Lieutenant Colonel Christine Mau, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was part of the first all-female combat sortie over Afghanistan in 2011, this week became the first woman to fly the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 jet, the Air Force said on Wednesday.Mau, deputy commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group, on Tuesday completed her first training flight in the single-seat stealth fighter after 14 virtual training missions in a simulator, said spokeswoman Lieutenant Hope Cronin.Handout photo of three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters flying over Edwards Air Force Base© REUTERS/Lockheed Martin/Darin Russell/Handout Handout photo of three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters flying over Edwards Air Force BaseMau joined 87 F-35A pilots who have been trained over the last four years at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.