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Female ‌Pilots Take Control of First Iranian Domestic Flight

January 15, 2020 by  

Source: Press TV

Reports in the Iranian media shows a female captain and her co-pilot have flown a passenger plane, a first in the history of the country’s aviation industry. The reports published on Tuesday showed photos of the two pilots taken from social media showing them before and after the two-way flight between the capital Tehran and the second largest city of Mashhad, located east of the country.
The pilots were identified as Neshat Jahandari and Forouz Firouzi, both of them apparently working for low-budget airline Zagros, although there was no official confirmation from the carrier.
The reports said that it was the first time in Iran’s aviation history that female pilots had taken control of a flight totally on their own.
“My feelings were unexplainable. This historic incident was unprecedented in Iran’s aviation industry, and for a first time a domestic flight in Iran was carried out by two women,” said Jahandari, 29, who became captain just two months ago after working as co-pilot for five years.

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