Mumbai girl, 23, becomes first woman to fly solo across Atlantic: Men do it. Why can’t women?23-year-old, Aarohi Pandit, who hails from Mumbai, recently flew across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived at Iqaluit Airport in Nunavut, Northern Canada, becoming the first woman to fly solo in an ultra-light aircraft.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 19:37 IST Aarohi Pandit became the first woman to cross Atlantic Ocean soloAn Indian woman just set a world record by becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean flying solo in an ultra-light aircraft.Aarohi Pandit recently flew across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived at Iqaluit Airport in Nunavut, Northern Canada, becoming the first woman to do so.The 23-year-old, who hails from Mumbai, flew solo around the world in a solo year-long expedition and her mission is to empower women and to encourage them to set records just like her.According to her, flying in her aircraft was just like “riding on a white bird with long wings.”Aarohi, who has been flying since the age of 17, started her journey across Atlantic in Scotland, and took off from Nuuk, Greenland last week on Monday.She told an international website, “I just want girls, not just in India but around the world, to know that if you can dream it, you can do it. I have seen men doing it. I got the thought that if men can do it, why can’t a woman?”Reportedly, after flying more than 3,000 kilometres across the ocean in extreme weather conditions and harsh winds, Aarohi was glad to make it back it on land.According to her even though there were many limitation to her journey, as her aircraft is very small and light, it was a fun ride.She said, “It was beautiful. Blue water everywhere, open skies. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ll never forget.”Aarohi managed to make her journey possible in an aircraft named Mahi, which is a Sinus 912, light-sport aircraft, with a single engine, which weighs just over 400 kilograms, reports said.advertisementAarohi started her journey in India, then stopped in Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, across Europe to Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and finally landed in Canada.Now, she plans to fly to Alaska, then Russia, and eventually back home.ALSO SEE | Amul celebrates Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2019. Leaves out Desi Girl PriyankaALSO SEE | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His viral videos will always make his fans smileALSO WATCH | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His best viral videosGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Aarohi Pandit
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