Bessa Mumba – Zambia
She shattered Kamwendo’s record of being the youngest pilot in Zambia when she became the country’s youngest commercial pilot at the age of 19.
Now with Proflight Zambia, the 22-year-old enrolled in the South African Flight Training Academy in Heidelberg after high school in 2013.
She later took a more complex training at SIMU flight in Pretoria to obtain her Commercial Pilots Licence when she was 18.
Mumba has since been a copilot with Proflight Zambia, flying to various destinations in Zambia.
She first wanted to become a cabin crew member but later realized that being in charge of the aircraft is rather ideal.