Weaver’s daughter on path to becoming Malegaon’s first commercial pilot
Malegaon: Alia Tabassum, daughter of a weaver Shafeeque Ahmed, is set to become Malegaon’s first commercial pilot. Alia got her initial aviation training from Madhya Pradesh Flying Club, Indore. The Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC) awarded her the Student Pilot License in June 2018. Alia is at present receiving aviation training needed to become a Commercial Pilot at Capt. Sahil Khurana Aviation Academy in New Delhi. Alia, a student of Science stream who completed her education from Iram Primary School and Malegaon Girls’ High School, has from her childhood wanted to become a pilot. Alia Tabassum belongs to the Blue Bird family of Malegaon, a major textile centre located in Maharashtra. The family is popular for its colored sarees, grey cloth and lungis. Besides, the Blue Bird family also has the distinction of giving Malegaon City its first Muslim MBBS doctor. She will be the first commercial pilot of Malegaon once she completes her training at Capt. Sahil Khurana Aviation Academy and issued a license.
(Extracted from ummid.com)