Ulrike Flender


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

Ulrike Fitzer, née Flender
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Major Ulrike Fitzer
Born1982 (age 39–40)
Aidlingen, Germany
Allegiance Germany
Years of service2005– present
UnitJaboG 32 (2008-2013), TaktLwG 73 ″S″ (since 2013)


Ulrike Fitzer was the first female fighter pilot in the German Air Force. She graduated 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 TV-documentary (Mission am Limit) on her achievements was produced in 2007.


  • Sheppard Air Force Base News, 9/22/2006
  • Ulrike Flender at IMDb