Humans of Aviation

“I gravitated towards flying since I was a little child. I come from a small town with no aviation background. As soon as I finished my 12th, I feverishly pursued flying. I joined the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation at Pinjore to train. Later, During my training at HICA- Karnal, I used to travel over 150 kms taking a bus from my home to the flying club then fly the airplane to clock the stipulated flying hours and then again came back home traversing the same distance in the public transport every day. I started with flying the small yellow two-seater airplane called Pushpak. I got my Airline pilot wings as I joined Air Deccan, pioneer of LCC in India, as a co-pilot On ATR, got upgraded to Airbus A-320 and then with Kingfisher Airlines, I became Captain on Airbus A-320. My first flight in command was with Kingfisher from New Delhi to Mumbai. This flight still has a very special place in my heart as my co-pilot on my maiden flight was my best friend, Captain Kulvinder Singh. Flying the airliner as a Captain for the first time is something to be cherished forever. It’s always a delight to hear all the beautiful remarks or receive handwritten notes from passengers. What’s more wonderful is that there is no prejudice in the sky. India leads amongst all the other countries in the world when it comes to equality in aviation. Our nation has the highest percentage of female pilots in the world. Unfortunately, today, global aviation industry is facing an enemy that we can’t flight alone. We all have to do our part to overcome this pandemic.” said Jaswinder Kaur, Captain A-320, Air Asia.  #HumansOfAviation

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