News: Argentinean Ensign’s dreams take flight in Baltimore
BALTIMORE - The bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 has offered a coalition Ensign and aspiring pilot an opportunity to meet the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.
Argentinean Ens. Ayelén Basualdo boarded the Armada de Mexico’s Cuauhtémoc and set sail for Baltimore in support of the Star Spangled Sailabration. Maryland’s largest city is the final stop for A.R.M Cuauhtémoc in the United States before a voyage to France.
This evolution has been a dream deployment for the newly commissioned officer. Basualdo is currently serving in the Command Corps, but it is her goal to become Argentina’s first female naval pilot. The Blue Angels have long served as inspiration to the airborne hopeful.
“Ever since I was a small child I have been drawn to the Blue Angels and dreamed of one day joining their ranks.” The famed airmen’s skill and precision have encouraged Basualdo to work diligently to one day serve with them in the skies.
Basualdo had viewed recordings of their flight shows but that did not compare to her live experience at Martin State Airport on Saturday.
“Seeing them perform was an amazing experience. I am more determined than ever to make history and become Argentina’s first female naval pilot.”
Date Posted:06.17.2012 13:01
Location:BALTIMORE, MD, US
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