Ghanaians Drool Over 1964 Photo of First Ghanaian Female Pilot

Ghanaians Drool Over 1964 Photo of First Ghanaian Female Pilot

  • A photo of Ghana's first female pilot has emerged on social media
  • Melody Millicent Danquah was photographed in her official working uniform
  • The stunning frame has gained traction online

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Social media is buzzing with many users drooling over a photo of the first Ghanaian female pilot, Melody Millicent Danquah.

The inspiring photo of Melody Millicent Danquah, which was captured in 1964, has surfaced on social media, and Ghanaians can’t have enough of her brilliance and fashion sense.

In the shot, Melody posed in her uniform, flaunting her flawless legs.

1964 photo of first Ghanaian Female Pilot
Ghanaians Drool Over 1964 Photo of First Ghanaian Female Pilot Photo credit: Ghana the Black Star of Africa
Source: UGC

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

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While others have touted her confidence and urged young girls to pursue their ultimate, others sought to shame other women with Millicent's extraordinary feat.

Millicent was chosen among the first three women towards the end of 1963 to train in the Ghana Air Force as pilots.

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

On June 22, 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 airplane solo.

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