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Meet Ayesha Aziz: India’s Youngest Women Pilot

The girl of kashmir-origin got the licence as a pilot when she was just 16

Ayesha Aziz Image Source: Mashable

Passion and the spirit to do something unconventional are the only dynamic forces for women in this male dominated industry. Ever since she was a child, she knew about her passion and dreams to be fulfilled and she achieved her goals within a short span of time.

She got the student pilot licence when she was just 16. Ayesha, now 20, has not only succeeded in fulfilling her childhood dreams but also became the youngest pilot of India. Focus, consistency, hard work and confidence play key role in achieving something like this.

The keenness in flights grew in her when she along with her parents would fly to their native place, Kashmir, about twice of thrice a year. She used to enjoy the landings and the take-offs while her brother would sleep out of fear.

During her inspiring career, Ayesha also got the chance to visit NASA and meet John McBride. But her happiness had no limits when she met her greatest inspiration Sunita Williams which probably was the best moment of her life.

Youngest Pilot Of India Image Source: Jansatta
Youngest Pilot Of India Image Source: Jansatta

After completing her Class X, she joined the flying school and cleared the five viva sessions. Although, she got her student licence as a pilot in November 2013 immediately after she turned 16 but due to some monetary constrains, her training for commercial pilot licence got delayed. Currently she flies single engine Cessna 152 and Cessna172.

Aziz is currently pursuing her BSc third year in Aviation at Bombay Flying Club in Mumbai. After completing her BSc, she would get her commercial pilot license for which she needs to complete 80 hours of the total 200 hours of flight.

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Unlike the parents who prefer their girls to learn cooking and behave according to the worthless set of conventions laid by the society, Ayesha’s parents always supported her and encouraged her to achieve her goals and that’s the reason why Ayesha believes that she is lucky to have them as her parents and their motivation played a key role in her success.

This young inspiration has also worked in a commercial advertisement for whisper and done multiple photoshoots for a magazine. She created a history and became an inspiration for all those women who are not able to surpass the male dominating society.

Prepared by Pashchiema with inputs from India Today. Twitter: @pashchiema

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  • Akanksha Sharma

    Wow, she got her student pilot licence at such tender age .

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