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15-Year Old Girl Kimberly Anyadike became The Youngest African American Female Pilot To Fly Cross Country

Many of us find ourselves pushed to have low standards for our children.  The saddest part of it all is that our kids have abilities that we may never have even thought possible.  This young lady shows us what our kids can do when we set the bar high, please take a look.

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Kimberly Anyadike (born c. 1994) is known as the first African American teen to fly across the United States.[1] She flew from Compton, California to Newport News, Virginia in 2009. It took her 13 days to complete the flight The miles flown were 2,342. The plane used was a Cessna C-172. She was accompanied by safety pilot Ronnell Norman, a certified commercial pilot and Major Levi H. Thornhill, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot who at age 87, is a member of the elite Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II.

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Anyadike is from Compton, California. She paid for her flight lesson by working many regular jobs and odd jobs.

 

Sources: Wikipedia, Youtube, CNN

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