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Barrington Irving Jr. :First Black Pilot to Fly Around the World

Meet Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007  he became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo. He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, a Cessna 400, is named the “Inspiration.” The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days, approximately 145 Flight hours, almost 30 miles over 300,000 students following him and blogging him… On Saturday, May 31. Captain Irving spoke to the students of Lancaster ISD about his journey to becoming the youngest person to fly...

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At the age of 24, Esther Mbabazi made history as Rwanda’s 1st Female Pilot!

Esther Mbabazi is the first female pilot in the country of Rwanda and getting international attention for her achievements. The most remarkable aspect of Esther’s story is the fact that at the age of 8 her father was killed in a plane crash. One would assume that such a tragic occurrence would have dissuaded her from pursuing aviation; on the contrary, Esther used it to fuel her aspirations of becoming a pilot. She is fluent in five languages. Esther attributes her rise in the ranks to passion, hard work and...

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Tech Spotlight: Youngest Commercial Pilot In Zambia Kalenga

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 the driving...

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Happy Birthday Omotola Jalade Ekeinde!

Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka “Omosexy”  turns a older today!  Join African Celebs in wishing this phenomenal woman Omosexy  a wonderful birthday, more Success, Happiness and Good Health! Even though Omotola first starred  in the movie “Venom of Justice” in 1995, it was the film “Mortal Inheritance” that made her an instant hit!… Since then she has appeared in more than 300 movies…     More African Celebrities  Birthdays here   Named by TIME magazine as “100 most influential people in the world”…. Omotola is definitely making history around the world....

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Married For 35 years With 5 Daughters Who Are All Lawyers….

FBF- Inspirational Stories: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela, Meet Dr Tor Uja, the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and his wife Berry, They couple have been married for over 35 year and have 5 beautiful daughters:Nguemo, Wanter, Nguter, Nguuma, and Ushakuma All of them are qualified lawyers. History Makers! Join us in wishing this Nigerian family HUGE congrats and God’s blessings. Well done Dr Tor Uja and his wife Berry and daughters. You are such an inspiration!  We hope this story will change the views of all those who prefer...

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