Meet – Miracle Izuchukwu, inspirational Commercial Pilot, International Flight Operations at NetJets and former Flight Attendant at American Airlines.
She is part of the elite group of 7% of females and 1% of black female Pilots in the world.
She moved from Nigeria to America to pursue nursing, but ended up joining the aviation industry as a flight attendant with American Airlines.
Against all odds, Miracle Izuchukwu obtained a Commercial Pilot License, a Private Pilot License and a Instrument Rated Pilot License from the Federal Aviation Administration, USA.
“I grew up in a society that did not encourage young girls to dream big, career-wise. I remember watching lots of TED Talks to give myself more insights on possible careers that might interest me…to no avail.”
“In 2019, I had an encounter with an Airline Pilot while working as a customer service representative. He opened my eyes to the possibility of becoming a Pilot. A few weeks later, I went on a discovery flight that sealed it for her.”
“I came home that day, called my father, and told him I was considering becoming a professional Pilot. He said, and I quote: ‘If he gets on a plane and sees a woman as the Pilot, he would get off the plane’ words cannot explain the pain and confusion I felt. I needed that validation.”
“Despite that, I believed that I would make it. I used that discouragement as fuel to keep myself going,” said Miracle Izuchuwu.
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