Esther Kyokunda, on July 21, 2020 went down in the history of Uganda’s Civil Aviation after she was confirmed as the first ever certified female flight instructor. Precisely meaning that she’s the first and only female in Uganda who is certified to teach people how to fly planes.
The 25-year-old alumna of Flight Training College, George South Africa, was elated after receiving her Flight Instructors Rating. She announced the good news on her Twitter handle Sunday evening.
A flight instructor is a person who teaches others to operate aircraft. Specific privileges granted to holders of a flight instructor qualification vary from country to country, but very generally, a flight instructor serves to enhance or evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an aviator in pursuit of a higher pilot’s license, certificate or rating.
“Sometimes you gatta flex. So lemme flex small small. As of 21st July, 2020, I am the 1st female Certified Flight Instructor in Ug. Like I am the only female in this country that can teach people how to fly and I can’t wait for more to join me . Show me a harder flex please ??” the over-the-moon Kyokunda tweeted.
Kyokunda went to Kabojja Junior for her primary education, then to Maryhill High School for her O’level and Nabisunsa Girls’ School for A’level. From there, she enrolled at Flight Training College, George South Africa for her pilot training where she graduated and returned to Uganda for her practice.
Keep soaring Esther!