Great news for our country today as air force pilot Flight Lt Mohana Singh becomes the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet.
Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on Hawk advanced jet aircraft. Singh, along with two other women Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvedi, had joined the fighter stream in June 2016. pic.twitter.com/KxIN5pdvlj— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2019
According to a statement, it took her a 4-aircraft combat sortie at West Bengal’s Kalaikunda Air Force station to achieve this feat. Her training involved both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions.
Mohana has had a total of over 500 hours of flying incident free. Out of these 380 have been on the mighty Hawk Mk 132 jet.
Earlier this month, two other women pilots — Flight Lt. Bhawana Kanth and Flt Lt Avani Chaturvedi — became daytime fighter pilots flying MiG-21 Bison.
Slowly but steadily, things are taking a turn towards the positive.
Congratulations Mohan Singh.Flight Lt Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet aircraft, an official statement said on Friday. pic.twitter.com/wGG9iFhwAX— Dadul Dutta (@DADULDUTTA8) May 31, 2019
#Milestone On 30th May 19, Flt Lt Mohana Singh became the first IAF woman pilot to become fully operational by day on 'Hawk' aircraft. She is one of the three women pilots inducted in the fighter stream of the IAF. #Congratulations pic.twitter.com/YZWKh1KNjD— Parthadeep Bhattacharya 🇮🇳 (@Parthadeepbhatt) May 31, 2019