ABILENE, Texas — U.S. Air Force Maj. Lauren Olme, 77th Weapons Squadron Assistant Director of Operations and Dyess B-1 pilot at Dyess Air Force Base has been allowed to fly while pregnant.
A new policy in the Air Force will now allow pregnant pilots to fly, which they can voluntarily request to do so while pregnant. "No waiver is required to fly in the second trimester with an uncomplicated pregnancy in a non-ejection seat aircraft if all flight safety criteria are met."
Pregnant aircrew members must apply for a waiver to fly an aircraft regardless of trimester or flight profile.
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