Want to know more about India’s Anny Divya the youngest female Boeing 777 pilot?

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Want to know more about India’s Anny Divya the youngest female Boeing 777 pilot?

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

It is not often that you see a woman on command an airplane let alone her being the commander. Captain Anny Divya has left everyone stand by becoming the youngest woman in the world to be the commander of a Boeing 777.

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose”- Inspirational Story of Anny Divya’s fight against odds:-

Anny Divya, a 30-year-old woman from Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh, made history by becoming the youngest Boeing 777 female commander in the world. She has a unique experience where she never got into the airplane as a passenger before she entered as a pilot.

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Early steps towards becoming Pilot:

Anny Divya wanted to become a pilot from her childhood. With no guidance about how to become a pilot, she still had that special interest towards becoming pilot. She was born in Pathankot, Punjab. At the age of 17, she joined the course to become a pilot. In the initial phase of the course, she faced troubles in speaking English. She worked hard on improving her English with a great dedication.

Anny Divya was the topper in her 12th standard.As a topper, her relatives pressured her to join the engineering or medical stream as most think they are two worth profession and others are neglected. But, her mother stood in support and helped her in following her dreams. It was tough for her father to pay for the pilot course but he managed to do it.

One of the hardest phases for Anny Divya to face was at the time of pilot-training. Not because of training but due to the culture shock she experienced. She was mocked for her actions. She came from a rural, non-English speaking background and was mocked about it.

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From Air India pilot to Boeing 777 pilot:

One day, a relative visited her house. She inquired about the process to become a pilot. He showed the advertisement of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRAU), a pilot training institute at Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

  • IGRAU all India exam has only 30 seats to be filled. Anny Divya appeared for that exam in Delhi and got selected.
  • Her father raised 15 lakhs to pay for the course including the loan from bank and relatives.
  • Anny Divya started working a co-pilot in Air India in 2006 on her merit.
  • Anny Divya went to Spain for training her first time overseas on Boeing 737 as the first officer.
  • She waited long to get into Boeing 777 rather than settling with Boeing 737, it is her personal interest made to wait for Boeing 777 ignoring Boeing 737.
  • The aircraft she commands Boeing 777 is the longest range craft and the largest twin-engine jet in the world.

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Anny Divya is the world’s youngest woman to captain a Boeing 777, world’s largest range craft. She faced a tight economic condition but they never stood as a barrier for her career.  She worked in Air India at the age of 19 years.

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