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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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Ghana Youth Day 2019 London

Ghana is one of the countries that believe in her youth. They actively support the quote that says, “youths are the leaders of tomorrow.” As a result, the GYD annually celebrates her youth in an eventful ceremony tagged “Ghana Youth Day.” Some of the topics discussed this year, is in response to the outburst of knife and gun crimes amongst the youth, stemming from the sad loss of lives and the tearing apart of families and communities. Role models and key influencers were on board to engage the youth through mentoring sessions, careers advice and workshops.   READ ALSO:...

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Ghana Youth Day 2019 – Career Seminar

The 2019 Ghana Youth Day will be on Saturday, 7 September 2019     Time: 10:00 – 17:00 BST Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre Town Hall Approach Road London N15 4RX   FREE ENTRY REGISTER 👉🏾     The theme for the event is ‘Our Youth, Our Society, Our Future.’               SMADE of SMADE EVENTS is one of the Ghana Youth Day 2019 at The Ghana Youth Day 2019               Some of the issues that will be addressed includes: the rise of gun and knife crimes amongst the youth,...

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