International honour for Indian woman pilot

Mrs Rabia Futehally, one of India’s first woman pilots, used to fly in a sari. Last month, she was honoured as a 2012 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship (IFF), in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in June. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. Futehally was recognized for her contributions to international women’s aviation and civil aviation in India. She began her flying lessons in 1962 and when her first daughter was nine months old, Futehally received her Private Pilot License (PPL), number 13, perhaps the first woman in India to do so, said a release issued by IFF.

Source: Times of India

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