February 12th, 2009


Female Chopper pilots in the US Marine Corps

Setting: present-day Iraq, this reality.

My character is a USMC avaiator who is deployed in Iraq. My question is, would she be allowed in one of the Helicopter Light Attack squadrons? I know women are allowed to be chopper pilots, but I'm not sure whether they're only restricted to flying transport choppers (Heavy Helicopter and Medium Helicopter squadrons) or not. Copious googling has turned up nothing of use on the subject matter, and I'm hoping y'all might be able to help.

Thanks in advance!