Avani Chaturvedi is a pilot in Indian Air Force (AIF) who came into limelight when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight on 21st of February 2018. She is the first Indian female Air Force pilot to take a solo flight in fighter jet. She is one among the three flying officers besides Ms Bhawana Kanth and Ms Mohana Singh, who were inducted in Indian Air Force fighter squadron in June, 2016.
Indian Air Force (Fighter Pilot)
Birthday / Date of Birth
Avani Chaturvedi was born on 27 October 1993, in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India.
She’s currently 24 years old.
Indian / Asian
Avani Chaturvedi attended Adarsh Higher Secondary School in Deoland, a small town in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. She later enrolled at the Banasthali University, Rajasthan, graduating with a degree in B.Tech (Computer Science).
- Father – Dinkar Chaturvedi (Executive engineer in Water Resource Department of M.P. government)
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – She has one elder brother (Indian Army Personnel)
Avani has kept a low profile which makes difficult for us to say about her love life and past relationships.
Her body specs may be –
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 50 kg
- In Pounds – 110 lbs
Avani Chaturvedi Favorites
- Hobbies – Playing Violin, Table Tennis and Painting
Avani Chaturvedi Net worth
Her net worth is not known. She draws monthly salary of Rs. 1,03,638 for her work in Indian Air Force.
Social Media Profiles
She’s not on social media.
Avani Chaturvedi Facts
Hailing from a family of Army officers, she aspired to become an Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel since she was a child.
While pursing her B.Tech program, she took a 6-month internship as an Associate Software Engineer at Ranosys Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
After graduation, she worked as a Software Engineer at the IBM for over 3 years.
She was inspired by Army officers in her family and a brief flying experience of few hours in the flying club of her college inspired her to join the IAF.
Avani completed her training at Hyderabad Air Force Academy.
“I got selected for flying stream and subsequently for fighter flying. I got the golden opportunity to fly two different aircrafts, one very modern and advanced, and one stalwart trainer, with best of the instructors. My dream is to become a good fighter pilot, on whom my seniors can rely on when it comes to fly for live operations. I want to fly the best fighter aircraft and learn more and more each day,” Avani earlier said.
Avani still has over a year to go before she can be deployed for combat missions.
After Avani was inducted Indian Air Force fighter squadron on 18 June 2016, along with other two flying officers, she underwent rigorous training for over a year before her maiden solo flight on 21st of February 2018.
Avani Chaturvedi has appeared in an Indian Air Force recruitment advertising campaign.
*Featured Image – Indian Air Force Twitter Handle