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The World’s Youngest Female Commander Of A Boeing 777 Is Also A Smoke


This is the type of woman I need in my life: smart, beautiful, and has the ability to take my anywhere in the world.

Meet 30-year-old, Anny Divya, the youngest ever female commander of a Boeing 777. An impressive feat in it of itself, especially when you considered that Diva didn’t learn English until she was 17.

Speaking to Daily Mail, Divya said that the first time she stepped onto an was aircraft, it was to fly it. Divya, the Mumbai-based Air India pilot, said that “We belonged to a very humble background back then – we couldn’t afford to travel in planes.”\

via Daily Mail:

The Boeing 777 Anny commands is the world’s largest twin jet, a model with the capacity for up to 396 passengers. But getting to fly it was no easy ride. Anny, who was raised in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, puts her initial success down to the support of her parents.

“From a very young age when I used to look up at the sky, I always wanted to touch it and fly through the clouds. But it was only after my mother said I should become pilot and that I started to realise the dream it was possible.”

Anny attended flying school at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi when she was just 17, earning herself a scholarship and completing her training at 19 years old.

So Anny, if you ever get tired of being a kick-ass pilot and want to come shack up with your boy in Hoboken, New Jersey, for a little bit, you know where to find me.

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