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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