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Kazakhstan airline made its first flight with an all-female crew

25.07.2023 | 01:54 |
 Kazakhstan airline made its first flight with an all-female crew

The QAZAQ AIR plane made a historic flight: the crew of the De-Havilland Dash 8- Q400 aircraft consisted entirely of women, reports with reference to the airline's press service. Under the control of commander Ekaterina Sverchkova and co–pilot Azhar Nesipbaeva, the airliner performed two sectors of flight on the routes Astana – Petropavlovsk – Astana and Astana – Omsk - Astana. The aircraft commander, co—pilot and 2 flight attendants - the entire crew consisted of 4 women.

Co-pilot Azhar Nesipbaeva wrote on her Instagram page that there are no gender differences in the cockpit of the aircraft.

— There is a commander, there is a co-pilot. Everyone performs their duties and knows their business. Yesterday we worked such a beautiful and happy job. We surprised everyone around us and spent another working day very sincerely," she shared her emotions and photos.

The first female pilot of QAZAQ AIR Ekaterina Sverchkova joined the airline in 2018, when she was only 21 years old. She has sufficient experience and qualifications. Ekaterina made her first independent flight at the helm of an airplane at just 16 years old.

— My love for aviation sprouted through parachuting, I gave 6 years to this business. There I got to know aviation and airplanes better. I decided to just try my hand as a private pilot, and mutual love with civil aviation happened," she recalls.

According to Ekaterina, she has never encountered gender stereotypes in aviation:

— I am very lucky to have colleagues. Everyone treats each other in a friendly way. I've never heard any jokes, jokes.

She added that the pilots have a difficult schedule. In her free time, she recovers, sleeps off, does yoga and likes to walk along the embankment on summer evenings.



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