First all-female aircrew to fly around globe in Pipistrel plane
Keithair Misquitta and Aarohi Pandit told Slovenian reporters on Thursday that they embarked on this journey to empower women and show that women are able to take on the challenges largely perceived as being in the domain of men.
This journey also serves as a campaign to raise money for the education of Indian girls who want to choose a career in aviation.
Onboard of Mahi, as they called their plane, Misquitta and Pandit reached Slovenia via Pakistan, Iran, Bulgaria and Serbia.
They got a warm welcome in Ajdovščina from Indian Ambassador Param Jit Mann, Pipistrel owner Ivo Boscarol and company director Ingrid Heuffel Berginc.
They are scheduled to continue their journey tomorrow morning. After crossing the Atlantic, the most treacherous part of the journey, they will cross North America and the Bering Sea to reach China and end their journey in India.
By the time they reach home, the pilots will have flown more than 37,000 kilometres.