Princess Salma Makes History As The First Female Pilot In The Jordanian Armed Forces

BY Kasia Truscott / Jan 13 2020 / 14:14 PM

Queen Rania's youngest daughter is the first young Jordanian woman to complete preliminary pilot training on a fixed wing aircraft

Princess Salma Makes History As The First Female Pilot In The Jordanian Armed Forces
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Princess Salma bint Abdullah of Jordan is flying to unprecedented heights, bearing her brand new set of wings and a historic new achievement.

Earlier this week, the 19-year-old royal became the first young Jordanian woman to complete preliminary pilot training on fixed wing aircraft, per an official statement from the Royal Hashemite Court. Princess Salma, the third child and youngest daughter of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Abdullah, was honoured with a celebratory ceremony at Amman's Al Husseiniya Palace last Wednesday. The occasion saw her parents and her brother, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, all in attendance. 

His Royal Highness King Abdullah II, who is Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces, had the honours of pinning the ceremonial badge to his daughter's military uniform.

Prince Hussein even shared a post on Instagram congratulating his sister, writing, "Brilliant and hard-working as always! Congrats on receiving your wings and here's to more success and achievements."

Princess Salma first graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in November 2018, before undertaking a Short Commissioning Course at the institution, which she has now completed. In doing so, the young royal follows in the brave footsteps of both her father and brother.

Congratulations to the young royal!