Princess Salma Bin Abdullah became the first woman to complete her Pilot training with the Jordanian Armed Forces. The 29-year-old Jeddah-based pilot told Gulf News that she believes, Saudi Arabia will havemore female pilots in the next few years.
“The moment I sat in the cockpit to fly I realized that dreams do come true. I had goosebumpsand tears in my eyes as memories of years of struggle flashed through my mind,” Al Maimani said. “As time passed I saw myself as a pilot. I would wear a jacket and cap and pretend I was a pilot while looking at myself in the mirror.” Al Maimani had excellent grades throughout her academic career, receiving full scholarships in medicine from various good universities in Jeddah.