Michelle 'MACE' Curran | Former USA Thunderbird

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Michelle “MACE” Curran, former Thunderbird pilot and combat veteran, US Air Force

''Moments of self-doubt did creep in though. When I first became an F16 pilot, we got straight into tactics and technical data– that’s when I realised I was in way over my head. I was one of two women in a squadron with 50 pilots, and I felt a lot of pressure to fit into the distinct fighter pilot culture. I was put under a microscope and there were a number of people waiting to see if I would fail – I knew I had to prove myself.''

This video is part of a feature called Trailblazers which is in the November edition of March8 Magazine.

You can read it here