Another motivational story for young defence aspirants and people of this country. Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi one of the three women fighter pilots of India has created history yet again by flying a MiG-21 Bison alone on 19 Feb 2018.
Scripting history, Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter 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.
Here are few pictures of Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi