The First Odia Lady Flight Commander Who Proved That If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!


Hailing from Berhampur, this vivacious lady has seen a lot of highs and lows in her life. But with her sincere efforts of riding high on her merit, Madhusmita Patnaik has now emerged to become the first Odia lady captain of an International airline service. Weaving a journey from an instructor to a commercial pilot, she has always surpassed every obstacle!

Watch what Madhusmita has to say about her amazing journeyWatch what Madhusmita has to say about her amazing journeyl days, Madhusmita enrolled herself into the elite Odisha Flying Club, but with a lack of aircraft and instructors to her aid, she planned on moving to Texas for pursuing her desire. After two years as an instructor, she finally inched closer to her dream of flying free and moved back to India.

With her perseverance and family’s support, Madhusmita fought against all odds at a time when aviation industry in India was utterly disorganized. Despite facing problems in processing her documents and finding a suitable job in India, she still did not let her determination waiver.

Lady luck finally shone upon her in 2004 when she got into Air Deccan as a co-pilot and since then there was no looking back for Madhusmita. Thereafter serving in Kingfisher and Go-Air, she has now finally landed on the prestigious position of Senior Commander in Air Arabia. Even after being into a male dominated profession, there is nothing that deters Madhusmita from performing her duty in a bold and fearless manner.

Watch what Madhusmita has to say about her amazing journey

We urge this brave heart to aspire and inspire for many more days to come!