Ayesha Aziz: India’s First Female Pilot From Kashmir


As a kid, she dreamt of doing something challenging. In her teens, she was a step ahead when her peers were busy choosing their stream or subject for further study. She knew what she wanted.

Kashmiri Muslim girl Ayesha Aziz has achieved that dream against all odds. A graduate in aviation from the prestigious Bombay Flying Club at the age of 16, she was awarded her student pilot license in 2011. She thus became the youngest student pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir.

She would later obtain Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s License (FRTOL).

At present, Ayesha is a member of the Indian Women Pilots’ Association (IWPA), and pilots single-engine Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 aircraft. Read More…

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