Pilot Shivani Manhas shares experience of North Pole voyage

Shivani Manhas, one of the 4 pilots who flew Air India's flight over North Pole recently shared her experience of the voyage. The crew was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on which she said, "What can be more exciting than that for a citizen." Sharing her experience, Shivani said, "We were trained but didn't know flying schedule until last moment due to weather conditions." In a historic move, Air India's longest direct route flight with the all-women pilot team landed at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on January 11 from San Francisco, flying over the North Pole and covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometers. It was the first direct non-stop flight between the west coast of the United States and southern India.