Holloman F-16 pilot attends Captain Marvel premiere Published March 5, 2019 By Capt. Kaylee Ausbun 49th Wing Public Affairs HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- An instructor pilot assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, was invited to attend Captain Marvel premiere events in Los Angeles, California, March 3-4, 2019. Capt. Danielle “Kazi” Park, who was previously stationed at Nellis AFB, Nevada, flew the star of the film, Brie Larson, as part of a familiarization flight in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, or better known as the Viper. “I had the awesome opportunity to fly Brie when I was stationed at Nellis,” said Capt. Danielle Park, 311th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot. “She was very friendly and genuinely interested in the life of a female fighter pilot. It was more than just a role for her.” Park was assigned to Holloman in June 2018 to join her husband, Capt. Mathew Park, 314th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, and instructs student pilots on the skills needed to be future combat-ready fighter pilots. The 311th FS, which is part of the 54th Fighter Group here, is part of the largest F-16 flying training unit in the Air Force. “Kazi is a phenomenal officer, instructor and fighter pilot,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Shulman, 311th FS commander. “The Sidewinders are lucky to have her in our unit.” Park has over 1,300 flying hours, 361 of which are in combat, and she is an Air Force-level award winner. “She is a U.S. Air Force MacKay Trophy winner, former aggressor pilot and now an FTU instructor,” said Shulman. “Our nation is lucky to have her teach and lead our newest Viper pilots who will fight and win our nation’s wars.” The Mackay Trophy was first presented by Clarence Mackay in 1912 and is awarded for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. The release of this movie coincides with the observance of Women’s History Month, which occurs every March.