Princess Salma bint Abdullah, the daughter of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, received her wings yesterday after successfully completing her pilot training.
The Princess completed both theoretical and practical pilot training and was presented with her wings by her father, King Abdullah, as the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, at Al Husseiniya Palace. Her mother, Queen Rania, and older brother, Crown Prince Hussein were both in attendance.
Others in attendance included the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti, Royal Jordanian Air Force commander, the commandant of the King Hussein Air College, and the wing commander at the college.
Princess Salma is the first young Jordanian woman who has completed the preliminary pilot training on fixed-wing aircraft, according to the Royal Hashemite Court.
Crown Prince Hussein praised his sister on his Instagram saying, “Brilliant and hard-working as always! Congrats on receiving your wings and here’s to more success and achievements.”
She also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst back in November from a Short Commissioning Course.
Princess Salma bint Abdullah was born on 26 September 2000 in Amman, Jordan as the second daughter and third child of King Abdullah and Queen Rania. She has one younger brother, Prince Hashem.