The lass from Klang, Selangor, is one of the 38 trainees who were presented with Flight Wings at a recent ceremony at the Air Force College in Alor Setar, Kedah, on Oct 9.
Of the 38, eight are fighter pilots, 15 are prospective pilots, and 15 are helicopter pilots, a recent statement by the RMAF said. All of them will serve in the three branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces, namely RMAF, the army, and the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM).
Lohappriya's impressive achievement is the culmination of more than five and a half years of hard work.
She had successfully completed her degree at National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM) and received the honours from the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in 2018.
The literal high flyer is being praised by Malaysians of all races on social media, for her achievement.
I don't know her but I am proud of her achievement, as a Malaysian and as a woman.— Alawiyah Yussof (@AlawiyahYussof) October 10, 2020
Congratulations Lt Lohappriya Manisegaran on your achievement of becoming the first Indian Lady Pilot in the Royal Malaysian Air Force. pic.twitter.com/S5V6kGoyTu
The journey is not easy. But once you are up there, sky is not your limit. Let's fly high together Lt Lohappriya! https://t.co/aaBIzpRdDp— IAmNobody ??️? (@JRachBarker) October 10, 2020
Congratulations Lt Lohappriya Manisegaran on your achievement of becoming the first Indian Lady Pilot in the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Kudos! Malaysia Boleh ?? pic.twitter.com/YB5RXLGJ7R— Ishvinder Singh ?? (@ishvin) October 10, 2020
Source: Twitter, says.com
Photo source: TUDM Facebook, Lohappriya Manisegaran Facebook