TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Flight lieutenant Ajeng Tresna Dwi Wijayanti is set to become the Indonesian Air Force’s first female fighter pilot who is scheduled to be inducted at the Air Force Base in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, today on May 18.
The Air Force chief of staff Yuyu Sutisna is scheduled to lead today’s inauguration of 42 Air Force officers, which include 23-year old Ajeng in the 97th Wingday ceremony which is confirmed to be held under strict COVID-19 health protocols.
The Wingday ceremony will prove to be historical for the fact that the Indonesian Air Force will officially have a female fighter pilot to secure Indonesia’s borders and sovereignty.
After her inauguration later today, the 2018 Air Force Academy (AAU) graduate will start to serve the country’s Magetan Air Squadron 15 and will operate the T50i Golden Eagle.
34 of the soon-to-be inaugurated officers will serve each post in flying fixed-wing aircraft and 10 rotary-wing aircraft but will be placed under fighter aircraft training (KPTPT) at the Air Squadron 15.