Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.
Ever since she was a little girl, Captain Suwapich Wongwiriyawanich, also known as "Captain Windy", has always wanted to become a pilot. Now, she's able to live her childhood dream every day. As one would imagine, making that dream a reality was no easy feat. "The biggest challenge for me back then was the limited opportunities for women in the aviation industry," Captain Windy shares. "So when I was able to become the first female pilot of AirAsia Thailand, it felt like a significant milestone has been achieved, not just for me but also for all women who aspire to become pilots."
Fill in the blank: I am a pilot, a certified fitness instructor and nutritionist, and a __________.
A dog lover. I have three chihuahuas at home and I enjoy spending time with them. I believe that dogs are truly our furry best friends. Every time I come back from a flight, they greet me with their wagging tails and all my tiredness just disappears.
How do you feel about being the first female pilot on the AirAsia x Thailand team?
Being a pilot has always been my childhood dream and being able to do a job that I love is a privilege that I'm grateful for. Even though becoming a pilot is not a common career choice for women, I'm glad to say that my male colleagues don't treat me any differently. In fact, they value my capabilities and contributions to the team.