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Anny Divya

EducationBsc in Aviation
OccupationCaptain (aeronautics)
Known forWorld's youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777

Anny Divya (born 1987) is an Indian pilot. She became the world's youngest woman commander to fly a Boeing 777.

Early life[edit]

Anny's father served in the Indian Army. The family lived near the army base camp in Pathankot in the Indian state of Punjab. After her father retired, their family settled down in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, where Anny attended school.

Career[edit]

After completing her schooling at age 17, she enrolled at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), the flying school in Uttar Pradesh. At 19 she completed her training and started her career with Air India. She travelled to Spain for training and flew a Boeing 737. At age 21 she was sent to London for further training, where she started flying the Boeing 777.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Giving wings to her curiosity'. thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^Coffey, Helen (25 July 2017). 'Indian woman becomes youngest female commander of Boeing 777 plane in the world'. The Independent. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
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When other kids of her age were pursuing conventional professions like engineering and medicine, Anny Divya told her parents that she wished to become a pilot. Unlike most people from smaller towns with a conservative attitude towards their daughters, Anny’s parents supported her at every step.

Today, 30-year-old Captain Anny Divya is the youngest woman commander ever to fly a Boeing 777. Source: hindustantimes.com Born in Pathankot to an army man, Anny wanted to be a pilot ever since she was a little kid. Her family shifted to Vijaywada after her father took voluntary retirement. When Anny turned 17 in her 12th standard, she got through Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), the pilot training institute in Uttar Pradesh, and the family took a loan to fund the course.

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But the journey from a small town to a pilot’s training academy wasn’t an easy one for the teenager who was often mocked by her peers for her poor English. “The cultural change from a small town to a big city was overwhelming for me. I had difficulty adjusting and speaking English. People used to mock me for my poor English and that hurt me a lot. At times, I thought of going back. However, I didn’t.

With my parents’ support, I worked hard enough to win a scholarship.” Source: indiasamvad.co.in The resolute woman was not one to give up. At 19, she finished her training and landed a job with Air India. Then, she flew a Boeing 737 when she was sent to Spain for training and when she turned 21, she went to London for another training and flew a Boeing 777! From there on, there was no looking back for her. Anny traveled the world and proved her capabilities to everyone who ever opposed her. “I am proud to say that India has taken lead over rest of the world including developed countries when it comes to the number of female pilots. In India, 15% woman fly as airline pilots, while globally, it is an average of approximately 5%.” Source: hindustantimes.com “Your parents are your biggest support, so trust them to keep you grounded. And there’s no substitute for hard work.” Aye aye, captain!

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