A pilot, who survived after his plane's wings came off, says he'll continue flying. Spectators at an air show in Argentina saw a small plane crash into the ground during a manoeuver. The pilot was strapped into his seat when he pulled his parachute, and the plane was lowered to the ground leaving him with little more than a burnt foot.
Fifteen year-old Kimberly Anyadike of Los Angeles flew across the country in 13 days (making about a dozen stops) with 87 year-old Tuskegee Airman Levi Thornhill. Anyadike learned to fly a plane and helicopter when she was 12 with the Compton-based Tomorrows Aeronautical Museum, which offers aviation lessons to at-risk youth and economically disadvantaged students through an after-school program. I wanted to inspire other kids to really believe in themselves, Amuadole said. She also wanted to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the U.S. Army Air Corps all-black combat unit that served during World War II. They left such a great legacy. I had big shoes to fill, she said. All they wanted to do was to be patriots for this country. They were told no, that they were stupid, that they didnt have cognitive development to fly planes. They didnt listen. They just did what they wanted to do.