KIMBERLY ANYADIKE

 

KIMBERLY ANYADIKE

Soaring Above the Eagles.

There still are many young people who are responsible, gifted, talented, productive determined, unwavering, and goal oriented. We want to encourage this generation to push through regardless of the economic challenges our nation is facing or any personal obstacles they encounter and continue to pursue and reach towards whatever their goal is! Isaiah 40 tells us that “we can soar on wings like eagles ” Kimberly actually soared above the eagles. Determination is a wonderful motivator. Here is one inspiring youth that did just that!

I had never even heard of Kimberly Anyadike, but I got excited when I heard what she had accomplished. Kimberly did not let her age, color nor financial situation deter her from reaching a noteworthy goal. Kimberly has persevered against all odds!

“15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike finished a historical record-breaking flight across the country, becoming what is believed to be the youngest African-American female to pilot an airplane from coast to coast.” She went from Compton California to Newport New VA and back. Accompanied with an adult safety pilot and a (87) eighty-seven year old World War II veteran, who actually flew with the Tuskegee Airman. They both were there to cheer her on and make sure she made the long journey safely. Kimberly goal was also to honor the many Tuskegee Airmen she met along the way.

Kimberly acquired her flight skills to navigate both an airplane and a helicopter from: Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton. Founder Robin Petgrave is an experienced, accomplished master pilot . Robin has many accomplishments, he has a wonderful relationship and rapport with the children. He is so gifted at his craft that he can actually land a helicopter on a “dime.” It is here Kimberly and participated in an after-school program that offers flight lessons to many underprivileged children and at risk children.

They have a fantastic unbelievable program here! They offer positive alternatives to drugs, violence, gangs, and destructive behaviors. The children, youth and young adults learn and acquire a multiplicity of engineering , flight and business skills throughout the program as well. They have children of all Colors from all walks of life! Many others are learning to soar, they have capable licensed pilots as young as (11) eleven years old. Here they are learning , lives are being changed and they are making a difference!

Their goal is to change communities and help children one at a time. They provide children a place off the streets. At the Tomorrow Aeronautical Museum they are known as “Aviation Angels.” Here Kimberly was motivated she also learned that the Tuskegee Airmen were told that they did not have the necessary intelligence or skill set to become Airmen. But history tells us otherwise. Their pictures are pasted throughout the museum. Kimberly says "They left such a great legacy," she said. "I had big shoes to fill. All they wanted to do was to be patriots for this country. They were told no, that they were stupid, that they didn't have cognitive development to fly planes. They didn't listen. They just did what they wanted to do."

Kimberly made many people proud of her. She represents a growing crowd of determined youth! It pays not to listen when you know that your goal is to be fruitful, productive and the outcome will be beneficial to many. The Tuskegee Airmen efforts made many years ago helped to encourage Kimberly as well as is continuing to encourage many others. During her amazing trek across the country Kimberly also made (13) stops . Those stops were to meet many of the Tuskegee Airmen who are still alive! There are a growing number of children that are gifted, talented, responsible and determined. Kimberly Anyadike is certainly one. We salute you Kimberly keep up the good work! You are inspiring and a wonderful role model for us all. You certainly are a true “Aviation Angel!”

There still are many young people who are responsible, gifted, talented, productive determined, unwavering, and goal oriented. We want to encourage this generation to push through regardless of the economic challenges our nation is facing or any personal obstacles they encounter and continue to pursue and reach towards whatever their goal is! Isaiah 40 tells us that “we can soar on wings like eagles ” Kimberly actually soared above the eagles. Determination is a wonderful motivator. Here is one inspiring youth that did just that!

I had never even heard of Kimberly Anyadike, but I got excited when I heard what she had accomplished. Kimberly did not let her age, color nor financial situation deter her from reaching a noteworthy goal. Kimberly has persevered against all odds!

