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Airman Trains Next Generation of Pilots to Make Quick Decisions

Air Force Maj. Abby Gromowsky, 535th Airlift Squadron pilot, trains airmen to become efficient and effective co-pilots who can make decisions on their own. 

Gromowsky says her goal is to develop co-pilots who can learn from their mistakes, fly without input from her and become aircraft commanders.

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Integrated missions are geared toward scenarios that would likely happen on a deployment. Co-pilots then practice tactical flying to be able to fly efficiently and effectively in the event of any emergency.

An Air Force pilot stands, smiling, with her hands on her hips.
Abby Gromowsky
Air Force Capt. Abby Gromowsky, a T-1 Jayhawk instructor pilot, poses for a photo on Feb. 28, 2020, at Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Octavius Thompson
VIRIN: 200228-F-ZM116-1036Y
An Air Force pilot is shown in shadow, close-up in the cockpit of a military aircraft.
Cockpit Control
Air Force Maj. Abby Gromowsky connects with a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to receive fuel during Exercise Global Dexterity in the skies over Queensland, Australia, Nov. 14, 2022.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Alan Ricker
VIRIN: 221114-F-JA727-0366Y
Two Air Force pilots are shown inside a military aircraft's cockpit.
Air Force Capt. Nichole McCarthy and Maj. Abby Gromowsky, both 535th Airlift Squadron pilots, complete a training mission during a Women’s History Month flight at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 23, 2022.
Photo By: Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 220323-F-GM429-0103Y
An airman inspects an aircraft sitting on a tarmac.
Preflight Perspective
Air Force Maj. Abby Gromowsky conducts a preflight inspection before a flight honoring Women’s History Month at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 23, 2022.
Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper
VIRIN: 220323-F-GM429-9077M

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