El Al, Israel’s national airline, welcomed its first Druze flight attendant.

“During our first-ever flight when I was 4 years old, I held my father’s hand and told him, ‘I want to be like her,’ ” Merach Kara told Ynet.

Despite being a minority and from a culture where it is uncommon for women to fly solo—let alone, work on a plane—Kara told the outlet that her family has been supportive.

“They’re aware of the hardships of my work … but they accept it,” she said.

“Merach is very brave, and I love her stubbornness,” her father told Ynet. “We’re proud that she chose to work at El Al. It’s part of us, and it’s important that she chose this path. I wish her all the luck in the world, and I’m sure she can achieve whatever she puts her mind to.”