This Nigerian flew a transcontinental flight across the USA at 15

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Meet  Miss Kimberly Anyadike (born 1994) a pilot from Compton, California. In 2009, at the age of 15, she became the youngest Nigerian American woman to complete a transcontinental flight across the United States, from Los Angeles, California to Newport News, Virginia. Anyadike was accompanied by an adult safety pilot, and by a retired Air Force pilot who had served with the WWII Tuskegee Airmen.

Anyadike meets California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Her plane was autographed by about 50 Tuskegee airmen as she stopped at different cities across the US, and she completed the round-trip journey in a single-engine Cessna 172 in 13 days. In 2015, Anyadike received the first Young Aviator’s Award from the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of her achievements. In 2016, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with an undergraduate degree. Learn more and be inspired by this amazing sister

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