Hoeven Statement on Record Setting "Lady Hawk" Flight

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the 348th Reconnaissance Squadron at Grand Forks Air Force Base, which used an all-female crew to fly an RQ-4 Global Hawk for 34.3 hours on a mission dubbed “Flight of the Lady Hawk,” the longest ever non-refueled flight by a military aircraft.

“Grand Forks Air Force Base is home to some of the finest pilots in the nation, and this squadron has once again demonstrated its tremendous skill in setting a record for the longest non-refueled flight by a military aircraft. This achievement was achieved by an all-female crew that now owns the record for crew endurance. The crew, commemorating Women’s History Month, demonstrated not only the strength of our nation’s military but also the contributions women make to the United States Air Force. North Dakotans are proud of this achievement and congratulate the more than 50 female crew members involved in this historic flight.”

Read more about the mission here.