Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal Becomes the First Woman Flight Engineer of IAF

Published on February 17, 2019
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal made history by breaking the glass ceiling and becoming the first woman flight engineer of IAF which was till now an exclusive man's club.
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal becomes the First Woman Flight Engineer of IAF

  • The Flight Engineer branch was opened to women officers in 2018.


  • Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal Commissioned into the IAF's engineering branch in January 2015.
  • She had created history by becoming the first woman candidate to pursue the elite course.
  • Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal will serve at IAF's operational helicopter units and serve in demanding and stressful conditions from the icy heights of the Siachen glacier to the seas of the Andamans.

Who is a Flight Engineer?

  • A flight engineer is a member of an aircraft's flight crew and requires special skills for constantly monitoring and operating its complex systems.

About Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal:

  • Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal hails from Chandigarh and has completed her Bachelors of Engineering degree from University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) Panjab University.


Q. Who made history by becoming the first woman Flight Engineer of IAF?
a. Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal

b. Flight Lieutenant Hina Sabharwal
c. Flight Lieutenant Hina Sharma
d. Flight Lieutenant Hina Bhatia

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