First Australian female pilot to be deployed on fast jet operations
Jasmine ‘Jazz’ Young has been serving the country as Australian’s first female pilot to ever be deployed on fast jet operations. As the Flight Lieutenant for the F/A-18F Super Hornet Weapon Systems Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (“RAAF”), she inspires young Australians to work hard and strive for their dreams.
Jazz joined the RAAF at 17, where she undertook a Bachelor of Business and Air Force Officer Training at the Australian Defence Force Academy. With her love of aviation, she completed her flight training and continued working hard to be selected for fast jet operations on the F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Throughout her career, Jazz has flown around the world, conducting training exercises and deployments with her Squadron. As part of the Air Task Group, she was deployed to the Middle East to combat Islamic State forces between 2014 and 2015.
Currently, Jazz is posted to the RAAF’s Air Combat Transition Office, where she remains heavily involved in the specialist strategic planning and change management team. She continues to help the organisation innovate and adapt to new technologies, such as their transition from the F/A-18A/B Hornet to the F-35A capability.
A remarkable role model, Jazz’s career is one of determination, hard work and humility. She draws on personal anecdotes to engage audiences, demonstrating how they too can rise above challenges and make success a habit in everyday life.