Soaring Past Glass Ceilings: India’s First Female Fighter Pilots To Take Flight In MIG-21s

Over the next month or so, two of India’s first female fighter pilots will take flight in solo sorties on a MiG-21 aircraft.

According to one report, Flying Officers Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth have been posted with a MiG-21 squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and are all set to create history by becoming the first women in IAF history to take a solo sortie in a fighter aircraft.

Chaturvedi, Kanth and Mohana Singh created history when they were inducted into the Indian Air Force as fighter pilots back in June 2016. Since then, they have undergone flight training and have flown sorties in trainer aircraft such as Pilatus PC-7 turboprops.  Read More…

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