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PIA's first woman Captain

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Ayesha Rabia Naveed has become the first woman captain of a commercial aeroplane in Pakistan. According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Airline Pilots' Association (PALPA) here on Monday, Ms Ayesha Rabia Naveed has become the first woman captain of a commercial plane after flying a PIA aeroplane on Oct 21.

Ms Ayesha has been with the PIA for more than 15 years. During her career, she has flown Fokker, Boeing 737, Airbus 300, and Boeing 747 as a co-pilot. She has experience of more than 6,000 flying hours. She was promoted on Fokker for command as per the company policy. She did her training and flew her first command flight on Oct 21 this year on the Karachi-Turbat-Gwadar-Karachi sector.

Source: Dawn

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Post by Abbas Ali »

Many congratulations to Capt. Ayesha Rabia

Capt. Ayesha Rabia seen as Boeing 747-300 First Officer in November 2000 - Photo Copyright Umar Anis
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Post by Valkyrie »

Congrats! :D

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Excellent.... =D>

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Post by Falcon598 »

This is wonderful news. I am very proud to see a woman flying as a capt. for the flag carrier. Congrats to her she should be proud. :D =D> \:D/

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Post by PK777 »

Good news, hope many follow in her footsteps.... \:D/

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Post by raihans »

A long back I read Mrs. Ayesha Rabia Naveed interview in Weekly Magazine Akhbar-e-Jahan

At that time, she was flying B737 as a co-pilot. Intresting to read was that when she was first time flying B737 as co-pilot at that time some passengers heard that a lady pilot is piloting the flight so they returned their tickets prior of getting boarding passes as they were feared :lol:
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