We all were surprised when we heard about Ayesha Aziz, a young girl from Jammu & Kashmir who got the pilot license at the age of 16. She became the India’s youngest pilot, when she received her students pilot license from the Bombay Flying Club. She recently received her commercial pilot licence and will soon fly a passenger aircraft as well.
Ayesha, now 21, says she plans to fly a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase. If she succeeded, she will become the youngest Indian girl to pilot the Russian MIG-29. “I want to reach the edge of space, for which we are talking terms with the Russian agency to fly the MIG-29 “, Ayesha said to NDTV.
Mumbai Based Ayesha Aziz also completed a 2-month advanced space training course at NASA. Her inspiration is Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams. She was one among three students who got selected for the training at NASA.
Ayesha’s mother hails from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, while her father is a Worli-based businessman.
“I have always believed that knowledge and enquiry are keys to human progress. If my child had a dream which was achievable, I had to be part of the process and see that she realized this dream, Ayesha’s father told Times of India.
“I am proud of her achievements. We want her to go higher and higher. She is my idol and she motives me “, said Areeb Lokhandwala, Ayesha’s brother.
Her next plan is to fly at speed of sound in Russian MIG-29. We wish her success in her future endeavours.