Meet Your Top African Female Pilots Dominating The Aviation Industry

May 11, 2016 at 07:03 am | Uncategorized

Charles Ayitey

Charles Ayitey | Contributor

May 11, 2016 at 07:03 am | Uncategorized

(Photo: hotinjuba.com)

(Photo: hotinjuba.com)

Aluel Bol Aluenge
A refugee in Kenya during the ethnic and political conflict of South Sudan, Aluenge defied all odds by becoming a pilot in the airline industry. “I felt a twinge at not being able to do that [fly] myself. Knowing one’s history that deeply is a powerful thing. “It strengthens your spirit and without a strong spirit you really can’t do anything. I learned to be who I am here,” Aluenge reveals.

She holds the distinction of being the first female South Sudanese pilot working for Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Dubai.

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