The princess of Jordan, Salma bint Abdullah became the first woman in her country to complete her theoretical and practical pilot training with the Jordanian Armed Forces, reported Al Jazeera. The Royal Hashemite Court, in a statement, revealed that Salma has successfully completed the preliminary pilot training on fixed-wing aircraft.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Jordanian Princess, Salma bint Abdullah becomes the first female pilot in her country.
  • Her father, King Abdullah presented her with the aviation wings. 
  • She has graduated from Britain’s prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
  • The ceremony took place on Wednesday last week.

Her father, King Abdullah, honoured her in a grand ceremony at the Husseiniya Palace in the capital Amman on Wednesday, last week. Furthermore, her mother, Queen Rania and her older brother, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II graced the event. The other attendees included the pilots of the Aviation Wing, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of the Royal Air Force, the King Hussein Air College Commandant, and the Commander of the Aviation Wing, along with several others from the royal Jordanian family.

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Her father, King Abdullah, proudly pinned the wings of a combat pilot to her uniform in a ceremony at the Husseiniya Palace in the capital Amman on Wednesday, last week.

The Jordanian Royal Family

Crown Prince Hussein is a first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He congratulated his sister on receiving her wings on the social networking platform, Instagram complimenting her hard work and brilliance. He wished her more success and achievements in the future. A few members of the Jordanian royal family are Sandhurst alumni, including the late King Hussein, King Abdullah, and Prince Hussein. Although the princess would be the first female pilot of her country, she is not the first woman in her family to graduate from the UK-based military academy. Her paternal aunt, Princess Aisha bint Hussein, was the first Middle Eastern woman to attend Sandhurst. She graduated in 1987 and later went on to serve in Jordan‘s special forces. Moreover, another aunt, Princess Iman, graduated in 2003.

A few members of the Jordanian royal family are Sandhurst alumni, including the late King Hussein, King Abdullah, and Prince Hussein.

Princess Salma

The Princess is the youngest of the three children of King Abdullah II who is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces and Queen Rania. The princess has two older siblings, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, and a younger brother, Prince Hashem. She is a member of the Hashemite family and is reportedly the 44th-generation direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. She attended the International Amman Academy (IAA) as a twelfth–grade student and graduated on 22 May 2018. The 19-year-old princess had graduated from a short commissioning course at Britain’s prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in November 2018.

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Saavriti is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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