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Anne Divya beats record, becomes world’s youngest female pilot to fly Boeing 777

Anne Divya beats record, becomes world’s youngest female pilot to fly Boeing 777

- Anne Divya wanted to become a pilot when she was young

- However, her schoolmates and friends thought she was kidding and mocked her

- She did not stop dreaming. And not even lack of school fees could stop her

- Divya is today one of the world’s youngest female captains

Flying planes used to be a man’s job. That was a stereotype that even the school-going kids had at the back of their minds. It explains whey schoolmates and friends ridiculed Anne Divya when she said she wanted to become a pilot.

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The 30-year-old Indian lady always had a dream that one day she will fly a plane. Despite the stereotypes and the difficulties she had with school fees, she never stopped dreaming.

And who said women could not make it to the top of the male-dominated aviation industry?

Woman whose dream to become pilot was laughed at is now world’s youngest female to fly Boeing 777

Anne Divya, 30. Photo: CEN Image.

Divya is today being recognized as the world’s youngest female Boeing 777 captain.

She reportedly started her journey of becoming world class pilot at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, a flight school in Uttar Pradesh.

Woman whose dream to become pilot was laughed at is now world’s youngest female to fly Boeing 777

Captain Anne Divya wears the four-yellow-striped epaulette, a rank only reserved for airline captains.Photo: CEN Image

Though her friends and some of her relatives were not supportive of her career choice, her parents, dad Major Murahari and mom Padmini, stood by her.

"My parents instilled confidence in me. They were always there to guide me towards achieving my goal,” she said.

Upon graduation, Divya landed a job with Air India, a national carrier. Along the way, she was sent to Spain for further training. She later returned and started flying Boeing 737.

She reportedly went for another round of training, came back, then graduated to flying the company’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft, an extraordinary accomplishment.

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Her dreams came true.

Captain Divya is a perfect role model to young girls who dream of becoming pilots but are being discouraged by stereotypes.

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