2/ Maitri's father Kantilal used to ferry people from Surat to Mumbai airport for a living and watch the planes take off and land. That's when he decided that his daughter would fly a plane. He even sold off a piece of his land to arrange fees for a flight training course in USA.
3/ After finishing class 12, Maitri left for the US to undergo this training programme. Having completed the 18-month course in just 12 months, she has returned to Surat. Setting eyes on the future, she now aims to fly the Boeing aircraft for which she will begin training soon.