Joice Nageswaran

30 September 2023 in Brent Women of Renown Project, Cricklewood

I couldn’t believe it, I was actually in control of the yoke, I was speechless, it was a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to fly a plane and to be honest even though it was so hard to get a hold of one. I always knew I was capable of doing it and that I would accomplish it one day but I just didn’t know that day was today, that day was here. I am finally doing the one thing I desired. My heart was racing just sitting in the seat having my hands on the yoke ready to fly. I had butterflies in my stomach. I was so excited that I almost forgot where I was going. Just sitting on the plane knowing I have full control, already brought out this happiness inside of me I never knew I was capable of. As I was flying the plane, the rain started to hit hard and heavily onto the earth. As much as I was afraid of what would happen, I had faith and I was standing strong knowing it was all going to be okay in the end. I will get to my destination safe and sound. The sky was dull and grey but the smile I had on my face honestly brightened the view for me. The more I was flying in the sky, with the dark grey clouds surrounding me and Jason, I could smell the musky, fresh air, it was getting stronger as I was driving further into the sky. As I was flying the plane, I was thinking about how strong and brave I truly am as I know many women in my position would have never thought of flying a plane, let alone fly a plane through a monsoon.

 

Salwa Ali

Muttering profanities under her breath, Amy clutched the yoke of her biplane and charged it towards a billow of snowy white clouds.

Joice Nageswaran

I couldn't believe it, I was actually in control of the yoke, I was speechless, it was a dream come true. I've always wanted to fly a plane

Zohaib Nazir

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