Meet the Youngest Female Pilot To Ever Fly a Boeing 777

This is the youngest woman to pilot a Boeing 777. 30-year-old Captain Anny Divya flies one of the largest commercial planes in existence. The Indian pilot overcame both cultural and financial hurdles to achieve her dream of flying planes. Divya tells NowThis that, “People made fun and laughed at me, but I knew I had to speak - even if I made mistakes - to actually learn.” Divya says that she even passed on an opportunity to fly a smaller plane, holding out for the bigger 777. Since achieving her dream, women everywhere are saying congrats. Women only make up about 3% of airline pilots globally, and Captain Divya is helping other young women by giving advice on becoming commercial pilots.

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