15 Year Old Teen Becomes Youngest Black Pilot to Fly Cross-Country

15 year old Kimberly Anyadike (seriously…Nigerians are winning EVERYWHERE) sited the Tuskeegee Airmen as one of her greatest sources of inspiration that spurred her fly a single-engine plane from her hometown of Compton, California to Newport News, Virginia.

Her journey solidified her as the youngest black female pilot to make the trek, which took 13 days. Kimberly learned to fly just three years ago through a local program, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which provides aviation lessons for disadvantaged youths.

Kind of amazing when you think about it – she can’t even drive for another year, but flew across the world.

She was accompanied by an adult safety pilot and 87 year old Levi Thornhill, one of the original Tuskeegee Airmen of WW2.

This is a great example of how we as a community can excel if we are simply allowed access to alternative opportunities and resources.

Congratulations Kimberly!

 

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