Combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in Northern and Southern Watch. Awarded Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. Also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review.
Aircraft flown: Fokker F27 Friendship, Short Brothers SD3, Piper PA-31T. Also FAA certified Flight Engineer, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Former Marine Corps fighter pilot, including interceptor pilot. Aircraft flown: General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon. Fellow Pilot and Friend of Captain Candi Chamberlain Kubeck Valu Jet flight 592, brought down in the Everglades May 1996. Larsen, Ph D Applied Physics and Materials Science – FAA certified commercial pilot. Aircraft flown: Beechcraft, Mooney, Cessna and Piper A/C. Leader of CAPTENS, a two-plane formation flight team. Ted Williams – Former commercial airline and corporate pilot with 4200 hours flown. Member, Italian Team, World Gliding Championships 2001. Aircraft flown: Boeing 737, 747; Airbus A310, Fokker F27 Friendship. Timothy Self – FAA certified airline transport pilot and flight engineer with Lear Jet, Japan Airlines, and Omni Air International. Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10, Lear Jet. See also Adam Shaw, her formation flight team wingman and husband. Aircraft flown: Cessna 337 Skymaster, Cessna L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog, Partenavia P.68 Victor, Piper PA-44 Seminole, Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, Avions Pierre Robin DR400, Stinson L-5 Sentinel. Captain Hadi Rizvi – Commercial airline pilot with PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) for 21 years. Aircraft flown: North American F-86F/E Sabre fighter, Northrup F-5 fighter, Dassault Mirage III fighter, Mirage IV bomber; Mikoyan-Gurevich Mi G-15, Mi G-19, North American T-6G Texan, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (aka T-Bird), Capt. Aircraft flown: – Retired commercial airline pilot, Continental Airlines.