A young man is in the news after he made history after becoming a licensed pilot at just 17.
The lad, identified as William Moore, Jnr, attended the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy located in Northern Virginia (NOVA) for 3 years.
William Moore, Jnr was accepted to attend the Youth in Aviation Program (YIAP) via a scholarship, and he completed the program in style, finishing in the top 5% of his class.
In 2019, when he was only 17, William Moore became a licensed private pilot while still a high school student.
His flight lessons began on April 28, 2019, and 3 months later, on June 28, 2019, Williams Moore completed his first solo flight before he received his private pilot’s license (PPL) on his birthday, October 15, 2019.
Delta Air Lines selected and awarded him a scholarship to attend the National Flight Academy for a 2019 Summer Deployment. He learned so much and looked forward to attending again.
His parents are proud of him and praise his determination to achieve his goals. His mother, Kamesha Moore and father, William Moore, Snr, said, “We are so proud of our son. He set goals, was determined to pass his FAA exam the first time and also spoke into existence that he would achieve his PPL on his birthday.”
Now 21 years of age, William Jnr’s long-term goal is to become a commercial airline and cargo pilot. He also intends to serve as a military C-5/C-17/C-130 pilot.
He plans to share his experience with his peers, admonishing them that they can achieve their dream of becoming a PPL with hard work.