India’s first women fighter pilots to be commissioned were Flying Officers Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh. For the first time, each of them flew the MiG-21, an older fighter jet in air force solo from the Jamnagar air base. This was reported as a milestone achievement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day as well as to highlight women achieving parity. They now look to fly the latest Rafale fighter jets when inducted. Hearty Congratulations!
- 9 Mar 2018
Air India this past Sunday kicked off the 17 hour Delhi to San Francisco flight, the world’s longest using an all women crew. This crew under Captain Shubhangi Singh, consists of cabin crew, cockpit crew, doctor, customer care staff and also the ground staff including the operator, technician, engineer, flight dispatcher and trimmer. Speaking of her current position, Captain Singh said, “You have to work hard. There is no shortcut to success. I come from a modest family, and without any aviation background.” By the way, every year, Air India operates all-women flights to celebrate the international women’s day.
- 8 Mar 2016