Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi Becomes Navy’s First Naval Woman Pilot

Satisfying her since quite a while ago loved dream, she got her ‘capability wings’ from the head of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral AK Chawla.

Kochi: Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi of the Indian Navy on Monday turned out to be first maritime lady pilot and joined operational obligations within the sight of top maritime authorities at its base here.

It is an extremely pleased inclination for me. It is an alternate inclination,” Shivangi told columnists here.

Satisfying her since quite a while ago appreciated dream, she got her ‘capability wings’ from the head of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral AK Chawla.

I have been needing for this for quite a while. It is an extraordinary inclination, she said. She joined the Indian Navy as its first lady pilot on finishing of operational preparing here.

Hailing from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, Shivangi would fly the Naval Dornier observation air ship. As a feature of her preparation, Shivangi has flown Pilatus PC 7 Mk II, Basic Trainer at AFA and finished Dornier Conversion with the Indian naval force in Kochi.

She would proceed with her preparation at INAS 550, the Dornier squadron at INS Garuda, to turn into a completely operational pilot on Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) air ship.

Afterward, interfacing with the media, she said she began longing for turning into a pilot as far back as she saw a chopper conveying a pastor arrived in the area of her stupendous guardians’ place in Bihar during her youth.

Shivangi reviewed that everybody in the region had assembled around to see the helicopter and she was one among them.

She got ‘super-roused” when she saw the helicopter and the man flying it. She said her family is strong and they never scrutinized her desire to join barrier powers.

“Actually, they were pleased,” Shivangi said. Shivangi, who joined the power only two days in front of the Navy Day, likewise said thanks to the Navy staff and Qualified Flying Instructors (QFIs) for their help.

They have constantly supported me, she said. The Indian naval force complimented her on her accomplishment.

Alongside her, two learner officials of the seventh Dornier Conversion Course (DOCC) additionally qualified as Dornier pilots and were granted the pined for brilliant Wings at the basic and serious service, a protection representative said.

Bad habit Admiral AK Chawla was the central visitor for the function who displayed the Wings to the passing out officials, implying their capability as maritime pilots.

The FOC-in-C South Rolling Trophy for standing first in general request of legitimacy was granted to Lieutenant Shivam Pandey, he said.

The honor of the Wings denotes the zenith of one year of flying preparing at the Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal and Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 550, INS Garuda in Kochi.

From here on, these pilots would join the Dornier Operational Flying Training course at INAS 550 from mid-January 2020, before joining an operational oceanic surveillance squadron.