Meet Zimbabwean teenage pilot who shatters aviation record
London, June 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A 19 year-old Zimbabwean flying sensation, has become the youngest pilot in the country after passing his aviation studies with flying colours.
Simbarashe Machigere was awarded a commercial pilot licence on May 5, 2019 by the East African Aviation School based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Before him, the youngest pilot in the country was 21 year old Mr Kalenga Kamwendo, who is based in Zambia
Kalenga is from Kitwe – a town with no airport in a country with a meager aviation industry. Yet in 2012, he flew a plane for the first time at Forty Three Air School at Port Alfred in neighbouring South Africa.
But in May, that record was shattered by Zimbabwean teenager pilot, Machigere who attained his qualification in style, after setting a new aviation academy’s record for flying solo at 29 hours of training.