Published On: Wed, Dec 7th,

A refugee Afghan woman becomes a military pilot.


From early days as refugee, Safia Ferozi is at the present a Captain of Military and flying a plane of transport for air force of Afghanistan as 2nd female pilot of the country.

All along the way, 26 years of age Ferozi moreover married a pilot, who also flies in same unit holding ground forces of army. They are fraction of a tiny air force of Afghanistan that is attempting to seize a superior role in combating the Taliban rebellion.

“When I dress in military uniform, I truly really feel pompous as a woman,” Ferozi stated while getting ready for flight at base of air force in capital, Kabul. Ferozi flies a C-208, which is a turboprop airplane utilized as convey for armed forces.

As she was a kid, family of Ferozi ran away from their house in Kabul in 1990s, for the duration of civil war between warlords of Afghanistan. They took shelter in Pakistan, going back later than the collapse of Taliban.

In college in Afghanistan, Ferozi watched a TV advertisement recommending females to join military. So when she graduated she signed up in military school, learning to turn into a communication official. After that it was declared at academy that air force was searching for women to develop into pilots.

In she graduated from training and had first child a daughter named Nergis, now almost of 8 months, and now back flying on missions.

Ferozi is among the only 2 female pilots in air force of Afghanistan, but 5 further are presently going through preparation.

Capt. Niloofar Rahmani in 2013 happened to the 1st woman pilot of country in over 30 years and initial to steer fixed-wing plane. She is currently in US training on far bigger C-130 military convey craft.

Ferozi states she expects to motivate other women.




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