Two women pilots hailing from Pakistan are ruling the Internet for all the right reasons. Pakistan International Airlines tweeted a picture of their two women pilots for their bravery. The moment that picture surfaced the internet it went viral has collected over 8,700 ‘likes’, received over 400 comment and more than 2,700 retweets so far.
PLA tweeted, “The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas!”
The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!! #PIA pic.twitter.com/UOQC8VbRUZ
— PIA (@Official_PIA) June 21, 2018
The airlines were very proud of their pilots and even the Twitterati praised them for being so good at their job. While one Twitter user wrote, ‘Sky is the limit’, another said, ‘My daughter flew with this Captain and was full of praise for the smooth take-off, flight, and landing.” “I’ve travelled with Mariyam Masood from Gilgit to Islamabad. It was cloudy throughout but what a smooth flight it was!” says another Twitter user.
Hats off ladies. Sky is the limit 😚
— بشیر ناگی (@BasheerNaagi) June 21, 2018
My daughter of 8, wants to become a pilot too. Long way to go but she will definitely make it one day.
What a proud moment for the captain, first officer and their parents.#PIA
— Asif Pasha (@Asif_Pasha_) June 21, 2018
This is wonderful! Great to see talented young women playing a bigger role in the organisation.
— Usman Ghani (@whousmanghani) June 21, 2018
One day inshallah one Day i will see my daughter in this uniform she is in 8 grade inshallah
— bina riz (@binariz) June 21, 2018
Very inspiring for our daughters
— Achille Karuletwa (@AchilleKaru) June 22, 2018
According to the reports in Geo.tv, the PIA flight from Islamabad to Gilgit and back flew on June 20 with an all-female crew.
Women pilots are definitely writing their names in the sky in golden letters. In February this year, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft.
In less than a year after the government decided to open the fighter stream for women on an experimental basis, three women pilots, Ms. Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were commissioned as flying officers in July 2016. .These women had undergone a strenuous training programme to fly fighter jets.