As a child while growing up Banerjee liked planes and flying, becoming a pilot was her passion. She was the first woman of her times to break stereotypes and venture into this field.
She moved on to join Indian Air Lines at the Calcutta base in 1966 and later retired in November, 1988. It is heard that when she first approached then Central Aviation Minister Mr.Humayun Kabir to apply as a commercial pilot he was reluctant and instead offered her the post of a flight attendant.
- She became a Commander in the F27 turbo prop Aircraft 
- With the arrival of the B737 200 series she got herself type rated as a Jet Pilot to fly the Boeing737 
- She also flew the Airbus 300.
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