Refilwe Ledwaba: SA’s first female black helicopter pilot

– – Refilwe Ledwaba was training as a cabin crew just to enable her secure a source of income to pay off her student loan. But that job fast became a stepping stone helping her reach even higher heights in South Africa. Although she felt more at home in the cockpit, Ledwaba says her colleagues encouraged her to become a pilot. One of her friends, a pilot himself, offered to train her for free if she can cover the cost of the fuel. In 2005, Ledwaba finally got the chance…

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