Capt. Priya Welcomes you Onboard Flight PJFLASHBACK 001
“My fairytale is not about once upon a time instead it starts with I have come a long way from that blue uniform to white shirt and black pants, from no wings to one full wing, from handbag to flight bag and from high heels to flying shoes……”
It was my first day at Indigo and I joined as a Customer Service Officer. I used to wear that Indigo cabin crew blue uniform when I used to work at the boarding counters. I used to work an 8 hours shift. I remember how I used to tie my hair in a bun and apply makeup and wore those grey colored heels. It was so painful when I used to see pilots at the airport. I used to feel jealous of them. I so wanted to wear the pilot uniform and fly that was killing me bit by bit each day working on the boarding and ticketing counters. I was working there as God hasn’t dropped the pilot’s job yet in my bag of ambitions.
I feel where have I reached? and how? and how I could’ve done all that? and is the struggle really over? will I always make it? I should embrace this. I should never forget my roots. I should never forget the journey behind this.
Maharaja was my first love
Full circle of life…
After I got released as the first officer, got the print of my first flight plan and that was from [Mumbai] to [Indore]. I couldn’t believe the destination and still wrapping my head that I will be landing my first flight at Indore.
10 years back when I did my pilot training from Yash Air Ltd, Ujjain.My first landing was at Indore while I was getting trained on Cessna 152 A.And my first flight plan as first officer has Indore as destination ……That’s how I completed the full circle.
My near and dear ones stopped me too. Even they doubted me but yes one man who was and is always there for me and who believes in me more than myself is my father. I owe this life, this job and my never die attitude to him. And I always remember my father telling me that
“Whatever you become in life never forget to be a good human first”.
The hope of getting into the cockpit and flying that beast never let me stop from trying again and again. Hope had given me wings. Hope had ignited the fuel in me to fetch my dreams.
Never let the hope die in you. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Today, you know more than you may give yourself credit for. But, when you get still… and listen to your gut… and make a choice from that place – no matter how scary – you will be guided to something even better.
Hope you had a happy flight with me!
Signing off Capt. Priya Jain