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Malik Sinegal Makes History as Youngest Black Certified Boeing 777 Pilot in the World

This 23-year-old is soaring to new heights as the youngest certified Boeing 777 pilot in the world, reports Daily Mail. Malik Sinegal is a recent college graduate from Mississippi who earned a degree in flight operations from Delta State University just last year. He wasn’t even aware that he had achieved such a big goal until he received a call from a Boeing representative to congratulate him last month. “The Triple 7 is one of the airplanes that people usually don’t touch until they’re around their forties or fifties or they’ve been at the airlines for a very long time,” said Sinegal in an interview with WXXV25. The Biloxi native said he’s always had his eye on Boeing 777 since experiencing what’s known as the world’s largest twinjet plane as a child. According to Daily Mail, in 2018, he continued down a path of alignment when he first got to enter the cockpit of his dream jetliner after he won a scholarship through his school. Next, as a junior commercial aviation major at Delta...

Nov 4, 2020

After 24 Years This Nigerian Went from Aircraft Cleaner to Aircraft Pilot, Meet Mohammed Abubakar

Mohammed Abubakar’s path to becoming a pilot was far from easy. The Nigerian native started his 24-year career in aviation as an airplane cleaner with a wage of about $0.50 cents a day. Now, he sports a pilot’s hat along with his pilot’s license. According to Black Culture News , after a failed attempt at enrolling in Kaduna Polytechnic, Abubakar decided to take a job with Kobo Air, as an airplane cleaner, a job many would pass on due to low wages. However, Abubakar took the job and was eventually promoted to ground staff and later to the cabin crew. Abubakar went on to work for Aero Contractors as a flight attendant where he was able to use his years of experience and add value to the company. Although the pay was much higher as a flight attendant, Abubakar wasn’t satisfied and still had dreams of becoming a pilot. With the help of his managing director Abubakar was able to enroll in a pilot training program located in Canada where he secured his private pilot’s license  and later...

Mar 3, 2020