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Jordan’s princess becomes country’s first female pilot

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Princess Salma bint Abdullah has become the first woman in her country to pass her theoretical and practical pilot training with the Jordanian Armed Forces.

According to a statement from the Royal Hashemite Court, the 19-year-old completed her pilot training on fixed-wing aircraft. The princess, who previously graduated from a short commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in November 2018, was presented with her aviation wings by her father, King Abdullah, at the Husseiniya Palac

The ceremony was attended by her mother Queen Rania and her older brother, Crown Prince Hussein. Her brother, who is a first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces, took to¬†Instagram to congratulate his sister. He wrote, “Brilliant and hard-working as always! Congrats on receiving your wings and here’s to more success and achievements.”

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