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Dubai royal family's first woman pilot's maiden flight

Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia/Dubai
Filed on March 13, 2017
Dubai royal familys first woman pilots maiden flight

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A proud moment for the Al Maktoum family.

The Dubai royal family's first woman pilot finally realised her dream of flying a commercial passenger flight.

The youth of Dubai's royal family are clearly reaching for the skies and beyond - and earlier in February Khaleej Times had reported that a young woman in the Al Maktoum family had earned the unique distinction of becoming the first woman pilot in the royal family.

Taking to Instagram to announce this major life goal, Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum recently posted this picture of her inside the cockpit of an Emirates flight EK903, which she co-piloted:

 

Ek903 . First pax flight . 25 Feb .

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However, Sheikh Maitha had posted the image nearly two weeks back around the time she flew the flight - expressing her joy and gratitude of seeing her daughter realise her dream:

Another woman member of the Maktoum family is also known to be quite the aviation aficionado  - Sheikha Latifa, who also loves to fly and skydive.

Sheikha Lateefa was one of the first family members to break the news online about Mozah becoming the first woman to graduate as a commercial pilot in the family.

A few members of the family, back then, took to Instagram to congratulate the young achiever, expressing their pride and joy on her accomplishment.

 

So proud of you cousin ?? #Repost @maitha_m_rashid @mozahmm @bumaktoum ??

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@mozahmm am so proud. ????? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??????????

A photo posted by Marwan Almaktoum (@bumaktoum) on

Although the veracity of the airline - that she flies for - can't be confirmed, at first glance the uniform looks similar to the one worn by Emirates pilots.

Here's her skills test passing certificate

 

Finally..wings and bars today.

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When she graduated

 

1422 - 29-06-16 - Graduated

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Some gorgeous aviation shots by Moza (seems like she's quite the photographer)

 

Pleasure is on the other side.

A photo posted by mozahmm (@mozahmm) on

 

Just believe.

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Ending my year with a NAV flight .

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The time she began her journey to the skies

 

A new beginning.

A photo posted by mozahmm (@mozahmm) on

At the controls

 

You hold the keys to every door you want to open in life, believe in yourself.

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It is noteworthy that UAE's aviation sector boasts of many women, from pilots to engineers.

In 2016, Etihad Airways announced that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.

In recent years, an Emirati woman fighter pilot - Major Mariam Al Mansouri - made headlines around the world when she led an aerial raid against Daesh in Syria.

Here's wishing more power and success to the young princess and Emirati women. Reach for the stars!

yousufk@khaleejtimes.com





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