Meet Emirates Flight Training Academy's First International Cadet to Graduate


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When she was young, Bayan didn't think women could become pilots. Today, she is about to become the first international cadet to graduate from Emirates Flight Training Academy.

The story of Bayan Al Turabi, Emirates Flight Training Academy’s first international cadet pilot to graduate, is one that celebrates women in aviation, and highlights the importance of female role models.

Bayan’s inspirational journey as a cadet at the Emirates Flight Training Academy is a story of determination and success, and a testament of a ‘dream come true’. Bayan credits her sister (also a certified pilot) for giving her the confidence to look at a career in aviation. Growing up in Bahrain, Bayan lived in a house located between the airport and the sea, and that’s when her love story with travel and aviation began. Bayan’s family encouraged her and her siblings to aspire for, and achieve whatever they set their hearts on, telling them nothing is impossible.

Watch Bayan's inspirational story of perseverance and success for yourself.

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