20-year-old Farhan Majeed from the Pulwama district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the youngest Kashmiri to obtain the license of a commercial pilot.
After passing his 12th class from Mantaqui Higher Secondary School in Pulwama’s Awantipora, Farhan joined the flying academy Global Konnect Aviation Services Pvt Ltd in Uttrakhand to get trained as a commercial pilot.
“I received my license as a commercial pilot in November last year,” Farhan said.
“There is an airbase of the Indian Air Force and we can hear the sounds of helicopters and other planes all day. This motivated me to become a pilot. I am very proud of being the youngest pilot in Kashmir to holds Indian Commercial Pilot License. All the credit goes to my family and God,” he said.
“Everybody has the potential to do something, especially in young Kashmiri youth. All we need is to follow our goal,” Farhan said.
His father Abdul Majeed said he is very proud of his son.
“We never backed down and by becoming the youngest pilot of our valley, he has made all of us proud,” Abdul said.