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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

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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

  • Akanksha Sharma

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

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NASA Astronauts Spacewalk to Change ISS Batteries

Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 55 days, 21 hours and 39 minutes working outside the station

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NASA researchers have created the atmosphere of a super-hot planet outside our solar system, here on Earth. Pixabay

Two NASA astronauts – Nick Hague and Anne McClain – have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS).

During the six hour, 39 minute spacewalk, Hague and McClain replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

They also installed adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries installed on the station’s starboard truss.

These new batteries provide an improved power capacity for operations with a lighter mass and a smaller volume than the nickel-hydrogen batteries.

The batteries store power generated by the station’s solar arrays to provide power to the station when the station is not in the sunlight, as it orbits the Earth during orbital night.

In addition, the astronaut duo also removed debris from outside of the station, securing a tieback for restraints on the Solar Array Blanket Box, NASA said.

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NASA will also have its first all-female spacewalk at the end of the month, when astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will get to float around in space. The spacewalk will last about seven hours, according to the US space agency. Pixabay

McClain will again take a spacewalk on March 29 along with flight engineer Christina Koch to work on a second set of battery replacements on a different power channel in the same area of the ISS.

This would be the first-ever spacewalk with all-female spacewalkers, NASA said.

A third spacewalk on April 8 by Hague and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency will lay out jumper cables between the Unity module and the S0 truss, at the midpoint of the ISS’s backbone.

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This work will establish a redundant path of power to the Canadian-built robotic arm, known as Canadarm2. They will also install cables to provide for more expansive wireless communications coverage outside the orbital complex, as well as for enhanced hardwired computer network capability.

Space station crew members have until now conducted 214 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory.

Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 55 days, 21 hours and 39 minutes working outside the station. (IANS)