India’s Longest Flight Commanded By All-Woman Crew From Air India: 17 Hrs Flight Over North Pole!
Bringing in to you an article, which will make you commemorate the iconic VP Kamala Harris moment, “Make sure to wear shoes, ladies. There’s glass everywhere.” spirit, the longest longest commercial flight in the world has just been flown by an all women cockpit crew in Air India.
Air India flight AI176 has just completed over 17 hours journey from San Francisco to Bengaluru over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route, headed by an all women crew consisting of Capt Zoya Aggarwal, Capt Papagari Thanmai, Capt Akansha Sonaware and Capt Shivani Manhas.
Let’s learn more about this.
San Francisco to Bengaluru Air India Flight Inaugurated
The Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed on January 9, 2021 that Air India will inaugurate its San Francisco-Bengaluru flight on Jan 9, Saturday.
This historic inauguration was operated by all all-women cockpit crew.
Air India’s woman power flies high around the world.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 9, 2021
All women cockpit crew consisting of Capt Zoya Aggarwal, Capt Papagari Thanmai, Capt Akansha Sonaware & Capt Shivani Manhas will operate the historic inaugural flight between Bengaluru & San Francisco.@airindiain @MoCA_GoI pic.twitter.com/HKT6IYo2Dw
AI176 to be the Longest Journey Commercial Flight
The aerial distance between San Francisco and Bengaluru lies among the longest in the world.
Air India flight number AI176 has made its journey, flying for over 17 hours. It flew over the North pole and took the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital.
#FlyAI : AI 176 (San Francisco to Bengaluru) enters the Polar Region at an altitude of 32000 ft and at a speed of 464 knots/860 kmph the frozen landscape is lit up by the magical “Aurora borealis” . pic.twitter.com/Hs4bAyHsCa— Air India (@airindiain) January 10, 2021
The flight departed from San Francisco in the USA at 8.30 pm (IST) on Saturday and landed in Bengaluru at 3.45 AM on Monday.
Puri has tweeted, “Way to go girls! Professional, qualified & confident, the all women cockpit crew takes off from San Francisco to Bengaluru on @airindiain’s flight to fly over the North Pole. Our Nari Shakti achieves a historic first.”
Way to go girls!— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 10, 2021
Professional, qualified & confident, the all women cockpit crew takes off from San Francisco to Bengaluru on @airindiain's flight to fly over North Pole.
Our Nari Shakti achieves a historic first. pic.twitter.com/X46cs73dQu
Air India too has expressed its pride in the women crew, tweeting:
“Imagine this : -All Women Cockpit Crew. -Longest flight into India. -Crossing the North Pole It’s here & happening! Records broken. History in the making by AI176 from @flySFO to @BLRAirport. AI 176 is cruising at 30000 feet.”