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Ayesha Aziz, 21-Year-Old(Jammu & Kashmir) Might Become The First Indian Girl To Fly Mig 29

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    India’s youngest student pilot set to earn her ‘wings’, fly passenger plane
    Mohammed Wajihuddin| TNN | Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 04.05 AM IST
    HIGHLIGHTS
    1. Ayesha Aziz, 21, is set to get a commercial pilot’s licence within a day or two and will fly passenger aircraft soon.
    2. Aziz became the country’s youngest student pilot at 16 on receiving a student pilot's licence in 2011.
    3. She visited NASA for astronaut training in 2012 and cherishes the moments when she met famed astronauts Sunita Williams and Jon A McBride.


    [​IMG]Pilot Ayesha Aziz has her sights on flying the MiG-29 next.
    MUMBAI: A few heads turn as 21-year-old Ayesha Aziz breezes into a coffee shop in south Mumbai, clutching a sheaf of papers. She blames the city's traffic for being late as she settles down to talk about getting a commercial pilot's licence (CPL) within a day or two and flying passenger aircraft soon.

    The city-based Rehmani Group will felicitate Aziz at Islam Gymkhana near Marine Lines on Friday.

    Aziz, who became the country's youngest student pilot at 16 on receiving a student pilot's licence in 2011, epitomizes courage, diligence and perseverance to follow a dream. At a time when conservatives jump at every opportunity to curtail women's freedom, Aziz, the daughter of a businessman from Worli, has worked hard to earn her wings. "The first time I flew an aircraft with my parents on board, the greatest feeling I had was of independence ... a sense of liberation," says Aziz, who graduated in aviation from the Bombay Flying Club last year. So far, she has flown single-engine aircraft for 200 hours for her training.

    Aziz credits her success to her father, Abdul Aziz. "I have always believed that knowledge and enquiry are keys to human progress. If my child had a dream which was achievable, I had to be part of the process and see that she realized this dream," says Abdul Aziz, who is married to a Kashmiri.

    And here lies a related tale. As a child Aziz would accompany her mother to travel to Srinagar by air. "I got fascinated by pilots. As I grew up, my fascination only increased and I finally landed up at Bombay Flying Club," says Aziz.

    When news of her becoming the youngest student pilot was splashed across media platforms, many celebrated, but a few naysayers, especially the conservatives in Kashmir, derided her. "A Muslim girl without hijab, not a perfect profession for a Kashmiri girl" and similar disapproving comments were hurled at her.

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    Ayesha Aziz, 21-Year-Old Might Become The First Indian Girl To Fly Mig 29
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    We all were surprised when we heard about Ayesha Aziz, a young girl from Jammu & Kashmir who got the pilot license at the age of 16. She became the India’s youngest pilot, when she received her students pilot license from the Bombay Flying Club. She recently received her commercial pilot licence and will soon fly a passenger aircraft as well.

    Ayesha, now 21, says she plans to fly a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase. If she succeeded, she will become the youngest Indian girl to pilot the Russian MIG-29. “I want to reach the edge of space, for which we are talking terms with the Russian agency to fly the MIG-29 “, Ayesha said to NDTV.

    Mumbai Based Ayesha Aziz also completed a 2-month advanced space training course at NASA. Her inspiration is Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams. She was one among three students who got selected for the training at NASA.

    Ayesha’s mother hails from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, while her father is a Worli-based businessman.

    “I have always believed that knowledge and enquiry are keys to human progress. If my child had a dream which was achievable, I had to be part of the process and see that she realized this dream, Ayesha’s father told Times of India.

    “I am proud of her achievements. We want her to go higher and higher. She is my idol and she motives me “, said Areeb Lokhandwala, Ayesha’s brother.

    Her next plan is to fly at speed of sound in Russian MIG-29. We wish her success in her future endeavours.

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    When news of her becoming the youngest student pilot was splashed across media platforms, many celebrated, but a few naysayers, especially the conservatives in Kashmir, derided her. "A Muslim girl without hijab, not a perfect profession for a Kashmiri girl" and similar disapproving comments were hurled at her.


    LOL this is why
     
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    indian women catching up. nice to see. pakistan has active fighter pilots in front line squadrons defending our nation.
     
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    Asia's first female pilot belongs to Gilgit, Pakistan.

    Lakshan Bibi from Gilgit (Kalash)
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