New Delhi: 25-year-old Ayesh Aziz, with a Kashmiri lineage, has become India’s youngest female pilot. She has drawn appreciations from across the globe for his tremendous success.
In the year 2011, Aziz became the youngest student pilot to get a license at the age of 15 and underwent training to fly a MIG-29 jet at Russia’s Sokol airbase the following year.
She later graduated in aviation from the Bombay Flying Club (BFC) and obtained a commercial license in 2017.
Her father resides in Mumbai while her mother belongs to Kashmir. ”As my mother belongs to Kashmir, we stayed there for nearly four years after completing my class 12th. I have been flying in and out of Kashmir for my training and other purposes after my high school,” Ayesha said.
”I am very lucky that I have parents who have supported me in everything. Without them, I would not have been able to get to where I am today. I am constantly looking for growth, on a professional and personal level. My father is my greatest role model,” she said while speaking to ANI.
While speaking to ANI, Aziz said that she believed that Kashmiri women had progressed immensely in the last few years and have done exceptionally well in the field of education.
”I think Kashmiri women are doing very well, especially in education. Every other woman in Kashmir is doing her Masters or her doctorate. People of the Valley are doing great,” she said.
Her message to youngsters in Kashmir is to focus on their target and ”don’t bother to think about what society thinks.” ”There would be people who will speak against you. But, one must remain focused towards his/her goal to achieve it.”