Anantnag, Aug 25 (KNO): A 23-year-old youth from Verinag area is set to become the first commercial pilot of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Sahrose Ahmad Wani, son of Mehraj-Ud-din Wani, completed the commercial pilot training and received a CPL (Commercial Pilot License) a month ago. He is undergoing a two-month course for advanced jet training in Germany known as Type Rating.
In an exclusive chat with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) from Berlin, Germany, Sahrose said he started his aviation career in the year 2019 and passed six DGCA and other exams as well. His goal is to join Air India.
“I did my schooling from SSMEI Dooru Shahabad up to 10th and passed my 12th from Higher Secondary School Brakpora Anantnag in 2017,” he said.
I started from Carver Aviation Academy, Pioneer Flying Academy and Redbird Flight Training Pune, Baramati, Wani said, adding that the journey was filled with a lot of flying lessons and tons of skill tests and came to an end by passing IRT (Instrument Rating Test) at Redbird Flight Training Academy earlier this year.
“My parents and my sister always supported me in choosing this completely different path and special thanks to Captain Haroon Amin Lone (Examiner Captain Indigo) who guided me all throughout the journey,” Sahrose said.
He said Kashmiri youth can do anything provided they work hard consistently. “I want to tell my Kashmiri brothers and sisters that do what you are passionate about and work hard on it, be consistent and things will happen. We have the huge potential to achieve anything but all we need is some guidance and persistence towards our goals.”
When asked about joining as a pilot, Sahrose said he just finished training and received his license a month ago. “I haven’t joined any company yet. My goal is to join Air India hopefully soon,” he said.
“Becoming a pilot is not out of reach; what one needs is proper guidance and a couple of years of hard work to pass theory exams. Anyone who wants to come into this field, I am happy to help,” Wani said—(KNO)