Meet the Youngest Female Black Pilot in USA from Anambra, Nigeria

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Miracle Izuchukwu is a 25- year-old Pilot from Agulu, Anambra State who recently joined the elite group of 7% of females and 1% of Black female Pilots in the World.

She makes history as Youngest Black Female Pilot for commercial airlines in USA.

It started with telling her parents that she wanted to be a Pilot. At first, her parents didn’t see it as possiblity. When interviewed she recalled the difficulties she encountered while pursuing her dreams.

She noted that the environment didn’t encourage young girls to dream big.

“I grew up in a society that did not encourage young girls to dream big, Career wise. I remember watching lots of ‘TED Talks’ to give myself more insights on possible careers that might interest me…to no avail, She said.

In 2019, She had an encounter with an Airline Pilot while working as a Customer Service Rep. He opened her eyes to the possibility of becoming a Pilot. A few weeks, She went in a discovery flight that sealed it for her.

“I came home that day, called my father, and told him I was considering becoming a professional Pilot”

She further narrated her father’s remarks Thus, “If I get on a plane and see a woman as the pilot, I would get off the plane”

According to Miracle, the word could not explain the pain and confusion she felt because she needed that validation from the father.

Even her mom too was totally against it, her mom is a Nurse and wanted her to follow in her footsteps. Her mom felt that to survive in the United States, she needed to be a Nurse to put food on her table.

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But being a Nurse was not her passion. She does not want to be limited to the four walls of the clinic, She wanted to explore her World, So she followed her passion.

Today, that passion has paid off.

Miracle success story indicates that our dreams are valid if only we are willing to roll up our sleeves, put in the work and follow our passion.

However, In recent times Nigerians in diaspora have been making the Country proud, Virtually all the fields have at least a Nigerian breaking record in the name of the Country.

#Credit: AnambraPeopleNg

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James Moses is a 9News Nigeria news correspondent reporting from Jos, Plateau State. He is an experienced writer, journalist and blogger. He is passionate and flair for Politics, Sports and Entertainment reporting. Contact James Moses via his email address: jjmoses00@gmail.com

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