In episode 4, we speak with Neha Puri, who recently transitioned from flying the twin-engine Jetstream 41 on domestic routes in Nepal to flying the A320 to international destinations. This is the second of two interviews recorded in the summer of 2018 in Nepal, which I took forever to edit and put out (sorry Neha and my listeners!). But here it is, it's a really fun episode and we hope the wait will have been worth it!
We talk to Neha about:
- Her primarily flight training in Cebu, in the Philippines
- How she transitioned to flying the BAe Jetstream 41 twin-engine turboprop, of which only 100 were ever built, in Nepal
- What it was like to be trained by a family member (who also happens to be our guest in the previous episode of this podcast)
- What it’s like to be a female pilot in what is still a male-dominated industry
- The international organisation of women pilots spearheaded by Amelia Earhart called the Ninety-Nines that financed her A320 type rating
- What it’s like transitioning from flying domestic routes on a twin prop to international ones on a sophisticated, modern Airbus jet with a lot more automation
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Host: Parimal Satyal
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