus becoming the first female military pilot of the country to land in Antarctica.


It is a pride for the Military Transport Air Command- CATAM, to continue opening new ways for women, through the important missions carried out in its transport aircraft around the world.


Source: Press – Colombian Air Force

Monday, January 23, 2023 By merybra