Two Indian pilot ladies are on a mission to accomplish a legendary flight around the world – and we are very proud they are doing it with a third “lady”, our Pipistrel aircraft. The project WE! (“Women Empower”) is the world’s first circumnavigation by Indian women pilots in a motorglider – which is, in fact, a Pipistrel aircraft Sinus 912, nicknamed “Mahi”. More information about the project here: https://www.pipistrel.si/news/flight-around-the-world-weexpedition
On their website https://theweexpedition.wordpress.com/author/theweexpedition/ two pilots, Capt. Keithair Misquitta and Capt. Aarohi Pandit report about the progress of their flight around the world in the following weeks. The mission started in Patiala, Punjab and will last approximately 90 days with 90+ planned landings over 21 countries.
UPDATE: on 23. August the pilots landed in Ajdovščina, Slovenia.
On a press conference at Pipistrel, the two brave pilots, Capt. Keithair Misquitta and Capt. Aarohi Pandit introduced themselves, their aircraft and their project. The team was honoured by a visit of His Excellency the Ambassador of Republic of India in Slovenia, Mr. Param Jit Mann.
Left to right: Mrs. Ingrid Heuffel Berginc, director of Pipistrel d.o.o.; H.E. the Ambassador Mr. Param Jit Mann; Capt. Keithair Misquitta; Capt. Aarohi Pandi; the Chairman of Navy Blue Foundation, Mr. Tapan Nandi; and the Founder of Pipistrel, Mr. Ivo Boscarol.
The event raised a lot of interest – not just among the media. H.E. the Ambassador was also impressed when he sat inside the aircraft.
Media coverage (in Slovenian language):