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The air race was yet another testimony that women can match, and even beat, their male counterparts on every count.

Completing the 900 nautical mile air race were 15 girls from the National Cadet Corps who acted as co-pilots. Each had over 100 hours of flying experience.

A thrilled NCC cadet Smita Patil climbs down from her Zenair micro-light aircraft after finishing the race. Smita, who is a second-year BSc student from Belgaum and belongs to the 8 Karnataka Air Squadron, was co-pilot to Wing Commander T S Chauhan.

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