AI’s Captain Zoya Becomes The 1st Indian To Enter the SFO Aviation Museum
Captain Zoya Agarwal, a senior AirIndia Boeing-777 pilot and the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft over the North Pole, completing a record-breaking distance of about 16,000 kilometres, took her place in the SFO aviation museum. An all-female Flying India crew led by Zoya Agarwal flew the world’s longest air route from San Francisco (SFO) to Bengaluru, encompassing the North Pole, for the first time ever. This is not a simple accomplishment, and in recognition of it, Zoya has been inducted into the prominent US-based aviation museum. The SFO Museum recognised Zoya Agarwal’s illustrious career in aviation and her passion for empowering women worldwide. She has motivated millions of young women and girls to achieve their ambitions.
“Super excited to FINALLY share the first big news with all #MyFutureDreamers that on behalf of our country ðÂÂ®ðÂÂ³ and our amazing Flag carrier @airindia.in your Bharat Ki Beti is the pioneer Indian Woman Pilot in the Prestigious San Francisco Aviation Museum. So elated and grateful for having the honour to be featured in such a prestigious american museum. @sfomuseum SFO San Francisco Aviation Luis A Turpen Aviation museum. So thankful to Ms Debbie Kahn and all the museum management to make time to honor me in their off time on the weekend, Grateful and humbled @sfomuseum for your love towards our country. Thank you so much @airindia.in for believing in me and being the guiding force throughout my journey. Thank you so much to all of #MyFutureDreamers for all your love and support each and every single day. This one is for each and every #BharatKiBeti out there. 8 years old Zoya would have never thought of living such a momentous day. If she could do it, you can do it too! Never stop believing in yourself and chasing your dreams,” she wrote on her social media sharing the happy news.
Zoya graduated from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and has worked with Air India since May 2004. She has a long list of firsts to her name apart from flying the world’s longest flying route. Zoya is the first female pilot to fly a Boeing 777 aircraft over the Hindu Kush Mountain range. In 2013, she became the youngest female commander to fly Air India’s Boeing 777. Zoya is one of the United Nations (UN) spokespersons for gender equality, and she has been encouraging women to pursue their aspirations and advocating for gender equality.
SFO Museum has actively shared the brave tales of people from all origins. Additionally, the Museum is able to maintain the excitement and historic significance of Captain Zoya’s incredible career by being able to document and share personal history.
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