Bengaluru: An all-women cockpit crew set out on a historical past journey, working Air India’s inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight, going over the North Pole and taking the Atlantic route to achieve the Karnataka capital on the different finish of the world.
The flight quantity AI176 left San Francisco on Saturday at 8.30 PM (native time) and would arrive in Bengaluru at 3.45 AM on Monday, in accordance with Air India sources.
Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, “Method to go ladies! Skilled, certified & assured, the all girls cockpit crew takes off from San Francisco to Bengaluru on @airindiain’s flight to fly over the North Pole. Our Nari Shakti achieves a historic first.”
Method to go ladies!
Skilled, certified & assured, the all girls cockpit crew takes off from San Francisco to Bengaluru on @airindiain‘s flight to fly over North Pole.
Our Nari Shakti achieves a historic first. pic.twitter.com/X46cs73dQu
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 10, 2021
Air India has mentioned this would be the longest industrial flight on the earth to be operated by it or some other airline in India.
The overall flight time on this route will likely be greater than 17 hours relying on the wind pace on that specific day, it had mentioned in a press release on the eve of the historic flight.
#FlyAI : AI 176 (San Francisco to Bengaluru) enters the Polar Area at an altitude of 32000 ft and at a pace of 464 knots/860 kmph the frozen panorama is lit up by the magical “Aurora borealis” . pic.twitter.com/Hs4bAyHsCa
— Air India (@airindiain) January 10, 2021
Members of the crew are: Captain Zoya Aggarwal, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonaware and Captain Shivani Manhas.
Air India too expressed its elation when it tweeted, “Think about this : -All Girls Cockpit Crew. -Longest flight into India. -Crossing the North Pole It is right here & taking place! Information damaged. Historical past within the making by AI176 from @flySFO to @BLRAirport. AI 176 is cruising at 30000 toes.”