Ghanaians drool over 1964 photo of first Ghanaian female pilot

Ghanaians drool over 1964 photo of first Ghanaian female pilot

Social media is lit and people are drooling after a photo of Ghana’s first female pilot, Melody Millicent Danquah, pops up in an old fashion style.

An inspiring photo of first Ghanaian female pilot in 1964, Melody Millicent Danquah, has surfaced on social media and some Ghanaians can’t have enough of her brilliance and fashion sense.

Well, not much to remark about her style because she wore what appears to be the official outfit.

The photo has sent chills down the veins of some commentators who have already described her as ‘’brave’’.

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Melody Millicent Danquah was born in Larteh Akuapem on 6 January 1937 to Ibinijah Rexford Addo-Danquah, who was a respected Court Registrar and Arbitrator of Larteh. And her mother was Selina Gyamfi Melody.

While others have touted her confidence and urged young girls to pursue their ultimate, another social media user sought to shame other women with Millicent’s extraordinary feat achieved over half a century ago.

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Millicent Danquah was chosen among the first three women towards the end of 1963 to be trained into the Ghana Air Force as pilots.

She successfully made the grade and the subsequent basic military training at the Ghana Military Academy.

On 22 June 1964, Flt. Cadet Danquah flew solo for the first time in a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft, becoming the first Ghanaian to fly an aeroplane solo.

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