John David Duggar's wife Abbie defies patriarch Jim Bob's gender rules by earning her pilot license

JOHN David Duggar's wife Abbie is defying patriarch Jim Bob’s strict rules by being the first woman in the family to earn her pilot license. 

The Sun can exclusively reveal Abbie, 29, earned her student pilot certificate on August 20, 2020. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Abbie is “prohibited" from carrying passengers. 

Abbie is the first woman in Jim Bob and Michelle's family to obtain a pilot certificate, as her husband John David, and brothers-in-law Jeremiah, Josiah and Austin Forsyth all have their license. 

The Duggar women are mainly stay-at-home mothers.

This isn’t the first time Abbie has defied Jim Bob’s strict rules, as she works as a registered nurse. 

The Sun can confirm her license is active and expires in April 2022.

As Counting On fans know, the Duggar women typically work as stay-at-home moms with the exception of midwife licenses and social media promotions. 

Though Abbie has her pilot certificate, she hasn't revealed the accomplishment on social media. 

Flying is a common interest for the couple, as John David, 31, also flies and proposed to Abbie surrounded by planes. 

They also took wedding photos at an airport. 

The two often fly together to celebrate holidays and milestones, as they announced their pregnancy with daughter Grace, 1, while on a plane. 

They held a baby onesie that read: “Baby passenger on board.”

Abbie celebrated her birthday in April at the SUN 'n FUN airshow in Florida.  

John David and Abbie have not commented on brother Josh’s shocking child porn charges. 

Josh, 33, was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April 2021.

If convicted, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000 for each count. 

Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.

Josh’s trial was scheduled for July 2021, but he requested the hearing be postponed to February 2022 so a computer forensic expert “can examine his devices,” The Sun exclusively reported. 

The Sun also broke that the United States agreed to a three-month delay, but anything additional is “unnecessary.” 

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