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First Odia Woman Flight Commander/Captain in an International Airlines.

Bhubaneswar:24/3/17: Madhusmita Patnaik, the First Odia Woman Flight Commander/Captain in an International Airlines.

She hails from Berhampur. She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent, Rayagada and then shifted to Bhubaneswar with her parents.

From very beginning she had a dream to become a pilot. Then she enrolled herself into the elite Odisha Flying Club, but with a lack of aircraft and instructors to her aid, she planned on moving to Texas, US for pursuing her desire.

After two years as an instructor, she finally inched closer to her dream of flying free and moved back to India.Finally she joined the Air Deccan in 2004 as a co-pilot.Now she is a Senior Commander in Air Arabia.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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