This past weekend, 15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike broke a record by being the youngest African American female to pilot a plane cross-country.
Kimberly flew from Compton, CA to Newport News, VA and back making 13 stops along with way. She was joined by an adult safety pilot and Levi Thornhill, an 87-year-old World War II veteran who flew with the Tuskegee Airmen, an all African-American combat unit in the U.S. Army Air Corps (part of the reason for her voyage was to honor the unit).
She learned to fly both an airplane and a helicopter at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton, which is an after-school program that offers aviation lessons to underprivileged and at-risk youth.
I think this is such a cool story! And what an amazing child to be brave enough to tackle this on!
Did you hear about this? Do you know any amazing kid stories?