Ulrike Flender

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Ulrike Fitzer, née Flender
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Major Ulrike Fitzer
Born 1982 (age 35–36)
Aidlingen, Germany
Allegiance  Germany
Years of service 2005– present
Rank Major
Unit JaboG 32 (2008-2013), TaktLwG 73 ″S″ (since 2013)

Ulrike Fitzer (née Flender, born 1982 in Aidlingen) is a female German Air Force pilot.


Ulrike Fitzer was the first female fighter pilot in the German Air Force. She graduateed in 2006, from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base. Also, she is the first German female Tornado pilot, having completed training in 2007 at Holloman Air Force Base. A documentary (Mission am Limit) on her achievements was produced in 2007.