Mohana Singh Earns The Title Of First Women Fighter Pilot To Fly A Hawk Jet
Do you know Baroness Raymonde de Laroche? Well, she is the first woman to fly solo in 1909.
Truly an inspiration who had the guts to live her life on her own terms looked at the sky and dreamed of flying. Though women still have to travel a long way to discover the path of their life. But there are several women who are ambitious enough to create history via their choices.
Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth created history when she became the first woman pilot to qualify to undertake combat missions. Following suit, all-women crew of the IAF flew a medium-lift helicopter for the first time ever in India. Aren’t you proud of the lady who is now the epitome of girl power??
Mohana Singh is one such powerful woman who has added her name in the list of remarkable feats. The first Indian woman who has earned the title of a fighter pilot to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet aircraft. One of the first female pilots of India has joined Indian Air Force fighter squadron with two other women Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvedi in June 2016. Fearless women were selected as the combat pilot. Our Late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar formally commissioned them. These women are selected after the government has finalized to welcome women in the area of fighter stream in IAF.
IAF officials released a statement in which they confirmed Mohana landed after a relentless 4-aircraft combat sortie at Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal, which was the last syllabus sortie of being fully operational on the Hawk jets.
Mohana who has done her schooling from Air Force School, New Delhi and has completed her B.Tech in Electronics & Communication from Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar. Mohana is not the first from her family who has joined Air Force, her father Pratap Singh is serving IAF and her mother Manju Singh is a teacher.
After completing graduation Mohana joined Tata Consultancy Services but she never gave up on her dreams of flying planes. As a result, she cleared the UPSC Combined Defense Services competitive exam and was selected to be commissioned into the Air Force.
Flying both Air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions are the part of Mohana’s intensive training. She has undertaken numerous practice missions such as the firing of rockets, guns and dropping high caliber bombs.