Pakistani Pilot Sisters Make History

Two Pakistani sisters are doing it for themselves. Both Maryam Masood and Erum Masood work as pilots for the country’s national flag carrier PIA and are in the history books by becoming the first pair to fly Boeing 777 aircraft at the same time, the airlines said.

The two sisters flew 777s concurrently from Lahore to Karachi, Manchester, New York and London.

He said that there was no known record of two real sisters having flown the same weight category aircraft concurrently.

Erum was recently upgraded to fly a Boeing-777, which resulted in the happy coincidence of joining here sister in the cockpit.

It is a good news from PIA, which has been running in losses for years and is struggling to improve its performance.

It launched a premier service on August 14 to attract customers.
Pakistani women have earned honours for the country in the aviation sector in the past as well. In 2006, seven women graduated as fighter pilots in the Pakistan airforce.

Originally appeared in Gulf News

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