Meet South Africa’s First Black Female Police Pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba
January 22, 2020
“I never thought aviation or becoming a pilot was a viable career choice for me as I have never seen anyone that looks like me following that career,” that is a quote from Refilwe Ledwaba, South African Police Service’s first female pilot.
After flying both helicopters and airplanes as police officer, Ledwaba has since left the police and now spends her time as an instructor. She’s getting girls interested in the aviation industry.
Ledwaba founded the Southern African Women in Aviation and Aerospace Industry and is now on a mission to change the historical idea that aerospace is a “boys club”. She is doing so through the “Girl Fly Programme in Africa Foundation” (GFPA).
Read more: Meet South Africa’s First Black Female Police Pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba (face2faceafrica.com)
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