Meghana Shanbough Becomes IAF’s First Women Fighter Pilot From Karnataka

Meghana Shanbogh MR(in pic), an engineering graduate, never wanted to pursue the middle-class dream of becoming a doctor or engineer. Adventurous and active since her younger days, she graduated as Flying Officer on Saturday, becoming the sixth woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

She is the first from Karnataka and South India. Meghana was born in Marle village in Chikkamagaluru, where she did her initial schooling before moving to a boarding school in Udupi and eventually completing engineering at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysuru.

Having flown both the Pilatus basic trainer and Kiran-MKI aircraft, Meghana, who graduated from the Air Force Academy, Dundigal, will now be posted in Bidar for an advanced training where she will be flying the Hawk.Click Here: Cardiff Blues Store

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