Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal broke the glass ceiling and became the first woman flight engineer of IAF which was till now an exclusive man’s club. The flight engineer branch was opened to women officers in 2018.
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal Commissioned into the IAF’s engineering branch in January 2015. She had created history by becoming the first woman candidate to pursue the elite course. She will serve at IAF’s operational helicopter units and serve in demanding and stressful conditions from the icy heights of the Siachen glacier to the seas of the Andamans.
The Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal hails from Chandigarh and has completed her Bachelors of Engineering degree from University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) Panjab University. Importantly, a flight engineer is a member of an aircraft’s flight crew and requires special skills for constantly monitoring and operating its complex systems.