First Woman Pilot in IAF
Avani Chaturvedi is a Jodhpur-based Sukhoi-30 fighter pilot. The 29-year-old completed her training on Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers before taking to the skies in the MiG-21 Bison for the first time in IAF Squadron service. Along with Mohana Singh Jitarwal and Bhawana Kanth, she was named the first female combat pilot in the Indian Air Force.
Madhya Pradesh was the birthplace of Avani Chaturvedi. She completed her education in Deolond, a tiny town in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol district. In 2014, she graduated with her Bachelor of Technology from Banasthali University in Rajasthan, where she also joined the school's flying club because she had always been attracted by flying.
She was recommended by the AFSB after passing the AFCAT. She undertook six months of rigorous training at the Air Force Academy in Telangana's Dundigal before joining the IAF. In 2018, Chaturvedi made aviation history by flying a MiG-21 as the first woman pilot in Indian Air Force. Avani received a promotion to the position of Flight Lieutenant in 2018.
First Woman Pilot in Indian Air Force
Avani Chaturvedi is the first woman pilot in Indian Air Force. She was chosen to attend the Air Force Academy for training, which she finished at the age of 25. In June 2016, Chaturvedi attained the rank of fighter pilot after additional training. In 2018, Chaturvedi became the first woman pilot in Indian Air Force and created aviation history by piloting a MiG-21.