Costa Rica Will Have Its First Female Helicopter Pilot

Yuriana Arnesto will be Costa Rica’s first female helicopter pilot

Yuriana Arnesto will be Costa Rica’s first female helicopter pilot.

She is currently participating in the basic course for pilots at the Colombian Armed Forces School of Helicopters, thanks to U.S. Embassy sponsorship and the support of a U.S. Southern Command special program.

The course lasts eight months. By March, 2018, Yuriana will return to Costa Rica to become a rotary wing pilot. She will able to operate the aircraft in different terrain and weather conditions and also will be able to respond to flight emergency situations.