The UAE’s first female royal pilot is an inspiration to us all
It was a proud moment for Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum and her family yesterday, as she boarded her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot.
Members of the ruling family sent their congratulations, with Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum posting: “My niece @mozahmm our first female pilot from the family on her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot. Proud of you! The sky is not the limit. As long as you can dream it you can achieve it.” Below she explained in Arabic that the picture shows her sisters daughter ready for her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot with Emirates.
My niece @mozahmm our first female pilot from the family on her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot. Proud of you ! The sky is not the limit. As long as you can dream it you can achieve it. موزة مروان. بنت إختي. أول طيار أنثى فالعائلة. اليوم أول يوم تطير كمساعد طيار على طيران الإمارات. نفتخر بك يا موزة. اللهم وفقك في كل الخير الذي تتمنينه.
Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “So proud of you cousin.”
Sheikha Mozah has been documenting her journey towards becoming a commercial pilot on Instagram, sharing photos from the flight deck and on her travels. In April 2016 she shared a photograph of her Wings Certificate, saying “Finally… wings and bars today.”
Her inspirational posts show the journey that she has embarked on in order to chase her dreams. In late 2015 she posted a picture of a plane with the simple caption, “Getting there.”
She has also shared some incredible pictures from the flight deck showcasing her love for the sky.
Early last year after completing a major part of her training she posted: “8241 miles later ...I am finally home as a multiengine commercial pilot. Thanks to everyone who has been there through all those ups and downs. America you have been good...18-03-16”
One picture, shared from above the clouds says, “Just believe.” It’s certainly inspired us to get up and seize the day.