Interesting Facts about Bhawana Kanth – 2nd Woman to Fly MiG-21 solo

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IAF Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth

Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth is one of the three first female pilots of India who have made the whole country proud.  They were trained to take control of fighter aircraft and become an air warrior. Being from a family where no one hails from a military background, she always dreamt to serve the country. But Bhawana fulfilled her dream by joining Indian Air Force as Flying Officer. Here are some interesting facts about Bhawana Kanth that will motivate you to join Indian Air Force.

IAF Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth Biography

Bhawana Kanth was born on 1st of December, 1992. She hails from the Barauni village in Bihar. She hails from the state where most of the people opt Politics or civil services as their profession. She always had the dream of flying the fighter aircraft before joining the Indian Air Force and she made her dream come true after she was commissioned in the IAF as the trio of women fighter pilots. Bhawana Kanth height is 5 feet 6 inches that make her look normal among the crowd of women. Talking about Bhawana Kanth education, she prepared for the engineering entrance colleges from Kota, Rajasthan. She finally completed her B.Tech from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. She completed her graduation in 2014 and was later commissioned in Indian Air Force.

Today, people are eager to read the story of Flying officer Bhawana Kanth on Wikipedia as she has made India proud.

Interesting Facts about Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth

The amazing facts about Bhawana Kanth will make you inspired and will also motivate you to join Indian Air Force.

Was Passionate to Join NDA: Since childhood, Bhawana was passionate to join National Defence Academy but as NDA doesn’t allow the incoming of women is not allowed in the Indian Army, she was unable to make it after 12th standard.

She has no Military Background: Father of Bhawana Kanth is working as an Electric Engineer in Indian Oil Corporation. Her mother is a housewife. She says that her mother has always been a motivation to join Indian Air Force.

Bhawana Completed her B.Tech in Medical Electronics: Soon after completing her schooling from DAV Public School, Bhawana started preparing for the engineering entrance exams. And finally, with her efforts, she makes it in BMS College of Engineering. She took entrance coaching from Kota.

Bhawana Stood 3rd in the Merit List: Flying Officer Bhawana was recommended in 2014. In the final merit list of flying officer, she stood 3rd rank. The first position was achieved by Akshara Uniyai while second position was held by Avani Chaturvedi.

Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi

She Becomes first Three Women Fighter Pilots: On 18th July 2016, Bhawana Kanth along with two other professional siblings was commissioned by the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

She Becomes 2nd Women Fighter Pilot to Fly Mig-21 Solo: On 16th of February 2018, Bhawana repeated history after she takes the solo ride of Mig-21 fighter gets. Prior to this, Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi created history by taking the solo flight of Mig-21 fighter aircraft.

Bhawana was Placed in TCS before Selection in IAF: During the last year of B.Tech, Bhawana Kanth applied for opportunities in private companies and she was successfully placed in TATA Consultancy Services (TCS). But as she was also recommended for Indian Air Force, she quit her private opportunity and continued her training at IAF Academy.

She Started Her Flying Lessons from Kiran Trainer Jet: During the initial days of her training, she was trained with Kiran Intermediate Jet Trainer. She completed her Stage-I training in the Air Force Academy, Dundigal after which she joined fighter stream and continues her lessons to fly fighter aircraft.

How Bhawana Kanth Repeated History?

Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth on 16th March 2018 takes the solo flight of Mig-21 ‘Bison’. She made the solo flight of Mig-21 from Ambala Air Force Station at around 1400 hours. With this, she becomes the second Indian air force women fighter pilot to fly a fighter aircraft solo.

Throughout the world, the Bison is considered to have the highest landing with a take-off speed of amount 340kmph. Year back, Bhawana was commissioned in the Indian Air Force flying branch with two other batch mates namely Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi and Flying officer Mohana Singh.

On 19th of February, IAF Officer Avani Chaturvedi made a debut flight of MiG-21 and created history as she becomes the first Indian Air Force women fighter pilot to take a solo flight of fighter aircraft.