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Aviation news: First Rwanda Female Pilot…

Inspirational Stories: Meet Esther Mbabazi, the 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...

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Favour Odozor, Graduates as Youngest Commercial Licence Pilot

THROWBACK: 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...

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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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David Gyasi: The CW casts Interstellar alum in… Cordon pilot

‘Interstellar’ star David Gyasi will be a co-lead in drama pilot ‘Cordon’ for CW network… CW drama pilot Cordon has set its leads, casting David Gyasi (Interstellar), Christina Moses, Chris Wood and Kristen Gutoskie. Written by The Vampire Diaries and The Originals showrunner Julie Plec based on a Belgian format and directed by David Nutter, Cordon chronicles the aftermath of a deadly epidemic outbreak in Atlanta. Gyasi and Moses will play the central characters, marking the first time the CW has had a black leading duo….  Congrats David Gyasi! More about David Gyasi   Photo...

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