This family had held on to a profession as a reign for over 100 years now! Flying has been dominating this Delhi family and what the parents started off as their passion, career and a goal to achieve, their kids all follow them. These parents are so inspiring and their only advice for their kids are not to be tempted to land when the weather is bad, to carry extra fuel, and to never be in a hurry!
Captain Jai Dev Bhasin was the pioneer in the family to become one among the 7 commanders in India 1954. His son, Captain Rohit Bhasin and his daughter-in-law Niveditha Jain, carried the tradition of flying in the family!
Niveditha was just 20 when she received her first appointment letter from Indian Airlines on June 24, 1984. Interestingly, Rohit and Niveditha’s children are keeping up with the traditions and today they proudly look at their children – Rohan Bhasin and Niharika Bhasin who are commanders as well!
At the age of 26, Niveditha was the youngest woman captain in the world to be the commander of Boeing 737. She even went on to become the Commander of Airbus 300 and co-piloted world’s first ever all women crew! Her victories are countless and her children seem to keep up their family tradition. Very recently, their daughter, Niharika took command on the Airbus A320.
Though Rohan and Niharika’a parents were away most of the times, it did not bother them as they knew it was normal. They were matured enough to understand that their parents have struggled a lot to juggle being a commander at work and being parents at home!
Their parents being so incredible, no other profession seemed right the minds of Rohan and Nihariks, thus, pursuing flying was all that they were passionate about. Rohan successfully commands the Boeing 777 and their family is really happy about it! The father-son duo has had the chance to fly in Boeing 787 Dreamliner about 10 times now.
Though they only get to spend some quality family time for about 5-6 days in a month, this family has truly believed in themselves and flying has been their primary motto! The years that passed by to this family has seen more of the sky than the ground!