Jerusalem – On Wednesday it was announced that the tenacity of a married mother of three from Jerusalem finally paid off, with her becoming the first Haredi woman ever to be accepted into El Al’s pilot training program. reports that Nehama (full name not disclosed) will begin the training program this coming November.

Nehama—-a Beit Yaakov school graduate who lives in the Haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem along with her husband and three children—-is a licensed American pilotwho began flying the U.S. at age 20.

Having completed all other minimum requirements for entry into El Al’s pilot training, Nehama persevered in finally accumulating the rigorous number of flying hours required by returning to the U.S. annually.

“My dream has always been to be an active pilot,” Nehama said.

As reported by Vos Iz Neias