“15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike finished a historical record-breaking flight across the country, becoming what is believed to be the youngest African-American female to pilot an airplane from coast to coast.” She went from Compton California to Newport New VA and back. Accompanied with an adult safety pilot and a (87) eighty-seven year old World War II veteran, who actually flew with the Tuskegee Airman. They both were there to cheer her on and make sure she made the long journey safely. Kimberly goal was also to honor the many Tuskegee Airmen she met along the way.

Kimberly acquired her flight skills to navigate both an airplane and a helicopter from: Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton. Founder Robin Petgrave is an experienced, accomplished master pilot . Robin has many accomplishments, he has a wonderful relationship and rapport with the children. He is so gifted at his craft that he can actually land a helicopter on a “dime.” It is here Kimberly and participated in an after-school program that offers flight lessons to many underprivileged children and at risk children.

They have a fantastic unbelievable program here! They offer positive alternatives to drugs, violence, gangs, and destructive behaviors. The children, youth and young adults learn and acquire a multiplicity of engineering , flight and business skills throughout the program as well. They have children of all Colors from all walks of life! Many others are learning to soar, they have capable licensed pilots as young as (11) eleven years old. Here they are learning , lives are being changed and they are making a difference!

Their goal is to change communities and help children one at a time. They provide children a place off the streets. At the Tomorrow Aeronautical Museum they are known as “Aviation Angels.” Here Kimberly was motivated she also learned that the Tuskegee Airmen were told that they did not have the necessary intelligence or skill set to become Airmen. But history tells us otherwise. Their pictures are pasted throughout the museum. Kimberly says "They left such a great legacy," she said. "I had big shoes to fill. All they wanted to do was to be patriots for this country. They were told no, that they were stupid, that they didn't have cognitive development to fly planes. They didn't listen. They just did what they wanted to do."

Kimberly made many people proud of her. She represents a growing crowd of determined youth! It pays not to listen when you know that your goal is to be fruitful, productive and the outcome will be beneficial to many. The Tuskegee Airmen efforts made many years ago helped to encourage Kimberly as well as is continuing to encourage many others. During her amazing trek across the country Kimberly also made (13) stops . Those stops were to meet many of the Tuskegee Airmen who are still alive! There are a growing number of children that are gifted, talented, responsible and determined. Kimberly Anyadike is certainly one. We salute you Kimberly keep up the good work! You are inspiring and a wonderful role model for us all. You certainly are a true “Aviation Angel!”

 

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This is truly amazing and inspirational!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Brilliant girl she really is quite wonderful!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for this wonderful hub about this lovely little girl. She must be very happy. Your photographs of the flying event are phenomenol . God Bless You Dear Heart.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars, You are quite welcome! This is one determined young lady! We all can be inspired by her! Thank you for stopping by to share! In His Love, Peace & Blessings!


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

DeBorrah Amazing. I did not know 15 year old girls could get a license to fly. You wrote an awesome tribute to Kimberly and aviation angels. Your writing is like fesh music, it flows. I am sure Kimberly is grateful you honored her achievement. Thats Deb for you. You are a woman of valor and integrity. I love ya sis. Thanks for a precious share. I voted up and awesome.

Kimberly rocks. Many Blessings sister.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Skye, Thank You! I am always blessed by you! You are a real gem your sincerity is evident!

This was such an inspirational story I was touched and compelled... I knew it was important to share! Kimberly is truly an "Aviation Angel!" She is an excellent example of courage as well as what one can accomplish or achieve when they perservere! Praise GOD!

Yes Kimberly rocks and thank you again for taking time to stop by and share your encouraging words! You are always a delight!

In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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creativelycc 5 years ago from Maine

Awesome story, Kimberly is a wonderful role model for young people. This proves that a young person can accomplish their goals with determination and perseverance. God bless this young lady and thank you DeBorrah for this wonderful hub!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Creativelycc, Kimberly is a marvelous young role model! No doubt her "determination and perserverance" is an inspiration to all she comes in contact with... You are so welcome this was a pleasure to share. Thank you for stopping by; Please do come again.

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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