Department of Aviation

Rebecca Baughman

Rebecca Baughman

Instructor

A fighter pilot in the Air Force, Rebecca “Coyote” Baughman flew A-10s and instructed T-37s. Coyote has 99 combat missions in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom), Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), and Kuwait (Operation Southern Watch). She has patrolled Korea’s no fly zone and was a flight lead and Airborne Forward Air Controller (FAC-A). She attended the United States Air Force Academy, majoring in biology (emphasis in aerospace physiology) and minoring in French, where she completed T-3 flight training and earned her jump wings. She also attended the l’Ecole de l’Air (French Air Force Academy) where she earned her French Commando jump wings and completed their initial flight training program.  She attended Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) as a student and later went back to instruct and evaluate NATO fighter pilots as a flight commander and check pilot. She received her master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked with the Alabama State Troopers in the Aviation Search and Rescue unit and is currently a mentor with Veteran’s Court.

Last Updated: August 12, 2020