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- cockpit |ˈkäkˌpit| noun-1 a compartment for the pilot and sometimes also the crew in an aircraft or spacecraft.
- air traffic control |e(ə)r ˈtrafik kənˈtrōl| noun-the ground-based personnel and equipment concerned with monitoring and controlling air traffic within a particular area.
- oxygen mask |ˈɑksədʒən mæsk|-noun-a mask placed over the nose and mouth and connected to a supply of oxygen, used when the body is not able to gain enough oxygen by breathing air, for example, at high altitudes or because of a medical condition.
- CPR noun short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
- nerves of steel The ability to stay calm at all times, even during pressure-filled situations. If you’re going to be a neurosurgeon, you need to have nerves of steel.
- awesome |ˈôsəm| adjective-extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear: the awesome power of the atomic bomb.
- traumatic trəˈmadiktrouˈmadiktrôˈmadik| adjective-emotionally disturbing or distressing: she was going through a traumatic divorce. • relating to or causing psychological trauma.
- reserves noun- reinforcements, the militia, extras, auxiliaries; the army is calling up reserves:
- debris |dəˈbrēˌdāˈbrē| noun–scattered pieces of waste or remains: the bomb hits it, showering debris from all sides | clean away any collected dust or debris.
- depressurized |dēˈpreSHəˌrīz| verb [with object] release the pressure of the gas inside (a pressurized vehicle or container).
While women still make up a small percentage of commercial pilots, Shults took up flying when there were far fewer in the industry and when women were often told to find other careers.
At her junior year at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, she attended an Air Force event and spotted a woman in a piloting class, she told an alumni publication.
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But despite her accomplishments, she came up against the limits placed on women in the military. She left active service on March 31, 1993 — two days before the Navy asked the Clinton administration to open combat assignments to women. She then spent about a year in reserves before leaving the military in 1994, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander.