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Sibling rivalry? Not for these sistersSibling rivalry? Not for these sisters

The sky’s the limit for sisters Aushpreet and Jauslein Brar, who received their private pilot certificates just two days apart.

Sisters Aushpreet and Jauslein Brar received their private pilot certificates just two days apart. Photo courtesy Lak Brar.

As frequent passengers in their dad’s Cessna 421, the sisters caught the flying bug early and were determined to get their certificates. They began their flight training journey in 2016; however, circumstances put their flight dreams on hold for a few years. Opportunity came knocking once again during the COVID-19 pandemic when older sister Aushpreet, 20, returned home from college and decided to give flying another chance with her younger sister, Jauslien, 17.

The sisters completed their training in just two months, passing their checkrides on August 26 and 28 at Fresno Chandler Executive Airport in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

“I love flying! It helped me become a more well-rounded student. The experience of flying by myself is very liberating. I feel more independent, knowing that I have this skill. It’s a great feeling knowing we are now a part of the aviation community,” said Jauslien.

The sisters said they enjoyed every moment of training in their Piper Cherokee 140 and 180. “I really liked my plane because it didn’t have all of the newer high-tech functions, so I really was able to fly using my skills,” said Aushpreet.

There are now four pilots in the Brar family, with another on the way: The sisters’ younger brother is following in their footsteps and is excited to start his flight training next year.

Amelia Walsh

Communications and Research Specialist
AOPA Communications and Research Specialist Amelia Walsh joined AOPA in 2017. Named after the famous aviatrix, she comes from a family of pilots and is currently working on her pilot certificate.
Topics: Aviation Education Programs, Student

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