2013 MSHS grad receives her wings

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

First Lt. Kristen Chapman (daughter of Paul and Donna Chapman of Mount Shasta) recently received her wings after completing 200 hours of flying instruction, 60 hours of simulator instruction and more than 500 hours of classroom instruction in instrument flight procedures, applied aerodynamics, aircraft systems and weather.

Chapman, a 2013 MSHS graduate, began flying gliders at the Air Force Academy where she earned her BS degree in Biological Sciences. During UPT (undergraduate pilot training) she flew the T-6 and T-1 aircrafts.

After she completes training in her plane of choice, the KC-135, Chapman and her husband, Personnel officer and fellow Air Force Academy grad Jeremy Koch, will be stationed at Kadena AB, in Japan.