16-Year-Old Cleveland Girl Skips Over The Whole Driver's License Thing, Receives Her Pilot's Certificate Instead
"I don't even have my driver's license."
Flowers, a Cleveland native, will receive her private pilot’s license at the end of this school year, after receiving her student certificate this past summer, reports WKYC.
“I don’t even have my driver’s license,” she said.
“They only pick 20 students out of the whole entire country,” she said. “I just felt that it was a real accomplishment for me, and also a privilege to step on the same field the Tuskegee airman stepped on.”
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The high school student said the training was hard and admitted there were challenges on her last landing.
“I am extremely proud of my daughter. She made goals and she’s pretty much aced every goal,“ Ogletree said.
Flowers will join the small group of Black women pilots. According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, only 4.4% of airline transport pilots are women and only 2.7% are Black.