SINGAPORE: In a testament to perseverance and dedication, Farhain Abu Bakar, Singapore’s first Malay female commercial pilot, has achieved the prestigious rank of Captain.
With a soaring passion for aviation from her early years, this remarkable milestone in her career shines a beacon of hope for aspiring pilots.
The aviation industry, predominantly male-dominated, witnesses an inspiring breakthrough as Captain Farhain’s promotion takes center stage.
Her promotion comes as a ray of hope, given that female pilots represent less than 1% of the pilot community in Singapore’s aviation sector.
Singapore’s first Malay female commercial pilot promoted to Captain
The news of her promotion came to light through a family member’s social media post.
The image of Captain Farhain, holding a balloon with the message “AYE! AYE! CAPTAIN Farhain!” evoked celebration and pride.
The unmistakable symbol of her new role was the addition of four golden stripes on her epaulettes.
This isn’t the first time Captain Farhain has made headlines for her pioneering achievements.
In 2016, she was featured in several news site by making history as Singapore’s first local Malay female commercial pilot at just 29 years of age.
Captain Farhain’s aviation journey
Captain Farhain’s journey into aviation began during her days at Singapore Polytechnic, where she obtained her private pilot license from the Singapore Youth Flying Club in 2004.
Her passion for flying led her to the Singapore Flying College, where she achieved her commercial pilot license in 2008, followed by instructor certification in 2010.
She dedicated 5.5 years to instructing before joining Scoot, as reported ST.
Her enduring passion for flying remains a driving force, as she expressed, “I am amazed to see the beauty of nature…the color of the sky as it changes when night turns to day…all of it.”
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