Hobby pilot Audrey Deepika Meben and her daughter Amy Mehta (19) are going to be the first Indian women to take up the micro flight expedition attempting a world record. The message that the duo want to convey through the most challenging task on air is women’s empowerment.
“This is mission possible,” said Audrey. The journey estimated to be cover 50,000 km embarks from Jakkur aerodrome, Bengaluru and from there on to South East Asia, Japan, Russia, Alaskan countries, Northern America, Iceland, Greenland and other European countries, Tehran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and finally returning to base in Jakkur. The entire journey is likely to take on 80 days with a minimum of 54 landings. The specially made microlight aircraft ‘Mahi’ contains two fuel tanks of 30 litre capacity each. At one go, the aircraft can fly up to 4.5 hours continuously. The journey will only be during day time.