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24-year-old on becoming a part of 1% of black female pilots in the world: 'Exhilarating feeling'

'I met a pilot that instilled in me the passion to become a pilot,' said the woman who achieved her dream at a young age.

24-year-old on becoming a part of 1% of black female pilots in the world: 'Exhilarating feeling'
Cover Image Source: Instagram/@pilot.mira

Despite immense progress in the last few decades, there are still certain industries in which women struggle to break through due to a variety of reasons. One of them is aviation. As per CAPA, the percentage of women working as airline pilots varies from 4% to 6%. There are a lot of reasons behind such as lack of representation and support from families. Therefore, whenever someone can make a run for it, it is guaranteed that it has been a whirlwind of struggle and resilience. Miracle's (@pilot.mira) journey has been no different. The 25-year-old not only broke through an industry traditionally difficult for women by becoming a pilot but also became the youngest black woman to achieve that feat, as reported by My Modern Met. Miracle constantly updates about her journey on Instagram to help others get through the difficult path with guidance.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Quintin Gellar
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Quintin Gellar

After getting the news that she would become a pilot, Miracle took to her social media to announce the development. She gave a heartwarming caption to the post, "Whoever it is praying for me, don’t stop, it’s working. I joined the elite group of 7% of female and 1% of black female pilots in the world. It’s an exhilarating, yet surreal feeling to introduce myself to the world as a Pilot. God dey o!" It featured her looking absolutely stunning donning her pilot uniform in a series of photographs. Seeing the reaction to the post she continued to share on social media how she reached this coveted spot in her life.

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Miracle's first follow-up post had her express pride over her achievement. She shared how all of what she had achieved was without the courtesy of any advantage. In her caption, she fittingly wrote, "Some of us are building from scratch. No inheritance, no connections, no backups. Just blood, sweat, and skills." At that time she was training to become an instrument-rated pilot, a pilot rating that certifies the ability to fly using technical instruments. She announced this in another post. This is a huge step for her towards getting commercial opportunities. 

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In a reel, she shared steps people need to take to become a pilot. The first step is doing proper research. Her suggestion is to go to a school in a nearby location. After studying about everything the students will have to choose between Part 141 or Part 61 route. Thereafter comes the step of discovery flight. This step gives a sneak peek into what people are getting themselves into as individuals take a 30-minute flight with a trained instructor. After taking the discovery flight she asks individuals to take a health test to understand whether they are fit for the profession. The next milestone to cover would be completing flight training. After this, the objective will be to get the pilot certificate. She wrote, "You need this before you solo a plane. Your first solo." The two phases to getting this certificate are the knowledge test and the practical test.  

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Due to her achievements, Miracle was announced as the first "I'm Enough" Ambassador by Forever Fresh. The post mentions that "Miracle is educating others on how to become a pilot and plans to continue encouraging young girls everywhere to follow their dreams of becoming aviatrices, especially girls in Africa." The post also updated that "she has just completed her multi-engine license but still needs over 1,000 flight hours" for her commercial dreams to come true. 

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