“I look at the fact that when I am in the airplane, the aircraft knows no sex as it depends on my input even if I am a woman. I can also give it the right steering for it to respond correctly,” says Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba.
Muwamba just made history and broke many stereotypes by becoming the first female pilot for the Zambia Air Force (ZAF). The 24-year-old is a second lieutenant of ZAF. She is just as good as any other pilot the air force has; gender notwithstanding. The stride she has made in qualifying to become a pilot warrants recognition as she is the first woman to do so. No doubt her achievement will inspire more women to follow suit and even reach greater achievements that for long have been presumed to be preserved only for men.
Muwamba was born in 1992, in a family of six. She completed her …
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