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Admira Antonio, 29, Becomes First Female Airline Pilot in Mozambique’s History

On 16 June, she was named captain of an Embraer 145 (a 50-passenger jet) belonging to a subsidiary of Mozambique Airlines (LAM), the national aviation company.

Admira Antonio began her career at Mozambique Airlines in 2013, following training at the Lanseria Flight Center in South Africa in 2011, where she completed her first 35 hours of flying. In 2012, she completed an additional training at “43 Air School” of the South African Flight Training Academy, obtaining a professional pilot’s license. In January 2013, she traveled to France where she specialized in piloting Embraer-145 aircraft as co-pilot. 

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According to Mozambique Airlines, Admira Antonio demonstrated an excellent professional performance and received the best ratings from the captains with whom she flew. When she undertook more than 3,500 flying hours, she applied to become a captain, which she was granted.

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Written by How Africa

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