Bhubaneswar: Shelvi Mishra from Keonjhar district has turned woman pilot of a reputed aviation firm AirAsia and set an example for her parents and society.
She has been flying domestic as well as international flights for the last one year.
She is the first Odia to complete MBA in Aviation and taken extensive training from Texas USA where she had training of 400 hours of flying experience.
Shelvi, a daughter of Bipin Mishra, an employee in the Indian Navy, had a dream of flying since her childhood which she achieved after long years of struggle.
After completing her graduation (B.Sc) and aviation as her special paper in a college in Mumbai, she joined a two-year training course at the Alfa Tango Flying School in Texas, US.
However, her desire to become a professional pilot suffered a setback as the airline industry went through a severe loss due to global economic slowdown.
After a long wait of five years, she got her first offer of professional flying from AirAsia last year.