PodUniversal Edition 102
Capt. Bavicca Bharathi (21) is the world's youngest commercial licensed pilot and commander. When she was 16 and studying her plus two, she had high ambitions of becoming a medical doctor. She heard about the 'flying' opportunities from her family friend. After completion of her plus two, she joined the flying training. At the age of 18, she got the license to fly. Now at her 21st age, she has more than 2100 flying hours at her credit. She has now become the youngest commercial pilot and transport pilot and commander. She holds three records in Limca records book. Within few years, she will also become the Management Pilot, after completing the required flying hours.
Bavicca is presently piloting the flights to many of the stations like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Coimbatore, etc. from Chennai.
When she wanted to become pilot, her mother (40) (left in the photo) Ms Judith Jeslin Bharathi also joined her daughter Bavicca Bharathi (right in the photo) in the training. Both underwent flying training together. After getting the license, both are working in the same airline company.
Every aircraft is piloted by two licensed pilots. The second pilot is known as co-pilot. Shortly, Bavicca will be handling the flight as the main pilot. Her mother has the greatest desire to be the co-pilot, when her daughter is the main pilot.
Capt. Bavicca Bharathi is a multi talented person. She has passed with high grades from Trinity School of Music. She is talented in painting, music and dance and has won several awards.
It is quite interesting to know about their surname 'Bharathi'. Their grand father Mr P Thomas is a great fan and admirer of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, a national Tamizh poet who lived a century back. Mahakavi Bharathi was known for his inspiring poems with modern thoughts. His poems were banned during British Rule. A century back, Mahakavi Bharathi visualised the role of 'new generation women'. He wanted the women to go for higher studies, be the rulers to make law of the land. He even wanted the new generation women to take up the professions, dominated by men. Mr Thomas made 'Bharathi' as surname to all the family members, probably to remind everyone about the dreams of the great poet.
Bavicca Bharathi, hailing from the family of admireres of Mahakavi Bharathi, has proved his dream of 'new generation woman'.
Please listen to the inspiring interview with Capt. Bavicca Bharathi and her mother Capt. Judith Jeslin Bharathi. Please click play to listen to the interview. (12 minutes). The audio streaming will be smooth in broadband connections. If you encounter any problem, you may download the audio, by right clicking the link and saving to your desktop.
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