Mumbai based, 23-years old, Aarohi Pandit has become world’s first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). This is a very proud moment not just for India, but for women all over the world.
Aarohi Pandit completed a long journey, divided into five parts, starting from Wick in UK. She stopped at Iceland and Greenland, finally finishing her journey by landing at the Iqaluit airport in Canada on 13th May, 2019. This also made her the woman in the world to finish a solo flight across the Greenland ice cap in an LSA.
Twitter has been pouring in their best wishes for Pandit and rightfully so!
Aarohi Pandit on Monday became the first Indian woman — and possibly the only woman in the world — to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a light sports plane. Western media piranhas don’t do such India stories, including amazing startups, ISRO, etc. Prefer poverty journalism pic.twitter.com/4v64HiE9hV
— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) May 15, 2019
Congratulations to our Mumbaichi Mulgi, Aarohi Pandit, for becoming the world’s first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a Light Sport Aircraft!
Proud moment for India, especially for Mumbai!
Fly high, always! https://t.co/wkbb3FKCH7
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) May 15, 2019
WELL DONE @aarohipandit First woman in the world to fly solo around the world.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT!!! THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABOUR IS SWEET AND I MUST SAY YOU DESERVE IT! MAY YOUR LIFE ALWAYS SHOWER YOU WITH SUCH GREAT SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS.https://t.co/5kji6jTzkH
— Nishtha Singh (@MrsIndiaNishtha) May 15, 2019
— 🇮🇳 SKumarS 🇨🇦🍁 (@jobinindia) May 15, 2019
IndianWomen are flying high&touching sky with glory as they are breaking new grounds in avenues of Aviation which not only include CivilAviation but also Airforce&SoloFlying,bringing to forefront their skills,resilience&adventurous zeal.1@PiyushGoyal https://t.co/iuNMA7KZmS
— Chowkidar Gaurav Shukla👮 (@RuchiKom) May 15, 2019
Congratulations to #Aarohi Pandit pehaps d only woman in d world – 2 cross d Atlantic Ocean solo in a light sport aircraft.
— vinosh garga (@vinoshgarga) May 15, 2019
— Mamta Bhatt (@mamtabhatt) May 15, 2019
Aarohi is flying around the globe after a rigorous seven month training, as part of WE! Women Power Expedition. It is the first all-women expedition to circumnavigate the world in LSAs.
This is indeed a very honorable moment for India and we congratulate Aarohi on this big achievement!