Nothing is impossible: Tibetan Muslim Pilot

Nothing is impossible: Tibetan Muslim Pilot

Yasmin Igbal Bhutia is one of the first two women Pilots of Sikkim.

She is a co-pilot for Air India Express, which was busy flying for Vande Bharat mission during the 2020 Pandemic.

I wanted to explore my own capabilities, limits, and to be a trailblazer for the kids in small towns like mine that anything within your grasp is achievable as long as you are willing to work for it,” said Yasmin in this interview with Tibet TV, which is being hosted by Sakina Batt, the only Tibetan Muslim currently working at Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala, India.

What better way to uplift your society than to inspire young minds and to prove that nothing is impossible and nothing is out of reach,” said Yasmin regarding her motivation for choosing the flying profession.

Completing schooling from St  Joseph Convent and Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong, the girl from Gangtok went on to pursue Pilot training from Wings Aviation in Hyderabad.

Even though the number of women pilot in India is more than other countries, Pilot is still very much a male dominated profession.

Attitude is everything. Self-discipline, decisive, quick thinking, situational awareness, assertiveness and the ability to communicate very clearly are the qualities required to be a Pilot,” shares Yasmin for those aspiring to be in this profession which is very exciting but risky as well.


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