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Squadron leader Caroline Aigle was born on September 12, 1974. She studied the high-level mathematics at the Prytanée de la Flèche, a high French military school, before entering the prestigious Polytechnique school. After one year of military duty at the French mountains troops, she entered the French air force in 1997. In 1999, she obtains the certificate of figter pilot and became squadron leader in 2005. She was the first woman to be alocated in a fighting squadron in French air force. She was also a great sportwoman (French military champion in triathlon and triathlon world championship in military team competition). She was also on the verge of being selected as an astronaut for the European Space Agency.
In 2007, Caroline Aigle was pregnant with her second child when the medics discovered a malignancy to her. Despiting the increased difficulty in cancer treatment for a pregnant woman, she refused to undergo an abortion. Her child was delivered by caesarean section, five-and-a half months into term, fifteen days before Caroline Aigle death on August 21, 2007.
On October 2007, she was posthumous awarded with the Aeronautics Medal.
So long, Sparrow.
Last edit: 10 years 9 months ago by Nikita. Reason: Correction of date error
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