First ultra-Orthodox female pilot flies PM to Greece

Nehama Spiegel Novak, a mother of four, put herself through aviation studies in the States and has recently finished the El Al pilots' course.
Photo credit: Moshe Shai, Flash 90/Channel 2 News

Nehama Spiegel Novak, who has made history by becoming Israel's first-ever ultra-Orthodox female pilot, was the co-pilot on the plane that flew Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to a summit in Greece.

Novak, a mother of four living in Jerusalem, was accepted into the pilots' course of national flag carrier El Al in 2015, which she finished successfully just a few months ago.

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