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Zambia's youngest pilot clocks 1,000 flying hours

Posted 2 June 2016 · Add Comment

Zambia's youngest commercial pilot, Kalenga Kamwendo, has clocked 1,000 hours of flying with Proflight Zambia.

Kamwendo, aged 21, reached his 1,000th hour on a flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe, under two years since he began flying for the carrier.
 
At 1,500 hours, he can sit exams to achieve his Senior Officer license, and at 2,000 he can apply to be a captain.
 
“I told my family and friends when I got started as a commercial pilot that I would clock 1,000 hours when I reach 25 years of age, but I am happy that I have done it at 21 years. It is a big milestone for me and my career,” said Kamwendo.
 
“It’s quite a milestone for Kalenga, I encourage him to be level-headed, well composed and focused on his career. We as Proflight Zambia praise our young pilots for the hard work he has demonstrated from the time he started as a commercial pilot a year ago,” said director of Government and Industry Affairs, Captain Phillip Lemba.
 
Kamwendo flies on routes from Lusaka to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi and Kasama. 
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