Karachi: British aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor departed from Karachi to India on the next leg of her journey in her vintage open cockpit biplane on Wednesday.
Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command, saw her off.
Amjad Ali Toor, DG Civil Aviation Authority, was also present at the occasion, said a PAF statement issued on Wednesday.
Tracey had landed in Gwadar on Monday, where she was received by Squadron Leader Saira Batool, a lady officer from Pakistan Air Force; the other day, she reached Karachi and attended a media conference.
“When Amy Johnson landed here on May 10 in 1930, this was India. The world is a very different place now,” Tracey had said.
“Amy Johnson was creating a record when she set out to complete her journey within 15 days but did it in 19 by crashing her way into Australia. I am keen not to repeat that exercise,” she laughed.
Talking about the love she received in Pakistan, she said that she was overwhelmed by the general affection shown towards her by the people of Pakistan and the Pakistan Air Force in particular.
She had further said she would be sharing sweet memories and an entirely different perspective from Pakistan to the West.
“I am not flying in isolation. I have the honor to fly with Prince Nikolaos of Greece.”
From Pakistan, she will leave for India and then on to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia before crossing the Timor Sea to reach Australia by Jan 5, 2016.
After she arrives in Sydney, the plane will be shipped to America and flown across the US to complete the world flight in 2016.
The aviator started her journey from Farnborough, England, and flew across Europe and the Mediterranean to Jordan, over the Arabian desert and the Gulf of Oman.