India’s Youngest Pilot Who Got Her License When She Was Just 16 years
At the age of 16 years, we even do no the meaning of a goal, how to set a goal & work on it. But in our childhood days when someone asks us, what is the goal that you have set in your life.., most of the interesting answers would be Engineering, doctor, lecturer, police etc
A resident of Mumbai girl- Ayesha Aziz India’s youngest pilot who got her license at the age of 16 years old. Sounds violent! Few people may think that is it possible to get it? It was very shocking news to everyone but things worked out very well based upon her interest, hard work & dedication towards her goal. She always wanted to do something challenging and unconventional. “More than being India’s youngest pilot, I am happy for having accomplished my childhood goal,” said Ayesha, as reported by The New Indian Express.
Ayesha used to attend her native place Kashmir twice in a year and probably this thing might have driven the interest towards becoming a pilot. The two things which she would enjoy are take-off and landing of the plane her brother would be scared and always sleep during the flight. She got a chance to visit NASA and meet John McBride. But her favorite moment was when she met her “second greatest inspiration” – astronaut Sunita Williams in the year of 2013 or 2014. She shared her experiences with her. The activities which she participated in NASA are scuba diving, moonwalk and bunny walk which an astronaut should know.
After completion of her schooling immediately she joined a flying school that shows her interest. She took ground lessons and passed five viva sessions. And as soon as she turned 16, she was awarded her student pilot license in November 2013. However, due to financial constraints, her training in commercial flying got delayed.
She currently pilots single-engine Cessna 152 and Cessna172.
At the Bombay Flying Club, Ayesha is one of the only 4 girls studying B.Sc. third year in Aviation. But this doesn’t pull her down and once she completes 80 hours of the total 200 hours of flying, Ayesha will finally gain her commercial pilot license.