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Besa Mumba: Zambia’s Youngest Commercial Pilot

Meet 19 year-old Besa Mumba, Zambia’s Youngest Commercial Pilot. Besa was born on 9th December 1996.  She  began her training with the Charlie 152 and then onto the Charlie 172 plane . After that she moved on to complex training, the Charlie 172 plane retractable to which she got her caravan rating when I got my commercial pilot license. Besa then went to get advanced training at semi flight  in South Africa. Upon her return to Zambia, she was offered a job with pro flight Zambia. Besa says  ”I’m so happy to be at the proflight my experience has been great...

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TBT: Esther Mbabazi: First Rwanda Female Pilot…

Esther Mbabazi wheels her bag towards the airstairs of the Boeing 737 sitting quietly on the tarmac at Kigali International Airport. Today she’ll be flying from Rwanda’s capital city to Juba in South Sudan. A short hop south with a flying time of around 1 hour and 20 minutes. But for Mbabazi, 26, it isn’t about the destination. As Rwanda’s first female pilot, it’s about the journey and her highest priority is to get passengers safely to their terminus. “Growing up I wanted to be a pilot when I was four,” says Mbabazi, who became a pilot for Rwanda’s...

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Youngest Commercial Pilot In Zambia Kalenga Wins Rising Star Award…

Tech Spotlight: Congrats! Youngest commercial pilot in Zambia Kalenga Kamwendo has won The Peer Rising Star Award in New York…. Kalenga was just 19 years old when he became Zambia’s youngest pilot. In an exclusive interview African celebs,  Kalenga Kamwendo told us about how it all started and some amazing events that he has coming up. African celebs: Please introduce yourself? KK: My name is Kalenga Kamwendo, I’m a 22 year old Zambian youth. I’m a commercial pilot working with Proflight Zambia on the British aerospace jetstream 3200 series. African celebs: Where are you from and why did you start? KK: I started because of passion; that should always be...

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Favour Odozor, Graduates as Youngest Commercial Licence Pilot

A 20-year-old Nigerian, Favour Odozor, has emerged as the youngest with the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) in both Nigeria and South Africa.  Mr. Odozor  (now 23) graduated alongside 15 other trained pilots at the Afrika Union Aviation Academy (AUAA), Mafikeng, South Africa  was described as the new hope of the African aviation industry. Capt. Allan Roebuck, Director of AUAA confirmed that Mr. Odozor completed all the 37 flying procedures in record time. Today, I can say he is the youngest commercial licence pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa.  “I cannot say now if he is the youngest African...

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French prosecutor: Germanwings pilot deliberately destroyed plane

Germanwings press conference live: Germanwings pilot deliberately destroyed plane , says French prosecutor… evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal crash. A recording recovered from the black box of the Germanwings plane crash indicates one of the two pilots was locked out of the cockpit.  “At this moment, in light of investigation, the interpretation we can give at this time is that the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander, and activated the button that...

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