Did you know about Kimberly Anyadike?
Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, 15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike flew a single-engine Cessna cross-country from Compton, Calif., to Newport News, Va., in 2009. Kimberly was accompanied during the 13-day, 7,000 mile journey by Maj. Levi Thornhill, one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.
She became the youngest African-American female in history to pilot a round-trip, coast-to-coast flight
Kimberly learned to fly at 12 years old through the Compton-based Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which offers aviation lessons in an after-school program for disadvantaged youths.