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August 21, 2009

Kimberly Anyadike Youngest African-American Female to Pilot Cross-Country



"Unlike most teenagers, Kimberly Anyadike did not spend her summer vacation at the pool or in the malls, rather, the 15-year-old, participated in a program that deals with wind shear, touchdown zones and the center of gravity at an interactive aviation museum on the West Coast."

"Anyadike, a student pilot at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum [TAM] in Compton, Calif., said that her interest in aviation was piqued three years ago when she first learned about the innovative program that offers minority students hands-on flight instruction and an introduction to opportunities in the field of aviation."

"After three years of working full-time for flight time, Anyadike made history as the youngest African American female to fly across country – logging 7,000 miles – from Compton to Newport News, Va., in 13 days. Although it was a solo flight for the enthusiastic teenager, she had the benefit of a legend in the cockpit behind her." Continue reading here

Thanks to MBI

3 comments:

Execumama said...

Goose bumps! That's what I got when I read this post. Thank you for sharing! I am SO proud of her!

Tiffany,Ebony Intuition said...

I've always wanted to learn how to fly a plane,and I will one day.

glennishamorgan said...

wow big ups to her

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