Lucy Tastic, whose son Lt Colonel Tastic previously commanded he South African Air Force, tweeted about the photograph: “My son handing over command in PE SAAF yesterday to not only the first Black, but the first woman! I’m shocked it didn’t make more media coverage. She’s a great chopper pilot & single mom. Take a bow, Phetogo (‘Pets’) you’re a star,” Lastic said. “He says she’s one of the best (even among males) he’s ever trained.” a second Tweet from Lastic read.