Women of Power: An Interview with Major Brittany “Blitz” Trimble, USAF || Season 1, Episode 3
We are honored to feature Major Brittany "Blitz" Trimble, USAF, as one of our seven "Women of Power" featured in the MAY-JUNE issue of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine. Major Trimble was also kind enough to join us on this third episode of our first season talk show! Brittany Trimble was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and has an Air Force veteran pilot father, who later became a commercial pilot for Federal Express (FedEx).
Major Trimble, however, never had any prior experience in piloting aircraft prior to joining the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer following college. She later went on to become the only female in Holloman Air Force Base's inaugural F-16 Basic Course - and later, ended up being the only female in her Squadron during her time serving in Korea and Japan.
Major Trimble later covers what she teaches at Holloman Air Base, and what rookie F-16 fighter pilots can expect with her as an instructor. Additionally, she informs us that her base trains a whopping 50% of all F-16 fighter pilots and nearly 24% of all USAF pilots overall. She also discusses her experiences as a female fighter pilot instructor, her career challenges, leadership notes, and lends advice to others looking for success in their chosen fields.
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Meike Schwarz and the Editorial team at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine