Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth Becomes First Operational Fighter Pilot

Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth First Woman Fighter Pilot Who becomes Ops by Day On A Fighter Jet
National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 22 May 2019
Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth adds another feather to her cap by completing Day operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft. She is the first women fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. Bhawana joined the fighter squadron in Nov 17 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in Mar 18. With her dedication, hard work and perseverance she has become the first women Officer of the IAF to achieve this feat. She is from the first batch of women fighter pilots of the IAF.
Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth meeting her  formation members after her last syllabus sortie
Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth meeting her formation members after her last syllabus sortie

 

Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth with her formation members after her last syllabus sortie before being declared ops by day
Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth with her formation members after her last syllabus sortie before being declared ops by day

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