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    Women Fighter Pilots

    Two Pakistani women: Air Force Flight Lt. Ambreen Gul and Flight Lt. Nadia Gul with strong will and determinations successfully passed the training to become esteemed fighter pilots. They did not care what people would say. They said, “It’s a profession of passion. One has to be extremely motivated. We love flying. We love to fly fighter jets – to do something for our country which is very unique.”

    Fighter pilots are military aviators trained in air-to-air combat while piloting a fighter aircraft. Fighter pilots undergo specialized training in aerial warfare and dog-fighting. They are one of the most highly-regarded positions in any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, and a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of getting accepted.

    The women rights fighter
    As recorded in Pakistan there are only 40% of adult women who are literate. Women are victims of domestic violence and abuse and the country still lacks a law to protect the women against domestic violence. However, in 2006, as recorded, seven women broke into one of Pakistan’s most exclusive male clubs to graduate as fighter pilots – who are considered the most prestigious job in the powerful military for six decades - Ambreen and Nadia are one of them. They are also the women rights fighter too.

    Marriage cannot replace a career
    Air force Flight Lt. Ambreen Gul who is 26 was married to an engineer from Islamabad which was arranged by their families in the best Pakistani tradition last year. She said that when she waked up on that day which was the International Women’s Day – she will be marrying to a man she has only seen once before and with whom she has barely exchanged a word.

    While Air force Flight Nadia Gul who is 27, whose army captain husband is serving on the front line of Pakistan’s war against the Taliban in the wind-swept mountains of Swat, won a prize for academic achievement at PAF’s during the first women fighter pilot graduation. She said that it was history. She was just a girl who went to college and came back home in a great profession. Her families and relative were very fascinated and impressed. Her husband was very supported and proud.

    Both Air force Flight Lts. Nadia and Ambreen believe that marriage and in the future – motherhood can complement, not replace a career, provided they have a supportive family.
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    very inspirational for other girls to follow in their footsteps...

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    This was a PR stunt by Musharraf Govt , operationally women are not considered to be physically suitable for combat missions on the same rate as males. Lots of people think its discrimination which its not , its pure business. Ladies after pregnancy become physically less suitable for combat flying stress. Plus , if a female pilot is shot down behind enemy lines there is another added concern over her sexual welfare which wont be a case with the males.
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    That's really interesting to know,its shocking the extent these politicians will go to for their own publicity,someone like me seeing this it seemed such a positive step towards equality of the genders..what you have said certainly makes sense interception,thanks for that
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    Shocking but true. Interceptor has indeed got it spot on...
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    Women are supposed to have better g tolerance and multi-tasking, men are supposed to have better spatial awareness [judge of distances, speeds etc]. I reckon training would reduce most of the variation to a minimum though.

    I reckon women would do a great job in the PAF... Only thing is, would there be enough room on a carrier deck for a woman to park?
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    It is great to see that Pakistan is utilising all its natural resources and talent
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