Wednesday, 12 August 2009
15 year-old Kimberly Anyadike is the youngest African-American female to fly solo across the country. Anyadike made history by flying across country – logging 7,000 miles – from Compton to Newport News, Va., in 13 days. Kimberly, who started flying at the age of twelve years old, was accompanied by legendary Tuskegee Airman, Levi Thornhill.
Kimberly, who lives in Inglewood, was praised for her courage at flying a single-engine Cessna aircraft across America unsupervised, from Compton Woodley Airport to Newport News, Virginia, which are opposite parts of the country. And she has been honoured for the feat.
In her blaze of glory, Kimberly not only appeared on Cable News Network (CNN), but has also been hosted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California within a space of hours.
Source(s): Linda Ikeji, AllAfrica, The insider, CNN