ADMIRA ANTONIO BECOMES MOZAMBIQUE’S FIRST FEMALE AIRLINE PILOT
29-year-old Admira Antonio made history recently after she was named the captain of an Ember 145 (a 50 passenger jet) belonging to a subsidiary of Mozambique’s Airline LAM making her the first female commercial pilot of the state.
In 2013, Amira started her career with LAM after her experience with MEX group as a cadet, where she took a course for private pilots that added 26 hours of flying experience to her already accumulated 35 hours of flying time she got at South African flight school, in Lanseria Flight Center 2011.
In January 2013, she travelled to France where she specialized in piloting Embraer-145 aircraft as a co-pilot.
According to Mozambique Airlines, Admira demonstrated an excellent professional performance and received the best ratings from the captains with whom she flew. She also undertook in more than 3,500 flying hours which is required to qualify as commander.
She later applied to become a captain, at the airline which was granted due to her experience, hard work and professionalism.
Congrats Admira Antonio!