Meet Avani, first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.

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Meet Avani, first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.

Women are no doubt not leaving any stone unturned, and everyday or the other we have one or the other women making new records and  Scripting history. Right from Kalapna Chawla to Manushi Chillar. Women have not left any field in which they can ne looked down upon. In this world of male dominance they have created a name for their self so that they can look eye to eye and set examples for all the other women in the society.

Another such name has joined the list, we are talking about Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi who has become the first Indian woman to fly a aircraft solo, an IAF official said.

“Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 Bison,” the official said. She undertook the sortie from IAF’s Jamnagar base on Monday.

Three women pilots — Ms. Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh — had undergone strenuous training programme to fly fighter jets.

 

They were commissioned as Flying Officers in July 2016, less than a year after the government decided to open the fighter stream for women.

The next batch of three women trainees have been chosen too.