One of the Youngest Pilot in the African Continent
Kalengo Kamwendo, Zambia’s youngest pilot clocks 1000 hours.
Zambia’s Kalenga Kamwendo who became the country’s youngest pilot last year aged 20 years has achieved yet another remarkable milestone, having clocked up 1,000 hours last week. The achievement brings Kamwendo closer to the 1,500 hours mark, after which he can sit for the Senior Officer licence exams. Kudos!
Zambia’s Kalenga Kamwendo who became the country’s youngest pilot last year has achieved yet another remarkable milestone, having clocked up 1,000 hours last week while on a morning flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe.
Kamwendo made headlines last year when at the tender age of twenty years, he was hired by Proflight Zambia to be part of the their team of pilots, flying across the country and region.
The appointment last year effectively made Kamwendo Zambia’s youngest pilot, and just one year and nine months after joining Proflight, the First Officer has reached the 1000 hour milestone, the airline says.
Through hard work and great determination, Kamwendo is sitting pretty and things are looking good for the young pilot. According to Proflight, the achievement brings Kamwendo closer to the 1,500 hours mark, at which point he can sit exams to achieve his Senior Officer licence and “With a further 1,000 hours under is belt he can apply to become a captain”.
Kamwendo, who says on Twitter that he often “gets pulled over [by traffic police] for looking too young [9 out of 10]” is happy about his recent accomplishment.
“I have learnt a lot from the Proflight family and am happy to be part of the many achievements the airline has accomplished. Great expectations await me and am surely proud to be part of Proflight at 25 years,” Kamwendo tells Proflight.
Kamwendo’s accomplishment is being shared and celebrated across various social media platforms.