LAPD officer becomes first Asian-American helicopter pilot

- A really big honor for a former LAPD street cop.
   
She becomes the department's first Asian-American female helicopter pilot.

A big day for sergeant Janet Kim who not only earned her wings today but also becomes the first Asian-American woman to patrol the skies of L.A>
   
Something she's dreamed of doing since her ten years of patrolling the streets of L.A.
   
A major achievement  she says not only because she knew nothing about aeronautics before signing up, but she had to compete with her classmates, who were all former experienced pilots.

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