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She achieved the feat around midnight May 13-14 when she landed her tiny aircraft at Iqaluit Airport in Canada, after a strenuous 3,000 km long flight, under adverse weather conditions following take-off from Wick, Scotland, with brief stopovers in Greenland and Iceland. “This is part of her ongoing year-long global circumnavigation flight which was launched wither friend Keithair Misquitta on July 30. Aarohi continued solo from the UK to Canada, and they will return to India by July 30, 2019,” said Lynn de Souza, head of Social Access, a not-for-profit communications firm which organized and sponsored the expedition. “En route, she set another world record as the first woman pilot to fly solo above the treacherous Greenland ice-cap in an LSA, and is due for at least half a dozen other records by the time she reaches India,” Lynn told. A commercial pilot and LSA license holder, Pandit and her best friend Keithair Misquitta left India on the Women Empower (WE) Expedition in the tiny aircraft named ‘Mahi’, the first LSA certified by Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India. Manufactured by Pipistrel of Slovenia, ‘Mahi’ is a tiny, JUNE 2019 | WWW.NRINEWSTODAY.COM

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