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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Female ZAF pilot urges women to join her

General News Female ZAF pilot urges women to join her

FILE: First Lady Esther Lungu  with  female pilots during the official  Launch of Women in  Aviation Zambia Chapter at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Thursday, July 14,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FILE: First Lady Esther Lungu with female pilots during the official Launch of Women in Aviation Zambia Chapter at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Thursday, July 14,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

A female student air crew officer from the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) has called for more women to join the aviation industry for the benefit of the country.

Second Lieutenant Florence Mbewe says Zambians, particularly women, should consider taking up aviation as a career choice to not only increase the manpower but also foster gender equality in the industry.

Lieutenant Mbewe told ZANIS in Port Alfred of South Africa that women should be actively involved in the aviation industry and should not feel inferior to their male counterparts.

Lieutenant Mbewe leads a team of eight air crew officers undergoing training in commercial Pilot course at 43 Air School of South Africa.

Members of her team include second lieutenants Joseph Kauseni, Simwala Maiba, Willie Mayaba, Andrew Monde, Nsofwa Njilika, Costa Nsemukila, and Kankinza Tolodi.

And 43 Air School Flight Manager, Kyle Menin, lauded the students saying they were determined and committed to their work and responsibilities.

Mr. Menin called for increased collaboration between Zambia and South Africa in terms of boosting aviation standards in both countries.

Meanwhile, ZAF Chief of Training Brigadier General Henry Nyundu said he was impressed with the performance of the air crew students who have shown resilience and commitment to their work and careers.

Brig. General Nyundu disclosed that the eight officers had undergone intensive training which has fully equipped them to handle various weather situations in their respective flying careers.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. CONGRATULATIONS ALL WOMEN PILOTS IN ZAMBIA. AS ALREADY SAID, WOMEN SHOULD OPT FOR SUCH CAREERS. THERE’S NOTHING THAT SHOULD STOP WOMEN IN ZAMBIA FROM BECOMING PILOTS OR PLUMBERS. THESE CAREERS AND OTHERS ARE ALL FOR BOTH GENDER.

  2. My friend there’s So much corruption in ZAF. The amount of corruption stinks. How do you just employ your relatives when there’s a lot of capable people around? Recruitment isn’t done on merit my dear. Much as someone would want to join, if there’s no backing, nothing happens

  3. Women to JOIN ZAF and succeed must Give in to their bosses their fruit and it must be eaten in all angles ,obtuse,right angle and acute angles. The munching is done at recruitment, in service for promotions and after retiring (To get one’s benefits)

  4. @Truth, very true my friend. still congrats Florence. but who is Florence Mbewe from the file photo?

  5. The corruption involved in getting recruited by ZAF is sickening. Those women will have to be bululu’s to people in ZAF or govt to get in. I’m sure that woman can name at least 5 bululu’s off the top of her head.

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